A day at the races?
In Illinois, United States
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A historical marker with a racing theme. Finding the sign (where the coordinates take you to) is just the beginning. Terrain is pretty easy, but there's some calculating (your choice on how you do it) to do to find the actual location of the cache.
I meant for this cache to be placed on our 4-year caching anniversary. Missed it by a few days, but it's close enough.
Finding the true cache is easy enough - it's located right on the old track. Oh but, then again, the track isn't there anymore. Hmmmm, well that's the challenge then isn't it?
A couple of useful facts and bits of information that might help some (OK, most are downright required to figure this mess out):
1. The sign/marker is located on the old track, as is the cache itself
2. The sign/marker is the starting/ending point for any/all races.
3. The center of the track is 317.3 degrees true from the sign/marker
4. The cache is located ~2 horselengths short of the 3/4 pole
5. Conventional horse racing rules apply, except that the track is assumed to be a circle in this case
6. While it won't matter much - the world is assumed to be flat
7. Make note of how many barns plus stalls there were - you'll need this total once you figure out where the cache is, but not before
Well there you go, easy enough for you racing fans out there - have a fun day at the races!!!
NOTE: Congrats to Maleki on the find. As noted in his log, the cache is not in any area posted as private property! If your solution takes you to such an area, you may need to go back and truly understand the meaning of #4 & #5 above.
(No hints available.)
Last Updated: on 8/23/2013 3:47:18 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:47 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum