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Mystery Cache

Geocaching: 101

Hidden : 3/4/2006
In Illinois, United States
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is for geocaching newbies and enthusiasts. We learned a lot while we put this together and we hope it will entertain, if not educate, others.

The coordinates listed above are BOGUS, they will place you in the water! You don't need to go swimming, so keep reading:

{We replaced the container and sorted out the items in the cache. Looks like the cache had been squashed... the new container should hold up better than the last one.}

In order to find the actual location of the cache:
1) Answer the multiple-choice questions below. Each answer corresponds to a number.
2) Plug the corresponding numbers into the format:

W 087 FG.HIJ

TNLN stands for
4 - turned north, lost numbers
3 - tried new, luckier numbers
5 - took notes, left numbers
2 - took nothing, left nothing

GPS relies on a system of
7 - spaceships
1 - cell towers
8 - satellites
3 - gamma beams and microwaves

The most current geodetic datum used by GPS, for geocache listings, and by GPS receivers is
9 - WGS84
5 - NAD27

WP stands for
2 - water is potable
9 - wicked porcupines
0 - waypoint
4 - warped point of view

Global Positioning System was developed by:
3 - KGB
6 - NASA
8 - FBI
1 - US Department of Defense

In the beginning of the sport, Caches were originally called
2 - geoboxes
9 - cachetainers
5 - stashes
4 - letterboxes

A precursor to using GPS, using 1:20,000 scale maps, existed in the 1980s near
3 - Stockholm, Sweden
5 - Greater Helsinki, Finland
1 - Portland, Oregon
8 - Kenosha, Wisconsin

Select Availability, the scrambling of GPS signals to limit accuracy during civilian use, was turned off on
2 - March 1, 2000
0 - March 3, 2000
9 - May 1, 2000
8 - May 3, 2000

The first box of trinkets, with coordinates listed on the worldwide web, was placed outside of
0 - Portland, Maine
1 - San Francisco, CA
4 - Portland, Oregon
8 - Austin, Texas

TB, in geocaching slang, stands for
6 - travel bug
0 - tuberculosis
1 - top to bottom
9 - too beautiful

The cache is a camouflaged, small, container. Please use public property to approach and exit the cache, and leave the cache hidden as you found it. Happy caching!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Sbe nafjref, ersrerapr cntrf:
"SNDf Nobhg Trbpnpuvat",
"Gur Uvfgbel bs Trbpnpuvat",
Gur nafjre gb T vf Terngre Uryfvaxv.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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There are no Trackables in this cache.



93 Logged Visits

Found it 76     Didn't find it 5     Write note 8     Publish Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 3     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 5/1/2014 3:11:20 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:11 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum