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Mystery Cache

Ten Equals Eight Right?

Hidden : 8/20/2006
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Supergoober will be helping me with any maintenance on this geocache while I am out of town. If you have any concerns, you can contact either of us.



This is a somewhat difficult 7 part multi-cache that requires a bit of a hike and a little more thinking. It will definitely test your hiking and your arithmetic skills! Consider it Skywatcher Gorge, with a twist!


The posted coordinates will take you to the start of a farm road. The farm is owned by my brother-in-law's family, so use courtesy when driving down the road. Record the total number of letters on the sign and continue to the parking area. Note: Only use one side of each part of the sign, not the front and back of each. (Thanks Supergoober!)



4x4 Parking is available at N41 44.215, W091 32.513
Non 4x4 Parking is available at N41 44.217, W091 32.421



The second stage of this journey can be found at N41 44.216, W091 32.527. From here on, the remaining points will contain coordinates to find the next stage, and clues to find the final cache. This journey will require trekking through an un-maintained portion of the Coralville lake access area, so remember to think on your toes! There is no drinking water available out here, so I would highly recommend taking some with you, especially on a hot summer day. This is a hunting area so I may disable this cache at certain times for safety. Remember to replace the containers as you found them.



Notice: The terrain can be rather difficult in certain areas even during daylight, so I would advise against hunting this one at night.
BIG NOTICE: This area is used periodically for public hunting, so use caution. You can check the Iowa DNR website for a listing of seasonal hunting dates.


The cache is available during winter! and 24/7!

Also, please log your DNFs so I can keep track of how my micros are doing.





Starting Contents:
YJTB #0402
Geocoin Club Geocoin :cyrnfr qb abg fgrny guvf pbva
Supergoober's Iowa Geocoin
SM_IC's Geocache America Geocoin
GJTB "Eaglehead Mountain (MT)"
GJTB "Whites Mountain (MT)"
WJTB Parrish
WJTB Tallon
Some bouncy balls
A couple of meal tickets
2 Mardi Gras Tokens



Update: 9/9/06
Congratulations to SM IC/The Tomboys on their combined effort for a FTF!



Update 11/19/06
I was stumbled upon the Geodetic Survey Marker that Supergoober found, and confirm its existance! It is not in the geocaching database, so we are unable to log it, but if you would like the chance to search for it, check out N41 44.353, W091 32.530. It is located on the farmers side of the fence, but is only 2-3 feet from it, so you can view it without going over the fence. Don't jump the fence! It's private property, and it's also a double barbed fence, and serious injury could occur!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Cneg 1: Vg'f ersyrpgvir ng avtug
Cneg 2-6: N tbbq pnpure qbrfa'g arrq n uvag sbe gurfr
Cneg 7: Vs lbh trg jrg srrg, lbh arrq gb jbex ba lbhe onynapr; vs lbh raq hc fjvzzvat, lbh arrq gb trg n pyhr, naq erqb lbhe zngu

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 10/19/2014 4:24:42 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:24 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum