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One Degree of Separation: A Micro-LJTXHiker

A cache by Texas Dreamweaver
Hidden : 12/16/2006
In Texas, United States
1.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache was hidden as part of the One Degree of Separation Geocaching Project. Visit or ODS:PRIME (GCVR2F) for more info.

In November 2006, while on a business trip, fivesecrethunters and I spent a stormy rainy night caching our way through Nashville. A specific cache name caught our attention, ODS: LJTXHiker (On The Hill) by TEAM NAB (GCWR21).

Seeing the name of a SouthEast Texas cacher on a cache 700 miles from home was not going to be left unfound. We really had fun that night (although we were soaked to the bone) and I just thought that I should pass some of that fun along to you.

LJTXHiker prefers caching in the deep woods, rugged terrain and insurmountable obstacles. I thought that it would only be right if this cache imbodied all of those characteristics. But, ODS seeds are micros and so I have made this a “micro hike”. Even if you dread bushwhacking, you will still have fun with this one.

I have left trail markers all along the way. You might want to bring a good pair of hiking boots, walking stick, flashlight, mosquito repellant and plenty of water. An extra pair of socks might be necessary. As always, be careful when you are in such heavy terrain and be sure to waypoint your car so that you can get back.

At the posted coordinates, you will see a tall marker that will light your way. On this marker is a six-digit number. These values are represented in the formulas below as ABCDEF. Arriving at WP2, if you can gain control of the situation, you will find a four-digit number represented as GHIJ. WP3 is a danger area with a warning sign. Find the last six letter word in the warning. Apply a standard alphabet-number substitution code where A=1, B=2, etc., One of the letters is repeated… only use it the first time. This will only give you five values for WP3. The values for this waypoint are KLMNO. If you have done everything correctly, this should bring you to WP 4. This final marker has what appears (at first glance) to be a two-digit number and is represented as PQ.

Use the following formulas to find your way to each waypoint until you find the final cache.

WP2 = N 29° {C}{A/B}.{B-D}{C+E+F}{F} W095° {B+D}{F}.{C}{B-D}{A}

WP3 = N 29° {G-I}{C}.{H-J}{G}{H-J} W095° {I}{I+J}.{H+J}{G}{I}

WP4 = N 29° {M-(N+L+O)}{I-J}.{N-N}{K-B}{A} W095° {O}{F}.{C}{C}{K+L}

WP5 (final) = N 29° {P+E}{C+Q}.{Q}{A}{O-M} W095° {P+P}{F}.{C}{J}{L}

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Congratulations to PiMan314 on FTF and thanks for making the proper adjustment to the final formula. Math teachers...gotta love them.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fbeel guvf vf n uvxr, ab uvagf

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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