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Eagle Fire

Hidden: 6/27/2001
In California, United States
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The Intro: The first multi-cache in San Lorenzo Valley. A series of puzzles are to be solved at various locations, most of historical value, which will then lead you to the cache. You must solve for (?) in each equation then plug that into the coordinates for the final location of the cache. Puzzles #1 through #6 can be solved in any order but they have been arranged in a South to North order for your convenience. Puzzle # 7 must be completed after all other puzzles are solved for.

The Story:

Puzzle #1 - Going to start you off with a simple math problem to get you warmed up and in the mood. 275576 divided by 7448 = ?? (N ??º XX.XXX) Easy huh? OK, let's continue on.

Puzzle #2 - Located @ N 37º 03.125 / W 122º 04.401
Locate Featherstone's beauty. When you find her you will find the year that Featherstone arrived in San Lorenzo Valley. The last digit of the year (XXX?) gets plugged into (N XXº 0?.XXX)

Puzzle #3 - Located @ N 37º 03.046 / W 122º 04.274
At one time, it was the only entry into the town of Felton. Subtract the year of it's retirement from 2782 (updated April 22, 2007). Let this equal ??? and then plug this into (N XXº XX.???)

Puzzle #4 - Located @ N 37º 05.431 / W 122º 05. 360
This public place of worship was the first in what year? Subtract 1768 from the year and this will equal ???. Plug this number into (W ???º XX.XXX)

Puzzle #5 - Located @ N 37º 06.454 / W 122º 06.522
Locate Mr. J. Dean at the place where the river runs through it. Count the rungs on the ladder next to him and then add 4 to that number. This will give you ?? which you can then plug into (W XXXº ??.XXX)

Puzzle #6 - Located @ N 37º 07.442 / W 122º 07.326
This patriotic Odd Fellows building originated in what year? Subtract that year from 2620 (updated April 22, 2007) which will then equal ???. Plug this number into (W XXXº XX.???) You have now solved for the coordinates of the cache.

Puzzle #7 - Located @ N 37º 09.525 / W 122º 11.837
Park your vehicle at this coordinate and put on your hiking boots. Be sure to bring the cache coordinates and plenty of water. "The bear will lead the way!"

The End.

August 26, 2006: This cache was adopted by 50sumtin who has repositioned the cache and updated the cache page effective this date.

April 22, 2007: Checked on the cache this morning and it is not where I had placed it. Vandalism in the area has increased and I presume that the cahe has been muggled. The replacement cache is a green ammo box that is well-hidden at the base of a tall tree under sticks and pine needles.

Cache coordinates taken with a Magellan Sportrak Pro.

Tbbq yhpx!

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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