Mystery Cache

Isosceles #4: Slytherin Snape's Dilemma

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Hidden : 2/11/2007
In Texas, United States
3.5 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A camoflaged container hidden in a tangle of snakelike vines near a large oak tree. The setting of this tree reminds me of Professor Snape's dilemma, the head of Slytherin House standing neutrally between two groups with opposite intentions.

This cache is one of several in a series.

All of the caches are puzzles that involve solving for the location of the apex of an isosceles triange. The base of the isoceles triangle is the line that connects two water towers in Kingwood.

Tower #1 is located on Kingwood Drive near East End Park.
Its coordinates are: 30° 3.5293 -95° 9.3855
UTM coordinates: X= 292115 Y=3327263

Tower #2 is located on Woodland Hills Drive near the High School Agricultural Sciences Barn.
Its coordinates are: 30° 1.9972 -95° 13.0668
UTM coordinates: X= 286144 Y=3324545

The apex of this triangle is north of the baseline. The triangle baseline is 2.348873 times as long as the triangle height.

The cache is about 4' above ground level. See the photo gallery for some views of the location.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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