Isosceles #4: Slytherin Snape's Dilemma
In Texas, United States
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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.
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- The area has an abundance of serpent-like vinesThere are vines all over the cache area that resemble snakes in various twisted poses.
- The cache is near the base of this treeThe cache is near the base of this tree
- The cache is over a nest of snake-like vinesThe cache is strapped to a branch near a tangle of vines that reminded me of a nest of snakes. Perfect setting for a cache named for the head of Slytherin House!
Last Updated: on 1/29/2017 2:53:30 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (10:53 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum