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Tribute to "Geocache GC45" (Bay of Plenty)

A cache by Xmuggle Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/25/2007
3 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Coordinates listed on this geocache are for a large rock near the entrance to the Rest Area. You will have to solve the puzzle to find the Coordinates of the geocache. Please Note: This cache is located on flat terrain and shouldn't take anymore than 15 minutes.

Tribute to "Geocache GC45 by pcmke"

Link to Geocache GC45 by pcmke This is the oldest cache in New Zealand and the Southern Hemisphere.

The original cache by pcmke was placed on the 12th May 2000. This was the first recorded "Geocache" in NZ. It may also have had the distinction of being the first 'muggled' cache. It has since been archived with no recorded online logs.

Most of the caches at this time were simply entitled "Geocache by the username" of the owner. The cache description often contained only the coordinates and a short description. The caches themselves were rather large buckets - a far cry from the sistema containers typically used today.

There are two waypoints below. The first is of the closest accessible location to the original cache. The second is the original Geocache by pcmke. Access to the exact location is difficult due to overgrowth in the area and will certainly be very uncomfortable to those that may wish to attempt the exact location.

Solve the Riddle to decrypt the Coordinates :-)


Six Lettered Word A word I know, six letters it contains, subtract one, and twelve remains.

What am I??

S 3y° c3.x5f E cx6° cx.yxc

Key to Substitution:

1st Letter in word = x
2nd Letter in word = y
3rd Letter in word= c
4th Letter in word= f

Letters of the word = number in Coordinate
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
A | 3 | 5 | 7 | 0 | 2 | 4 | H | I | J | 2 | 3 | 4 | 0 | 8 | P | 8 | 9 | S | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | X | 7 | 1

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Arfgyrq va n sbex.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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