Half Moon Cache

A cache by slinger91 (adopted by tolmaus) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/22/2001
In Washington, United States
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Geocache Description:

See a nice mural, learn some local history, and take a short hike to a cache and a really neat spot.

This geocache has 6 waypoints with the sixth and final waypoint being the location of the cache. You will collect information along your way and do some math to complete this journey.

The first waypoint you will encounter is located at N 46° 41.071 W 123° 43.873.
This starting waypoint is off of U.S. Highway 101 in Raymond. Travel to 146 5th Street. This is a business (one of the oldest) in town. The building is a large white 3-story structure. On one end is a large mural. Add 1468 to the year on the top of the mural (answer = wwww). The mural is a depiction of what Raymond looked like back in the boom days of logging.

The second waypoint on your journey is at N 46° 38.681 W 123° 39.757.
This waypoint is along Highway 6. The actual grave at the top of the hill is no longer accessible, so you will need to determine W.M. Keil’s birth year from the Washington State Parks informational sign. Take the year of his birth and add 1200 to it (answer = xxxx).

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The third waypoint is located at N 46° 33.625 W 123° 33.218.
This waypoint is also along Highway 6. The coordinates will bring you to a kiosk on the side of the road. You are looking for a large object in a field to the northeast of the kiosk which has the town name on it and a year. Take the first three digits of that number and add 3196 to it (answer = yyyy). Note: The tavern that is nearby…a visit there on Friday or Saturday night can be very interesting.

The fourth waypoint is at N 46° 33.296 W 123° 31.547.
You will find this waypoint by turning left off of Highway 6. There is a cattle crossing and a gate. Don't panic if the gate is closed. This is a public access route. So if it is closed, just close it behind you. You will find a yellow gate that is open. You need the four-digit number located on it. Subtract that number from 9512 (answer = zzzz). …you are getting closer!

The fifth and sixth waypoints are connected. The fifth is for the trailhead; the sixth is for the cache. This is where you need the numbers you have collected.

The fifth waypoint is at N 46° ww.ww1 W 123° xx.xx0.
There is enough room to park there just before it on the right-hand side.

The sixth waypoint is at N46° yy.yy6 W 123° zz.zz6.

The two hints help you find the fourth waypoint, and a hint on the location of the cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

JC4: Ybbx sbe gur onea gung fnlf "Tybor Snez" ba vg.
Svany: Ybbx vafvqr...ernpu qrrc!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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