Mystery Cache


A cache by Grinster Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/09/2007
In Texas, United States
3 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

In this DETOUR teams must choose between two tasks, each with its own pros and cons.

In HORSEPOWER your team will travel a distance depending on your current coordinates, and then drive a prescribed route according to a set of typical “Road Rally” instructions. Along the route, you will collect information to use in determining a set of coordinates. This task is rather straightforward, but the total time required will vary depending on your starting point.

In BRAINPOWER your team will be required to solve a series of puzzles in order to determine the coordinates. The puzzles may be completed at any location and the team will then proceed directly to the new coordinates. This task is not as straightforward, but teams who are skillful at solving puzzles quickly may have an advantage.

Be advised, this leg of the race may not be complete when you reach these coordinates.
In fact, the next clue has proven to be a bit tricky to find for several teams.
When you do reach the finish you will find a regular cache.


For those who choose HORSEPOWER follow these directions:

From a position of N29 36.022, W095 15.983, proceed south.

What is the recommended speed limit around the curvilinear path? ___ ___ ( A B )

What is the street address of the school named after a flower? ___ ___ ___ ___ ( C D E F )

What is the number assigned to the street at the first light? ___ ___ ___ ( G H I )

Turn right at the stop. What time does the school zone start in the AM? ___ : ___ ___ ( J : K L )

Turn left at the electronic traffic control device.

Turn left on the street named after agriculture in the south.
What is the address on the second mailbox on the right? ___ ___ ___ ___ ( M N O P )

Turn right on the first street after the bridge. What road are you on? CR ___ ___ ___ ( Q R S )

Are you hungry for some Mexican food? What is the address of the mailbox on the right, sometimes planted with flowers? ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ( T U V W X )
(This one should have driven you to nuts!)

Turn left at the T.

Using the information gathered, proceed to the coordinates below to receive your next clue.
N (C)(K+M+P) (Q+R)(G-E).(S+W)(T+U)(A+M-V)
W (F)(K+M+P)(G) (CxJ).(E+H)(X-T)(L+N-B)

For those who choose BRAINPOWER find the solution to each of these puzzles:

1. What digits are missing in this number: 8, __ __ __ , 1 7 6 , 3 2 0 ? Answer: ___ ___ ___ ( A B C )

2. Find the 4-digit number where The 10’s digit is even. The 100’s digit is prime. The 1’s digit is prime. The square of the 1’s digit is the same as the 1000’s digit. The sum of the 1’s digit and the 10’s digit equals the 100’s digit. None of the digits are the same. The product of the 1’s digit and the 10’s digit is divisible by 1,2,3,4,6, and 12. Answer: ___ ___ ___ ___ ( D E F G )

3. 4 times 4 times 4 minus 4 times 4 minus 4 divided by 4 minus 4 equals? Answer: ___ ___ ( H I )

4. What number is represented by the code A4Q8Z4Q3 ? Answer: ___ ( J )

5. Replace K through R in the figure to the right with the appropriate digits, 1 through 8, such that all equations are true.
Each digit is used only once.

6. Solve the following logic problem. Note that any resemblance to real-life cachers or events, past or present, is PURELY coincidental.
(I’m just sayin….)

The H-Town Geocaching Society recently held an event where a number of cachers gathered. To start the event, an ice-breaker game was played where each person had to learn a little about cachers whom they did not already know. In addition to a prize for best vocal performance of the evening, a door prize was given to each person who collected information from 5 other cachers. You will be closer to your prize if you can correctly identify the name of each cacher, their age, how many finds they currently have, and their favorite finding technique.
a. The cachers with 674 and 146 caches found are both men. The 63 year old cacher does not have 259 caches. Gary does not like to bushwack to reach his caches.
b. The 16 year old cacher just celebrated 500 caches found. The hiker, who is not 29 years old, found her 245th cache yesterday.
c. The cacher with the most finds is only 10 years old. Diane refuses to use Google Earth to find the cache locations.
d. Kathy is not 42 years old. Gary is younger than the finder of exactly 146 caches. The bicycle rider, Larry, is not 29 years old.
e. Stan does not drive a 4X4 and is not the youngest cacher. Diane holds a current milestone.
f. The cacher with only 146 caches is older than Stan and older than the person who really enjoys bushwhacking.
How many caches does the person who likes to “Google It!” have? Answer: ___ ___ ___ ( S T U )

Using the information derived, proceed to the coordinates below to receive your next clue.
N (G-N)(C) (R-P)(L-N).(R-N)(H+F)(U-J)
W (A-P)(D+B-F)(H) (MxF).(E-S)(R-M)(A+H+M-R)

*** And if it's not obvious by now, THE CACHE IS NOT AT THE LISTED COORDINATES ***

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Bu tvir zr n ubzr......

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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