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TWO OF SPADES - Deuces wild! Mystery Cache

Hidden : 08/02/2007
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This is a card from the deck of Pick a Card ~ Any Card.

The listed coordinates are not the coordinates for the cache.

To find the cache  you must make the best poker hands you can out of the minutes in the listed coordinates both north and west – (do not use the 42 or the 71 which are the degrees) . Since deuces are wild, any number from 1 to 9 can be substituted for the twos. Ace (1) is high for combinations but can be considered low for straights.

For example if the decimal minutes were 45.562 you could probably call the two a six for two pair (sixes and fives) However you would be wrong because a better hand would be to change the two for a five which would give you three fives (three of a kind) which beats two pair.

If the decimal minutes were 54.682 you could change the two into an eight for a pair of eights, six high, but a better choice would be to call it a seven and play the inside straight.

Do this for both the North and West “hands” and you will have the true cache coordinates.

To find the parking, subtract .096 from the north decimal minutes and add .166 to the west decimal minutes.

The trail is short and has some historical significance. However the second half is somewhat overgrown and there is some poison ivy present. Protective clothing is suggested. The cache is a small one which contains a logbook and other size-appropriate items.

Have fun and good luck!

UPDATE 4/25/08 I have moved the cache to the other side of the trail in response to the many logs that say that is where it should be.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[No hints! Everyone plays their own hand!]

Decryption Key


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