This Cache originally created and placed by polskikrol & ThirstyMick.
At 2,764 acres, Pelham Bay Park is the largest park in New York City. There are quite a few remarkably beautiful spots that make you wonder if you're really in New York City. This is one of them.
For this cache you will need the inscription on the front of the Bronx Victory Memorial Column at the listed coordinates. Then take the inscription, remove the spaces, and write down the letters one by one left to right and top to bottom in such a manner to create a 10 x 10 grid with 100 characters. The rows (numbered 0 through 9) will be for the North Coordinate and the columns (numbered 0 through 9) will be for the West Coordinate. You will then need to use the information provided below to determine the numeric representation for the Final Coordinates:
Y = (A,B), A = (C,D), R = (E,F), D = (G,H), H = (I,J), I = (K,L), E = (M,N)
North Checksum = A+C+E+G+I+K+M = (_,_) = E, West Checksum = B+D+F+H+J+L+N = (_,_) = G
Note: Stage 1 is at a nice monument where people often take wedding photos. The Final Stage is somewhere in South Meadow - please look out for muggles!!! After finding the cache do make your way farther down the trails to have a scenic view of Eastchester Bay!
GeoChecker: a simple tool to check coordinates for this geocaching puzzle cache.
You can check your answers for Final Stage on Geochecker.com
The closest parking is the parking lot off of Middletown Road in the neighborhood of Country Club but you can also park at Orchard Beach (fee in the summer months) if you are planning on doing some of the other caches in the area.