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Ada to Zion Great Lakes Alphabet Cities Challenge Mystery Cache

Hidden : 03/10/2008
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is NOT located at listed Coordinates. Review the Final Waypoint.

Find 26 caches in the Great Lakes States/Provinces in a City, Town or Village starting with each letter of the alphabet (A cache in a City starting with the letter “A”, a cache in a town starting with the letter “B” etc). Please read the cache page carefully as it contains the important information pertaining to finding and logging this cache.

Finds on this cache, which do not meet the requirements will be deletedl

An Abcderian Poem is one in which each phrase starts with a successive letter of the alphabet. To complete this cache you must find 26 caches in cities, towns or villages, which start with each letter of the alphabet. The following rules apply:

1) Finds may be on any date.

2) All caches must have written cache logs (no Virtual, Earth, or Locationless caches) and must be logged online.

3) The cache must be within one of the Great Lake States (States bordering the great lakes). We will also honor finds by our Canadian friends in Ontario.

4) The order of the finds does not matter (For instance you may find a cache in Ypsilanti before you find a cache in Baraboo.)

5) Since the only X place we found was Xenia, you may use a place with “X” anywhere in the name, for instance Charlevoix. Or you may place a cache (but must follow placement rules), in a city, town or village starting with the letter “X”.

6) In order to count, we must be able to find City, Town, Village on map. (Can’t be just a crossroad, which is referred to by a name.)

7) When you have completed the Alphabet, submit a cache note with an Alphabetical list showing the City/Town/Village Name, Cache GC #, and date found. You may not seek the final until this has been completed.

8) Remember geocaching should be fun, so have fun with this. We hope when you are attempting the final cache, you will contact us so we can celebrate your accomplishment with you.

This is inspired by a similar cache “Alphabet Cities Challenge – MN (GC1932N) in Minnesota by Tesser, and ABCDErian Challenge (GC13JHC) in Colorado by Greasespot.

If you like this Challenge, you might like some of our other challenges:
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GC3N7V4 - MaxB's 1000 Finds the Hard Way Challenge:
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GC43JTY - MaxB's Contiguous Counties Challenge - 15 States
GC4DEQN - MaxB's Contiguous Counties Challenge - 20 States
GC4DER7 - MaxB's Contiguous County Challenge - 25 States
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GC5D90M - MaxB's Contiguous County Challenge - 35 States
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GC5948T - MaxB's NAFTA Contiguous County Challenge
GC59498 - MaxB's 1000 Finds the REALLY HARD way
GC6KDEF - MaxB's MEGA Event Sates Challenge
GC6KDDA - MaxB's Event Road Warrior Challenge
GC6R421 - MaxB's A Favorite Challenge for Beginning Cachers
GC6R432 - MaxB's Favorite Caches State Challenge
GC6WAKA - MaxB's Mysterious Traveler Challenge
GC6WF9X - MaxB's 730 US County Challenge
GC7054Y - MaxB's Spanning the World Challenge
GC70AB6 - MaxB's Events in Adjacent Counties Challenge

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)