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A htraeelgoog puzzle in reverse

A cache by HR Popham Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/28/2008
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Not at the published coordinates. Continuing the recent series started by Purple Pineapple and continued by me and Woking Wonders. The last one of these from me, with a slight twist.

Completely revised

The original version of this puzzle required you to find an image in Google Earth without actually seeing it; hence the title.

The image is shown below:

However, Google Earth subsequently updated the image and used a satellite photo taken at a time when the field had been ploughed up and the pattern destroyed. So I have had to rejig the puzzle quite a bit.

STOP PRESS: in the latest May 2009 GE images the field has been recut into a similar pattern. I'm not going to change it again. Clearly the pattern comes and goes!

To find where this image was located, you should start up Google Earth and enter the dummy coordinates for this cache. If you pan out to view the area from about 18000 feet (the Eye Altitude in Google Earth) then the field, which has a characteristic shape but is otherwise now plain and boring, should be in the bottom right of the image.

To find the coords you must first the name of the general area where the image was located. Use the name of the area (lower case, no spaces) as a password on the link below. Instructions for getting to the final cache coords will be given once you have the right password.

Click here

The final cache hide needed to be quite well concealed, as the container is bright blue and I had run out of masking tape. (There's a specific hint if you like that sort of thing.)

Have fun -- it is a beautiful area.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybj qbja

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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