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52 Pick Up: The Queen of Spades Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 07/20/2008
2 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

UPDATE 2/20/20:  Most of this series is long gone.  There is no longer a clue in this cache for you to record in order to find others in the series.  If you would like to find the Joker, and have found every cache on this list, then send me a message.  I'll send you back the coordinates for the final Joker cache.


This cache is only one of a complete deck of hides placed around Northern San Diego County, from Del Mar to Oceanside, to Carlsbad, to Escondido, by members of North County Cachers. Thirteen of us have each placed one set of caches, Diamonds, Hearts, Spades and Clubs, of varying difficulty and size. The first three are traditional hides and each will reveal clues to the fourth card -- everyone's Club card -- a puzzle cache. Only by collecting the information you find in all 13 Club caches (Ace through King) will you be able to determine the location of our final, ultimate challenge -- 52 Pickup: The Joker! Can you do it? Can you play with a full deck?

The Queen of Spades is located in Escondido’s historic Daley Ranch. The park is open daily dawn to dusk. The trail is just under a three mile round trip from recommended parking at end of La Honda Drive with some elevation gain. At one time a shuttle was available on Sundays to provide transportation to the ranch house but for the time being it has been discontinued. At this time the ranch house is not open to the public however the surrounding area has picnic tables, porti-potties, and many wonderful trails.

Inside the cache you will find a numerical value, which you will need to use along with information found in the Queen of Diamonds and the Queen of Hearts if you wish to continue the series and find the puzzle cache Queen of Clubs. The Queen of Clubs is one of the thirteen clues hidden around the North County, which will eventually lead you to 52 Pickup: THE JOKER !

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

onfr bs gerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)