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A Walk in the Dark

A cache by The BigHeads Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/17/2008
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

A night cache up in the Pittsfield State Forest.

To Find the Cache:
Start at the posted coords where you will find a tree that is marked with fire tacks. Count the tacks and apply the offset to the original coords to get the new set of coords.
NOTE THAT THERE ARE TACKS MISSING AT THE FIRST LOCATION...THERE SHOULD BE 2 TACKS NEXT TO 3 TACKS...PLEASE OFFSET ACCORDINGLY UNTIL THIS STAGE IS REPAIRED IN THE SPRING ONCE THE ROAD IS OPEN.
Go to the new set of cords and look around for a new group of fire tacks. Count tacks and apply the appropriate offset to the new coords to get yet another set of new coords. Repeat until you find the final.

To check the stage 2 coordinates click here Geochecker.com.
To check the stage 3 coordinates click hereGeochecker.com.
To check the stage 4 coordinates click hereGeochecker.com.
To check the stage 5 coordinates click hereGeochecker.com.
To check the stage 6 coordinates click hereGeochecker.com.

When you find the coordinates for the final, SAVE THEM, (save the coordinates that you got BY DOING THE MATH as they will be needed in order to find "WHO is in the Woods at Night? (GC1F92T).

Examples:
1 tack next to 2 tacks looks like .:

2 tacks next to 1 tack looks like :.

Tack Offsets:
1 tack next to 1 tack = N –0.153 W +0.121

1 tack next to 2 tacks = N +0.042 W -0.084

1 tack next to 3 tacks = N +0.004 W +0.017

2 tacks next to 1 tack = N +0.042 W +0.185

2 tacks next to 2 tacks = N –0.118 W +0.022

2 tacks next to 3 tacks = N +0.206 W +0.182

3 tacks next to 2 tacks = N –0.129 W -0.064

3 tacks next to 3 tacks = N –0.184 W +0.206

Because this area has steep hills, a boney active riverbed, and is a large forest which is (of course) full of both day and night animals, it is recommended (as with any night cache) that you search for this cache with a partner. >.

P.S. In case anyone thinks that they can just try all of the different options on geochecker until they get the coordinates to the final...there MAY not be as many as 6 stages, or there may be more than 6 stages...so don't waste your time, play by the rules!

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