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Withywindle Riffle

A cache by ghost640 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/01/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


4th cache of the trilogy - solve a hobbit-sized puzzle and take a stroll along the scenic Withywindle. Park at the listed coordinates



In the Third Age of Middle Earth, this river was known as the Withywindle, and flowed from the Barrow Downs to the Brandywine. It was along this river in the Old Forest that Frodo and company ran into Old Man Willow who lulled them to sleep and entangled them in his roots.

North - Ring Lore
A - Mortal Men - Elven Kings - Dark Lord
B - Dwarf Lords in their Halls of Stone
C - Mortal Men - Dark Lord
D - Elven Kings under the Sky
E - Mortal Men doomed to die
N 46 AB. CDE

West - Denizens of Middle Earth - the numbers of:
F - Argonath standing guard on the River Anduin
G - Remaining members of the Fellowship following the battle at Amon Hen
H - Hobbits in the Fellowship at Lothlorien
I - Nazgul - 5
J - Members of the Dead that remain after the battle at Minas Tirith
W 92 FG.HIJ

Today the river is called the Cloquet and part of a hydroelectric power system. The cache is stocked with fishing lures, making it a true cache, as I fish and lose lures here often. Casting across the top of the riffle with a quick retrieve will usually net you a smallmouth bass- small but fiesty. Bring a rod and have some fun!

Cache contains some dwarvish gold, and, as a bonus to all who seek, coordinates to a nearby puzzle cache.

You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Guvf pnpur jnf zbirq gb znxr vg sybbq erfvfgnag naq jvagre-sevraqyl - vg vf jvguva n fgbar'f guebj bs TM. (Guebj gur fgbar ynaqjneq, abg vagb gur evire :)

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)