Around Graceland University

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Hidden : 10/6/2008
In Iowa, United States
1 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is a fairly simple multi-cache, but does take some time to walk around and decode the messages. There are six stages in this cache, and all of them are located on Graceland University's campus. Be sure to take in the beautiful campus that surrounds you. Graceland University is a liberal-arts university founded in 1895 and is sponsored by the Community of Christ.

To locate this cache you must first find the coordinates by going to different locations around campus. At each location you will have to decode the question. The answer to the question will give you part of the coordinates to the final cache.

N 40 37.ABC
W 093 55.DEF

At the first stage decoding is the normal procedure (decryption key). After that, you have to use the answer to the previous question to help decode the next question. Example answer might be 1. Count the number of letters in the answer ONE. Now count three letters in from the letter A in the Alphabet. C becomes A now. Write the alphabet down on a piece of paper starting with C and putting the letters A and B after the letter Z. Now underneath that alphabet write the normal alphabet. C then becomes A, D becomes B, etc.


At the final coordinates you will find the cache. Enjoy the great view in front of you. Sign the log book, replace the cache, and feel free to take in the campus.

Stage 1: To find coordinate A go to:
N 40 36.828 W 93 55.233

Ng guvf ybpngvba ubj znal yrggref pna lbh pbhag?

Stage 2: To find coordinate B go to:
N 40 37.057 W 93 55.613

Jqy ocpa uvgru ctg vjgtg?

Stage 3: To find coordinate C go to:
N 40 36.984 W 93 55.562

Jmrh xli gpeww Ivzmr Nslr Gsso mw etevx sj. Xli wigsrh ryqfiv sr xli fvmgo mw xli erwaiv.

Stage 4: To find coordinate D go to:
N 40 37.032 W 93 55.732

Yjcv fkue iqnh jqng ctg aqw cv?

Stage 5: To find coordinate E go to:
N 40 36.998 W 93 55.472

Almgl lsywi/lepp lew xli wlsvxiwx reqi? Xli jpssv ryqfiv ampp fi xli erwaiv?

Stage 6: To find coordinate F go to:
N 40 36.832 W 93 55.464

Alex mw xli jmvwx ryqfiv sj xli cevh pmri csy evi wxerhmrk sr?

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Zntargvp Nygbvqf

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum