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Mystery Cache

Geocacher's Race

A cache by Lions Fan & 08rocklady Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/20/2008
In Wisconsin, United States
3.5 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

*** Cache is not at the posted coordinates ***

But there is plenty of parking there.

Congratulations toimjedi on the FTF

This cache is located in Governor Nelson State Park and is accessible during normal park hours. The GeoCache Notification Form has been submitted to Rene Lee, Park Manager, Governor Nelson State Park. Solving the puzzle below will provide the information necessary to determine the final coordinates. You may wish to print the grid in the Gallery to keep track of your deductions. You will be searching for an ammo can full of stuff.

Geocacher’s Race


Five geocachers* from different cities all regularly compete for FTF honors on newly published caches.  Each cacher uses their favorite GPS device: Garmin, Magellen, DeLorme, the less common Dowsing Rod, and one cacher gets his directions from a metal plate in his head. Use the clues below to match each person with their caching name, hometown, GPS type, and the order in which they found the most recently published cache.

For the purposes of this puzzle the Dowsing Rod and metal plate are not electronic devices.


1.    Dave uses an electronic GPS and was not third to find.  CacheMaster was not third, fourth or fifth to find.

2.    The Dowsing Rod user isn’t from Madison.  Andy’s electronic device isn’t a Magellen.

3.    The Monona cacher uses an electronic device.  GeoSleuth, who was fourth to find, doesn’t live in Verona.  The Verona cacher wasn’t first to find.

4.    Bill’s caching name isn’t Darth Vader and he was not the last to find.  The Dowsing Rod user isn’t from Sun Prairie and wasn’t second to find.

5.    The cacher from Sun Prairie found the cache immediately after the Garmin user but immediately before Erin.  Erin was not the last to find.

6.    The actual find order was the cacher with the metal plate, FinderKeeper (using an electronic device), SantasHelper, the Middleton cacher, and Cindy (who lives in Monona).

Use the find order to solve for the final coordinates.

Final is at: N43 AB.CDE  W89 FG.HIJ

A= FinderKeeper - Garmin

B= Andy +Darth Vader

C= DeLorme

D= Magellen + Garmin

E= Dowsing Rod + Madison

F= Middleton - Dave

G= DeLorme + SantasHelper

H= Darth Vader - Erin

I= Dowsing Rod + Middleton

J= Sun Prairie

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* All characters are fictional. Any similarity between these characters and actual cachers, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Additional Hints (No hints available.)



120 Logged Visits

Found it 110     Didn't find it 5     Write note 4     Publish Listing 1     

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Last Updated: on 7/16/2017 2:24:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:24 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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