PLEASE SEEK THIS OUT AS A NIGHT CACHE
This puzzle cache has been created to commemorate Muchado's 2,500th geocache find and to show appreciation for his establishment and maintenance of a Shakespeare-themed series of caches ; which includes 38 initial caches and one final.
This cache is set up in two stages, and is located nearby the "Twelfth Night or What You Will" (GCZF3A) cache (also a night cache). Both caches are located in an area, known as Bragdon Farms in Amherst, N.H. To find "An Evening with Shakespeare", follow the waypoints I have included below to the stated coordinates. This "bread-crumb" trail will keep you out in open fields for much of the way to WP1. Once you are standing at the posted coordinates, you should see some fire tacks off in the distance. The coordinates for the final stage are located in the match safe there, but are encrypted using the answers from the questions below. Simply substitute the numbers attained from the questions to the letters found at WP1. When you solve the clue from WP1, go to those coordinates and look again for fire tacks off in the distance. Note that even though there are 26 answers total ("A" through "Z"), you won't need them all. Obviously however, you won't know which ones you will need, so bring them all.
If you haven't done Twelfth Night, I would suggest you start with that one first, which should take you about 2-hours to complete (if you are relatively proficient with a compass). If you're really geo-savvy, you can break off at one point and do "An Evening with Shakespeare" and then continue Twelfth Night, but this might prove more confusing than it's worth.
Question #1: Muchado found his 2500th cache, “Florida Style, Winter Mode” (GC1DC24 ) on November 16, 20 __ __ ( A B ).
Question #2: How many Sonnets did Shakespeare write? 15__ ( C ).
Question #3: How many siblings did Shakespeare have ? __ ( D ).
Question #4: The "First Folio" was the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays (though it only contained 36 of his 38 plays). The printing of the First Folio was in 16 __ __ ( E F ).
Question #5: How many songs is Shakespeare known to have composed? __ ( G ).
Question #6: William was born "Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakespeare" and was baptized in 15 __ __ ( H I ).
Question #7: On May 19th, 16__3 ( J ), The King's Men acting troupe formed.
Question #8: William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married on November 28th, 15 __ __ ( K L ).
Question #9: In 16__3 ( M ), Shakespeare appears in a performance of Ben Jonson's Sejanus. This is the last recorded occasion of Shakespeare appearing in a theatrical production.
Question #10: Quote from Twelfth Night or What you Will
”Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". - (Act II, Scene __ ) ( N ).
Question #11: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is believed to have been written between the years 1599 and __ __ __ 1 ( 0 P Q ).
Question #12: The Globe Theater is rebuilt after a fire (that happened June of 1613) in __ __ __ __ ( R S T U ).
Question #13: William Shakespeare died in the Month __ ( V ) of the year __ __ __ __ ( W X Y Z ). Note - the answer should be five digits all together (including the month and year) and based on the Julian Calendar in use during his time. The newer Gregorian calendar would mark his death into the next month.
The cache is Winter-friendly. Please do not post anything about the cache with your logs that could be construed as "spoiler" information - make it like an FTF for the next cacher. It is a log only cache, so no trade items or travel bugs please. The "treasure" on this one is simply finding it in the dark.
Please prepare for a nighttime cache with appropriate caution and be respectful of neighbors as you enter the conservation area. Don't shine your lights toward their property, and keep the noise down so as not to disturb them. There is ample off-street parking for several cars. The trailhead starts to the left of the parking lot and quickly wraps around, heading uphill at a pretty steep grade for a bit (don't forget it used to be an old ski hill). On your way out, you might also want to check out "Just Had To" (GC1098J) as a bit of a nightcap.
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