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MN.Fruitcake: As there's been no cache to find for months, I'm archiving it to keep it from continually showing up in search lists, and to prevent it from blocking other cache placements.

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Platonic Figure

A cache by Wylbur Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/24/2008
3 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Platonic Man guards the very heart of the University of Minnesota, seek this small cache in its shadow. Keen eyes will spot this cache in it's secret lair. This cache has room for small TB's and geocoins.

Platonic Figure

January 19th, 2009 Update: As today I have changed the cache name to Platonic Figure. This is the inscription on the dedication plaque. I did this for two reasons: first, to match the plaque. Second, I have realized I was unwittingly gender biased when I placed the cache. WylburWing and I visited Minnesota Woman this summer. If they can rename a 10,000 year old archaeological dig, we can rename an androgynous modern sculpture.

Regardless of the name, there might be a few problems with finding this cache though:

  • Platonic Man is located on a Muggle Highway: there are students walking here day and night.  
  • GPS Reception: welcome to the U of M Canyon. 

You have found tough caches before, so get out there and search your brains out!

This cache is wheelchair accessible, but retrieval of the cache is not wheelchair accessible.

We have also listed a hint now, it's not a spoiler, but it's more fun without it!

Platonic Man is also a waymark -

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

CS pna frr gur pnpur, pna lbh?

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Found it 305     Didn't find it 26     Write note 10     Archive 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 3     Enable Listing 2     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 2     Owner Maintenance 5     Post Reviewer Note 1     

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