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Below LoLo (Cipher Series)

A cache by Rokman4 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/21/2009
3 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Before you embark on your seach for this cache, read over the history and then read over the instructions to find the symbols needed to find the location.

Here is a brief history of the trek you are about to take over the former site of the lower Mt.Lolo Military/Radar base.

CFS Kamloops was constructed in 1957 to augment the Pinetree Line and provide more thorough aircraft control and warning to the air defense systems. It became operational the following year when radar and communications gear were installed, but it was only used on a limited basis.

The resident unit, 825th Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron, United States Air Force, arrived and the station was declared limited operational on 3 December 1958 with early warning status reports being forwarded to 5 Air Division in Vancouver. They were declared fully operational on 2 March 1959 and reported to the 25th Air Division at McChord AFB in Tacoma Washington.

The station was handed over to the RCAF on 1 April 1962 and the new occupants of the station were designated 56 Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron, RCAF Station Kamloops. 56 AC&W took over the duties of providing radar coverage for their assigned area. They were also SAGE-capable on 1 May 1963. As a result of unification the RCAF Station was re-designated CFS Kamloops, and the Air Defense Command unit changed their name to 56 Radar Squadron. Then it became Canadian Forces Station Kamloops on 10 August 1967. In August 1984, Kamloops was brought on-line with Canada West ROCC.

The men and women of 56 Radar Squadron carried on at Kamloops until new government direction brought about the creation of the North Warning System. CFS Kamloops was officially closed on 1 April 1988.

The radar installation (operations site) was located on top of Mt Lolo, while the base camp (domestic site) was located about 10 km down the access road. The buildings were still in existence in 1997 but have since been removed.

The city of Kamloops established a memorial to the radar station. The last search antenna to be used at CFS Kamloops, an FPS-20, was moved to Riverside Park, while the radar dome is used for crop storage at a local ginseng farm.

Currently, Telus has a communication installation on the site. And a forest fire lookout was located here before the radar station was built.

This multi covers the former Mt. Lolo domestic site. In order to find Stage 1 . . . you need to know your Code. The picture labeled Stage 1 code will get you to your first stage.

You see the code now you need the symbols . . . your hint for that is this synonym: "Confused (lebab) Marble (enots) Dirty (gip) Dwelling (nep)." Figure out the synonym and you will find the symbols on the internet.

You will need this code for most of the stages, so make sure you bring it with you. You will need to know N and W plus the numbers.

All containers will be some form of micro or small container, no Nano's. "Yahooooo" everyone says.

For Final Stage, here are the instructions to decipher what you see in front of you. The 10 letters equal 0 through 9 reading from left to right. For example, in a normal alphabet, A=0, B=1 up to the 9th letter. What you arrive at will be obvious. So you read it from left to right with the first letter equalling 0.

N50 I (2nd A) . M M (1st A)
W120 C M . K (1st R) M

In the hints section "S" means Stage.

Have fun, be safe and enjoy the area. For extra interest this is where Cadence with Charlie and Martin Sheen was filmed.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

F2 fvyire, F3 boivbhf, F4 onfr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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