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Mystery Cache

Wildflower Aptitude Test (KPC2009)

A cache by kablooey's 2009 Puzzle Challenge Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/1/2009
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not located at the posted coordinates, but it is located within a couple of miles.
Use the pictures below to determine the cache coordinates.



Vaudesir recently suggested on Twitter that a Wildflower Aptitude Test be required for Spring hiking. Well, okay, these aren't all exactly wildflowers, but they'll have to suffice for this puzzle.



Special notes about the 2009 Puzzle ChallengeTo be considered for Fastest Solver points, you must verify your solution with certitude. Because certitude may not properly account for joint solutions, please email me team member names in the case of team solutions to ensure proper point accounting. All "point" scoring is arbitrary anyway, subject to change, at the discretion of the cache owner, and mostly meaningless (unless you really want to be awarded a certain bottle of wine at the December event). The real challenge is just to see whether you can solve all of these caches by the end of the year. To maintain fairness, hints should not be offered by the cache owner or other solvers until the fifteenth of the month.
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Special notes about this cache:
Rating the difficulty of a puzzle can often be challenging. For those with the requisite special knowledge or resources, this puzzle may be easy. For others, it may be rather difficult. I believe this to be solvable without the special knowledge, but it may take a lot of work. I'll adjust the rating on April 15th if it proves to be easier (or harder) than my initial guess [Note: Rating was adjusted from difficulty 4.5 to difficulty 5 on April 13th]. The cache is only available from 8am to sunset. It should be a 1-star hide, about a dozen feet from the trail. Please do your best to keep a geotrail from forming to the cache. Bring your own writing instrument.

First Ten Submitted Solutions
candcfamily 02 Apr 5:04pm
kindredlaugh
UncleTom
bamsch
10 Apr 2:11pm
The Rat
spyder woman
The North Star
TeamJiffy
10 Apr 5:10pm
jimbexleyspeed
fizzymagic
13 Apr 10:53am
Dotish
xmts
13 Apr 10:54pm
cachbefound 14 Apr 8:52pm
TeamOttlet 16 Apr 8:21pm
Moe311 30 Apr 9:14pm
Runeshower
Citore
OakDragon
13 Jun 6:44pm
payakoi 23 Jun 8:29pm
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First Ten Logged Finds
candcfamily 02 Apr 8:43pm
kindredlaugh 10 Apr 9:30pm
UncleTom 10 Apr 9:41pm
The Rat 11 Apr 10:51am
The North Star 11 Apr 12:58pm
bamsch 11 Apr 1:00pm
spyder woman 11 Apr 2:09pm
TeamJiffy 11 Apr 2:14pm
xmts 14 Apr
Dotish 14 Apr 3:19pm

You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Hints added April 15th.] Nyy bs gur sybjref funer n aba-culfvpny nggevohgr. Rnpu vzntr jnf gnxra sebz gur svefg erfhyg cntr bs n Tbbtyr Vzntr frnepu (jura V perngrq gur pnpur, pebccvat naq erfvmvat znl unir orra cresbezrq). Gur vzntrf ercerfrag nyy 15 qvtvgf bs gur pbbeqvangrf, ohg gur svefg vzntr vf ABG 3.
[Email if you want more suggestions on methodology or just flat out need some help identifying flowers.]

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 1/27/2018 9:45:02 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (5:45 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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