Mystery Cache

Time to unwind

A cache by 72whalers Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/15/2009
In Maryland, United States
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Everyone needs to take time to relax. We decided to combine our ways of relaxing to make this cache. It is not at the posted coordinates. To find it, you must solve the puzzle below before you leave home, and then a logic puzzle. Six clues will be provided along the way to make that possible. Don't start unless you need to unwind, you are only going to get one .

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The coordinates for the first stage are N39 and W076 11.yyy.

xxx = (“JD” x “JE”) – 4
yyy = “DA” x “GE”
Use the rows and columns to find the numbers, then do the math.

You can check your answers for this puzzle on

Now you can go find the first clue.

--- -A- -B- -C- -D- -E- -F- -G- -H- -I- -J- -K- -L-
-A- 103 98 89 86
-B- 105 94 93 84
-C- 39 58
-D- 38 59
-E- 2 51
-F- 5 50
-G- 9 62
-H- 10 15
-I- 116 25 24 77
-J- 114 31 18 75

The story starts with 5 cachers at a Cito event, the clean-up of the Bosley Estuary. As they were talking, they realized that each had started geocaching in a different year, each had a different GPS, though all loved their Garmins. Besides using Garmins, they found there were other things in common. Such as their favorite geocache was the first one that they had ever found and strangely, they found it on the same day they bought their GPS's. You need to figure out which cacher used which GPS. How many years ago they found their first geocache and the place they found their favorite cache. The names of these geocachers are Finder101- an employee of the BassPro Shop, The Searcher - who was a retired police detective for the BelAir Police department, nolegeman - who was a physics professor at Towson, hideaways - who were owners of a bed and breakfast house in Cape May and pointmaker - who was a lawyer from Baltimore City. They used, in no specific order, a GPSmap76Cx, an etrex Vista HCx, An Oregon 550T, Dakota 20, and a GPSMap62ST. The favorite geocaches were found in some rocks at Rocks State Park, under a log at the Gunpowder River (snake was guarding this one), stuck high upon a light post with a extremely heavy duty magnet in a shopping center parking lot (it took the cacher almost 2 hours to find it), under a caboose in a train parked in Pennsylvania (the security guard that day did not know about the hide) and in a tree on a small island in the Bush River accessed only with a boat (the boat did not capsize but did get a puncture and started to sink ).

To make it easier, we posted a grid in the image gallery. Print it out and take it with you.

There are 5 stops, all within 3 miles of the final location. Each stop has a cache container with the coordinates for the next stop and or the clues needed to solve the puzzle.

Don't forget to write down the clues as you find them and the numbers for the next stop. Please leave the clues behind for the next cacher.

Pull off parking is available at all stops.

While this story is fiction, some data maybe factual.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 2/8/2017 2:52:18 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (10:52 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum