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SPOUT Mystery Cache

Hidden : 05/14/2009
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not at the posted coordinates. Solve the puzzle.

We think the puzzle is difficult but the hide is meant to be easy.
You are looking for a small cache "rock" on the ground next to a tree -- it is in the "shadow" of a larger tree. As always, stealth is a must - it was originally placed in a tree "cavity" but when I replaced on 11.25.19 I could not find a tree with a cavity. So it is harmlessly placed next to a small tree of no particular note. At the time it was placed the area had fences nearby but there was no problem approaching. This area had been part of the Central Park landscaping refreshment and had been block off for a long time. While there is fencing - I walked around several hundred feet in all directions and could find no "keep out" signs here -- there are such signs in other places. Please report any issues with the placement. GZ

On average we are in NYC every 6 weeks or so (8 to 10 times per year) and we believe that we can deal with cache issues on a prompt basis - please report any issues with the cache to the CO so that we can deal with them promptly.


Although this puzzle does not involve mathematics, you will have to figure out what to do with the black characters below to obtain the coordinates.

It would be ironic if we invented a new type of puzzle. Although we don’t think that we have. We have hidden clues on this page. They are obscure but they include some of our favorite ways of hiding information.



78, 627321, 497

332496, 302, tan



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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Bofpher pyhr: Gur anzr zvtug unir lbh zvkrq-hc (trg na ntrag)... qba’g bire guvax... tb bire inyhrf
Pbashfvat Pyhr: Erq ahzoref va gur qrfpevcgvba jvyy erirny n pyhr.
Pelcgvp pyhr: Abg fher jurer gb fgneg? Fync n gra. Gura ybbx jvguva.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)