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Mystery Cache

The Sahuarita Sundial

A cache by Team Gadsden Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/4/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is NOT at the posted coordinates, but you must go there to solve the puzzle!

Incorporated in 1994, the Town of Sahuarita encompasses a 30-square-mile area south of Tucson and north of Green Valley. Since 2005, this is where Team Gadsden calls home.

Puzzle
You must go to the provided coordinates and discover how to convert from the "local time." The coordinates won't bring you directly to the source. You still have to do some detective work, but what you seek is in the open. With this information the following will shed light on the cache location.

N 31° 57.ABC W 110° 58.DEF (puzzle coordinates = N 31° 57.401 W 110° 58.528)
  A = puzzle_A + March 31
  BC = puzzle_BC + January 15
  DE = puzzle_DE + (2 x December 1) + November 15
  F = puzzle_F

Checksum
To check your solution "on the trail," apply the following checksum to the last 3 digits of the solution lat/long:
      N 31° 57.ABC W 110° 58.DEF
      27 = A + B + C + D + E + F

Notes
o While the area is open 24/7, the sundial is 100-ft from the police station, so searching at 3:00am may attract some unwanted attention.
o Remember, adding a negative is the same as subtracting a positive.
      4 + (-2) = 4 - 2
o When in doubt, round to the nearest 5th

Terrain
o Hard packed dirt
o Flat, mostly paved surfaces
o Close parking

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:18:00 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:18 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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