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KIDDIE LITter--The Final LITter Box

A cache by ECA Dad Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/17/2009
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:


Hello! Welcome to

the KIDDIE LITter box!

The KIDDIE LITter geocache series

has been voted the July 2009

Minnesota Geocaching Association

Cache of the Month!

 

NOTE: CACHE NOT AT THE ABOVE COORDINATES!

 

Per geocaching.com guidelines, this cache is located within 2 miles of the above location.

All caches in the series which are located within parks have been registered with and/or placed in accordance with the guidelines of the governing body of that park. Some caches in this series are located on park or public property which is surrounded on most sides by private property. Be sure to avoid trespassing on private property when accessing them.

KIDDIE LITter

Mega-Puzzle Multi-Cache

The Final LITter Box!

This is a multi-stage series of puzzle caches, consisting of nine preliminary caches and a Final Cache. Each of the ten caches is listed as a separate cache on www.geocaching.com. Links to all ten caches can be found at the bottom of this listing.

Each preliminary cache can be found independently. For each preliminary cache you find, you will earn access to a jigsaw puzzle piece. Those nine jigsaw pieces, when put together, form the final puzzle which, when solved, reveals the location of the Final Cache.

Good luck!

To find the Final KIDDIE LITter Box, follow the following steps:

  1. Find all nine preliminary KIDDIE LITter caches. Note that the preliminary caches only contain logbooks. (However, all the containers are large enough to hold some items, so if you want to place an item in the cache, go ahead!) In addition to logging your visit, find and record the password written on the inside cover of the logbook.
  2. Access the jigsaw pieces associated with and linked from each preliminary cache. Each jigsaw piece is password protected—use the password you found on the inside cover of that cache's logbook to open it. (All the files are in PDF format. To open the puzzles, you will need Adobe Reader, which is already installed on nearly every computer in existence these days. But if you happen be one of the three people in the world to not have it yet, it can be obtained for free at www.adobe.com.)
    Important Disclaimer!
    Downloading files from the www.keepandshare.com links shown (both here and in the Preliminary Caches) is necessary to obtain details needed to find this geocache. As the cache owner, I represent that these files are safe to download, although these files have not been checked by Groundspeak or by the Geocache Reviewer for possible malicious content. As a result, downloading any files from these links is done at your own risk.
  3. Once you have all nine jigsaw pieces, assemble them to reveal the final puzzle.
  4. Click here to access the Final Puzzle Hint. You will need this hint to solve the final puzzle. The hint is password protected--the final puzzle contains instructions on how to obtain the password. (The password is merely a means to prove that you have indeed found all nine preliminary caches.)
  5. Solve the final puzzle.
  6. Find the Final Cache!

You'll notice that the cache container and the original swag all follow a theme. In addition to swag, a logbook, and an FTF prize, the Final Cache contains your completion certificate for a job well done! Be sure to show off to all your jealous fellow cachers by posting a photo of you presenting your certificate to, well, you! (Just make sure you do so with a photo background which doesn't give any clues as to the cache location! )

Important Note for Claiming "First To Find"!
To get credit for being "First to Find", there is one additional thing you need to do: This cache series has been created as a memorial to a recently departed member of my family. A picture and more info about that loved one is included with the log book. To prove you found the cache, mention the first name of that family member in your log entry here.

Hints:

There are no hints for this puzzle available at this time, other than those in the www.geocheck.org successful puzzle solution messages, and the password-protected hint described above.

Once someone--anyone--has successfully found this cache, I will be very willing to give out many more hints to this puzzle, and any other puzzles or trivia questions in this series. Just send me a message, let me know which puzzle(s) you're stuck on, and how revealing you want the hint to be!

GOOD LUCK!!!

 

Approximate cache publishing dates
Cache Cache Name Date
GC1QP7X KIDDIE LITter #1 May 29
GC1QQA7 KIDDIE LITter #2 June 1
GC1QRF8 KIDDIE LITter #3 June 3
GC1QRFP KIDDIE LITter #4 June 5
GC1QRG0 KIDDIE LITter #5 June 8
GC1QRG3 KIDDIE LITter #6 June 10
GC1QRG8 KIDDIE LITter #7 June 12
GC1QRG9 KIDDIE LITter #8 June 15
GC1QRGC KIDDIE LITter #9 June 17
GC1R06C KIDDIE LITter--The Final LITter Box June 17

One last note: The difficulty rating on this puzzle itself is definitely not "4.0". However, I have rated the entire cache as such because of the other puzzles/caches needing to be solved/found before finding this one, and their combined difficulty. If the other caches were not involved, I would have rated this about "3.0".

If you enjoyed this puzzle series...
...be sure to also check out ePeterso2's "Puzzle Solving 101" series. It has many superb puzzles, and teaches you many handy techniques for solving geocache puzzles along the way! The caches in that series are located in South Florida--but even if you have no plans to travel there, the cache owner also established a way for remote solvers to log a find of a virtual travel bug if they solve all the puzzles in the series!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[An error in the design of the final puzzle is leading to some unintended confusion. I am therefore going to add the following hint. It is completely possible to solve this puzzle without this hint, but this will hopefully make things slightly more clear:

The latitude of the Final Cache is NOT N45° 07.499.]

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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