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The magician & his assistant: I have never put as much work into any one cache as I did this one. Tree work and other factors in the area have made 2 of the 4 stages impossible to accomplish. Thank you to all who took on this adventure.


The Cherokee Creation of Life

Hidden : 06/19/2009
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

At each stage you will encounter a Puzzle that needs to be solved in order to obtain the cords for the next stage. The puzzles are of a physical and mental nature. Being athletic is not required. Printing this sheet in color will help you. If you still need help feel free to contact me for a more detailed hint.

All the puzzles require a bushwhack of less than 100 feet off of a paved / hard ground path. The walk is just over 1.2 miles total, and will loop you back to the way point parking area.

Stage # 1. The above cords will take you to this stage. You will need your thinking cap and a thirst for succsess, and hopefully not a bucket for your tears.

Stage # 2. You will be looking for a regular size container. Check the attributes. Please put back in position.

Stage # 3. You will be looking for nano containers all in the same general location.

 Final Stage: No puzzle here just an amo can.


The Cherokee Creation of Life:

Long ago, before there were any people, the world was young and water covered everything. The earth was a great island floating above the seas, suspended by four rawhide ropes representing the four sacred directions. It hung down from the crystal sky. There were no people, but the animals lived in a home above the rainbow. Needing space, they sent Water Beetle to search for room under the seas. Water Beetle dove deep and brought up mud that spread quickly, turning into land that was flat and too soft and wet for the animals to live on. Grandfather Buzzard was sent to see if the land had hardened. When he flew over the earth, he found the mud had become solid; he flapped in for a closer look. The wind from his wings created valleys and mountains, and that is why the Cherokee territory has so many mountains today. As the earth stiffened, the animals came down from the rainbow. It was still dark. They needed light, so they pulled the sun out from behind the rainbow, but it was too bright and hot. A solution was urgently needed. The shamans were told to place the sun higher in the sky. A path was made for it to travel--from east to west--so that all inhabitants could share in the light. The plants and trees were placed upon the earth. The Creator told the plants and trees and animals to stay awake for seven days and seven nights. Only a few animals managed to do so, including the owls and mountain lions, and they were rewarded with the power to see in the dark. Among the plants and trees, only the cedars, spruces, and pines remained awake. The Creator told these plants and trees that they would keep their hair during the winter, while the other plants would lose theirs. People were created last. The women were able to have babies every seven days. They reproduced so quickly that the Creator feared the world would soon become too crowded. So after that the women could have only one child per year, and it has been that way ever since.

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FTF Prize = McDonald's Gift Card --------> Congrats to Janet 76 and TM202

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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