Sign Up Log In

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with Geocaching

Forgot Username/Password

Traditional Geocache


A cache by ErWenn and Kiralira Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/26/2009
In Indiana, United States
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

There are more than a couple geocachers from the IU Informatics Department, so I thought it was time to put a cache near the Informatics buildings. This one is outside, nestled between the three Informatics buildings (which I guess are all one building now), so I can check up on it by peeking out my office window. If you're lucky, you can find free parking on the street on Cottage Grove, just north of here.

Informatics East and West both used to be fraternity houses. Informatics East used to be called the Beta House, so when it was added as the second Informatics building, I and a few others thought it should have been called "Informatics Beta" (and by extension the original Informatics building would be "Informatics Alpha"), but it never caught on. Now that they've even printed up new signs, I guess that the names "Informatics East" and "Informatics West" are here to stay. They're functional and less confusing, but where's the fun in that?

After this cache had been there awhile, the Informatics department decided to build a third "building" connecting the two existing buildings. I took down the cache during the construction process, but amazingly enough, the hiding spot remained, although you might feel a little more exposed while searching for this than you once did.

Just don't ask any of us what "informatics" is. We don't know either.

When you you have the cache in hand (you'll know because it says "geocache" on it), it just screws open.

Some people find this cache in a few seconds, while others have returned to the spot several times before spotting it. So think of the 2-star difficulty rating as an average. Your mileage may vary.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Guvf vf va cynva fvtug. Vg'f whfg abg jung vg ybbxf yvxr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



331 Logged Visits

Found it 289     Didn't find it 25     Write note 8     Temporarily Disable Listing 2     Enable Listing 2     Publish Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 3     Post Reviewer Note 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 8 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated: on 2/6/2016 8:29:32 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (4:29 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum