Town of Mount Pleasant- Patriots Point Geocache
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There is a parking lot adjacent to the starting point. At the first location, search around the south east edge of the retaining wall around the flag pole. In the rocks is the first clue card along with the code key and substitution key . These will help you decipher the various clue locations from the historic information panels, located around the Cold War Submarine Memorial. Once you have the code key and the substitution key follow these steps:
1. Use the code keys to pick out important letters encoded within the historic information panels.
2. Use the substitution key to decode the letters into numbers. These numbers correspond to the last three numbers of the coordinates of further clue locations.
3. REPLACE the code key and substitution key and visit each clue site in the same order that you visited the information panels at the Cold War Submarine Memorial site.
The initial clue card from the rock pile will also give you helpful hints to the next location. It is important to read these clues carefully. At the bottom of every clue card there are numbers corresponding to the final cache coordinates. These numbers are in degrees and minutes (MinDec). You will need to write down the clues and coordinates you gather on a piece of paper. REPLACE every clue card once you have gathered the necessary information from them.
IF YOU CANNOT FIND THE FIRST CLUE CARD AND CODES, AN IMAGE IS AVAIABLE IN THE GALLERY FOR THIS CACHE.
There is a map in the cache that will lead you back to the parking lot.
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Located in the heart of the Charleston Harbor, the Cold War Submarine Memorial is a tribute to those who served in our naval submarines during the Cold War from 1947-1989. The Cold War memorial is designed to give overall size and shape of a sub and incorporating the actual sail and rudder of the USS LEWIS AND CLARK SSBN 644. Additionally, the memorial recognizes the men and women, both civilian and military, who provided outstanding support assuring the remarkable success of each mission
The USS Yorktown (CV-10) was the tenth aircraft carrier to serve in the United States Navy. Under construction as Bon Homme Richard, this new Essex-class carrier was renamed Yorktown in honor of Yorktown (CV-5), sunk at the epic Battle of Midway (June 1942). Built in an amazing 16 ½ months at Newport News, Virginia, The ship was commissioned on April 15, 1943. It participated significantly in the Pacific Offensive that began in late 1943 and ended with the defeat of Japan in 1945. Yorktown received the Presidential Unit Citation and earned 11 battle stars for service in World War II. Much of the Academy Award-winning (1944) documentary "The Fighting Lady" was filmed aboard Yorktown.
More information can be found at www.patriotspoint.org and (visit link)
This geocache requires an approximately 2 mile hike. Please allow adequate time to hike trails and find clues. The climate of South Carolina can be hot and humid in the summer, so be sure to bring water, and bug spray. Do not remove any clues or the final cache. The TOWN OF MOUNT PLEASANT does not take responsibility for geocaching activities. There are many variables including, but not limited to, wildlife, weather, fitness level, terrain features, wildlife and outdoor experience, that must be considered prior to seeking or placing a cache. Be prepared for your journey and be sure to check the current weather and conditions before heading outdoors. Always exercise common sense and caution.
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- Patriots Point
- STAGE 1 CLUE CARDSIf the Stage 1 Clue Cards are missing, use this PIC
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum