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The above coordinates are not the actual cache location!
You must solve a puzzle to reveal the coordinates to a container hidden in a scenic spot at Lake Horton. You are welcome to leave an online log note, even if you finish the puzzle but can't visit the cache. If you have trouble with the puzzle, feel free to drop me a line for some help. Or post a log note below if messages don't seem to be arriving.
If you're like me, you collect accurate data about your caching activity by carefully encoding it onto rectangular plates of glass stored on thin pedestals in the field where you tend your elephants. Now I'm not accusing any particular elephant, but somehow a plate broke, and it has two sets of numbers on it. I have the North and West degrees for the cache (it's N33°, W084°), but not the "minutes" (the further 5 digits) for them.
The true cache coordinates are N33° XX.XXX’, W084° XX.XXX’
As you can see some numbers are missing! Can you fill in the additional five digits for latitude and longitude? It's a mystery, hidden in a broken image!
Once you've solved it, park at the South Loop parking lot ...and take a hike. You'll go off-trail on your search. Possible thorns, tall shrubs, or poison ivy. There's an overgrown dirt road to follow to avoid the fields of briars, but the place has become quite a jungle over the years. If it’s been raining, there will be some mud and standing water. Please re-stash and cover the container well, so others won't notice it.
Situated on Fayette County's newest and largest reservoir, Lake Horton Park covers 82 acres and offers paved walking trails, boat ramps, picnic areas, and fishing. Look for deer, wading birds, and other wildlife. Open from dawn to dusk. There’s a $5 parking fee for out-of-county vehicles, so you might plan to make your visit more than just a single cache run. Go fishing. Have a picnic.
This is the first cache placed by the geocaching team Free Running Nuts. Special thanks to gatoller who helped greatly in prototyping the puzzle.
You can check your answers for this puzzle on GeoChecker.com.
Right-click and print the puzzle, then cut out the pieces.
Please don't post spoiler photos, videos, etc., of my caches. if you have problems with the location, contact me.
Cache placement was approved in this Fayette County park by:
Fayette County Parks & Recreation Department
Office: 980 Redwine Road, Fayetteville
Mail: 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Fayetteville, GA 30214
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