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49 Square Miles Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 10/01/2009
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Walk along the waterfront, read the praises of the City, and find a cache at one of my favorite areas along the city side of the bay.

John Steinbeck compared San Francisco to a Golden Handcuff. Others have written poetic odes to the city. When you come here, take the time to read what people have said about this town: from Caen to Kipling to Wilde.

Careful now.
We're dealing here with a myth.
This city is a point upon a map of fog;
Lemuria in a city unknown.
Like us,
It doesn't quite exist.

- Ambrose Bierce

You might want to linger here just a bit. To sit down and look at the old ferries and Treasure Island. On a warm day, people might come here to eat lunch. So use appropriate judgment and do not be in a hurry if you have to wait.

Isn't it nice that people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there?

- Herb Caen

You will not find the quotes on this page at the cache location - but if you take time to read what you find here, it may be easier to understand the hint and the title. If the writers that you find here inspire you, please leave your own thoughts - original or a favorite quote - when you enter your log on this page.

I wasn't born there, perhaps I'll die there. There's no place left to go -- San Francisco

- Eric Burdon

Please note that there is no need to disturb any flower or vegetation,

Some people have problems with the hint. The cache should be easy enough to find without it, but it might be quicker and a more direct search with the hint - handy on a crowded sunny afternoon. As stated above, it might make sense if you take time to read the odes to the city that are found here. They are the reason why this location was chosen. Certainly, it might help if you think about what you find around the cache location- if have somebody to love, are willing to follow the white rabbit, or simply enjoy the wooden ships it might make more sense. There are, after all, many odes that are part of the city's legacy and important people who have contributed to that.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Snpr gur jngre naq ybbx pybfre gb na nvecynar guna n fcnaxvat

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)