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HQGT: Troll Droppings Traditional Cache

Hidden : 08/13/2013
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

IMPORTANT NOTES: This cache no longer uses a passport stamp or punch due to it frequently going missing. In lieu of stamping your passport, simply write how many eyes are visible on the troll in the space provided.

Welcome! Don't panic! You’ve located another stop in The Geocacher’s Guide to the Center of Our Universe, also known as the HQ GeoTour. It’s part of why Fremont is so unique. What we have here is everyone's favorite lurker beneath the Aurora Bridge, the Fremont Troll.

The Fremont Motto: “De Libertas Quirkas” (freedom to be peculiar)

Print your HQ GeoTour passport as a guide.

Trolls are messy, disagreeable sorts, and when in their vicinity you need to watch your step! This one is more orderly than most, though, and likes to neatly stack his droppings (with the FRESHEST on top). Please, please, please replace this exactly as you found it. This is quite a high-traffic area and we need your help to keep this cache in good shape.

About the HQ GeoTour

The Geocaching HQ office is located right here in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. That makes Fremont the center of our geocaching universe. It just so happens that Fremont is also officially the Center of the Known Universe. Coincidence? We think not.

According to somewhat reliable sources Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood lies in a special geophysical locale. Stay long enough and you might happen to notice the odd gravitational pull, the inability to stay away, the overwhelming urge to return again and again—it’s almost as if you’re in the center of the universe.

In 1991, Fremont Scientists did extensive research at a local Fremont pub. With a few slurs and stumbles, they came to the conclusion that the intersection of N Fremont Ave and 35th St N was, indeed, the Center of the Universe. They supported their statement with the claim that it could not be disproven. (It couldn’t be proven either, but that’s beside the fact.)

Shortly thereafter, through much politicking and cajoling, the Fremont Scientists convinced the Metropolitan King County Council to officially name Fremont as the Center of the Known Universe. An official proclamation declared Fremont to be an Independent ImagiNation and a mecca for those of independent minds and spirits.

This geocache was hidden with special permission from Geocaching HQ.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)