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This cache has been archived.

Jeremy: Checked in on the final cache location today. It looks like there was trail maintainence and the man-made barrier the cache was hidden within was scattered to the four winds.

As a result I am archiving this cache, and will retrieve the first location shortly. I would have today but we had our beagles with us and the trails are off-limits to dogs (I forgot!).


da Vinci's Cable

A cache by Leonardo (and Jeremy & Moun10Bike) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/12/2001
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

To my trusted apprentice:

In the process of seeking a new patron after the invasion by the French and Ludovico Sforza's fall from power in 1499, I discovered a mechanism by which I could shift forward in time and space for short bursts. One such event propelled me 500 years into the future and into the far reaches of the new world.

While in this strange and wondrous time and location, I deposited a cache of my treasured valuables at the side of a trail so as not to lose them, and concocted a delightful puzzle by which I could again find them.

It has been some time now since I checked on my cache, and I need you to visit it and confirm for me that it is still there. Feel free to take any of the items that I have placed therein, so long as you replace it with a treasure of your own.

I have hidden my items utilizing a three-stage puzzle. You will need to bring along paper and a writing implement for notes and sketches, as well as a Swiss Army knife with a slotted screwdriver (or just the screwdriver, but I consider the amazing Swiss Army knife one of the seven wonders of the world).

To begin, proceed toward the coordinates above and seek the Way of the Trout. When you arrive at the first stage of the puzzle, you will be looking for my cable of white -- a wondrous cord fashioned of a material called "Nylon." When you have finished with your retrieval of the clues at the first stage, be sure to return them to their original condition. Remember, others shall follow you.

Best wishes on your journey,

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

V unir qvfpbirerq guvf jbaqreshy pbqr gung vf arneyl nf rssrpgvir nf zl bja zveebe jevgvat!

Zl uvagf orybj yrnq gb vzntrf gung jvyy pregnvayl fcbvy gur guevyy bs gur uhag. Hfr gurz jvgu pnhgvba!

Fgntr 1: Sbyybj gur Gebhg Ybbc Genvy sebz gur genvyurnq naq frrx guvf pyrnevat. Cebprrq gb gur sne rqtr bs guvf zntvpny cynpr naq frrx guvf fghzc. Pna lbh svaq zl pnoyr urer?

Fgntr 2: N fgenatr pbafgehpg ng guvf ybpngvba sevtugrarq zr fb gung V pbhyq abg nqrdhngryl qrfpevor pyhrf sbe guvf ybpnyr. Ubjrire, lbh jvyy svaq nyy bs gur uvagf gung lbh arrq sbe guvf fgntr ng gur raq bs zl pnoyr.

Fgntr 3: Guvf vf gur fcbg sbe juvpu lbh frrx. Ol gur jnl, vs lbh frr gur snvgushy freinag bs zvar fubja va guvf vzntr juvyr ba lbhe uhag, cyrnfr fubj uvz gur jnl ubzr.

- Yrb

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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