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,