Thanks to all the people who voted for this cache and made it the Cache of the Month for March, 2010! The Peacemakers are honored to be a part of such a prestigious award and truly appreciate the support that the caching community has shown us. We extend our wishes of Peace and Happy Caching to all!
This is the Series Final of the Peace Sign Series. Please use stealth when hunting and obey all posted signs. The cache final is not meant to be a difficult find. No digging or bushwhacking is necessary or will be tolerated.
DO NOT trample any of the foliage and stay on the paths. The longevity of this cache final location depends on the responsible actions of geocachers during the hunt. Permission has been granted for the placement of this cache on the property, so please treat the area with the utmost respect.
There are 42 puzzle caches involved in the making of this Series. The puzzle icons for the Series Puzzles are located in the middle of Lake Washington, to the East. (Just look for the Peace Sign in the middle of the water.) In order to find the Final of this Series, represented by this page, you must find the finals for a randomly selected 21 of those 42 puzzle caches and sign the log on those 21 cache logs. On those logs you will find a number. These numbers are part of the solution for the Final of the Series, so don't forget to WRITE THEM DOWN!
If the puzzle that you have solved and found is not one of the selected 21 caches that contain the "special" numbers, the log will note that you have not found one of the selected 21 and you should try another one.
Once you have all 21 of the special numbers written down, you will need to use the formula below to figure out the location of the Series Final. Please be sure to use the geochecker when you think you have the solution. There is information on the successful geochecker page that you will need to use when you go after the Final. Any "found" logs on this page without the required 21 puzzle logs signed will be deleted. No exceptions!
The Peace Sign Series was created by 14 local geocachers (known as the Peacemakers) for the purpose of providing an entertaining and fun challenge for all geocachers alike. The puzzles are not too difficult and can be solved within a family atmosphere by kids and adults. It is a Series made to commemorate GeoWoodstock VIII and should last well beyond the event.
There is a special trackable item (TB2JBWT) that was created just for this Series, which has been launched upon publication of the Series. It will be handed, in person, to the FTF of this Series Final by a member of the Peacemakers. This item contains many trackables on it and will be available for discoveries by any and all who see it. It needs to stay in the Seattle area for the months leading up to GeoWoodstock VIII. After the weekend of GeoWoodstock, the item will be sent out into the world to travel and spread a message of Peace. It is not intended to be left in any cache at any time, and as such will be passed from cacher to cacher, in person. We hope you are fortunate enough to come across this trackable and embrace it's glory.
After you have collected all 21 of the special numbers, you need to add them all up. You will end up with a 5 digit number.
Let this number equal A B C D E.
To find the final cache of the Series, the formula is:
N47 (A-C)(A+D).(C+D-A)(E-B)(B+1) W122 (A-B)E.(B-C)(C+D)(A+B)
For the legal FTF of the Series Final, along with the PEACE SIGN SERIES TRACKABLE (as mentioned above), there is also your choice of one of an assortment of unactivated geocoins. (This assortment of unactivated geocoins is not in the cache, but will be available to the FTF when you are awarded the PEACE SIGN SERIES TRACKABLE.) If there is more than one finder as FTF, then you will have to decide who gets the goodies before they are awarded. There will also be included in the original contents of the cache, ONE Golden Ticket good for a very special geocoin, supplied by Moun10Bike. This will be for the legal FTF also! Throughout the following months prior to GeoWoodstock VIII, we will occasionally drop unactivated coins of different types into the final to be picked up by new finders.
We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to a group of people who were instrumental in the making and successful publication of this Series.
Ben and his Family
Cherry Valley Studios
All members of the Peacemakers and their Families
CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. TUSK AND _SHADDOW_ FOR THEIR HARD-EARNED FTF! YOU BOTH ARE KINGS OF THE PEACE SIGN SERIES! GREAT JOB!
There will be a special FTF awards party occuring on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 at 1:00PM at Woodland Park in Kirkland. Bring your camera and some munchies and enjoy the fun with some of your fellow geocachers. The street address is NE 100th Street and 126th Ave NE. (Or for you geoaddicts: N47 41.303 W122 10.397.) There is a cache nearby (GCWBPE) for those who want to grab a smiley too. This is not an official Geocaching.com event, just a party to celebrate the first three finders of the PEACE SIGN SERIES! Any and all are invited.