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Gold Star - Graduation Day "Foundations"

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Hidden : 4/13/2010
In British Columbia, Canada
3.5 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Welcome to the Gold Star series final

Graduation Day - "Foundations"



If you are ready to do this one you would have completed 10 puzzles located around the Burnaby Lake and surrounding regions, consisting of varying styles and difficulty, earning you the right to complete this series and get the elusive grand cache of the series

This cache requires that you get two clues from each of the 10 puzzles you have solved and visited. 

One clue is given to you when you have successfully solved each puzzle and will look something like this:

This clue is needed to unlock the cryptex, you will note that on the cryptex  there are only letters on it so you will need to figure out what the symbols (glyphs) mean and how you can transpose each one into a letter.

The other clue is a 5 digit number which is  located in each of the 10 cache containers (two copies one in the lid and the other in the logbook).  You will need to record this number from each cache while on site.

Please note that before you go to the final having solved all 10 puzzles you should would have been able to determined the password code for the cryptex.  You should not attempt the final without this pass code for the cryptex.

Inside the cryptex is where you will find the log book to sign and initially 10 unique beads representing 10 prizes to be awarded after the first 10 finds are done.

I have since added a swag container into the cache that you can use to drop geocoins, small TB's, and other geoswag.

Here is a picture of the cryptex you will be working with

Here is the container you are looking for that holds the cryptex

Here is a picture of the cache container, the cryptex open, showing you the covenant 10 bead prizes and log book

Below is the list of all the stages you need to get to the final and what you need to do to get the final location.  Remember that each puzzle will reveal a clue to you when you have solved it that you will need to open the cryptex.  The cache requires no forcing of any kind, but you will need to prepare yourself with the key that will open the cryptex and this work can and should all all be done before hand in the comforts of home before you go to the cache site.

A special thank you goes to Soxter & Billini for the design and help with building the final cryptex and cache container.
 I am sure that he will enjoy reading all your logs as much as I will.

The cache final is located at: N49 14.566 W122 56.776

This 10 part puzzle series has been created to promote and teach novice geocachers the art and skill of puzzle problem solving. The idea is to teach some of the fundamentals skills involved by exposing you to them. Each puzzle has be constructed to be both fun and between easy to moderate difficulty to solve. Everyone from new to even accomplish puzzle solving cachers will enjoy this series. Each puzzle solution is of course not in the lake but is within 2 miles of the posted coordinates. In each of the first 10 caches you will find a number in the lid and logbook of the cache. You will need to write this number down and use all 10 to solve the location of the last 11th cache is. Inside the 11th cache will be 10 unique beads for the first 10 finders. Take one, and hang onto it for later when all 10 have been taken there will be a random prize draw for 10 prizes. Prizes will be announced at the 2010 Lower Mainland Blitz closing event.

Enjoy the series

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Lbh ernyyl arrq gb fbyir naq svaq nyy 10 chmmyrf va gur frevrf.

Erzrzore lbh arrq gb qrpbqr gur 10 tylcuf gb trg gur cnffjbeq sbe gur pelcgrk ORSBER lbh tb gb gur svany. Gur pelcgrk fbyhgvba pna or sbhaq va gur bhgre sevatrf.

Hfr gur fxvyyf lbh unir jura fbyivat gur 10 chmmyrf gb svther bhg jung gur tylcu'f ercerfrag.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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