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Gypsy: The MST3k Series

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Hidden : 4/13/2010
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Geocache Description:

This cache is located in the Black Creek Preserve. This park is owned and managed by Scenic Hudson. Individuals seeking geocaches do so at their own risk and must follow the park rules listed on the park's kiosk.

Scenic Hudson
1 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie NY 12603

This cache is one of a 13 cache series celebrating my favorite television show, "Mystery Science Theater 3000." The first 12 in the series are stand alone letterbox hybrids that will contain a single number and letter combination that can be used to find the last, Bonus cache. You can do however many you'd like, but you'll need to do them all to get the lucky 13th. All caches are custom built and painted and contain a handmade stamp. I hope that you have as much fun finding them as I've had making them. As with all letterboxes, return the stamp to the container for all to use. Many of the containers could be a little fragile, so please take your time retrieving them.

"Mystery Science Theater 3000" or MST3k for short, aired from 1989-1999. It grew from a public access show on KTMA in Minnesota to a full production on both Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel. Created by Joel Hodgson, it was a derivative of the old Buggs Bunny cartoons with silhouettes in front of the screen making fun of really bad movies. The show had a huge cult following during its' airing that still exists today thanks to the internet. As was suggested during many of the commercials, "Join us!"

This cache features Gypsy voiced by Jim Mallon. Gypsy is a very misunderstood character by those who don't follow the show. Gypsy is another of the robots built by Joel Robinson on the "Satellite of Love." At first glimpse, she (yes, she) seems a bit simple with a speech impediment. But you have to realize that her voice is that way because she is a bit overloaded in her responsibilities. Gypsy runs all of the higher functions of the satellite. That includes stabilization and life support. Joel gave her a special thought to help her systems "relax" and that was an strange fascination and infatuation with the actor Richard Basehart from "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" fame.

This cache is located on the RED trail in the Black Creek Preserve. This is one of my favorite places for a quick hike as the entrance to the trail has a nice wooden archway followed by a really great suspension bridge across the creek. The toughest part of the hike is just across the bridge. This is where you'll have to take on a descent elevation gain, but the trail is nice and once at the top, you've got a fairly level walk. This area is overseen by Scenic Hudson so there is no hunting allowed. Dogs are allowed on leashes. There are a couple more caches in here and I suggest you take the Blue trail loop along the Hudson River for a really peaceful hike. The cache is on the ground, but could be found in snow using the hint.

MST3k Series caches:
Dr. Clayton Forrester (GC275BY)
TV’s Frank (GC26R51)
Joel Robinson (GC26R5W)
Tom Servo (GC26R5B)
Crow T. Robot (GC26R55)
Gypsy (GC26R5H)
Satellite of Love (GC26R5N)
Deep 13 (GC275BQ)
Mike Nelson (GC275CE)
Pearl Forrester (GC26R4V)
Professor Bobo (GC275CR)
Brain Guy (GC275C8)

Bonus (GC275VV)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

VA gur raq bs n ynetr, qbjarq gerr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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