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When the Going Gets Tough

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Hidden : 5/9/2010
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A 5 stage cache, consisting of 4 micros on the way, and the final being a small cache. Much like the Derby, it starts off easy but gets progressively harder until the finish line. Its a five rater, because depending on the weather, it could be extremely difficult for some.


There are 4 micros which lead the way to the finish line. Each will be progressively more difficult, perhaps not more difficult to find, but harder to find/get to each time. Some of the stages will be okay for the little ones - in fact some of them may be easier for them than they will for the larger of us, but the final stage will unfortunately be a bit tough for them I would think. However, it does have a blue lid, to help you spot it.

On the way, you may need to be careful of spiky things, at least for one of the stages, and for the final stage I must warn you:

ATTEMPT THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND MAKE SURE THE YOU REMEMBER NEWTONS LAW. IF NOT CAREFUL IT MAY LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY OR AT THE VERY LEAST BRUISING, CUTS, OR A MILD FATALITY (perhaps not the last one - but you never know)

Please be very careful when you replace the cache, so that it will stay in place.

Other things to note:
Stage 1 - Please use stealth. This one will see you in an exposed position.
Stage 2 - You may be slightly exposed, so be careful
Stage 3 - You may need the clue for this, the GPS didn't like the trees, and I've approximated the position with googlemaps.
Stage 4 - Off the pathway so you may get funny looks as you dissapear into the undergrowth
Stage 5 - See above

The difficulty was tough to work out, so I am open to opinions, but I think that it is probably a 4 in the dry, but in the wet is a 5 (based on my issues when placing the final), and since it is wet more often than dry, I have given it a 5. Good luck and safe caching.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Stage 1 Hint:] Ybbx sbe juvgr zntargvp oruvaq juvgr obk
[Stage 2 Hint:] Gerr pehk
[Stage 3 Hint:] Guebhtu tngr - snyyvat gerr
[Stage 4 Hint:] Onfr bs gerr ASP gnt jvgu DE pbqr vzntr vs arrqrq.
[Final Hint:] Lbh'yy unir gb jnyx gur cynax

[Stage 3 Extra Help - use it in times of desperation:]
Bapr guebhtu tngr, irre fyvtugyl evtug, naq jnyx sbe nobhg svsgrra zrgref be fb - vg'yy or n qnex gerr ng na natyr bs nebhaq sbegl qrterrf sebz evtug gb yrsg, sebz gur tebhaq hc. Urnq urvtug - qnex zvpeb.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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