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QR Code Multi In Dann Lake Park

A cache by MickEMT Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/2/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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The "QR Code" is a type of barcode that was invented in Japan in 1994, originaly used to track auto parts, it is now being used on mobile phones to allow the phone user to access more information.
It is Not necessary to have a phone that can read the QR code to complete this cache, more information on that below.

Park is closed between 10 PM and 6AM

From Wikipedia
"Although initially used for tracking parts in vehicle manufacturing, QR Codes are now used in a much broader context, including both commercial tracking applications and convenience-oriented applications aimed at mobile phone users (known as mobile tagging).

QR Codes storing addresses and URLs may appear in magazines, on signs, buses, business cards, or just about any object that users might need information about. Users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader app can scan the image of the QR Code causing the phone's browser to launch and redirect to the programmed URL. This act of linking from physical world objects is known as a hardlink or physical world hyperlinks. Google's mobile Android operating system supports the use of QR codes by natively including the barcode scanner (ZXing) on some models and the browser supports URI redirection, which allows QR Codes to send metadata to existing applications on the device. Nokia's Symbian operating system is also provided with a barcode scanner, which is able to read QR Codes.

Users can also generate and print their own QR Code for others to scan and use by visiting one of several free QR Code generating sites."

Most smartphones in the US can read, or download a free application that will allow the user to read the QR code barcode. I have included a barcode on the cache page so cachers can test their phone and make sure the app works before they head out, see image below.
The cache itself is a simple two stage multi for those who can read the barcode, Simply go to the posted coords, use your phone to read the code, and head on over to the final. Ignore the coords written under the printed barcode.
For those of you who can't read the barcode, you can complete the cache by going to the posted coords and then going to the coords written under the barcode. Doing it this way will greatly increase the amount of walking you will have to do though.
All three legs are inside the park boundaries.
Thorns and poison ivy are present in the park.
Test barcode below, it works best if printed out.
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx ybj jvgu gur pbqr, uvtu jvgubhg.

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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