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Airmail~!

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Hidden : 05/16/2010
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is not at the posted coordinates, but you need to go there to solve for the cache's location. Note the final is located 2 km away!

Airmail




The clues are all accessible to the public, there is no need to go through restricted areas!


For those who are planning a trip to Calgary for whatever reason, I suggest grabbing the clues to the coordinates while you're there so you will not be disappointed to find the final location is too far for you to grab it before leaving.


You can use the cell lot which has a max. parking time of an hour. The vehicle however must be attended at all times, if you choose to use the cell lot. Hopefully that gives you plenty of time to gather all the appropriate clues. Bus routes 100 (from Mcknight-Westwinds Station), 300 (from downtown), and 430 (from Sandstone and the Northern Hills) also stop around GZ.


Cache contains a pencil, log, and a stamp for letterboxers; please do not remove the stamp! Please bring your own ink pad. Parking at the final is curb side and more or less a grab and go.


Solve to find the final: N 51 AB.CDE W 114 FG.HIJ


The posted coordinates are your starting point, between carousel 1 and 2 on the arrivals level of concourse A is an interesting display of vases. Count the vases and take the total number of vases and add 1 then divide by 2. This is B.


From there go to carousel 2. On the display for the "Bow Habitat Station;" is there a female mallard duck on the display? If yes G = 0, if no G = 1.



Continue going down the terminal until you find Jugo Juice. Take the escalator up and it will bring you in front of Hudson's News.Here is a red statue with many rings. How many horses are in this art piece? The answer is J.

Now go to the Westjet check in counters, which is one floor above; nearby there is a large plaque. The number of letters in the month marking a special event is the answer to C.


Continue east towards the Air Canada check in counters; there you will look for a plaque on the floor for a statue standing on a pillar. Look at the year on the plaque, the second or third digit is F.


Are you feeling hungry? Or hungry for knowledge? Near the Food Court is the Spaceport, when it's open, you can learn some fun facts about outer space. On which floor is the Spaceport located? This will be  D.


From the check in counters, search for a flower shop and go up the escalator to find your next clue. This takes you to the +15 connecting to the Delta Hotel. Prior to the entrance of the +15 on the right hand side will be a display about the airport's early years. On the wall is a series of photographs (lettered A-H) showing an aerial view of the run-way. Look at the information for photograph G. Take the last digit on the year stated, This digit is A.


From here, go to the arrivals level (the first floor) and look for a carousel that is across from the men's washroom. This washroom is close to a Mac's Connivence Store. The carousel number will be the answer for I.


Once again go up one floor to the departures level and towards the new terminal, just before the entrance of the Marriott hotel is a bus on display. This is called "the Link," which busses people between different parts of the terminal once past security. On the display is the number of vehicles used at the airport, take that number and divide by 5 this is E.


Continue ahead further into the new terminal and take the escalator in front of the Tim Hortons once more to the arrivals level. There will be a long stretching art instalment called the "Glacier Wall." Find the artist's name and the number of letters in his last name will be the answer for H.


If you're ever stuck finding the location of any of the clues, ask the lovely people with the red vests and white cowboy hats.


Good luck and enjoy your mini tour of the Calgary International Airport :)


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Final] Onfr bs ohfu

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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