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This cache has been archived.

CardinalReviewer: There has been no response from the CO. Without recent communication on future cache availability, we can not hold this area for you any longer and so this cache is being archived. Please pick up any remaining cache bits as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding,
Volunteer Reviewer
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Hidden : 05/23/2010
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Size: Size:   not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

Congratulations FTFers: Team Triforce, Shipwreck.Grubby, and KeithandLaura. Well done!!

The cache is not at the listed coordinates.

The coordinates of the first stage of this multi-stage cache can be found when solving the first puzzle. Parking can be located by subtracting 0.035 minutes from N coordinate and adding 0.312 minutes to W coordinate.

With nothing better to do, Miss Tickle, Pincognize, OneCacheMind, and I decided to make someone else's life miserable, and so was born Triskaphobia.

The intrepid few will find 3 stages with a final physical cache.

DISCLAIMER: You are attempting this geocache of your own free will. You have not been coerced in any way by Miss Ann Thrope, Miss Tickle, or any one else who placed this cache or If you are placed in any danger, sickness, compromising situation, or are injured due to the actions of yourself, other people, or the natural and manmade environment around you, you are responsible for your own care. We are not at fault. It was your choice to go on this hunt, and it is your choice to participate in the sport of geocaching.


Bring at least one other person.
100' rope
2 or more carabiners
GPSr – of course!
Strongly Encouraged:
More rope and carabiners!
Knee Pads
Flashlight or head lamp
Work Gloves
First Aid Kit
Did I mention... Do not go alone!
Obey all posted signs. If cachers disregard the rules, it is likely this cache will have to be removed. It is not necessary to disregard any posted signs or rules to obtain the clues or cache. And, remember just like mom said, always put things back where you found them.

Please take pictures and post them, or better yet, send them to me! I would love to see how you conquered this one.

Original Contents of Physical Cache and FTF prize: 2 Mad Rock Carabiners, 1 SMC rappel ring, 10’ of 1” webbing, handmade wood burned Triskaphobia tokens, pedometer, and various swag.

Please place something of equal or greater value in the cache if you take something out.

The first puzzle, when solved, will give you the coordinates for Stage 1. Coordinates for stages 1-3 are accurate within 30’. Each stage has a physical object to be found that is ‘micro’ in size that will give coordinates to the next stage and a piece of a puzzle to be solved at Stage 3. Each one of the clue objects is in plain sight if you are at the right position. The physical cache is a moderately sized ammo box hidden in the woods at or very near the coordinates given. Locating the physical cache once you have the coordinates in hand is not meant to be difficult or tricky.

Puzzle 1 requires 3 steps using 3 types of ‘knowledge’ or ‘skills’ to solve. The posted coordinates are not part of the puzzle.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Chmmyr 1:
Cneg 1 - Pbhag gur jubyr fgrcf orgjrra gur abgrf gb bognva n ybat frevrf bs ahzoref juvpu jba'g znxr nal frafr.
Cneg 2 - Pbaireg gur frevrf bs ahzoref lbh tbg va cneg 1 ol erzrzorevat gung guvf chmmyr vf onfrq ba 3.
Cneg 3 - Abj lbh fubhyq unir gjb frgf bs pbbeqvangrf. Gjb fgenvtug yvarf gung ner abg cnenyyry jvyy nyjnlf pebff ng fbzr cbvag.

Chmmyr 2:
Gur xrl gb fbyivat guvf chmmyr vf va gur vafgehpgvbaf.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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