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This is a Theme, Multi-Cache, located in the beautiful, Upper Bidwell Park. This cache was originally established in 2001. With the recent changes of hiking rules in the park, I have had to realign this cache to make it more, "trail friendly." This is a 3 stage cache, with an additional "bonus" starting cache, for those who are a bit more tech-savvy with their smart phones.
Important: Because this is such a well trodden trail, I had to hide these caches better than in most other places. This makes it pretty much an imperative that the Stage Photos are obtained. They are in a pdf file for off-line use and here is the link: "Alert: You are about to download a file that contains details needed to find this geocache. As the geocache owner, I ensure that this file is safe to download. It has not been checked by Geocaching HQ or by the reviewer. Download this file at your own risk. Stage Photos"
If the upper park road gate is closed, park in the parking lot and the entire quest is approximately 3.5 miles long. If the gate is open, park in the Alligator Hole parking lot, (39°46.2577 X 121°45.9844) and your total hike will be about: 1-3/4 miles. This quest is designed to be as easy on the terrain as possible; the entire quest is located on the creek side, Yahi Trail. The theme for this cache highlights of the Biblical Story of the Exodus; like in the movie, The Prince of Egypt. Each step of the way brings to mind a facet of the Exodus story, in words, and photos, of the actual sites. Each station has quotes from the Exodus Biblical narrative. There are a total of 4 stages. Watch out for poison oak which is abundant in the area. If summertime temperatures are high, consider doing this cache in the morning hours. If not, take adequate water.
An alternative starting stage for smart-phone tech users: This bonus first stage, is a “QR” code. The code is linked to a webpage with the narrative and next coordinates. So, having a smart phone with a Quick Response code reader, is necessary for this. Your starting point is: 39°46.225 x 121°45.981, real close to the parking lot. 2. Non smart-phone users, should proceed to the main coordinates listed for this cache. The next two caches, are camouflaged pvc pipes. The final one is a concealed ammo can. Bidwell Park is a very popular place with many trails so please be discreet and watchful when honing in on the cache and encourage your young geo-searchers, to do the same my last final went "missing in action." The final cache contains some fun items and a log. I hope you enjoy this quest.
If you would like to know more information about QR codes, see the posted explanation below.
[First stage for smart-phone tech users] Gur DE pbqrf ner ba gur onpx bs n cyndhr, arkg gb gur flpnzber gerr.
[For non smart phone users] Nobhg 30sg cnfg n cynpneq nobhg gur "Fnagn Oneonen Frqtr" lbh jvyy frr n ovt pyhzc bs tenff arkg gb gur genvy, fgernz fvqr. Ybbx sbe n fznyy cvrpr bs jbbq ba gur rnfg fvqr bs gur pyhzc naq n pnoyr vf nggnpurq, ibvyn.
[Second stage] Lbh jvyy frr n 3 sg. fdhner bs pbapergr, fvtug orgjrra gur zrgny ybbc rzorqqrq va gur pbapergr, naq gur genvy fvta arneol gb n ynetr tenl cvar, orlbaq gur fvta. Gurer vf n ebpx ng vgf onfr, cvpx vg hc. [Final Stage] Fgernz fvqr bs gur genvy, ba gur onax, lbh jvyy frr fbzr ebpxf, n ynetr bar zryba fvmrq naq n fznyyre bar. N pnoyr vf nggnpurq gb gur fznyyre bar naq nggnpurq gb gung vf gur nzzb obk.
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:41 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
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