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Dinosaur Trail Bonus Cache Mystery Cache

Hidden : 11/11/2010
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3 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is an ammo can hidden along the turquoise blazed Long Path. The posted coordinates are for parking. The Dinosaur Trail Bonus Cache is located at N 41° 11.AB8 W 074° 00.CD9

This is one of a series of 5 Dinosaur caches: Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Brontosaurus, Triceratops, and Dinosaur Trail Bonus Cache.

The four caches with Dinosaur names are regular caches, but they each contain clues that will lead to the Dinosaur Trail Bonus Cache.

Each of the four regular caches contain a laminated information card and picture of its namesake dinosaur. There is also the letter A, B, C or D on the inside cover of the cache. Both the information card and the letter will be used to solve the coordinates for the bonus cache. It is not necessary to remove the information cards from the caches.

In order to find the coordinates to the bonus cache, you must correctly answer four dinosaur trivia questions. The answers to the questions are located on the laminated information cards inside each of the four regular caches. The answers to the questions can also be googled, but it is necessary to visit the regular caches to get the correct order of the answers.

1. This dinosaur lived during the late Jurassic Period about 157-146 million years ago. Stegosaurus=2, Triceratops=5, Brontosaurus=4, Tyrannosaurus=3

2. When threatened, this dinosaur charged into its enemy like the modern day rhinoceros. Stegosaurus=4, Triceratops=5, Brontosaurus=6, Tyrannosaurus=7

3. Fossils of this dinosaur were first found in 1902 by Barnum Brown. Stegosaurus=0, Triceratops=1, Brontosaurus=8, Tyrannosaurus=9

4. This dinosaur was the size of a bus but its brain was only the size of a walnut. Stegosaurus=6, Triceratops=3, Brontosaurus=4, Tyrannosaurus=5

Each dinosaur will be used as a trivia answer only once. Inside each dinosaur cache is a letter A, B, C or D. The numbers next to the correct answer for each question will be substituted into the coordinates N 41° 11.AB8 W 074° 00.CD9, based on which dinosaur is represented by each letter. For example, if the correct answer to question 1 is Stegosaurus=2, and the Stegosaurus cache has the letter B inside, replace the letter B in the coordinates with the number 2.

All the caches are located just off the turquoise blazed Long Path. For most of the length you will be walking on, the trail is wide and graveled, with only small changes in elevation, though it does become rockier with more elevation changes closer to the final. The trail follows the ridge line and there are many view points along the trail. The total hiking distance to find all caches including the bonus cache is about 2.5 miles.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)