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Mystery Cache

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A cache by JWCOREY Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/18/2011
In Massachusetts, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


This is a mystery, six-stage, multi-cache. There is no cache at the listed coordinates, but it is a good place to park. You must solve the puzzle below to resolve the coordinates for stage 1. There are four additional stages and then a final cache. This is another hidden gem in Harvard MA. The walk is relatively short, perhaps a mile. Don't miss the view near the final cache.

All stages are winter-friendly, though one of the stages could be a tough slog in deep snow or spring melt, so waterproof boots are recommended.

There are ten photos below from nine different National Parks in the United States. There are two pictures that depict scenes from the same National Park. To resolve the coordinates, you need to put the National Parks where these photos were taken in their correct alphabetical order. For the two photos from the same park, use the letter identifier that is earliest in the alphabet for your alphabetical list. The other photo from the same park should be last in the list and assigned the number zero. Assign each lettered identifier for the other nine photos to its alphabetical order 1-9 and you can decode the coordinates below.



National Park A National Park B National Park C
Delicate Mansell Mountain Wild Goose Island
National Park D National Park E National Park F
General's Highway Sight Half Dome from above Virgin River Narrows
National Park G National Park H National Park I
Mt. Whitney from the East Hoodoos West from Jenny Lake
National Park J
The View from Bubbs Creek

North: 42 HB.ACG
West: 071 HH.DEF

You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.

When you log the cache on-line, please identify your favorite National Park among the parks that you have visited, and why. We will describe our favorites in a note after the first few finders. Our note will provide hints to a couple of the photos.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jngpu sbe eryrinag Angvbany Cnex ynaqznexf be jvyqyvsr. Abar bs gur 6 cnexf ercerfragrq ol pnpur fgntrf ner gur fnzr nf gur 9 cnexf ercerfragrq va gur cubgbf. Nyy bs gur fgntrf ner ebhtuyl ng rlr yriry.

Gurer vf n uvag sbe guvf chmmyr va gur Genvavat Jurryf pnpur-- TP2M75R.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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59 Logged Visits

Found it 53     Write note 5     Publish Listing 1     

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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:54:49 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:54 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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