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Nice place for a break cache Mystery Cache

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myotis: I checked it out today and the area is now an invassive jungle.

Hidden : 02/22/2011
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

With all this warm weather, I’ve been out riding my bike. So I decided to hide a cache in one of my favorite places to take a break on the Schoolhouse Bike Trail. With my Oregon 550T I like to take a picture of where I hide a cache in case I forget where it is. So when I hid the cache in Horseshoe Lake State Park, I took a picture of the cache. However, when I got home I discovered I forgot to mark a waypoint for the cache. So I decided to make it a ? cache and let you find the cache with nothing but the picture. (visit link)

You can easily access this nice place from a bike, on foot, on in a car. You can easily find the cache with nothing but your GPS and the picture. Nothing in the cache description is needed or will help you find the cache. The only thing I have done to the picture is crop it so this site would not mess with it. Besides getting lucky, there are 2 ways you can find the cache with nothing but the picture. One way anyone with a computer can use. The other way requires a newer GPS like an OR. Besides showing you a nice spot for a break, I also wanted to provide those with newer GPSs an opportunity to use one of its features.

If you want to do this on bike, here is a nice place to start from: N38 41.301 W90 00.682 There is usually lots of wildlife on the lake. I like to take a break here to watch the wildlife.

This cache is placed on Illinois Department of Natural Resource (DNR) managed property. Thanks to James Gowen for approving the cache. Do not place the following items in the Geocache: Food items,inappropriate,offensive, or hazardous materials. It is the visitors responsibility to orient themselves with policies and rules pertaining to this DNR managed site. NOTE: the park closes at 10 pm.

Bring your own pen.

If you want the solution, it is in the hint. If you want to try to figure it out with just a nudge in the right direction: What is the difference between a picture taken with a GPS enabled camera and a regular digital camera?

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Npghny ybpngvba-Tvir zr n oernx, lbh’ir tbg n cvpgher!

Chmmyr: N TCF ranoyrq pnzren nqqf gur yngvghqr naq ybatvghqr gb gur cvpgher. Vs lbh unir n arjre TCF yvxr n Tnezva BE, PB, 62, rgp gung fhccbegf trbersreraprq cvpgherf, whfg fnir gur cvpgher naljurer ba lbhe TCF. Gur arjre Tnezva TCFf jvyy gura qvfcynl gur cvpgher nf na vpba ba gur znc. Lbh pna pyvpx ba gur vpba naq gura fryrpg Tb gb anivtngr gb vg. Lbh pna nyfb hfr Jurergb, Cvpgherf, gura fryrpg gur cvpgher. Vs lbhe TCF qbrf abg fhccbeg trbersreraprq cvpgherf, fnir gur cvpgher gb lbhe pbzchgre, evtug pyvpx, cebcregvrf, qrgnvyf. Bar bs gur ragevrf vf gur yngvghqr naq ybatvghqr va Qrterrf, Zvahgrf, naq Frpbaqf (frg lbhe TCF gb QZF gb ragre pbeqf, be hfr n pbairegre gb pbaireg gb QQ ZZ.ZZ). Qnghz vf JTF84 juvpu vf jung lbhe TCF fubhyq or frg gb.

Decryption Key


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