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TBAS #2 of 15

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Hidden : 09/02/2009
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This geocache is #2 of 15 in a series that spans around the lower half of the bay. Each cache in the series contains a sentence to a story that contains clues to a BONUS 16th puzzle cache. So, for ease of finding the bonus cache, you should write down all 15 sentences because they are all required to solve the puzzle cache.

TBAS Series - Easy Access
It's worth noting that each cache in the regular series was designed to be a quick find with easy access to/from the freeway so that the adventures cacher could continue on with the series with minimal downtime! Most of the caches are pretty simple hides, and you may find muggles to be your greatest challenge. The intent was to have the series be an adventure that leads to a more exciting and rewarding bonus puzzle cache.

Cache Series Background
I came up with the idea for doing a cache series that spans the lower half of the bay a few years back, and decided to create this behemoth series as a surprise birthday present for kobidge in Fall 2009. I set up all 15 caches (and the BONUS puzzler cache) and joined her as a chauffer and mostly useless accomplice that played along. We made it through the full series in about 3 hours then spent a good 30 minutes solving the puzzle to find the secret bonus cache.

Naturally, this lead to "extra secret" caches within kobidge's abode, and those ultimately lead to the physical gift. A year and a half later, we revisited the caches to make sure they were all in place and had dry logs, and indeed they were all there!

You will note that kobidge is still listed as the FTF on all the cache logs, so consider "Second To Find" the prestige worth aiming for.

General Suggestions:
There are clues in all kinds of places with this series. There may be additional information in the sentences at each cache that will help solve the puzzle, or additional information in the cache pages themselves. Be vigilant!

The Reward/Winners!
One lucky Second To Find cacher will be awarded with a nano cache as a prize at the BONUS puzzler cache, so have at it!

* Congrats to Geo Fan on the coveted Second To Find and first to find after published! **

**** Super Extra Congrats to oaknest for being the first cacher to complete the regular series and win the prize! ****

Note: The entire series can be done in 2-3 hours at the fastest, and while you can grab them in any order, it is advantageous to find the caches in order. Don't forget to write down the full cache sentences! The Puzzle cache page can also be solved through other means, but I added many layers of obfuscation to insure that sane geocachers would have an easier (and more enjoyable) time finding 15 other caches that lead to a bonus 16th cache.

Links To The Full TBAS Series
TBAS #1 of 15
TBAS #2 of 15
TBAS #3 of 15
TBAS #4 of 15
TBAS #5 of 15
TBAS #6 of 15
TBAS #7 of 15
TBAS #8 of 15
TBAS #9 of 15
TBAS #10 of 15
TBAS #11 of 15
TBAS #12 of 15
TBAS #13 of 15
TBAS #14 of 15
TBAS #15 of 15
TBAS #16 of 15: B-O-N-U-S puzzle cache!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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