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The Philosopher's Stone

A cache by Professor Dumbledore Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/12/2011
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The coordinates shown are not where the cache is located. This is a Multi Cache and the true coordinates can be found by calculation using parameters obtained by answering 4 questions which relate to the book/film The Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling.

The terrain is parkland with good paths and medium gradients..

This cache is called the Philosophers Stone and is the first in hope what will be a series of caches relating to the Harry Potter books and films. Over the last few years our family have been immersed in the story of Harry and his friends and my wife and I will always treasure the memories of watching and participating in the pleasure and excitement our children (not to mention us) have had from the books, the audio books in the car and trips to the cinema to watch the films.

Now that we have found geocaching as a family activity it seemed obvious to adopt Professor Dumbledore and the adventures of Harry as our theme.

The true coordinates of the cache can be found by using the numbers that are the answers to the following 4 questions.

1)What house number does Harry live at in Privet Drive? (A)

2) How many heads did Fluffy have? (B)

3) What is the locomotive number of the Hogwarts Express? X(C)XX

4) How many more presents did Dudley Dursley make his parents promise to buy him for his eleventh birthday? (D)

True Coordinates
N 55 55.D (B-D) (A+D)
W 3 11.A (A+B) (C-D)

If possible please trade items keeping the Harry Potter theme. Thanks

Good Luck

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ng gur raq bs gur jnyy.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)