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AFO - Queen Kapi'olani Park

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Hidden : 8/13/2011
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Geocache Description:

The Cache is NOT at the Posted Coordinates!!! Solve the simple puzzle below to find the Cache.

This cache is one of the puzzle caches that make up the ALOHA from O'ahu series. A series of caches designed to take you on a tour of O'ahu. In each cache there is a number. Write it down if you want to find the Final cache later (GC2W3MN).

ALOHA from O'ahu
---Queen Kapi'olani Park---

View of Diamond Head
View of Diamond Head

Kapi'olani Regional Park is the largest and oldest public park in Hawai'i, located in Honolulu, Hawai'i on the east end of Waikiki just beyond Kuhio Beach Park and the Waikiki residential neighborhood. The 300-acre (1.2 km2) park is named after Queen Kapi'olani, the queen consort of King David Kalakaua.

As swamp land in a desert, the land became a park because it was not suitable for anything else. After horse races were canceled because of muddy tracks in the wet winter of 1876, racing enthusiasts asked King Kalakaua for a permanent, dry course. Since Waikiki was popular with wealthy racing fans, Kalakaua chose the unoccupied and dry plain at the foot of Diamond Head, Hawaii. On June 11, 1877, the park was dedicated as the first Hawaiian public space. Scotsman Archibald Cleghorn was Vice-president and later president of the Kapi'olani Park Association, a group of businessmen, who convinced Kalakaua to give them a 30-year lease for $1 per year. Cleghorn was a Hawaiian citizen married into Hawaiian Royalty. Cleghorn planned the park's landscaping, including the majestic ironwood trees. Money was raised with $50 shares in the association. Shareholders could lease a beachfront lot near the park, and many had cottages there by the 1880s. During the 1893 overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai'i, most of these became privately owned, and most were later given back to the city or condemned. Baseball replaced horse-racing, lily ponds and bridges replaced the race track.

After the overthrow, the land was conveyed to the Republic of Hawai'i and managed by the Honolulu Park Commission. The legislation provided that the park be set aside permanently as a free public park and recreation ground, forbade the sale or lease of land in the park, and prohibited charging of any entrance fees. Since 1913, the park has been maintained by the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Parks & Recreation.

Waikiki Shell
Waikiki Shell

Besides the zoo and the Waikiki Shell, the park includes tennis and basketball courts, soccer, baseball, lacrosse and rugby fields and an archery range. The park hosts many international lacrosse and rugby tournaments a year. Its bandstand serves as an entertainment venue. It is also a popular course for joggers who utilize its two-mile (3 km) circumference. The park also serves as the site, as both the starting and finish lines, of road races in Honolulu including the Honolulu Marathon. Kapi'olani park is also home to Honolulu Cricket Club, the only cricket club in the Hawaiian Islands. Founded in 1893, it is the oldest sporting club in the Pacific according to Guinness World Records.

As Kapi'olani Park continues south it becomes Kapi'olani Beach Park, adjacent to Kuhio Beach and Waikiki Beach. The park itself also serves an a natural border between neighborhoods of Waikiki and Diamond Head.

The park is closed from 12 Am to 5 AM, but GZ is available 24/7.

You DO NOT need to enter the Shell to find the cache.

~~~For the puzzle, more Royal knowledge is needed.~~~

Cache is at:
***Very Important***
Once you solve the WEST coords minus (-) 0.016 decimal minutes to obtain the final location.

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Cache with Alha

Congrats tennyogirl on the FTF!!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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