Welcome to the Marietta Geocaching Challenge. This challenge is set up to take you to a few of the Marietta Parks and Historic sites. The challenge is to find all 10 caches within the Parks and or Historic sites. In each cache there will be a Marietta trading card. Collect all 10 cards and bring them to the Parks and Recreation Department inside City Hall. (Please only one card per geo nick.) You can also show your cards at The Marietta Trolley Co. When you show all of your trading cards you will receive a grab bag of prizes.
This is the multi cache for the challenge. This multi will take you for a little walk around Marietta and have you read a few signs and learn a little about Marietta and its History. The coordinates above will take you to stage 1. The final coordinates for the cache is:
N 33° AB.CDE
W 084° FG.HIJ
Stage 1. You find yourself in front of a Historic sign. On this sign you can find the answers to A and B.
A= “Created December 3, 18_ _ “ Add the last two number together .
B= What is the last number in the “Marker Number” (The marker number is the number on the bottom left hand side of the sign.)
Stage 2. (N 33° 57.163 W 084° 32.992) You will find yourself in front of Mr. Clay. Here you will find the answer to C.
C= Find the year that Mr. Clay was born. Now add the first two numbers together. Now take that number and subtract the third number. Then take that number and subtract the last number.
Stage 3. (N 33° 57.163 W 084° 33.066) You will find yourself in front of some Historic signs. There are three signs here. You will have to read all the signs to find your answers to D and E.
D= The third number in the year that Dix Flethcher purchased the cotton warehouse from John H Glover.
E= How many miles North is the Big Shanty on the W&A.
Stage 4. (N 33° 57.185 W 084° 33.082) Once again you find yourself in front of a sign. Read the sign and you will find the answer to F.
F= On the header of the sign. How many O’s are there in the fourth word?
Stage 5. (N 33° 57.178 W 084° 33.042) On this sign you will find the answers to G and H.
G= What is the third number in the year this man was born?
H= What is the second number of the year this man was “ Key Citizen of the Year”?
Stage 6. (N 33° 57.200 W 084° 32.953) Now you find yourself in front of a well known building in Marietta. Here you can find the answer to I and J.
I= On top of the building. How many letters are in the third word?
J= Look down and find the brick that tells you what year ARCADIS was established. Subtract that year from 1953.
Here is the list of caches in the Marietta Geocaching Challenge.
Here is a list of caches around the city that you might enjoy.
GC22DW9- Blue Loop (Traditional)
GC22DVK- Red Loop (Traditional)
GC230TK- Green Loop (Traditional)
GCG20A- Counterfeit Blend (Multi)
GC18BK7- Streak Extender No.5 (Puzzle)
GCYP3Y- World’s Smallest Park #1 (Traditional)
GC1M8RY- No Resting on your laurels (Traditional)
GC2WA0C- Century Mark (Traditional)
GC2TE6R- Take a Load off (Traditional)
GC1V576- Take a trip through the magic portal (Traditional)
GC1V4CN- Whispering Water (Traditional)
GC2ADDZ- Flutterby (Traditional)
GCYEF7- This cache Rox! 2 (Traditional)
GCHEM3- Root of Marietta (Multi)
GCGNJJ- Atlanta history cache (Puzzle)
GC35A- Kennesaw Mtn. Virtual Geocache (Virtual)
GC1PNCY- Heroes (Multi)
Please remember to do some CITO as you cache around the parks and historic sites. This will help Keep Marietta Beautiful.
To claim your prize you must come to the City of Marietta Parks and Recreation Department on the 3rd floor located inside of Marietta City Hall at 205 Lawrence Street Marietta, Ga. 30060 or for the real cacher City Hall is located at N 33° 57.208 W 084° 32.796. City Hall is open from 8AM to 5PM Monday thru Friday.
If you need to show your cards on the weekend please go to The Marietta Trolley Co. Located at 131 Church Street Marietta, Ga. 30060. (N 33° 57.277 W 084° 33.021) They are open Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12noon - 5pm.