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HQGT: Ode to the Golgafrinchan Phone Workers Mystery Cache

Hidden : 08/13/2013
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Geocache Description:

Welcome! Don't panic! You’ve located another stop in The Geocacher’s Guide to the Center of Our Universe, also known as the HQ GeoTour. It’s part of why Fremont is so unique. What we have here is a Communications device. Or is it?

This cache is only available while the Visitor Center @ HQ is open. The Visitor Center is inside the Lakeview Building, Suite 300.

Open hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. except during office closures, listed below. We are closed Saturday, Sunday, & holidays.

The image below is necessary to solve the puzzle.

Once you actually open the container, look up for additional Communications.

To access the geocache, BE GENTLE. Nothing good will come from dismantling or pulling or pushing. Please gently dial:
green - orange - brown - gold - pink

Please add nothing to the container. This tends to cause problems.

The Fremont Motto: “De Libertas Quirkas” (freedom to be peculiar) Print your HQ GeoTour passport as a guide.

The Golgafrinchan telephone sanitizers are featured in the novel The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Ironically, after all the telephone sanitizers were sent off the planet with the rest of the "useless" Golgafrinchans, the rest of the society died off from an infectious disease contracted from an "unexpectedly dirty" telephone.

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About the HQ GeoTour

The Geocaching HQ office is located right here in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. That makes Fremont the center of our geocaching universe. It just so happens that Fremont is also officially the Center of the Known Universe. Coincidence? We think not.

According to somewhat reliable sources Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood lies in a special geophysical locale. Stay long enough and you might happen to notice the odd gravitational pull, the inability to stay away, the overwhelming urge to return again and again—it’s almost as if you’re in the center of the universe.

In 1991, Fremont Scientists did extensive research at a local Fremont pub. With a few slurs and stumbles, they came to the conclusion that the intersection of N Fremont Ave and 35th St N was, indeed, the Center of the Universe. They supported their statement with the claim that it could not be disproven. (It couldn’t be proven either, but that’s beside the fact.)

Shortly thereafter, through much politicking and cajoling, the Fremont Scientists convinced the Metropolitan King County Council to officially name Fremont as the Center of the Known Universe. You can read the official proclamation, which declared Fremont to be an Independent ImagiNation and a mecca for those of independent minds and spirits, and is forever and fervently empowered with all the rights and privileges thereto accruing. Really.

This geocache was hidden with special permission from Geocaching HQ.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx ng nyy guvf va oynpx naq juvgr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)