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Waldo's Wanderings #3 ISU Campus Stroll

A cache by qua_est_waldo Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/27/2011
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Geocache Description:

Waldo does some sight-seeing at Iowa State University

One of our favorite story book characters is Waldo, from the Where's Waldo books. It is always fun to imagine where Waldo might have gone.

Central Campus at Iowa State University is a popular place for weddings. Many are held next to the Campanile, a bell tower with many tuneful bells. Waldo could have easily been invited to one of these weddings. He might have also left a geocache and a puzzle for you to follow.

The coordinates on this web page point to a close place to park.

When Waldo left his car, he took a short walk to the ISU Memorial Union and noticed a famous water fountain entitled "Fountain of the Four Seasons" by Christian Peterson

He counted the number of classes that donated to the conservation of the fountain at their 50th reunion and arrived at the following formula for the first digit in the puzzle:

D = (number of classes)

Waldo next went to THE CAMPANILE:

He noted the number of bells installed in the Campanile and used them to arrive at the next part of the puzzle:

E = (number of bells)/5

He wandered around until he found an intriguing SCULPTURE.

He counted the number stones that make up the sculpture and came up with this formula for the last number:

C= (number of stones in the sculpture)

A = C + D
B = C - D

The final cache is located at:

N42 01 A7D
W093 39 BE

The cache is a magnetic container with room for a small pencil, log and a coin or two.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur ahzore bs pynffrf sbe inevnoyr "Q" ner pbhagrq ba gur ynfg yvar bs gur cyndhr.
Gur ynfg oryy jnf qbangrq va 1967 naq gur pbhag vf ba gur ynfg ragel bs n cyndhr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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