Mr. Elver's Cache

A cache by Terrance Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/27/2002
In Wisconsin, United States
3.5 out of 5
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

April 10, 2011 field check confirmed all waypoints and refreshed all clues. As always rely on your eyes and logical deduction. The old makes way for the new and there have been many changes.

Mr. Elver's Cache challenges you with ten or more stages. Waypoints are located by several methods other than coordinates. You will be decoding, interpreting, and searching for clues to the waypoints. Some may be difficult to find, but you are good, otherwise you wouldn't be here.

You will need to use the bearing and distance functions of your GPS, to locate waypoints, which may small and hard to find. It might be best to practice before you go. Be prepared.

You will also need a notebook and pencil to take notes. Water and a snack? This will be a fun hike but could take 1 to 4 hours or more depending on conditions. DEET?.

Waypoint EP1 – N 43 02.286 W 89 30.132. Read the meter number and write it down. (( Whoa there Cacher! The meter has been changed!!! Use these numbers for the clues 31159260)) Above the numbers, write the letters A through H from left to right. You will need this key to decode the clues.

Waypoint EP2 – Go to N 43 02.BCG W 89 29.EF(D+F). Look SSE. Walk down the trail. You will see totally different towers. Go along the path to a place where the high hyrdo tower lines up with communication tower. The waypoint is on this line where it intersects Mr. Frost's good neighbor maker. Your next clue is darkly linked to a small vessel. Look carefully time has changed the area; copy the coded clues for your next way point EP3.

Waypoint EP3 – If you got here, you are on a solid footing and a Geocaching PRO! Stand on the number. Waypoint EP3.1 is located near a point at an azimuth of (A) degrees true at a distance of the number under your feet less AH feet (+/-). (Did you practice your bearing and distance function?)

Waypoint EP 3.1 - GPS readings can vary 25 feet when leaves are out. Leave every rock at your feet unturned; this is original stone fence; disturb none. Use your head to think it through. Replace carefully.

Waypoint EP4 – The red pole is the center of your search area. The area was once posted and prohibited, but no more. The inscribed clue lies not far and not near. If you are used to finding a cache within a few feet of coords; expand your horizon. The coordinates for EP6 are in a logical location; but difficult to see. Do a rubbing? Load EP6 into your GPS now.

Waypoint EP5 is visual riddle. What is a haystack among the needles? Do you see it? Write it in the log book after you have found the cache.

Waypoint EP6 – A long term resident of the park with memories of Mr. Elver and links to the past. The clues and directions to Waypoints EP7 & EP8 are well hidden. You may need to write them down.

Waypoint EP7 – Now that you know more about your surroundings, and with your notes from EP6, you know where you are going – to EP8. In the meantime, did you know that you are standing on original Gammon Road extended? Instead of a street, it became a park.

Waypoint EP7.5 Riddle me again. Another corridor, in addition to the stream, also helped the land become Elver Park. What is it and where is it? To date nobody has logged the answer.

Waypoint EP8 – Hidden among the remnants of a bygone time lie the coordinates to your next destination. EP8 an outdoor metal museum of rural life. Can you find the furnace, stock tanks, and boiler? Be careful where you step and reach. Your next coordinates lie among the heavy metal. So much scrap and so little time? Look carefully, the coords are newly refreshed.

Waypoint EP9 – If you made it here, you are near a gender specific portal to the underworld and you can see its brothers not far away. The cache lies hidden DC feet away at an azimuth of BFC degrees.

Please take care to replace the cache and hide it well. There appear to be numerous two and four legged visitors. Some have even built large nests above the old scrap heap and across the open field. Will the field stay open; or will it yield to unrelenting pressure? What do you think should happen?

Well, that concludes your tour of Mr. Elver's Farm, Park and Cache, but there still is much more to see. It may be worth another visit just to hike or ski other areas. And when you do, think about what the park will look like in another twenty years. Where will it change the most? Good caching!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pnyvoengr lbhe TCF jvgu gur ybpngvba bs gur ryrpgevp zrgre gb cbffvoyl erqhpr gur inevnapr.

Jnf gur qvssvphygl naq greenva engvat npphengr?

Gel abg gb jnyx gur yvar bs gbjref, vg vf rnfvre, naq zber rpb sevraqyl vs lbh svaq n jnl nebhaq.

Jura ng RC3, frg gur pbbevqvangrf (be abg, vgf lbhe bcgvba) sbe gur arkg jnlcbvag hfvat gur ornevat naq qvfgnapr shapgvbaf. Jnyx va n fgenvtug yvar vs lbh jnag gb; ohg gurer znl or rnfvre cnguf. Lbhe TCF jvyy gryy lbh jurer. Guvf znl or gur 2aq uneqrfg jnlcbvag orpnhfr RC4 unf fgbccrq znal n pnpure. Tvir lbhefrys rabhtu gvzr gb frnepu gur nern gubebhtuyl.

RC6 vf byq naq jbea bhg, yvgrenyl. Ernq vgf pyhr pnershyyl. Gur qverpgvba gb RC7 vf trareny naq pna or pbirerq va n gra zvahgr jnyx. RC7 vf nyjnlf ivfvoyr.

Jnlcbvag RC8 jvyy nyfb erdhver fbzr frnepuvat bs gur nern. Or rfcrpvnyyl pnershy; lbh jvyy frr zhpu.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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