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Infestation in Orangeville

A cache by Westwinds and Cedardoggy Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/30/2002
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Geocaching is on the verge of an infestation.

Somewhere in Orangeville Ontario is a nest of six geocache travel bugs but a virus has presented itself within the nest. Somehow an infected migrating monkey has found its way into the nest (See pictures). The monkey's virus is a powerful and deadly disease. The geocache travel bugs must be saved.

Your mission is to quickly find the nest and rescue one geocache travel bug. The travel bug will survive if it’s placed in another cache within 3 days. The other cache will have enough positive energy to rid the travel bug of any residual harm and save the world from a disaster. Your adventure begins with:

Stage One - The Virtual Cache - This site is found at the co-ordinates listed above. It will bring you to the location of one of Orangeville’s first dwellings. Record in the space below the year that the dwelling had changed.

___ ___ ___ ___
a     b     c      d

There is no actual container at this location (that’s why it’s virtual). The difficulty and terrain rating of this stage is 1/1.

Stage Two – The Micro Cache – The Micro Cache is located at S 98’00.789 and E535’50.104. Use the co-ordinate decryption code below:

N E  1 2 3 4 5
S W 6 7 8 9 0

If the outbreak were to occur, stage 2 displays the type of fire power the world will need to use to regain control. The micro cache is located 22.5m from stage one but be careful not to electrocute yourself one the way. Record the 5 digit number as indicated by the micro cache.

___ ___ ___ ___ ___
e     f     g     h       i

This container is 1.5” in diameter and 2” tall. The difficulty / terrain of this stage is 3/1. Update: In recent months Cedardoggy has had to replace the micro cache many times. If this stage is missing when you arrive, use the hint below for instructions to stage three.

Stage Three – The Mystery Cache – The co-ordinates to this cache are found in the micro cache. This cache will take you up but never let you down. Record the 3 digit number found at this site in the space below.

___ ___ ___
j     k     l

You are looking for something not normally associated with geocache containers. The difficulty and terrain rating of this stage is 3/3.25

Stage Four – The Offset Cache – By definition an offset cache is one located near the co-ordinates given. In this case the ‘nest’ is nearby. The co-ordinates to this cache are revealed up by using the recorded clues given in the previous 3 stages. Simply match the numbers and letters to reveal the final set of co-ordinates.

N ___ ___ º ___ ___ . ___ ___ ___
    j    k        d    k      d    d    a

W ___ ___ ___ º ___ ___ . ___ ___ ___
     l    b    l          l    f        i    e    j

This container is an ammo box 4” x 11” x 7”. The difficulty is rated 4 due to the unique hiding spot of this cache. The terrain on this stage is also rated 4 due to an overgrown forest with a barely defined trail.

The co-ordinates will bring you to a clearing on top of a hill. The nest is well hidden but look for the cluster of 4 birch trees. One of the trees will have a rope tied to it. The actual cache will be revealed when you unhook the rope and let it out slowly. It is not necessary to untie any of the knots.

For the first 7 geocachers: Please take one travel bug. In the interest of fair play and good sportsmanship please allow 6 other geocachers to share in the thrill of finding and moving a travel bug. Also remember to bring something to replace the travel bug otherwise the cache will be empty once the bugs are gone. There is one Ziploc bag in the cache which stays with the cache. You will find a logbook and camera inside. Please take a picture of you or your team with the travel bug you are taking. Once the bugs are gone please take a picture of you with the cache.

This cache can be done all year round. Remember stage 4 is best done with proper footwear and clothing for hiking.

All references to virus, disease or infection
are purely for dramatic effect.

Additional Hints (Encrypt)

Stage 1 – Remember that this is a virtual cache. The building doesn’t actually exist.
Stage 2 – If the micro cache is missing, simply find the REG. number and record it. Cache 3 is found at North forty three° 53.678 / West eighty° 06.683
Stage 3- At the top of the hill, find the tree that perseveres even with mans attempt to hurt it, well sort of. I rest at its feet beautifully sheltered by nature.
Stage 4 – Walk down the slope about 20 feet. The white rope is tied at eye level.

The total travel distance for this cache should be within three and a half kilometres. Anything more and you have an error.



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