Mystery Cache

Holliston Center

A cache by Ether Bunny Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/1/2012
In Massachusetts, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Listed coordinates are for parking. Cache location must be determined by solving a mapping puzzle.

Ether Bunny was hiking along a trail recently and made an interesting discovery. He realized he was at the exact center of Holliston! If one takes the northern most, eastern most, western most, and southern most points of Holliston, the crossover of the connecting lines can be considered as a sort of center point. It happens to be along a nice trail with plenty of stone walls. No hide here involves a stone wall.

The compass points can be found on maps here. Unfortunately, some of the compass points are inaccessible or on private property, so EB has decided to give you all four points! These are the four used to construct the puzzle. The solution can be found using topographic maps or Google Earth. Better yet, I was able to solve this using my Garmin 60Cx in less than 5 minutes using the route creation function ("NSWE") with no math at all. Solution brings one to a micro at stage one. Coordinates for final are found there.

North ...N 42° 14.283 W 71° 25.195
East .....N 42° 12.098 W 71° 22.785
South ...N 42° 09.406 W 71° 28.686
West ....N 42° 11.477 W 71° 30.142

Cachers need not go to any of the four points, but they do need to find the center. Both hides are on conservation land. No hide involves a stone wall. Parking is at the end of Gorwin Drive.

Fuzzy solution on geochecker.com
Congrats to diamond-01581 for FTF!
And to the Trail Buzzards for a one-day EB Trifecta!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

F1: Zvpeb abg va fgbar jnyy. ohg pybfr. Oruvaq bar bs gjb gerrf, abegu fvqr bs genvy gjb sg nobir tebhaq.
Svany: Orgjrra ynetr oenapurf bs ynetr snyyra gerr. Abg va be arne jnyy.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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Last Updated: on 5/18/2017 6:45:21 AM Pacific Daylight Time (1:45 PM GMT)
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