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Choo Choo #2: McGowen SB

A cache by HoustonTxDave Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/15/2011
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The purpose of this series is to ride Houston METRO rail, doing a cache at each stop.  You can, of course, do them without riding the rails, but then this series becomes a collection of pointless micros in meaningless locations.  The series runs from Reliant Park to Bell.

I don't care for nano containers.  But, if you've found thirty caches you've probably run across these annoying little critters.  They're about the size of the last joint of your little finger.  If I were King of Caching I would require a written justification for using them.   But, since they're so widely used and it seemed like the only practical way to do this series, I'm using them -- por favor, perdóname. 

Since the objective of this series is riding the rail, not finding the caches, I'm giving an explanation and pictures for each cache hoping to make them easy to find.  And, I haven't jammed in a full log so, hopefully, the logs are fairly easy to get it out and put it back.  Since the log is very small, please use only your initials (no date), and try to use as little space as practical. In case you've never encountered one of these before, to replace the log, put it in the cap -- not in the bottom (see picture on dime).  This way it's easy to screw the cap on and you won't mangle the log while closing the container.   I suggest you bring along an unfolded paperclip or pointed tweezers to extract the log.

Initially the cache was where it's shown in the picture, but many cachers don't replace the container where they found it, so after a few finds there's no telling where it may be.  If you find it somewhere else please put it back where I had it originally. 

 I placed the caches going southbound but you can do the series going either north or south on Metrorail Red Line.  The SB or NB in the title indicates  whether they're closer to the northbound or southbound platforms.  If there's no SB or NB in the title it's a wash. 

During the week trains come every six minutes.  With one ticket you can get on and off the train at each station as long as you travel in the same direction and complete the trip within three hours. 

Assuming you do the series at one time please say in your log how long it took.  It took me four hours to put them out.   It may be possible to do them in three three hours, but you probably shouldn't dawdle.

All these descriptions started out the same except for the hints and pictures of the individual locations.  But, so I don't have to change all the cache pages if I modify the description, the most up-to-date description will be for Choo Choo Reliant

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Lbh znl unir gb trg gb vg sebz gur bgure fvqr orpnhfr bs genfu gerr gung pbzrf onpx bppnfvbanyyl. Frr guvf cvpgher uggc://gvalhey.pbz/ca98ueu

Bgure uvagf ner va gur cvpgher
Other hints are in the picture

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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