Walk of the Planets

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Hidden : 3/11/2012
In Michigan, United States
5 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The coordinates above will take you to the Sun station in Downtown Escanaba’s Walk of the Planets. The Walk of the Planets is a model of our Solar System built to-scale along Ludington Street in Escanaba. It is 18 blocks long, which is approximately 1.3 miles. This model was designed and constructed by members of the Delta Astronomical Society in 2002.

This multi-cache will require you to travel the entire length of the solar system model (except for Pluto, which is no longer considered a planet). The stations are along the sidewalk and easily accessible by foot, bicycle, car, etc. Because of the distance involved with the Walk of the Planets, the terrain rating is 2.5. The difficulty rating of 5 is due to the work and time necessary to get the final coordinates. Depending on your mode of transportation, this could take you a few hours! Also, once you have the final coordinates, the final cache may be difficult to find. It is recommended that you print off this page to take with you. Also, you will need scrap paper and/or a calculator to do a lot of math.

In order to get the coordinates for the final cache, you will use the information on the plaque at each station of the walk to solve for the missing numbers. GOOD LUCK! :)

Final stage: 
N 45° ___ ___ . ___ ___ ___   W 87° ___ ___ . ___ ___ ___
           A    B       C    D     E                F     G      H     I     J

A. Mercury: Divide Mercury's diameter (in miles) by 758.
B. Venus: Subtract the number of days in Venus' year by 221.
C. Earth: What number do you need to add to this scale's distance between Earth and the sun to get 114?
D. Mars: What is the last digit of Mars' distance from the sun using this scale in feet?
E. Asteroids: What is the second digit in the year Ceres was discovered?
F. Jupiter: Subtract 375 million from the distance between Jupiter and Saturn in miles.
G. Saturn: Subtract 1 from the number of gases Saturn is made up of.
H. Uranus: What is the last digit in how many years winter lasts on Uranus?
I. Neptune: Add the digits of the distance between Neptune and Pluto (in millions of miles). Then, divide by 20.
J. Voyager: If someone were born in the year the Voyager probes were launched, how old would they have been in the year 1984?

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*When you are looking for the final cache, please be stealthy!*

A big THANK YOU to Delta Que for getting me permission to place the final cache.

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