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50 State Traveler

A cache by Crusso adopted by SP500 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/27/2002
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

STATE MAY NOT UPDATE WITH COORDINATE CHANGES!!!!

*WARNING* THIS CACHE WILL CHANGE LOCATION IN PLAY! CHECK HERE BEFORE YOU HUNT!!!

*READ THE NOTES BEFORE HUNTING, THIS CACHE MAY NOT BE IN IT'S LAST POSTED LOCATION!*

DO NOT TRADE STATE OBJECTS OUT OF THIS CACHE!! READ BELOW.

PLEASE DO NOT JUST TAKE THIS FROM EVENT TO EVENT. PLEASE HIDE "IN THE WILD" AND REPORT COORDS TO THE CACHE OWNER FOR UPDATING.

Cache has changed goals slightly - please read FULL description below.

ANY POST COMPLAINING THAT THIS CACHE SHOULD BE ARCHIVED WILL BE REMOVED. IF YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH POSSIBLY NOT FINDING THIS CACHE AT ITS LAST LOCATION AFTER YOU HAVE READ THE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION THEN I SUGGEST YOU GO FIND A DIFFERENT CACHE.

This little buggy (bugger?) Is on a whirlwind tour of the 50 states. Along the way he would like to pick up some souvenirs. Please help him on his way from state to state & allow him to hold onto his trophies. Cache is a White PVC section w/a TB Tag # engraved on the outside. Here is my combo Travel Bug/Traveling Cache. Please go to:

Click Here for the TB page.

The idea is for this cache to travel to all 50 states & picking up state goodies. Inside you will find a mini logbook (please keep with cache) & some NY state quarters to start things off. The idea is to retrieve the cache, log the state where you found it & add a pin, patch or other item with your state's name/logo on it. (Please add something more unique than a State Quarter!) Remember that the item must be small enough to allow others to cumulatively add to the cache. Once the cache has picked up items from all 50 states, I'll have someone get it back to me either by shipping or through cache movements.

Cache goals have slightly changed since the above - The cache HAS managed to hit all 50 states! YAY!! However, I still do not have souvenirs from all 50 states. So, If anyone cares to, when they find this cache, please shoot me an email if the cache has any state specific items in it. If you are able, I would like you to mail me those.

Once I get cache items from all 50 states I intend to create a huge, stationary 50 State Cache and turn all the items into TBs! So, please do not remove or trade out any "State Specific" items. everything else is business as usual. Thanks!

By making this a travel bug as well as a cache, I've allowed this cache to be placed inside another cache as a regular travel bug would. It also allows it to be a stand-alone cache. If found IN a cache you would still be able to claim it as a find thus giving you 2 finds at that cache. 1 for the original cache you found it in & 1 for my cache! I've done this so that someone who doesn't want to have to find a place specifically to hide this cache can place it in another cache they already know about.

Some Rules:

1. Please DO NOT remove the cache from its present site unless you can move it to another state (or get it into a HEAVILY TRAVELED cache near a state border). You can log it as a find but please do not move it unless you can do this.

Please DO NOT remove any state objects from it.

PLEASE DO NOT TRADE ANY STATE OBJECTS OUT OF THIS CACHE. THE GOAL IS TO ACCUMULATE STATE OBJECTS.

Remember, You can put it IN a cache or hide it as a SEPERATE CACHE on it's own. (But you must email me or no-one else will find it!)

2. If you intend to grab it & move it, please try to post to this site & to it's Travel Bug Page.

24 hrs in advance so others don't go on wild goose hunts or report that it's missing.

3. If you grab it, YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT! Please see that it is treated kindly & redeposited swiftly.

4. Do not pick it up unless you can redeposit it out of state fairly quickly.

5. You MUST IMMEDIATELY after replacing the TB/Cache in a new location,log on & post the new coordinates here as well as emailing me with the info.

I've also registered this as a Travel Bug so please post the new coordinates here as well:

IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU POST THE NEW COORDINATES RIGHT AFTER YOU REHIDE THE CACHE & EMAIL ME SO I CAN CHANGE THE CO-ORDS ON THE HEADER OF THE CACHE PAGE!!!

If you can't do this, please do not retrieve the cache!

Please feel free to decorate the cache as well! Sign it w/a sharpie, sticker it, attach things to it, etc. Just don't damage the Travel Bug Tag or the structure of the cache container.

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* Do not crank the lid so tight that someone else can't open it. Just snug it! * Turn lightly till some initial resistance is felt, then turn about 1/2 turn more. ** There will be about two threads still showing when it is tight enough. **

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Remember, the idea of this cache is to hit all 50 states, accumulating a goodie from each state along the way. When someone finds the cache with a few state specific items in it, please contact me, I will photograph & post photos of the contents then use the entire collection of goodies as a prize in a difficult cache. I'd like to keep the log so please take care of it.

Looking forward to seeing those reports comin in!!

PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

****** ERZRZORE, GUR YBPNGVBA JVYY PUNATR FB PURPX URER ORSBER UHAGVAT*****

Pheeragyl va gur jvyq!!

[ I NEED YOUR HELP!!
PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU FIND THE CACHE WITH SEVERAL STATE SPECIFIC ITEMS IN IT SO I CAN HAVE THOSE ITEMS SHIPPED BACK TO ME FOR INCLUSION IN A LARGE CACHE WHICH WILL CONSIST OF ALL THE 50 STATE GOODIES AS A FTF PRIZE!

I NEED THE HELP OF CACHERS TO DO THIS AS THE LONGER STATE ITEMS STAY IN THE CACHE, THE MORE LIKELY THEY ARE TO DISSAPEAR!

EVEN THOUGH THE CACHE HAS BEEN THROUGH ALMOST ALL 50 STATES, I DO NOT HAVE ITEMS FROM CLOSE TO THAT MANY STATES YET.

PLEASE EMAIL ME SO I CAN ARRANGE FOR YOU TO MAIL ME ANY STATE SPECIFIC ITEMS!

THANKS!!!

NON STATE ITEMS CAN BE LEFT IN THE CACHE FOR TRADING. ]

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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