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Deputies, bring in those travel bugs

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Hidden : 02/03/2013
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A quick two stage cache, bringing your travel bug to the old west.

*** Awarded 5-Bug Badge of Honor from Travel Bug Hotels of America
*** Recognized in the blog, Latitude 47 (4/3/13 article "Behind the Scenes ...")
*** Featured on (show number 409, 15 min., 20 seconds into the program)
*** Also featured on Caching in their SW geocaching roadtrip (podcast 196, beginning at 00:49:15)
*** Highlighted as #14 in Gary Slinkard's book, "201 Geocaches to Find Before You Die"
*** Cacher's (deputies) escorted more than 1,000 trackables to and from the jail so far
*** And our greatest thanks to the 150+ premium users who have made this a favorite !

Travel bugs and other trackables are on the loose.  The sheriff is calling on deputies to join the posse and round up those desperados, locking them in the jail until released by another deputy.   Individuals without travel bugs are welcome to visit and record their visit in the log, but please do NOT leave any swag. 
Stage 1
Micro at coordinates above.  Be sure to make note of all the numbers you find.  Deputies, there’s a corral nearby for your horse, but we suggest that you mount up after gathering your evidence, it’s a further ride to the jail. 
Stage 2
Use the first two lines of information found at stage one to fill-in the blanks of N 33° 34. _ _ _ W 111°  57. _ _ _.   Take your prisoner (travel bug) there, but only during the daytime (no dusk or night visitors).  If you are uncertain that you have the correct location or are having difficulty accessing the jail, be sure to read the "Addition hints" section.
A famed sheriff is there waiting for you and will dutifully watch over your prisoner.  Please make an entry in the jail's log for each bug you lock up. That entry allows you to share the ultimate destination of the bug, if any. Also annotate the original log entry of any bug you release. While the jail looks old, rest assured that the bugs aren’t going anywhere, as long as you remember to lock it up tight. 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fgntr 1 vf zntargvp. Lbh’yy svaq cnegvny ybatvghqr naq yngvghqr svtherf gb svyy va gur oynaxf sbe fgntr 2. Gubfr ahzoref ner sbyybjrq ol n guveq ahzore gb uryc pbasvez gung lbh'ir ernpurq gur pbeerpg nern sbe fgntr 2. Gur sbhegu naq svany ahzore vf arprffnel gb npprff gur wnvy.

Vs lbh qrfver gb shegure pbasvez gung lbh'er ba genpx jvgu gur fgntr gjb ybpngvba, ivrj gur cubgbtencu gung fubjf gur pnpur nern.

Svanyyl, vs lbh ner rkcrevrapvat ceboyrzf bcravat gur pnpur, frr gur cubgbtencu ynoryrq "fcbvyre nyreg - fcbvyre nyreg"

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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