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Oka lusa? *QZ1*

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Hidden : 08/09/2013
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Geocache Description:

Geocache is not currently at mystery coords. Riddle will be corrected ASAP to meet the new location. However, the listed location is the actual geocache location at this point! Riddle corrected with new coords on 2/3/2015

Oka Lusa?
Okaloosa County Parks Geocache Trail
Quadrant Zone 1

This cache IS NOT at the posted coordinates. Please read the description and solve questions to find coordinates for actual cache container. Cache is located on Blackwater State Forest with permission from the Department of Forestry.

Okaloosa comes from the Choctaw words "oka" (meaning water) and "lusa" (meaning black).

This cache is located somewhere along the Blackwater River for that reason. However, since Blackwater River runs more than 20 miles through Okaloosa County we thought it might be helpful to narrow down the geocache's location at little more.

Our other clue for you is: It is also located in Blackwater State Forest...

still not enough?

Ok, we will give you a few more clues to assist you in your search. However, it won't come free. Your google and internet skills will be tested here as well as some minor code deciphering and math. If that doesn't scare you, keep reading and maybe you can solve the coordinates correctly and you can get a smiley!

The coordinates for this cache are:

N (Answer 5)° (Answer 2)(Answer 6)(Answer 8)
W (Answer 1)° (Answer 7) (Answer 3) (Answer 4)

Question 1:

The Air Force Armament Museum has several aircraft on display as well as bombs, missiles, and a huge display of firearms. The SR-71 display will always make kids, and adults alike, become starry eyed. The B-52, AC-130, and A-10 are all displayed beautifully up front. The F-15 and F-4 are among other fighter jets, bombers, cargo plans, surveillance, helicopters, and experimental aircraft are poised for patron gawking there as well. Many of these aircraft were able to reach transonic speeds but only one was called Sabre Jet. Find the numerical designation for this aircraft and you will be one step closer to solving this geocache. The Sabre Jet was also called the F-____.

Question 2:

In the common geocahing cipher where A=1 and Z=26, what does E equal? __

Question 3:

For this question we will test your math skills just a little bit. We won't make it too tough however, as long as you carefully consider the equation before attemping to solve it.

Solve: (A x C)(B X D)

Where: A=6, B=195, C=24, D=0

Question 4:

The 1st Experimental Guided Missile Group was activated and stationed at Eglin Air Force Base here in Okaloosa County. They were tasked with developing and testing missile propulsion, guidance, and launching technologies. They were inactivated in 1949.
According to Wikipedia, the 1st Experimental Guided Missiles Group was activated this year? 19___ According to Wikipedia, the 1st Experimental Guided Missiles Group was activated this year? 19___

Question 5:

Okaloosa County was founded June 13, 19___. Take this number and multiply it by two(2) for your answer. ___ x 2 = ___

Question 6:

Okaloosa County Beach Safety's main number is: 850-2___-4131.

Take this number and put a decimal inbetween the two digits for your answer. _._

Question 7:

There once was a Navy attack transport ship named the USS Okaloosa. She was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II. Following World War II, she was sent to the Far East and also earned the Navy Occupation Service Medal and the China Service Medal.
What year was she commissioned? 19___

If you are interested in visiting the bell from the USS Okaloosa, please see our geocache USS Okaloosa (APA-219).

Question 8:

What year in the 20th Century has the most roman numeral digits? This year is in our recent history was a leap year. It was also the year of the first internet virus called the Internet Worm and the year that Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway!
19 __

Ok, that should be plenty of hints for you to solve our very first mystery cache.

This cache is located in Zone 1 of 4 in the county. In order to qualify for Okaloosa County's Custom Geocoin you will need to log 4 County Geocache Trail geocaches in each of the 4 zones and a total of 20 Okaloosa County Geocache Trail geocaches as well as log the code word for the caches in the official passport. You can get a copy of the passport here. For more information on the Okaloosa County Parks Geocache Trail, please visit the County Geocache Trail Page.

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Please visit our parks department page and see where all of our parks are located and see the amenities available also. We are located in the panhandle of Florida with a diverse array of habitat areas, from crystal white sand beaches to densely vegetated forest.

We have partnered up with the Florida Department of Forestry, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Panhandle Geocachers to begin our geocache trail. It will encompass several of our county and state parks located in Okaloosa County. Please e-mail us through this website or with any questions or comments or to request more information.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Trbpnpur vf ybpngrq nobhg 6' uvtu va n gerr ba gbc bs n onax arne gur evire.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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