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Hidden : 10/03/2013
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not at the posted coordinates. Gather the answers to the questions below to unlock the cache container. The numbers can be entered in any order. Cache contains a log and pencil only, no room for trade items. Placed here with permission of local businesses that use this parking lot.


Each answer is a single digit number.

  8th and Railroad Avenue – Art sculpture “moontrap” at the base of Singer Falls.

A gift to the city by the Rotary Club to celebrate 75 years of service to the community, “moontrap” is a stainless steel bas-relief sculpture by internationally known artist – and local resident -- Lee Kelly. "This is a modern piece of work that echoes Oregon City's rich history," Kelly said. "One influence for the final design is the movement of water over Singer Falls." Singer Falls is a Works Progress Administration (WPA) era project that serves as a physical reminder of Oregon City's long history and deep heritage.   The idea was to make a connection between the natural world of the basalt bluffs and Singer Creek above, and the human built world of industry and commerce. The title of the sculpture comes from the novel “moontrap” by Don Berry about the rowdy, raucous early days of Oregon City, and the compromises that had to be made in order to live with civilization.

Question 1: How many horizontals are there in this sculpture? Remember, the answer is a single digit number. Ignore the fact that the horizontals are ‘broken’.   Answer:_____

 

8th and Main – Willamette River (Oregon City) Bridge Obelisk.

One of the original obelisk-shaped pylons from the 1922 Oregon City Arch Bridge has been placed here to commemorate the restoration of the historic bridge and its designer, Conde McCollough.  The obelisk was removed from the bridge and placed here during the recent bridge renovation.

Question 2: What is the first numerical digit that you see on this plaque?   Answer:________

Question 3: What is the last numerical digit that you see on this plaque?  Answer:________

 

8th and Main – Willamette Compass sculpture

 The “Willamette Compass” sculpture was commissioned by the nonprofit Main Street Oregon City working with the Clackamas County Arts Alliance with support from an Oregon City Metro Enhancement Grant. It was installed in 2011 by Seattle sculptor Brandon Zebold. Within the sculpture are images of unique parts of Oregon City (see the elevator?). The sculpture was “inspired by the natural beauty of the area, the dramatic basalt wall which gave rise to the Municipal Elevator, and the great potential for Oregon City as it expands toward Willamette Falls,” said Zebold.

Question 4: What is the first numerical digit that you see on the plaque? Answer: ________


Liberty Plaza Fountain – near the front of the Courthouse

The “Liberty Plaza” is located on the former grounds of the 1921 Liberty Theatre, one of Oregon City’s first vaudeville and movie houses. The plaza features a stage and sound system for performances, a stone fountain, historic markers, and colored tile design work depicting a river mosaic connecting the stage and fountain.

Question 5: Count the number of tall basalt rock pillars in this fountain.  Answer: _________

 

The cache is located in the parking lot for 916 Main Street: Coordinates : N 45° 21.522 W 122° 36.327

The numbers gathered from the artwork is your code to open the cache container. They can be entered in any order.

Add together all of the answers. The sum should be 18.

 

UNLOCK:

FIND “CLEAR” BUTTON (BOTTOM, CENTER). 

PRESS DOWN, AND THEN RELEASE “CLEAR” BUTTON TO CLEAR LOCK.

ENTER CODE (THE NUMBERS CAN BE IN ANY ORDER)

PULL DOWN LATCH AND SWING FRONT FACE DOWN TO OPEN.

 

LOCK:

PRESS “CLEAR” BUTTON DOWN AND RELEASE TO CLEAR LOCK.

ENTER CODE

HOLD DOWN LATCH AND PRESS FRONT FACE CLOSED AT THE RED DOTS BEFORE RELEASING LATCH.

CHECK TO BE SURE IT IS LOCKED BEFORE LEAVING.

 If you feel like the buttons aren't working, make sure the shiny latch is fully closed, try the Clear button again, try pressing some of the other buttons...

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybpx obk ba punva yvax srapr. Ybbx sbe na neebj ba gur BAR JNL fvta gung cbvagf evtug ng gur pnpur pbagnvare.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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