Each answer is a single digit number.
The clues were changed on 12/28/2021. Question #5 was changed at that time. The previous code will not open the cache container unless you follow the new clue for Question #5.
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: ________
Bloom Boom Sculpture – near 912 Main Street
There are 12 "Bloom Boom" sculptures in the lower part of Oregon City, funded by grants by Oregon City Community Enhancement and The Clackamas County Cultural Coalition. Using the Art Nouveau technique of transforming architectual structures into plant forms, these pieces reference native plants and unique architecture of Oregon City's Main Street District. The one at this location represents Lupine, a purple flower native to the Northwest. Other Bloom Booms you might see in this area represent Fish, Water Fall, Victorian style homes, the Elevator, the Arch Bridge and other types of plants. (For a map see https://clackamasartsalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BloomBoomMap.jpg)
Question 5: Count the total number of "petals" in this Lupine Bloom Boom sculpture. (About 1/2 of the petals are a solid color, 1/2 have cut-outs). Answer: _________
The cache is located in the parking lot behind 912 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 23.
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 SHINY LATCH & SWING FRONT FACE DOWN TO OPEN.
PRESS “CLEAR” BUTTON DOWN AND RELEASE TO CLEAR LOCK.
WHILE HOLDING DOWN SHINY LATCH, PRESS FRONT FACE CLOSED AT BOTH RED DOTS, THEN RELEASE 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...