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The Artful Dodger

Hidden : 6/1/2002
In Wisconsin, United States
3.5 out of 5
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is a 3 stage multi-cache with a bit of a unique twist as described below. The cache is being launched to coincide with the Wisconsin Geocaching Association's 1st annual campout at the beautiful Governor Dodge State Park.

Park @ N43° 00.664 / W090° 07.359. Proceed to the first station @ N43° 00.617 / W090° 06.856 via the Pine Cliff Trail.

In the container (a "semi-micro measuring 5" x 2" x 3/4") at the first station, you'll find 3 sets of coordinates for 3 different intermediate stations. You'll be provided a verbal hint and a standard difficulty rating for each set of coordinates. The easier they are to get to, the harder they are to find...the harder the terrain and route finding, the easier they should be to find.

These intermediate caches are all micros (not necessarily film cannisters though) which contain the coordinates for the final "traditional" cache: an ammo box. The final cache's original contents were: 3 pencils and a logbook, 4 fish lures, a 17 in one multi-tool knife, a 7 piece exacto knife set, 2 key rings, a Ventana Canyon ballmark repair tool (this is the companion piece to the towel ring that Yawningdog nabbed from "Scarab"), a pencil eraser, a Mario golfball, and a small handmade plaque commemorating the campout for the first finder to take and keep as a trophy. (see attached picture).

A few special notes: This park has cliffs and ridges all over the place. None of the caches require climbing up or down cliff faces (or even getting close to the edge). Your route might indicate that you need to go down a cliff to reach a every case you can get to the cache safely from below. Each station requires some off-trail work. I would not recommend trying this at night. The total cache will require climbing and descending the hills and ridges (on trails) a number of times, with a round trip total of about 3 miles. If you've been frustrated by the difficulty of "the Scarab" you won't want to try option # 3 which is the easiest intermediated cache to get to but the most difficult to find.

Extra credit: I will send a $5.00 gift certificate to the first person to e-mail me accurate descriptions of all 3 intermediate caches. Enjoy this awsome park!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[First stage] - jurer snyyra gerrf zrrg
[option 2] - 25 fgrcf sebz jngre
[option 3] - fbhgu bs genvy

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 1/19/2017 6:36:44 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (2:36 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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