What to bring:
- GPS/ Smart Phone App
- Flashlight to navigate
- Any TV remote - make sure you have fresh batteries.
IMPORTANT: READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS CACHE
This cache does not use Fire Tacks or reflective glints to show you the way. In fact, the only use for a flashlight is to help keep you from running in to things and reading the coord tags. Instead, this cache uses infrared receivers that activate LED lights to help you find coords for the next waypoint. This cache is a replacement of our original Control the Night cache. Posted park hours are 1/2 hour after sunset and 1/2 hour before sunrise, although there are no hours for the Water Flume Trail that passes through it. The cache can be done at dusk.
Accessed from 74th and Cedar, the posted coords will take you to the first waypoint, IF YOU ARRIVED WITHOUT A REMOTE, YOU WILL FIND ONE IN A FENCE POST JUST PAST THE GATE. LOOK FOR A REFLECTOR AT THE FIRST STREET LIGHT.
A vehicle gate blocks a road into this undeveloped park land, but there are no pedestrian restrictions and the new Water Flume Trail is accessable at any hour. At each waypoint a small reflective glint marks ground zero where you will need to rotate slowly while pushing the button on the remote for 2-3 seconds at a time. Any button you choose should work. When you are aiming in the right direction, the remote will activate a blinking green LED placed nearby, about 25-30 feet away. The LED won't blink until the remote is pointed at it and the button is pushed. Get as close as possible to "ground zero" to be in the right spot to activate it, but don't worry, it will work from 25-30 feet away. You will find the coords for the next waypoint posted on a small metal tag a few feet below the LED.
At the sixth and final waypoint, look up and find a white reflector to aim the remote at. You'll need to be almost directly under it for this one. A laser beam will point you to the location of the cache. Just follow the beam and look for a green dot on a distant object, where you will find the cache hidden. The parking lot is just down the hill from the final.
ADDED BONUS: THERE IS A LETTER BOX UNDER A ROCK IN FRONT OF THE TREE, VERY NEAR THE CACHE CONTAINER.
Stay on the established trails. If you find yourself bushwhacking, you are lost and need to go back to the trail. There are houses in the area, so try to muffle any frightened screams. PLEASE REPLACE THE REMOTE ON YOUR WAY OUT.
Since this is a battery dependent cache, please try to conserve battery power whenever possible. Email me if any of the batteries seem to be getting low.
We're proud to have received the April 2016 WSGA Cache of the Month Award.