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Splasher's Puzzle Sampler Mystery Cache

This cache has been archived.

cachbefound: The area where the final is has been cleared so that the container is very much exposed. The container also has become a home for a huge nest of ants. Because of these issues I've decided that it's to archive this one.

A big thanks to all who solved and visited.

Hidden : 12/27/2015
3 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   large (large)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is within walking distance from the
West Valley Visitor's 40-min. Parking @ N37 15.803 W122 00.796


Hi, I'm Splasher, your host for the 2016 Cachin' the Bay Mega-Event at West Valley College in Saratoga, California. Puzzles are a big part of our local geocaching community so I thought I'd provide a listing of some of the more popular puzzles for you to check out. I'm also going to provide a relatively easy puzzle for you to solve.

PUZZLE - UPDATED 7/20/16 - Answer the questions below to derive the required key word to be entered into certitude. The final cache location has not changed since the puzzle was originally published.

Puzzle Sampler List - Part 1
1 Everyday People
2 San Jose Little Pictures
3 Uncle Rebus and the New Math
4 Children's Authors
5 The Jasmer Challenge (Northern California Edition)
6 Hit the Target
7 WarNinjas Beaching Little Pictures
8 A Rare Bird
9 HELP! I'm Hearing Noises!
10 A little birdie told me...
11 Your room is such a..........
12 Deep Thought
13 Word Look
14 2 Penguins Conniving
15 Shhhh...It's a Secret!
16 Remorse
17 Martini, please!
18 I Got a Rock
19 Conspiracy Theory
20 Automotive Firsts

Question 1 - Among the 20 puzzles above, first identify the owner who has been a member the longest. Then identify the GC code of the first puzzle he or she created. Enter the code here.

Puzzle Sampler List - Part 2
21 Farmboy ...
22 Mission: Impossible
23 The Gift
24 De Anza's Food Supply
25 Brain Teaser
26 Dog Star (Sirius) Sudoku
27 Mare Island Picture Cache
28 The Blood Stone Initiative
29 Red Mist
30 Bamboo Alley
31 The Night Has Eyes
32 7 Character Geo-Lexicon
33 Hungarian Puzzle Box
34 Sacred Statue
35 The Puzzle Box
36 SKH - IT
37 Beneath, Between, & Behind
38 LOLrap
39 ANX: The Angle of Eternity
40 The Holy Grail

Question 2 - Among puzzles 21 through 40 above, identify the owner of the oldest field(1) puzzle. Enter his or her user name here.

Puzzle Sampler List - Part 3
41 The Sentence
42 Santa Cruz Little Pictures
43 Venona's Box
44 Lonely Cowgirl
45 The Fifty Animals Challenge
46 Northern CA Solar System Model: Comet Halley
47 Saxman's Cryptex #2 - The Legend of Camelot
48 Wait Until Dark Redux
49 Watch Where You're Walking
50 Winchester Mystery Cache
51 Nothin' Up My Sleeve (Nazgul Secret Trailhead #6)
52 Caching in a Parallel Universe
53 Hemlockiana
54 Super Construction Set
56 Big Nuts
57 The Rubix Cube Safe
58 Compass Cache Redux
59 Twenty four very odd primes
60 Turtle Soup

Question 3 - Among puzzles 41 through 60 above, identity the one that is the farthest north. Enter its GC code here.

Puzzle Sampler List - Part 4
61 Another Dam Puzzle Cache
62 Sleeper Cell
63 High School Math #8 a.k.a. Old Growth Redwoods
64 Not Much To Go By
65 Am I Really So Hard to Find?
66 Taryam: The Secret Climb
68 Maya Silver: Tears of the Moon
69 Just Ducky: Bottoms Up!
70 Island Sweets
71 The Bishop
72 Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz
73 Pirate's Treasure
74 Don't you hate this TYPE of cache?
75 Question: How Well Do You Know Antioch?
76 Using This Weird Old Trick...
77 The Most Interesting Geocacher in the World
78 recursion
79 It's a Smiley Face World
80 Sandy Claws Challenge

Question 4 - Among puzzles 61 through 80 above, identity the math based puzzle in Marin. Enter its GC code here.

Puzzle Sampler List - Part 5
81 The Eyes of Cotati
82 31 Days Of Geocaching: Coe SP Block Party
83 Eel Trout
84 Assault on Briones - Grand Finale
85 Foul Salmon Men
86 I Smell Smoked Meat
87 The Day The Music Died
88 Exactly One Mile
89 (Old Zapata) ~~~ Santa's Secret 'Stache
90 The Three Little Pigs
91 Humuhumunukunukuapuaa Treasure
92 CIA - FBI
93 Projection 07
94 Aerial Intelligence - Marin 2
95 do you like my cache?
96 Petaluma Underground (Swamp Thing)
97 Super Cache Bros.
98 Sum Fun
99 DVC- The Final Exam
100 Half Life Series: Ununtrium

Question 5 - Among puzzles 81 through 100 above, identity the owner who has a skull and crossbones logo on their profile. Enter his or her user name here.

Puzzle Sampler List - Part 6 of 6
101 Strange place for a picnic!
102 These puzzles make me sick!
103 Pirate IQ Test
104 Watermark
105 Are you a REAL Geocacher?
106 AddWater
107 ~Flanders Haunted Mansion @ Night~
108 Puzzle in an Enigma
110 The Montara Dragon
111 The Four Corners
112 Only On Sunday !

Question 6 - Among puzzles 101 through 112 above, identity the owner who claims to come from Russia. Enter his or her user name here.

1) For this question, field puzzles are limited to puzzle caches in which the actual cache location is provided and the nature of the field puzzle is to determine a way to open a cache container.
2) There are two additional questions (hints) hidden on this page.
3) The key word to be entered into certitude needs to be in the form of "###??????????", 3 numbers (one is a 7) followed by 10 letters (two words concatenated).


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Please be quiet at the cache and please don't go over board with burying the container]

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)