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"Geo-cache your way across campus" Mystery Cache

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Hidden : 04/07/2016
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Geocache Description:

This is a puzzle cache - the container is not at the posted coords. It is fourth of seven new caches (of increasing difficulty) placed in Spring 2016 for the 7th Ellis Hollow CITO event on Sunday, April 17th.

Last year, the Cornell Alumni Magazine updated its "The 161 Things Every Cornell Student Should Do." Low and behold, look at the new number 4: "Geo-cache your way across campus." Will all of Cornell's 14,000 undergrads take up geocaching now? I thought I'd add a new cache on campus to make it easier for everyone to complete their list.

I am a listmaker and so I was naturally drawn to the Cornell Alumni Magazine's "The 161 Things Every Cornell Student Should Do" (seen above) and its spin-offs. I soon realized, however, that although I often get lost in Cayuga Heights, I was never going to attend Hotelie Prom or take a PE class in juggling, and so it was going to be impossible for me to complete that challenge. The Cornell Daily Sun's version is even more out of reach as I am never going to "have sex in the stacks" nor "hook up with my T.A."


Happily, the parental version provides an appropriate amount of incentive for me as an Ithacan (but a non-Cornellian). In fact, I already visited the Fuertes Observatory back in 2007 on my very first day of geocaching while finding an original FoxPro cache. I love going to see After Eight and Last Call perform; and although I'm not a big team sports fan, I have been to one home game (not at Lynah). When I'm hungry after caching on campus, I get a kick out of buying a Cornell-grown apple from a vending machine. I read Homer & Langley last summer (and found the related cache  - The Original Hoard - in NYC). I've watched the sun set from the top of Libe Slope, and learned the first two verses of the Alma Mater. I've been crossing things off left and right; maybe when I'm done we should celebrate with a bowling party geo-event at Helen Newman Lanes?


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