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Big G: Zebra

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Hidden : 06/17/2016
3 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A series of 15 puzzles set with kind help from The National Trust on the Ashridge Estate as a part of the 2016 Geolympix Legacy.

The cache is not hidden at the published coordinates. Do not go there. Thank you.

All caches in this series are placed within two miles of the published co-ordinates. All caches are placed close to footpaths so please be careful not to get muggled.

The cache is not at the published co-ordinates. Solve this fairly straightforward zebra puzzle to work out where the cache is.

Big G Zebra

The Facepalm Award is a prize that is handed out to local geocachers for epic fails in the name of geocaching. Five local geocachers, Alan, Graham, James, Paul and Sarah have won the Facepalm Award at some point in their caching career. Using the statements below can you work out in which town each cacher was when they won the award, what their misdemeanor was, at which location and what type of cache they were looking for at the time?

  1. Alan was caching in Tring at the time of his incident.
  2. James had a misdemeanor involving mud.
  3. Paul did not go caching in Aylesbury.
  4. The person who face planted did so in Milton Keynes.
  5. The waterfall was in Luton.
  6. Paul spectacularly lost his left boot while trying to bag a smilie.
  7. The person who dropped their GPS device was looking for a Multi at the time.
  8. The earthcache was in Aylesbury.
  9. The person who was caching in Berkhamsted had a name that started with a letter of the alphabet before the cacher who dropped her GPS.
  10. Graham, true to form, was looking for an unknown cache.
  11. The bag was somehow dropped off a bridge into a canal.
  12. The leterbox was in a tree on the bank of a lake.

Dropping the leading digit of any two digit numbers the cache can be found at N51 48.ABC W000 34.DEF where:

A = The first letter of the first name of the cacher who was looking for a traditional.
B = The first letter of the town where the cacher lost their boot.
C = The first letter of the cache type that was by a waterfall PLUS the first letter of the cache type that James was looking for.
D = The first letter of the misdemeanor that involved nettles.
E = The number of letters in the town where the bag was dropped.
F = The number of letters in the first name of the cacher who was caching by the waterfall.

There is on-foot access to every final location of caches in this series. If you find your way blocked, go round. DO NOT climb fences as this is unnecessary, dangerous and may result in this cache being archived at the request of the landowner.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Cache] Zbffl fghzcl xabyy

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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