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The Petrified Pachyderm Mystery Cache

Hidden : 08/26/2017
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


This is the third cache in the Frog and Toad cipher mini-series. This is a short two-stage puzzle cache that will take you to a scenic spot where you might encounter some Frogs or Toads. The cache is NOT at the posted coordinates. Solve the puzzle below to find your way to the first stage. The trailhead coordinates can be obtained by using the certitude geochecker on the cache page.

Note: This cache has a keyword that is required to unlock the "Frog and Toad Are Friends" bonus cache. Please leave laminated clue cards in the cache containers. See the links at the bottom of this listing to access all of the caches in the series.



Down by the Old Swimming Hole at Elephant Rock, Frog and Toad are hosting their annual Fall Festival. Joined by Turtle, a grass snake, a pair of dragonflies, and a field mouse, they share stories, tell jokes, sing songs and have good laugh at Toad's funny swimsuit. Later that night, Frog announces that he has a favorite cipher to share among his friends. He says:

“ GSRI GBVR TSGU LIGB ULFI LMVS FMWI"

"VWMR MVGB LMVA VILH VEVM GBHV EVMG”

"SRIG VVMU LFIS FMWI VWUR UGBG SIVV”

“You’ll never guess this one and I won’t give you a clue!” Frog boasts, before a bug flies up his nose, and Frog sneezes a very loud “Ah-Atbash-choo!”


You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.

Links to the series of Frog and Toad cipher caches. These caches can be found in any order.

Toad’s Missing Button The Petrified Pachyderm Frog and Toad are Friends




NOTICE: This cache is hidden with the permission of the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA). Geocachers must abide by all Park Authority rules, regulations and other restrictions. This specifically includes park access times. Unless posted otherwise, all Park Authority parks are open from Dawn to Dusk. Night Caching in Park Authority parks is expressly forbidden.


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Chmmyr Uvag: Arrq n Gvffhr? Fgntr 1 Uvqr: Va n uvqrl-ubyr jurer n sebt zvtug uvqr. Fgntr 1 Chmmyr: Cebwrpgvba...Zrgref abg srrg. Trbpnpur: Genqvgvbany Fcbg, ~25 srrg bss gur genvy.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)