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Toponaut: Fountainhead East 4, Guru Mystery Cache

Hidden : 08/18/2016
4.5 out of 5
4 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

There is nothing hidden at the posted coordinates. This is the final of a four-cache series where you will use the topographical map (& legend) provided to navigate to certain features in the woods, and then use your GPS to project a waypoint from a particular feature to the cache. There are several trails to use, but also a healthy dose of bushwhacking. The total mileage will vary depending on your navigation skills, but plan for 5-6 miles. Come prepared!

Toponaut: Fountainhead

To find this cache, you must first retrieve the clue from the Toponaut: Fountainhead 3, Relics cache.

This series needs to be done in sequence, both geographically, in order of difficulty, and to retrieve clues to continue. Detailed instructions will be included for the first cache, and then decrementally so as the series progresses. All together the series will lead to about a 6 mile round trip hike (or possibly more of course!).

Please see the first cache in the series for preamble and important information on what you'll need.

image with target location

Primer (intended directions with map reading tips along the way)

  1. The first target is a confluence point, where two streams join into one.
  2. There are 4 red star/projection "stages", and one last projection to the final.

Some other notes:

  • I have set the "not winter friendly" attribute solely due to difficulties with finding the piles of rocks in the snow.
  • As you navigate, it might be prudent to come up with a point that is "too far". For example in the first cache, using the trail system as a guide.
  • Have fun wandering! However this is wild territory so be mindful of heffalumps, woozles, and other bumbling bumbles.

Links to caches:

No night caching

Best Series 2016

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

F1: rgvfnenC EF2: qrxenz fv grtenG F2: erqybp/erggbu lnyC F3-F5: frreg ghnabcbG

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)