This is a micro cache so no room for any swag. Bring your own writing implement. Also, it is located a short drive (3/4 mile) away so don’t be surprised. Last, this is trickier than others in this series as it actually involves a visit to the site to solve the puzzle.
A cemetery in Ontario County. No night caching please. Do not upset or disturb any markers or headstones. You do not need to move or touch any of them to collect the information needed. Gentle respect for the occupants is expected. Please don't bring animals or allow small children to run about. If you have your children with you, by all means have them help collect the information you need and use this as a learning experience for them about proper cemetery behavior. Here is a cemetery cache with a little work involved.
You have to locate certain headstones and use the dates to calculate the final cache location. When you have a date such as 1/1/2016, add the zero in the day field to yield the needed number (e.g. 1012016).
Find the following stones and make note of the dates of death listed.
Initials M.S. in the North east corner of the cemetery
From above, go about 30 feet south and find the son of Wiley & Elizabeth
Who is immediately left of William B. Dailey?
Sum up the dates and subtract 19198505 to determine Latitude for the cache location
Now find the following stones and make note of the dates listed.
Find William Conover and look two stones to the left
Find Charles Dickinson and look 18 feet east
This stone is immediately left of Theodosia Bosworth. Use the top most name.
Sum up the dates and subtract 22854993 to determine Longitude for the cache location
Please make sure you close the top tightly to keep things dry inside. You can validate your solution by clicking the icon below. Make sure you enter a space after “N” and “W” and after the degrees portions of the solution (your answer should look like N 99 99.999 W 99 99.999 including the spaces)
You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.