Washington's Headquarters was a house located in Newburgh, New York overlooking the Hudson River where General George Washington was in command during the final year of the American Revolution and is where he issued the Proclamation of Peace which brought an end to the revolution. The house, called Hasbrouck House, later was designated a State historic site in 1961. The house functioned as the longest-serving headquarters of Washington during the revolutionary war. It is also the oldest house in the city of Newburgh, and the first property acquired and preserved by any U.S. state for historic reasons. Why don't you come take a walk along the river where you can enjoy the same view point as Gen Washington once did. There's a brand new trail just opened for this reason. It's called the "Hudson River Waterfront Trail" and there is a sign marking its starting point at the parking cords, just down the hill from HQ.
Part of the fun of geocaching is being able to experience things you otherwise may not have had you opted for a different activity. Hiking, biking, walking or just losing track of time while following that GPS arrow and counting down along with it rather than worrying or stressing over work or chores is all part of the fun. Just for a while mind you, it does become quite addicting at times being able to replace stress with outdoor fun.
Solving a puzzle to reveal the answer or location of your next target or mission can also add to the fun while caching as well.
In order to learn the exact location of this hide, you need only perform a little simple math. In the year 17xx, after returning to Newburgh, Washington issued an order for the "cessation of hostilities", and gave his Proclamation of Peace, which formally ended the fighting of the Revolutionary War. In order for you to gain the coords of the actual cache hide, you'll need to SUBTRACT the last two digits of this date from the posted coords for the North. For the West, you'll need to SUBTRACT from the posted west coords TWO numbers. That's both the last two digits of the start year and the end year of the revolutionary war fought by General Washington (He fought in its entirety)IMPORTANT! Cache is ONLY accessible from 7am-7pm! (Gates are locked) You can only enjoy this "park" during open hours. Don't forget to make note of the special "clue" inside the cache.
You can check your answers for this puzzle here: