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YOSM #0001 Failand Mystery Cache

Hidden : 05/27/2017
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

(YOSM Memorial Cache) The cache is not at the posted coordinates. The posted coordinates are the location of YSM0001 Failand, the very first of the Ye Ole Survey Monuments.

This cache is dedicated to the fond memory of outforthehunt's GC45CC - Ye Ole Survey Monuments (YOSM) Cache.

It’s objective was:
“The cache will be moved around the UK and Geocachers from all areas will get a chance to log it. You will be searching for a specific survey monument, pillar, surface block, rivet, or bolt. Any of the past posted trigs can be logged.”

For over 15 years that was true. During that time it resided in 755 locations around the UK and was visited by over 3000 cachers recording more than 24000 finds and allotting 691 favourite points, until suddenly, and without warning, it all ended.

But we remember.

To find this cache you will need to solved this simple puzzle

Walton Hill, Ribblesdale, Carnanmore

Reay, Walpole St Peters, North Blyth

You can use the geochecker below to verify your result.

If you'd care to share any stories of your continuing YOSM adventures, please feel free to leave a "Write note" log here with the applicable information as described in the checker

Sometime around 2010 I (sniffadogz) started the generation of the YOSM statistics and development of the website to display them. In recent years Mark (Orlando's Rat ) joined the team to take on the data collection activity. However, all good things must come to an end and the YOSM website has now been closed down. The final statistics from Mark can be found here. The list of the final 770 YOSMs is here .

About Ye Ole Survey Monuments

Ye Ole Survey Monument (YOSM) is a captivating series of caches that pays homage to the remarkable legacy of OutForTheHunt's YSM series (GC45CC).

YOSM caches are strategically positioned at or near Trig Points. These triangulation stations have played a pivotal role as surveying landmarks, contributing to the mapping of expansive territories.

Some of these points, bearing historical significance, might now be situated on private land or have vanished with time. As a result, the caches are artfully placed in close proximity, reverently acknowledging the historical importance of these survey monuments.

More information, bookmarks and statistics can be found at the YOSM Website

If anybody would like to expand the Ye Ole Survey Monuments Series, please do.
I would ask that you request a number for your cache first at
so we can keep track of the numbers and names to avoid duplication.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Chmmyr: Gur nggnpurq svyr znl or hfrshy. Pnpur: Va purpxre.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)