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Mystery Cache

Linn Creek Trail: Maury Kent

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Hidden : 1/27/2018
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is part of the Linn Creek Trail: Marshalltown History series.  Follow the bike trail to a series of caches highlighting prominent figures in Marshalltown history.  Each cache will require you to leave the trail and search for a hidden cache.  The caches in this series vary in difficulty and terrain.

Maurice (Maury) Kent (1885 – 1966)

Maury was born in Marshalltown and developed into a talented athlete.  He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1908 after playing football for the Hawkeyes.  Upon graduation he played baseball for several local teams then pitched for the minor league Birmingham Barons.  He was drafted and pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers during the 1912-1913 season.

After retiring from professional baseball, Kent went on to coach collegiate baseball, football, and basketball teams at University of Iowa, Iowa State, Carleton, and Northwestern.  He also coached baseball at the University of Wisconsin.


The Challenge

Cache is not at the posted coordinates.

geographic coordinate system is used in geography to specify every location on Earth by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.  A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation.

Common latitude/longitude formats include:

  • DDD° MM’ SS.SS” - Degrees, Minutes, decimal Seconds
  • DDD° MM.MMMM’ - Degrees, decimal Minutes
  • DDD.DDDDD° - decimal Degrees

Geocaching is generally done in DDD° MM.MMMM’ format.

The actual coordinate of the cache, in DDD.DDDDD° format, are

       42.040711°,   -92.914480°




Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pbaireg gur pbbeqvangr sebz QQQ.QQQQQ° sbezng gb QQQ° ZZ.ZZZZ’ sbezng.


Ragre QQQ.QQQQQ° sbezng vagb na nccebcevngr TCF havg.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



11 Logged Visits

Found it 10     Publish Listing 1     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 6/28/2018 11:11:49 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:11 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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