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The Edge Effect

A cache by jmike Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/4/2018
5 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is not located at the listed coordinates. It is a pretty place, but the cache is not there or even nearby. Solve for the true Edge Effect.-

On the perimeter and inside most any municipality there lies land that is not filled with homes or commercial buildings, creating edges where the city meets the country. Often these areas exist due to rapid growth, land poorly suited for development, or land still used for farming/ranching because the owners prefer to continue using it as they have for many years within their family unit.-

Parks, open spaces, recreation areas and even cemeteries along with undeveloped land all contribute to the edge effect within and adjacent to cities where country type areas meld with buildings, homes and streets creating the unique things associated with country – crops and natural land coverings, birds, wild animals, and farm animals – affording opportunities for us to observe and enjoy.-

Butterfly Butterfly

To find the cache, solve the crossword puzzle and decipher the code contained within. You can check your answer by clicking the Certitude link and when you are successful, the Certitude page supplies further information/hints to access the cache. Difficulty is based on decoding the puzzle and steps required to access the cache. This cache is not well suited to relying entirely on a phone app. Terrain rating assumes the use of a TOTT as some may need one. Accessing the cache will not require any changes to its location or in how and where it resides. Print the puzzle (page 1 and page 2) to solve with pencil and paper.-

Sammy The Sleuth Racoon


  • This is intended to be a challenge – something to stretch your mind. If you are up for that, this is for you. There are no plans for hints beyond what already exists. It is my hope this cache will be fun and unique.-
  • You must sign and date the physical log sheet located in the cache container to claim a Find on the website. Optional but not required, you may post a photo of your log signature – if you do, be sure the cache name printed on the log sheet is in the same picture as your signature. Website "Find" logs without a corresponding cache log will be erased.-
  • Website logs should contain no spoilers either in the text or photos you may upload.-
  • The first person to find and access the cache will discover a small treasure to keep as a reward.-
  • Since Certitude keeps track of who and when the puzzle is solved, the first to solve (FTS) may post a note to that effect.-

You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

-Beqre chmmyr jbeqf gura qrpbqr gurz.
-Bgure uvagf ryfrjurer, erernq.-

-Ahqtrf nqqrq 8/22/18--
-Hfr vagrearg gb uryc fbyir gur chmmyr--
-Bapr pebffjbeq nafjref ner beqrerq, rknzvar pnpur cntr gb nvq va pbqr fbyivat--
-Gur Raq.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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