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SURVIVOR18: Loftridge Tree Mail

A cache by SP4FUN Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/05/2018
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


OUTWIT • OUTPLAY • OUTCACHE


You’re far, far from home with a bunch of strangers playing the game of Survivor and trying to win some "cache." Two tribes are formed and they are sent off to fend for themselves. Shelters are taking shape and alliances are forming.

Today is day 3 and your tribe originally had 8 members. 4 of the original members are driving you crazy. So far 7 of the original members have managed to survive. You secretly wish for a tribal council, so you can vote another one of them off. 

It’s early in the morning when you wake up. The other 7 tribe members are still sleeping. You try to be quiet so you don’t wake up 7 hungry, grouchy adults. Exactly 0 of them are morning people and 6 of them are completely useless at starting a fire. One of them is good at making grub with the local grubs.

There is a beautiful sunrise so you opt to take a stroll. Your stomach is growling as you walk away from the shelter. You are strangely drawn to the Tribal Tree and when you get there you discover TREE MAIL!! It seems like some sort of challenge.

You excitedly run back to the shelter to inform your tribe. Everyone takes turns reading the tree mail. After much discussion and plotting the tribe decides on a tool to take to the challenge. 

Later your tribe is taken to a remote location. Once there an urn is discovered. Inside there is a scroll. Using the tool, you gather the clue and inform the tribe about your discovery. You lead the tribe to a new location where you discover another task.

The tribe draws draws straws to see who has to go up or down. After finally discovering the next clue, the tribe uses it to figure out that they must go to a new location.

Upon arriving at the new spot the tribe spreads out to investigate. Everyone is searching high and low. Finally you zero in on an object of interest.....



This cache is part of the annual NoVAGO Series, SURVIVOR18. Click HERE for a full description of how the SURVIVOR18 side game will play out. Good luck!



NOTICE: This cache is hidden with the permission of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Geocachers must abide by all Park Authority rules. Park is open from Dawn to Dusk. Night Caching in Park Authority parks is expressly forbidden.

This cache is in a residential area, please park at the posted parking coordinates. Enter the park by using the asphalt trail. The public park is just beyond the tennis courts. Also note that the nearby grassy fields and recreational areas are private property with signs posted.




Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Rkcrpg n ovg bs obhapr :)
Fgntr 1 - Rlr Yriry
Fgntr 2 - Cynax
Fgntr 3 - Glcvpny

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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