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38 Degrees

A cache by aliasmom Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/9/2018
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


This cache is not at the posted coordinates.

It is, however, right at 38° north latitude. You only need to figure out the longitude.

If you know one angle and two side lengths of a triangle, there are two possible triangles that can be drawn. Here you have two not very accurately drawn triangles with one angle given as exactly 38° with the opposite side exactly 1 mile (5280 feet). One of the other sides is 7235.28745 feet. One of these triangles holds the key to this puzzle. Figure out the other angles to find the longitude of the cache. Make sure to carry at least 8 significant digits. If your answer looks right, but doesn't work in Certitude, you probably need to carry more significant digits.

I had a rather roundabout hike to get to this spot which makes it a bit tough to rate the terrain. If the first couple of finders think it needs to be changed, let me know. You get a bonus half star for the tree climb.

Copy down the number at the top of the log sheet to find a future cache.


 


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Congratulations to thanman2 for a very quick FTS!

Congratulations to jack of hearts for the FTF!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

8 fvtavsvpnag qvtvgf zrnaf qba'g ebhaq bss vagrezrqvngr pnyphyngvbaf gb srjre guna 8 qvtvgf (9 jbhyq or rira fnsre). Vs lbh gel gb znxr guvf jbex jvgu n fznyyre ahzore, lbh jba'g or npphengr rabhtu gb Pregvsl.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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