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Raven's Rock

A cache by MatthewCat Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/18/2019
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Raven's Rock is part of Buttermilk Hill in the northern reaches of the Rockefeller estate near Hawthorne NY. Legend tells us that three ghosts roam the area.

The first is a lady in white, a girl who got lost in a snowstorm and sought shelter from the fierce wind in a ravine by the rock. The snow drifted in and she perished during the night. It is believed that the spirit of the lady meets the wanderer with cries that resemble the howling of the wind, and gestures that remind one of drifting snow, warning all to stay away from the fatal spot.

A more ancient legend tells of a Indian maiden who was driven to her death at Raven's Rock by a jealous lover. Her spirit is believed to roam the area, lamenating her fate.

The third spirit is that of a colonial girl who fled the attentions of an amorous Tory raider (Loyalist) during the Revolution and leaped from the rock to her death.

The listed coordinates will bring you to Raven's Rock. Nearby, you will find a sign, and the information listed will help you find the cache.

The cache is located at: N41 05.ABC W 073 49.DEF

A: The very first word at the top of the sign is in bold letters. Take the last letter in the word, and then identify which letter of the alphabet it is (A=1, B=2 C=3...etc), to get A.

B: On the sign is a list of prohibited activities. Count the total number of activities that are listed and subtract 1.

C: On the second to last line, the sign spells out the name of a color, which is combined with a second word. Count the number of letters in the name of the color, add 3, and then divide by 2.

D:At the bottom of the sign there are two different towns that are listed. Use the second town listed (single word), and count the number of letters in its name. Subtract 1, and then divide by 2. Lastly, subtract 1 once more.

E: The fourth line of the sign starts off "Except where prohibited, pedestrians and ___ ...". Count the number of letters in the word that immediately follows, and then subtract 9.

F: At the top of the sign is a single word in thick bold letters. Count the number of letters, and divide by 2.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Stage 1]: fgneg ng gur gbc, naq naq znxr lbhe jnl qbja, gur hccrezbfg jbeq(f) jbhyq or gur svefg yvar
[Final]: fznyy ebpx bhgpebc

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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