Statues times ten

A cache by Don and Nancy Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/7/2002
In Montana, United States
3 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

An urban multi-stage cache. Need compass and calculator

This is a multi-stage cache designed primarily as an exercise in learning to enter coordinates into a GPS and follow them to a destination. It uses the theme of finding a series of sculptures. The Coordinates at the top of the page will take you to the first of 10 different sculptures in Bozeman, MT. By the time you have finished you will have visited a wide variety of art and traveled around the city of Bozeman, making this cache a nice way to explore the city. The total time to do this cache is about 2 hours. The distance traveled is approximately 10 miles. You might want to plan a picnic at the end.
Updated information 5/18/2009:
As time goes on, events and statues change. The second statue is currently not available due to construction so here is the data for items D, E & F . As time permits, a replacement statue will be inserted. D=11, E= 12, F= 12.
As of this date, the final cache had been muggled so the final calculations are different allowing the new placement of the final cache.

The following is a set of directions and questions for each statue. You will need to do them in order since each statue “leads” you to the next one. You will need a compass and calculator to complete this course.

I. Go to the beginning coordinates. Near this site can be found city maps and other local information. Record the following information.
A. What is the number of beaded strands on front of skirt?____
B. What is the number of beaded strands on back of skirt?____
C. What is the number of lace holes for the baby carrier?____

Calculation of next statue:
C1 = (A+B+C) X 1.63844 (round to 5 digits)
C2 = (A+B+C) X 0.1262 (round to 4 digits)

GoTo: N 45deg _._ _ _ min. C1 C1 C1 C1 C1
W111deg _._ _ _ min. C2 C2 C2 C2

II. At the C1 C2 Coordinates:
D. Number of rings on Front edge of Knife handle. ___
E. Number of Fringes on Front of Breech Cloth. ___
F. Number of fringes on Back of Breech Cloth. ___

Calculation of next statue:
G = (D+E)X 1.7773913 (round to 5 digits)
H = D X 0.2845455 (round to 4 digits)

GoTo: N 45deg _._ _ _ min. G G G G G
W 111deg _._ _ _ min. H H H H

III. At the “G H “ coordinates:
J. Number of letters in Sculpture’s last name ____.
K. Number of People in Family that made donation ____.

Calculation of next statue:
M = (J X K) X 1.1514286 (round to 5 digits)
N = (J X K) X 0.1295143 (round to 4 digits)

GoTo: N45deg _._ _ _ min. M M M M M
W111deg _._ _ _ min. N N N N
IV. At the “M N” coordinates:
O What is the total number of “points” on the appropriate statue nearest this coordinate? ____
P. What is the total number of dewclaws in this complete display? ___ (suposed to be 8 animals) You may assume that each statue in the group has the complete and normal number of dewclaws.

Calculation of next statue:
Q = 0.62395 X P (Round to 5 digits)
R = 36.413 / O (round to 4 digits)

GoTo: N45deg _._ _ _ min. Q Q Q Q Q
W111deg _._ _ _ min. R R R R

V. At the “Q R” Coordinates:
From the center Pole of this structure, take 36 single paces at a bearing of 322 deg magnetic. You will be very near a memorial with a plaque. Read the plaque to get the following information.

S. What year did “Lee” receive
a BS? ______ (use 4 digits)
T. What year did “Lee” receive an
Honorary Doctorate ____.(use 4 digits)
W. Year that Lee founded
QUME corp. _____ (use 4 digits)

Calculation of next statue:
X = 1305.282/(T-S) (round to 5 digits)
Y = W X 0.0013233 (round to four digits)

GoTo: N45deg. _._ _ _ min. X X X X X
W111deg. ._ _ _ min. Y Y Y Y

VI. At the “X Y” Coordinates:
AA. What is the number of “links” between nostrils?____
BB. What year was the Sculpture made.____ (last 2 digits).

Calculation of next statue:

CC = BB/2 (3 digits)_____
DD = AA/2 X 10 ______
EE = 199.726/(BB-AA) (round to 4 digits)

GoTo: N45deg. _._ _ _min. CC CC CC DD DD
W111deg. _._ _ _min. EE EE EE EE

VII. At the “CC DD EE” Coordinates:
FF. What is the number of top teeth? _____
GG. What is the number of Bottom Teeth? _____
HH. What is the number of vertebral spines that point downward; are south of the support pole; but do not touch the pole? ____

Calculation of next statue:

II = 1.63008 X GG (round to 5 digits)
JJ = 115.972/(FF + GG + HH) (round to 4 digits)

GoTo: N45deg. _._ _ _ min. II II II II II
W111deg. _._ _ _ min. JJ JJ JJ JJ
VIII. At the “II JJ” Coordinates:
KK. How old is the rider at the time of his death? ____

LL. What year was the statue placed _____

MM. What was the year of the “500” ____

Calculation of next statue:

NN = KK X .463 (round to 5 digits)
OO = 281.344 / (LL-MM) (round to 4 digits)

GoTo: N 45deg. _._ _ _ min. NN NN NN NN NN
W 111deg. _._ _ _ min. OO OO OO OO

IX. At the “NN OO “ Coordinates:
PP. What is the year this person was
born? ____ (4 digits)
QQ. What is the year of this person’s
Death? ____(4 digits)
RR. What year was the statue
placed here? ____(2 digits)

Calculation of the next statue:

SS = ((QQ-PP)/RR)X(42.97097) (round to 5 digits)
TT = (QQ/723.25) (round to 4 digits)
GoTo: N 45deg. _._ _ _ min. SS SS SS SS SS
W 111deg. _._ _ _ min. TT TT TT TT

X. At the “SS TT” Coordinates:

UU. Number of complete and incomplete silver bands on most northern feather. ____
WW. Number of feathers in tail. ____

You are finished collecting data from these ten statues around Bozeman. Now, use this data to calculate the coordinates of the geocache. You may want to recopy the data into the following “data chart”.

A = _____
B = _____
C = _____
D = _____
E = _____
F = _____
G = _____
H = _____
J = _____
K = _____
M = _____
N = _____
O = _____
P = _____
Q = _____
R = _____
S = _____
T = _____
W = _____
Y = _____
AA = _____
BB = _____
CC.= _____
DD = _____
EE = _____
FF = _____
GG = _____
HH = _____
II = _____
JJ = _____
KK = _____
LL = _____
MM = _____
NN = _____
OO = _____
PP = _____
QQ = _____
RR = _____
SS = _____
TT = _____
UU = _____
WW = _____

Calculation of final coordinates:

a = (square root of p)/(GG-HH)
b = UU - J
c= E – UU
d= O - B
e = GG - HH
f = WW – C
g= O-D
h= O-F
k = RR - 90
m= (AA X 2) - B

For final cache:
GoTo: N 45deg. a b . c d e min.
W 111deg. f g . h k m min.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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