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The Battles of Bull Run & Manassas Bonus Cache Mystery Cache

Hidden : 05/18/2020
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Of course the cache is not located at the published coordinates—it’s a mystery cache.  In order to find this cache you need to first complete the “The Battles of Bull Run & Manassas” lab cache adventure.  As you do the adventure at each completed lab cache you will receive a “WORD” and a “CLUE.”  The clues are clues for this cache.

After you collect the five words you need to use three of those words to find the coordinates for this cache.  But wait, what three words?  Place the five words you received in reverse alphabetical order and use the middle three in the list (as they appear your list—in reverse alphabetical order) to find the coordinates.  Sort of like if you had gone to the published coordinates you might have noticed that in december lettuce is sometimes available.

You might be tempted to sit down while looking and retrieving the container, but NO!  If there was one, this cache might rate a no sitting attribute during the warm months.  The grassy areas in and around the battlefield are known for their chiggers.

OBTW, this adventure fits nicely in the middle of the “Manassas Historical Tour” lab cache adventure if you want to do both lab caches together.  If so start the historical tour, and do the “The Battles of Bull Run & Manassas” lab cache adventure between the “Stone Bridge” and “Henry Hill Manassas National Battlefield Park” stops of the historical tour.  You can even find this cache during the side trip.

While you’re in the area if you haven’t already, you might consider finding "Well of decay" (which is a stone’s throw from the published coordinates) and “Rally behind the Virginians."  You will pass them both on your trip through the park.

This cache is not located in the Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Congratulations to pwesleynd93 for the FTF

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)