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Hot Air Balloon art Mystery Cache

Hidden : 06/06/2020
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:



Every year, typically the last weekend in August the little town of Metamora holds the Metamora Hot Air Balloon Festival. The center of this geo-art balloon is the field that all the hot air balloons set up. Sometime between 5:00 and 6:00pm the balloons will launch off the ground! It is an amazing sight and I invite you to attend. (I would definitely suggest getting there early to get the best spot to watch).  My family and I are usually helping set up the balloons. Come find us and say “HI!” (I just might have a souvenir for you).     


Did you know each hot air balloon is designed to hold a limited amount of weight? The balloons come in all shapes and sizes. They are specifically designed for the various baskets that can carry one or more passengers. Are you ready to take an Adventure in my Hot Air Balloon?


In order to get my geo-art  Hot Air balloon “off the ground” you are going to have to figure out if my balloon is: ( greater ) than, ( less ) than, or ( equal ) to the weight the balloon can safely hold. You will be comparing Kilogram (kg), Gram (g), Pound (lb), Ounce (oz), Carat (carat), Dram (dram), Millgram (mg), Grain (grain), Metric ton (ton), or Stone (stone).


This balloon can hold  643lb _               You currently weigh 164,602dram


NOTE: Some of the caches in this series will have a code on them. So please don’t move containers to different locations.  You must put your finds collected in sequential order. Then these codes will give you the GC code to a specific cache. Once you complete the geo-art take a trip to that cache that contains a gift to be collected at the end of your Adventure. Hot Air Balloon 50 has a second checker to verify you have the final GC code and lock code. The last digits will be the lock code.

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)