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Church Ruins Park

A cache by Speal Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/05/2002
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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St. Thomas Parish was a small gothic church built over a century ago. When an unknown arsonist burned it to the ground, the parishioners decided to turn the ruins and grounds into a park dedicated to peace and reflection (they still use a very small portion that remained standing for worship). Much of the east wall still stands but the rest of that part of the church is gone. Still, it does remain an interesting and pretty place, even if the closeness of the busy street takes away from some of the peacefulness at times. (By the way, I was excited to find out that this cache is featured in a book about caching here.)

To claim credit for this, you'll have to walk the labyrinth to the center (please note, this isn't possible if there's too much snow or ice on the ground to see it, as it is carved into the cement). Right as you enter the labyrinth, you'll notice the only place where the lines of the labyrinth cross. As you round the labyrinth, keep track of how many times you go past that point on the way to the center. (In other words, if there was a line drawn on the ground from that point to the southwest edge of the labyrinth, how many times would you cross that line on your journey to the center.) Tell me that number to claim credit.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur cnex vf ng gur pbeare bs 18gu naq Puhepu Fgerrgf arne Qhcbag Pvepyr.

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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  • ChurchHere's a picture of what's left of the church.
  • AngelHere's a nice angel statue on site.

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