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Mystery Cache

Gadget Man the Geomancer

A cache by Wily Javelina Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/22/2003
In Arizona, United States
5 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This geocache is hidden on the West side of Tucson near the foothills of the Tucson Mountains. The coordinates of the geocache are not listed on this page, they have to be calculated from information provided below.

Motivation for this geocache came from the geocache " Orbis " by Team Spike (aka, Toon and Groover). Since I enjoyed finding that cache so much and there are no more caches of that type here in Tucson, I decided to add another one. Here, I've extended the problem another dimension and added a twist of my own.
Use the following set of four coordinates along with the figure below to find the coordinates of the geocache.
1) N32° 16.150 W111° 05.525
2) N32° 14.706 W111° 05.858
3) N32° 11.833 W111° 02.111
4) N32° 11.478 W110° 59.989
5) Cache Coordinates ?
Checking your answer:
In decimal minutes format and rounded to the nearest 1/1000th of a minute (and in UTM format, ignoring the zone): the sum of each digit in Latitude is 27 (UTM checksum 36), and the sum of each digit in Longitude is 15 (UTM checksum 33). Note that a one digit error in the checksum could correspond to around 5ft (UTM, 3ft) discrepancy in the final cache coordinates, which are only accurate to to within 15ft.
I do not recommend looking for this cache until you are sure that you have the correct coordinates. If the radius of the circle is about 5 miles then an error of 1° in a calculation could result in a 450ft error in the final coordinates. I give five stars (in difficulty) for figuring out the geocache coordinates, two stars for actually finding the container once you have the correct coordinates, and three stars for terrain. The container is made of 2" PVC pipe, it is painted tan, and is located within 0.1 miles of the nearest parking spot.
Geomancy - An inspired guess by means of lines, figures, and signs from the earth.

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Last Updated: on 7/8/2017 7:35:26 PM Pacific Daylight Time (2:35 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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