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Ball Bearing

A cache by DES Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/31/2003
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

This cache covers south, east and north Boulder.

NOTE: You will need to have completed the "Viele Vexation" cache (GCCC0B) to complete this one.

Major mod made on 7/21/09 for new P9 and P10.

Since this cache was originally created in 2003, the world has been blessed with Google Earth which makes the solution much easier. Or you can tough it out with just your GPSr.

I suggest that you set your unit up to read in metric units because it affords better precision than English units when reading decimal miles or kilometers. However, for metricphobes, I will include English units thusly: 0.201 km. (0.125 mi.), but be prepared for more error. In case your unit only reads to 2 decimal places, round off the number.

Set your unit to TRUE, not magnetic.

Since the final 2 waypoints are located relatively close to each other, I also suggest that you navigate with the GOTO pointer display rather than the map display.

NOTE: Snow on the ground will hamper your progress.

Helpful tools:
a map of Boulder
a protractor
a ruler
a second GPS (handy, but certainly not necessary)

A waypoint P8 is given: 40 00.890, -105 13.921. Visiting this spot will make the rest of the cache easier, but it is not absolutely necessary if you have limited time available.

P9, the first point of this cache , lies on a bearing of 286.81 deg from P8, and a bearing of 334.26 deg from P7 of the "Viele Vexation" cache. These 2 lines intersect somewhere in north Boulder. Look around on the ground for a cover plate with 5 large letters. This is P9.

From P9, proceed 0.15 km (0.095 mi.) on a heading of 8.1 deg. This is the final waypoint P10. Look around for a marker plate with writing on it.

Using the code that "1" is the first letter in the next to the last line printed on the marker, "2" is the second letter, etc, decode this 5-letter word:

26, 20, 5, 9, 19

You will immediately know if your calculations were successful.

For 10 points of extra credit, what is the significance of the name of this cache?

To verify successful completion, email me the decoded word on the marker plate and the significance of the cache title (optional).

Additional Hints (No hints available.)



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