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Art or Jungle Gym? Traditional Geocache

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Team Mumu: After 18 years at Caltech, my time here is coming to an end. I've enjoyed having this cache near the building where I work, and thanks to all that have visited.

Hidden : 02/16/2003
2 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Reception is very difficult in the immediate vicinity of the cache. Our coordinates were obtained by triangulating from nearby clear patches.

The cache is situated in an area that was once associated with the now defunct Baxter Art Gallery. If anyone knows more about the sculptures here, please share with the rest of us.

This is a micro cache, hide-a-key. It is easy to get to the location. However, there are a few stairs.

The cache is located such that it can't be seen from the many windows. Anyway, on this campus odd behavior is pretty much the "norm". The container is located near eye level so that finders do not have to look suspicious crawling around under sculptures.

The cache is located down in a small courtyard. GPS readings are probably best obtained before you go down the stairs.

More sculptures on the Caltech campus

If you are interested in more than a quick cache and go, here are the locations of a number of other sculptures on campus. Feel free to visit any that strike your fancy.

  • N 34 08.206 W 118 07.531 "Water Forms", 1991, stainless steel. Commissioned from local artist George Baker to commemorate Caltech's centennial. It has been seen in movies such as "Legally Blonde". To the north, is a 400 year old Engelman oak tree.
  • N 34 08.292 W 118 07.580 "Moore's Stone Volute, 1995, flagstone, by Lloyd Hamrol.
  • N 34 08.356 W 118 07.614 "The Snub Cube", 1989, granite, by Harry Gray and William Schaefer.
  • N 34 08.286 W 118 07.580 Two small pieces near the turtle pond. "Lunar", 1974, bronze, by Aldo Cassanova and "Dynasty".
  • N 34 08.207 W 118 07.383 Capitals of the columns along this walkway feature caricatures of figures like George Hale depicted with a telescope. The cannon is a Franco-Prussian war relic that the undergraduates fire a few times a year. To the south is the Athenaeum building. Site of frequent filming, "Beverly Hills Cop" among others.
  • N 34 08.414 W 118 07.383 "Mechanical Elephant", 2002, by recent student Nate Austin. Designed primarily as a ride, it has been seen walking around with students pedalling. If things mechanical interest you on a weekday visit what was once the world's smallest motor in East Bridge (first floor display in the hallway) near N 34 08.205 W 118 07.554.
  • N 34 08.243 W 118 07.510 "Tenjin" the Japanese patron of scholars and writers. This garden is a popular spot for weddings on the weekends.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)