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Five Year Cache Multi-cache

This cache has been archived.

CachinCin: Jeff and I went to visit this cache today, and we had every intention of reactivating it. However, after seeing just how much the brambles have taken over, and realizing that it has gotten really tough to access the cache location, we decided to archive it instead. Back when we originally hid the cache, this was a mowed meadow with just a couple of blackberry bushes near the stream. Now, the bench is gone and the blackberries have taken over! It's a sad occasion, since this cache has survived multiple floods and even a couple of mugglings. Next Spring, when we celebrate our 14th Anniversary, we will create a new puzzle multi-cache to celebrate. For now, thanks for all of those who have visited this spot in the past 9 years!

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Hidden : 03/22/2003
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

We're celebrating our 5-year wedding anniversary and our half-year (.5) geocaching anniversary! We marked these significant events by hiding this cache, which is covered by at least 5 parallel sticks and is located near Highway 520. We devised this 5-Step Puzzle to help you find it.

Clue #1: The coordinates above will take you to a nice spot to sit while you work through this puzzle. Count the number of slats in the back of the bench. (X= # of slats in the back)

Clue #2: Which is the only digit missing in the coordinates above? (missing digit = Y)

5-STEP PUZZLE

  1. Multiply X by the number of years anniversary this cache celebrates.
  2. Subtract the first digit of the highway next to the cache
  3. Divide by Y.
  4. You now have a 2-digit number. Subtract this from 86, then place it at the end of your latitude.
    N47 40.0_ _
  5. Find your longitude with this easy last step. Y - 3 = a
    W122 07.13a

There is plenty of parking in nearby parking lots.

Please keep a close eye on young children and dogs (the water is deeper and faster than it seems). The cache is in a 30-cal. ammo tin.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Sbyybj n jryy-gebq cngu guebhtu gur oenzoyrf. Ybbx ng gbc bs onax, ghpxrq va ntnvafg fbzr ebpxf.

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)