Trog's Travel

A cache by Team Troglodyte Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/27/2003
In Texas, United States
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A cache intended to be a little more challenging than the basic box in the woods (although it does end at a "box in the woods").


They do, however,  represent a point approximately midway between the physical cache location and the location where information to
derive the cache coordinates will be found.

Troglodytes dwell in caves, forests and other such places.  As they travel, they like to leave caches of items that they might need later, and this particular Troglodyte family has left a number of such caches around the Houston area.  Since these caches are often found by dastardly local Cro-Magnons and other more sophisticated beings, the Trog's treasures are frequently borrowed and replaced, and the poor Trogs never know what they may find when they return.  This cache was hidden deep in the forest, and the coordinates were cleverly concealed to prevent such plundering.  Unfortunately, being Neanderthals (Troggies?), and not very proficient at high tech navigation, when the cache was stashed, the method of concealing the coordinates left something out.  The Trogs based the cache coordinates on numbers found near a prominent local object.  Unfortunately they can no longer locate the object.  They recorded the distance from other Trog caches to the object, but neglected to make note of the bearing!  How will the Trogs ever locate their cache?  At least they feel secure that no others will locate the cache, even if their notes are found.

To the dismay of the Trogs, their notes have been found and posted here.  On the other hand, since surely no one will solve the puzzle they are not overly concerned.

To locate this hidden Trog cache, the following steps will be necessary:

1. Find the location defined by the following:  8.15 miles from cache GCC6A6 (Let’s Czech Out Conroe), 7.29 miles from cache GC5D16 (Four Wheel Power), 12.82 miles from cache GCC6AC (Cut ‘n Shoot Cache).  Although this will not be an extremely precise fix, you should be able to locate a tribute to an historical figure near that location.

2. Approximately 120’ east of this tribute are two recording devices. One has an eight digit number and the second has a seven digit number clearly displayed on the front of the device.  To verify that you’ve located the correct devices, and are viewing the correct numbers, the second digit of one of the two numbers is 4, and all digits added together total 37.  The second digit of the remaining number is 7, and all digits added together equal 39.

3. The coordinates to the actual cache are:  N30 (F-H)A.(G-A)(E-M)G   W095 DF.KMJ   found in the table below after you enter the eight digit numbers into it:

  7           X

The hike to the cache is just over 1/2 mile, and it is a great nature area.  The scenery and wildlife are worth spending some time to observe - bring your camera.  A brief search around the coordinates should quickly reward those who solve the puzzle.  A clear trail leads to within less than 100 feet from the cache.  It is not necessary to bushwhack more than that. It is possible to drive to points less than .5 from the cache, but this is not necessarily the easiest way to reach the cache (trust us about this).

The enclosed camera was retrieved. March 11, 2011 by Log Dawgs. The pictures have been processed and those that are viewable have been posted. The camera was in the cache from its placement in 2003 until 2011 and had an expiration date of 2004. All things considered the pics came out reasonably well and only three were totally useless.

THE CAUTIONS:  All the standard south Texas geocaching cautions apply - mosquitoes, poison ivy, thorns, and the potential to encounter scary and/or dangerous wildlife are all present.  It is NOT RECOMMENDED to bring small dogs, small children, etc., as gators are said to exist in the area.   Have fun and enjoy this very special area, but use common sense as well.

You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Chmmyr: Vs lbh trg zverq gbb qrrcyl va guvf pvephyne Gebt ybtvp, qebc hf n yvar!

Pnpur: Arfgyrq va gur I bs gjb fznyy ybtf naq pbirerq jvgu n ovg bs angheny pnzb.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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