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Hydration Station

A cache by DavidT21 & Fisherwoman Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/01/2003
3 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is an offset cache. Final location is very close to parking. You will be looking for a small container about the size of a film canister.

NOTE: Hide location and puzzle solution have changed as of 11-6-09.

The above coordinates are not complete. The complete coordinates can be determined from finding various landmarks around the Temple.

Most of us, when we turn on a faucet, never think about where our water came from and how it got there. The area of this cache is located at the juncture of underground water pipes that carry water out of lake Hetch Hetchy, 150 miles away -- in Yosemite National Park. From there the flow moves along Niles Canyon and under the bay to surface in the San Andreas Lakes behind San Mateo and serves the people of San Francisco. In 1906 the Spring Valley Water Company (SVWC), which owned this area, hired Willis Polk, famous architect, to design a "water temple" here where people could celebrate the "meeting of the waters". San Francisco bought the SVWC and the temple in 1930. The water temple then eventually became unstable after years of neglect and the Loma Prieta earthquake. In 1997 San Francisco restored the water temple after persuasion of a group called "Save Our Sunol". The restoration was completed in 2000 and is now once again open to the public.

Temple hours are: M-F 9am -3pm. We gave this a 3 rating, because of the limited hours.

There are 3 years listed on the California Historic Civil Engineering landmark 1852, 1888 and A B C D

Look for the last name of Mullane, what is the year listed above his name.? E F G H

These words appear how many different times on the temple? "I will make the wilderness a pool of water and the dry lands springs of water. The streams whereof shall make glad the city" I

Now using simple math solve each of the equations to get a piece of the coordinates.

37(A+E) (D-A). (C-D) (I+A) (F+G+A)

121 (D-A) (B-D). (B-C-E) (C+E) (I*E)

Check out the sister temple near San Carlos.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

purpx fhz guvegl sbhe

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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