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Ohlone Sanctuary

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Hidden : 9/15/2003
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

An easy 6 part multi-cache on flat ground. This adventure is best completed on a bicycle and will provide you with a tour of this wonderful park.

Ohlone Sanctuary

Bring your significant other, your family or your friends and step back in time. Imagine what the bay lands may have looked like when the Ohlone Indians lived in this region. In those days, tule elk roamed the land, condors soared overhead, and sea otters and fish were abundant. Your journey to the final cache site will introduce you to a few special places within Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, California.

This is a multi-cache. The best days and hours to complete this are Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 to 4 pm. You can park for free at Waypoint 1 (park near the palm tree), or you can pay the $4 fee ($1 per dog) and park inside the park. This multi-cache journey was designed to be completed by bicycle but you can also hike it. The route is approximately 4-5 miles on flat ground, most of it paved; some of it packed dirt/gravel. You will not have to go off trail, uproot any trees, or wade through poison oak.
Note: waypoints 2,3,4 are close together.

The cache container is a black 6 -1/2 x 10 x 3-1/2 inch Rubber Maid container

In order to find the cache you must substitute the corresponding values you will find at waypoints 1-6.

N37°33.ABC W122°DE.FGB <----- Cache is located HERE.

N37° 33.330 W122° 04.065

A = Fourth digit following "J" (Do not count the "J" as a digit)

N37° 33.244 W122°05.303
B = number of bench legs minus 3

N37° 33.193 W122° 05.447

C = number of games found in the game drawer + 5
D = number assigned to the "Ribbed-Horse Mussel" minus 5

N37° 33.192 W122° 05.475
E = number of butterflies engraved on the wooden arch above the gate (outside the garden) + 3

N37° 33.800 W122° 05.804
F = number assigned to the "Sacramento Squawfish"

N37° 33.506 W122° 04.890

G = the sum of the first number you see after the letters "ALA" + 2
After you jot down the number, walk a short distance around the perimeter and peek though the gate.
You will be able peek into the past.

Now you have all the missing values to complete the location of the cache. While you are at the cache site, look toward the south to view a small island. If you are lucky you will see a rookery of huge white pelicans (July-Jan). A typical American white pelican weighs 16 pounds with a wingspan of 5-1/2 feet!

Watch out for geomuggles when you replace the cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Waypoint 1:]ba tebhaq arne cnyz gerr
[Waypoint 3:]tb vafvqr
[Waypoint 4:]nafjre vf bar cyhf guerr
[Waypoint 6:]nafjre vf guerr cyhf gjb
[Cache:]ybpngrq nybat gur abegu fvqr bs n genvy pnyyrq "Qhfg Genvy", haqre n ynetr ohfu (rnfg zbfg raq bs gur ebj)

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:51 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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