A Trip to the Lake

Hidden : 1/16/2004
In Iowa, United States
2.5 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Due to modifications to the landscape by those big yellow caterpillars, then again due to kids playing with branches, we have had to relocate the final.
Good luck! All parts were checked as of 10/31/12 and all were good to go. Lets see some new finds out there!!!

This is a multi-part cache, with a large, critter-proof container at the final location.
This hunt could take up to 9 parts, depending on your ability to answer a few questions.
If you don't know an answer to question(s) in one of the parts, there will be coordinates to lead you to the answer to the question.

Part 1 has a couple of questions you will need to answer.
If you know the answers, you will be able to proceed to Part 3.
If you don't know the answers, you can go to Part 2 to get them.
(The coordinates for Part 2 are at Part 1.)
If you need Part 2, you can park at N 41 41.385 W 090 29.447.

There will also be a question at Part 3.
You can park at N 41 40.998 W 090 29.428 for Part 3.
If you know the answer, you will be able to proceed to Part 5.
If you don't know the answer, you can go to Part 4 to get it.
(The coordinates for Part 4 are at Part 3.)
You can park at N 41 40.519 W 090 28.268 if you need Part 4.

There will be another question at Part 5.
If you know the answer, you will be able to proceed to Part 7.
If you don't know the answer, you will need to go to Part 6 to get it.
(The coordinates for Part 6 are at Part 5.)

At Part 7 you will find the info needed to find Part 8.

Part 8 has the coordinates for the main (final) cache.
*** IMPORTANT! ***
When you find STAGE 8 (BROWN), you will need a specific TOTT in order to view the coord info. Please replace it EXACTLY as found... There is only one right way to replace it.
ALSO... TO THE INFO YOU FIND AT PART 8, YOU WILL NOW NEED TO SUBTRACT .005 from the NORTH COORD, and ADD .008 to the WEST COORD in order to find the new final that was placed on 11-16-2016.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Cneg 1 vf cebonoyl abg jurer lbh svefg guvax vg vf.
Vs lbh arrq Cneg 6, tb gb gur pbbeqvangrf yvfgrq ng Cneg 5 naq gura cebprrq Abegu 45 srrg.
Guvax 'oebja' sbe Cneg 8.
Guvax 'arrqyrf naq yvzrfgbar' sbe Cneg 9.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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