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Victor: The Gold Coast

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Hidden : 6/9/2004
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A flat walk along the shore of Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata. This cache is SUMMER (no bugs) and WINTER (not normally buried in snow) friendly.

This walk is along railroad tracks that are fenced off for your protection. There is no need to go over the fence or near the tracks to find this cache. Cross the tracks only at the marked railroad crossing.

This is a three stage multicache and walking tour of downtown Wayzata.

At the first stage, look east and up. What object is prominently displayed on the side of this building? Add the letters of that one word answer up, using A=1, B=2, C=3, ... Z=26. Call that number SUM1. The coordinates of the second stage are then:

N44.58. __ __ __ (SUM1+143)
W93.30. __ __ __ (SUM1+944)

At the second stage, there are three historical signs placed here by the Wayzata Historical Society. Find the answers to these questions by reading the three signs, which are scattered around the garden:

  1. What year was the Great Northern Depot built? __________
  2. What year did people first start thronging to the lake? __________
  3. What year did the first railroad reach Wayzata? _________

Add the individual digits of all three years together into a single sum:

e.g. 1921, 1804, 1900 = 1+9+2+1 + 1+8+0+4 + 1+9+0+0 = 36

Call that number SUM2. The coordinates of the final stage are then:

N44.58. __ __ __ (SUM2+133)
W93.30. __ __ __ (SUM2+875)

The final cache is an ultra-micro. Bring a pencil. A log with just your initials will be accepted.

In the summer, consider taking The Gold Coast Tour which leaves from here every Wednesday at 1:30PM and 2:45PM from June 16th through August 25th. Its a wonderful scenic trip around the shores of Lake Minnetonka and trolley driver and local historian Paul Fahlin will give you a humorous and educational tour of the many landmarks and scenic views Lake Minnetonka has to offer.

There is a gauge G Garden Railroad:

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