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Woodside Cache

A cache by ElectroQTed Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/30/2004
2.5 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

THE POSTED COORDINATES ARE FOR THE PARKING AREA. From there you will have to calculate the next stage.
Please note that there is no need to bend anything at the final stage.

Woodside is the boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's 10th and longest-serving Prime Minister. The house, built in 1853, has been restored to the Victorian style of the 1890s. In the early 1940s, Woodside was in danger of demolition to make way for a housing development. A group of citizens organized the Mackenzie King Woodside Trust to preserve and restore the house in honour of Mackenzie King. The importance of this residence is best reflected in King’s own words: "The years that left the most abiding of all impressions and most in the way of family associations were those lived at Woodside."

Mackenzie King was Prime Minister of Canada off and on for 22 years. He was mild mannered and had a bland public personality. His private personality was more exotic though, as he believed in the afterlife and was extremely superstitious. He was highly eccentric with his preference for consulting spirits, including that of Leonardo daVinci, Louis Pasteur, his dead mother and his dog. From these spirits, he sought personal reassurance rather than political advice.

We have placed a multi-cache at Woodside to show off a little piece of local political history. (This is so weird, because I can’t stand politics!) If you would like to learn more about this Historic Site, you can visit WOODSIDE.

This multi-cache has 1 virtual stage, 2 redirect tags and a final real cache to hunt for.
From the parking lot, travel a few metres down the path and you will see 2 metal plaques. From the plaque on the RIGHT, write down all the 4 digit numbers from the English text - include the title.
Add all of the 4 digit numbers together and divide by 1000. To check your result, the digits of this number should add up to 13, and the 1st, 4th and 5th digits should be the same. Add your result to the minutes of both N43°10.573’ W080°11.298’ to get the coordinates of the first redirect tag. It will contain the coordinates of the second redirect tag. The second redirect will, in turn, contain the coordinates of the final cache location.

Please note that there is no need to bend anything at the final stage.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Virtual Stage:] Gurer ner 9 ahzoref va gbgny gb nqq hc.

[1st Redirect:] Bcravat 4' hc va ynetr fgnaqvat gerr.

[2nd Redirect:] N guerr yrttrq gerr.

[Final:] Ubyybj, fgnaqvat gerr. Chfu hc naq chyy obggbz bhg svefg.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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