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Octopus's Garden Mystery Cache

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Hidden : 07/10/2004
3 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Note: The cache is not at the above coordinates. It is on dry land in San Mateo County.

“Ollie Octopus needs help finding his collection of treasures. His GPSr is not working right. He knows some human has been messing with it because he's getting weird symbols like "8" and "9" on his display. And he also knows he left his prized possessions at these coordinates: N23 57.672 W101 7.504

So now he needs your help.

(Just so you know, octopi don't have much use for multiples of 5, but do see the advantage of 3 as a multiple, so they divide a circle into 300 of their degrees in their numbering system. Each degree is divided into 60 of their minutes, again using their numbering system.)

Please help! He's really missing those treasures!

Ollie’s treasure consists of his prized underwater themed goodies plus a digitalfish hotel, where you can drop off, pick up or swap digitalfish sig items.

P.S. Ollie’s pretty mad with humans messing up his GPSr. You might want to bring a suitable trade item in case he gets back there first without our help!”

Note: Octopus minutes are less precise than human ones so you may need to “fish” around a bit more than usual to find the cache, which is a camo-duct-taped cashew jar.

Note: Difficulty is set at 3. It’s just arithmetic, but it nearly drove us crazy getting it right!

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