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Mystery Cache

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

A cache by Smokey(bear) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/11/2004
In Michigan, United States
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This will take you to a monument dedicated to a well known person who explored areas of North America that became parts of the Northwest Territory and later states of the United States. He is also well known for his other choosen profession

I have lived in this area for over 20 years and knew of this monuments existence but only recently actually found it. In the hopes of guiding visitors to it I have decided to make it part of a cache. The cache is winter friendly but will require climbing a few stairs to find one of the dates. The final cache location is located in a little known and under used public access point in Ludington. The cache container is a small duct tape covered pill bottle with only room for the log book and very small items. Bring your own pencil.

To claim the cache you will need to find two dates.

AAAA = The year the person the monument is dedicated to died.
D.DDD = The year the monument was dedicated and putting a decibel between the first and second digit.

To compute the final North coordinates use N43 56.503 where BBB represents the unknown, N43 56.BBB (AAAA - 1531) = BBB

To compute the final West coordinates use W86 27.182 where C.CCC represents the unknown, W86 2C.CCC.
W86 27.182 -(D.DDD + .243)= 2C.CCC

(Remember your basic Algebra and solve the problem within the
parenthesis first)

If your proud of your home town, please list it in your notes so the diverse location of visitors to our area can be recognized.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qba'g gernq ba zr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



259 Logged Visits

Found it 213     Didn't find it 23     Write note 12     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 3     Owner Maintenance 6     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:59 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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