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The Ax: It has been difficult for me to get out to this cache during the last two years and restock the Padlock Pete travel bugs. So it's time to put this one to rest. 38 Padlock Pete TB's were released. Thanks to all the great logs. The Ax



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Hidden : 9/19/2004
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Padlock Pete is a travel bug that needs your help! He is locked up
inside a tube which is located in an ammo box at Weir Farm Preserve
in Wilton. To free him, you need to locate two micros which display
the last three digits to the north and west coordinates that lead
to the final cache. There is nominal bushwacking as the micros and
the final cache are not too far from the trails. This is a
relatively short walk from start to finish. ROCKS, HOWEVER, CAN BE

The combination to the padlock that is holding Pete is three of the six digits that you collected from the micros. In addition to the traditional log and trade items, there is a second log which will help you with the combination. If you are unsuccessful in freeing
Padlock Pete, write down the numbers you used so they are not duplicated by others who visit the cache (YOU CAN STILL LOG THE FIND!). If you are successful in unlocking Padlock Pete, ATTACH THE PADLOCK TO HIS CHAIN(spin the dial) and take him with you to start his new journey. The padlock will be replaced. Good Luck!

Parking is located on Nod Hill Road, north of Serendipity Lane at 41 15.180N, 73 27.286W.

Check out Pete's sister cache, Key-Ring Kate, also located in this preserve.

The first micro is located at 41 15.027N, 73 27.470W as shown above. This micro has the last three digits to 41 15.XXXN. The second micro is located at 41 15.148N, 73 27.462W. This micro has the last three digits to 73 27.XXXW. Replace the XXX's with the visible numbers to locate the final cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Svefg zvpeb - Sbyybj oyhr/juvgr genvy. Fgnaq ba ebpx sbe fyvtug pyvssunatre. Frpbaq zvpeb - Fgnaq ba Naan Juvgr'f ebpx whfg bss genvy. Svany pnpur - Va gur funqbjf bs gur ebpxl cyngrnh.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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