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Mainline weaving operations

A cache by trode Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/25/2004
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

See your tax dollars at work.

According to the web site http://www.vta.org/highways/rte85101n.htm

“Mainline weaving operations” refers to the competing movements of cars trying to enter and exit the freeway on the same stretch of roadway. This project will separate these traffic movements by modifying interchange ramps, constructing a new freeway-to-freeway connector and adding special auxiliary lanes to provide additional room for motorists entering or exiting the freeway.

This highway improvement project is supposed to be finished in early 2006.

Waypoint 1: The posted coordinates. Take a moment to look east and see how much progress has been made since I placed the cache. Find the pole nearby and observe that it is labeled with a series of digits and letters arranged in a vertical column, as follows:

DIGIT = A
LETTER
DIGIT = B
DIGIT = C
DIGIT = D

Look straight up and observe a two-digit number. Let E = the smaller of these digits and let F = the larger of these digits.

Waypoint 2: Walk 180 feet true south from waypoint 1.  Find the writing on the concrete wall nearby.  Underneath the words “NORTH-SHORELINE BLVD O.C.” there are five digits, arranged as GH-IJK.

Compute the digits of the final coordinates as follows:

T = A - I + F
U = B + G - K
V = C + I - E
X = D - A + E
Y = F + G + I
Z = H + J - A

The cache is located at:

N 37° 24.TUV W 122° 04.XYZ

The cache is a little over a mile walk from the posted coordinates. As you approach, you can enjoy viewing the interchange project from a different angle. I particularly like the artistically embellished concrete facade. Bring something to write with.


June 9, 2006 — I should have hidden an ammo box here, but I was just a newbie and I was dying to hide this cute bison tube I had, so that’s what you have to find. Sorry. And the high tension wires overhead seem to mess up people’s reception, so you really have to work to get a handle on ground zero. Sorry again. The hide is kind of clever, though. Do not go into the blackberry or poison oak bushes; the cache is not there.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[cache hint 1] Irel pybfr gb n gerr gehax.
[cache hint 2] Abg ba gur tebhaq.
[cache hint 3] Nggnpurq, abg unatvat.
[cache hint 4] Cbffvoyr ol rlr, ohg rnfvre ol unaq.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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