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boulter: It was fun while it lasted but it appears that the cows and the cache have all moved on to greener pastures.



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Hidden : 4/17/2005
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Welcome to Cowtown! Many times I've driven through Los Altos Hills and thought to myself, "What's with the cows?"

10/30/2009 update: Most of the cows have mooooved on, so I've filled in most of the numbers below. Just visit waypoint D which should be recognizable without the cow and you will have the final coordinates The plywood Holsteins have been placed throughout Los Altos Hills as part protest (Los Altos Hills-style) and part community art project. The protest is by local residents who are upset that all the elementary schools in LAH have been closed and local kids have been sent to Los Altos schools. You can read more about the project at

This multi-cache will take you on a tour of some of the cows. To find the coordinates of the final cache, match the picture of each cow and its cow number with its' coordinates. You can visit the cows in any order, but the order below should minimize your driving.

You may notice there are 8 cow pictures and only 6 coordinate digits you need to fill in. This is intentional. Two cows are unused. You'll have to visit all 6 locations below to eliminate the evil cows.

The Cows

Cow 0

Cow 1

Cow 2

Cow 4

Cow 5

Cow 6

Cow 8

Cow 9
If you can't find a particular cow, trying moooing loudly. They really like that and may come out to laugh at you.

The coordinates

A: N37 22.927 W122 08.274
A = Cow _2_

B: N37 22.310 W122 08.384
B = Cow _0_

C: N37 22.007 W122 08.118
C = Cow _5_

D: N37 21.937 W122 08.194
D = Cow ___

E: N37 21.516 W122 07.788
E = Cow _4_

F: N37 21.947 W122 08.572
F = Cow _9_

Now, find the cache at N37 2A.BC1 W122 0D.EF2. The cache container is a Nalgene bottle wrapped in brown tape.


Once you've found the cache, I will accept a second find log on this cache if you find another (plywood) cow in Los Altos Hills not listed at one of the coordinates above. I know there are plenty more. Post your coordinates and cow picture in your (second) log. Your GPSr must be in the picture. Only one cacher per cow and cow per cacher. Offer not valid in Florida or Delaware.

If you're a LAH resident, I guess you have an advantage. You can stick one in your own front yard and take a picture there.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Cache:] Onfr bs gerr, qbjauvyy fvqr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:58:10 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:58 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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