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. . . Into the Wild Black Yonder

A cache by Thot Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/30/2005
2 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Near The NASA Johnson Space Center

You may (or may not) want to wait on this one while I think about what to do.  I've looked into the fence they've put around it and the real purpose it to keep children from climbing up on the display platform.  It's considered an "attractive nuisance" like a swimming pool and the law requires they do something to prevent children getting hurt on it.  It's not obvious to me how a child it going to get hurt on it but whatever . . .

You don't have to climb onto the platform to get to the cache, but you do have to reach through the fence.  If you touch a wire it alerts someone in security (the guards).  There's a camera, so when they get the alarm they can see you, and  there's a speaker to speak to you.  I've tested it a couple of times and only a slight touch on the wire sets off the alarm. 

Since guards are often humorless and intimidating, I figure this is enough to deter most folks, but I don't really think you can get in any trouble other than, perhaps being asked to leave.

I posted this note initially on August 15th.  As of this writing 10 people have logged the cache in spite of the fence.  Four of these people told me they think the fence adds to the fun/challenge. 


I think this is a super display.  I really wanted it to be a virtual cache but couldn't get that approved, so I made it into a traditional cache. 

This is a mini-micro (Bison).  Bring your own pencil.  It's a two star cache if you use the hint; and five stars if you don't.  If you find this one without using the hint you should get a double find, but I don't think I'm allowed to do that.  Be sure to astound us, and tell us in your web log if you were able to find it without the hint.  The hint is long -- you don't want to have to decode it by hand.

In her log, KikiMew made an excellent suggestion.  It will help you blend in with the muggles if you carry a camera.  Almost everybody who goes to this location is taking pictures.

Twice when I'v checked on it, the container was lying in the open.  It isn't supposed to be just lying there.  If you find it in the open, please cover it, then email me and tell me how you left it. 

If you can't find it, and you don't want to post a DNF, please email me.


Available year-round Available year-round Muggles Nearby Bring a pen or pencil
Kid Friendly Kid Friendly  A good cache for your lunchtime Lunchtime Cache


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



71 Logged Visits

Found it 63     Didn't find it 2     Write note 4     Archive 1     Enable Listing 1     

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