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GeoExpeditionMT #10: The Real Confluence Mystery Cache

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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A walking history tour with a twist - a cache puzzle for you to solve.

This Cache is part of the Helena, Montana GeoExpeditionMT. The GeoEpeditionMT spans the scenic Helena area from the heights of MacDonald Pass, through historic downtown gulch then south to Boulder and the Elkhorn Ghost Town. Discover all the treasures of Montana’s Capital City. Hotel packages just for Geocachers can be found at

If the price of gas prohibits some traveling, here is a great way to experience a long journey in a short time. Remember, this is a puzzle, so there is no cache at this location. In the summer you will see the blue-faced bear, but he will hibernate during the winter, so regardless of season, stand on the gold "Confluence" seal in the sidewalk and face the first interpretive sign to start the game. When you've made the tour and returned to pass GO, you can collect the "cache" reward by using the clues you gathered to obtain the coords for the actual cache.

Clue #1 - What year was the carved mural that contains carvings of Lewis & Clark, and is called "Entrepreneurial Spirit of Helena" carved? Year = ABCD

Clue #2 - How many chokecherry ax handles were broken carving the canoes they used instead of an iron boat? Number = EF

Clue #3 - How many hazards are listed on the sign for The Great Falls? Hint - check the kids corner answer. Number = G

Clue #4 - How many plants are listed on the plants and wildlife sign? Number = HI

Clue #5 - What day of the month did Clark sign the rock at Pompey's Pillar? Number = JK

The "cache" reward is at N 46 DK.(J+K)GK W 112 BA.DCK

In hunting for the cache, you need disturb nothing natural or man-made. Hope you enjoy this as much as James and Penny did. Adopted by Yumitori in 2007. Adopted by shell618 in 2014.

*After careful consideration I chose NOT to add Geo-checker to this cache in order to leave it just as it was originally posted in 2005.*

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jngpu sbe gur tbat

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)