Mystery Cache

Discovering & Logging California's 58 Counties

A cache by Team Geo-Rangers Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/27/2005
In California, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: large (large)

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Geocache Description:

"Geocaching" is all about adventure and exploring, afterall it's the only computer based sport where YOU are the Search Engine. KUDOS to our FTF on 9/11/05 - dandm!


CACHE IS NOT AT POSTED COORDINATES but can be determined by reviewing a note placed by the CEO on 8/7/15!

This cache is intended to honor those Cachers that are truly committed to this ideal. All one has to do to claim this Mystery Cache is to log a cache in every California County and post your finds as shown below. Sounds simple enough?! Check updated waypoints for parking and final cache location. California is the greatest state in the union, so go see it!
California Geocaching Groups

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/california_geocaching/
Northstate Unusual Treasure Seekers (N.U.T.S.)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nuts_/
River City Geocaching & Dining Society http://www.rcgds.net/
Geocachers of the Bay Area
http://www.thegba.net/
Silicon Valley Geocachers http://groups.yahoo.com/group/siliconvalleygeocachers/ Santa Cruz
Geocachers Association http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GeocachingSantaCruz/
Central Coast Geocachers of California
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ccgca/
Dry Creek Geocachers (Fresno and Madera counties)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DryCreekGeocachers/
Poison Oak Cachers (San Luis Obispo / Santa Barbara Counties)
http://webpages.charter.net/awhitster/poisonoakcachers
High Desert Geocachers http://www.highdesertgeocachers.com/

Team Geo-Rangers accomplished this feat on August 5th, 2005. Now it's your turn to "geo-range!"
Log all 58 county finds, then email Team Geo-Rangers your list, and we will email you the exact coordinates of the final cache to find or just review the note on the cache page entered on 8/7/15. The California DeLorme Challenge (GCHANH) helps with the Northern California Counties!

Here is the list of caches Team Geo-Rangers found:

CA COUNTY
1)Alameda
2)Alpine
3)Amador
4)Butte
5)Calaveras
6)Colusa
7)Contra Costa
8)Del Norte
9)El Dorado
10)Fresno
11)Glenn
12)Humboldt
13)Imperial
14)Inyo
15)Kern
16)Kings
17)Lake
18)Lassen
19)Los Angeles
20)Madera
21)Marin
22)Mariposa
23)Mendocino
24)Merced
25)Modoc
26)Mono
27)Monterey
28)Napa
29)Nevada
30)Orange
31)Placer
32)Plumas
33)Riverside
34)Sacramento
35)San Benito
36)San Bernandino
37)San Diego
38)San Francisco
39)San Joaquin
40)San Luis Obispo
41)San Mateo
42)Santa Barbara
43)Santa Clara
44)Santa Cruz
45)Shasta
46)Sierra
47)Siskiyou
48)Solano
49)Sonoma
50)Stanislaus
51)Sutter
52)Tehema
53)Trinity
54)Tulare
55)Tuolomne
56)Ventura
57)Yolo
58)Yuba
Cache Name-Type
Earl Warren-C
Monitor the trees.(The 25,000th Cache!)-V
OKRA - Oyster Kreek Rest Area-C
I Love This Place (Even More)!-C
Mr. Mother Lode–V
"I are smrt"-C
Green Valley Blues-C
Babe-V
manram-C
Tree's A Crowd!!-C
Willow – I Hate I-5-C
Azalea Reserve Walk-C
Salton Sea Beach-LB
Whitney View-C
Santa's Lil Elks-C
The Three Sentinels-C
The Fruit Exchange-C
Doyle Graveyard Church-C
"Aero Bureau"– MC
"Fast Food V"-C
As the tide rolls away-MC
Lookout-C
Passport-C
Pea Soup Cache-C
Modoc History-C
Bodie Cache-C
The World’s Largest Artichoke-V
Iguana's Lunch-V
Under Lock & Key-C
Sky Park Cache-C
Tahoma Trove-C
Fire Fighting Vehicles-L/R
The Ironman Cache–C
Elk Grove-C
Australia Down Under-C
Never Leave a Rock Unturned-C
Give Me Shelter-C
Terrapin Station-C
The Phantom is Watching You – MC
Moon Tree-C
Ferrosaurus-C
Santa Barbara Travel Bug Hotel-C
Maverix Mystery Tour- Mys
Capitola View-C
Sun Dial-C
What’s in a Hut?-L/R
The Spirit that Won the West-C
Best Mex –C
Meet Me in St Louis (CA)-C
Fossil Find-Mys
Howsley TB Motel-C
Hooker Creek-C
Grass Valley Creek Motorcycle Cache-C
Tulare Welcome Center-C
Pushing Daisey’s-C
Proud To Be An American-C
Dunnigan, Again-C
Lindhurst Memorial-C
Date Found / Waypoint
8-15-04 / GCK01P
8-4-05 / GC61A8
8-4-05 / GCMKTH
5-27-05 / GCKDQG
10-11-04 / GC392D
5-30-05 / GCNQKN
5-30-05 / GCNPEM
5-29-05 / GCJRKX
8-5-05 / GCNX10
10-11-04 / GCJP08
5-30-05 / GCGHVM
5-29-05 / GCG3X3
10-30-04 / GCHPY0
8-4-05 / GCHXWD
8-13-04 / GCF8AF
8-15-04 / GCJY7F
6-29-05 / GCKYKP
8-5-05 / GCJTPT
7-17-04 / GCJXJN
8-15-04 / GCK47K
8-15-04 / GCG2QX
10-15-04 / GCH802
6-28-05 / GCN1AQ
8-13-04 / GC7EB4
8-5-05 / GCK8GN
8-4-05 / GC1E38
6-29-05 / GCHK3T
5-30-05 / GCGHWB
8-5-05 / GCD8A1
1-24-04 / GC49F8
8-5-05 / GCGFT3
8-5-05 / GCGHPX
12-27-03 / GCC5EB
5-27-05 / GC2710
6-27-05 / GCN3WB
3-15-04 / GCGCJF
2-13-04 / GCADE6
8-15-04 / GCHN0Q
10-09-04 / GCJG5K
6-27-05 / GCMFEG
6-28-05 / GCKPDB
6-25-05 / GCHQMH
8-14-04 / GCHGQH
6-27-05 / GCG863
5-29-05 / GCK7JE
8-5-05 / GC99F6
5-28-05 / GCKP8V
5-30-05 / GCJZH2
5-30-05 / GCKA21
8-13-04 / GC6B91
5-27-05 / GCM94F
5-27-05 / GCMRXC
5-29-05 / GCN0JN
10-09-04 / GCG1E7
10-11-04 / GCACF6
6-25-05 / GCJNHH
5-30-05 / GCJV7E
5-27-05 / GCM9B9

There is a cache and logbook hidden in Riverside County but not at the posted coordinates. Credit for this cache may only occur upon finding the final CA Mystery Cache in Riverside County!

Other Rules:

  1. You do not need to do the exact same caches as Team Geo-Rangers with the exception of the last Mystery physical cache "Logging California's 58 Counties" in Riverside County. You can not claim credit for just this one physical cache in Riverside County without finding caches in all 58 counties.
  2. One can not claim one's own cache for any county.
  3. Found Cache types may be traditional cache(C), Multi-cache (M), Mystery (Mys), LetterBox (LB), Earth (E), Virtual (V), and Locationless/Reverse (L/R) with extra credit and bragging rights for at least one of each! Newer icons are allowed too. (e.g. Webcam).
  4. Post in County alphabetical order per the cache description. Cut and paste the list on the cache description to make it easier.
  5. Incomplete postings logged as finds will be deleted! Each cacher is allowed to post a note with those found and add to the SAME NOTE over time until logging 58, thus converting the note into a find after finding the final mystery cache. This is highly encouraged! Chit chat type posts will remain for a brief time but may be deleted to keep the focus on the CA race to 58 (+1)!

Excel helps compile finds for posting; please share your favorite cache in each CA county or list all 58 in a bookmark!

With your note, one may wish to add a CA map generated by a web tool.

Good Luck - YOU MAY NEED IT!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pbaprnyrq ol terrarel va uvyyfvqr - nccebnpu sebz orybj

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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252 Logged Visits

Found it 78     Didn't find it 7     Write note 155     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 3     Owner Maintenance 8     

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Last Updated: on 7/31/2017 3:29:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:29 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum