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Aerial Recon

A cache by Racer57 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/25/2005
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is a medium sized Tupperware container with a log book and pens.  It also contains a flashlight, baseball cards, two beanies, two cars, and some stickers.
Update 9 November 2012: The old container deteriorated and was replaced by a slightly smaller container.

The stated coordinate is the location of the satellite farm at New Mexico State University.  The cache is NOT located there, but the stated coordinate can be used as a clue.  

This image above was taken from Terraserver-USA (  This is a satellite image taken about two years ago.  I haven't rotated the picture - north is up. There is a green box about one meter cubed just south of the exact center of the picture. It is located  2305 meters from the stated coordinate.  (Your only clues are a coordinate, a distance, and a photo).  Find this green box. Face south while looking at the box.  There will be numbers 'redirecting' you to the cache. The final cache is not in the frame of the picture above.

From this point, you have at least four choices:

... (a) navigate as the crow flies - a tough journey involving a fair amount of bushwhacking and hilly, desert terrain covering 1169 meters,

... (b) use your vehicle and take all the fun out of it. Note: In fall 2012, the University blocked some of the roads, so N 32 16.876, W 106 43.222 is a good place to park.

Option (b) should take less than 15 minutes from box to cache and allow you to park about 50 meters from the cache.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Guvf pnpur jnf cnggrearq nsgre TPUI7I ol xrizvxjn.

Fgntr 1: Vs lbh frr n ybg bs lryybj cbyrf, lbh ner pybfr.

Svany: 16/42

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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