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Keeper of the Plains, Wichita, Kansas

A cache by cantuland Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/24/2007
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Keeper of the Plains
Wichita, Kansas

For this geocache you will visit a most amazing site, the Keeper of the Plains Plaza. Visit the site, and answer some questions. Use the answers to come up with coordinates of a geocache hidden in Wichita, Kansas.

The geocache is a 30-calibur ammo box painted black with a cantuland-geocache-logo painted on the sides. Original contents included a 2007 dollar coin, two Kansas buffalo quarters, two Lewis-and-Clark edition buffalo nickels, a bracelet hand crafted by the wonderful Mrs. cantuland, and other miscellaneous trade goodies. When you head for the final coordinates, you will be able to drive right by it. However, parking right by it would rouse muggle-suspicion and may compromise the future of this cache. Good "tact" would be to park in either of two parking lots nearby, so that you can use stealth when you get close. On your final stretch and while you have the container, please keep an eye out for muggles. There is a place close to the container where you can go to be "invisible", if needed, when ducking for cover.


View of downtown Wichita from the Keeper of the Plains


** The location of the geocache is at coordinates of
** North AB°CD.EFG', West HI°JK.LMN'.

Take the plaza tour to find out what numbers to plug in for the letters. You will have to do some searching at the plaza, some reading, some adding and some subtracting for this one. No multiplication is necessary. No hunting for microcaches is necessary.

Being a major tourist attraction, the Keeper of the Plains Plaza is a great place for taking photographs. Photos are encouraged as long as you don't upload photos that give away answers. Any spoiler pictures will be removed. The questions are designed so that you can enjoy uploading some good pictures without ruining this puzzle-cache for other geocachers.

Here are your questions.




A

At the south end of the south pedestrian bridge, what is the number of parallel bars that make up a hand-rail alongside the steps?


B

Add B.1 to B.2; then, from that result, subtract B.3; and after all that, add ONE to it (Otherwise you'll end up in Oklahoma).

B.1: ESTEEMED PARTNERS - How many letters are in the last word?

B.2: At the image of Tah-wah-koni Jim, how many letters are in the tall word by his right elbow?

B.3: LORDS OF THE AIR - How many letters are in the lord that symbolizes ferocity and purity?


C

THEIR NATURAL WEAPONS - "He began to practice before he was even __ years old." What is the missing number?




D

THE WISDOM OF STORYTELLING - How many arrows did it take to get the buck?




E

Add E.1 to E.2.

E.1: A RACE OF MOUNTED WARRIORS - "For a migratory culture, the _____ was a key to survival." How many letters are in the missing word?

E.2: How many italic lines of text are in the plaque entitled "CITY OF WICHITA Arkansas River Corridor Improvement Project"?




F

Add F.1 and F.2; then subtract that amount from F.3; now add F.4.

F.1: THE CEREMONIAL PIPE - How many puffs?

F.2: On the plaque entitled "PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OVER ARKANSAS RIVER", Martz represents district number what?

F.3: A TITLE OF HONOR - How many letters are in the last word?

F.4: CIRCLE OF LIFE - What is the first word of the third line of the left panel of text?


G

Subract G.1 from G.2, then add THREE to that.

G.1: A MOBILE WORLD - How many letters are in the last word of the first sentence?

G.2: CIRCLE OF LIFE - What number is talked about in the last sentence of the left panel of text?


H

How many letters are in the 3rd word of the 8th line of the paragraph that ends with, "What follows is a brief account of their vast and profound tradition."?




I

At the north end of the north pedestrian bridge, there is a lone lamp post with a stone/brick base. How many bricks are in the third layer of bricks from the top, if you count the top "flat" layer as the first layer?




J

CIRCLE OF LIFE - How many letters are in the first word of the right panel of text?




K

Start with K.1; subtract K.2 from that; then add K.3.

K.1: At the south end of the south pedestrian bridge, what is the number of steps in the first group of concrete stairs as you descend to the bikepath along the river?

K.2: How many steps are in the second (middle) group of stairs as you continue to descend to the bikepath along the river?

K.3: At the bottom of a plaque entitled "PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OVER LITTLE ARKANSAS RIVER", there are three characters at the bottom. What is the center character?




L

Subtract L.1 from L.2.

L.1: THE SOURCE OF LIFE - "More than ___ million buffalo once roamed the Plains." What is the left character of this number?

L.2: SACRED SONGS AND OBJECTS - How many letters are in the tall word under this plaque?




M

LORDS OF THE AIR - How many letters are in the second word of the second line? From this number, add ONE to it. This is your M.


N

STRENGTH OF THE SHIELD - How many letters are in the 5th word of the first sentence? From this number, subtract 6. This is your N.


Discover the answers the questions above and you will have what you need to find the geocache at the final coordinates.

** The location of the geocache is at coordinates of
** North AB°CD.EFG', West HI°JK.LMN'.

Congratulations to 4America for being First To Find!


REMEMBER:

  • Make the fair trade.
  • Log your visit.
  • Leave the site better than you found it.
  • Protect the environment — always.
  • Educate those around you.
  • Find another cache!

Good luck, and may all your cache dreams come true.
—cantuland


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