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Banyans in THU

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Hidden : 9/18/2005
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This is a multicache in campus of Tunghai University. Tunghai University is located in Taichung city, Taiwan. It is quite convenient to arrive there.

Tunghai University is known for the Luce Memorial Chapel, which was design by famous architecture I.M.PEI. The scenery of Tunghai University is very great. She is one of my favorite campuses.

In this campus there are so many banyans. So, it's easy to find a good place to hide the caches. You may follow the procedure to find the final waypoint.

Get the coordinate offset from 1st waypoint.
The 1st waypoint is a traditional cache. When you find this cache you will get a pair of offsets, which are contained in the cache box. Offset 1 will be used for the Latitude correction. And, Offset 2 will be used for the longitude correction.

Get the Reference Waypoint.
Visit the Luce Memorial Chapel. And, use your GPSr to measure (or estimate) the coordinate of the crucifix over the Chapel roof. Use this coordinate as Reference Waypoint.

Calculate and find the final cache.
Calculate as following:
(latitude of the final cache waypoint) = (latitude of Reference Waypoint) – (offset 1) + (0° 00.028)
(longitude of the final cache waypoint) = (longitude of Reference Waypoint) + (offset 2) - (0° 00.030)
Congratulaion! You may go ahead to find the final cache now.

Post photo of cache box with your GPSr to claim, however, don't show the final coordinate or the offset in your log or photo please.

Original Contents:
pencil sharpener
picture card
small toy
sling chain *2
small magnet

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

1fg fgntr pnpur:
"Qb lbh jnag gb uhag guvf pnpur?"
Gur nafjre vf hc gb lbh.
Ohg vs lbh jnag gb svaq guvf pnpur, gura vg zhfg or "hc" gb gur onalna.

Svany pnpur:
Gur cebahapvngvba bs pnpur vf irel fvzvyne (pybfr) gb genfu.
Gur pnpur jnf uvqrq va gur gnatyrq ebbg bs gur onalna.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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