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Will you rise to the challenge? Will you go to great depths for a find? Yes... you will.
The Goal: To provide an excellent outdoor adventure that will be both a mental and physical challenge for even the most experienced cacher.
The Mystery: The posted coordinates are bogus. Where is this cache, really? On a cliff face? Under water? Underground? Under a lamp post cover in a parking lot?* Solve the cipher below and begin unraveling the mystery...
You will need to be in decent physical condition to complete this hunt. Non-technical climbing, hiking, crawling, bouldering, squeezing and slipping/sliding will all be part of this experience. Falling is not part of the plan but is very possible, which is why you will need at least one other adult to go with you. A team of 3 is highly recommended.
After the cipher is decoded and you arrive on site, expect to spend at least 3-5 hours on this cache. Leave the young kids and pets at home. Bring EVERYTHING that you're instructed to bring and follow ALL directions carefully. The cache area is only open from 8:00 AM to sunset; obey the rules and allow enough time to get back to your car by sunset.
As with all caches, if you choose to attempt this one, you do so at your own risk. This hunt will take you through level 5 terrain. Come well equipped and DO NOT attempt this cache alone. You can expect to encounter hazardous locations and physical challenges during this hunt. Finding the cache will require you to put yourself in potentially dangerous situations where serious injury or worse could result if an accident happens. Please do not attempt this cache in the rain or when the ground is snow covered, for safety reasons.
Please note that this cache is rated as a difficulty 5. It will pose a challenge to even the most experienced cachers. It is certainly do-able, but it is not intended to be easy. "Larger than average" people may find some portions of this adventure to be extremely difficult or impossible, so select your teammates accordingly in order to succeed.
Whether you DNF or score the find, we guarantee you will be taken to some amazing places. How much fun you have when you get there is up to you and your spirit of adventure.
If you suffer from any of the following phobias please do not attempt this cache: Achluophobia, Automysophobia, Batophobia, Claustrophobia, Dendrophobia, Hydrophobia, Lygophobia, Myctophobia, Nyctophobia, or Scotophobia.
If/when you score the find, be sure to replace the final cache COMPLETELY out of sight as we originally hid it.
Post no spoiler logs or pictures as they will be promptly deleted. This includes describing the area of the final cache location!
Hints will be provided only after a DNF is logged.
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Congrats to Snowbrdr020 and Beth-O for being the first to find!!
*If you are really, truly hoping that this cache is "under a lamp post cover in a parking lot" then you are excused. Stay home. This one ain't for you.
Technical rock climbing & rappelling are not required to do this cache, but if you're into those you might want to allow extra time and bring your gear as there's a sweet vertical near stage 1.
Be safe, have fun!
[Cipher] Fjrrg fvkgrra
[Stage 1] Uvtu
[Stage 2 no hints]
Last Updated: on 11/16/2017 11:59:03 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (7:59 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum