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DocDiTTo: The time has come to write the final log on High & Low. I've really enjoyed looking at the pictures and reading the logs from this cache over the years. A huge THANK YOU goes to all of you who took the time to write a detailed log of your visit to this cache. Every time I read the logs it puts a smile on my face and I often wish I could have been a participant during your adventures.

All remnants of this cache have been removed thanks to philflyboy & crew so there's no more cache to find. Still, this area is special and extremely fun to visit regardless of whether there's a log to sign. For those who want to check out the area here's some location info:

All 3 stages of High & Low were located along the orange-blazed Conestoga Trail near Pequea in Lancaster County. The nice river overlook that's shown in so many pictures here is called House Rock, and it's located at N 39° 52.740 W 076° 22.141. The parking area to use is at N 39° 52.267 W 076° 22.076. If you hike from the parking area to House Rock you'll pass the entrance to Wind Cave right along the trail. Wind Cave was the location of the final cache and is the subject of the "Passing Wind" earthcache by CCCooperAgency (GC1773M).

I'd encourage everyone to visit the area, hike the trails and check out the cave. Special places like this are hard to find, so take the time to enjoy them.

-Doug

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Mystery Cache

High & Low

A cache by Lux & DocDiTTo Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/1/2005
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:




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...

The Requirements:
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.

The Warning
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.

The Rules
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.


The Cipher
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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!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Cipher] Fjrrg fvkgrra
[Stage 1] Uvtu
[Stage 2 no hints]
[Final] Ybj

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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