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sailsandskis: It has been confirmed by eddiethesecond that this cache is no longer there. I am going to Archive it and hopefully someone else can put a another cache in its place.


Alex's Adventure

A cache by SailsAndSkis Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/30/2005
4 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This Cache is located within Katherine Abbott Park in Mahtomedi. The terrain is relativly good, but you do traverse the park and there are some relativly steep hills, but its nothing that should cause any problems.

Thanks for visiting our first GeoCache. This cache was named for my daughter’s taste of adventure. The cache is a 50Cal Ammo Box located within Katherine Abbott Park in Mahtomedi. My daughter wanted to give people a tour of the park and the places she likes to visit when we go walking there so we made this a Multi-Cache that takes you through different parts of the park. By no means do we cover all corners of the park so feel free to go off on your own adventure during your visit. Also remember to visit the other cache (GC2020) in the park while you are here.

I have classified this as a 4-Star in difficulty because of the numerous waypoints and a 2.5-Star in Terrain because of a few areas you need to cross. Give me some feedback on the ratings and I will adjust if necessary. Several of the landmarks that you need to find are low to the ground and may be difficult to find during the winter months depending on snowfall. If necessary I will consider adjusting the waypoints to make this a year-round cache. I would suggest you bring a notepad to keep track of the coordinates. The math is easy, but I do reuse clues from one waypoint to the next so I would suggest writing notes at each waypoint.

The original contents of the cache are:

-Log Book & Pencil
-Alex’s Adventure Travel Bug
-YMCA Golf Ball
-Sidewalk Chalk
-Four “AA” Batteries
-Puppy Puzzle
-Oversize “Paper Clip” / Chip Bag Clip
-Assortment of Garden / Plant Seeds
-Kids “Smiley Face” Toy

Now onto the waypoints for finding this cache:
The first waypoint can be found at:
N45° 02.673
W092° 57.664

The second waypoint is located at:
N45° 02.ABC
W092° 57.A7C
A= The # of bolts holding the Bird House to the post multiplied (x) by three (3).
B = The # of Bird Houses visible from this location.
C = The result of A minus (-) the number of bolts holding the Bird House to the post.

The third waypoint is located at:
N45° 02.ADE
W092° 57.AEF
D = The results of A-C .
E= Take the number of manmade objects protruding from the ground at waypoint #2 (Look carefully in the bushes to the east of the trail) and add B+C.
F= The result of C-B.

The fourth waypoint is located at:
N45° 02 GFE
W92° 57.7AH
G= Take the # of letters in the word describing what you “Build” in this area at waypoint #3 and add 1 (For example if the word was “house”, 5 letters + 1 = 6).
H= The result of G-D.

The fifth waypoint is located at:
N45° 02.I1J
W92° 57.70K
I= The number of trails that meet at this location plus (+) “D”.
J= Take the # of large knot’s on the west side of the post plus (+) “I” minus (-) “C”.
K= The Number of bolts protruding from the top of the post.

The sixth waypoint is located at:
N45° 02.LMP
W092° 57.NMP
L= The # of square posts in ground supporting the manmade object at waypoint #5.
M= The total number of boards in the seatbacks (both sides) minus (-) one (1).
N= M + 1.
P= N + L.

The Final Coordinates for the Geocache are located at:
N45° 02.3Q9
W092° 57.6R1
Q= The numbers of steps at waypoint #6 divided by 2.
R= The numbers of steps at waypoint #6 divided by 8.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vfa'g gurer n fbat nobhg na "Byq Bnx Gerr"???

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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