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"Tilting the Windmills", Don Quixote

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Hidden : 1/12/2006
In Pennsylvania, United States
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Know the difference between giants and windmills.

Many years ago there lived in Spain a very old-fashioned gentelman whom you would have been glad to know. This gentelman had so many odd ways and did so many strange things that he not only amused his neighbors and distressed his friends, but made himself famous throughout the world. To "tilt at windmills" is to confront and engage in conflict with an imagined opponent or threat. The idiom alludes to Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote, a popular Spanish novel written in the seventeenth century. The title character, Don Quixote, attacks a group of windmills with his lance at full tilt (poised to strike) when he mistakes them for a group of ferocious giants. Take yourself on one of Don's most famous adventures and when you arrive you can sit a spell and ponder upon what he may have thought. I have left the story of Don's adventure in the log book along with some other info. There are several copies for the taking. Please don't take the last copy and let me know when they are getting low. Parking ---> 41-12.525 075-47.359 I DO NOT recommend you follow the powerline once you have reached the top. For easier(and drier)traveling take the side trail to right ===> 41-12.553 075-47.162 There are several quad and woodland trails to get you there. Choose wisely. No bushwacking is required. Of course if you are so inclined, be my guest. ** Make your Quest a double-header and stop on your way for the "Winds of Change" cache. A very nice multi. ** You "WILL" want to take your camera. Cache is hidden in an ammo box. Please rehide well to avoid detection by muggles. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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