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Mystery Cache

Indiana Geones and The Ugly Idol

A cache by Lostboy1966 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/10/2006
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The header coordinates are not the cache location. Decode the puzzle below to determine the actual hide spot.

Indiana Geones, redounded recoverer of ridiculous relics, is on the hunt for yet another unique treasure.



The Whatamug people were a Mesoamerican tribe that migrated North centuries ago. Their folklore claims that this was to hide their treasure from Spanish Conquistadores, but other tales say that they were driven away from their Central American homelands because they grew tired of the ridicule of their neighbors.

To put it bluntly, the Whatamug were UGLY.

On a vacation outing to Scenic Connecticut, Professor Geones discovered a stone pillar engraved with Whatamug writing. Indiana deduced that the hideous visages depicted in the runes were overcompensation for tribe’s lack of confidence in their own appearance.

Decoding the language revealed that the Whatamug had melted down the last of their gold into a statue of their Chief, and embedded their tribe’s jewels as a crown on the idol in a desperate attempt to make him appear more attractive than he actually was. It didn’t work, and the effort bankrupted the tribe. They disbanded soon thereafter.

Indiana Geones was about to decrypt the final runes needed to track down this Ugly Idol, but he was scheduled to be a guest speaker at a symposium at Yale entitled ‘How to Defeat Evil Archeologists’, so he had to give up on the quest. It’s up to you to determine the location of:



Cache Notes: Park at N 41° 15.180 W 073° 27.286, on Nod Hill Road in Wilton. The container is located in Weir Farm Preserve. Bushwhacking for a short distance will be required. The cache will be easily spotted by passing muggles if not properly concealed – please use caution to re-hide it well!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Puzzle:] Rnpu ehar ercerfragf n yrggre.
[Hide:] Bireunat

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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