This is a puzzle and 2-stage multi cache.
Solve the puzzle to get the coordinates for stage one. There is no description for the stage one hide. Look closely. The final is a camouflaged peanut butter jar. Both stages are located very close to a paved walking path.
Your challenge will be to first find the coordinates for stage one. You will need to determine the secret code and key to decode the following encrypted coordinates.
X K U & W v Y C H A X K A J E z H V A J K j
F S O T J u G B S I J X U Y Z J T S t X O C
I was inspired to do this cache after solving several of Good-Boy's puzzle caches. With a little research and thought you should be able to decode the puzzle.
Please rehide each stage as well or better than you found it!
Feel free to email if you need a hint! This puzzle is not as difficult as it may appear. Challenge yourself and you will learn something interesting about U.S. history.