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World Cache (Canada)

Hidden : 06/20/2006
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

It's time to archive this cache soon. We'll be archiving the World Caches at the end of September 2017. If anyone is still looking for it at that time, please let me know, and I'll archive it but not remove the physical hides or information until you complete the final.

SHORT DESCRIPTION: ==================

This is a five part multi cache. Part one is at the above coordinates; the next four coordinates are in USA, Germany, Australia, and the UK.

LONG DESCRIPTION: =================

There are five World Caches:

  1. World Cache (Australia)
  2. World Cache (Canada)
  3. World Cache (Germany)
  4. World Cache (United Kingdom)
  5. World Cache (United States of America)

This is designed as a team event with the team consisting of a member in each of the five countries.

How this cache is designed:
One set of coordinates have been sent to each country from each country. So each country has one of the other's coordinates, as in the following table.

Country Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
Australia Germany 2 USA 3 UK 4 Canada Final
Canada Australia 2 Germany 3 USA 4 UK Final
Germany USA 2 UK 3 Canada 4 Australia Final
United Kingdom Canada 2 Australia 3 Germany 4 USA Final
United States of America UK 2 Canada 3 Australia 4 Germany Final

At the posted coordinates you will find a set of coordinates for one of the other countries. You will have to e-mail these coordinates to the team member in that country. They can then go to that waypoint and find the next set of coordinates which will be for another country, then e-mail it to the team member for that country, and so on till the caches are completed.

For example, the team member in Australia finds Stage 1 of World Cache (Australia), and e-mails the coordinates they find to their teammate in Germany, who can then find Stage 2 of World Cache (Germany). At their local Stage 2, the Germany team will find the coordinates for Stage 3 of World Cache (United Kingdom), which they will e-mail to their UK teammate.


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Team Formation
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If you are in Canada, and you would like to join a team for this series, write a note for this cache page saying you are available. Please post a final note mentioning who is on your team, then delete your previous notes after you have formed a team. There is a maximum of five geocaching names per team. The cache owners for each country have decided to also delete any notes from people who are from other countries. This will help keep down any clutter and make it easier to find cachers from a certain area. You can visit the other cache pages to look for teammates, by seeing who has written notes on them. When you log a find for this cache (meaning you have found all 5 stages), please list your teammates' geocaching names again in your found it log.


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Information for the local locations of this cache.
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There are two stages in Vancouver and three stages in North Vancouver. There is one film cannister, three sets of numbers to record, and a final cache that is a small Lock 'n Lock. I have provided hints for each location, below. They should lead you to the cache without much trouble, once you are at the correct location. The terrain stays at a 1-2 difficulty. The overall difficulty is a 4 only because of the amount of work involved in obtaining all of the coordinates. Feel free to email me if you want to verify the numbers for the stage that requires you to copy something down off of an object.

Good luck! I hope you enjoy communicating with cachers from around the world.

Stage 1 Information
When you reach the coordinates, you will now see a telephone pole with a small metal plate on the front. Write down the numbers and assign them the following letters.

ABCD EFGH IJKL
MNO PQR STUV WX

The coordinates to send a teammate are as follows:

South BJ LA.IXX
East GSG GE.GPH

Stage 2 Information
I've attached a picture that gives away the spot once you get to the right area.

Stage 3 Information
Until the U.S. cache owner is able to update the coordinates you are sent, please add the following corrections to the coordinates to find this location: N +00 00.023 W +000.00.022.

At the third stage, you will find a BLUE AND WHITE sign with one set of numbers on it. Assign each of the numbers the letters A to J, with A being the first number, B being the second number, C being the third number, and so on.

Now, use the following information to solve the coordinates.

N 38 KL.MNO
W 104 PQ.RST

K = E
L = B+2
M = A+1
N = F
O = D-1
P = C
Q = H-3
R = I
S = J+7
T = G

Stage 4 Information
At the location, look for the following information, and then use the clues to get the coordinates.

1. Look at the ground to see the square tiles. How many square, not rectangle or slivered, tiles stretch from the paved walkway at one side to the gravel walkway at the other? The two digits in your answer will become A and B.
2. Now count the number of square tiles from the paved walkway to the largest rectangular block of stone where a plaque used to be. The two digits in your answer will become C and D.
3. How many ladders do you see in the pool? The answer will become E.
4. Look behind you. How many swings are there on the older steel swing set? The answer will become F.
5. How many benches are there directly beside the stone amphitheatre beside this area? The answer will become G.
6. How many large, rectangular stones make up the seating in the middle row of the amphitheatre? The answer will become H.
7. CD/2 = I
8. H-6 = J
9. E-2 = K

Now use your answers to fill in the coordinates:
EG AG.KKB
J JF.IFI

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

1. gur ahzoref ba gur svefg yvar ortva jvgu 23 naq raq jvgu 85
2. ng onfr bs n gerr, guerr srrg bss bs gur genvy
3. abegu-jrfg fvqr, gur uvture bs gur gjb fvtaf
4. ab uvag arrqrq
5. oruvaq naq haqre hcghearq ebbgf

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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