Bridge Trolls are a mean lot. They live under bridges or at mountain passes. Here they block the road and demand a toll, which they waste on useless projects in order to curry favor with other Trolls (phylogenetically, they are related to politicians). You have four choices: pay the toll, run away, fight or try to trick them. If you fight or run away you stand a good chance of being eaten. One can try tricking them, as they are not too bright and love guessing games. This can be a dangerous tactic because Trolls are good at riddles and spend a great deal of time thinking about riddles and making up new ones.
This Riddle and Cache was devised by the Millburn Bridge Troll and he is very proud of it. When you meet the Troll on visiting stage 1 of this cache, it would be our recommendation to tell him how clever he is and how much you admire him. This hopefully will induce him into sharing the COORDINATES FOR STAGE 2 with you, instead of making you the "plat du jour".
The Riddle: You are on your way to visit your friend, who lives in a nearby town. You've picked up some cakes at the bakery. Between Millburn and your friend's house, you have to cross seven bridges, and as it goes in the land of make believe and nail salons; there is a troll under every bridge! Each Troll, quite rightly, insists that you pay a TROLL TOLL before you can cross their bridge. You have to give them half of the cakes you are carrying, but as they are kind Trolls, they each give you back a single cake. How many cakes do you have to leave Millburn with to make sure that you arrive at your friend's with exactly two cakes?
Insert that number in the indicated spaces in the following coordinates to find the Millburn Troll.
Coordinates: N 40 44.11(6+?), W 074 18.(1+?)35
You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.
The Millburn Troll will almost certainly give you the coordinates for the Troll's Cache. Re-trace your steps back to where you parked your car. It is approximately 225 feet up the hill from the trail.
Beware......the Forest Troll guards the Troll's Cache, flanked on each side by his henchman the Boulder Trolls!
PLEASE REHIDE STAGES 1 & 2 CAREFULLY SO THAT OTHER PLAYERS MAY ENJOY THE CACHE.
THE LISTED COORDINATES ARE FOR THE LOCUST GROVE PARKING AREA OFF GLEN AVE. IN MILLBURN. We suggest you start your hike on the wide carriage trail which begins at the first wooden gate on your left.
The Troll's Cache is an Ammo can containing:
- FTF Token
- Signature Geocoins
- Log and Pencils
10/21/2007 - Due to the difficulty in finding Stage 1 ..... A HINT has been added that should make it much easier!