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Serrabou: 11 1/2 years ago I took a hike to this cache I won’t soon forget. Unfamiliar with the terrain I led old Serra and Bou up and down steep slopes as I followed the arrow as the crow flies. Such a noob.

But I was driven. I needed a code from this cache to solve a puzzle near my house. This was National Treasure in the flesh!

When I got close, the sky had opened up and the last hill in front of my was a dirt cliff. I leashed the exhausted dogs to a tree at the bottom of the ravine and went up for the find. It was so exciting. If I had to pick one cache that got me hooked on the hobby, this one’s it. It has the most awesome, isolated view along the entire river. It’s simply serene.

Geocaching is an ever-shifting “sport”. In Liver’s day, a dozen or so dedicated seekers solved inane puzzles, made difficult hikes, and dealt with thorn bushes extreme to find this series. As timed passed, there were fewer brave/idiotic hunters that came along.

And then there was a new breed. Clearing maps. Filling holes in grids. Collecting souvenirs and icons for inane challenges. “Someone knew where it was so I signed the log.” Hey that’s all good, float your boat as you see fit. As a hider and maintainer though, you’ve lost me.

Perhaps the generational gap is accelerated in caches and I’m a “boomer”. I’ll take the mantle and say this. Forget souvenirs and streaks and challenges and pasted logs and log lengths and calendar days and fizzy grids and geo trails and the niche-y geocoins. That should be bycatch.

Come explore. Dare yourself. Get lost in the woods with your dogs on a stormy day.

Make some memories.

Bye, Liver 6.

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Liver River (Liver Fiesta #6)

A cache by Team KKW Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/18/2006
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Welcome to Liver River, the sixth Liver Cache in the Liver Fiesta Dodecathon!

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This cache is hidden along the Occoquan River and will prove more challenging than its predecessors. It will require more time to get to and the hide is a little bit more challenging.

This Liver Cache contains a clue for the location of End of Liver.

(Confused? Visit the Cache Description for Liver Fiesta to obtain Liver Fiesta Dodecathon enlightenment.)

Liver River is a typical cache that contains a log book, some trinkets, and, of course, a clue for the location of End of Liver .

Find the cache, get the clue, and move on to the next cache in the Liver Fiesta Dodecathon.

WAIT!

This cache isn’t that easy. In order to get to the final location, you will have to decrypt the following string of numbers.

81424373819332434142813363827381916374328332628142733232819163743283326281937432833262636232624362326362327443928142733232

Once decrypted, you will have the coordinates and truly be able to “find the cache, get the clue, and move on to the next cache in the Liver Fiesta Dodecathon.”

Enjoy!


Winner of NoVAGO's "Best Location" award for 2006

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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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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