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Old Wise One

A cache by Campin' Ya Ya and Hopduvel Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/8/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This quest will take you to an area preserved by the White Oak Land Trust with trails developed by members of Wachusett Greenways. It is with many thanks to organizations like these that we have these wild and natural places to hike and enjoy the outdoors.


The listed coordinates will take you to a small parking area on the west side of North Street with room for about 6 cars. You will find a large stone marker there. Trails connecting to the Trout Brook area start to the left of the rock. You will not be going that way for this cache, instead cross the street and head south about 40 feet find the trailhead.

The trail is rather level, but a bit rocky. It looks like it could be muddy in places with wet weather. Follow the yellow blazes. When you are nearing the cache site, you will pass by the White Oak for which the Land Trust is named. The white oak is a slow growing, long-lived species and its size and scars tell you it has seen many years.

To find the cache, you will have to connect some wisdom with its speaker. Match the letter of the quote with the number of the speaker to find your answer. The cache is hidden at:
North AB BC.DAE, West GHJ AE.BEE

1.Frank Lloyd Wright, US architect (1869 - 1959)
2. Marlene Dietrich, German movie actress (1901-1992)
3 Saint Bernard, French abbot and saint (1090-1153)
4. Aaron Douglas Trimble, runner
5. Henry David Thoreau US Transcendentalist author (1817-1862)
6. Ralph Waldo Emerson, author (1803-1882)
7. Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the US (1743-1826)
8. John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the US (1917-1963)
9. J.R.R. Tolkien, British scholar and fantasy novelist (1892-1973)
0. Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the US (1809-1865)

A. Nothing’s better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you.
B. I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
C. You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
D. The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!'
E. Little by little, one travels far.
G. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
H. Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
J. The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.

A map of the area can be found at this Link. More information on Wachusett Greenways can be found at this Link.

The cache is located about 250 feet from the trail.

You can check your answers for this puzzle on GeoChecker.com.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Nfx nabgure ‘Jvfr Bar’.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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