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Stop and Smell the Roses (Berlin Overlook)

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Hidden : 11/25/2006
In Wisconsin, United States
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2 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

This is an offset cache and is available no matter how much snow is on the ground. The cache is located a short walk from the coordinates above. This is near my dad , brother and I always "stop and smell the roses" when we are golfing here. Perhaps you will see my dad when you visit the cache. Because this is an offset cache. After you arrive at the location you need to fill in the blanks to find the cache. The cache is located at 43 deg 56.6XX N and 88 deg 57.0YY W.

Congratulations to jcak1979 on FTF!

Because this is an offset cache. After you arrive at the location you need to fill in the blanks to find the cache. The cache is located at 43 deg 56.6XX N and 88 deg 57.0YY W.

To find the value of XX, use the equation XX=GG-6.

Where GG was the ORIGINAL number of the golf hole behind you. This may require some specialized knowledge so I will tell you that the Mascoutin golf course used to be only 18 holes when I worked there. Today the hole behind you is "White 5." To determine what "GG" is determine what was the number of the hole when the course only had 18 holes?

To find the value of YY, use the equation YY=HH+25 where the road that you are parked on is called old highway HH.

For a bonus reward, go to the scenic view at 43 deg 56.610 N and 88 deg 57.101 W (note at the bonus location you will be at where we would "stop and smell the roses." I could not put the cache at this spot as you are prone to getting hit by a golf ball so watch your head and stay near the out of bounds markers when golfers are around). If you post the photograph I will send you a special prize (while supplies last). Muggle secret: If you see some golfers you can always pretend you are scavaging for golf balls in the high grass or trees. The area of the cache is prone to walkers and golf ball scavengers so you do not need to be in fear of looking out of place.

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Berlin's roots go deep -- back to 1634 when the French explorer, Jean Nicolet, became the first white man to visit the large Mascoutin Indian village near Berlin. French voyageurs made the Fox River a vital trade route and , in 1672, Louis Joliet and Father Marquette camped here on their "Voyage of Discovery" down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. In 1846, nearly 200 years later, the present bridge-crossing site became Strong's Landing. In 1848, the year the post office opened, the City of Berlin was founded. For decades, the city's progress and growth was largely dependent on the Fox River. Daily steamboat trips to Oshkosh and other ports began in 1854 and continued until 1890. Railroad service from Milwaukee began in 1857. An important area industry was the quarrying and shipment of street paving blocks. Cranberries grown on nearby marshlands made Berlin a major packing center with thousands of barrels shipped annually. With a population of only 250 in 1850, the city grew to almost 2,800 by the panic of 1857, and after a brief decline continued to grow to 5,366 in 1990. Berlin's growth resulted from an influx of various ethnic groups: Germans, Irish, Poles, and Welsh joined the original New England settlers. Together they created a town with varied religious and educational institutions and distinctive neighborhood patterns. Paddle boats no longer ply the Fox River between Oshkosh and Berlin, cigar making is no longer an important local business, and horses no longer trot around the track at the old Berlin fairgrounds. Those early days may be gone, but their legacy has left an indelible mark on our community. Today's Victorian homes, built in the nineteenth century, are part of that heritage. But the fur and leather industry is just a remnant of its past. (Source: Berlin Public Library) And seeing I live in New Jersey now:

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Hint 1] Jung jnf bapr gra vf abj bar

[Hint 2] 7 cvarf sebz gur jrfg, 7 cvarf sebz gur fbhgu, 7 cvarf sebz gur abegu, 7 srrg sebz gur tebhaq

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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