I enjoyed the Photo caches we did in Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon so much (Thanks himilecyclist) I decided we needed one in Grants Pass.
Since most paperless systems do not handle HTML or pictures well I suggest you print the cache out on paper before starting.
Locate sites from photos taken along 6th and 7th streets in Grants Pass to solve this cache.
Parking N42 25.771 W123 19.758
THE CACHE IS NOT AT THE LISTED COORDINATES!
To find the cache, you will need to solve a mystery based on photographs taken on 7th and 6th Streets in Grants Pass.
The listed coordinates are a good place to start they are also a good place to park. Your goal will be to locate the site each photo was taken from. When you find a site, try to stand in approximately the position the photo was taken. Warning! Some of the photos may be behind you as you walk - look around. Using your GPS receiver, record the required digit for each photo as indicated below:
When you find a site, don't worry too much if the last digit or two of your GPS reading doesn't quite agree with those listed.
From the listed coordinates walk across the lawn away from the river until you recognize the first picture.
W123 19.X61 A = X + 2
Now walk to 7th Street by going either southwest along the lawn or northwest to the steps. You will want to walk up the East side of 7th Street. The photos are in the order that you will come to them.
N42 25.X73 B = X - 4
W123 19.X53 C =X x 0
W123 19.X36 D = X - 1
W123 19.X47 E = X - 5
Continue up 7th Street to "F" Street turn left and walk to the west side of 6th Street. Now begin your return trip.
N42 26.X53 F = X - 1
If you need a really great cup of coffee you are near the right place.
N42 26.X37 G = X
Stop and have a phosphate at the old oak soda fountain. They are still only 25 cents.
N42 26.X47 H = X + 1
N42 26.X23 I = X + 1
N42 25.X64 J = X + 1
You will find the final photo before you cross the Rogue River.
Once you have located each site and noted the required numbers build the coordinates for the final cache using the letters indicated as follows:
To check the accuracy of your findings, apply a "checksum" test: A + B + C + D + E + F + G + H + I + J= 35
The round trip walk is about 2 miles including the final cache if you look for it after finding photo "J".
The final cache is on private property with permission (mine).
Please be careful crossing 6th street on the way back to your vehicle. The street is busy and dangerous! The best way to cross is to stay on the west side of the street, cross the bridge, (watch for the benchmark on the way), then down the stairs and around under the bridge.
If you need help email me and I will be glad to assist.
If you enjoyed this cache, please check out this list of Photo Caches