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A cache by AB-n-AP Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/22/2006
In Iowa, United States
2.5 out of 5
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This trail takes you by an airfield and if timed right you'll be able to watch an ascending airplane!!

The starting coordinates (at top of page) will take you to a wooden plaque in a small parking area. To move on to the second stage you will need to solve the following puzzle in order to decipher the coordinates...

a = What is the total number of letters in the first word of the trail name minus the total number of letters in the third word of the trail name?

b = In “A ____________ Millennium Trail”, “____________” has how many letters?

c = What is the total number of signs (not maps) of equal size on the entire signpost?

d = Of those signs in the previous question, what is the total number of words on the sign to the furthest left?

f = How many things are not allowed (unauthorized) in the refuge?

z = The trailhead is located on Highway ____, what is the first digit in the highway number?

x = Continuing from the previous question, what is the second digit in the highway number?

y = In “____________ Refuge”, “____________” has how many letters?

v = In examining the signpost, what is the total number of words on the line which starts with the words "OPEN TO"?
You will find the second stage of this multicache at the following coordinates:

N fc° az.vcy W abz° xc.czd

At the second stage, you will need to find a small waterproof match container that contains the coordinates to the third stage.

At the third stage, you will again need to find a waterproof match container which contains the coordinates for the final cache.

Have fun! Please do not cross any fences. Each part of this cache is within 50ft of the main trail, but they are (edit: "were" back in 2006 ) tricky hides! The final cache is an ammo box.

Please do not cross the fence near the final as that is private property.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

FGNTR 2: Obl, guvf guvat vf URNIL!
FGNTR 3: Gur Yrnavat Gbjre bs Gerrmn?
FGNTR 4: Uryyb qbja gurer!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 5/10/2015 12:59:13 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:59 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum