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### fogg found Canberra Chess

Saturday, October 18, 2008Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Wow, what a cache! It started all off when mtbikeroz talked us into having a "short" bush "walk" to Sentry Box Mountain and we were talking about more expeditions. Canberra Chess? OK, no problem - looks easy. After being home and studying it more closely, it occurred to me that this would involve an 100 km bike ride through Canberra . It turned out that it was possible to shrink that to 36.2 km (thanks to some fortunate circumstances and a bit of thinking), but nevertheless ...

Doing it on the worst possible day, I was almost blown into Lake Griffin when riding over the bridge . Back home with all the results. it all seemed easy. Put the pieces on the board, run the chess program, and do a few multiplications and additions. Well, it turned out that checkmate in 3 moves seems impossible. I became desperate (instead of trying out geochecker) . But just count the moves of all parties, then you get the checkmate in 3 moves. In any case, I had the coordinates ready this morning .

So on our first leg, RexTrex, mtbikeroz and I had a wonderful bush ride in the fresh morning - chasing roos . On the way back it was almost always downhill and the wind from behind. So, I did some speeding and left mtbikeroz and RexTrex behind. When they caught up, they told me that a brown snake started to cross the track just when I was passing - and they told me what to do next time I see a snake crossing when I am coming down too fast to stop!

Another nice puzzle solved and a brilliant bike ride in the Namadgi park! Thanks to mtbikeroz and RexTrex for the company!

TFTC - Fogg

 A Mystery Cache is the “catch-all” of cache types, this form of cache can involve complicated puzzles you will first need to solve to determine the coordinates. The only commonality of this cache type is that the coordinates listed are not of the actual cache location but a general reference point, such as a nearby parking location. Due to the increasing creativity of geocaching this becomes the staging ground for new and unique challenges.
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