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Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS unit can then try to locate the geocache.
Mustcache
"Mustcache" is my cacher name. The logo at the left is something that I drew back in 2004, shortly after I started geocaching. I had some wooden nickels produced with this image, along with a welcome message. I also had a rubber stamp with this image produced. I would use that to stamp the log at a newly found cache.

In the past few years, I haven't been very active in pursuing caches, but I have managed to maintain and add a few caches lately. Most of the caches that I have hidden are "puzzle caches". The cacher would have to solve a puzzle in varying degrees of difficulty to uncover the coordinates to the cache.

This page will offer some aid in the puzzles. Each cache has a unique GC code. Click on that code to go to the appropriate cache webpage. The caches below are in order of difficulty. Remember, it is difficult for me to assign degrees of difficulty since each person has their own strengths and weaknesses. So you may disagree.
I spent a good part of my life as a Cryptologic Technician (Collection) in the U.S. Navy. There, among other things, I learned about various codes. I thought that perhaps some of this may come in handy when producing a puzzle cache. Keeping that in mind, here are some of the puzzles:
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Just to avoid confusion, the following colors are seen in this picture: Orange, Brown, Grey, Black, Yellow, Red and Violet.

Volume Flow
  • 1 dm3/s (kg/s water) = 13.20 Imp. gal (UK)/min
  • 1 m3/s = 3,600 m3/h = 1,000 dm3(liter)/s = 35.32 ft3/s = 2,118.9 ft3/min = 13,200 Imp.gal (UK)/min = 15,852 gal (US)/min
  • 1 m3/h = 2.7778x10-4 m3/s = 0.2778 dm3(litre)/s = 9.810x10-3 ft3/s = 0.5886 ft3/min (cfm) = 3.667 Imp.gal (UK)/min = 4.403 gal (US)/min
  • 1 m3/h = 103 dm3(litre)/h = 16.67 dm3(litre)/min = 0.27878 dm3(litre)/s
  • 1 ft3/min = 1.7 m3/h = 0.47 l/s = 62.43 Lbs.H2O/Min.
  • 1 dm3(litre)/s = 10-3 m3/s = 3.6 m3/h = 0.03532 ft3/s = 2.1189 ft3/min (cfm) = 13.200 Imp.gal (UK)/min = 15.852 gal (US)/min = 792 Imp. gal (UK)/h
  • 1 dm3(litre)/s = 60 litre/min = 3,600 litre/h
  • 1 ft3/s = 0.0283168 m3/s = 101.9 m3/h = 28.32 dm3(litre)/s = 60 ft3/min = 373.7 Imp.gal (UK)/min = 448.9 gal (US)/min
  • 1 Imp.gal (UK)/min = 7.57682x10-5 m3/s = 0.273 m3/h = 0.0758 dm3(litre)/s = 2.675x10-3 ft3/s = 0.1605 ft3/min = 1.201 gal (US)/min
  • 1 gal (US)/min =6.30888x10-5 m3/s = 0.227 m3/h = 0.06309 dm3(litre)/s = 2.228x10-3 ft3/s = 0.1337 ft3/min = 0.8327 Imperial gal (UK)/min

This isn't necessarily the correct formula, but at least now you know what you have to do.
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See, when I hear it, it sounds like this. If I told you more, I'd have to kill you.

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Don't let all the color changes mess with you. If you're color blind, get help. Some of the dots are green, some are red. Not only that, some have "targets". It's the perimeter you want to pay attention to.
GC Code
Cache Name
Difficulty
Special Needs
Path of Least Resistance
✰✰
A bit of electronics knowledge. Not that you have to know Ohm's law.
Pipe Dream
✰✰½
Are you good with formulas? Start crunching numbers. Opposite side of the street from the water source.
AR (dit dit)
✰✰✰
In the Navy, we called it, "Chasing ditties". They never looked like this though. Sort of visual rather than aural.
Magic Hex
✰✰✰
Okay, so you know that you need to look all goofy and cross-eyed, right? But then I put a Hex on it. So, take the Hex off!! What are you, a decimal freak?
QTH IMI
✰✰✰✰
Okay, it doesn't take a genius to figure out this is Morse code. Stop feeling so smart. If you were, you wouldn't be here! I can't slow it down for you, but maybe you can. If you want to download, right-click here.
Frog Talk II
✰✰✰✰✰
This one is my favorite. It is probably the easiest to solve once you know what to do. The problem is what do you do? Look at the waves!! If you want to download this file, right-click here.
Color My World
✰✰✰✰✰
This one is difficult. Even difficult to give hints to without solving it for you. All I can say is you need a tool to solve it. Just make sure the benchmark (?) matches.
Spiders, ticks and crabs - Oh My!
✰✰✰✰✰
This is a 5-star, because there are no 8-star caches. The theme is pretty apparent to those who have a chance to solve it. It's the dots that you really have to look at closely to break a major hurtle in your quest to solve it. Even after that, you have to go one step further.

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