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(Finds: 3   Score: 18)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 12)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 43° 15.163'   W 077° 36.642'
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Rochester ,    New York    14612
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 08 Jul 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N0000E
Open Cache:    Personal use only
Cache type:    Multi-Part
Cache size:    Normal

Difficulty:   gps gps gps (moderate)
Terrain:   gps gps gps (moderate)
Misc: No drinking water! No restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

Going on portions of the Shining Path late in the day will require plenty of insect repellant!

Maps are queued for generation.
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UPDATE: 4 / 6 / 2002 I went out to check on this cache as it was reported from another finder that the original container which was of the "Tupperware" type was filled with rain water. Because of this problem I have upgraded the cache container to an Ammo can and replaced the soggy Logbook with a brand new dry one as well as other items.

This is a multi-part cache placed by both myself and the Mighty Quinn. You'll need your wits, some mathematical skills, and a good pair of walking shoes to traverse the Shining Path!

The cache is placed in a Sterilite plastic hobby tote filled with a variety of goodies, including an iCat barcode scanner, a compass, a Salvino Bam-Beano (Babe Ruth), and other items. You'll want to sign the logbook (pen is attached to the inside of the container) and use the disposable camera to take your picture.

Start your journey along the Shining Path at N43* 15.163 W077* 36.642.

To get to your second waypoint, take the first "N" numbers from the starting waypoint of N43 15.163 and subtract the four digit number you will find at waypoint one (above my Entrance)
Example: N43* 15.163 (4315163 - 2008 = 4313157)
Place answer here:

Add 2127 to the answer you came up with above.
Place answer here:

This will be your Nxx* for waypoint two.

Now take the starting numbers for W077* 36.642 and add the TOTAL number of letters for those found at waypoint one
Place answer here:

Subtract 356 from your answer above and this will be your W0xx* for waypoint two.
Place coordinates for waypoint two here:

At waypoint two look for a dedication. (It's a Stone)

Count how many letter "O"s there are total on this dedication and place the answer here :

Next, take the total number of letters there are for the persons name (first and last) and place the answer here:
Take both answers for the letter "O" and the persons name and add them together, placing your answer here:

Add 4316982 to your answer above and this will be your Nxx* for waypoint three.

At the bottom of the same dedication you will see six numbers next to a month. Take the first two numbers and place your answer here:

Add 7741473 to your answer above and this will be your W0xx* for waypoint three.
Waypoint Three coordinates here:

Now, at waypoint three there are several Items here that are the same, If you did your math correctly in the previous waypoints you will be at the correct Item I am looking for.

On this item you will find several numbers, take the first four numbers in their singular form from left to right and place them here:

Take the number from above and subtract it from 4318829 and your answer will be the Nxx* for the actual Cache location.

Take the numbers from the answer you got above for your "N" coordinate and add 3423515 to it, this will be your Wxxx* for the final cache location.
Place coordinates for cache here :

Most of all, have fun!

Clue decoding tables - Top letter or symbol decodes to bottom letter or symbol:


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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ? @ ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . /

Clues:    decode
  • Why The Shining Path? 
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I found it! 22 Jun 2003 by  GregP100   (Finds: 58   Score: 258)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This was quite interesting.

Since the last part was quite close to home I knew a few tricks on how to get there without a long hike and it was quite easy.

Excellent area ! The clues had me thinking a lot and I like that in a cache hunt. This was superb.

Stash appeared to be getting low so I took nothing and left nothing.

TNX for the adventure !
I found it! 04 May 2003 by  loon45   (Finds: 17   Score: 82.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Finally got to it. Great hide.....I had fun and it was worth it. Thanks.
Note 26 Apr 2003 by  Quinn   (Finds: 75   Score: 376)   (Hidden: 34   Score: 132.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I went out today to take a walk and decided it was a good time to check in on this cache. It's still there and in great shape. I also added several other items to the container.

The coordinates are very accurate .
Note 07 Feb 2003 by  loon45   (Finds: 17   Score: 82.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Is this cache still out there? I have a final location after doing the first three has been 9 months since the last visit. If anyone has an answer..let me know. Thanks. { }
I found it! 19 May 2002 by  RobN Hood   (Finds: 45   Score: 218)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Hornet introduced Geo G and me to geocaching - I think we're hooked. We were scheduled to start Saturday, but postponed because of rain. I'm glad we persevered.
I found it! 19 May 2002 by  Geo G   (Finds: 64   Score: 319)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
My first outing... Went with Hornet and Rob. Good thing we had three heads together. The clues were great, and we enjoyed it. Can't wait for the next outing. Signed the log. The team took nothing except a picture, left a bottle opener.
I found it! 19 May 2002 by  hornet   (Finds: 20   Score: 75.5)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 7.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Introduced two friends to geocaching with this one and we picked an interesting and challenging cache. Nice job cachemaster! I was sure I knew approximately where we were going to end up before starting, but boy were we wrong! Paying close attention to the clues and double-checking our math paid off. The cache is wet inside. Logbook and camera are OK inside the Ziploc bag. Identification sheet should be replaced, as it is pretty damp. Swapped g-dollar and left a bottle opener.

Hornet and "Team EMS"
I found it! 17 Mar 2002 by  Blackpete   (Finds: 406   Score: 1774)   (Hidden: 19   Score: 73)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This one was a lot of fun. When we were at the first way point someone came outside and told us the grounds are closed for 90 days! The cache is very wet. There was ice inside the box. We drained the water and got rid of the ice, but everything in the box is wet except the items in the zip lock. We put the container back where we found it.
I found it! 22 Jul 2001 by  fubar3   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Well, What a trip.. My daughter loves the find at the end of the journey... As the Delta team reported flies were in great numbers.. Had a quick hike out!!! Enjoyed the excerise and the brain work.. Thanks to all for the hints.. Signed log book... The Forbes Clan- Fubar3
I found it! 22 Jul 2001 by  Delta Team   (Finds: 58   Score: 277.5)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 22)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Well the team was back to strike to the finish. We foolowed the path as it led us around. We also had a few people along for the ride. They will log in as themselves. I liked the fact that we had to figured things out, the kids pulled out the math =OD.. Treasure box was wet, and Mu was the only trade. Our picture was taken, and the hide was put back into it's resting spot. I will although warn other travelers for this Cache against Flies.. They were in abundant numbers and bites were a problem. So have your protection ready.. "Cache in .... Trash out!"
I found it! 18 Jul 2001 by  YardBoy   (Finds: 33   Score: 148)   (Hidden: 21   Score: 50)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I see the instructions have now been "clarified", so I'll add the ease of my experience. Waypoint 1 brought me to a door that had no numbers. Several feet in one direction was a sign with four 4 digit numbers. An equal number of feet in an opposite direction was a sign with one 4 digit number. I made a choice believing that the author of the cache was not playing games. At waypoint 2, I found 3 or 4 equidistant dedications. I thought one of the names was a given, but what the heck, I quickly analyzed how much difference there might be with the "o"s and length of names. Just take your time & have fun with the numbers. I'm using an inexpensive eTrex & it just takes a little longer.
I found it! 15 Jul 2001 by  Delta Team   (Finds: 58   Score: 277.5)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 22)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Well I took out my sister and her daughter for this one, since I had a feeling the weather was nice for the area chosen to hide.... But with the mix of possible numbers we found ourselves sitting having ice cream from Abbott wondering did we do it wrong??? My niece had to take her heart medicine so we left this one for the following weekend, and hopefully we will triumph.. Fubar3 & Delta team
I found it! 11 Jul 2001 by  YardBoy   (Finds: 33   Score: 148)   (Hidden: 21   Score: 50)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Started at 5:30PM after work. Great cache, tho 5' one way or another at any of the 3 waypoints can throw different variables into the mix. Also traffic patterns have really changed on 2 of the waypoints. Of course I stopped at the LDR for rings & hot sauce! As I neared the cache, I met some locals & they joined me with their 5 year old. Houston, I think we have converts. It was buggy when I arrived at the cache at 8:40PM. Be careful when you step off the trail, not to trample a path to the box (wet inside, not water tight). Took Bammer, left 3 bills for free tracking (please do NOT sign them). Thanks Quinn & brother Dave!
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