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cache type Secret of Connemara cache size

by Scout
(Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 25   Score: 100)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 33° 05.300'   W 096° 42.269'
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Plano ,    Texas    75025
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 10 Feb 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N00124
Open Cache:    Personal use only
Cache type:    Virtual
Cache size:    Unknown

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

Comments:
Connemara Meadow is open dawn to dusk daily.

Maps are queued for generation.
Additional maps for this cache available at: topozone.com logo    mapquest.com logo



Note 2006/10/10: Connemara meadow has been closed indefinitely as the land managers decide how best to preserve this natural area. This cache can still be solved as an online puzzle, but no longer can be enjoyed on location. Sorry.

This cache can be enjoyed in two ways. The given coordinates can be used like a virtual cache. They pinpoint the entrance to Connemara. Parking is nearby. Go and enjoy the natural surroundings in the middle of urban sprawl.

"Secret of Connemara" is also a puzzle multi-cache. The second cache's location is revealed by solving the puzzle. Decipher the clues, learn the coordinates, then hunt the second stage.

To solve the cache puzzle, visit the cache's home page at
http://geocaching.gpsgames.org/caches/connemara.





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I found it! 17 Feb 2012 by  tripman1   (Finds: 86   Score: 253)   (Hidden: 9   Score: 32.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This one was quite fun. I was stumped until my daughter helped me with the children's book and the clues for the final. Very clever puzzle. I did this one virtually, but hope to visit the area since it seems to be open to visitors on a limited basis as of Sept. 2010. Thanks Scout for the enjoyable virtual!
I found it! 07 Dec 2010 by  Web_ling   (Finds: 99   Score: 333.5)   (Hidden: 22   Score: 73)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
I've worked on-and-off on this cache since it was first published, and finally figured it out today. I did this one virtually, since I no longer live in Texas.
I found it! 16 Nov 2006 by  ShadowHawk   (Finds: 4   Score: 25.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Partial Find - Did the virtual find - Will take teh kids out to complete the find on one of our Caching Weekends.
I found it! 07 Jul 2006 by  yobdab   (Finds: 2   Score: 13)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Solved this one online; did take awhile to find the right children's book
Note 12 Aug 2004 by  BCR   (Finds: 1   Score: 5)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 12)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I successfully determined the cache coordinates, but I now need to visit the physical cache site to claim a find.

Anyhow, just wanted everyone to know that the below technical problem I was having with the webpage has been resolved.

Thanks, Scout, for an enjoyable puzzle!
Note 11 Aug 2004 by  Scout   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 25   Score: 100)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Sorry about that. I've been doing some maintenance on my Web site. I think you must have hit just when it was in a bad state. Please try again and tell me if the problem persists.
Note 11 Aug 2004 by  BCR   (Finds: 1   Score: 5)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 12)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Sent owner information as per below request:

http://geocaching.gpsgames.org/caches/connemara/

Access Forbidden
Access to this file is forbidden.

If you believe this to be a server error,
please contact Scout@GPSgames.org and
provide the following information:

geocaching.gpsgames.org /caches/connemara/
http://www.navicache.com/cgi-bin/db/displaycache2.pl?CacheID=292
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I found it! 28 Apr 2003 by  alchemist2000   (Finds: 3   Score: 20.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Yes!!! We finally figured it out!!! We solved Clue 1 fairly quickly, but we had to resort to Clue 2 to make any further progress (which required a trip to Connemara and a fix of the original "virtual" by Scout). Somehow both of us had missed an introduction to the key part of solving this cache during our childhoods, so we thought we were stuck. After a "Doh Moment" for which even Homer Simpson would be proud, we brute forced our way to the next clue. Once we solved one part, most of the rest then quickly fell into place. We still needed some additional info. We could not find what we needed on the web and the local libraries in our area did not seem to have what we needed, so I raced to the local Barnes and Noble before they closed tonight. I found what I needed and raced home. Thundering typhoons! A latitude and a longitude!

Thanks for yet another wonderful puzzle cache.

Alchemist2000 and Code Poet
Note 25 Apr 2003 by  Scout   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 25   Score: 100)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I have had to change the second clue and its answer because Connemara made some changes at the entrance to the meadow. Everything else remains the same.
I found it! 03 Feb 2003 by  Grimlock   (Finds: 7   Score: 40.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Yeah! First to find another Scout cache! I did this one online; although, I plan on visiting the carefully conceived coordinates this weekend. I did verify my answer online. Thanks again Scout for a great cache!

Went out to the site this past weekend and found it. The picture is still a valid representation of the area.
[Modified 2003-02-12 09:11:09]

I could not find it. 02 Jan 2003 by  Web_ling   (Finds: 99   Score: 333.5)   (Hidden: 22   Score: 73)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Couldn't figure out the clue. I'll be back.
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