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cache type THE BLUE MEANIE ! cache size

by Fledermaus
(Finds: 4   Score: 12.5)   (Hidden: 50   Score: 214)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 47° 36.292'   W 122° 46.286'
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Seabeck ,    Washington    98380
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 20 May 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N01460
Open Cache:    Unrestricted
Cache type:    Multi-Part
Cache size:    Normal

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

Comments:





A lot of you guys only want to hunt the easy "Grab & Go" caches!
Well, how about exercising your brain a little and find this one!




Glyph Pyramid.

Can you decypher the glyphs in the above pyramid and what it all means?






The coordinates at the top of the page are for the Parking Lot at the Wildcat Lake County Park, which is located along the Seabeck-Holly Road and East of Camp Union, WA. It's a small park with picnic tables, a sandy beach & swimming area, a fishing dock and a childrens' playground area.


*** PLEASE DO NOT BRING PETS OR ALCOHOL INTO THIS PARK ***


WHAT'S IN THE CACHE?


Everything in this cache and what you put into it
~~~ Must Be Blue ~~~
Exceptions: Travel Bugs & GeoCoins!


The container you seek is small in size with the coordinates to the Final Cache inside it. When retrieving it, please be very careful not to be seen by those who are fishing at nearby dock and don't fall into the lake!





INTERNET RESEARCH REQUIRED!


Don't look now, but you are about to learn something and it's about 2000 years old and from the time of the Mayans. So who were the Mayans, you ask? Well, they were a race of people who lived in Central America, long before man knew there was a world across Atlantic ocean. They contributed many things to our modern world, and one of their most notable accomplishments was to recognize the number Zero. If you don't think the number Zero is very important, then go to your local library and check out one of these books:



THE NOTHING THAT IS, A Natural History of Zero

Written by Robert Kaplan, ISBN# 0-19-514237-3,
Printed by The Oxford University Press.



READING THE PAST, Maya Glyphs

Written by S.D. Houston, ISBN# 0-520-06771-1,
Printed by The University of California/British Museum.




In our modern age, we count using a Base 10 or the Decimal System, but the Mayans used their own unique system. It was as efficient as our own, but required a different understanding of numbers.


Within our system, we have numbers of 1, 10, 100 and etc. This is commonly refered to as the Powers of 10. That means, if you multiply any number by 10, such as 5, it's next level is 50, and so on. When we write down numbers on paper, we write them from Top to Bottom and Left to Right, but the Mayans did it differently.











HERE'S WHAT TO DO!


TASK #1: Find out what the Base # system used by the Mayans.


TASK #2: Calculate the numberical values of each of the following:

A = 5 * BAKTUN

B = 4 * KATUN

C = 3 * TUN

D = 2 * UINAL

E = 1 * KIN

NOTE: ( * )Asterick equals multiply.

Begin with 1 * Kin and work your way up each level from the bottom to the top. The key to the solution is to know how and when to apply the Base # to each level of multiplication.

TASK #3: Add items A through E and put the total here: X = __________


TASK #4: Using the example, add each of the above digits together.


Example: If X had been: 1,234,567, then Y = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 = 28.


TASK #5: The value of ZZZ = [ 8 x (Y) ] = ______





THE FIRST COORDINATES!


Now that you think you have the correct answer,
It's time to put everything together.



N 47 36.043' + 0.ZZZ

W 122 46.109' + 0.ZZZ






ATTENTION: Do you remember when you were a kid and your mother told you to put away your toys when you were done playing? Well, please be so kind as to re-hide this cache equal to or better than it was when you found it! Also, please don't make it easier for fellow cachers to find it, including the many muggles that frequent this park daily.

Last Updated/Edited: 01:25:23 AM Wed, May 12 2010.



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

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M

! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ?
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ? @ ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . /



Clues:    Do you normally cheat?
  • WP#1: 
    By The Water

  • Final Cache 
    Behind a Tree




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Note 28 Jul 2010 by  Fledermaus   (Finds: 4   Score: 12.5)   (Hidden: 50   Score: 214)
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