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

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 32° 55.228'   W 096° 43.884'
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Dallas ,    Texas    75243
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 21 Aug 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N0003C
Open Cache:    Personal use only
Cache type:    Unknown
Cache size:    Unknown

Difficulty:   gps gps gps gps half gps (hard)
Terrain:   gps half gps (easy)
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"Distance Caching 101" is a multi-stage geocaching puzzle that can be solved entirely online.

To find this geocache without help, you'll need a fantastic knowledge of trivia, but with a little help from an Internet search engine, you can be on your way in no time. And, if you happen to live near the published coordinates, you can go to the site itself for some additional clues. You can find parking near the published coordinates. But don't go there just yet.

The first stage in this hunt starts with a quiz. The quiz, along with instructions for what to do with the answers, can be found at the "Distance Caching 101" home page.

This is a virtual geocache, meaning there is no physical cache at the end of the journey. The hunt itself will have to be reward enough.

Good luck.

To go to the "Distance Caching 101" home page, click HERE.











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I found it! 14 Dec 2013 by  hope_quester   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
Took several hours but we did it. Accomplished all on line. Tricky, tricky! Really enjoyed our afternoon of searching on this snowy dzy. Thanks!
I found it! 17 Jun 2012 by  bubba007   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
found virtually (online)
I found it! 24 May 2011 by  tripman1   (Finds: 86   Score: 253)   (Hidden: 9   Score: 32.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I saw this virtual and decided to take the challenge. After a couple of hours I was able to do this entirely online. The first quiz and the last final took the most time. An enjoyable puzzle. Thanks Scout! Thanks Navicache!
I found it! 23 Sept 2010 by  Roostur   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Since I'm out of the country, I searched for this one entirely online. The final stage took the longest. Nice!
I found it! 17 Jul 2010 by  barbatlarge   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
This took me way longer than finding most physical geocaches I find! But success at last. Thanks for the puzzle.
I found it! 16 Apr 2010 by  peanutsmom   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This is my first remote find. The computer search was awesome! Thanks for the hunt!
I found it! 18 Mar 2010 by  Joukkusisu   (Finds: 35   Score: 124.5)   (Hidden: 6   Score: 20)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
This was a lot of fun. I have to admit, this is my first arm chair virtual, but the amount of work I put into it makes it feel like I've earned a find. A good use of wikipedia helped me with the first set of questions. The translation was no problem, since I know of a similar object nearby. But the last question took me about an hour or so to figure out. I really should have been doing homework instead. But oh well! Thanks for the fun distraction!
I found it! 22 Jan 2010 by  littlewing1977   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
I found this completely online. The Indiana Jones question on the initial page gave me a little bit of trouble but I got it after about ten minutes. The final stage took me at least an hour or maybe two to figure out. I finally got it.
I found it! 11 Jun 2009 by  Scubagal87   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Fun hunt, took about an hour and a half maybe. A few of the questions were tricky. Lucky for me, I am into archaeology. Did this online. Also knowing how to use boolean logic helps.
[Modified 2009-06-11 01:41:28]

Note 05 Feb 2008 by  bushandboots   (Finds: 0   Score: 0)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late for work again! But today I found it... did my hunting completely online... learned a lot... this was my first virtual cache and my first cache on Navicache! Hope to see more like this. Thanks a lot! Boots of BushandBoots.
I found it! 26 Dec 2007 by  kevl   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Found this one on-line. I know the basic area that the cache is in, but haven't been there in a few years. Just a bunch of patience and good questions got me through this one.

Thanks for the on-line hunt!
I found it! 06 Nov 2007 by  57tbird   (Finds: 2   Score: 11)   (Hidden: 12   Score: 56)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Breezed through the initial stages but got stuck on the last one. It's amazing that for as much info is available on the internet, there is also very little. Particularly for this subject. After re-arranging search criteria many times, I finally got a promising lead. That, in turn, unlocked the final. Elapsed time: 3 hrs 44 min. This was fun. Thanks Scout!
I found it! 12 Oct 2007 by  RVTraveller   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This was fun! My 1st on-liine cache. Thanks!
I found it! 13 May 2007 by  TeamDotOne   (Finds: 4   Score: 18.5)   (Hidden: 38   Score: 100)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Yay! Having coffee on Mother's Day, we decided to tackle this one, although we did it online since Texas is a little drive from Ohio .. lol

It took us a little while to find the answers online, and we had the chance to learn a little bit as we did the research. Thanks for this cache and a great start to the day!!
I found it! 01 Apr 2007 by  MapLady   (Finds: 35   Score: 131)   (Hidden: 6   Score: 24)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
This was a great cache. I started it yesterday, but only found one answer. So I got a bit more focused today in my Internet searches, and finally found all the rest of the answers. It was a bit addictive, trying to find the answers. I really like the final object.
I found it! 10 Jul 2006 by  yobdab   (Finds: 2   Score: 13)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Man, the last part took forever! I thought for sure it was fiume! Thanks for the cache. I had nothing to do at work tonite. This took me about 4 hrs to complete!
[Modified 2006-07-10 06:05:55]

I found it! 21 Jun 2006 by  Lindsay Brooke   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
This was a good cache....it actually cleared some of the cobwebs out of my head!! Thanks for the fun....hopefully there will be more like this. I did this one online and someone should put some information up there about the last question.
I found it! 04 Mar 2006 by  ggrund   (Finds: 2   Score: 10)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
I found all of the answer, except the last one, online. Searching from Germany I had no real chance to visit the sculpture live.

I contacted someone from the college, who was most kindley to answer. But, the spelling was incorrect. So I had to do some more research online.

A great cache. Thank you very much, Scout.
I could not find it. 29 Aug 2005 by  jonkb   (Finds: 0   Score: 0)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
Found answers to all the questions, I also found the pole, but getting the translation right proved difficult. Have a limited knowledge of french. I thought I came up with a plausible answer, but no....

Irritating to be so close, but so far away.

Obviously I'm doing it all online.
I found it! 27 Aug 2005 by  9key   (Finds: 8   Score: 23.5)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 13)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
Found all of the "stages" online until the final. I stopped by the home of the mighty Thunder Ducks to view the sculpture which was kinda of hidden and almost hard to find in the fading light of late evening.

I started working this cache a couple of years ago but never did get to the final stage and forgot all about it until earlier this week.

Thanks Mr Scout!
I found it! 24 Jul 2005 by  Caching Aggie   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Interesting concept! Learned several new things in the process of solving this. Did this online, though I'll try to visit the location at some point. Thanks!
I found it! 12 Jul 2005 by  Nicurn   (Finds: 2   Score: 8)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I found it after a few days in front of the computer. I don't know if I'll ever get around to seeing the actual cache, but this one was very interesting. I enjoyed it very much.
I found it! 10 Mar 2005 by  mickemt   (Finds: 172   Score: 590.5)   (Hidden: 71   Score: 266)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
Did this one online, took a few good hours. Worst part for me was translating the words from the one "leg" of the cache.
Thanks for a great cache Scout!
[Modified 2005-03-10 23:12:07]

I found it! 21 Jan 2005 by  WhiteUrkel   (Finds: 172   Score: 635)   (Hidden: 40   Score: 156)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Whew! That was fun. If being frustrated to the point of wanting to pull my hair out on several occasions is fun! Did entirely online, found a spoiler in an old log that helped me when I was stuck at one step. I didn't think the last part, where several people reported having emailed the school, was that hard to find online; the most difficulty I had on that one was distinguishing the first name from the surname! Thanks for a nice winter cache, Scout. I'd really like to see more of this type.
I found it! 20 Mar 2004 by  Ruby Sandibanks   (Finds: 2   Score: 9)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Alright, I found it! And it wasn't easy....I guess I am not as good an internet searcher as I'd like to be.

Found it all on line over a period of months. Pole-o, an avid geocacher, who is my adult son was home over Christmas and we started it together. He went back to college and left me to my own ways, having helped me find all but the last answer. Today, I picked up the clue and thought a little about how I could get the answer without having to resort to emailing someone at the college. Sure enough, a little British and Italian surfing got me there.

I'm pleased with myself. Thanks for a fun winter geocache...

I found it! 22 Feb 2004 by  dandm   (Finds: 17   Score: 63)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Heard about this one yesterday and spent a couple hours tonight finding the answers online. As most of the others note, most of the time was spent finding the answer to the last question, but everything can be found online! Thanks for the challenge, Scout.
I found it! 05 Jan 2004 by  mrsandman   (Finds: 221   Score: 822.5)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 21)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I'm from Germany, so I had to do it online.
I found the answer of the last question pretty fast, but with a wrong spelling - so I had to search for some hours until I found Susanna (including the correct spelling of the sculptor's name).

That was hard work...

Thanks for the nice cache,
MrSandman
I found it! 13 Dec 2003 by  woodwalker9   (Finds: 3   Score: 11)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
A very fun cache. I really enjoyed this one. I did all my research online. The last question was a little tricky, but after a little searching on Google I found the correct artist. thanks for an enjoyable and educational hunt.
I found it! 08 Dec 2003 by  Ice Cream Man   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This is my first "Long Distance Cache". Took me a little while but, finaly found it. Great fun. Did it online. Thanks!
Ice Cream Man
I found it! 10 Nov 2003 by  Barthonis   (Finds: 32   Score: 123.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Finished this one today. Had everything done, except the last question, via internet searching and a few I just happened to know. But that last one is a REAL stumper. Had to email someone from the college to get the last answer, and then they spelled the last name wrong, so I had to go web searching again to get the proper spelling.

Great idea for a virtual cache!!!

Bart
I found it! 16 Oct 2003 by  GadgetGirl   (Finds: 2   Score: 10)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Oh my gosh!!! This was way harder than any physical cache I have ever looked for. I could get all the way through until the last question. I searched on line for hours and hours, really. I looked through hundreds of websites. I found another answer that fit the description, but to no avail, wrong answer every time. I emailed the cache creator for a clue, but that didn't help. Finally, I resorted to emailing an Art Professor for the final answer and today it came. My persistence finally paid off! I solved it all virtually, but it took more than just my brains! Thanks for the toughest find log so far!
Gadget Girl
Austin, TX
I found it! 29 Aug 2003 by  Millhouse   (Finds: 274   Score: 1094.5)   (Hidden: 6   Score: 26.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This was a difficult cache. Especially the last question. Since I live in Germany I did it all online. At first I couldn't find any clue for the last question on the Internet. I was thinking about to take my next holiday in Dallas or trying the (cheaper) email method. But then I changed my search strategy and I stumbled upon an Italian web site full of the objects I was looking for. There were at least two objects which fitted the description. The second one enabled me to find the correct answer.

Thanks for this great difficult cache!

Greetings Millhouse.
I found it! 23 Aug 2003 by  Purple Lady   (Finds: 3   Score: 10)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Grashoper and I did most of it on line. Grashoper was very persistant in her research. It was very challanging to find some of the answers and we had to go to the location to find the last answer. But we finally did it. Thanks for a fun cache. Keep up the good work.
Purple Lady
I found it! 23 Aug 2003 by  Grashoper   (Finds: 3   Score: 10)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This was truly an experience. Purple Lady and I did all of it on line. But we had some confusion on the last part. The sculptor we found and the sculpture that went with it all matched but the key word didn't fit, so we searched some more. I'm sorry to say we had to make a trip out to the location to get the last piece to the puzzle. We still had great fun. Thanks for another very challenging cache.
Grashoper
I found it! 21 Mar 2003 by  alchemist2000   (Finds: 3   Score: 20.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Found all but the last part online. Finally gave up and visited the physical site when we were in the area today. Turned out to be the perfect place to visit on the first day of spring. Thanks for a great cache.

Alchemist2000 and Code Poet
I found it! 07 Mar 2003 by  Mountain_Wanderer   (Finds: 2   Score: 8)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
A very interesting web based search. I did it all on the internet as I live in NH. Got through all but the last part in a 2 day period. Could not find the right info on line for the last part so resorted to e-mailing the school like someone else did and got the answer back that way. Learned a number of interesting items with this cache. Thanks for the hide.
I found it! 14 Jan 2003 by  Grimlock   (Finds: 7   Score: 40.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Very interesting and unique cache. I did all of it online except for the final part. I scoured the net for the answer but I couldn't find it. I happened to be in the area this evening (looking for another cache), so I stopped by.
I found it! 04 Nov 2002 by  Olf D Coors   (Finds: 3   Score: 15.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This was a pretty challenging cache! Did it entirely on the internet. The last part gave the most trouble. Was beginning to think that I'd never get it. Got lucky! Thanks for the challenge!
I found it! 16 Oct 2002 by  fred   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
This was really a lot of fun to do. Didn't get stuck too much on the questions or the pictures. Had a little trouble with the translation but after figuring out where the pictures were taken, it made it much easier (I like the Peace Pole concept).

The very last clue had me stumped for a full day. I searched everywhere online and could find nothing. I scoured the Richland site and still came up with nothing. I finally emailed the Art department there on campus and got a reply this morning answering my question.

I found this cache using only online resources (although I do live in Texas, albeit 4 hours from the cache site). I may visit this area next time I'm up in Dallas, very neat.

Thanks for the hunt!
I found it! 17 Feb 2002 by  rmarley   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
We made this cache much harder than it was. We fould the last three questions on the first part with ease. The first question posed the problem. The second parts was a breeze. Part three was the part we made harder than it was. After printing out the last question it made easier for me to really lok at the key words. We had a great time with this cache.

Thanks for the cache
THE DAM TROLLS


virtual is just as fun
I found it! 15 Feb 2002 by  bsteeboy   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Took about three hours of surfing. No, probably more. I found it to be a great hunt. The last clue took the longest! Did it all on-line.
I found it! 31 Dec 2001 by  Web_ling   (Finds: 99   Score: 333.5)   (Hidden: 22   Score: 73)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Since I was caching on the northeast side of Dallas anyway, I did the last leg on site. Enjoyed it!

Web-ling
www.web-ling.com
Note 21 Dec 2001 by  Web_ling   (Finds: 99   Score: 333.5)   (Hidden: 22   Score: 73)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I've got everything but the final name online in about 45 minutes. I've spent several hours searching for the last clue online. I guess I'll have to drive the 50 miles over the holidays and finish it off.

Web-ling
I found it! 28 Sept 2001 by  Greg Nelson   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Snared this one!

I was able to hunt everything online up to the sculpture. I couldn't find any relevant info online, so I went to the site after work today. Of course, since I teach at Richland College, it wasn't a whole lot of trouble to do that : )

I still had to poke around a bit, since I didn't bring my GPS to school with me.

Hats off to Scout for coming up with all sorts of different ways to play the Geocaching game.


Note 15 Sept 2001 by  martinp13   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Be sure you walk all the way around the sign, or go check out the sign on the other side of the river. :) It's in english on both signs.
I found it! 15 Sept 2001 by  martinp13   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Yay, finally found it all. Did the part up to the translation online. Had to go look at the post to get the wording right.

Then had to make another trip back to find the last piece of information. Online searches (LOTS of them!) were fruitless. Are you sure anyone has heard of him? :)

Thanks for the search! It was indeed fun, even the trips to Dallas. :)

> Martin

Note 26 Aug 2001 by  Scout   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 25   Score: 100)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
pkdstarsfan, send me an email at gc_scout@hotmail.com. Either the school changed the sign in the last week (unlikely) or you are looking in the wrong place.
Note 25 Aug 2001 by  pk_dstarsfan   (Finds: 0   Score: 0)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Argghh...Okay I must admit that I realize that
I had an advantage over most, and I only live maybe 10mins from the school..

But I solved the links via google, click on the link in the
page and even ran the translation online...via atlavista's
bluefish translator. This got me close.....

But I still couldn't get it. So I headed down to the post
today expecting to find the answer. Guys I've looked at
what's on the sign and the answer isn't there so to
speak!!! This is totally reigning on my parade lol
(very inside joke) Someone PLEASE HELP ME!!! :P

What's another word for supercede/authority/??? Hmmm????


pkdstarsfan
(still fuddled and bemused..)

I could not find it. 23 Aug 2001 by  martinp13   (Finds: 1   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
No luck yet... stuck on the translation. I'm gonna have to resort to driving over to Dallas (about 50-60 miles, I think) to walk around the back of the sign and say "Geez... what a rotten translation". :)

I'll get it, but for the life of me I can't imagine what it can be that I haven't tried. :(
I found it! 22 Aug 2001 by  Moun10Bike   (Finds: 35   Score: 147.5)   (Hidden: 1   Score: 6)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I got stuck for a while on one section of the hunt, but with a little more web searching I was able to find the appropriate phrase and unlock the rest of the puzzle. As you can guess from that comment, I did all of my seraching for this cache online. It was a lot of fun! Thanks, Scout!
I found it! 22 Aug 2001 by  Buxley   (Finds: 9   Score: 37)   (Hidden: 4   Score: 22.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Well this was certainly a different type of geocaching! Since I live in California, I had to hunt this cache online and spent more time with various search engines than with a GPS. It was a very fun "hunt" though and thanks to Scout for the unique cache. Next time I'm in the DFW area, I'll have to look up some of the waypoints I only virtually visited this evening.
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