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by pazooter
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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 28° 01.989'   W 082° 25.313'
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Tampa ,    Florida    33617
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 24 Jun 2005
Waypoint (Landmark): N01AD7
Open Cache:    Non-commercial use only
Cache type:    Virtual
Cache size:    Virtual

Difficulty:   gps gps half gps (moderate)
Terrain:   gps (easy)
Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. No pets are allowed. Parking is available There may be fees.

Comments:
Relax! This is easy math. If you know how to multiply using decimals (5th grade stuff) you're all set.
If you also know how to use a hand calculator, better yet. Now you can combine a geocaching adventure with one of Florida's favorite theme parks. There is an admission charge for Busch Gardens


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



Here's how it works: The tour begins with a known Latitude & Longitude. At this location you are to use the clue given to locate a visible-to-the-eye number. You use the number found to multiply by the numbers given in the clue to find the Latitude and Longitude for the next leg. In other words, at each waypoint you are looking for a number. Each number you find is then used in a simple calculation to get the next coordinates.


The Mathical Mystery Tour was conceived out of respect for security problems that any large and busy theme park
must deal with. Caches, even micros, would necessarily be treated with a suspicious eye by any Busch Gardens security guard. Finding only numbers that appear on existing structures and objects, however, is completely harmless.


There are 12 legs in the tour. No "find" by itself is particularly difficult, but when you consider that each
leg depends on the success of an earlier "find" then you can appreciate the hugeness of your task. Also, one silly math error could frustrate your whole day. It might be wise to bring a calculator with you, but don't forget you're at one of Florida's best theme parks. Have fun!


None of the "finds" require you to go off paths or do anything illegal or suspicious. It is suggested that you pick up a map of Busch Gardens at the entrance. It will help you to orient your compass points. Unless you are very good at hand calculations on paper and pencil, it is strongly suggested you bring a small calculator. Email me in advance for a printable pdf file with one-page instructions.


Note: The number you calculate will be 7 digits or longer. The first 2 digits are degrees. The next 2 digits are minutes followed by a decimal amount of minutes. Example: 8209127 would
be written as:
82 09.127


HINT: All clues will/should make sense when you get there.



Leg 1
  • The coordinates to begin your tour are N 28 01.989 W 82 25.313
  • At this spot you will be standing in front of an open doorway. Inside, on the wall immediately to your left as you walk in, you will see a small framed notice that contains a 7-digit phone number. That is the number you use to find the coordinates for the next leg.
  • Latitude: Multiply the number found by .2837
  • Longitude: Multiply the number found by .83287

Leg 2
  • It's BEST if you reach over the fence to find this key number.
  • This number is 4 digits followed by a -1. Disregard the -1 (only use the first 4 digits).
  • Latitude: Multiply the number found by 1,305.0894
  • Longitude: Multiply the number found by 3,831.0256

Leg 3
  • This 7 digit patent number is not on their rock.
  • Latitude: Multiply the number found by .7261544
  • Longitude: Multiply the number found by 2.131548

Leg 4
  • T.T.#
  • You may have to go in a ways to see this 2-digit number.
  • Latitude: Multiply the number found by 45,195.33871
  • Longitude: Multiply the number found by 132,666.32258

Leg 5
  • "______ species...."
  • Latitude: Multiply the number found by 93.40667
  • Longitude: Multiply the number found by 27,417.58333

Leg 6
  • "__ __ __ L"
  • Latitude: Multiply the number found by 4,662.74376
  • Longitude: Multiply the number found by 13,686.18469

Leg 7
  • You have come this many yards from your last find.
  • (No, you don't have to go back and count them.)
  • Latitude: Multiply the number found by 8,006.277143
  • Longitude: Multiply the number found by 23,501.49143

Leg 8
  • 4/2/
  • Use the 4-digit number.
  • Latitude: Multiply the number found by 1,496.81571
  • Longitude: Multiply the number found by 439.39904

Leg 9
  • AL ZIP
  • Latitude: Multiply the number found by 76.70056
  • Longitude: Multiply the number found by 225.1578

Leg 10
  • Born on this day in February
  • Latitude: Multiply the number found by 186,803.6
  • Longitude: Multiply the number found by 548,363.87

Leg 11
  • An impressive number!
  • Latitude: Multiply the number found by 350,249.25
  • Longitude: Multiply the number found by 1,028,169

Leg 12 (final!)
  • This is a CIR number
  • You will have to go inside the shelter to find it.
  • Multiply the number found by 271,168,614.467
  • This is the cell phone number for Pazooter.
  • Give us a call, we'd love to congratulate you personally.
  • Leave a message if you get the voice mail.
  • All winners will receive an official certificate for hanging on their wall showing that they have
    successfully completed, "The Busch Gardens Mathical Mystery Tour!"


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You may send pazooter an email to verify any numbers found.





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