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Silver Sun

N 41° 12.887' W 073° 49.739' 

Millwood, New York 10546 United States Near By Caches
Hidden On: 18 Feb 2005
Difficulty:
(easy)
Comments:


Additional maps for this cache available at: 
multipart cache, where the initial points can be found using the GPS coordinates.
This is a cache somewhat in the spirit of my 'Blue Moon' cache, but the number of intermediate points has been halved, to make it somewhat more approachable, based on the experience there. In order to find this cache, you'll want to print out a copy of these clues and bring them; the coordinates alone are not enough to find the final geocache. yYou'll also want a pencil/pen to write down the intermediate clues as you go along. The three intermediate locations you'll need to visit first are all points on a permanent compass training course located in the park. The total distance you'll need to cover is less than two miles, and most of it over fairly level ground on a good trail system. You can either find them using their coordinates and a GPS; the nicely done trail map by the entrance will be a help in finding your way around, and perhaps in further explorations of the park. At each one of these points, you will find a black metal sign with a red diamond. On each of the signs, there is a bearing (e.g, 90 degrees), and a number of paces. Write down the bearing and the paces in the space below. Point 9: N41 12.887 W73 49.803 = ____ degrees (X1) ____ paces (Y1) 10: N41 12.888 W73 49.769 = ____ degrees (X2) ____ paces (Y2) 4: N41 12.831 W73 49.869 = ____ degrees (X3) ____ paces (Y3) Then, plug these values into the two formulas below, which are used to determine the coordinates of the final geocache. The coordinates are: N 41 12.AAA W73 49.BBB Where: AAA = 3*X1  2*Y2 + 3*X3  78 BBB = 4*Y1 + 3*X2  4*Y3 + 190 This should be within 20 minutes walk from the other places you've been. Good luck! (If you want to test out your compass skills, look for the lettered stake at that bearing from each of these signs, I believe with magnetic declination taken into account.) 
CACHE LOGS  May contain hints(spoilers)! decode  
28 Sept 2002 by
BassoonPilot
(Finds: 53 Score: 181.5)
(Hidden: 7 Score: 27.5)
Open Log: Personal use only
This is a great area for hiking, and this adventure was a lot of fun. My daughter and I were here last year for a nearby cache, so this time I decided to park in the Lakeside lot, which proved very convenient. From there, I hiked in towards the coordinates listed atop the page. As the gps counted down, I spotted sign #10, so I actually got those answers first. The posted coordinates seem to be closest to sign #11 ... it took me a little while before I finally discovered sign #9 approximately 250 feet away. All the other coordinates worked out just fine, and after doing the math I headed off for the main cache. As I canvassed the area, I spotted the corner of the container peaking out of its hiding spot. I took the ceramic magnet and left three Where's George dollars. Thanks, Lucien for an excellent cache adventure!
