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TEAM BLOODHOUNDED ~ Favorite Geocaching Log's


Multi-cache

Tour of Walter Dam 

A cache by damguy Hidden : 07/06/2007
Difficulty:
Terrain:
3 out of 53 out of 5
Size: Size: Regular (Regular)


N 41° 05.470 W 075° 41.463  Other Conversions 
UTM: 18T E 441961 N 4549107 
SE SE 3.1mi from your home location 
In Pennsylvania, United States View Map
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Mystery cache, four part, you will be on a tour through the Walter Dam Project stopping at various locations. This is my first cache, so I hope it's not too easy.

Multicache, located within F.E. Walter Dam Park. You will need something to write on and will have to do some simple math, so a calculator or pen and paper would be useful. You will also most likely need a flashlight. Depending on what time of year you may have to hike into the final 2 locations. These can be accessed from a few different locations so choose your path wisely (Middle of November to 1st day of trout season). The final cache contains allot of items for the fisherman, a few soft back novels, a travel coin, an Alaska and a New Hampshire geopin, pez dispenser, keychain, and various nick knacks. FTF prize will be a COE Challenge coin. There are quite a few caches in the area so you can be entertained for awhile. Francis E. Walter Dam was completed in 1961 and is an earth and fill structure 3000 feet long and 234 feet high. It is a multi purpose project and controls a drainage area of 288 square miles by providing 35.8 Billion gallons of storage. At the base of the intake tower are 6 hydraulic gates used to regulate the flow on the Lehigh River. For more information, stop by the Maintenance Office for a brochure. Boating 10hp or less, fishing, hunting, picnic areas, hiking trails, photography and whitewater rafting are just a few additional items to consider while visiting the park.


Congratulations to greenratz, Flper and Bushwhacked99 on the FTF!
Additional Hints (Decrypt)
Cneg 1: Zntargvp
Cneg 2: Ab uvag ninvynoyr
Cneg 3: Va cynva fvtug (erq)
Cneg 4: Obopngf, Enggyrfanxrf naq Ornef Bu Zl!

Decryption Key
A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z
(letter above equals below, and vice versa)










Found it October 11, 2009 by Bloodhounded (175 found)

On a beautiful Fall Sunday afternoon, I looked around and saw Mrs. Bloodhounded working on her laptop, young hounds were playing video games and listening to IPod’s and I just had to rally the team for a few hours of geocaching. We pulled this one up as we have had it in our sights for some time but knew we would need all of the team at their best to get all four stages and claim the find.

The leaves today seemed to glow with color and the breeze brought memories of what was to come. The sound of geese flying reinforced that memory but, today was made to be enjoyed. We found stage one with no trouble. Damguy lures you in thinking this would be a piece of cake and then next thing you know you're scratching your head and wondering "what the heck was he thinking”? Mrs. Bloodhounded is the math pro so she did her thing and after running a few numbers by me, we decided we had what we needed to move on. Knowing the area well was a benefit to us so we followed what we thought was the best route and we were right on. A gentleman with a fly rod was casting a nymph at the edge of a pool looked like a picture right out of Flyfisherman magazine but, no time for pictures, we were on a mission.

At stage three I thought I should have brought my waders. Knowing Damguy, you never know, ya know? We focused on the clue and realized there was only one option and we were correct. Then came the CSI maneuver to actually "read" the coords. It worked perfectly and I would be happy to share the procedure with anyone who asks, you would likely have everything you need with you. Anyway, off to the final and a very cool trail that had us all looking around for bobcats, bears and rattlesnakes. The GPS'r was all over the place which was expected here considering the circumstances. Once we felt we were in the area of GZ we never even looked at the GPS and let our geosenses take over. Yes, I went in there! ALL THE WAY and was shocked that the space inside was larger than my first apartment. After looking here and there and everywhere one of my younger hounds started howling (our signature geo call).

Well sure enough, he found it. The cache is in really great condition. It's stocked with many interesting items and dry as a bone. We took the small wood burned picture depicting a chestnut tree (well done I might add from someone who also does wood burning artwork) and a classic Stephen King novel that my teen age hound wanted to read in the spirit of Halloween. We left three Bloodhounded inactivated geocoins

All in all it was an enjoyable cache that had us thanking Damguy and hating him at different times but, overall I have to say, the cache was very well done! It was thought out in detail and laid out to keep you moving in the right direction. It was tough but not over the top and we all participated in the find. Thanks for the cache and an opportunity to enjoy this beautiful autumn day with my family.

Team Bloodhounded

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