Task Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
Higher Ground - OU077D

 Don't worry, it's a FIELD PUZZLE.

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 08.120' W 76° 48.625' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Quiz
 Size: Normal
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 16 March 2016
 Date Created: 02 September 2014
 Last Modified: 03 September 2018
 Waypoint: OU077D


{{found}} 1 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 3 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
1970 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Ticks Snakes Thorns Poison Plants Munzee In the Woods Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

While placing a Munzee recently, I spotted two oddly unused pieces of land.  One was a gated off parking lot and the other was a parcel that I assume had been planned for a building that was never built.  I explored a little and discovered why.  I thought you might like to visit, too.

Please only plan to visit either stage during daylight hours.  There are no specific signs posted, but I think it would be best.

I am suggesting parking coords for the beginning, but use your own judgement.  I think it they are the safest and most reasonable, but they probably belong to the nearby business.  You could also park along the street and just walk a little farther.  I have found it easiest to start your climb near the large green electric box at the corner of the building.

This is a FIELD PUZZLE.  Once at the listed coordinates, you will need to search for some large markers and gather the required information and then calculate the final coordinates.  The container will be just a short walk or drive away.

The final cache location is...

W 76 VW.XYZ.

A = last digit in the year of birth of Bessie B. Beall (188A)
B = third digit in the year of death of Charles G Haslup (18B6)
C = the second digit of the date of birth of Charles S Burns (Dec. 1C)
D = final digit of the year of birth of Ester M Haslup (184D)
E = third digit of the year of birth of James P Haslup (18E5)

V = final digit of the year of death of Laura K Haslup (195V)
W = final digit of the year of birth of Annie G Haslup (185W)
X = final digit of the year of death of Sarah E Haslup (192X)
Y = third digit of the year of birth of J Edwin Haslup (18Y9)
Z = final digit of the year of birth of William E Beall (187Z)

Take this information and head to the final.  Where should you park for the final?

N 39 AE.A(C-D)(2*X)
W 76 VW.X(Y/V)(B-1) 

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Additional Waypoints

Stage Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Parking AreaN 39° 08.120'
W 79° 48.620'
 Possible parking place. Use your own judgement. 
Parking AreaN ?? ??????
W ?? ??????
 Parking for final.
N 39 AE.A(C-D)(2*X)
W 76 VW.X(Y/V)(B-1)  
Final LocationN ?? ??????
W ?? ??????
 Final location to solve for.
W 76 VW.XYZ 

Additional Hints   Decrypt

[FINAL] - "Gbc" bs snyyra gerr.



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3 03 September 2018 DudleyGrunt Comment

Stopped by to check today and cache was just where it should be, thought mostly buried in dirt and tree rot. The lock-n-lock container was a bit damp inside, so I've replaced with a new contrainer I saved from the trash (if you can believe it) and placed it in a manner which would prevent it from becoming buried and keep it dry..

I'm working on checking on all my OCNA hides and will post notes as I check them.

Happy Trails!

1 23 April 2016 sfcchaz Found it

I had some free time today and wanted to grab some of the new (and not so new) caches in the area That I had not yet found. I found 15 caches (13 Groundspeak and 2 Opencaching.us) and no DNFs.

This was a pretty straight forward quiz. I did however get one of the numbers wrong. I only noticed that it was wrong due to the math necessary for the parking coordinates.

I'm pretty sure I've probably found this exact container about 3 times. The cache is in great shape.

I traded pathtags and actually left a couple more that I rescued from a cache on Kent Island a while back: one of Ben's Buddies and the other an older Opencaching.us tag. TNLN TFTC

3 16 April 2016 DudleyGrunt Comment

Did a full walk through test today and updated the final coords and the puzzle.

3 12 April 2016 Mr.Yuck Comment