[GeoStL] Re: What is a 5 by 5 (stars)

  • From: "Laura D" <festive@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 17:50:45 -0500

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Gee, this is starting to sound like a log for The Homeless Bathtub!

Laura DeWeese
Independent Kitchen Consultant
The Pampered Chef
www.pamperedchef.biz/lauradeweese

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> [mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of The Deen Family
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> 
> I recently received confirmation that our phenomenal team has solved  
> the final coordinates for the infamous 5/5 puzzle cache, Blood &  
> Guts, here in Northern VA.  It has taken us only 2 1/2 months of  
> frantic emails and and lots of chasing of red herrings.  Each of the  
> stages is located at least 20 straight line miles from the previous  
> one, although some are farther.... much farther.  The quickest solve  
> has come in only 19 days.  Another team took over a year.  Our team  
> includes a cryptologist, a computer programmer, a math teacher,  
> someone with celestial navigation skills, and an outdoorsman with  
> several kayaks and canoes, just to name a few.  (I know, I know....  
> how did I get on this team?!)  We are now trying to find an open time  
> on all the team members' calendars to go and actually find and log  
> the final as a team.
> Check it out for an example of a 5/5 in this part of the country.
> http://tinyurl.com/dohnk
> 
> My caching buddy and I are about half-way through another 5/5 called  
> the Eagle's Tour.
> http://tinyurl.com/7tf59
> 
> Perhaps these links will offer you some insight.
> 
> Good luck!
> 
> Amanda
> BAJA Clan
> 
> On Oct 18, 2005, at 17:14, Joe Taylor wrote:
> 
> > -
> > OK I am finally planning a cache hide that I think might make a  
> > 5/5.  So I went to the 'hide a cache' site and done the 'rating  
> > system questions'.  it lead me to be a 5 terrain 4 difficulty.  I  
> > will list to y'all what I selected, then show you my addition that  
> > may make it a 5 star.
> >
> >  - Specialized Equipment.
> >
> > Trip requires to go and measure the beggining tunnel of a cave  
> > (just to the first 'T').  Therefore you will need a flashlight and  
> > a Large Tape Measure.  I will supply them at a nearby cache  
> > location (already in existance).  The Final Cache location itself  
> > will be on an island on Kinkaid lake (in southern IL)  I can use my  
> > inflatable Kayak to get on there.  It may be very difficult for a  
> > large boat to get close enough, and that they would need mud boots  
> > to get on the island.  (An inflatable raft would do perfectly)
> >
> >  - Can be done in one day, but will be a 5 stage multi.  One of  
> > those being an Actual Cache site as a Bonus Log.  (Site will hold  
> > equipment needed for the cave visit.  It is a 1/1 cache).  Driving  
> > will be 15 miles from stage 1, then after stage one, driving is  
> > within 5 miles and close within each other.  First visit will  
> > require to take note of a number and it will come in for later use  
> > in the cache.
> >
> >  - Hiking distance, will be a 1 mile hike round trip, and then the  
> > cave site, can either be very short of a half mile (there are two  
> > ends of the cave - more detail on how I can intensify the difficulty)
> >
> >  - Trail condition, moderate.  A begginner hiker may get confused  
> > and thrown offtrail, but an experienced hiker should have no  
> > problem keeping the trail, (of course with a Coordinate, you dont  
> > really need the trail, but that will require steep climbing)
> >
> >  - I done all that and if made it a 4D/5T
> >
> > To make it even harder, I could lead cacheres to the other end of  
> > the cave.  But the outlet is the size of a car tire, requires  
> > crawling on hands and knees as well as a drop down anbout 2 foot.   
> > Once inside you will have to scale a crevice, and measure to a  
> > reference point I will give. (SEE MY PROFILE PIC - That is what I  
> > am referring to).
> >
> > The Cave is a legal hiking area by the Shawnee National Forest, but  
> > I can not place an actual cache there.
> >
> > To make a 5 difficulty, it said it would need special skills.  I am  
> > thinking about Writing the whole page in French, and writing it  
> > backwards, so they will have to reverse the words and then  
> > translate it.
> >
> > As well as give straight coordinates and no (driving) directions,  
> > will require the user to take the coordinates and study maps and  
> > topography.
> >
> > What do you all think, will that qualify for a 5/5?
> >
> > Joe Taylor
> > IS IT FRIDAY YET?
> >
> > Check out my NEW Web Page
> > Favorite GC - Stories and Adventures
> > UPDATED - JUNE 9,2005
> >
> > Rockey the Flying Squirrell
> >
> >  What is Geocaching (In case you are not in the Geocaching Mailing  
> > Groups)
> >


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