Auburn Sea (GC3QGYZ) — Geocache of the Week

 

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Geocache Name:

Auburn Sea by Nashuan with help from CaladorGCS

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

3.5/2.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

While geocaching is a hobby that’s captured the hearts of millions of people, not all geocaches are created equal. Not every cache is difficult to find. Not every cache is well-maintained. Not every cache is going to make your jaw drop and your eyes fall out when you see it.

But this one does. “Auburn Sea” is a Puzzle Cache that melds adventure, history, and handiwork. After deciphering a tricky puzzle about the pirate Captain Kidd and his beloved treasure, the geocacher embarks on a quest to find said treasure…or die trying.* The geocacher who finds the cache treasure is only halfway there—getting it open is an adventure in and of itself. *not really

The logs and favorite points on this cache are testament to the creativity of the puzzle and the hide. This cache is sure to bring smiles to all who dare to find it.

What geocachers have to say:

“Best cache we have found yet. Very cool! This will get a favorite from us. TFTC.” –WeRmudfun

“Everything about this cache was fantastic from the puzzle the cache page and of course the final container. This is one of those you wish you could give more then one favorites to. Thank you for one of the highlights of the trip. This was #14 of 20 for the day. Thank you for the cache.” –Odyn

“I’d solved this one a while ago and enjoyed the process….and then when I knew we were coming up here to the Auburn Sea to walk on water, I found I’d lost my notes, left nothing electronic, and had to find the solution to all the puzzles all over again….surprisingly difficult even the second time! Both the puzzle work and the cache at GZ are amazing bits of work….the treasure chest was far nicer than I’d expected even based on spoiler images, and getting it out and open was impressive and loads of fun. Can I give more than one favorite point???” –T13

“The puzzle is the work of a master craftsman, and the treasure awaiting was beyond description. The adventure, exceptional.” –snewt lindell
Read the rest of snewt’s awesome log on this cache here.

Photos:

 

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The treasure chest…not yet opened.

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Close up of Captain Kidd’s home turf.

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Treasure seeker rjb43nh and others.

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The treasure chest…opened!

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The FTF prize.

Spoiler video! (Also available via the cache page).

Some cache owners go above and beyond to make finding and logging their cache an experience. What’s been your favorite geocaching experience?

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