UPDATE: We have recieved comments from several of our treasure hunters asking whether the treasure had already been claimed. When we went to check on it – still there! – we realized a some additional information might be necessary – as well as a new (clearer) starting point. If you’re planning to try again (or for the first time) start here:
N 29 degrees, 43″ 18.5′
W 95 degrees, 23″ 25.5′
Everything else is still the same. Once you reach this starting location plot a course of 084 degrees magnetic, and take a number of paces equal to the license plate prefix of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Keep in mind that people have different length strides, but this should put you within a few feet of the hidden treasure. Also, should there be any bushes or trees in your path as you walk the paces, simply sidestep them for a few steps, you can still get to the end location without trampling anything.
Your big hint is PLW.
UPDATE: The cache is still hidden – More clues can be found on our new blog post.
For the month of July, I have hidden another geocache near the Museum. To nurture the “inner pirate” of our readers, it is a treasure – a vial of cut and polished colored gem stones. Additionally if you produce the vial at Museum Services (ask them to contact firstname.lastname@example.org) you will receive Museum passes and admission to The Nature of Diamonds exhibit.
The first step is to find the GPS coordinates listed below. Once you have found this spot, a compass is needed to steer a course of 084 degrees magnetic. The number of paces is equal to the automobile license plate prefix for my hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (That’s a bit of trivia that will require an Internet search.)
|N 29 degress 43′ 16.7″
W 95 degrees 23′ 20.5″
The usual rules regarding geocaching apply: no digging, dismantling or destruction is necessary, nor is there any trespassing or climbing involved.