Treasure Near a Grandview (WS080211001)
by Well-Seeker

Cache Type: Geocache|Traditional Cache WS080211001 (Visit Cache Page)
N 39° 08.632 W 86° 35.83
( 39.14386666666667, -86.59716666666667 )
Elevation: 243.84 (m)

Location: Indiana, United States
Hidden: 2011-08-02
Cache Size: Cache Size: Regular
Difficulty: Difficulty full-pointDifficulty full-point  Terrain: Terrain full-pointTerrain full-pointTerrain full-point

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Let me know if this is too easy, hard, impractical, etc.

I wanted this to be a little more than just 'follow the coordinates and find the box...' So this geocache is supposed to be a little like a treasure map hunt. The coordinates will lead you to the obviously biggest tree (trunk width) within the reasonable accuracy of your GPSr. Once you find the tree, stand by it and face NE (maybe bring a compass if your GPSr doesn't have one). Then step off 35 paces (adult sized paces) and you should be close to a tall tree stump. Now find the quart size round container that is camouflaged with tape. If you are an early finder there are a couple of nickels and several pennies that were custom smashed by the Indiana Railroad on the railroad tracks to the north of the park. Please take only one coin.
Depending on the weather and time of year you will encounter overgrowth and some damp to muddy ground. If it has rained a lot you may even have to cross over a runoff stream.
This particular part of the park affords a typically peaceful walk and pleasant scenery. There is just enough bushwhacking involved to make it interesting.

Want this to be easier...
This cache is in the northeast corner of Karst Farm Park. You can walk the main path in the wooded area until you find the smaller secondary path on the east side. The big tree is right next to this secondary path.

Need it to be easier still...
Here are the coordinates to the cache itself:
N39 08.640
W86 35.814

Hint: (hover over pencil to decrypt) In the split of a 5 foot tall stump
Va gur fcyvg bs n 5 sbbg gnyy fghzc

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