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The Doctor's Hospital - OU0488

 Doctor Who Cache #1

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 38° 58.871' W 76° 51.900' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Multicache
 Size: Micro
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: 0:30 h   Distance to Travel: b.d.
 Date Hidden: 07 May 2012
 Date Created: 08 May 2012
 Last Modified: 08 May 2012
 Waypoint: OU0488


{{found}} 1 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2636 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Bring Your Own Pen In the Woods Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

Please see the attributes article for more information.

Description   EN   

Hey, I'm a big geek and have been a Doctor Who fan, since watching Tom Baker (#4) on PBS back in junior high.  This is the first in what I hope will, eventually, be a series of Who-themed caches.

The listed coordinates will take you to the cache's namesake.  At GZ, you will see a sign.  The larger portion of the sign shows the name of the primary facility on this site.  The lower portion shows the name of another "sub" facility (white letters on blue background). 

Count the number of these white letters.  I'd recommend taking a picture of the sign for checking your work, later, and maybe to allow you to work on the puzzle without standing in front of it.

The final coordinates are N 39 AB.CDE  W 76 FG.HIJ

A = The number of A's.

B = The number of E's x 3.

C = The number of M's + K's.

D = The number of R's.

E = The number of L's + O's + S's + 1

F = The number of N's - U's.

G = The number of G's.

H = The number of T's + D's.

I = The number of I's.

J = The number of C's.

From the TARDIS Index File:

The Doctor sometimes expressed strong views about hospitals. In particular, the Eighth Doctor noted an aversion to hospitals, arising from his regeneration in Walker General Hospital in San Francisco.  The Tenth Doctor confirmed this displeasure with hospitals, saying that "they give me the creeps". However, he had an affinity for their little gift shops, as they clearly indicated where the hospital exit was.  (more)


*Depending on where you look the hours are listed differently.  The above, from the website, are the most restrictive.  The sign at park entrance says, "Park Closes at 11:00 PM".  I would recommend limiting your visit to daylight, in either case.

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Additional Waypoints

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Additional Hints   Decrypt

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Log Entries    {{found}} 1x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 14 July 2012 sfcchaz Found it

Smile FTF Smile 4:53 PM. I had some free time and wanted to seek the OCUS caches in this area that I had not found yet. I gave the CO a call about the coordinates and we determined that I had overlooked one of the letters. Take the CO's advice and take the picture at the first stge. I did and it saved me a lot of agony and a possible return to the site. I recommend that future seekers triple check their numbers. It's way too easy to make a mistake.

I found the coordinates to be very good and found the log clean and dry. The only concern was the spider that took up residence guarding the cache. I evicted him/her, but he/she may return. I took the OCUS FTF sticker. Thanks!