BIT Cache
Task Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
The War of the Worlds - OU075B

 Part of a walking / biking excursion.

Hidden by  sfcchaz

N 39° 08.900' W 76° 36.897' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 01 August 2014
 Date Created: 27 July 2014
 Last Modified: 18 August 2014
 Waypoint: OU075B

 


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 1 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 2 Comments
0 Notes
2 Watchers
3161 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
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Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Bring Your Own Pen Available in Winter Offset Cache Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only Stealth Required 

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Description   EN   

This cache can be a stand alone cache or part of the planetary trail that I have created over the years. You will be seeking the marker for the planet Mars.

The B&A Trail is a park and is open from dawn to dusk (notice the limited hour attribute). Wink

The B&A Trail is about 14 miles long and paved with asphalt. It parallels MD Route 2 most of its length. There is a connector at the northern end to put you on the BWI Trail which circles BWI Airport. The B&A Trail is a very popular trail for walkers, runners, inline skating and bicycling. I walk/run a portion of it for exercise starting at the Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie.

Parking is not too terribly far from the cache location. I recommend parking near the first cache in this series: Sol. Remember to bring a camera or something to write with.

I hope you noticed that the cache has an offset attribute, so there will be some field work once you find the marker.

The marker is a little concealed by the foliage, so stay on the trail and it is in between a break in the large wooden, horizontal beams on the east side of the trail. If you are traveling from the north, there will be a 6 foot tall black metal fence on your right (covered with plant life, but recognizable) approximately 30 feet before GZ. If you are traveling from the south, you will pass a staircase to a nice little playground a short distance from GZ.When you find the marker project a waypoint, in feet, the number of days in a typical year at a bearing of: ABC degrees.

Where:

A = the first number on the marker

B = the second number on the marker + A

C = the third number on the marker + (2*A) + B

A+B+C checksum=15

Please stay on the trail. You will find the cache just a couple feet off of the trail.

You must physically visit this location to take credit for this cache.

The confimation code is at the bottom of the BIT cache itself. Please leave it the way you found it. Thanks!

Additional Hints   Decrypt

GC

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

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Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 1x {{comment}} 2x      New Log Entry

1 18 August 2014 DisneyScout Found it

I was determined to find this today. Found the marker. Walked right past it the first time. Reread the description. Then walked past the bit several times. Sat in the playground. Looked up conversions from feet to meters as my app uses meters. But I finally found it.

3 18 August 2014 sfcchaz Comment

My apologies to DG as I had the coordinates for this one wrong. Don't know how I did that, but they should be much better now.

1 17 August 2014 DudleyGrunt Found it

Returned Sunday afternoon to see if I could locate the Martian tripods.  Ended up being successful, but I'm specifically not claiming an FTF on this, since I ended up having help from the CO while helping him correct some issues with the coords.

Enjoying the series. 

Thanks and Happy Trails!

 

 

3 16 August 2014 sfcchaz Comment

I went out to this one this morning to check it out after the DNF and bad storm we had on Tuesday (10 inches of rain in this area). I modified the description a little in hopes of making it easier to locate the marker. See below for the changes:

The marker is a little concealed by the foliage, so stay on the trail and it is in between a break in the large wooden, horizontal beams on the east side of the trail. If you are traveling from the north, there will be a 6 foot tall black metal fence on your right (covered with plant life, but recognizable) approximately 30 feet before GZ. If you are traveling from the south, you will pass a staircase to a nice little playground a short distance from GZ.

Chaz

2 15 August 2014 DudleyGrunt Didn't find it

I could not find the red planet's marker.  Even with the help on the cache page.  I was also needing to get back home, but I walk back and forth along this part of the trails for a while.  Didn't think Mars would be so hard to locate.