Task Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
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ACES #7: Look! Up in the Sky! - OU0297

 The Arlington Caching Educational Series (ACES) is a series of geocaches in and around Bluemont park

Hidden by  TheLostDogs

N 38° 52.296' W 77° 07.583' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Virginia
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Normal
 Status: Archived
 Date Hidden: 26 April 2011
 Date Created: 27 April 2011
 Last Modified: 01 May 2011
 Waypoint: OU0297


{{found}} 3 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
1627 Visitors
2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Ticks Poison Plants In the Woods Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only Stealth Required 

Please see the attributes article for more information.

Comments by the OC Team

Data: 04/27/2011 03:01:39, add by DudleyGrunt
At 85 feet, this may be a little closer to the nearby cache than we'd normally like, but since the container, as described on the cache page is clearly differentiated from the other cache, I'm approving and we can see how things go.


Description   EN   

When the first Europeans traveled across the Atlantic ocean to America, they navigated their course by looking up into the sky at the stars.  Using star charts, sextons, and geometry, the ships navigators could plot the course of the ship as it sailed across the ocean blue.

In 1994, navigators began to look up to the sky for something else: satellites.  The US Air Force launched 24 GPS satellites up into the sky which would continuously orbit the earth, each emitting its unique radio signal.  GPS devices on earth triangulate signals from at least 4 satellites in order to determine the location of that device.  A GPS device can provide information on latitude, longitude, altitude and time; it is accurate within about 10 meters.   Originally the GPS was used only by the US military but in 2001 the US Government opened up the GPS system to allow use by everyone.  Today GPS devices are found inside of cars, used in geocaching, help provide accurate time information, and assist with disaster relief.   For more information on GPS, see

A Google Map shows the Full ACES Course.

You are looking for a large green bison tube.

Cache is hidden in an Arlington County Park consistent with known Arlington County Parks geocaching policy.  Please only search during park hours.


Additional Hints   Decrypt

N terra ghor nggnpurq gb gur gehax bs gur rireterra gerr, nobhg 5 srrg hc



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Log Entries    {{found}} 3x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 1x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

9 05 February 2012 SYSTEM Cache archived

Automatic Archiving - 9 months as "Temporarily Unavailable"

11 01 May 2011 TheLostDogs Temporarily unavailable

Cache will be temporarily unavailable.

3 01 May 2011 TheLostDogs Comment

I am going to work on this cache.  Improve the coords and get better separation.  It will be back online soon.

1 01 May 2011 wetfit Found it

It's May Day and I thought I'd check out this new series.  It was a  lot of fun....THX4TC.

1 01 May 2011 sfcchaz Found it

This one also took a few minutes to locate. I resorted to the hint and that made it easy. I had GZ about 40 feet away from the cache. TFTC