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Task Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 2.5 Out of 5.0
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ACES: Tupperware in the Woods! - OU0298

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

Hidden by  TheLostDogs

N 38° 52.191' W 77° 07.609' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Virginia
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Small
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 27 April 2011
 Date Created: 27 April 2011
 Last Modified: 01 May 2011
 Waypoint: OU0298

 


{{found}} 3 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
1 Watchers
2393 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

Map
Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

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

Please see the attributes article for more information.

Description   EN   

The GPS system was developed by the US Department of Defense and was only accurately available to the US government and military.  On May 1, 2000, President Bill Clinton announced that the GPS signal would no longer be scrambled, and GPS would now be accurate for civilian use within about 10 meters.  Two days later, Dave Ulmer decided to celebrate the new utility of GPS by hiding a bucket filled with trinkets (swag) in the woods outside of Portland, Oregon.  He announced the GPS coordinates of the first cache on an online bulletin board called sci.geo.satellite-nav.   The first cache was found withing one day, and new caches began to pop up in California, Kansas, and even Australia.  The next step was to organize all the cache announcements.  GPS Stash Hunt Homepage webpage was set up within a few days and by the end of the month Matt Stum coined the term “geocaching.”  In September, Jeremy Irish set up the website geocaching.com.  Other geocaching sites would follow including Navicache in 2001 and Terracaching in 2004. In 2010, this opencaching.us was established offering many innovations to the game. There are currently more than 1 million caches hidden around the world with more than 5 million active cachers.

A Google Map shows the Full ACES Course.

You are looking for a small snap and lock Tupperware container.

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

Uvqqra ng onfr bs gerr

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}} 3x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 1x      New Log Entry

3 01 May 2011 TheLostDogs Comment

I will be revisiting the ACES series and confirming the coords

1 01 May 2011 wetfit Found it

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

1 01 May 2011 sfcchaz Found it

Maybe I should have calibrated my GPSr before starting today. I had GZ on the opposite side of the trail about 40 feet from the cache. I too had to stop and just look around and wonder where would I put it; yes that's it. TNLN TFTC

1 30 April 2011 DudleyGrunt Found it

2638.  My second find today and second in the ACES series.  As usual, the GPS didn't quite take me directly to the cache, so I looked around and used my "geo-sense" made the find.  I had the trail all to myself and didn't have to worry about any muggles.

Thanks and Happy Trails!