+TJ-Tigger Posted April 17, 2003 Share Posted April 17, 2003 I am looking to place a cache in my local area, and was going to borrow a method from another cache "Pies Are Squared" by Jim Reeb. The Pies Are Squared cache caused you to figure the radius of a circle and then draw three different circles where the center was a particular point referenced in the cache descriptions. Once you found where the three circles met, you could then find a micro cache which gave the coordinates for the final cache. All the necessary information was contained in the cache description. My spin on this idea is to use posts that are along a nature trail where I like to bike (7.2 miles long). The posts are along the entire length of the path and they have numbers on top of the posts, but they are not mile markers. I don't know their exact purpose. My thought is to have three of those posts referenced in the cache with an equation where a cacher would have to visit each post to retrieve the number off the top of the post, place that number into the equation to figure out the area of a circle. Once they have that figured out, they would then have to draw the circles on the map using the post as the center of the circle, and where the three circles overlapped, they would find the final cache. None of the posts are that far from a trailhead. I would wager a guess that the farthest might be a mile away from an entry point to the trail, but only .10 of a mile from a road that runs near the trail. So is it too much to ask for a cacher to find these posts, do some math and then plot them on a computer of other map and then find the real cache? Tigg Quote Link to comment
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