The original Sniff was a two-stage cache.
Unfortunately its box was pretty obvious to non-players, and it
disappeared after only three days.
I added a third stage in a safer location, but after a few months
it got plundered too!
Currently there is a fresh cache box in the new location, but don't
be surprised if this one also disappears at some point.
This is a three-stage cache.
Go to the above coordinates and look for the old-style geocaching.com logo.
There you will find the missing coordinates of the second stage.
All you'll see are two three-digit numbers.
The degrees and minutes parts are the same as for the first stage;
just change the fraction parts of the coordinates to the numbers
you find, and then look for the new location.
The second site is about 0.2 miles from the first site.
Same drill as before, find the old-style geocaching.com logo, and replace the
fractional minutes part of your coordinates with the two numbers there.
The cache is about 0.25 miles from the second site as the crow flies, but if the tide is high you'll probably want to backtrack. It's a 7.62mm ammo box, near but not in the obvious landmark.
If you're driving, there is free parking about a half mile east. If you're mountain biking you can get closer, but at some point you'll want to lock the bike and proceed on foot. No bushwacking is necessary - there are good paths which will take you to within 50 feet of all three sites. The last bits are on rough ground, so wear sturdy shoes. Check a tide table before you visit - if the tide is very high (> +5 feet), your feet will get wet. There is no poison oak in this area. Off-leash dogs are allowed.
Initial contents of the cache:
Suggestion: as you'll find out when you get there, this park has become a sort of informal outdoor folk-art gallery. As an optional alternative to the usual take-a-toy / leave-a-toy thing, you could bring something you made and install it somewhere nearby. Or bring some paints and decorate a rock. Or build a cairn of rocks holding up a stick. Or think of something on your own!
|You can decrypt the hint with this chart.|
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Decryption Key: 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 (letter above equals below, and vice versa)