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Name: Poor Ol' Pitiful Jack (Jack Tale #3)
Owner: old joe clark
Country: USA
Region: North Carolina
Near: North Lakes
WGS84: N35° 45.402 W081° 22.137

Hidden: 2004-03-28
Cache type: puzzle
Difficulty: 2 out of 5
Terrain: 2 out of 5
Environment: safe,kids,placed without permission,public,free,not 24x7,parking,no handicap access,dogs,not commercial
Average rating: not enough logs to calculate
Other ratings: Handicaching
Waypoint: GE0015
Nearest: GPSgames  Groundspeak
Watches: old joe clark
Ignores: 0

The coordinates at the top of the page are not where the cache is located. Everything you need to find the cache is in the two bold paragraphs of the description below. You will need to determine the coordinates of the cache before leaving home. The only clues are on this page.

I was waiting in the car while my wife did some shopping a few nights ago. The parking lot was pretty full and there were lots of people going back and forth. I was just kind of daydreaming when all of a sudden a scary looking face appears in my passenger window. It was Jack, and he looked rough. (that's "Poor Ol' Pitiful Jack", not "Old Man Jack") I let him in the car and for the first couple minutes he went through this tirade about all the people and cars and progress and how bad it all is. I finally stopped him and asked him what he was doing in town if it was so bad.
He squirmed a little and says: "Had business to tend." (claims he owns a bunch of oil wells)
I told him I hoped I wouldn't be caught up in his "business".
He said: "No, I looked you up just because I could. You ain't hard to find."
Then he shoved a piece of dirty wrinkled up paper at me.
"Here's one o' them caches of trinkets you're always huntin'. I hid it where I slept last night. Have fun figgeren on that one."
Then without another word he slipped out the door and slithered off between the cars into the dark. Jack's that way, when he's through talking he's gone.*

I took a look at the paper. It made no sense. Nothing but two rather poorly written paragraphs. They are in BOLD below. I looked at them and thought about them almost constantly for two days, and then it hit me. I found the cache with the info in those paragraphs and you can too. It's all there, no further information is necessary.

The maps shown nor the coordinates above will help you find this cache. You should not need help
with reentering the coordinates in your GPSr. If I've hidden the clues well enough, giving up will be easy. Don't be upset if our puzzle is hard. If I've worked hard then so should you. It is ixtremely easy to give up on
this even with reentering coordinates as an option. Scratching your head may help.

I will hold any who solve this with new esteem. The weight of solving this puzzle is on every persons shoulders. It won't be easy. That would be no fun at all. If our puzzle is too hard, sit and think about it a while. It will be a pleazer on your brain when you get it. Height is not a factor when finding this cache. Got it? Scratch your head and try again.

The coordinates to this cache are well hidden in the BOLD paragraphs above.
Please don't give away the secret of the puzzle in your logs. Let everyone solve it for themselves. Email me if you need a "nudge".
Please park at one of the public parking lots at the following coordinates.
Do not attempt this cache by parking at other places.
Hours are 7am till 7pm now, later in the summertime.

Parking: N35 45.402, W081 22.137
Parking: N35 45.925, W081 22.140

I personally like to park at the second set of coordinates and follow the trail out the back of the picnic shed staying near the water. The first set is probably the easier, but less scenic route. Be careful of steep terrain and there is some light bushwhacking near the end. The cache is a 14oz. (small) rubbermaid container (camo'd)with a logbook, pencil and small trade items. Bring small items only. Thanks for hunting!!

*For some background on "Jack" see "Poor Ol' Pitiful Jack #1 & #2".

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Edited: 2004-05-08 17:16:43 UTC
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