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Name: Fighting Sliver Cache
Owner: writer
Country: USA
Region: Massachusetts
Near: Fort Revere
WGS84: N42° 18.275 W070° 54.232

Hidden: 2002-12-16
Cache type: regular
Difficulty: 2 out of 5
Terrain: 2 out of 5
Equipment needed: compass
Environment: safe,kids,permission granted,public,free,24x7,parking,no handicap access,dogs,not commercial
Average rating: not enough logs to calculate
Other ratings: Handicaching
Waypoint: GE0026
Nearest: GPSgames  Groundspeak
Watches: writer
Ignores: 0

In an historic location, the walk is easy but steep. The coordinates only get you to a parking spot. This is a compass cache: you use a compass to triangulate the position. The cache is a rectangular, clear plastic container. It's not visible to the eye (at least it shouldn't be). Although the walk is short, the descent to the general hiding area, which is a park area, is steep. Although you could find the cache by searching the obvious general area, the idea is to shoot two bearings. If you don't know how to shoot a bearing, there are a number of good references on the subject, like Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter, and GPS. I like this better than Be Expert With Map And Compass, because the addition of altimeter and GPS offer new ways of looking at navigation. Or - or you could always read the navigation section of my book, Geocaching: Hike and Seek with your GPS. NOTE: I took my measurements off true north, not magnetic north. At the time I hid the cache, Massachusetts had a western magnetic declination of about 16 degrees. It may be different when you search, so double-check. (The site has a calculator.) If you have a compass with a magnetic declination adjustment, make use of it. If not, add the declination to the listed bearings to get the right values, or you will be setting out in the wrong direction. Go see the standard bearer and look at 10 to establish the first reference line. Now, with your back to the nearest thing lovlier than any poem, look 79. Where this second line intersects the first is where to search. You may have to scramble a bit to do one or more of these things. This is not a big container, so don't plan on leaving anything too large. Afterward, be sure to stop by the sign for an historic brochure and enjoy the view. Please replace the cache the same was as you found it.

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