View Full Version : My own Puzzle Cache

09-08-2008, 11:04 PM
This just goes to show you that those WHO you think are your friends will make fun of you!
Maybe he is trying to help me out?
I am not all that bright and I can't tell Which it could be?
I saw this posted on GC today.

I have been working on trying to decipher that puzzle. What is a "Shift Key Encription"?
I have tried to Google it and came up with nothing. I have spent several hours staring at it and I just don't get it!
I have even seen a couple other cachers posting notes on it. I guess they are as smart as me?
I thought for sure that I would be able to solve it before anyone else, because he named it after me.
I just hope he isn't making fun of me! If so I will get even :evil:

Has anyone ever seen HikerRon in a pair of overalls :?:

09-09-2008, 12:14 AM
I don' know if he's making fun of you or not but, I saw it right away. ;) My brain works that way, and sees stuff like that. hehe Good luck figuring it out! I wish I lived closer to tis one to go grab it. :)

09-09-2008, 04:56 AM
wait a minute! AR-Hick has FRIENDS? :roll:

Everybody that has met Hick has liked him.
and all prominent geocachers should have a tribute cache done up for them.

that's my story and i'm sticking to it.

(notice, he hasnt found the cache yet :wink:

09-09-2008, 07:07 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I had to put that cache on my watchlist. That's going to be the best "found it" log ever. Well, when AR-HICK finally deciphers it anyway. :D

09-09-2008, 07:59 AM
Sorry AR-HICK i can't help you with this one.

I'm not very good at foreign languages and those two long words he uses as hints sound like Russian or something.

I tried to decipher those two words in all the translation dictionaries but none of them are any help.

Maybe they speak that way in Colorado.

09-09-2008, 10:31 PM
Ya'll aren't much help, although I did look it up in the Cabotian Dictionary.
This is all I could find

Cabotian Dictionary

HikerRon - HiK`R'on 1. Affluent Citizen who is way to smart for his own good. 2. Geocacher with the ability to seem smarter than he may be. 3. A person who likes to make fun of Hicks.

I may have to resort to some other means of deciphering this puzzle ???? :oops:
Bribery :lol:

09-10-2008, 04:17 AM
Just wanted to add a little fuel to the fire. I've solved the puzzle but I'm not willing to drive the 383 miles to find the cache right now.

09-10-2008, 06:18 AM
You better get to Cabot AR-HICK before them Tenneseen's invade your cache. Looks like the Tenn. Hicks are pretty smart.

I bet if you traded your overalls for a nice suit the Cabot Haberdasher would give you another hint.

But that would be too much of a bribe.

Maybe you could go to the middle of town and expand your search 500 feet in every direction and keep this up until you eventually find it.

Just a thought.

09-10-2008, 09:00 AM
Not to make matters worse but my seven year old found it.. Might have taken two trips but he came up with a smiley. He is like a bloodhound though, thats why we call him the ShadowHound. This cache could have started a new series of caches called the Geobash Series. What will be next... Cabot-1 Morrilton-0

09-10-2008, 12:12 PM
ar-Hick just came in our store in Cabot, all wet from the waist down, saying he couldnt find the cache.
i warned him not to go in that pond:)

just kidding. he found the cache this morning, came by the store, and we had a good visit.
no black eyes or anything:)

09-10-2008, 01:02 PM
AR-HICK must have been following that 7 year old around when he found it.

Seven year olds gotta know "Shift Key" magic. They been playing with all them electronic toys for 7 years.

Sorry AR-HICK that you got beat to your cache by a 7 year old.

At least he was an Arkansawyer.

09-10-2008, 07:00 PM

All Hail the logging skills of AR-HICK!

He Found It!! (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=33cf2dbe-7e5e-403c-8f72-bfac0da4ac68)

09-13-2008, 06:38 AM
You know, I have been reading this thread and laughing without looking at the cache page, but when I saw OENavigators post I had to go and check it out.....AR-HICK, you have missed your calling, I think! I know you always put a note at the bottom of the caches you hide encouraging cachers to leave a good log....but after reading yours I know we're all gonna come up short 8O :lol: :o :D