- Difficulty:

- Terrain:

Size: (small)

#### Watch

How Geocaching Works

**Please note**Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

## Geocache Description:

**Two begin with summer months, a season starts a third
A fourth shares its name with a Jazz Age dance
A fifth is a mythical bird
A sixth has great wealth, and another two rhyme
There's also the Iron Chancellor – List these nine**

**Now find an alliance within this group
Though it's not something easy to see,
A penultimate view will reveal it to you,
Scrambled up in a nine-letter key
**

**From the answer you form you can find the co-ords –
Just follow the steps shown below
With a few quick summations and multiplications,
The cache destination you'll know!**

**Good Luck!**

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

**1. List the 9; spelling is important! (the 9th may be tricky)**

**2. Unscramble the key and write each letter's numeric value based on its alphabetic sequence (1-26). (Do not reduce double digits to a single digit, e.g., L = 12, not 3.)**

**Answer: ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___**

**Letter Number: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9**

**Numeric Value: ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___**

**3. Complete the coordinates by solving the computations below:**

**N 41° A = ___ ___ B = ___ ___ ___**

**W 081° C = ___ ___ D = ___ ___ ___**

**A = Add the values of Letters 3, 5 and 9**

**B = Add the values of Letters 2 and 3, square the result, then add the value of Letter 1**

**C = Add the values of Letters 4, 5 and 6**

**D = Add the values of Letters 3, 4 and 8, square the result, then add the value of Letter 8 and subtract the value of Letter 7**

Check your solution

**For a bonus , e-mail me a State name that can be found in the vicinity of the cache.**

**Postscript: I didn't know there were two of them until Muddy Dawgs (the FTF - Congratulations!) found a different State than the one I had in mind! Either one will work for the second (the original one should be winter-friendly, the second one probably won't be unless there's no snow).**

**
Additional Hints**
(No hints available.)