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    Default Solution From Pel

    A friend received a copy of the solution by email from Pel a few minutes ago.

    I was unable to upload the file so it can be found here - drive.google.com/file/d/1SnXW4tdo7Sub8f0WR0rolM-DRqqkw7Zk/view?usp=sharing
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    So two colored bars of different sizes we were supposed to realize were 1's? Hmmm

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    Yeah, appears so. I didn’t create it and don’t love it but did see a couple people on the right track.
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    I think it would have been solved a long time ago if there was any real way to realize that a colored bar among a bunch of other colored bars was supposed to be a 1.

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    i was sorta on the right track DMS, counting keys and other obvious objects just wasnt it
    i think i got the area right just by shear luck, when i put the map pieces together,it showed
    only one place outside of the park, above hunters beach in seal harbor
    the star code message, i dont remember who did it, just remember the letters where jumbled
    needed anagramed i think, which was confusing
    didnt someone try binary to color or something like that,on the multi color bar pgs, and it was
    pointed out that some looked like #s
    Fandango was fun,well on to the Hatter puzzle book

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    Interesting reveal. Who would have guessed that you literally would have to tear the book apart in order to solve this puzzle?

    How do fellow Twelevers interpret:
    Per a reader’s suggestion, I have placed a ‘visible’ painted ‘souvenir’ stone with key near the spot.
    ?

    Given that this document was apparently created on December 1, 2020, I understood this to mean that the painted souvenir stone might still be visible post-reveal, and thus set out to find it this afternoon.

    While I managed to navigate to the exact spot, all I found was disturbed soil. Monday's into yesterday's major rain event resulted in 3.85" of rain, at least according to my rain gauge here in Ellsworth, but you could still discern where the ground had been recently disturbed. Further digging in the area as described by Pel resulted in only loosening more soil. No souvenir was found, but a short stick stuck in the ground with orange survey ribbon, as well as a flat rock wrapped with more of the same ribbon was seen.

    For anybody else that lives near enough to attempt locating this spot, please note the following.
    • Position lies within ANP boundaries, between the eastern shore of Hunters Cove and the westerly side of Park Loop Road
    • ANP rules apply - so if you're caught, it may cost you!
    • Park Loop Road is closed for the season
    • Hunters Beach Trail lies on the westerly side of Hunter's Brook and is accessed off of Cooksey Drive
    • Nearly 4" of rain over the last 2 days has swollen Hunter's Brook making it difficult to ford

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    A friend received a copy of the solution by email from Pel a few minutes ago.

    I was unable to upload the file so it can be found here - drive.google.com/file/d/1SnXW4tdo7Sub8f0WR0rolM-DRqqkw7Zk/view?usp=sharing

    Thank you Fenix for posting this, it's very much appreciated. And yes, this board seems to have changed its policies regarding attachments and such. I tried posting photos from my visit yesterday to Hunters Beach without any success.

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    One last note to others out looking on the ground for where Pel had hidden Fandango's key, the GPS coordinates shown in Pel's Solution.pdf, a screen grab from Pel's phone, is well upland and southeasterly by about 50' of where my waypoint was recorded with a 16-sattelite fixed position, L1 only, after about five minutes of observation.


    My logged geographic waypoint from yesterday's visit (TimeStamp=2020-12-02T19:38:24.000Z) for the point between the two boulders was:
    Point location: -68.2172850000 44.2991330000 (Lat/Lon: 44° 17' 56.8788" N, 68° 13' 02.2260" W), while noting that the referenced datum is Google Maps (sphere radius 6378137), on par with WGS84.

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    Default my thoughts

    I've finished going over the solution, and I now know why Pel was surprised that it wasn't solved early on.
    The solution was quite simple and staring us in the face like we all said. I understand criticisms about recognizing a bar as a number 1, but we all saw the 3 without folding the page and the 7 was clear once you fold. I can say I followed many red herrings without realizing. Can I use the excuse, "It was so simple, that's why I couldn't solve it!" Haha.

    The more I go over the solution, the more brilliant it seems to me. I hope there is a sequel, maybe in a more central area of the country or maybe farther south on the east coast. Well done, Pel!

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    I didn't see a '3', I saw a block letter 'E'; I would have thought it was the letter 'L' before thinking of a '7'. I am disappointed, but not distraught. And I don't remember how Masquerade involved folding pages, so I don't understand how that was a clue. Oh well.

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