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CLUE 6 - the final one.A bit different on this one. You are looking underneath a bench for a magnetic container. A serie...
08/07/2021

CLUE 6 - the final one.
A bit different on this one. You are looking underneath a bench for a magnetic container. A series of photos posted gradually, each zoomed out, will show you where to go. Test how well you know the parks and Riverwalk area.

CLUE 6 - the final one.
A bit different on this one. You are looking underneath a bench for a magnetic container. A series of photos posted gradually, each zoomed out, will show you where to go. Test how well you know the parks and Riverwalk area.

Treasure clues - clue 5Follow the money. All of the bills given to the skyjacker were known serial numbers and the F.B.I...
08/07/2021

Treasure clues - clue 5
Follow the money. All of the bills given to the skyjacker were known serial numbers and the F.B.I. distributed lists of the serial numbers so D.B. Cooper's money could be tracked as he spent it. See if any of these bills are a match.

Treasure clues - clue 5
Follow the money. All of the bills given to the skyjacker were known serial numbers and the F.B.I. distributed lists of the serial numbers so D.B. Cooper's money could be tracked as he spent it. See if any of these bills are a match.

Clue 4
08/07/2021

Clue 4

Treasure clues - CLUE 3When D. B. Cooper skydived, his parachute was a military, non controllable model. The wind chose ...
08/07/2021

Treasure clues - CLUE 3
When D. B. Cooper skydived, his parachute was a military, non controllable model. The wind chose where he landed. Use the maps and wind charts to figure where he landed and then where he headed.

Treasure clues CLUE 2:At this park you are looking 20' up in a tree for a small container that can be pulled down by mag...
08/07/2021

Treasure clues CLUE 2:
At this park you are looking 20' up in a tree for a small container that can be pulled down by magnets.
2 wooden poles nearby, stored in the posts of a square fence area in the park. Combine them to reach the container with the clue inside.

Treasure clues CLUE 2:
At this park you are looking 20' up in a tree for a small container that can be pulled down by magnets.
2 wooden poles nearby, stored in the posts of a square fence area in the park. Combine them to reach the container with the clue inside.

Good morning, agent. We are reopening the D.B. Cooper case after someone claiming to be his lawyer let the FBI know his ...
08/07/2021

Good morning, agent.
We are reopening the D.B. Cooper case after someone claiming to be his lawyer let the FBI know his last will and testament is to release a series of combinable clues of his whereabouts. This is the first clue we've received. It should help you get "briefed on the case". Allegedly it contains the final keyword to the final cipher, whatever that is. Deciphering and field research is your department, not mine.

Feel free to post photos and videos with #treasureclues2021 or #Pocatelloparksandrec
But be cautioned, early posting might give up spoilers and give other agents a leg up against you.

Good morning, agent.
We are reopening the D.B. Cooper case after someone claiming to be his lawyer let the FBI know his last will and testament is to release a series of combinable clues of his whereabouts. This is the first clue we've received. It should help you get "briefed on the case". Allegedly it contains the final keyword to the final cipher, whatever that is. Deciphering and field research is your department, not mine.

Feel free to post photos and videos with #treasureclues2021 or #Pocatelloparksandrec
But be cautioned, early posting might give up spoilers and give other agents a leg up against you.

Treasure clues bonus hint 3 (zero mountain to climb this time, just solve it and find it).Geocaching.com/geocache/gc8cez...
08/07/2021

Treasure clues bonus hint 3 (zero mountain to climb this time, just solve it and find it).
Geocaching.com/geocache/gc8ceze 'gears at work'

Treasure clues bonus hint 3 (zero mountain to climb this time, just solve it and find it).
Geocaching.com/geocache/gc8ceze 'gears at work'

Treasure clues cipher training:Stage 1 - To crack a Playfair cipher you need a keyword and a letter to skip entirely to ...
08/06/2021

Treasure clues cipher training:
Stage 1 - To crack a Playfair cipher you need a keyword and a letter to skip entirely to correctly build your grid. The keyword and letter to skip will be revealed during the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KjFbTK1IIw to learn how it works.
Stage 2 - With the keyword, a vigenere square cipher can be cracked online but it is much more fun to do it by hand with a 'tabula recta'. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rccRQcyKB5g to learn how. To slow down that video, press 'shift' and ',' comma together.

Treasure clues cipher training:
Stage 1 - To crack a Playfair cipher you need a keyword and a letter to skip entirely to correctly build your grid. The keyword and letter to skip will be revealed during the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KjFbTK1IIw to learn how it works.
Stage 2 - With the keyword, a vigenere square cipher can be cracked online but it is much more fun to do it by hand with a 'tabula recta'. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rccRQcyKB5g to learn how. To slow down that video, press 'shift' and ',' comma together.

Treasure clues 2nd bonus hint is inside this box, high up in the City Creek area inside geocache geocaching.com/geocache...
08/06/2021

Treasure clues 2nd bonus hint is inside this box, high up in the City Creek area inside geocache geocaching.com/geocache/gc8jrpz - Palindrome & Chiasmus

Treasure clues 2nd bonus hint is inside this box, high up in the City Creek area inside geocache geocaching.com/geocache/gc8jrpz - Palindrome & Chiasmus

The last will and testament of D.B. Cooper has us release this game, explaining what happened to the money, where he is,...
08/04/2021

The last will and testament of D.B. Cooper has us release this game, explaining what happened to the money, where he is, and to leave the world puzzling in his wake. Will you help us crack the mystery?

Starting at 9am Saturday 7th August there will be a new clue/puzzle posted on the Pocatello Outdoor Recreation Facebook every hour page for all to see. There will be six clues in all and the game runs until 6pm. Get a photo with yourself / your group and our man of mystery, then show it at the front desk of the Community Recreation Center to claim your prize (144 Wilson Ave.). The first place group gets three passes to the aquatic center AND three passes to the community recreation center. The first six runners up get a choice of either pass. There is limited supply of shirts, water bottles, and 200 grand for each group, as long as you get in before 6pm Saturday 7th.

The grand mystery of where in town he rests is barely solvable with two clues but the more you add, the easier to pinpoint D.B. Cooper’s final resting place. They become less cryptic and more obvious as you go along.
For each of the six clues you will face a mini puzzle leading to a new location each. There, you will find a challenge or puzzle to unlock the clue. Permission is granted for all locations, which are mostly along the bicycle friendly Portneuf greenway, but with a spot or two in town as well. Make sure to put everything back as found, and if there are any issues, please let us know on the page so we tranq the bear, or whatever it is.

Collectively, the six clues help you unravel some ciphertext. First it needs to be ran through a ‘playfair’ cipher and then through a Vigenere square cipher. The codewords and instructions will come as you play, but feel free to research up on those cipher types. There is enough other evidence to find your way without solving the ciphers by the time clue six come around, but will you solve it in time?

To better experience his survival hiking in the mountains, three BONUS HINTS are available. They make it easier to deduce the location, but on their own aren’t enough. All three bonus hints are available within geocaches in/near town and the first two are in the mountains.
Hint 1 is inside an ammo can geocache (GC8MNMY) at the northmost summit of Camelback Peak’s three summits. No puzzle here, but expect a steep hike through grass - hiking boots and gaiters recommended with plenty of water. You can see it in the photos above. Camelback peak is all BLM land, but surrounded by private property. You have to park and begin your climb by N 42° 52.176 W 112° 21.511 to stay trespass free. Big thanks to Livingston Douglas and the BLM team for access info. https://www.idahoaclimbingguide.com/bookupdates/camelback-mountain/ for more info.

You can set up a geocaching account free at geocaching.com. It works through the website, but there are 5 or so different apps you can use if you fancy. Once you have found any bonus hint, please leave everything as you found it, including the gorgeous prickly pear cacti blanketing the top. Remember, these three are just bonus hints to give you a slight edge, you don’t need to do them and any one on their own will help you. The other two bonus hints have puzzles guarding where they are hidden and will be posted before the start on Saturday 9am so stay tuned.

Good luck, agent.

The last will and testament of D.B. Cooper has us release this game, explaining what happened to the money, where he is, and to leave the world puzzling in his wake. Will you help us crack the mystery?

Starting at 9am Saturday 7th August there will be a new clue/puzzle posted on the Pocatello Outdoor Recreation Facebook every hour page for all to see. There will be six clues in all and the game runs until 6pm. Get a photo with yourself / your group and our man of mystery, then show it at the front desk of the Community Recreation Center to claim your prize (144 Wilson Ave.). The first place group gets three passes to the aquatic center AND three passes to the community recreation center. The first six runners up get a choice of either pass. There is limited supply of shirts, water bottles, and 200 grand for each group, as long as you get in before 6pm Saturday 7th.

The grand mystery of where in town he rests is barely solvable with two clues but the more you add, the easier to pinpoint D.B. Cooper’s final resting place. They become less cryptic and more obvious as you go along.
For each of the six clues you will face a mini puzzle leading to a new location each. There, you will find a challenge or puzzle to unlock the clue. Permission is granted for all locations, which are mostly along the bicycle friendly Portneuf greenway, but with a spot or two in town as well. Make sure to put everything back as found, and if there are any issues, please let us know on the page so we tranq the bear, or whatever it is.

Collectively, the six clues help you unravel some ciphertext. First it needs to be ran through a ‘playfair’ cipher and then through a Vigenere square cipher. The codewords and instructions will come as you play, but feel free to research up on those cipher types. There is enough other evidence to find your way without solving the ciphers by the time clue six come around, but will you solve it in time?

To better experience his survival hiking in the mountains, three BONUS HINTS are available. They make it easier to deduce the location, but on their own aren’t enough. All three bonus hints are available within geocaches in/near town and the first two are in the mountains.
Hint 1 is inside an ammo can geocache (GC8MNMY) at the northmost summit of Camelback Peak’s three summits. No puzzle here, but expect a steep hike through grass - hiking boots and gaiters recommended with plenty of water. You can see it in the photos above. Camelback peak is all BLM land, but surrounded by private property. You have to park and begin your climb by N 42° 52.176 W 112° 21.511 to stay trespass free. Big thanks to Livingston Douglas and the BLM team for access info. https://www.idahoaclimbingguide.com/bookupdates/camelback-mountain/ for more info.

You can set up a geocaching account free at geocaching.com. It works through the website, but there are 5 or so different apps you can use if you fancy. Once you have found any bonus hint, please leave everything as you found it, including the gorgeous prickly pear cacti blanketing the top. Remember, these three are just bonus hints to give you a slight edge, you don’t need to do them and any one on their own will help you. The other two bonus hints have puzzles guarding where they are hidden and will be posted before the start on Saturday 9am so stay tuned.

Good luck, agent.

Treasure clues is back and this year you can solve the mystery of D.B. Cooper. November 24th 1971 a skyjacker leapt off ...
08/03/2021

Treasure clues is back and this year you can solve the mystery of D.B. Cooper. November 24th 1971 a skyjacker leapt off flight 305 into the night over the Rocky mountains with a two parachutes and $200,000.

Starting 9am Saturday 7th August we are posting clues every hour here on Pocatello Outdoor Recreation's page with codes, ciphers, and puzzles in the field. Combine all the clues and you'll solve the mystery and find D.B. Cooper!

Free to all, take a photo with him and show us by 5pm at the Community recreation center, 144 Wilson Ave to win prizes.
Prizes include free entry passes to the aquatic center, passes to the recreation center, and 200 grand!

Treasure clues is back and this year you can solve the mystery of D.B. Cooper. November 24th 1971 a skyjacker leapt off flight 305 into the night over the Rocky mountains with a two parachutes and $200,000.

Starting 9am Saturday 7th August we are posting clues every hour here on Pocatello Outdoor Recreation's page with codes, ciphers, and puzzles in the field. Combine all the clues and you'll solve the mystery and find D.B. Cooper!

Free to all, take a photo with him and show us by 5pm at the Community recreation center, 144 Wilson Ave to win prizes.
Prizes include free entry passes to the aquatic center, passes to the recreation center, and 200 grand!

GPS skills night. Everyone carries a GPS device in their pocket all day. Learn how to find hidden treasure as a part of ...
07/29/2021

GPS skills night. Everyone carries a GPS device in their pocket all day. Learn how to find hidden treasure as a part of a global GPS scavenger hunt game with your phone. This class will give you all the skills you need to participate in our community treasure clues challenge on Saturday 7th. Bring your charged smart phone and be ready for adventure.
$5 per family, register at https://pocatellorec.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t2.wcs

GPS skills night. Everyone carries a GPS device in their pocket all day. Learn how to find hidden treasure as a part of a global GPS scavenger hunt game with your phone. This class will give you all the skills you need to participate in our community treasure clues challenge on Saturday 7th. Bring your charged smart phone and be ready for adventure.
$5 per family, register at https://pocatellorec.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t2.wcs

http://register.pocatello.usSign up to tube and kayak the portneuf this summer.$10 per personTube and kayak rentals avai...
05/17/2021

http://register.pocatello.us

Sign up to tube and kayak the portneuf this summer.
$10 per person
Tube and kayak rentals available for $7-$20

June 9- tube cheyenne to centennial
June 16- kayak edson to taysom
June 23- tube simplot to batiste bridge
June 30- Kayak BLM/portneuf to Edson
July 14- tube batiste bridge to water Dept property
July 21- kayak sacajawea to simplot (no kids- advanced skills)

http://register.pocatello.us

Sign up to tube and kayak the portneuf this summer.
$10 per person
Tube and kayak rentals available for $7-$20

June 9- tube cheyenne to centennial
June 16- kayak edson to taysom
June 23- tube simplot to batiste bridge
June 30- Kayak BLM/portneuf to Edson
July 14- tube batiste bridge to water Dept property
July 21- kayak sacajawea to simplot (no kids- advanced skills)

05/10/2021

Adult rock climbing starts tomorrow evening!! We have some slots left. Learn the knots, gear and anchors to strike out on your own on top rope.

Http://register.Pocatello.us

Many recreationists are asking what is happening with the new road and building site near the upper City Creek parking l...
04/13/2021

Many recreationists are asking what is happening with the new road and building site near the upper City Creek parking lot. This building site is private property and is CLOSED to public use.
City staff is excited that the building site owner intends to allow some public access on their property in the future. However, that is not feasible while the property is under construction. Please respect the landowner’s wishes. Our future access depends on this.

The privately-owned land adjacent to city property above the upper parking lot has changed hands and the new owner is developing a single-family home on the 76-acre parcel outside the City limits. The owner has placed No Trespassing signs on trails that cross the property. The owner is asking the public to respect the closure while they build a home and rehabilitate the old Jeep trails in the area. The owner has indicated their intent to re-open White Cairn to the public when construction and rehabilitation are complete.
City staff ask the public to help preserve this recreational access by respecting the landowner’s wishes and staying off of this parcel until the landowner indicates otherwise. The southern boundary is approximately a half-mile long and is currently marked with green survey tape from the parking lot up to the cell tower and is fenced beyond that. The western boundary is unmarked. The trail ‘switchback’ is on public lands. The North boundary intersection with White Cairn is marked with signage. The eastern boundary corresponds roughly with an old jeep road to Cove Road and also includes the majority of the unnamed single track trail that parallels it.
The parcel includes the gully to the north of the upper lot that has the trail known locally as head trauma. The owner will close and disassemble head trauma permanently. Temporary and permanent closures will be enforced with a camera system and the owner has indicated they are willing to pursue charges against vandals and violators.
Idaho law makes it the duty of the recreationist to know the ownership of the land they are on. Penalties can range from an infraction to a felony. Removing signage escalates the offense from trespassing to trespassing with damage.

Many recreationists are asking what is happening with the new road and building site near the upper City Creek parking lot. This building site is private property and is CLOSED to public use.
City staff is excited that the building site owner intends to allow some public access on their property in the future. However, that is not feasible while the property is under construction. Please respect the landowner’s wishes. Our future access depends on this.

The privately-owned land adjacent to city property above the upper parking lot has changed hands and the new owner is developing a single-family home on the 76-acre parcel outside the City limits. The owner has placed No Trespassing signs on trails that cross the property. The owner is asking the public to respect the closure while they build a home and rehabilitate the old Jeep trails in the area. The owner has indicated their intent to re-open White Cairn to the public when construction and rehabilitation are complete.
City staff ask the public to help preserve this recreational access by respecting the landowner’s wishes and staying off of this parcel until the landowner indicates otherwise. The southern boundary is approximately a half-mile long and is currently marked with green survey tape from the parking lot up to the cell tower and is fenced beyond that. The western boundary is unmarked. The trail ‘switchback’ is on public lands. The North boundary intersection with White Cairn is marked with signage. The eastern boundary corresponds roughly with an old jeep road to Cove Road and also includes the majority of the unnamed single track trail that parallels it.
The parcel includes the gully to the north of the upper lot that has the trail known locally as head trauma. The owner will close and disassemble head trauma permanently. Temporary and permanent closures will be enforced with a camera system and the owner has indicated they are willing to pursue charges against vandals and violators.
Idaho law makes it the duty of the recreationist to know the ownership of the land they are on. Penalties can range from an infraction to a felony. Removing signage escalates the offense from trespassing to trespassing with damage.

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Is there any news on the situation for the fun runs yet or still waiting?
Please delete if not allowed... I am looking for a man who was Mountain biking up Cusick Creek yesterday around 3-4 pm. He had a lot of things to say to my friend and I as we rode out horses, and I'd like to finish our conversation about trail use. He was about 6' tall, maybe 190-220 lbs, brown hair and beard, big mouth, and really had a seriously difficult time riding over hoofprints in the dirt. He also has no respect for women or for our horses and our safety. If anyone knows who I'm talking about, please let him know I'm looking to finish our conversation. He told me that people know who I am, and that he'd find out where I lived. I want to let him know that I'm here to help him know who I am and to tell him where I live. You did not frighten me sir. It's time to see how much of a coward you are now. Please contact me and face the music for your terrible behavior. Thank you. Also, thank you to everyone else who shares the trail with everyone, and who sees that safety and fun for everyone one the trail is the main goal. I've met many people on the trails (many of SE Idaho's trails) taking part in all forms of recreation and in many years I've had very few bad experiences. I also hike, mountain bike, ride dirt bikes, ATV, and go Jeeping around on appropriately marked trails on top of my horseback riding adventures. I care for the trails like everyone else does. I don't want his bad behavior to cast a bad light on anyone else in the mountain biking community. Picture of my horse riding at home for attention. She was the one that kept me safe yesterday while we were chased off the trail and harassed multiple times. I'm sure this man was hoping he could scare our horses enough to get us bucked off. Thank goodness my horse, and my friend's horse are better than average, but if he does this to someone else he will land someone in the hospital. Thanks for any information.
Thanks for doing an amazing job up at the Nordic Center, you guys! Went up there on Wednesday for the Connor Academy 4th & 5th grade field trip. It was great, and the instructors were great with the kids.
A brief infomercial on the 'East Fork of Mink Creek Nordic Center'.
I was skiing the other day and a very nice person checked my pass and she went on to tell me that it is important to check in at the fee box, even with a post-it not, if the office isn't open...that they track the volume in terms of use and it helps them with applying for future grant funds. I shared this today with some other people passing the entry gate and they, much like I, wasn't aware of the importance of self-reporting/checking in when the office isn't open. Is there a way to have a professional sign made for the entry to help communicate this? Of the 5 outings I made over the last week (while the office was closed), I've never seen anyone check in at the box and this could help raise some awareness of the importance of doing so...just my two cents.
East Fork of Mink Creek Nordic Center infomercial. For more info go to nordic.pocatello.us
Yes, it's true. We will be open. It is important to mention that the Pocatello Cross Country Ski Foundation grooms most nights at the Nordic Center. We appreciate them so much! Make sure you thank a groomer!
Fall creek falls, south fork of Snake river below Palisades dam. Just another day in our teen/tween summer program.
Thanks to the dedicated City employees and the volunteers for all the hard work making the Nordic Center great! And, I mistakenly took a black North Face down vest that looks like mine. I apologize and if it's yours, please PM me and I'll get it to you or bring it to the next work day.
How do we get our finish times from today? Random question I know :)
How do I rent kayaks from you