Series A Enigma Solved!
This past weekend, two friends from opposite coasts solved and then collected the Series A treasure. David Hutz, a Virginia resident who is quickly establishing quite a reputation as a treasure-hunter, cracked the difficult Series A code using a combination of computer programs and good old-fashioned research. Prior to analyzing the code, his quest for riddle answers led him to the library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Once he deciphered the message, he enlisted the help of his friend Scott Wiltermuth, who is a Ph.D candidate in organizational behavior at Stanford. Scott headed off into the hills with his treasure map in tow, and emerged later that day brandishing a replica of a Scottish targe (shield) and a large shovel. Needless to say, the hikers he encountered gave him a wide berth.
David previously won Volvo's treasure hunt, which involved locating (yes, it's true) a buried Volvo. Now he can add a Scottish targe and $1,000 to his collection.
For your viewing pleasure, I've attached a picture of Dave and his wife, as well as a picture of the targe, which was created by a master artisan in Great Britain.