Inspector Wernstrom arrived at Stjordal Station just as the final train of the night was leaving the station. The call had come in from the Solsiden Hotel just as he was considering having another Akvavit. Although he had tried to explain that wildlife vandalism was outside of his jurisdiction, those kids were just not going to leave him alone until he went out and had a look.
"Now that I'm here," he said to an empty parking lot,"There is an significant amount of damage. If they would just stick to crapping in the woods instead of trying to enjoy the benefits of our outstanding public transportation network, I think everyone would be a lot better off."
He took some photos of the destruction following the path of debris into the station itself. He stopped by a automated ticket machine that looked like it had been traumatized by a passenger that lacked the advantage of opposable thumbs and in serious need of a manicure.
"Well, that must be significant," he said, reaching down to pick up a little black cylinder. "Nobody who hasn't been living in a cave for the last 15 years uses film anymore!"
He tucked the canister into his coat pocket and headed back to the station, hoping to find some clue to where they might be headed next by looking at where they had already been.
Puzzle Rules: Solve the puzzle to determine where our touring bears are headed! Comment freely in the thread, but if you have the solution, please don't give it away to everyone in the comments section. Instead, do the following:
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Hint #1: Bear society is a little anachronistic. They don't use metric yet.
Hint #2: A similar code has been used in previous PCS seasons. This one just requires you to shift the decimal point over a few spaces.
Hint #3: Annapurna = Z