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Traditional Geocache

Why The Evergreen Trees Never Lose Their Leaves

A cache by R.C.Tells
Hidden : 10/24/2012
In Illinois, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Ever wonder why some trees stay green all year round?  Here’s an explanation whose roots lie more in folklore than in botany.

It’s said that once long ago there was a little bird with a broken wing.  The bird sought shelter in the forest, but the oak, the birch and the willow all had their own haughty reasons for refusing to help the little one.  But the gentle spruce offered shelter, the pine offered to stand tall against the wind, and the juniper offered berries to nourish the little bird.  Later, when the North Wind came to the forest and asked the Frost King if he could take the leaves from all the trees, the Frost King proclaimed that the kindly trees that had helped the little bird should be spared.  And so it is to this very day; in celebration of their kindness, the spruce, the pine, and the juniper remain green all through the winter.  And to this day, they are known to help little birds whenever they can.
 
Here’s a link to a more complete version of the story:
 
http://www.kraftmstr.com/christmas/books/gs-evergreen_trees.html
 
Have fun with this cache.  No need to remove the bison tube from its host; just unscrew the top to access the log. And no need to climb any fences :-)
 
Happy caching; here’s wishing you the spirit of evergreen kindness all year long.
Congratulations to the amazing Geofogies for the FTF!!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur jbeq pbavsre pbzrf sebz Yngva zrnavat “pbar-ornevat.”

Gur byqrfg yvivat gerr sbhaq ba Rnegu vf n pbavsre, n oevfgyrpbar cvar va gur Juvgr Zbhagnvaf bs Pnyvsbeavn. Gur gerr unf orra anzrq Zrguhfrynu, naq vg vf bire 4,000 lrnef byq.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 11/2/2014 1:10:02 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (9:10 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum