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Found it wingsbc found SQ #9

Thursday, November 18, 2010British Columbia, Canada

A scathingly brilliant and awesome caching series!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed my adventures. Thanks, Scruffster! I celebrated my 800th find on my birthday! Whoo Hoo, Woot Woot, Yeah!

SQ# 9 was most definitely an adventure for me. I received some birthday intel from the CO to help me solve this puzzle (many thanks!). I managed to park 200 metres from the cache. Scruff must know every obscure unknown trail there is...(kewl!) I hiked the enjoyable trail to the GZ, and after a little looking, I found the cache. Numerous slugs and bugs have made their home on the cache. Realizing that I had forgotten my jewel in my car, and not wanting to be cursed, it was absolutely necessary that I return to my car for the jewel. Having already gently removed all the slugs and bugs from the cache, I decided to take the cache with me to the car, so that I wouldn't have to remove any more creatures when I returned. On my way back to my car, I almost fell into the creek, breaking a branch as thick as a tree on the way and sending the cache tumbling down the slope, just stopping short of falling in the creek. I had landed with a thud on my butt, giving myself the birthday bumps. LOL! Breathing a sigh of relief, I picked up the cache, thankful that it didn't fall into the raging creek with its series of descending ledges and precipices for the rushing water to cascade over. I still wasn't back at my car yet though. In crossing the bridge over the creek, I slipped once again and this time the cache did indeed plummet into the turbulent waters only to be held in place at the very edge of a steep precipice by one single branch. I was able to carefully make my way down to the water's edge and retrieve the cache without sending it on a long journey down the rapids, possibly never to be seen again. I could see that without placing my jewel in the cache, I was indeed cursed. However, I managed to safely make my way back to my car, place my jewel in the cache and replace the cache in its proper home. No curses to worry about now. Thanks for all the fun and adventure Scruff! Looking very forward to SQ# 10.

This entry was edited by wingsbc on Thursday, 18 November 2010 at 15:28:16.

infoA Mystery Cache is the “catch-all” of cache types, this form of cache can involve complicated puzzles you will first need to solve to determine the coordinates. The only commonality of this cache type is that the coordinates listed are not of the actual cache location but a general reference point, such as a nearby parking location. Due to the increasing creativity of geocaching this becomes the staging ground for new and unique challenges.
 
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