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Mike Ferguson Found!!

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Hidden : 12/31/2008
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

"...in honor of Mike Ferguson and his act of kindness."

A TRUE TALE OF ADVENTURE

CHAPTER 1 The hiker prepares for a first-time outing in the Soquel Demonstration State Forest - "Demo" - with a backpack containing first aid supplies, emergency equipment, maps, food, and water.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER?

CHAPTER 2 The hiker reaches Badger Springs by following the downhill incline...

STOP! STOP! STOP! WE'VE ALL HEARD THE STORY! TELL US SOMETHING NEW!

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In late September, the unthinkable happened--Mike Ferguson was found!! The following note was added to the MF caches announcing the good news...

NEWS FLASH!! (posted 10/01/08)
MIKE FERGUSON FOUND!!!

Thanks to a year-old post by justbob (owner of GC17WQ8--Demo Edition) on the Mtbr.com forum (Mtbr.com > forum > California - Norcal > Who is Mike Ferguson) Mike Ferguson has been found!! Just last week, I was alerted by justbob that a certain "cmdrpiffle" had posted a message on this thread. I then posted a message of thanks to the mountain biker and informed him of his "legendary" status in the geocaching community. Not only was he happy to hear that everything had turned out positively, but he was also humbled by the idea of a geocaching series placed in his honor.

Although Mike Ferguson has been found, please continue to hide Mike Ferguson to the Rescue! caches to honor the kindness of all strangers in the spirit of Mike Ferguson.

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It's crazy-unbelievable that this has happened! What a story!

CACHE DETAILS
In honor of the occasion, I took a very, very short hike into Demo to place a new cache. There is no danger of needing Mike Ferguson for this one--almost a park-and-grab.

The cache is hidden very near the information kiosk on Hihn's Mill Road. When you are within a couple of yards of the kiosk, look to your right for a large, fallen log off the trail.

The container is an ammo can filled with trade items, a log, and a pen.

EPILOGUE (remains the same)
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If you found this cache and you hike and/or bike in an area frequented by mountain bikers, please consider hiding your own Mike Ferguson to the Rescue! cache. Please
1) use the simple description "...in honor of Mike Ferguson and his act of kindness,"
2) refer to the original cache, GC17X46 by number so that other geocachers may read the entire saga, and
3) include your own cache details.
If enough of these "chain" caches are hidden, perhaps one of the finders will know Mike Ferguson and let him know how much his good deed was appreciated.

Thank YOU for helping me to thank Mike Ferguson for his kindness on that hot September day.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Sne fvqr, sne raq

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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