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12 Seconds of Caching Challenge Mystery Cache

This cache has been archived.

The Geo Gurner: Oooo, Don't like the sound of the grumpy house owner objecting to caches placed on the footpath. But think this cache has had its TIME, so archiving it.

Hidden : 07/10/2010
2.5 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This is my first cache and wanted to make it a corker in that it would be fun, let all Geocachers have an opportunity to find an ‘unknown’ cache and above all take the opportunity to gurn and bring a little happiness to those viewing the find logs.

You are looking for a Small (Approximately 6 inches long and .5 inches across) cylindrical high quality (Metal and Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), water resistant container with logsheet and pencil.

The challenge is as follows: -

Successfully find any cache (not owned by you, or previously visited, or told where it is, or THIS cache) within 12 seconds of you first getting within 20 feet or 6 metres of the cache, as shown on your GPSr. If successful, you should include the time it took you to find the cache in your find log for that cache, in the following suggested format : -

12 Seconds of Caching (GC2BR3R) – I found this cache in xx seconds

Having achieved the task you are then free to visit this cache at the publish co-ordinates, whereupon please take a *photo of you performing a gurn (if you are unsure of what a gurn is, please see an example at the bottom of this page and on my profile page). This photo maybe be uploaded with your log and your log should include a reference to the cache you found within 12 seconds.

I found 'A feet of marvellous engine earring (GCxxxx) in 6 seconds.

Why 12 Seconds?

I was inspired by the cache ’12 Days of Caching ( GC1K1TK)’ - Although a rather unpleasant and painful verruca prevents me from undertaking such a committed challenge at present.


The first successful flight of the Wright Flyer, by the Wright brothers. The machine travelled 120 ft (36.6 m) in 12 seconds at 10:35 a.m. at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Orville Wright was at the controls of the machine, lying prone on the lower wing with his hips in the cradle which operated the wing-warping mechanism. Wilbur Wright ran alongside gurning all the way to balance the machine, and just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing in the photo (See Background photo). The starting rail, the wing-rest, a coil box, and other items needed for flight preparation are visible behind the machine. This was considered "the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air, powered flight" by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

*On the lighter side: Whilst I realise that I cannot insist on any additional logging requirements (i.e. upload a photograph of you gurning at the cache location), I respectfully ask that you seriously consider uploading one in the name of fun and in the spirit intended. – Thank you.

P.S. gurning pets do not qualify!

Me gurning having placed the cache

This is the picture I took while placing the cache.

Once you have successfully found a cache within 12 seconds, found and logged this cache and uploaded your photo, you have earned the privilege to display this medal on your caching profile. Copy and paste the following :

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Gurnonmeter: dustybin54=74.3 SLesleyLouise=73.1 Eagle3=72.2 Ms DT (DTJM) =71.1 LittleBricky= 64.7 mickyz=63.1 blueteddy=59.3 Nujerico=53.9 thecoastwaycruisers=52.5 JaguarXJ6=52.4 SeekingSalters=52.1 PetersfieldPoodLePosse phillyman=51.7JacySioux=50.0 qrang=49.9 Ann_and_Brian=49.9 TheMegaConstructor=49.7 ThePrettyPrincess=49.2 The Harvesters=48.9 CamerLot=48.2 Inglis3=47.4 CASH and Gary=47.3 explorer_olway=47.1 Two Twitchers=46.9 sarahjane13=46.8 Eagle4=47.1 Mr TJM=46.4 sw0op/gildo1982=46.1 allthebridges(FTG)=45.7 Wandering Winghams =45.3 ohalloran25=45.1 ChocolateFairy+1=44.0 Eagle2=39.1 Eagle1=38.9 Toby Tortoise =37.2 Mario McTavish and his lovely lady=37.1 Mrs natterjacktoad=36D Minioshan=34.9 Shebiedog=24.7 1gowild=3.3333R kennelat79(FTF)=1

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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