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Hidden : Wednesday, 29 February 2012
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Please put the number of attendees in your Will Attend as I have already had to increase the reservation size!!! Also, even if you don't attend this event, make sure you find a cache as Groundspeak is planning a February 29 souvenir!!!

February 29. The red-headed stepchild of the calendar. It started out not to exist, but then someone noticed that years are not exact quantities an we needed an extra day every four years to compensate.

From Wikipedia:

February 29, known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Years that are evenly divisible by 100 do not contain a leap day, with the exception of years that are evenly divisible by 400, which do contain a leap day; thus 1900 did not contain a leap day while 2000 did. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of that year. The Gregorian calendar repeats itself every 400 years, which is exactly 20,871 weeks including 97 leap days. Over this period, February 29 falls 13 times on a Sunday, Tuesday, or Thursday; 14 times on a Friday or Saturday; and 15 times on a Monday or Wednesday.

The leap day was introduced as part of the Julian reform. The day following the Terminalia (February 23) was doubled, forming the "bis sextum"—literally 'double sixth', since February 24 was 'the sixth day before the Kalends of March' using Roman inclusive counting (March 1 was the 'first day'). Although exceptions exist, the first day of the bis sextum (February 24) was usually regarded as the intercalated or "bissextile" day since the third century. February 29 came to be regarded as the leap day when the Roman system of numbering days was replaced by sequential numbering in the late Middle Ages.

In Geocaching terms, we have this calendar date available to us only one time every four years, which means we have only been privy to two other leap days while Geocaching has existed. So to celebrate this rare occurrence, let's have an event!


Venue: Golden Corral party room

Location: Look at the cache page, silly!

Date: If you need to ask this, you haven't read the cache page thoroughly enough :)

Time: 6:30 PM

Difficulty Rating: 3 stars because of how rare the date is!

For those of you who have an interest, I will be bringing the cache container from the 365 Days Challenge, Kansas City Edition with me. I can pre-authorize cache logs if you will have the challenge complete on this date.

One other note, you might want to start thinking about hiding a cache on this date, as I just thought of another hideous challenge... And no offense intended to any red-headed cachers out there; it's only an expression!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fgneg ernqvat ntnva haqre gur lryybj "Crefbany Pnpur Abgr" frpgvba.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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