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Tombstone Gulch Virtual Cache

Hidden : 03/01/2002
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

This is definitely the easiest. No thick bush, no steep dunes, no rocky scrambles just some intuitive logic or plain old guesswork. Time required to ascend 500 millimetres, about twenty minutes! Children will love it and join in the fun.

This is the first AVC (Adamastor Virtual Cache) intended to encourage others to explore the wonders of nature and to pursue geocaching in areas where actual physical caches are considered inadvisable. These would be environmentally sensitive areas largely within most National Parks boundaries. Adamastor, the Titan, whose brooding presence lies across the Southern Cape Peninsula, speaks to those “… who come in search for fleece of gold, within the limits of my dread domain.” (Luiz de Camoes ~ Lusiadas) The message here is that the Virtual Series, would avoid physically disturbing any part of the environment and keep strictly to existing paths. As will be seen, such restrictions need not detract in any way from the magic, adventure and enjoyment that is geocaching. This is my first Virtual Cache. Let’s see what happens! This will concern those interested in arboreal rocks, flora and fauna and sport. The following story (even the title) is riddled with clues and revolves around the relationship of an elephant, two American presidents and cricket.

At the given location, you may find the Aloe Bush (Get it?). In days of old, both the elephant and cricket were great. Now, only the aloe bush is big, but it still comes after the elephant. However, instead of looking up to these giants as before, we need to look down - but please, not necessarily so humbly! This relationship is definitely not sisterly. Maybe, Granny can help or even great-grandmother. Who knows, it could even be a maiden aunt.

To claim the cache, bring me the name of a famous South African cricketer. Down the road a Chacma baboon chuckles: “Come back Hansie, all is forgiven!” E-mail your answer to me, don't post it here, even if encrypted.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ba guvf bppnfvba, bayl n fvatyr ernqvat jnf gnxra. N ynetre “hapregnvagl snpgbe” be RCR (Rfgvzngrq Cbfvgvba Reebe) znl gurersber cerinvy.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)