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HtGSC #9: You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch! Wherigo Cache

This cache has been archived.

MJBinski: I hate to see this one go, but it needs to be done.

If you're working on the bonus cache for this series (GC677J5), the clue that was included in this cache was:


Bye, Felicia!

MJB... [:D]

Hidden : 12/07/2015
2.5 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is NOT at the given coordinates. DO NOT go to the given coordinates. This is a "Play Anywhere" Wherigo that must be played on a supported device (or emulator) in order to find the geocache. Complete the quiz based on the classic Christmas song in order to get the coordinates.

The Grinch stole the gifts and now it's your goal to find them again and make Cachemas whole!

Welcome to NoVAGO’s "How the Grinch Stole Cachemas 2015!" This cache is one part of a special Cachemas series planned and hidden by cachers from all around NoVAGO. Dress warmly, load up your cache-sleigh, and go seek!

Seek out each of the How the Grinch Stole Cachemas "gifts" and COLLECT THE CLUE FROM EACH ONE. Once you've collected all of them, use the clues to solve the final puzzle and find the Finale! We won't reveal how many HtGSC caches there will be (the Grinch is sneaky you see), but when the final is published, if you've found all the Cachemas gifts, you'll have everything you need.

The clue will be clearly marked in the logbook of each HtGSC cache. Make sure you don't leave without it!

The cache is placed in one of the Fairfax County pre-approved parks. Caching before sunrise or after sunset is strictly prohibited.

Alert: You are about to download files that contains further details needed to find this geocache. As the cache owner, I represent that these files are safe to download although they have not been checked by Groundspeak or by the reviewer for possible malicious content. Download files at your own risk.

Download the cartridge HERE: DOWNLOAD

A desktop Java Wherigo Emulator can be downloaded HERE: DOWNLOAD ZIP

Note: Garmin no longer supports Wherigo Cartridges. Use the "WhereYouGo" app for Andriod devices, and the "Wherigo" app for Apple devices. These cartridges work best on Android and Apple devices.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Regardless of what you might think/feel, the parking area (and the cache itself) is located on land available to the public. No military I.D. is required. Signs are posted stating that this property is open to the public. Enjoy!]

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)