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Day 4 - 2017 Cachemas in STL

A cache by nanonabber69 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/29/2017
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


The Cache Sled has landed with four Calling Birds!!!!


Here’s how it works: For 12 consecutive days beginning December 13th (Day 1), a new cache will be published and every day afterwards until December 24th. If you are able to First to Find, FTF, one of these daily caches, an FTF Cachemas Ornament will be in the container for you to keep. Once again, L Frank has designed a unique ornament that can be converted to a cache container for a future hide; or, you may keep it, your choice. PLEASE, if you get an FTF on one of the 12 days, do not go for another one until day 13, let someone else have the fun.

Again, there will be a Bonus Cache on the 13th day, December 25th. EVERYONE is eligible to find the bonus whether or not you have FTFed a Cachemas hide. This cache can only be found by using all the codes written on the inside of the container lid of each daily cache. Keep these codes and use them to solve the location of the Bonus cache which will publish on the final day, December 25th. The Bonus solution will be included in the final day Cache description and I am promised, it is not a difficult solution.



Have fun and remember to thank Brandt Teske, aka 87preludea20a3, in your log. He brought this great series to St. Louis.

This Geocache Description:

I was hiking through the woods one day, when all of a sudden, I heard this banging sound. Startled, I stopped and listened: "What is that? Where is it coming from?" I continued walking, "There it is again. What the heck!" That loud banging sound. Curious, I started walking toward the sound. Upon reaching the edge of a clearing, I realized these strange noises were on the far side. I crept to the other side to a spot behind a big ole tree with a hole in its side and climbed into the tree for a better view.

Wow! To my surprise, before my very eyes standing on a stage of fallen timbers was none other than the nasty old Grinch himself. Continuing to pound his gavel on a makeshift podium, he began to speak to a group of Elves gathered around him. I could not believe my eyes, THE Grinch and Elves, "What was up?" This couldn't be, could it?

As I was in the tree deciding if I was sane or not I heard .... Cachemas..... Hold on! What? Now with my full attention I sat listening to the Grinch. He was telling the elves about how he had heard about a holiday game played in SLAGAland called "The 12 Days of Cachemas!" Oh boy! He wasn't happy! He was going on about how a person called Major134 was in charge of this game and he was asking the elves for their help in putting a stop to this holiday fun. OH NO!!!! What put an end to our holiday game? I had to find out more so I could warn Major134. I see an elf wander off down the path so I decided to follow him and see what else I could find out. He goes over to a stump off the side of the path and disappeared. I waited a few seconds and wonder closer to the stump. Hmmm! Where did he go? Oh! A secret passage way. Looks scary, so I grab the flashlight from my backpack and head on in. I shined my light around, but don't see the elf. There is just a container of some sort; I give it SHAKE! Sounds like it has marbles in it. Weird! Curious I open the lid and see a bunch of containers. I opened one and inside was a tag with a weird code on it. As I put the container back where I found it, I hear voices approaching. I hurry back down the passage way and out to hide in the middle of some nearby trees.

After a few minutes, out comes a group of elves. Off down the path they go with me following behind. Suddenly, one of the elves stopped by some downed trees while the others kept walking back to the clearing. I watched as he put more containers in and around the trees. What are the Grinch and the elves up to? Is the future of Cachemas to be ruined? I decided that I had to get some help right away and the ONLY place I could get the kind of help this was gonna need was to go to THE NORTH POLE!!!! If I can get to Rudolph in time he will be able to help. I put the GPS coordinates for the North Pole in and set off for help.

When I finally make it to the North Pole, it's dark and eerie. Strange! With it so close to Christmas, this place should be like Wal-Mart (open 24 hours). But no. Only a dim light off in the distance. Well, I didn't come all this way for nothing. I need help to save Cachemas. I head towards the light. When I get closer to the glowing I had seen, I realize that it's an Ultra-Violet light. Closer, still I see that it's actually Rudolph. Thank goodness! I found help. I ran over to Rudolph and started to explain who I was when he stopped me, "Nanonabber, I'm so glad you got my signal." "Signal?" I asked. "What signal?" "Well you saw my nose didn't you?" he asked me. "Yes! I did, but I didn't know you sent it as a signal," I replied. Rudolph then proceeded to tell me how he had overheard some of the elves talking about a secret meeting with the Grinch. He then told me how he sent a secret message to Major134 to warn him and how he had hidden it on some containers and hidden it on one of the elves going to meet the Grinch. OMG!!!!!! I GOT IT!!!! I YELLED!! Rudolph jumped. Calm down Nanonabber, He said. You startled me. You got what? He asked. I then told him what all I had seen and why I came to the North Pole. All of a sudden we hear this big loud evil laugh.

BAHHHHHHHHAAHAAHHHAAAA!!!!!!!! Slowly out of the shadows of a building comes the Grinch. He had followed me after the lone elf spotted me at the group of trees and told him I was in the area. He smiled his evil grin and turned to a group of elves that were still in the shadows and said "Go at once and destroy the containers. "OH NO!!!!!!!!" I YELLED "Please don't do that. Don't ruin our holiday game fun. THAT WOULD BE EVIL OF YOU!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE DON'T RUIN OUR CACHEMAS TRADITION!!!" He turned to me and said "I will give you a chance to save you precious game, BUT , you must solve the codes and crack the clues. If you do this and make it to the final, then , and only then, will I leave your holiday game alone." I looked at Rudolph and said we gotta get there fast will you help me? Rudolph said "With my special light, I will make it there super fast." Now we need your help to save Cachemas:

There are 3 waypoints. There WILL BE decoys. ALL the information you need is in the description, plus some clues.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED AT EACH WAYPOINT WILL GET YOU TO ANOTHER WAYPOINT. Have fun and hope you enjoy my evil Cachemas. Yours truly, Nanonabber69

Permission was received to place this cache at this location by the St. Charles County Parks Department.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jnlcbvag 1: (5) cbegnyf gb pubbfr sebz (tbbq yhpx).
Jnlcbvag 2: V jbhyq hfr gur fhcre snfg yvtug.
Jnlcbvag 3, svany: Lhc! Vg'f va gurer! Unir sha!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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