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SGL Gates: 12 GoC Day 8 Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 12/28/2017
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Once upon a time, a geocaching log was written that said: "TFTC. Every sgl gate should have one. :)" I could not agree more. It sounded like a good idea for a possible series. This is Day Eight of the Christmas extension of the SGL gate series.

On the Eighth Day of Christmas, mrGreen317 hid for me, a silver and blue bison in an evergreen tree...

While the retailers are packing away the Christmas wares for 2017, the traditional Christmas season actually runs from December 25 through January 5, the "Twelve Days of Christmas". Here are some geocaches hidden for the "Twelve Gates of Christmas" (12 GoC) to grab this Christmas season or any other time of the year when geocaching is on the day's agenda.


This geocache is a large blue and silver bison container, hanging on the branch of a prominent evergreen tree at the given coordinates. It should almost be a park and grab, maybe with some bushwhacking through spring and summer-time growth by the gate and road at GZ. The location is SGL 108 off Long Road, and even though the cache is near the gate, please exercise sensible precautions if hunters are in the area. During the peak hunting seasons, orange is required to be worn in SGL (except on Sunday, when there is no hunting).

Parking at this location is across Long Road from the gate. Please do not park in such a way as to block the SGL road that leads past the parking spot. There should be enough room to pull off Long Road and not block either Long Road or the SGL road leading from parking.

When crossing Long Road from parking to GZ, watch for any traffic, and consider approaching GZ from Long Road and not from the gate, as the shrubby bushwhack will be worse when approaching GZ from the gate itself.


Of course, since this geocache is a micro, please bring your own writing tool. The log slip is "Rite in the Rain" paper, so it should resist getting wet, however, a pencil will work best if the slip is wet when you go to sign it. If the slip is dry, a standard ball point pen will do fine. Water-based inks may not write on the paper very well and should be avoided if possible.

Congratulations to MrBee&WillowTree and Willowbee2011 for a 4 degree FTF (4 degrees?!?!?). Merry Christmas to you and your family!

This geocache container will soon be getting a code card that will provide a clue to a Mystery/Puzzle cache to be published at the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Finders of the cache who log it before that information is added will be notified by geo-messenger of the needed puzzle clue once all the clues are added to the caches in this series.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from mrGreen317 and SageHippo!

Many thanks to SageHippo for providing the container used on this geocache as a gift to mrGreen317 this year.

Series Note: Due to weather conditions in and around SGL areas surrounding the Glendale Valley, Days 9 through 12 of this series and the final ammo can may or may not be submitted on a daily, regular basis. They will be released as they are able to be hidden, either on time or in groups when and if the snowy conditions are mitigated by warmer weather, hopefully still in early January. Thanks!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)