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SGL Gates: 12 GoC Day 12 Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 01/03/2018
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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 Twelve of the Christmas extension of the SGL gate series.

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, mrGreen317 hid for me, a yellow bison hanging from a tall evergreen tree...

Happy New Year, 2018! By now most retailers have all but packed away any remnant of Christmas wares from 2017, however, 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 medium-sized yellow bison container hanging from a branch of a tall evergreen tree at the given coordinates. It should basically be a park and grab, maybe with some slight bushwhacking through spring and summertime growth between the gate and GZ. The location is SGL 108 off Swartz Rd, and even though the cache is at 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).

Also, please do not park in such a way as to block the gate or the SGL road. There should be room to park right by the gate, but be advised, this parking area is slightly downhill from Swartz Rd, so please use your discretion when deciding if your vehicle will make it in and out of parking if there is snow or ice over the parking area. Access to the parking area should be of no issue in normal spring/summer/fall conditions.


Of course, since this geocache is a micro, please bring a pen along to sign the log.

Congratulations to MrBee&WillowTree for a snowy FTF, not much unlike the FTF on the eve of Day 1. 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 rainbowtree LN from the Bison Exchange event (GC7CVPQ) in December 2017 for providing the container used on this geocache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)