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 Seven of the Christmas extension of the SGL gate series.
On the Seventh Day of Christmas, mrGreen317 hid for me, a camo-ed tube hanging in a big 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 camo-taped, flip-top tube container hanging on the branch of a small tree at the given coordinates. It should basically be a park and grab, maybe with a little bushwhacking through spring and summer-time growth between the gate and GZ. The location is SGL 158 off PA-865 / Skyline Drive, 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).
Also, please do not park in such a way as to block the gate or the SGL road. There is plenty of room to park near the gate in the flat gravel parking area.
Of course, since this is listed as a small, please bring a pen along to sign the log.
Congratulations to carels for the official FTF, following the trail. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Special mentions go to beans&franks who actually signed the log first after some clever pre-publish-time gate scouting.
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 from mrGreen317 and SageHippo!
Many thanks to SageHippo for providing the container used on this geocache. It was used to hide one of her geocaching Advent gifts hidden for mrGreen317 in the weeks leading up to Christmas this year.