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SGL Gates: 12 GoC Day 11 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 Eleven of the Christmas extension of the SGL gate series.

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, mrGreen317 hid for me, a black bison hanging in an 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 bison container hanging on the branch of an evergreen tree at the given coordinates. It should almost 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 108 off Marina Rd, 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. Under normal weather conditions, there should be plenty of parking space. Use caution and know your vehicle limitations when attempting to access snowy SGL parking areas.


Of course, since this geocache is a micro, please bring a pen or pencil along to sign the log. 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 beans&franks for the early-morning FTF coming after the publication of the cache. 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 the TagginAlong 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)