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SGL Gates: 12 GoC Day 5 Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 12/28/2017
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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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 Five of the Christmas extension of the SGL gate series.

On the Fifth Day of Christmas, mrGreen317 hid for me... a fine, camo-ed tube... *

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 a branch of the back side of a tree at the given coordinates. It should basically be a park and grab. The location is SGL 120 off St Lawrence Rd, just inside Clearfield County, 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 more than enough room to park on either side of the gate in the gravel pull-off area.


Of course, since this is listed as a small, please bring a pen along to sign the log.

Congratulations to jdm438 and dsimcisko for the FTF on a cold evening drive home, with a little bit of a U-turn... 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 from mrGreen317 and SageHippo!

* Yes, for this one, a verse to better fit the rhythm of the dramatic 'five golden rings' phrase of the original song seemed appropriate here. Feel free to sing it to yourself as you go out to find this cache...

Many thanks to SageHippo for providing the original 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. It has since been replaced with a very similar container on a subsequent maintenance visit.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pnzb-gncrq, ybat pnaql ghor unatvat ba gur onpx fvqr bs n gerr nobhg 40 srrg gb gur evtug bs gur tngr, whfg orsber gur tebhaq tbrf qbja uvyy

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)