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Ohio County History Challenge - Athens

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Hidden : 08/14/2019
4 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is part of the Great Ohio County History Challenge!
For a complete list of available counties in the challenge, please click the link below.
Great Ohio County History Challenge!


This cache is available at the posted coordinates and can be found at any time, but you must complete the challenge requirements before you can log your find.

Gifford State forest allows hunting so you may want to avoid the area during deer gun season - Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2020; Dec. 19-20, 2020. It is always a good idea to wear orange (hat/vest). Long pants and shirt are recommended. Bring water and bug spray too.

Did you notice that this cache has a difficulty rating of 4? Stay on the trail until you pass the culvert and you are about 50 feet away. This last few feet are very difficult and dangerous. Bring sturdy shoes/boots and maybe hiking sticks. Find this cache with a friend.

The requirements to complete this challenge are:
- Find SEVEN of the ten oldest caches in Athens County, Ohio
- There is no restriction on the date of your finds.
- Finds made at any time qualify as long as the cache was hidden in Athens County, OH.
- If you've previously found a cache older than one of the ten current active caches, it will count as one of your seven finds needed (it will show up in the checker).

The current ten oldest caches in Athens County are:
1 GC195F 2001-08-25 Witch's Cache
2 GC1962 2001-08-25 Trail 26
3 GC1960 2001-08-25 Sells Park Walk-About
4 GC1A79 2001-09-02 The Ridges "Mentally Challenging" Cache
5 GCGGX5 2003-07-24 Dam Fine Cache
6 GCH6X2 2003-11-09 Beaver Pond Cache
7 GCHFVQ 2004-01-10 Search and Rescue Cache
8 GCJTBH 2004-06-25 Crooked Tree
9 GCRTJ5 2005-12-31 I've lost my Marbles
10 GCTGZZ 2006-02-19 Cave of a Thousand Voices
You can use the provided challenge checker to check your progress:

PGC Checker

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vg vf va gur pnir.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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