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A Quick Exit #10 (Geo-Post Office) (NSHW103)

A cache by islander1988 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/26/2004
In Nova Scotia, Canada
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is the 1st in a series of caches located at exits along the 103 highway between Halifax and Bridgewater, inspired by Canada's first geocache at Exit 7. This cache is in the middle of the circular offramp. There are no paths, but the trees aren't too thick if you enter the woods at the right spot.

Take Exit 10 to get off the highway, and park along the circular offramp at a convenient spot. The cache is a peanut butter jar, which is fairly easy to see from the right angle. It is in a natural opening in the ground, so once the snow comes it will probably be buried and hard to find. Till then, good luck! The contents at the time of hiding were 2 tapes, 2 CDs, a bandana, somes toys, a carabiner, and a key ring.

This cache, in addition to the original container with trade items, now has a Geo-Post Office box (a rectangular Lock&Lock container that is clearly marked). The two containers are hidden together in the same spot, so if you find one you will find the other (and having 2 containers should remove any confusion as to what is mail and what is trading swag). What is a Geo-Post Office? See this page or read on!

Geo-Post Office caches are placed to hold postcards with each postcard having a short message and a forwarding address on it. The address should have the person's name that you are trying to send the postcard to, their home area and destination cache. The idea is to move postcards from post office or cache enroute until they reach their destination. When you move a postcard or message from one place to another let the person that it is being sent to know in case they are close enough to pick it up. Make sure that you are moving it closer to its destination.

Who should I send these postcards or messages to?
Any geocaching team that you want.

What's the purpose?
It's another neat thing that we can do with geocaching! It's also nice to keep in touch with other geocachers.

What do I need to put on my postcard?
Put the name of the cacher, the destination and a cache where it can be picked up at. A message to the recipient is appreciated too.

How far can I send a postcard?
As far as you want providing that there are post offices and caches along the way.

How do I send one?
Go to any geo-post office and place your message or postcard in there. Read the out going mail to see if you can help a card or message along its way.

How do I start my own geo-post office?
All you need is a cache container, logbook, stash note, zip-lock bags and some postcards to start. Put the postcards or messages in a zip-lock bag and your logbook in another. Make sure that your location is listed as a geo-post office so that other cachers know.

You can find a list of other Geo-Post Offices here.

To find other caches along Nova Scotia highways, search for NSHW. To find other caches along this highway, search for NSHW103.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Svaq n tenavgr obhyqre nyzbfg pbzcyrgryl pbirerq jvgu zbff naq lbh'yy svaq gur pnpur.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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