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Mystery Cache

Pineywoods Cache Of The Year

Hidden : 7/4/2005
In Texas, United States
3 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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According to ancient legend, thirteen animals once gathered on the bank of a Chinese river to discuss an affair which would dictate the actions of mankind for millenia to come: the cycle of years in the calendar. The thirteen animals (pig, rat, snake, tiger, horse, ram (or sheep), ox, rooster, dog, cat, dragon, monkey, and rabbit) debated the matter from all angles, but could not reach an agreement.

Thus the gods decided to intervene, and decreed that a race would be held to settle the matter forevermore. The race would be simple: the first to reach the far bank of the river would gain the most prominent spot, the second the next, and so forth, while the hindmost would not be honored at all (there were, after all, only twelve cycles on the calendar).

The cat wondered how he would get across if he was afraid of water. At the same time, the ox wondered how he would cross with his poor eyesight. The calculating rat suggested that he and the cat jump onto the ox's back and guide him across. The ox was steady and hard-working so that he did not notice a commotion on his back. Meanwhile, the rat snuck up behind the unsuspecting cat and shoved him into the water. Just as the ox came ashore, the rat jumped off and finished the race first. The lazy pig came to the far shore in twelfth place. And so the rat got the first year named after him. The cat finished too late to win any place in the calendar, and vowed to be the enemy of the rat forevermore.


You'll be looking for a camouflaged Pelican Case. Inside you'll find a few nice trade items. The lucky FTF cacher will also discover a brand-spanking-new 2005 White Jeep Travel Bug. Happy puzzling!

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Last Updated: on 4/21/2017 9:55:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time (4:55 AM GMT)
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