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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Yin & Yang


The Cache:  Yin & Yang

GC Code:    GC119GY

Hidden By:  W & M
 

The Dodger Lizard Crew Timeline:

July 4, 2010 – DLC and some newbies decide to take on some Core Creek caches on a brutally hot Fourth of July.  We log four Found Its and take a look at this Yin & Yang puzzle cache.  At this point, it hadn’t been found since the previous October.  The heat plus the cryptic puzzle won’t let us continue on this day, but the seed is planted.  Yin & Yang is now a priority.

November 26, 2010 – DLC is back in the area for the Thanksgiving weekend.  Dodger is convinced he has the puzzle solved.  He and one of the newbies from the July outing go after it.  It is immediately apparent that Dodger did not solve the puzzle correctly.  He uses the same logic to come up with different coordinates.  They approach Ground Zero.  Dodger rips holy hell out of his hand on a wicked multiflora rose bush.  The cache is nowhere in sight.  Dodger plays around with the puzzle some more.  Two more attempts at solving the puzzle both put coordinates squarely in the lake.  90 minutes later and covered with mud and blood, DLC cannot log a Found It.  Since Dodger is unsure if he has the correct final, he allows himself a pass and decides not to log a DNF.
November 27, 2010 – Convinced he is on the right track with the puzzle, Dodger contacts the CO to verify.
November 28, 2010 – CO returns Dodger’s email.  Dodger’s solution is incorrect.  He tries another solution and informs the CO.
December 28, 2010 – CO returns Dodger’s email.  Dodger’s solution is again incorrect.  The CO provides a hint.  Dodger will be haunted by this the rest of the winter.

June 18, 2011 – With another trip to Bucks County approaching, Dodger resolves to solve the puzzle.  Again convinced he has the correct coordinates, he emails the CO.  The CO returns Dodger’s email.  Dodger’s solution is again incorrect.  The CO provides another hint.
June 20, 2011 – Dodger is confused more than ever.  He flat-out asks the CO for yet another hint.  The CO provides another hint and the light bulb finally clicks.  Dodger “solves” the puzzle.

July 4, 2011 – One year to the day when this whole thing started and Dodger is finally armed with the correct coordinates.  Today will be the day!  Dodger and the same newbie from a year ago head out to Ground Zero.  It is brushy.  It is thick.  It is full of briars.  Dodger scratches holy hell out of both legs on blackberries, multiflora rose, and whatever else is in this jungle.  45 minutes later and covered with dust, blood, and sweat and the atmosphere thick with ugly swear words, Dodger thinks that it’s a good thing the CO is not standing here right now.  Dodger decides right then and there to go to the nearest hardware store, buy a heavy-duty weed whacker, and mow his way to the cache.  Lucky for Dodger so that he avoids being fined by the County Parks Department, time does not allow such bold strategy – Dodger must still load up a swing set into his truck for his kids and then attend a Fourth of July picnic.  Dodger reluctantly leaves and goes to pick up the swing set.  While loading said swing set – apparently the morning’s DNF still playing on his mind – not paying attention to the task at hand, Dodger bashes his right shin into a metal bracket.  Grasping the shin in extreme pain, it is then Dodger notices yet more blood.  Dodger spends Fourth of July afternoon in the emergency room.  Dodger has no swing set, no Found It on Yin & Yang, and isn’t even drunk.  He does, however, have 12 stitches in his shin to remind him of these good times.  Later that night, Dodger logs his DNF with a simple statement – “Sigh.”
July 6, 2011 – Apparently having seen the DLC DNF, the CO emails – and I swear this is 100% true –  “Oof, this hide is turning out to be rather painful, eh?”  I actually laugh out loud and respond, “Little do you know just how painful.”
November 22, 2011 – Another trip to Bucks County is approaching, and Dodger is forced to confront his fears… 
WILL THIS FINALLY BE IT? 
WILL WE FINALLY EARN OUR SMILEY?? 
WHAT INJURY MUST I ENDURE THIS TIME???
DLC MUST CONQUER THE YIN & YANG!
STAY TUNED!!
IS

4 comments:

BigAl said...

I love it. I just love it when there is suspense. I cannot wait to hear about your adventures; blood or no blood. I know that it will be a special time for you and your family and friends. Just remember, that cache is out there and it has been laughing at you for a whole year. DON'T LET IT WIN!!!!! You will prevail. Look hard, look high, look low. You will find it; I'm sure of it. And if you don't then you'll have plenty to write about. Now find that cache.

BLOODHOUNDED said...

I FREAKING LOVE THIS POST! AWESOME JOB DODGER!
I am cheering you guys on and hope this is the trip that will be your reward. PLEASE, take some pics and let us know!

If yin and yang hold true, it appears your trip will either be extremely successful and happy in all areas OR be dreadfully unsuccessful, filled with frustration and sad.

smithie23 said...

Awesome post! On the bright side, you have yet to break a limb...

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOL! You go!!!!

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