Grumpy Groundhog  LbNA # 39010

OwnerLadyEilonwy      
Placed DateApr 16 2008
CountyRandolph
Location???, MO
Boxes1
Found By ???
Last Found Dec 5 2015
StatusFFFFFFO  
Hike Distance?

NOTE: December 5, 2014. The box has been relocated with the new clues below.

This box is located in an area about 35 miles north of Columbia, MO on Hwy. 63. Some of the area is fairly open and traffic increases as Memorial Day approaches, so stealth and good re-hiding are critical. Bring your own ink. II use "pace" for two steps - left, right and left again, or right, left and right again. Your stride may vary from mine.

This box was my first plant. At that time it was planted near a tree that had a little drumstick growth on one limb. This past fall the drumstick went missing , which saddened me, because I am pretty sure it didn't fall off all by itself. It was the main reason that I chose that spot to plant. Anyway, the box is now in a new home and I hope it will remain there for some time to come.


tseuq ruoy nigeb ot rettal eht esoohc tser fo ecalp a seil ecalp gnilaeh a rean

Find the peaceful spot that shares its name
with a soul of most blessed fame.
Pass four pale sentries to enter the gate
and visit those often referred to as "late".
On the right Suzy invites the quick to rest.
You may want to stop and be her guest.
Then a barrier you must traverse
and take the sinister path for better - or worse.
Keep an eye out for snares along the way.
Go around if you can. You're not the prey.
Down twice and twice up your way will wend,
and then about fifty more paces to near the trek's end.
Right by the path a three-pronged fork you will find
Where a tiny drumstick once grew at one time.
A black "X" marks the spot where the drumstick had grown,
But how it went missing will never be known.

Clue: Caesar will tell you that Z=E

DPAT SOZ SPZZ RA ULKM BZHS L ENSSEZ BLQ SA L YLPPAB

SPLNE AY SOZ YAPSO. DAEEAB NS SA SOZ DZYKZ. RA SOPAXRO

RLG NY DZYKZ. SLMZ SOZ GLVZI PALI YPSO. KPAHH ZLYS-BZHS

PALI. EAAM LOZLI LYI SA BZHS. KGAS L "GZSPNDPZI" SPZZ SPXYM.

RA SA KAYKPZSZ XPY. ENDS AXS SOZ INTRXNTZI KAFZP SH DNYI

SOZ RPAXYIOAR'S YZB DATZ.

(Please notice the alignment of the handle so that you can replace it exactly.)
Thank you .

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