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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Weber Flowage

A cache by Snyder Bear
Hidden : 6/9/2008
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is an easy cache located within easy distance of a parking area within the Black River State Forest.

Having almost a year under the belt GeoCachin' now, we figured it was about time to take some of the things we've (Snyder Bear Team) saw and learned and experienced over the year, and employ these towards a few cache sites local to us.
First off, we most generally found that most caches are either at the top of the highest points or at the lowest level of a wet area - either that or it drew attention to something mystical or beautiful that caused the placer to be in that area in the first place. So we set off to offset this (huh?) just a bit with some easy caches in the area that draws attention to only natural areas within our lovely Black River State Forest. This cache is easily reached by vehicle, but I wouldn’t actually call it easy to reach if you’re not accustomed to enjoying backwoods roads in all their glory. Also, this cache doesn't really have anything significant or attractive to look at initially, unless you take a short walk out to the wildlife aree it's located near. There you will see an abundance of flora and fauna that could potentially amaze you. Don't forget your binoculars and cameras. This part of the Forest really has a diversity of wildlife.
One thing to note: during the early 1900’s most of this area that is now State Forest was a thriving community of loggers and farmers whose names are reflected by the titles given to the flowages in the area. Of course during the depression and afterwards, most of the marginal farmland and farmers were forced to move to better locations to practice their trade - the area just wasn't conducive to the european life style that was brought to this area in the late 1800's. Be that as it may, this area returned back to most of its natural settings, and today you have a State Forest and all if it’s diversity in its place. In the coming months, I’ll likely be doing some research on the various flowages and update the cache site pages, but we wanted to get them going this summer as well, SO HERE WE GO THEN . . .
One thing I can assure you on your visit to the flowage caches - you will run into an abundance of mosquito. So take stock on your favorite use of insect repellent, and have fun visiting our neck of the woods…

The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Peter Bakken, BRF SF Manager of the Wisconsin DNR. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resouce managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. We would like to thank the State of Wisconsin for allowing us to place the Weber Flowage cache so all can enjoy the area as we have.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

v ubcr lbh'er abg fghzcrq ol guvf bar.

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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Last Updated: on 8/31/2013 12:20:09 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:20 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum