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Traditional Geocache

False Echo's

Hidden : 6/22/2008
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A scenic overlook on a lake of significant meaning to my childhood.

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This cache will take you on a hike of about 1.2 miles round trip on a section of the North Country Trail. The entrance to the camping area are listed below. You should be able to find a parking spot nearby.

As a child I would spend at least one week a summer on this lake fishing with my Grandfather. This gave me my love of fishing and all things outdoors. He passed away about 10 years ago.

"False Echo's" is a song of Jimmy Buffett's that he wrote as a tribute to his father who had the same affliction as my Grandfather. Maybe some of these lyrics can help explain what it is like seeing a loved one sunddenly become lost within their own mind.

Enduring echoes call out from his past
Time aint for savin no times not for that
Chasing false echoes like a lost legionnaire
He waltzes on memories while he fades like a flare

Well now life throws us curve balls we never can reach
He gave up the ocean but he lived by the beach
Where he raised up his family taught us all to survive
Then the wind went away in 1995

When I placed the cache I sat and reflected upon my life because of his part in it. The final location is a great overlook to sit back and reflect. The morning after placing this cache I took a sunrise paddle around the lake to witness 5 adult Loons and 2 chicks all putting on a magnificent display of what loons do. If you are ambitious you may take a boat to this cache just be careful of the shoreline as it is not a good spot to land the boat.

There will be some bushwhacking to get to the cache from the trail. Bring bug spray as they took about a quart from me while letting the GPS average out. Most of the hike will be on the trail but the "Turn Off" coords will be a good place to start bushwhacking.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre bar bs gur qbjarq gerr'f, gurer'f cyragl.

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 9/25/2014 3:14:42 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:14 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum