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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Zoom-Zoom-Zoom

Hidden : 10/15/2008
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Remember : "If you hide it, they will come !" This is an Altoid canister placed out of plain sight, you will have to use searching and super stealth skills. Nobody is really watching you as they ZOOM by! BYOP

The Perry Creek Bike/Run/Walk Trail runs a total of 3 miles in length from the Wesley Parkway generally north to the intersection of Stonepark Boulevard and Hamilton Boulevard. The Zoom Zoom Zoom part is from all the traffic passing by near the pathway.

Perry Creek is a tributary of the Missouri River in the state of Iowa. It rises in central Plymouth County and flows generally to the south-by-southwest, crossing the Woodbury County line at the city limits of Sioux City, north of Briar Cliff University and the Sioux City Country Club. At about Fifth Street, the creek enters a conduit, which then takes the flow underground to its mouth at the Missouri on the western edge of the downtown riverfront area. Perry Creek courses through residential neighborhoods, and has been plagued by past flooding; it has recently been at the center of a major Federally-funded flood control project.

Hidden no more
After a 1949 flood, newspaper accounts called Perry Creek "the stream that went into hiding." There were some minor floods during the 1950s and a moderate one in 1962, Many people forgot or did not know what could happen after heavy rains fell to the north in Plymouth County. Through the years, the stream became clogged with overgrown trees and shrubs and polluted with garbage, junked automobiles and abandoned appliances.
Shortly after 1 a.m. on May 19, 1990, the combination of 5 inches of rain in Plymouth County, a downpour in Sioux City and the clogged creek created a recipe for disaster. A 2-foot wall of water gushed down the valley.
Firefighters drove their trucks through westside neighborhoods, notifying and rescuing people, in part because the engines were large enough to get through the rising waters.
Police officers walked door to door as the muddy water rose to their waists. Other rescuers got boats to take people to dry ground.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vg vf hc gur qvxr sebz gur Ovxr Cngu

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 12/27/2013 11:05:33 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (7:05 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum