In April of 2009 we attended an event well northwest of here put on by Hayward Cheezehead and Grama Cindy. As with most events, the fun was in meeting other cachers and finding new and old hides with new and old friends. We had the opportunity to hunt many caches in the Hayward area put out by Cheezehead himself, and many were of the same type of container in the same type of hide in the same type of area. At the end of the event, all of the attendees were encouraged (forced) to help themselves to samples of Cheezehead"s "one-of-a-kind-or-maybe-more" cache container. We ended up with three, and now those three have been turned into caches here in central Wisconsin, or what we affectionatley call "Sandland".
Now, caching is different "Up Nort", where a ten-mile hike is just a warm-up and a warm-up is called above freezing. But we also have good hiking around here, and wonderful public lands to enjoy. And to get to this cache, you will have to go through plenty of SAND. There is a trail to follow, but it tends to get overgrown in the summer. When we placed this cache, the previously mowed areas were discernible by the different types of vegetation growing on the trail. And we ask that you do stay on the trail here and not cut cross-country, even though it may seem shorter. After all, this is not the Hayward area, and the hike for this cache (on the trail) is less than a mile round-trip and takes maybe 10-15 minutes of slow walking each way. You can also continue around the path till you get back to your vehicle, if you so choose, because the distance is very much the same.
In addition to the container being a type that Cheezehead likes to use, we have concealed it in a type of hiding spot that he seems to prefer. These spots are not unique to Up Nort, though, because we have found many caches by area hiders that are similarly hidden. But in the title we will tip our hats to Cheezehead anyway, and invite you all to walk on a sunny, sandy trail in a scenic part of the state to find this cache.
This is a public hunting area, so wear blaze orange and take precautions if you search for this cache during hunting season.
The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Jon Robaidek of the Friendship office of the Wisconsin DNR. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at: http://www.wi-geocaching.com/hiding