Wisconsin Falling Water Challenge
This is a challenge cache designed to challenge you to find Wisconsin's wonderful waterfalls. This challenge is an echo and a tribute to the first challenge cache in Wisconsin, Lil Otter's "52-Pickup - WWF #18 - THE FINAL (Otter Lake)." See GCAF5D for details of Wisconsin's first challenge cache, a challenge cache that was never completed, though one person, Natloh came close.
For this challenge, you will need to find 26 waterfalls, half the amount required for the origninal Lil Otter WWF Challenge.
Official Challenge Rules
1. The cache is at the posted coordinates. If you wish to find it and log it as a note, that is allowable. You can log it as a find only after your bookmark list of qualifying caches has been submitted and approved.
2. You must provide a public list of qualifying caches before logging this cache as a find, and the bookmark list must total 26 caches at Wisconsin waterfalls.
3. A list of known caches at waterfalls in Wisconsin, past and present, is available as a bookmark on this page. Choose any 26 waterfalls from that bookmark list.
4. Caches found in the past do count, even if the cache has been archived.
5. It is one waterfalls per cache. So for example, in the case of Copper Falls State Park you would need to find 3 caches for each of the 3 falls, one for Copper, one for Brownstone, and one for Granite. Likewise, in the case of 12 and 8 foot falls in the same park, it counts as 1 point per cache, not one per falls. (There is room to place a cache for Granite Falls and room to place a cache for Twelve Foot falls still.)
6. All types of caches allowed by Groundspeak can be used for this challenge.
7. If there is more than one cache that takes you to one of Wisconsin's waterfalls, I chose the oldest active cache for the bookmark list. However you can use any of the caches in the area that highlight the falls. For example, Grandfather Falls has a cache on both sides of the river. I included GC1PYDK on the bookmark list, and you can use that cache to count Grandfather Falls, or you could count the newer cache on the other side of the river, GC1ZC48 which is not on the bookmark list. Or you could count an archived cache, GCG5WF for Grandfather Falls. The choice of which cache to use to visit each falls is your choice, in those cases where there is more than one cache possibility. However, the challenge is to find 26 falls, so you can choose only one of those options, and count Grandfather Falls just once, no matter how many of the caches there you found.
8. Caches owned by you and currently active do count as one of the 26 caches required. Caches hidden by you and published after June 17, 2010 do not count as Groundspeak rules prohibit hiding a cache as part of a challenge requirement.
9. Waterfalls along the Wisconsin/Michigan border can be visited by caches in either state. For example, the best viewing of Misicot Falls on the border is from the Michigan side, so you can count that waterfalls by visiting one of the 2 caches on the Michigan side near Misicot Falls.
Wisconsin Waterfalls Without a Cache
Note: The attached bookmark list is an incomplete in listing all waterfalls in Wisconsin, since some waterfalls have never had a cache located nearby. The following is a list of known waterfalls in Wisconsin that have never had a cache. I am providing this list for those who are interested in seeing a more complete list of Wisconsin waterfalls.
Siskiwit Falls (Bayfield Co)
Little Sioux River Falls (Bayfield Co)
Wren Falls (Iron Co)
Upson Falls (Iron Co)
Peterson Falls (Iron Co)
Gile Falls (Iron Co)
Rock Cut Falls (Iron Co)
LaSalle Falls (Florence Co)
Dells of the Eau Claire (Marathon Co)
Chipmunk Falls (Marinette Co)
Big South Falls (Marinette Co)
Bull Falls (Marinette Co)
Twelve Foot 'Falls (Marinette Co)
Big South Falls (Marinette Co)
Strong Falls (Marinette Co)
McClintock Falls (Marinette Co)
Five Foot Falls (Marinette Co)
Evergreen Falls (Menomonee Co)
Sullivan Falls (Menomonee Co)
Ducknest Falls (Menomonee Co)
Big Smokey Falls (Menomonee Co)
Big Eddy Falls (Menomonee Co)
Keshena Falls (Menomonee Co)
Alexian Falls / aka Freeman Falls (Shawano Co)