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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Old School | Slip, Slide & Away

Hidden : 11/2/2009
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


Those of us born of generation X or before remember the days when getting on a sea-saw meant being thrust 6 feet in the air and landing hard on our nether regions. When jumping off a swing at apex could get you airborne for a couple seconds. When taking a ride down a metal slide on a hot summer day could result in one hell-of-a combo contact and friction burn.

As we all know, those days are rapidly drawing to a close... slipping inexorably into the past as our playgrounds go the way of multicolor-soft-cornered-neon, super-safe, bounce-your-face-off-recycled-rubber, slip-a-few-feet-down-a-plastic-slide-at-a-snails-pace, and bouncy-see-saw-a-few-inches-from-parallel playscapes.

Few are the slides that make you want to go back up and do it again. They are, like neighborhood grocers, disappearing at a rapid rate.

When I first published this cache, I assumed this slide would succumb to the same fate, but I underestimated the power of local voices stepping in to save this neighborhood relic and the wisdom of the P&R to place their safe rubber stuff around the slide, but keep the slide itself intact.

If ALR's were still allowed you'd have to snap a pic coming down the slide!



Park hours are between 7:00am to 10:00pm

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Zntargvp, ng gur gbc

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 9/1/2014 9:25:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time (4:25 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum