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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Outta the Park Again

A cache by sandlanders
Hidden : 11/16/2009
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Looking for a camo-covered 28-oz. peanut butter jar. Room for geocoins and small trade items. DO NOT SEEK THIS CACHE AT NIGHT. DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH.

This cache replaces the original "Outta the Park", which first disappeared, then had the spot where it was hiding bulldozed to make a new ball diamond in the area. Previous finders may notice similarites between the two, but we hope it is still enjoyable to find. The best place to park to pick up both this cache and "Edge of the Park" (GC20XKY) is: N 43 57.819 W 89 49.442. There is a drainage ditch in the area that fills quite full after a heavy rain or the spring melt. The bottom of the empty ditch may be damp also. Take this into consideration in your approach to this cache.

In the middle 1970s, benefactor Burton Morris donated land in an undeveloped area in the City of Adams for a Little League Park. The baseball diamond and the tennis courts were the first things to go up in the park, and later came some playground equipment and some wood-chipped walking trails, along with two more playing fields. A picnic/gathering shelter was also built, and the ball diamonds got upgrades with dugouts and scoreboards. Summer-use bathrooms get a workout during ball season.

With all of the work that has gone on in the park and surrounding area, the trails are mostly gone now, but a new trail has been considered to connect an assisted living center and the newer senior housing units to the community center/library and the shopping center (in which the first store opened in 1998).

This place is busy most evenings from May through July, with all the diamonds being used for Little League and softball practice and/or games, and there are often gatherings at the shelter or tennis players on the courts. There are three parking areas in Burt Morris Park, all of which are within easy walking distance to this cache. Coordinates for the closest parking area are included as a waypoint below.

Burt Morris continues to provide for the well-being of the City of Adams,
and it is for him this park is named.

*** HIGH MUGGLE POTENTIAL AT TIMES! USE CARE WHEN SEEKING!
*** AVOID MAKING OR FOLLOWING GEOTRAILS!
*** Available in winter, but harder to find in deep snow.
*** Park hours are dawn to dusk.
*** DO NOT SEEK THIS CACHE AT NIGHT! DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH!

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

ybj naq vafvqr ntnva

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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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 7/17/2014 10:28:42 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:28 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum