Ursa Minor - Polaris
In Wisconsin, United States
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This is one of seven caches along Little Bear Creek which pay homage to the Little Dipper, an asterism which makes up part of Ursa Minor, or the Little Bear.
Polaris, the pole star or north star, is also the star found at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper. Technically not a constellation, the Little Dipper is a star group (asterism) that makes up the back and tail of the constellation Ursa Minor, also known as "The Little Bear". This park-n-grab cache is located along the banks of Little Bear Creek.
The parking area is not plowed in winter, so you may want to park on the side of the road, unless you have 4WD. The cache is a small peanut butter jar, wrapped in camo tape. It contains a log book and has room for a few small items. To start it out I have included a selection of hat pins and a travel bug. Please obey all rules and policies of Mead Wildlife Area, particularly in respect to wildlife refuge areas. Refuges are closed from September 1 through December 10. None of these caches are located within wildlife refuges, nor do they require travel through a refuge. Motorized boats are not allowed, except on Little Eau Pleine River. Dogs must be kept on leash between April 15 and July 31. Please practice Cache-In, Trash-Out.
The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to the Mead Wildlife Conservation Land Manager 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: (visit link) The form and text are available at www.wi-geocaching.com/hiding
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Last Updated: on 6/17/2015 6:59:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time (1:59 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum