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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Grandfather Oak

Hidden : 9/10/2010
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: large (large)

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Geocache Description:

This is a quick grab and go nature cache. Please place items that pertain to nature.
When visiting the cache, there is parking, but please be respectful and acknowledge the no trespassing signs.

"It was a bolt of lightening that put an end to wood-making by this particular oak. We were all awakened, one night in July, by the thunderous crash; we realized that the bolt must have hit near by, but, since it had not hit us, we all went back to sleep. Man brings all things to the test of himself, and this is notably true of lightning.

Next morning as we strolled over the sandhill rejoicing with the cone-flowers and the prairie clovers over their fresh accession of rain, we came upon a great slab of bark freshly torn from the trunk of the roadside oak. The trunk showed a long spiral scar of barkless sapwood, a foot wide and not yet yellowed by the sun. By the next day the leaves had wilted, and we knew that the lightning had bequeathed to us three cords of prospective fuel wood.

We mourned the loss of the old tree, but knew that a dozen of its progeny standing straight and stalwart on the sands had already taken over its job of wood-making."

This is an excerpt from Aldo Leopold’s “A Sand County Almanac” -Good Oak.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Orjner bs cbvfba vil.

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 7/9/2014 8:53:53 AM Pacific Daylight Time (3:53 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum