Where is everyone going?
We’re going to look for Moon.
All the creatures of the night and some from the day made their way down the forest trail to the big log.
Owl was there, and Frog, and Cricket.
Doe and Fawn were there also.
Raccoon and Possum were used to these trails, and knew where to go.
Vulture and Chickadee had gotten up in the dark to join the group.
Chipmunk and Squirrel could be heard munching on some acorns as they made their way.
Even Person from the campground had followed the animals into the woods.
But there was no Moon to be seen.
What had happened to it? Why couldn’t they see it shining?
Person had brought a flashlight along to help find the way in the night without Moon.
Look! There's a moon drop over there! Is that all that is left of Moon?
There’s another moon drop!
Here’s a curved piece of Moon!
Where is the rest of Moon?
Let’s follow the fragments.
Here’s another moon drop.
I found one, too!
And here’s a bigger piece of moon.
I think we’re on the right trail.
Everyone made their way in the dark, finding more moon drops and an even bigger piece of moon. But would they find all of Moon? Would Moon be in one piece if they did find it? Person shined the light towards the distance and saw something round and bright in the trees. Moon usually was high in the sky, but what they saw looked to be about knee-high to Person.
But it was Moon, full as ever.
Everyone came close and danced in the forest around Moon.
I haven’t left you.
I just came close tonight to bring you treasures for you to enjoy when I am not around.
Look below me. See that box?
If you look inside, you will see what I mean.
They all looked at the treasures, and some took a treasure to keep.
Others just enjoyed sitting in the moonlight, glad to see that Moon was whole.
All made their mark in a book in the treasure box to show that they had seen Moon.
Good-bye, Moon. Good-bye!
Person held the light high, and the group made its way back down the trail to where they had entered. As they went, they followed pieces of Moon that lighted their way back. There were the moon drops again, but the fragments of the full moon kept getting smaller until there were only two moon drops and then the road.
This cache is in Roche-A-Cri State Park. A current Wisconsin State Parks sticker (hourly, daily, or yearly) is required for all parked vehicles. The park is closed to non-campers from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Do not hunt for this cache during those hours.
NOTE: Seekers should be aware that the route to the container is not maintained and that there could be downed trees and other obstacles to consider in your search. The best time to go is at dusk. Hunt safely, and enjoy!
The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Park Manager Joe Stecker-Kochanski 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: http://www.wi-geocaching.com/hiding