Pooh Sticks Bridge
In Illinois, United States
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Over about the past 12 years my 5 grandchildren and I have ridden our bicycles to many different neighborhood parks/playgrounds. While each park had an official name, we would rename each one using a name fitting for the highlight or main attraction at the park. Willow Park is one such park that was renamed by us to “Pooh Sticks Bridge Park” because of the fun they had on the bridge in the park over a tributary creek flowing into MacDonald creek. From this bridge we conducted many stick races ( a la Winnie-the-Pooh ) by dropping little twigs into the creek from the upstream side of the bridge and then watching them flow under the bridge towards the mini rapids (when the water was high enough) downstream. It wasn’t as much of a thrill to see whose stick won the race to the rapids as it was to see whose stick made it through the rapids and then continue farther on downstream.
This cache, located in Willow Park, is dedicated to the 5 kids who raced sticks down the stream flowing under the bridge known to them as Pooh Sticks bridge. They still bicycle around to the area parks and, more recently, to nearby geo-cache sites with their Grandpa and Grandma when they visit on school breaks. All are now experienced geo-cache finders – 3 (+ Mom) are known as the 3omahakids and 2, jmccacher and his sister, search out caches with their father, Topher_LV.
I hope you have a pleasant day in “Pooh Sticks Bridge Park” seeking out this cache.
Race a couple of sticks from the bridge if time, water level and weather permit.
FYI re the terrain: generally flat easy walking throughout the park but in the general search area there are some rather steep descents; depending on weather, these can be muddy and/or slippery. So be careful as you search.
The cache contains a log sheet, 2 pencils (BYOP to be safe), and a few numbered memento “sticks”.
You may find a couple of decoy containers just to keep it interesting. Please put it back if you happen to find a decoy.
The cache container has a safety mechanism to prevent uncontrolled runaway. The mechanism is very simple to disengage if you need to do so to retrieve the log. Please release the mechanism rather than overpower it and re-enable it when replacing the container – tnx.
Please put the cache container back exactly as you found it and leave the area in its natural state if possible so other cache seekers will have the same cache finding experience as you had.
God bless your day.
ShazamMan, tnx for your consideration.
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Last Updated: on 5/22/2015 11:34:10 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:34 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum