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Traditional Geocache

Gibralter

A cache by Spike007
Hidden : 3/23/2012
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Located just off the red trail in Kinnickinnic State Park. There are nice parking lots on either side of the cache. Please use one of those lots to park and start your walk to the cache. The cache is less that 100 feet off the main trail, and the terrain should be pretty easy most of the way. Container is of regular size with room for trade items and trackables. Be sure to reset the cache securely when done. Park hours are 6am - 11pm.

This cache marks my 300th hide, a few of which are in this great little state park. I had a number of ideas for hide number 300, but ultimately chose a traditional cache in a nice area and a size that even I can find. Enjoy the area!

About Kinnickinnic State Park

In one of the Midwest’s most beautiful areas, the St. Croix River Valley, Kinnickinnic State Park offers experiences in two types of worlds. Enjoy the quiet and solitude of the Kinnickinnic River Valley and the surrounding countryside and enjoy the many popular water-based recreational pursuits on the St. Croix River. The park is in Wisconsin's western prairie ecological landscape.

The park includes a beautiful sand delta alive with boats and people enjoying the St. Croix River. Swimming, water skiing, sunbathing, and wind surfing are very popular. Boaters wishing to moor overnight are charged a nominal fee and typically spend star-lit evenings around a campfire on the beach.

The valley of the Kinnickinnic River, a cold water trout stream, is a rare sanctuary with majestic white pines and sheer limestone cliffs. In addition to having an excellent brown trout population, the Kinnickinnic valley is a haven for birds and other wildlife. More than 140 species of birds frequent the valley during the migrating season. Have your camera ready to capture that deer sneaking up the valley, painted turtle slipping off his log, or even a mink searching for food along the banks of the river.

At the tops of the bluffs, the upland portion of the park offers still more enjoyment. Unwooded portions of the park are being restored to prairie plants which flourished before white settlers came with their horses and plows. The park has 1,242 acres and is composed of a wide diversity of plant and animal life.

The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Aaron Mason, manager of Kinnickinnic State Park. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 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 the Wisconsin DNR website.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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