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EarthCache

Wisconsin's Highest Point

A cache by woodcarverdan
Hidden : 6/7/2012
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

This is an Earth Cache.

The listed coordinates will take you to a Benchmark
marking the Highest elevation in the entire state of Wisconsin!


Timms Hill County Park is home to Wisconsin's Highest Point.

Timms Hill County Park is located in the southeast portion of Price County and consists of mostly forested land, with 2 lakes, Timms Lake to the north and Bass Lake to the south. The park contains numerous hiking trails, including part of the Ice Age Trail, 1 of only 8 National Scenic trails in the US.



At 1,951.5 feet above sea level, Timms Hill is the high point for the state of Wisconsin, which ranks as the 39th state in order of elevation.

Timms Hill is located in the north central part of the state, near the small town of Ogema, WI. It is the only state highpoint located within a county park.

There's a lookout tower guarding the summit. The wooden tower is about 15 meters high and easily climbed via stairs for great views looking to the north, south and east. There's a geological survey marker located under the steel tower right next to the wooden tower.

Geological Feature's.

Timms Hill County Park is located near where the great glaciers that covered much of the northern United States stopped. This area is known as the terminal moraine.

More than 10,000 years ago, the great glaciers, sheets of ice over a mile thick, covered much of the northern United States. As they were forming, the slow-moving glaciers ground bedrock into fine powder and transformed a rough terrain into rolling plains. The ice stopped short of southwestern Wisconsin, leaving that part
of the state to be known as the “Driftless Area”.

Defination of Moraine: Jumbled hills of unsorted, unstratified glacial debris found at the sides or front of a glacier.

These terrain features are most visible near what was the edge of the glaciers, known as the terminal moraine. This is the boundary where the glaciers stopped and began melting.


Park Information:

There's a lot of history here at the park, hours are 7:30 am to Dusk. There is a Shelter, Restrooms, and Trails. The hike from the parking area to the summit is 300 yards, always practice Leave no Trace, only take Memories. Stay on the established trails, prevent erosion.

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To Log this Earthcache e-mail me the answers to the following questions:(Please do not include the answers with your log)


WoodCarverDan

1) What do you think is the geological feature in this area that helped make this Wisconsin's Highest Point?
2) How many feet of elevation do you gain from the parking area to the summit.
3) What year is stamped into the Benchmark at GZ
Bonus Question How many steps to the top of the wooden tower?

A Picture of you at Timms Hill Park
would be appreciated but Not Required!


The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to 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: Click Here


A very special friend of mine sent me a picture of the fall colors from Timm’s Hill!

I feel that the picture just amplifies the beauty of Timm’s Hill!


(Picture subbmitted by EagleBear3006)


This Earthcache created by
WoodCarverDan

I am a proud

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