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Traditional Geocache

North by Northwest

A cache by Hotdogs_Off_Trail
Hidden : 6/30/2012
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Take a wonderful hike on the Northwest Trail (2.3 miles IF you follow the whole trail) along the shores of beautiful Mirror Lake. 

The title is from one of our favorite Hitchcock films, and we thought it fit here with the name of the trail.


Mirror Lake is a 137 acre lake formed by the damming of Dell Creek. The dam is one of the oldest man-made dams in the State of Wisconsin.

This cache will treat you to a view of a narrow river-like waterway within a tall sandstone cliff-sided gorge. This gorge was formed by melting glacier waters carving through the soft Cambrian sandstone left by ancient seas.

As the trail meanders you may see and hear shore and forest birds and animals as well as see some remnants of old lodges, homes, and driveways that predate this rather new (1966) State Park.

Just past the cache is a great view of the lake from the bluff, but take care not to get too close as the leaves could be slippery. Please hide carefully so as not to be found by passers-by. Thanks.

The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Rebecca Green 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

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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