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Traditional Geocache

Old Townline Lake Beach

A cache by densspot
Hidden : 9/12/2012
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

You are looking for a pill bottle with a log and small pencil. There may be room for small geocoins. Winter friendly if you don't mind walking a little ways in the snow. FTF gets a 1901 Liberty Nickel, a 1901 Indian Head penny and a 1935 Indian Head Nickel.

This cache is located near where the Townline Lake swimming beach was once maintained by the Oneida County Forestry and Parks Department. I remember taking our boys there to wade in the water and to play in the sand in the 1970s and 1980s. Although the beach area and the wooded area, where the cache is hidden, is still owned by Oneida County, the beach area is no longer maintained for swimming.

The swimming beach was closed in 2010. Several factors went into the decision to close the beach but based on a conversation I had with the Director of Forestry and Parks, I believe all of the factors relate to the presence of a species of aquatic vegetation known as purple bladderwort.

Purple bladderwort has no roots and can be found free-floating at and below the surface of a few quiet Wisconsin Lakes. When the wind was blowing just right the plants moved into the beach area and became a nuisance for swimmers. Because the species is native to Wisconsin and is highly valuable in the ecological balance of Townline Lake, chemical treatment of the plant has been discouraged.

Returning to this quiet area now does bring back pleasant memories of times when the beach was full of kids, their parents and other adults.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jbbqcrpxref qvq abg znxr guvf fcnpr.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 5/29/2014 6:24:42 PM Pacific Daylight Time (1:24 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum