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Traditional Geocache

The Tree in the Middle

A cache by DeerAleMap
Hidden : 12/12/2012
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A tiny walk from the subject of the legend.  Dirt road, well traveled. May be a challenge in the snow but is hard packed and easily traveled in rain.

A smallish container that hides itself among the landscape, won't hold a pencil (BYOP) ... Log book is within a 'scuba tank' within the outside container. Excited to place this cache on 12/12/12! Legend has it that around 1850, while mapping out the counties in Iowa, two surveyors ran out of survey stakes at this particular four-corner spot, looked around and grabbed a branch from a cottonwood tree and stuck it in the ground to mark the spot that the counties come together.  They failed to return and the make-shift stake is still there ... albeit a tad bit larger.  A twist to the story goes: In 1850 a surveyor cut a cottonwood sprout to use as a walking stick, later planting it in the ground to mark a section corner. There are many fun stories around Cass County, this is but one.

BYOP, the FTF will find a Pathtag from Alaska and a Golden dollar for their reward.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

ABG ng gur gerr!

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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50 Logged Visits

Found it 45     Didn't find it 3     Write note 1     Publish Listing 1     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 9/13/2014 4:27:05 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:27 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum