THE "G" MEN 101 TRAINING
In Iowa, United States
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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY!!
PLEASE MAKE SURE THE CACHES ARE CLOSED TIGHT!
This is not a power trail! This is 164 caches spread over 26 miles and filling your Fizzy grid TWICE. If this is not your kinda thing please put it in your ignore list.
Crime is running rampant in the area. Not random crime, but a tightly interwoven syndicate dominated by three families - Amato, Galichio and Delveccio. They have begun to influence local business, private citizens, and possibly local law enforcement.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to hunt down the key members of the crime families and take out the Syndicate.
You cannot just capture, arrest and convict the Boss. Another boss will take his place. There is no "head" to cut off. You must capture all of the crime family members to stop organized crime in the area once and for all. The current Agency plan is to track down the soldiers of each family. Lower in status, they will surely crack under the pressure of interogation and reveal secrets to other family members that are higher in the organization. Once the soldiers and capos have been run down, it will just be a matter of time before the enforcers are captured, followed by each of the bosses.
This is not an easy assignment. But, with an unbending will, and perseverence, you will succeed, break the grip of this Syndicate and free this area from the influence of organized crime.
Good luck. Destroy this message after reading...
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****There is a trail fee please pay it; it's cheap for a day of fun and helps maintain this wonderful trail.****
||smooth, compacted crushed limestone ideal for bicycling
||1 percent maximum (1 foot rise for 100 feet traveled)
||$2.10 per day or $10.25 per year for persons aged 12 through 62, $5.50 per year for persons 63 and older, family pass $25.50.
||Sold by area sports and bicycle stores, businesses adjacent to trail, and self-registration tubes located at the trail parking lots.
||Snowmobiling from Dubuque to Dyersville, minimum of 4" of snow required. X-Country skiing from Dubuque to Dyersville.
||Major interpretive area overlooks eastern trailhead.
||No horses, motorized vehicles, fires, camping, unleashed dogs, or use after 10:30 p.m. Additional Dubuque County Conservation Board rules apply to the trail. Trail hours are sunrise to sunset year round unless otherwise posted.
Remember to be good ambassadors to nature. We as geocachers have a responsibility to leave it as we found it, so others may in enjoy nature's glory. Always replace the cache the way you found it, so others may enjoy the find.
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Permission was granted to place this cache by: Brian Preston, Executive Director Dubuque County Conservation Board
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Last Updated: on 7/21/2014 1:12:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:12 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum