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Traditional Geocache

Rock Island: WGA State Park Series

A cache by DCexplorer
Hidden : 6/13/2014
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Part of the Wisconsin State Park series of geocaches.


Welcome to "The End of Wisconsin." If you look at a map of Wisconsin, It's pretty easy to find northernmost point in the state, as well as the eastern and western points. (The southern point is a little harder to discern) This spot, right near this cache, is the easternmost point in Wisconsin, and standing here, you will become the easternmost person in Wisconsin, at least on dry land.*

This cache was originally near the lighthouse, and was one of the state's oldest geocaches, originally hidden in 2001, but it was retired at the request of Randall Holm, DNR Park Ranger, due to it being located in a State Natural Area. Upon discussion with him, it was agreed that the cache could be relocated to a different spot in the park. In honor of this ancient cache, the original cache log book, dating all the way back 13 years, remains as the log book. Back then, people actually wrote paragraphs for log entries! This cache is located relatively close to some backpacking camping sites, so please be courteous and respectable of campers and other island guests. You do NOT need to, nor should you, tramp through someone's campsite to find this cache. It can be approached from different directions.

* There actually is a tiny spit of land, Fish Island, east of Rock Island, that at one time held a cache, but is not always above water. It's not really accessible by ordinary people.

The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Randall Holm 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

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Last Updated: on 10/20/2014 7:55:31 PM Pacific Daylight Time (2:55 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum