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Traditional Geocache

C.D. Coppock Park

A cache by Sidetrax2
Hidden : 7/19/2014
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:

Small cache in a little used Marshall County Park.


C.D. Coppock Park

This 9.11 acres park was donated to Marshall County Conservation in 1964 by the Coppock family in memory of C.D. Coppock.  Located on the old Highway 30 and now the new Highway 30 the park was originally utilized as a roadside park.   There was a deer impoundment and picnic tables, but over time vandals and windstorms have damaged the area.  As use of the park has lessened, the area has been slowly returning to Oak timber.  This parcel of land is ideal for mushroom hunting and wild flower viewing.  Additionally the park provides a great resting location for warblers and other migrating birds in the spring and fall.

Years ago Merlyn of Camelot had placed a cache here, but that has long since been archived, after strong winds did a lot of damage to the park.  This looked like a great opportunity to place a higher difficulty cache for those who like challenges.  However, after surveying the amount of poison ivy in parts of the park, we decided not to subject ourselves or other cachers to that hazard.   We have opted instead to place a much easier cache, almost a park and grab, in an area not beset with poison ivy.  It should make for a pretty quick find and a chance to renew a former cache area. 

Please replace the geoflage so as to retain the integrity of the cache, as during certain times of the year, this park does have some activity. Mosquito spray highly recommended in the summer months. Container large enough for some small trinkets.  Although there was a pencil put in the original cache, you may still need to bring one along just in case.

Permission to place this cache was obtained from the Marshall County Conservation Board.

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 8/30/2014 9:24:54 AM Pacific Daylight Time (4:24 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum