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Horicon Marsh Parkway Cache

A cache by Team Investigators
Hidden : 11/25/2002
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


THE PHYSICAL CACHE IS NOT LOCATED WITHIN THE FEDERAL BOUNDARIES OF THE MARSH

This is a 5 location multi stop cache. The stops encircle the marsh with great views. It may take you a few hours to complete this cache!

The Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. Located in southeast Wisconsin, this vast wetland is only one hour drive from Milwaukee and Madison. While this marsh in renown for its migrant flocks of Canada geese, it is also home to more than 260 kinds of birds which have been sighted over the years.
Horicon is a migratory stop-over for the geese. Each fall, in October and November, tens of thousands of Canada geese leave their Canadian breeding grounds and head for Horicon Marsh where they stop for several weeks. In spring, they are on the marsh from late February or early March until mid-April. The marsh is a staging area that provides important spring food which will fuel their journey north and supply the energy for reproduction. Over the years, their average departure date from the marsh has been around April 21. It is the increasing daylight hours which stimulate the spring migration. From here, they migrate to their northerly breeding grounds, near Hudson Bay. They arrive on their breeding grounds around the end of April or beginning of May and begin to nest as soon as melting snow makes nesting sites available.

Find the clues and enter the values for the coordinates given

LOCATION #1: N43 27.852 W088 37.409
Locate the sign describing the area. Question: How many interpretative signs are there?
A= The 2nd digit of the answer
B= The 1st digit of the answer
Caution: it is about 10 mi to the next location!

LOCATION #2: N43 3A.170 W088 37.B54
Locate the Memorial Plaque. Question: When was the hiking area dedicated?
C= The 2nd last digit of the year

LOCATION #3: N43 37.C8C W088 38.7BB
Locate the sign. Question: How many total acres make up the marsh?
D= The 1st digit of the number of the acres
E= The 2nd digit of the number of acres

LOCATION #4 N4D DE.EE0 W088 4E.BC4
Locate the sign. Question: Where should violations be reported?
F= The 2nd digit of the number
G= The 3rd digit of the number

LOCATION #5
THE FINAL CACHE IS LOCATED AT: N4D DG.FEC WGFF 4B.DAG

Take some time and explore the areas where the coordinates are located!

The cache is an ammo can that is painted camouflage. The cache's original contents:
• Golf Ball
• PS2 Mouse
• 1 Roll of 35mm Film
• Blank CDR
• 7’ Telephone cord
• Nylon Strap
• Plastic Shoe Horn
• Plastic extension Cord Holder

There is a notebook in the cache. Please sign in. Have fun!

PLEASE DO NOT PUT FOOD LIKE GUM, CANDY, ECT. INSIDE THE CACHE.

Bob & Danielle - Team Investigators

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Guvf pnpur vf va n cvyr bs ebpxf arne gur onfr bs n 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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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 10/31/2014 8:10:50 AM Pacific Daylight Time (3:10 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum