Don't Loaf Getting To Sugar Loaf
In Minnesota, United States
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another King Boreas cache (768)
Winona's most prominent land mark is Sugar Loaf. This cache site will give you a great view of the area and compliments other Winona bluff caches such as Garvin Gawk and Ryan's Rest. The cache is located on the city owned land. I was going to make the Sugar Loaf series caches a multi cache, but I was worried that a cache would get stolen since the area is well hiked and biked.
Take Sugar Loaf Road which runs along the east side of Sugar Loaf and take a right onto West Burns Valley Rd. I know of only one parking place in the area and it is at 44 01.566 and 091 37.603 which is the City of Winona Booster Station. Park on the street and be aware of private property. I would take note of the sign that states "Beware of Rattle Snakes" in the spring/summer/fall. Walk up to the water tank and take the trail that runs off to the left and behind the tank. After that it is up the back of the bluff. Once at the top, beware of the steep edges, and I would stay away from them. I also wouldn't climb Sugar Loaf. The trail will take you to the base of the rock. The view is awesome! The hiking trails for all of the Sugar Loaf caches are very well defined. Some of the time you are walking on old Jeep trails and some of the time on well packed dirt/sand trails. THERE IS NO NEED TO LOOK ON THE STEEP SIDE OF THE TRAILS. STAY AWAY FROM THE EDGES. I DON'T WANT SOMEBODY TO GET HURT DOING ONE OF MY CACHES. USE COMMON SENSE!! Please cover the cache as it was since this is a favorite spot for people to come and climb. I wouldn't want to have to climb up there again to replace it! The cache contains the normal odd and ends.
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Last Updated: on 9/12/2014 6:10:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time (1:10 AM GMT)
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