Leopold Legacy: August
In Wisconsin, United States
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This cache is a part of the “Leopold Legacy” set. The Leopold Legacy set is a series of twelve caches all placed in Dane County Parks. Each one of these caches has a quote representing one month of Aldo Leopold’s The Sand County Almanac. At each of the sites you will find something relating to the quote at or near the geocache. Aldo Leopold was a famous Ecologist from Wisconsin, and The Sand County Almanac is his most famous book. It is a collection of short stories related to each month of the year. I decided to make this series to bring geocachers to some of the Dane County parks, and to give them a sample of some of Aldo Leopold’s writing.
This cache has been authorized and the proper permit was issued by Dick Black, Dane County Parks on July 16, 2004. I would like to acknowledge Wayne Pauly, the naturalist at Dane County Parks, for his assistance in my project.
“But this, we now remembered, was a stream of parts. High up near the headwaters we had once seen a fork, narrow, deep, and fed by cold springs that gurgled out under its close-hemmed walls of alder. What would a self-respecting trout do in such weather? Just what we did: go up.”
Parking is at coordinates N 42º 57.654’ W 089º 40.528. This cache is at Donald Park. Simply go to the coordinates, and follow the trail to a trout stream. The cache is in the northern area of the park, but you may also want to visit the southern section. In the northern areas the park has lots of prairie restoration, and in the southern half it is hardwood forests. The cache is just on the other side of an old bridge. The cache is a brown ammo box. Inside I have placed a few carabineers, some small dream-catchers made by me, and some small packets of seeds for pale purple coneflower, a threatened species in Wisconsin.
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Last Updated: on 9/23/2014 5:56:17 AM Pacific Daylight Time (12:56 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum