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7 Souvenirs of August

Multi-cache

Mr. Larrabee's Ghost (Night Cache)

A cache by kent1915
Hidden : 5/5/2005
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is intended to be found at night. Rating reflects night cache. DO NOT HUNT THIS CACHE ALONE. There is some bushwhacking required to get to cache. *** County Park, open until 11:00 PM ***

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HOUSEKEEPING STUFF BEFORE YOU START... Coordinates are for parking area. Once you get there, turn lights off to gain your night vision. While looking at the picnic pavilion from the parking lot, go to your right. As you adjust, shine your light around to find the first marker at the trailhead to lead you to the cache. Markers are white-ish dots that will reflect light. When you get to the area near the cache (past the bridge), the markers will be two dots together. Three marker reflectors in a line means you have gone too far. Cache is glow in the dark, and will need charging. However, cache is also partially under cover. Proceed accordingly. Mark waypoint for your return to your vehicle when over. Special equipment needed includes flashlight (brighter is not necessarily better...) and 2 way radios if you have them. THE STORY... At the early part of the 20th century the University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire was called the Eau Claire State Normal School, a college that prepared teachers. It had broad survey courses to prepare teachers to teach all content areas. There was a student, a young man, named Jacob Larrabee who went to this area before it was a park to collect plant and insect samples from this area for his biology course. This area was land used for hunting, fishing, etc, before improvements were made and it was taken over as a park. Mr. Larrabee, as legend goes, while climbing up a hill to collect a sample, lost his balance and fell, breaking his hip in the process. Poor Mr. Larrabee ended up dying of exposure in what is now this park never being able to say goodbye to his family. His restless spirit has been roaming these woods trying to find his way back for the last 80+ years. Many park visitors coming here at night have heard the faint groans and seen a glowing mist, the ghost of poor Mr. Larrabee trying to get help and trying to get home. Perhaps you will too…

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Last Updated: on 12/15/2013 1:46:38 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (9:46 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum