Hill of the Dead : Trail of the serpent
In Wisconsin, United States
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Cache is a camo match container.
This cache is one of a series called "The trail of the serpent" based loosely on a book of the same title written in 1973 by Robert E. Gard and Elaine Reetz. All of these caches will be located along the Fox river from it's source south of Kingston to the mouth of the Fox River in Green Bay. As the infant Fox runs northeast from the Portage, it glides and twists through fertile meadows, broadens into small lakes until it finds itself in the broad sweep of Lake Winnebago. Lake Winnebago acts as the dam for the lower Fox which continues on to Green Bay in a wide flood, tumbling over chutes now made into dams, becoming one big scene of power development for the growth of its towns. "For us," said a famous Indian, "This river was a path. For our white brethren, to whom we sold it, it is a power." Loise Phelps Kellogg This was one of the locations for a "Hill of the dead" There is also one on Big Lake Butte des Morts west of Oshkosh but I have never been able to locate it exactly. In both cases the "dead" were the Fox Indians who were determined to chase the explorers out of their territory or extract a toll to pass through. In this case it is said that when the railroad came through and cut through the mound of dead that bones were scattered for several miles down the tracks. I suspect that the location of the cache is close to where the hill of the dead was, it might be interesting to do this one at night to see if there are any spirits around.
Last Updated: on 12/2/2013 1:58:18 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (9:58 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum