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Traditional Geocache

Mountain Bay meets the Great Divide

A cache by Bea 'n Bapa K
Hidden : 7/10/2006
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is hidden along the Mountain Bay Trail near its intersection with the boundary between the Great Lakes watershed and the Mississippi River watershed.

OK, so it's not THE Great Divide but it is a significant geological and hydrological feature. As with the Great Divide, waters to the east and west flow through different watersheds. Waters to the west of this location are in the Mississippi River Basin and flow into the Gulf of Mexico via the Plover, Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. Waters to the east are in the Great Lakes Basin and ultimately flow into the Atlantic Ocean via the Embarrass, Wolf and Fox rivers, the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

Unfortunately, this Great Divide does not offer the same scenic views that its better known cousin offers. It isn't even the highest point along the Mountain Bay Trail. But it still has its own special qualities.

It's a nice bike ride or a decent walk along the trail from Hatley (~2.3 mi) or Norrie (1.5 mi). There are no other public access points. If coming from Hatley you will cross the longest bridge on the trail over one of the areas high swamps. The trip from Norrie is a little shorter and offers a wonderful lake.

Be careful not to bushwhack too far from the trail as the land outside the trail right-of-way is private and clearly posted. Please rehide the cache in the same manner that you found it so subsequent cachers can have the same challenge. Happy caching!

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Last Updated: on 7/18/2014 6:24:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time (1:24 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum