WSQ Sunnyview (Arrg! Compass Cache)
In Wisconsin, United States
Size:  (not chosen)
How Geocaching Works
The cemetery has very limited hours of operation. It is open from May 1st through November 15th. The cache will be disabled over this time period. Hours of operation are from 8am - 1pm 7 days a week.
For more information, Google: 1875 – PARK VIEW HEALTH CENTER– 2005 POTTER'S FIELD
I learned how to fly radio control airplanes south of this cemetery where the horse barn is now located. The field then moved north of the cemetery. The shed where the lawn mower was kept is still there. We use to take care of this cemetery when we tended to our field. The county took it back over and now it is a camping area.
This cache will require the use of your compass. I always carry a magnetic compass with me, for the one on my gps is slow and has a mind of its own. Have we gotten away from how to use a compass? You know, keep "red in the shed" and dial in your heading. I created this cache with Little Gamer in mind so she not only learns how to use the Colorado, but a compass, too. The clues will give you the magnetic compass direction and you will end up at a land mark in the cemetery and not in the middle of nowhere. I will give ye the paces. Now off ya git.
This cache is located in Sunnyveiw Cemetery also known as Poor Farm Cemetary and former Potter's Field located off of county road Y East of the Winnebago county fair grounds. Take the road that says Sunnyview Campground. The start of the cache is at the listed coordinates. Planted at the listed coordinates is a small wood cross/ sword. You might need it to retrieve the cache.
Avast ye mates! This is were your journey begins.
The # of trees within the perimeter
(it's an even number)___ X 20 = _ _ _º Take 20 paces Landlubber!
From there: # of blocks top row of flower bed by Sunnyview sign at entrance___ X 20 + 3 = _ _ _º Take 7 paces you swab!
From there: Count ye blocks suroundin ye lady ___X 8 + 14 =____º
Take 16 paces you scallywag!
From there: The number of fingers on the lady, (counting the thumbs),
____ + number waves on the symbol above the Sunnyview Cemetery words on the sign ______ X 10 = ____º
Take 29 paces you Scurvey Dogs!
Yer almost there. Here be the jack to yer dungbie ye be needn. This be the hardest part.
Total number of spikes on both gates ____X 48 + number of wings on ye lady ____ = _____. Take this number and subtract it from the approximate year the cemetery opened. (It is on the sign.) It will look like this:
Year open_____ - (gate spikes X 48) + wings) = ____º
Paces____ = total number of spikes ___+ months the cemetery is open_____.
Alright you Squiffy, now find the cache! Remember ye sword!
Like any WSQ, if there is a service going on, then be respectful and come back later, but since the last person buried here was around May of 1906, then it should not be a problem.
Permission for this cache is on file with the Winnebago County Parks Department. I don't put pens or pencils in any of my caches, so please bring your own.
FTFers need to observe cemetery hours for credit or ye post will be force to dance the hempen jig and then we throw ye post overboard. ARRRRG! This cache is to celebrate the 900 cache find for Gamers Gone Caching. Man overboard!
By the way, the sword isn't needed to complete the cache.
Congratulations to ToyotaRyan for the FTF. Toyota is the way to go. The gamers own two:)
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Last Updated: on 5/9/2013 1:18:47 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:18 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum