In order to complete this fun little multi cache you will need to do a couple of things:
First you need to find the California / Wisconsin Exchange cache at the coordinates listed above. Inside the cache you will find some information that will be helpful to complete your mission (DO NOT POST THIS INFORMATION. If you do your log will be deleted).
Next you need to contact ANY geocacher who has found coordinates to the Wisconsin / California Exchange Stage 1 in California. You can do this a few ways. You can look to see who has found the cache in California (GC398Y3) and contact that cacher, you may post a note for assistance on the Wisconsin / California Exchange page, or you can visit the site yourself.
Once you have made contact you can now exchange the information found in the cache with your new found geocaching buddy.
Finally, you need to find the final cache. Here is the fun part. Once you find the final cache please include the name of the California cacher in the physical log who assisted you on this journey. In addition, please add the name of the California geocacher in your online log.
Photos of yourself finding the cache would be a nice touch so your west coast counterpart can put a face to a name however, this is not a requirement.
Oh I know in the beginning we said that this was about those cachers and friends you meet along the way and not about the numbers; well, since you have followed all of our requests and your west coast counterpart has done the same (both of your names are in the logs) you get to log that cache too.
Inside the cache, hopefully you will find California trinkets and treasures. My partners and trail boss for Wisconsin are Trekkin’ and Birdin’. Between them and I we will try to keep this cache stocked with such items.
As always… Enjoy your journey.
Some facts and tidbits about California:
Elevations run from 14,495 feet at the peak of Mount Whitney to 282 feet below sea level at Death Valley;
California has 58 counties ranging from the smallest in the country to the largest;
California produces more than 17 million gallons of wine each year;
One out of every eight United States residents lives in California;
Totaling nearly three million acres, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the country;
The state motto is Eureka! a Greek word translated "I have found it!" The motto was adopted in 1849 and alludes to the discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada;
On September 9, 1850 became the 31st state in the union;
If California's economic size were measured by itself to other countries, it would rank the 7th largest economy in the world;
Capital – Sacramento
Governor – Jerry Brown, Jr.
Population – 37.3 Million (Estimate as of 2010 census)
Tree – Sequoia sempervirens AKA – California Redwood
Flower – Eschsholtzia californica AKA - California Poppy
Bird – Lophortyx californica AKA – California Valley Quail
Animal – Ursus californicus AKA – California Grizzly Bear
State Rock (for you Mc5) – Serpentine
Dance (thanks TeamBnE) - West Coast Swing
Thank you Trekkin’ and Birdin’ for teaming up with me and putting this cache together
As always, enjoy.