Tribute to Scandinavia - Finland
In Iowa, United States
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This cache is one of five caches placed by Team Schnauzer as a tribute to the nations of Scandinavia. Most of these caches will be pretty simple, but some of them may require more work than others. We hope that you enjoy your trip down the backroads of Story County!
Of the five nations that make up Scandinavia, Finland is probably the most unique geographically and culturally. Finland is made up of thousands and thousands of tiny glacial lakes (similar to what one would find in Minnesota or Wisconsin) and is the most densely populated of all the countries. The language spoken in Finland is not similar to any of the other languages of the other countries (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic are all "Germanic" languages while Finish is part of a family of languages categorized as Finno-Ugric, similar to Hungarian and Mongolian).
There are some typical Finnish stereotypes. Finns love to sit in saunas, jump into the snow and then beat themselves with birch branches. Finns eat nothing but fish and soup. Finland is a country covered entirely by snow, trees and reindeer. Everything in Finland is white. Every Finn drives a Saab. Though some of these are true of Finns, many people don't realize how friendly and culturally-rich these people are. Finns are friendly, have a great sense of humor, love their families, love life and love nature. They were also voted as some of the happiest people on earth.
This geocache is located just outside of the Skunk River Flats WMA (Story County Conservation). You can park in that lot and walk over to GZ. Please be cautious of hunters in the spring and fall. You're looking for a bison tube here. Shouldn't be anything too tricky.
To find out more about Finland, please visit this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland
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Last Updated: on 6/3/2013 12:34:12 AM Pacific Daylight Time (7:34 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum