Ursa Minor - Anwar al Farkadain
In Wisconsin, United States
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This is one of seven caches along Little Bear Creek which pay homage to the Little Dipper, an asterism which makes up part of Ursa Minor, or the Little Bear. Strongly recommend downloading a property map from the Mead Wildlife Area web site (link above).
Anwar al Farkadain is the name of the bottom star on the handle end of the Little Dipper's cup. The name is Arabic for "brighter of the two calves." Technically not a constellation, the Little Dipper is a star group (asterism) that makes up the back and tail of the constellation Ursa Minor, also known as "The Little Bear". This cache is located near Little Bear Creek. Depending on the time of year, be prepared for wet conditions. I can't promise that your feet will stay dry. Cache is a small, hexagonal plastic jar, covered with camouflage tape. The cache has a log, pencil, and room for some small trade items.
The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to the Mead Wildlife Conservation Land Manager of the Wisconsin DNR. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at www.wi-geocaching.com/hiding Please obey all rules and policies of Mead Wildlife Area, particularly in respect to wildlife refuge areas. Refuges are closed from September 1 through December 10. None of these caches are located within wildlife refuges, nor do they require travel through a refuge. Motorized boats are not allowed, except on Little Eau Pleine River. Dogs must be kept on leash between April 15 and July 31. Please practice Cache-In, Trash-Out. This area is open to hunting, so please take proper precautions during hunting seasons and be respectful of other users.
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Last Updated: on 5/17/2013 5:54:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time (12:54 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum