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Traditional Geocache

Scaling the Donald

A cache by MonKeyHunter Crew Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/08/2007
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

PLEASE FIND THE TRAIL INTO THE WOODS, STAYING ON THIS TRAIL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE WILL HELP PREVENT EROSION AND HELP PRESERVE THIS SITE FOR ALL TO ENJOY.

To complete this cache you will be required to do some relatively difficult rock climbing. REMEMBER: COMING DOWN IS USUALLY HARDER THAN GOING UP. No climbing equipment was used in placing this cache, none is needed for it's retrieval. PLEASE complete Dane County Mountain Climbing before attempting this cache, consider it a prerequisite.

Donald Rock and the other local rock formations are between 20 and 30,000 years old. This area was not affected by the glacier and over time these outcrops were formed by many years of wind and water erosion. Please respect them and this area so that others now, and in the distant future will be able to enjoy these wonderful landmarks.

This area used to be a part of the Donald Farm, and was donated many years ago to the state for all to enjoy. It was at first a wayside where families could stop and picnic and explore, however, due to vandalism the wayside had to be closed. Since that time it has seemingly become a lost treasure of Mount Vernon. (one of many) A NO PARKING ANYTIME sign is still posted on the side of the road so you will need to park at POP'S KNOLL (Donald Park) and walk over to Town Hall Road and approach near the No Parking sign.USE THE TRAIL INTO THE WOODS

This is NOT a cache for beginners, and I highly recommend bringing a friend to spot your climb and decent.

With all that said, the view from on top is FABULOUS!! You'll love it.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Nccebnpu vf rirelguvat! Fgnl ba genvy!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

 

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Last Updated: on 08/15/2016 09:35:46 Pacific Daylight Time (16:35 GMT)
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