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This cache has been archived.

IowaAdmin: I received this email about this cache from the park ranger:

Dear Administrator,
I recently went thru the Mines of Spain State Recreation Area and pulled the following caches. These caches did not receive permission to places caches. Please archive these caches.
All individuals had been emailed about two months ago in regards to seeking permission. I will be holding the caches until the end of July 2012 if any need to pick them up.
Thank you and please let me know when these are archived.

Wayne Buchholtz/Park Ranger

Note: I asked the ranger to post a "Needs archiving" note on each of the caches in question, but I don't see such log on them. But because this request comes from the IDNR manager, and because he has apparently removed the cache, I'm going to go ahead and archive this cache.


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Allie's Valley

A cache by Allison Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/5/2008
4.5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Not for kids but fun to find. Winding trail along the creek that creates the difficulty. The actual find is a little precarious all by itself but not too high. Decon container.

Bring a pencil or pen.

This cache is occluded by the waters of Catfish Creek when the river level is high. The path is very loose rock in many places so use super caution.

This is Allie's first cache though she is well versed in finding them. Unless you or your companions are sure footed, do not try this cache. Best access is gained by the Catfish Creek Canoe Access. Do not try from above!!!

Part of this challenge is the weakness of GPS signal. I did not have a very good accuracy but it is the best I could offer.

This cache does not require ropes or anything like that but definitely a well placed foot. If you do slip, you will likely only get wet.

If you go past the cache site you will find yourself at another along the tracks of an old place where a plaque once stood.

So in the tradition of the Dubuque caching group the "42/90's" I think this is worth of being considered a challenge.

OK, so it seems that an update is in order. I can't give a better GPS location because it is difficult at best to get a signal there. The route there is some what challenging. Mud and weeds and don't forget the bugs. When you get to the location site stay away from the water. You will need to step up on a ledge to find this one "nested".

During the summer you may need full bug and weeds gear to get here. Find the decon container and you will claim this winning cache.

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