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This cache is south of the swimming area in the area reserved for dogs and crazy geocachers. I spoke with at least three of the lifeguards and ensured that they knew the cache existed. They assured me that it was okay for folks to "swim" outside of the roped off areas.
No parking between 10pm and 6am. The lifeguards are on duty Monday through Sunday from noon to 8pm (during the "swimming season").
When retrieving and signing the cache, PLEASE wear something on your feet. Expect the swag and the log to be wet (even if you place them in ziplock baggies). I have included extra sharpie markers with which you can sign the vellum log. Please be cautious if you place a travel bug or a coin in the cache as the next finder may discover a rusy lump with an engraved number!
Cache owner is NOT responsible for GPS'ers that fall in the water, stubbed toes, or that lovely pond smell you may come away with. Do NOT attempt this cache on your lunch hour!!
Keep in mind that the water quality is not "good"!
Oh, and you probably won't have to worry too much about muggles. When we placed the cache, we invited someone over to take a look, and they said "no thanks!" Be sure to bring your family for a swim--it's an awesome lake with very attentive lifeguards. Have your spouse watch the kids, take a little side trip, swim a little in the "approved" swimming area, and enjoy the rest of your day!
This cache is a requirement for sparkyfry's "Golden Valley Challenge" - GC1AXY5.
See http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/downtown/wirth.html for a PDF of the lake map!
Location: Minneapolis, Wirth Park, Highway 55 and Wirth Parkway.
Species available: Bluegill, Black crappie, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Walleye.
Wheelchair access: Excellent. The lake has a good fishing pier.
MTC bus: Route 9 goes right past the lake.
Park entrance fee: No.
Other activities: Swimming Beach, Walking Path.
Fishing pier: Yes.
Recent fish stocking: Walleye fry Spring 2007.
Comments: This lake is near many inner-city neighborhoods and is stocked with catchable size bluegill. You can catch many of these species from the pier on the east side of the lake or from the shoreline just north of the fishing pier. --from http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/downtown/wirth.html
"Wirth Lake is in the 759-acre Theodore Wirth Park, the largest regional park in the system. The lake has a beach and fishing pier and boat launch. Paths for walking and biking, volleyball courts, playground and picnic facilities make this lake a popular family choice.
Wirth has an excellent aesthetics rating and good water clarity but has aquatic plant growth. The lake is great for swimming because it has extremely low E. coli numbers at the beach."
--per http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=919 Directions to access: 1.25 miles east of Highway 100, on County Road 40 (Glenwood Avenue).
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum