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Launch Marguerite

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Hidden : 09/01/2009
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Remote location, desert terrain in a river gorge, The site can be accessed by raft, canoe, motorcycle, atv or Jeep-type 4WD. Rafting is through Labyrinth Canyon of the Green River. Multiple day trip. Jeep or ATV access down Spring Canyon, a side canyon of the Green River, day trip. A 100-year old inscription in 3' high letters says "Launch Marguerite 9/1/1909" with a list of Wimmers and Tanners. The cache was placed by decendants of T.G.Wimmer.

Remote location, desert terrain in a river gorge, The site can be accessed by raft, canoe, motorcycle, atv or Jeep-type 4WD. Rafting is through Labyrinth Canyon of the Green River. Put in at Green River or at Ruby Ranch. Multiple day trip. Take out at Mineral Bottom. Jeep or ATV access down Spring Canyon, a side canyon of the Green River, day trip. Access is from Highway 313, which is the road to the N. entrance, Canyonlands National Park. ATV or motorcycle access is fairly easy, Jeeps have to negotiate over boulder piles. Once in the vicinity, look about halfway up the canyon wall above the road. A 100-year old inscription in 3' high letters says "Launch Marguerite 9/1/1909" with a list of Wimmers and Tanners. The cache was placed by decendants of T.G.Wimmer, he owned the "Launch Marguerite" (a wooden paddle wheel boat).
Green metal Ammo can, in a rock pile under the inscription. The contents include:
1. two sheets of signatures; family and friends who journeyed to the site for the Wimmer Family Reunion. One group jeeped in on August 30, another group rafted the river from the Ruby Ranch and met a smaller group of jeepers on 9/1/2009. 2. A photo of T.G. Wimmer and a few of his contemporaries. 3. A log book which once belonged to his grandson Pat Wimmer. (Please sign in and leave us a note.)
4. A nametag from the Reunion "Julie Leigh". (Note: I plan to add a family tree and a photo from the reunion at a later date.)
Items to trade:
1. A fortune cookie fortune
2. Sea shells from Kodiak Island, AK
3. Small Carabiner
4. McDonald's fork
5. First Aid Kit from Allen Memorial Hospital (in Moab, it is soon to be replaced with a different hospital)
6. Fish hook hat pin
7. two "forever" stamps
8. A raspberry lemonade packet
9 Sticks of gum.
10. Old fashioned sewing kit

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