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Traditional Geocache

Old School | Slip, Slide & Away

A cache by seldom|seen adopted by Jomusky Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/2/2009
In Wisconsin, United States
3 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Those of us born of generation X or before remember the days when getting on a sea-saw meant being thrust 6 feet in the air and landing hard on our nether regions. When jumping off a swing at apex could get you airborne for a couple seconds. When taking a ride down a metal slide on a hot summer day could result in one hell-of-a combo contact and friction burn.

As we all know, those days are rapidly drawing to a close... slipping inexorably into the past as our playgrounds go the way of multicolor-soft-cornered-neon, super-safe, bounce-your-face-off-recycled-rubber, slip-a-few-feet-down-a-plastic-slide-at-a-snails-pace, and bouncy-see-saw-a-few-inches-from-parallel playscapes.

Few are the slides that make you want to go back up and do it again. They are, like neighborhood grocers, disappearing at a rapid rate.

When I first published this cache, I assumed this slide would succumb to the same fate, but I underestimated the power of local voices stepping in to save this neighborhood relic and the wisdom of the P&R to place their safe rubber stuff around the slide, but keep the slide itself intact.

If ALR's were still allowed you'd have to snap a pic coming down the slide!

Park hours are between 7:00am to 10:00pm

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



191 Logged Visits

Found it 124     Didn't find it 28     Write note 19     Temporarily Disable Listing 4     Enable Listing 4     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 4     Owner Maintenance 6     Update Coordinates 1     

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Last Updated: on 9/16/2017 6:47:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time (1:47 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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