Park at the small parking lot behind the stores of the nearby strip mall and take the portage path down to Cliff Lake. The cache isn't too far from this point. The portage path was constructed by an Eagle Scout as a service project needed to earn the Eagle rank.
This cache is part of the "Cache to Eagle" series highlighting service projects conducted by Eagle Scout candidates. This series highligts Eagle Scout service projects in Chief Black Dog District of Northern Star Council, BSA. The Chief Black Dog District includes scout troops in the communities of Apple Valley, Eagan, and Burnsville. This particular Eagle Scout service project was conducted in the late sping of 2009 by a Boy Scout from Troop 510. The project involved assemblng and directing a work crew which removed trees and buckthorn under direction of the city of Eagan to form a portage path. The portage path was completed by hauling and spreading wood chips onto the path. The project took over 100 hours to complete. The City of Eagan agreed to conduct annual upkeep, which includes placing new chips on the path. As a result of this project, people can now easily portage a canoe from a nearby parking lot situated behind the stores of a strip mall to Cliff Lake.
Each of the twelve "Cache to Eagle" series caches for the Chief Black Dog District have a designated code word associated with the cache. Generally, the code word will be within the cache (such as written or taped to the lid). The code word is one of the twelve points of the Scout Law.
Look for more of these caches that were placed to celebrate the 100th Anniversary (1910-2010) of the Boy Scouts of America!