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"By Itself Alone" Cache

A cache by Hotdogs_Off_Trail Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/6/2011
In Wisconsin, United States
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A wonderful hike through one of Mirror Lake's small sandstone cliff canyons.

The calm waters of Mirror Lake reflect a wooded shoreline with sandstone cliffs up to 50 feet high. With 2200 acres and over 28 miles of trails, and a beautiful campground, this Park is a respite from the hub-bub of the Wisconsin Dells area.

In the Winnebago/Ho-Chunk language Ishnala means "By Itself Alone". We felt this is the perfect name for this cache located just off the Ishnala Trail. We have hiked this area for many years as an overgrown abandoned "duck" trail. It has recently been re-developed by the DNR, with a magnificent bridge spanning the canyon and leading to the Ishnala Trail.

PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL until you get close to the cache area. There are steep canyon cliffs nearby, and bushwhacking would be detrimental to this beautiful, fragile area...and DANGEROUS!!

The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Paul Zajackowski of the Wisconsin DNR. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at:

A valid vehicle park sticker is required at all times. NOTE: This cache is located near a groomed cross country ski trail in the winter, and NO HIKING or snowshoeing is allowed on the groomed trails. Sorry for this inconvenience.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Spoiler Hint] Abegu bs gur fznyy perrx, onfr bs oyhss, oruvaq na byq ybt.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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