Traditional Geocache

Great Western RR Outcrop

A cache by Papa Swede Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/06/2012
In Illinois, United States
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Between the former tracks of two railroads (Chicago Great Western and Chicago Aurora & Elgin) lies the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie -- from Spring Road to Salt Creek (toward the west).

The Shooting Star Trail guide and map pamphlet is available at Spring Road. This is a self guided tour of representative prairie plants, preserved and maintained for your education and enjoyment, located within the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie. The Shooting Star, by the way, is a unique prairie flower that bears a likeness to a firework's display as it arcs and explodes in the sky.

Look around for evidence of the old rail lines. You should see the raised track beds with the prairie in the valley between the trails.


This should be easier after I swapped out the micro for a larger container.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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