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Mystery Cache

Dark Paths - Wolf Howl

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Hidden : 7/20/2013
In Wisconsin, United States
2.5 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Wolves howl in the darkness and during this hike you might be able to hear howls echoing through the Fourmile Creek valley. 



This is a night cache, meant to be tackled after sunset with a flashlight or headlamp. A trail in the daylight can be more difficult in the dark, and being in the forest at night can be a different experience --the trail may be uneven, grass may be tall, mosquitoes may be thick, wood & deer ticks are common in the warm months, and there may be many unfamiliar sounds in the darkness.  

Parking (see additional waypoints) is alongside a paved road without much traffic. There are also additional waypoints to help guide you to the starting point, leading you through an old orchard on Wisconsin DNR property... ATVs are not allowed. The cache is winter-friendly and snowshoeing or skiing on the trail will facilitate the walk, just be sure to watch for snowmobilers.

Please be prepared for a night walk in the forest and plan accordingly. The walk is about 1-mile round-trip with some elevation changes. For maximum fun and safety, bring a buddy with.

Keep following the trail once you reach the starting coordinates. If you don't have your flashlight out yet, start scanning the sides of the trail as you walk, watching for the first reflective markers.

The reflective markers are fire tacks in tree trunks, much smaller than the larger reflectors that typically mark a snowmobile trail.

Once you see an eye starring back at you, you will have found the path to the final location. From the eye, look to your left to find a side path. There several fire tacks along the side path. You will know you are at the final when you see three reflectors in a row on one tree. The cache and logbook are only a few feet away from this tree.

The logbook must be signed, otherwise there is no proof of your success.


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The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Jeff Pennucci 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:

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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12 Logged Visits

Found it 5     Didn't find it 2     Write note 3     Publish Listing 1     Update Coordinates 1     

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Last Updated: on 2/11/2017 8:41:50 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (4:41 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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