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Crosswinds Marsh Meanderings - 2017

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Hidden : Saturday, 12 August 2017
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

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Please join the Crosswinds Cache Crew (Stan & Ruth, Hooked on U, and the Seed Spreaders) for Wayne County Park's Hobby Day, and our third annual "Crosswinds Marsh Meanderings" on Saturday, August 12th

"Hobby Day is all about trying something new! Whether you are a die hard hobby enthusiast or someone who just wants to try something new, this program is for you! Experts will be on hand to answer questions and help you get started in a new hobby.  Activities include hiking, photography, horseshoes, fishing and more.  Fishing poles and bait are provided for the fishing portion."


The Geocaching Event: will run from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. It will include new "lock & lock" style caches, (including a new series of caches with a 'commemorative collectible' for those that complete the series of twelve), a FTF raffle, Trackables table, bags for CITO and a potluck picnic lunch. (Please bring a dish to pass -- hot dogs provided by your hosts). 

Hobby Day:

  • 9:00-1:00   Enjoy the Hobby Day activities or share your caching knowledge at the MIGO booth.

Geocaching event schedule:

  • 1:00           Event check in
  • 1:30           FTF raffle
  • 2:00           Lunch and coordinates sheets handed out for the rest of the attendees
  • 5:00           Cleanup and event ends

 

Crosswinds Marsh: is one of the largest man-made wetlands in the country. It was built to replace the wetlands that were paved over to expand Wayne County's Detroit Metro Airport (the McNamara terminal). Wayne County, together with Sumpter Township, purchased over 900 acres of farmland that believe it or not, was once wetland that had been converted into farm fields by draining the land...in a process that took over a year.   They flooded former farm fields, planted new wetland plants and transplanted endangered species from metro Airport.

There have been over 240 species of birds identified at the marsh. Additionally there are nesting bald eagles visible thru-out the year. Boardwalks were built to give the visitors an intimate view of life in the wetlands. The marsh offers year-round activities including trails for hiking (over 6 miles), horseback riding and cross-country skiing, and areas for picnicking and fishing.  Admission to Crosswinds Marsh is free!

Remember, this is a marsh....If you are intending to hunt for the caches or explore the trails, please come prepared with boots/old shoes (not sandals or flip-flops), long pants, and insect repellent. This time of year in the woods of South Eastern Michigan there is poison ivy, ticks and mosquitoes a plenty!

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What to bring:

  • GPS and gear bag
  • Lawn chairs (very limited # of picnic tables)
  • Potluck dish to pass
  • Bottled Water/Beverages to stay hydrated
  • Trackables
  • Contributions to the prize table
  • Insect repellent

 

Stay up to date: Check in regularly on our website


FAQ:

  • Q:    Will the 2016 series of caches still be available?
  • A:    YES! If you have not yet completed the 2016 series, those 12 caches will be available the day of the event, and we will have a good supply of the 'commemorative collectibles' for you to take your's home with you when you finish the series . The 2016 caches will be archived at end of the day.


  • Q:    Will there be a GPX file available for the new caches?
  • A:    Yup. A GPX file of the new caches will be available, and we will be loading GPS units with GSAK and making the file available via email at the event. While we will be willing to help people who have trouble the best we can with no guarantees, please remember that the file is offered as a convenience -- it is the cacher's responsibility to know how to import the file into their smartphone application. (From our experience, the classic Geocaching App does not support the importing of files.)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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