This cache is placed in Story County's Christiansen Forest Preserve and is intended to be a good cache for new geocachers. There is a parking area off the road close to the cache, and it is a short hike down a grass or dirt trail to within a few feet of the cache location. Bring your family out for a nice hike, there are other caches farther into the park if you want to try something harder.
This area is open year round and there is no hunting allowed, so it's a great place to hike any time of the year, but please obey the posted hours of 5:00 am - 10:30 pm.
This cache is a small clear plastic container loaded with tradeables. If you are new to geocaching, please feel free to take one item per child with you from the container without replacing; this is your start to your tradeables collection.
Since new cachers are usually not premium members, and only premium members see the hint , I am providing a hint here: Look for moss. Also keep in mind that there is some error to the GPS units, so don't look for it to get to zero; get within about 20 feet and just start looking for a place to hide something.
From the Story county website: Christiansen Forest Preserve is a 45-acre wooded tract near Huxley It was donated to the conservation board in 1985 by Charles Christiansen. In mid-June, it's a great place to pick wild raspberries and mulberries. The area is designated as a wildlife refuge; no hunting is allowed. Bird watching, geocaching, and several other activities are possible however we do not have picnic tables or grills available.
I also see a new sign for an orienteering course that was created for an Eagle Scout project, but I do not know anything about it.