Welcome to Acton Lake at Hueston Woods State Park geoart. The cache is not located at the posted coordinates - solve the puzzle below to get the final.
Part of what makes this a great paddle is this is a recreational lake - not a flood control lake. So the water level does not change much. You don't have to worry about the caches being under water, but if it has been really dry you might struggle with low water. You can approach the caches from the land side, but expect difficult terrain. I'd suggest paddling using a kayak. Near the shores can be shallow (especially on the north end of the lake) and any larger craft may require you to exit the craft the fetch the cache. I was able to place all of these from the cockpit of a kayak. It is about a 5 mile paddle.
They are all small centifuge tubes attached to branches, roots, or trunks of vegatation along the shoreline using a black wire tie wrap. You will proabably need tweezers or a hemostat to extract the log sheet from the tube. Close tightly when finished please! All the hides are like D 1.5. Any higher difficulties are for the puzzle, not the hide itself.
For more info about the park http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/huestonwoods. Unfortunately, like a lot of lakes there’s no water gauge on the lake. About all you can do is call and ask about the water height. One cool feature they have here is an accessible kayak launch. You don't need to be disabled to use it. It is located at 39.581429, -84.758706 just south of the marina building. The ironic part is you have to haul your kayak there. There's also a large traditional boat ramp where you can drive to the waters edge to drop off your yak at 39.582941, -84.760067. All geoart caches placed with ODNR permit # HW2 by David Wesler
PMD=Pull me down The cache might be a little beyond your reach, but the limb is thin enough to be pulled down by a reachable end
SYC= sycamore tree
Often I can't Identify tree so I just describe them best I can. (If you are a tree person - let me know about any cache and I'll update my hints.)
Most should be pretty easy, but some are challenging (and the Diff rating higher). There will be a puzzle clue near the bottom of each page. Enter the answer to the question or clue into the geochecker at the bottom of the page. If you are right - the final coordinates will appear! Note the answers to the clues are mostly words, letters, but they can be numbers or coordinates too. You might note a theme that can help.
Open daylight to dark, seasonally. The marina offers a snack bar, bait shop and pontoon, motorboats, rowboats, canoes and paddle boats that are available for rent. For more information and rental rates please contact the marina at 1.513.523.8859
This critter is know for its strong SCENT (hint - pepe le pew ) Check your answer below.
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Many thanks to cityslicker and folbotorJAF for help creating the geoart (I'm not very artistic or handy with graphics)