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Big Arb Ruins Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 06/20/2001
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Located amongst the ruins of vacation paradise from days past. Accessible by foot or boat. May be impossible to find when covered by snow.

Dogs Allowed
Long pants suggested No restrooms available More than Half a Mile from Trailhead Swimming Nearby
Parking Lat: N45° 55.119' Long: W88° 38.168'
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Cache is located in the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest.

Park at: N45'55.119" W89'38.168"

The container is a smaller metal ammobox container, painted green with Geocaching written on the outside.

The site is on a penisula of Big Arbor Vitae Lake in Vilas County. This was once a place with many vacation homes and cabins on it. The land was owned by the State of Wisconsin and was leased to the cabin owners. Once their lease ran out, the State refused to renew the leases, and the people were forced off the land. During the winter, while the lake was frozen, residents moved their cabins across the ice and off the penisula (or so the story goes).

Today, the cement foundations and the rock stairway going down to the lake, are all that remain. Much of the land is covered by new trees and foliage.

As a child vacationing on the lake, we used to drive our boat to the penisula, and have a picnic on the foundations of the old resort.

The cache container is small, so bring a small item to put in it.

Will it rain? LOCAL RADAR LOOP

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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