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Rough terrain, beautiful country, public hunting area. Note that your cell phone probably is not going to work here!
You are looking for a SASO approved ammocan. Original contents included 2 policeman's prayers, five camping tools, four Hot Wheels, and some webpage cards. The usual pen, pencil, logbook and Geo Cache sheet was included. You will probably want to wear waterproof boots at least six inches high, bring water on hot days and wrap warmly on cold days as this is unforgiving country. You will find a low water crossing at N 38 42.122 W 98 02.145 that will make crossing the first creek much easier. You should approach from the west off of 25th Road and park in the public hunting parking lot. The first .25 miles is relatively easy, walking downhill along the tire tracks to the low water crossing. From there it gets tougher! Be sure to watch out for wildlife, you might see turkeys, quail, pheasant, vultures, hawks, bald eagles, coyotes, deer, beaver, muskrats, fox, box tortisies, bull and leopard frogs and a variety of snakes, including the always testy prairie rattlesnake. Just think and look before placing your hands in rock crevices or around fallen trees. Our rattlesnakes here are small and rarely exceed 18". They are very tough to see and blend in very well. A good tall pair of boots is good insurance for those who are very fearful of these. The area also has a lot of poison ivy in the creek beds, so watch those area as well. You will not have to walk through wooded creek areas, unless you want to. I recommend walking fairly high around the hills, rather than following you GPS straight across country. The walking is much easier, safer and you will see more wildlife. As always when in this part of Kansas, keep your wits about you, have fun and be safe. If you really want to challenge yourself, do this cache from the Horsethief Canyon at Kanopolis State Park! It is probably wise to have a partner, there is not much traffic here and help is a long time coming!
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