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The Hawk Owl

A cache by Iowa Tom Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/11/2004
In Iowa, United States
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Located just off HWY 63 in a woodlot. This area can be very wet and is of historic value only. It's definitely not a pretty place. The owl was not particular about where he roosted. Park at the end of Wellington near the HWY or park near the ball field at the other end of the woods. It's a bit of a puzzle to get into. Any crude "tools" you need should be there.


This cache is located in the area where in about 1980 (or 82?) I spent a lot of time observing a Hawk Owl. That owl was the only one of its kind ever recorded to have been seen in Iowa up that time, and maybe since! It spent most of its time hunting during the day from the big tree closest to the HWY at the dead end street. After writing 32 pages of notes about what I saw I have a lot to say about that bird. It actually roosted in the place where the cache is.

I park here at the dead end on Wellington to go in. You will be less notifiable though, if you park at 42.491116, -92.362234. On the map look for the green arrow. It can be muddy in the lower part of the woods. The cache is located on relatively high ground though.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Abg uneq gb svaq. Whfg n ovg bs n chmmyr gb trg vagb.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 1/20/2017 9:47:34 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (5:47 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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