The trillium and hepatica of springtime greeted the Triforce Team as they stopped to bag a cache in Eau Clair. The threesome was on a long journey by van, to the north shore of Great Lake Erie, in southeastern Ontario. The occasional break for a geocache hike was a welcome relief to the stiff muscles of the weary travelers. Upon finding the Eau Clair cache, the Triforce Team was surprised to find a little rainbow trout, resting comfortably in the camouflaged plastic jar.
The trout introduced himself as Something's Fishy, a self-described young travel bug who was hitchhiking the continent in search of great fishing spots. A cute and friendly little trout, though somewhat quiet and introspective, Something's Fishy was quickly adopted by the the Triforce Team. The Team invited Fishy to accompany them in their travels, and promised to drop him off at the next hot fishing spot. They wondered why a fish would be called to places of great danger for his kind, but, being from Minnesota, they were polite and did not question his inner journey or convictions.
The new fellowship of the spring climbed rocks, scaled mountains, crossed vast sand dunes, hiked ski trails ... but, alas ... the perfect spot did not present itself. They returned, together, to the home of the Triforce Team, on the shores of Leech Lake in northern Minnesota. Leech Lake, after all, was a legendary fishing hot spot, where tall tales of giant muskie and plentiful walleye catches were spun daily.
In honor of our their new friend, the Triforce Team sought out the sweetest spot on the lake, a place with a captivating view and unquestionably great fishing. A place where Something's Fishy Travel Bug might rest comfortably, in a camouflaged ammo box, until a new travel opportunity presented itself to the young trout.
This is a themed cache containing items used on a fishing trip. The few original items that contain hooks have been packaged carefully to protect probing fingers. Please be careful when examining contents of this cache. If you place an item in the cache containing a hook, thanks for considering future visitors (especially children) in your packaging of that item. Items placed in this cache should be something used on a fishing trip. Happy caching! - The Triforce Team
PS There's a disposable camera in the cache. Feel free to take a picture with it and return it to the cache. We'll develop your pictures when the camera's full and post them on this site.
||GENERAL INFO ABOUT THE LOCATION
There is no fee to use this site, unless you plan to camp. Bathrooms and drinking water are available during the camping season. The wooden gate near parking is closed in the winter months, however, you can park and walk in. Bring insect repellant in June/July/August, bundle up in the winter months. Here in Northern Minnesota winter temps occasionally get down to 30 or 40 below in January/February, sometimes with an added wind chill. Several feet of snow is not unusual. Appropriate winter footware and outerwear is necessary.
The towns of Walker, Hackensack and Longville are in the general vicinity. Fast food, casual family restaurants, northwoods shopping, public playgrounds, gas and groceries can be found in all three of these towns.
FINDING THE CACHE
- Park your car at N 47.08.124 W094.27.397.
- Proceed to N 47.08.308 W094.27.144.
- Count the number of benches.
- Count the number of round topped mooring posts and flat topped mooring posts on the other side of the little harbor behind the benches. (Waypoint for mooring posts is approximately N47.08.311 W094.27.195)
campsites # B4 and #B(R-2).
Number of benches = B = _____
- Go to the trail head nestled between
Number of flat-topped posts = F= _____
Number of round-topped posts = R= _____
|To find the final cache use this formula...
W 094.B7.6(R-5) (R-4)
|Plug your answers in here...
N 47.08. 0
W 094. 7.6
NOTE: You may want to bring the hint with you, just in case. There is a heavy tree canopy and our GPS cuts out occasionally.
Original cache contents include:
"Something's Fishy" Travel Bug
various squiggly rubber worms, crawfish and leeches
smiley face fishing bobbers
4 bobber stops
1 new perch Game Fish daredevil type spinner
1 package of 12 size 7 black barrel swivels
1 package 24 Walter Gremlin round split shot sinkers
8-hour mini citronella oil candle
1 size 4 eagle claw crappie rig
4 Northland Mimic Minnow tails
400 yards of 12 lb. Eagle Claw premium fishing line
Techniglow night crawler/leech
Lindy Rig for Walleyes
6' poly fish stringer
small minnow scoop net
free drink coupon for local coffeeshop
2 empty containers for objects with hooks
3 Minnesota fishing regulation booklets
3 Cass County public water access maps
2 Leech Lake Winter Recreation Trail Maps