The first stage is a micro cache (small film style canister). Please hide it the same as you found it. The second stage is an ammo can.
Take time to check out the natural amphitheater and rock formation near the first stage and watch the many water fowl on the ponds below. Binoculars would be a great idea.
**Watch for a wire fence near the final stage. This is remains of the farm property before the city owned it. Approaching from the south is easier terrain.**
Please stay on the paths as much as possible and watch for muggles. This park is a very busy place for walkers, bicyclers, joggers, birdwatchers and people fishing. Park hours are 6 am to 10:30 pm.
Enjoy the view and the hike! This is our first cache!
For information about fishing regulations and other park rules please visit the park website.
Parks & Recreation
Ada Hayden was the first woman to receive a Ph.D. (and only the 4th of either gender) from Iowa State College.
1884 to 1950
Ada Hayden was born on a farm about two miles north of Ames on August 14, 1884 in the general vicinity of Top-O-Hollow Road and Hoover Avenue. Her parents owned part of the land that was known as the Ames Quarry. The entire area was her childhood "playground". Her interest in wildlife was in harmony with that of her parents who maintained several acres of virgin prairie on their farm for the sake of preserving the native flora. During her youth and most of her college days, this area was an outdoor laboratory for her classes in systematic botany, ecology, and other college courses which she taught.
1904 -- Ames High School Graduate
1908 -- Iowa State College graduate -- Bachelor of Science
degree in Botany
1910 -- Washington University (St. Louis) graduate -- Master
of Science degree
1918 -- Iowa State College Graduate -- Doctor of Philosophy