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Thomas Lake Park & Grab

A cache by MSPMatt Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/28/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Everyone likes a park and grab cache with a beautiful view, right? Well, here you go!


Cache is about 950 feet from the parking area and there are paved walking paths to get you half way there.

Simply Park and Grab...Grab your rowboat. Grab your canoe. Grab your kayak. Grab your waders. Or, Grab your bathing suit. You may even want to Grab a friend.

Unless you choose to use watercraft, you’ll need to wade through the water to access this cache. From the fishing pier, you’ll be able to see the obvious place to cross the water. Your other choice is to wait until January or February when the lake is frozen over. (Only the wimpiest cachers would do that)

Either way, PLEASE USE CAUTION and COMMON SENSE when crossing the water to access this cache.

In the image below, on the right side, you can see the area where you can wade across to the island. The distance is approximately 50 feet. When I placed the cache in late May, the water depth was just about 3 feet at the deepest point. The bottom is sandy and fairly firm. I would recommend chest waders. Upon reaching the island, there is very little bushwhacking required. In fact, the entire island is fairly open underneath the trees.

September 22, 2007 - The water is only about 30" at the deepest point and that is only for a few feet.

A final word of caution – this area has quite a bit of wildlife. There are a lot of Canadian Geese and turtles around the island. Canadian Geese usually lay their eggs by late April and the incubation period is about 4 weeks. I would strongly discourage you from doing this cache in the month of May. The geese will aggressively protect their nests until the eggs hatch. When placing the cache (May 28, 2006), I noticed about a dozen nests and 10 – 12 eggs that were recently cracked open. I also saw three unhatched eggs, as well. Click here for more information about Canadian Geese.

The cache container is approximately ½ gallon in size. Please rehide the cache as well or better than you found it.

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