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WSQ Petrified Tree #1

A cache by sadowskifamily Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/27/2006
In Wisconsin, United States
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

We have been to many Wisconsin Cemeteries hunting for caches, so we figured it was our time to get in the act.  You will be looking for a waterproof match container.

Tree Stump Gravestones are unique funerary monuments found in cemeteries throughout the United States and Europe.  These gravestones were prevalent during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

A tree stump gravestone is rustic in nature and puts emphasis on representing the gravestone as a tree or a portion of a tree in its natural state.  Most tree stump gravestones are carved out of limestone or marble, with a few carved out of granite and sandstone.

You need to use both the tree and near by stump to obtain the information needed.

N43  5A.BBC
W089  DD.EEE

A = number of oak leaves
BB = number of ivy leaves plus 34
C = number of branch stubs minus 1

DD = date of Joseph Walsh birth plus 2
EEE = year of Joseph Walsh death minus 982


The "SQ" in the cache name above signifies Spirit Quest, a project started in Indiana (GCHRFJ) to distinguish caches that are set in cemeteries. The idea has since spread throughout the Midwest and elsewhere.

Wisconsin cache owners are joining in as of 2007, with the designation WSQ prefixing their cache names. As elsewhere, this is a voluntary effort to help designate and highlight these special areas.

Please be respectful of the area, and observe their rules and posted hours which are typically sunrise to sunset

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

n hfhny ybpngvba sbe n cnex naq teno

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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