4/19/12: The original WP1 location is now really on the northbound lane due to the highway 41 widening. That wp is now closer to the slough in a much less urban style of hide. The hint has been modified as well.
11/30/11: New winter rules: No sense in damaging the final if it's frozen in, just log the find if you can describe the container and the approximate height and compass direction the hide faces in a separate e-mail, not in your log.
Seldom Entered|Often Seen is a multi-cache located near the Neenah Slough. Finders, PLEASE be sure to put the containers back securely. If in doubt, send me an e-mail so I can check on the stability of the hides.
This cache is a two-part multi germination of Seldom Seed|Spawn of Sataim that incorporates a nano (a matchstick container in the 4/12 upgrade) in an urban kind of hide (fixed that problem too), and a camouflaged micro final in a wilder setting (wild, but no longer wilder). It is also a minor tribute to the diversity of a more accomplished cache hider known as seldom|seen. His caches have presented an irresistible challenge and have stimulated an ongoing interest in trying to come up with hides of my own that delight or enlighten, or sometimes even exasperate (nah, don't do that any more, add thrill to the list though, courtesy of the old man).
The first spot picked for the nano was already occupied by a snake, so not as wild a spot was selected for waypoint 1 (much wilder now). The final is closer to the slough itself (and it still is), where you may spot a mallard and goose family with their ducklings and goslings, muskrat, carp and other fish species, white egrets, great blue herons, deer, and, of course, snakes. Deer passed by just feet away from the final while it was being placed.
The cache name observes that many people drive by daily and view this slough from their cars, yet few ever stop to take a closer look at the abundance of life in this wild area surrounded by urban sprawl. So, in another sense it is really seldom seen.
Access to WP1 is by roadside parking along Jewelers Park Drive which is off Harrison Street.
It is not necessary to enter the waters of the slough to retrieve the final. Entry to the slough for purposes of this cache means entering the eco-system surrounding the waterway itself.
Congratulations to seldom|seen for the FTF on June 27, 2007!
Congratulations to Sparse Grey Hackle and the Blondie Bloodhound for their Find #1000 at this cache on September 13, 2008!!
Congratulations to Pharm Girl for her Find #800 at this cache on September 20, 2008!
Congratulations to -cheeto- for his Find #666 at this cache on September 22, 2008!
Congratulations to BakRdz for his find #200 at this cache on September 15, 2009!
Congratulations to bnssmith for their find #200 at the slough on September 22, 2009!
Congratulations to MuddyBottoms for his find #300 near the muddy waters on November 15, 2009!
Congratulations to Lacknothing for find #1400 over hard water on February 17, 2010!
Congratulations to WI.Hibiscus for her barefoot 500th find at the windy slough on May Day, 2010!