The Lake Michigan shoreline dominates the till plains biome. This biome was shaped by the last glaciation with glacial till left behind forming the landscape of eskers, drumlins and moraines most easily seen within the Kettle Moraine forest units. While this park is not in the Kettle Moraine System, it is closely linked with the other Lake Michigan State Parks. The lakeshore displays sand dunes that will often adjoin tamarack swamplands. Close to Lake Michigan’s shores, birds of water such as shorebirds and ducks will be found. Animal life may include White Tailed Deer and small mammals such as otters and fox.
This cache is placed in a northern mesic (moist soil) forest with beech, white ash, ironwood, hemlock and aspen trees. White-tailed deer, raccoon, gray and red fox, squirrels and raccoons are associated wildlife species. This trail is part of the Vita Course, a trail with exercise stations that was installed in the 1980s. If you continue northeast on the trail for about 1/3 of a mile , you will reach Nicolet Beach.
WISCONSIN GEOCACHING ASSOCIATION
The Wisconsin Geocaching Association (WGA) is a group of geocachers dedicated to promoting and protecting geocaching within the state of Wisconsin. The WGA organizes geocaching events, works with land owners/managers on geocaching policies, educates the public at large about geocaching, and facilitates communication between WGA members. To learn more about the WGA visit: www.wi-geocaching.com
2013 kicks off the beginning of the Wisconsin Geocaching Association State Parks series. It is our goal to place a geocache in every state park in the state of Wisconsin so watch out for more in this series that encourages geocachers to explore the natural resources in this beautiful state of ours.