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Traditional Geocache

Sam's Hill

A cache by craizel Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/11/2006
In Wisconsin, United States
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Located on Sam's Hill, the highest point in Washburn County, Wisconsin.

Located north of Birchwood, Wisconsin, on Washburn County Forest land. There are several reasonable routes to this cache. You could park at the Sawmill Lake County Campground and follow some of the canoe portage trails. There are also parking spots along Birchwood Firelane that access logging trails that run through the area. You can also go with that old standby...bushwacking. Depending upon your choice of routes, the hike in will probably range from about .7 to 1.2 miles (one way), though coming in from the east or south may reduce this distance (beware of private property if choosing these alternatives). The cache is an ammo can. Find it, and you can claim to have trekked to the county high point (according to the Washburn County Forestry Department, which puts the elevation at around an ear-popping 1512 feet).

Update 11/20/15: Thanks to the snowmobile/atv/logging trails now winding through the Washburn County Forest, all the bushwhacking fun has pretty much been taken out this cache. Park at the gate located at N45 44.742 W91 33.885 and you can follow the trail to within about 200 feet of the cache. Walking distance from this parking spot to the cache is about 1 mile along the trail (about .8 miles straight line). I haven't included this parking spot as a waypoint for the cache because there are still lots of other potential routes for the more adventurous among us.

Don't cache during hunting season (there is a deer stand nearby). Beware of ticks, deer flies, mosquitoes, etc.

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Last Updated: on 11/22/2015 10:03:00 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (6:03 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum