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Found it LambdaMapcar found Duck Egg

Tuesday, September 8, 2009Wisconsin

FTFN! (First To Find Naked!)

You may not know this, but Duck Egg is occasionally used by "freehikers". The mowed trails, secluded valley, trail-only access, and small amount of use (on weekdays) make this a great place to hike as nature intended. We spent the Monday right before this cache was announced on an all-day freehike and picnic. We had to go back once we found out there was a new cache!

Is this legal? Yes, if done correctly. There are no laws against simple locker-room style nudity on public lands in Wisconsin. The laws, which we completely agree with, are for being "lewd" (anything sexual) and "indecent exposure" (nudity around people who are offended by it). We are never lewd, and we post signs on the trailheads with 2-way radios to avoid indecent exposure. We invite people to meet us on the trail, or hike with us, as long as they don't mind. We've never been contacted to put our clothes on during a freehike, and have met people unexpectedly on the trail who are OK with it. One was even a bit jealous, since he was covered in sweat and we were comfortably cool on the 85 degree day.

Nude recreation is more popular than you might think. A 2006 NEF/Roper poll (see naturisteducation.org) found that 74% of Americans support nude sunbathing in existing places for that purpose, 54% support adding more places, and 25% have actually gone skinny-dipping in mixed company. (Skinny-dipping was very common a century ago, and nudity was even mandatory at the YMCA pool up until the 60's.) Of course, in Europe nude recreation of all sorts is a lot more popular too.

Duck Egg isn't the only trail we visit -- there are many beautiful options in this corner of the state. If you'd like to hike with us, visit a beach, become involved with other naturist recreation, or just have a question, send us a message.

As for this cache: It's an easy find. It'll be too easy if the cover gets blown away, so make sure to hide it well! And the spiky plants around it are not much fun for us naturists. (We wore protection to dig it out.) My only concern is that with a pond on one side and a stream on the other, it's possible that a flood would sweep away this cache. A spot near the lookout would be a fun find too. Watch for snakes along the trail, and bald eagles above your head. One eagle is nesting near the dam, and we've seen it every time we've hiked this summer. The hike to this geocache and onward to the dam is highly recommended -- it's a beautiful valley to explore.

Took the money, left a Scooby-doo cup, pencil sharpener, sticker, temp tattoos, and a fancy refrigerator magnet clip. TFTC!!!

View from the lookout.This is the view from the only lookout. There are trails along the ridge that can be accessed by hiking up the hill, or by finding the trailhead along Irish Ridge Road (East of the main one).

infoThis is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book. Normally you'll find a tupperware container, ammo box, or bucket filled with goodies, or smaller container ("micro cache") too small to contain items except for a log book. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page is the exact location for the cache.
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