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Found it sandlanders found Fishing the Chaffee

Monday, May 6, 2013Wisconsin

Opening Day of fishing season was Saturday. It was a nice day in central Wisconsin, and quite a few anglers took advantage of the spring weather to get out and wet a line. Mr. Sandlanders went out yesterday to see if anything was biting, but even the mosquitoes decided to ignore him and his lures. Just in case this location on the Chaffee was an opening day hot spot, we retirees waited till most people were back at work to see what we could find here.

We found a few of those famous Waushara County ticks, but more importantly, we found a nice hike through some mature pines that in today's warmth smelled of our July visits to our "summer home" at Hartman Creek State Park. The sun was sparkling off the water as we got close to Chaffee Creek, and a few photos were in order. We never did zero out on our receiver, so instead of projecting a point from GZ, we wandered off in the appropriate direction until we had gone an appropriate distance. A little bit of looking showed us a little bit of green, and soon we had pulled the log book from the metal container and were signing our names to a cache find for the 2500th time.

At GZ, we checked out our receiver and saw that we were about 120 feet NNW of the waypoint, so these GPS gadgets do seem to work every now and then. We added a fish to the cache, then hid everything from the eyes of passing anglers, but not from determined cachers. And jar42, just for you, we are completing the ALR and uploading some photos of us with the tagged fish that we caught here... or something like that.

We had a great time "fishing the Chaffee" today, and other than landing the Big One some day, there's nothing better than going for a Waushara County cache placed by one of this area's group of excellent cache hiders. Thank you for this hide that was a milestone find for us, and we'll be back later this month to search for more caches in the area on our now-annual Memorial Day caching visit to Waushara County.

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Chaffee Creek Chaffee Creek

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Flying fish??? Flying fish???

Mr. Sandlanders with #2500 Mr. Sandlanders with #2500

Mrs. Sandlanders with #2500 Mrs. Sandlanders with #2500

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infoA Mystery Cache is the “catch-all” of cache types, this form of cache can involve complicated puzzles you will first need to solve to determine the coordinates. The only commonality of this cache type is that the coordinates listed are not of the actual cache location but a general reference point, such as a nearby parking location. Due to the increasing creativity of geocaching this becomes the staging ground for new and unique challenges.
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