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Location: Waukesha, WI USA
Sat Jan 25, 2003 5:39 pm
Geocaching.com didn't like something in a new cache that I planned to have available for this weekend. For fear that it won't be listed by Sunday, here are the details if you are looking for one to do in Waukesha County.
Located in the Kettle Morain South Unit and Ice Age Trail.
What started as a virtual is now a full-fledged ammo box cache! The coordinates will take you to a historical home. It is across from Paradise springs, which requires a state sticker to park or be very careful and park on the road at your own risk. Look for a tag on the house with a DNR building number. It will be five numbers. Look carefully and record the last three! The first two are 05. So, we are looking for 05XXX. The cache coordinates are N42 53.XXX minus 144. W88 30.XXX minus 454.
The Cache is near the ICE AGE TRAIL. You can bushwhack straight there or I strongly suggest using the trail. Parking is at N42 52.994 W88 30.236, which is off Hwy 59 and N42 53.615 W88 29.633 which is on Hwy N. All three starting points are about equidistant from the cache.
Cache is an ammo box with usual items. No clues or hints except for finding the first tag.
Gntr vf onpx bs ubhfr nobir qbbe.
GrouseTales WGA Member
Location: West Allis, Wi
Sun Jan 26, 2003 1:00 pm
I've noticed it's pretty difficult to get a Virtual Cache approved these days. You may have noticed a LOT less virtual caches on the search pages. These are the new rules in case you haven't seen them.
quote:Prior to considering a virtual cache, you must have given consideration to the question “why a regular geocache – perhaps a micro or only a log book - couldn’t be placed there?” If there is a good answer, then it may be a valid virtual cache opportunity. Also, consider making the location a step in a multi-stage cache, with the physical cache placed in an area that is appropriate.
There have been virtual caches approved in the past on the basis that "a physical cache could not be appropriately maintained" at the location, often by a user who is traveling through the area. This essentially "blocks" the area for later placement of a physical cache. Physical caches have priority, so virtual caches of this nature will usually not be approved.
I can see how these new rules may hamper some creative caches, but it's also nice to see less VC's that turn out to be a piece of junk in someone's front yard.
I look forward to finding this cache Steve, sounds like a cool spot. I love this area of the Kettle Moraine. Hopefully the cache will get approved soon
Geotrippers WGA Member
Location: Darien,WI USA
Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:48 pm
This was a nice cache. We went today before the game and was the second one there. Badlatitude beat us. The walk through the prairie was harsh with the wind in our faces. We also found A Little Bit of Paradise while in the area.
arffer WGA Member
Location: Darien, WI US
Mon Jan 27, 2003 7:58 am
Well, a critical question has been answered!
We now know that if geocaching.com ever goes down, caches posted on the WGA forums will work!
This concludes the test of the Emergency Cache Posting System... This was only a test.
[This message has been edited by CacheCows (edited 01-27-2003).]
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