Goat Prairie LbNA # 22044
|Placed Date||May 6 2006|
|Found By||The Cracked Belle (Attempted)|
|Last Update||Oct 12 2013|
Last checked/found: 5-MAY-07
Distance: 1+ miles roundtrip minimum
Time: 45 minutes minimum
Terrain: some rocky steep trails, ~ 500 feet elevation gain
Note: You will need a State Park vehicle sticker to park in this area. 2007 fees are: Daily: $7/$10 for non-resident or Annual: $25/$35.
The state park north of Trempealeau contains a "goat" or hill prairie, which occurs on steep, thin soils with a south-southwest exposure. "Goat" prairie refers to the steepness of the slopes, on which only goats could be expected to graze.
We suggest that you start at the parking lot near the boat landing so you can experience both peaks in the park. However this will be a longer hike than the minimum. You can find a trail map on-line or pick one up at the park.
Your mission is to act like a goat and climb to the top of “egdiR torreP”. Enjoy the river views from the bench. Then look down to notice the rock beneath you. Hidden by some loose rocks and tucked into a niche in the upper right side is a memento of your journey. Use discretion and caution when retrieving and replacing the box and be sure to hide it well.
Since we don’t live in the area, we’d appreciate a status message if you hunt for the box – Thanks!