Cheshire Cat  LbNA # 22833

Placed DateJun 3 2006
LocationDelafield, WI
Found By Front Range Hiker
Last Found Aug 17 2011
Hike Distance?

Created by: CMoon & Kookaburra
Placed by Wisconsin Hiker and Martini Man
Placed for the 2006 GLK Gathering

Go to mahpaL kaeP park, on Hwy C, approximately one mile south of I-94. In 2006, the daily fee to enter the park is $7 for WI residents, $10 for non-residents. Annual stickers for all state park areas are $25 (residents) and $35 (non-residents). Reduced rates are available for people 65 years and older.

Note: This park has groomed cross country ski trails in the winter and therefore does not permit hiking on the trails when conditions are good for skiing. Plan your visit accordingly.

After Alice visited the Duchess, she found herself in the southeast corner of the Evergreen lot in Wonderland, heading south on the Ice Age Trail. When she reached a “T”, she turned left and continued winding about on this trail until she reached a marked intersection. At this point she took the green/blue/black trail to the right. She walked along until she came to a bench on the left, and then continued to the next lamppost. Here .......

....she was a little startled by seeing the Cheshire Cat sitting on a bough of a tree a few yards off. The Cat only grinned when it saw Alice. It looked good- natured, she thought: still it had VERY long claws and a great many teeth, so she felt that it ought to be treated with respect. `Cheshire Puss,' she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. `Come, it's pleased so far,' thought Alice, and she went on. `Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?' `That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat. `I don't much care where--' said Alice. `Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat. `--so long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice added as an explanation. `Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough."

She walked west toward the cat and a “pointer stick”. She met the cat under the boughs of the large fir(?) tree.

Alice … tried another question. `What sort of people live about here?' `In THAT direction,' the Cat said, waving its right paw round, `lives a Hatter: and in THAT direction,' waving the other paw, `lives a March Hare. Visit either you like: they're both mad.' `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked. `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.' `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice. `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
Please visit the other permanent boxes from the gathering. Cheshire Cat can be found after the Enormous Puppy letterbox on the same trail.
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CMoon and Kookaburra