Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum LbNA # 23014
|Owner||Wisconsin Hiker |
|Placed Date||Jun 2 2006|
|Found By||Wisconsin Hiker |
|Last Update||Mar 18 2012 |
Last checked/found: 18-MAR-11
This box was initially planted for the 4th Annual Great Lakes Gathering. There are many more Wonderland boxes in the park that you may want to search for.
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.
Hike distance: ~1.5 miles on hilly dirt trails.
To see how Alice made her way to the Tweedle brothers, go to the tower parking lot and head to the tower. Climb up for a nice view and perhaps to catch a glimpse of Alice! Now head southeast down the hill on the Ice Age Trail (IAT) to follow Alice.
At the bottom of the stairs, Alice continued on the IAT, but when she quickly reached a “Y”, she veered to the right on the small trail. She then took a left at the “T” and headed downhill.
"She went on and on, a long way, but wherever the road divided there were sure to be two finger-posts pointing the same way, one marked `TO TWEEDLEDUM'S HOUSE' and the other `TO THE HOUSE OF TWEEDLEDEE.'"
She continued along the trail until she reached a bench and 4-way intersection. At the intersection the posts pointed east, along the IAT. Alice continued on the IAT until she reached another intersection. She then saw signs that pointed toward the blue trail to the south and up a hill. She switched to blue and climbed up and onward until she came to a bench on the left and then an intersection with another bench. She continued toward the Tweedle houses, downhill on the Black & Blue trail. When she came to the top of a winding hill, she saw on her left a large shallow depression with leaves and lots of fallen trees. She stopped at a tree with a slit on her left where she also came upon two fat little men.
"They were standing under a tree, each with an arm round the other's neck, and Alice knew which was which in a moment, because one of them had `DUM' embroidered on his collar, and the other `DEE.' `I suppose they've each got "TWEEDLE" round at the back of the collar,' she said to herself."
They then proceeded to have an odd introduction and conversation, which included dancing round in a ring, the recital of a poem, watching the Red King snoring, and then a battle over a rattle. It then began to get dimmer.
"It was getting dark so suddenly that Alice thought there must be a thunderstorm coming on. `What a thick black cloud that is!' she said. `And how fast it comes! Why, I do believe it's got wings!' `It's the crow!' Tweedledum cried out in a shrill voice of alarm: and the two brothers took to their heels and were out of sight in a moment."
She took a bearing of 240 degrees from the slit-scarred tree to spot a 10'-12' stump/snag. She found the brothers hiding ~5' behind the stump under a rock in the gap of the fallen tree.
After leaving the curious brothers, Alice continued along the trail until she reached an intersection near the radio tower. She then took the black trail uphill and then descended the stairway to heaven. At the “T” she took a right, passed a bench, and then took a small trail on the left to return to the stairs to the tower and parking lot.