Humpty Dumpty LB  LbNA # 23148

Placed DateJun 3 2006
LocationDelafield, WI
Found By Wisconsin Hiker
Last Found May 6 2016
Hike Distance?

This box is part of the "Wandering in Wonderland" series of letterboxes planted for the 2006 Great Lakes Gathering.

Box was created by SpringChick
Placement and clues by WI_Hiker and Martini Man

Last Verified: 10/2006


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.

If you’d like to find Humpty before he has a great fall, go to the tower parking lot and head southeast down the hill on the Ice Age Trail (IAT). Continue along the trail for some distance until you reach a bench and 4-way intersection. Head north on the blue/black trail until you reach an intersection with purple. At this point, make a right turn and follow purple until you reach a “T”. Now head right and follow the black trail through an intersection. Later you should see a bench when a trail merges from the left. Continue on the black trail until you see a bench on the right. This is where Alice met a Sheep in a little dark shop and decided to buy an egg. The Sheep told her she must get the egg herself.

So she went on, wondering more and more at every step, as everything turned into a tree the moment she came up to it, and she quite expected the egg to do the same.

However, the egg only got larger and larger, and more and more human: when she had come within a few yards of it, she saw that it had eyes and a nose and mouth; and when she had come close to it, she saw clearly that it was HUMPTY DUMPTY himself. `It can't be anybody else!' she said to herself. `I'm as certain of it, as if his name were written all over his face.' It might have been written a hundred times, easily, on that enormous face. Humpty Dumpty was sitting with his legs crossed, like a Turk, on the top of a high wall--such a narrow one that Alice quite wondered how he could keep his balance--and, as his eyes were steadily fixed in the opposite direction, and he didn't take the least notice of her, she thought he must be a stuffed figure after all.

From the bench, take a bearing of 140 degrees and look for Humpty in the tumble of wood. Alice proceeded to have another odd conversation, including a discussion about birthdays, an explanation of the Jabberwocky poem, and the recitation of another poem. The conversation came to a rather abrupt halt when Humpty closed his eyes.

Alice waited a minute to see if he would speak again, but as he never opened his eyes or took any further notice of her, she said `Good-bye!' once more, and, getting no answer to this, she quietly walked away…

Alice continued along the trail until she reached an intersection. She then took the black trail uphill. 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.