Wonderland Queen of Hearts LbNA # 23552 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Jun 3 2006|
|Last Found||Nov 22 2009|
This box was placed specifically for the annual Great Lakes Gathering 2006 - Wandering in Wonderland. It has now become a permanat placement. Special thanks go out to Wisconsin Hiker and Martini Man who placed this box for me, and wrote the clues. WooHoo! ; )
Go to Lapham Peak 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.
Alice was searching for some friendly company, so she climbed the highest spot in Wonderland to get a good view of who (or what) was in the area. She saw some movement to the west, so she descended and then headed southeast down some stairs along the Ice Age Trail (IAT). At the bottom of the stairs she continued on the IAT for a very short way, but when she reached a “Y”, she veered to the right on the small trail. Next she took a right at the “T” and headed in a westerly direction to find the person or creature she had spotted from the tower.
She crossed a powerful intersection and descended again. She was quite surprised when a large group appeared at her side.
First came ten soldiers carrying clubs; … oblong and flat, with their hands and feet at the corners: next the ten courtiers; these were ornamented all over with diamonds, and walked two and two, as the soldiers did. After these came the royal children; there were ten of them, and the little dears came jumping merrily along hand in hand, in couples: they were all ornamented with hearts. Next came the guests, mostly Kings and Queens, and among them Alice recognized the White Rabbit: it was talking in a hurried nervous manner, smiling at everything that was said, and went by without noticing her. Then followed the Knave of Hearts, carrying the King's crown on a crimson velvet cushion; and, last of all this grand procession, came THE KING AND QUEEN OF HEARTS.
The whole group continued downhill and noticed a trail that merged from the left. For some reason they were chatting about skiing rather than croquet. When they reached Kevin’s lamppost on the left, they walked on a bearing of 33 degrees to a “W” tree. The queen decided to take a rest here beneath some bark.
You may wish to retrace your route back to the lot, or continue along various paths to find some of the other boxes that are hidden in the park.