Bubble's Everywhere LbNA # 30871 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||May 12 2007|
Reported Missing will get out there in the next couple of weeks to search or replace box again. I have a feeling since this is the second time- that the parks employees may be destroying the box - it never makes it long. I will try again.
Terrain: Hilly, but easy walk with children
Distance: about 2 miles
The Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit has many interesting and unique interpretive trails. One we discovered while camping at the Ottawa Lake Campground was the Scuppernong Springs nature trail with six beautiful natural springs.
Be prepared! Obtain a trail guide at the beginning it will help greatly. When we placed the box none were available, we found one afterwards at Ottawa Lake campgrounds across the street. Mosquitoes can also be a nuisance on this trail. Wear appropriate clothing and/or use insect repellent.
Once you park your car the entrance to the trail is on your left. Trail guides are usually available there. Once we got there our daughter asked us if she can blow bubbles to chase on our walk. What fun to chase bubbles everywhere. At the beginning the bubbles fly down the right fork on the path. So that is the way we begin our journey. Continue that way for a little bit and soon you follow a small portion of train tracks. You look in your guide and find out that a train used to operate here in 1909. Continuing on after the bubbles they lead us on to what seems to be a fallen bridge structure. We find out later that it was an old marl plant. The bubbles are everywhere at this point. Have fun exploring all the neat ruins. Becareful though, there is some rusty metal and broken concrete.
Continuing back on the main trail you go over a small bridge and then up a sandy hill, boy chasing bubbles is so much fun! When you get to the next fork in the road, the bubbles blew to the right and on up a another sandy hill. Along the way there were many interesting sites to place a box, but there were also people and we had to be discreet. Take a rest at the top and sit on the natural bench to enjoy the beauty of the area and watch the bubbles float every direction from up here.
Resume your journey on the main path (if you are following along in the trail guide) to find the box. Feel free to take some of the side trails to enjoy some history, but that day the bubbles kept us along the main path. Climb over a fallen tree, or under it if you are two years old, and continue on.
Coming down some stairs you come to the beginning of the river. Scuppernong spring, a lovely area in the spring time with all sorts of yellow flowers and a nice wall for photo opportunities. The bubbles, decided that the wall held some interesting nooks and crannies to hide in. About midway along the wall behind some twin giant rocks - a smaller rock hides the box. Replace well and secure with a rock to prevent it from running away again. Thank you!