The Seat of Solitude  LbNA # 32348

OwnerCaribbean Dreams    
Placed DateJun 29 2007
CountyWashington
LocationTown of Erin, WI
Boxes1
Found Bypiwo
Last UpdateSep 28 2013

Clues

This box is just a little Northwest of Holy Hill Shrine Church. Part of it goes on one of the newer portions of the Ice Age Trail. The total hiking time is about 20 minutes.

To reach the site, take highway 41/45 to Holy Hill Road. Go west on Holy Hill Road toward Holy Hill church, about 9 miles. Go past the entrance to the church until you get to highway K. This is the first intersection past Holy Hill, and it is a 4 way stop. Turn right on Hwy K going North. Drive for .6 miles until you see the first road, called Shannon Road. Turn right (East) on Shannon and continue until the road turns sharply to the right, then left. Just then you will see an Ice Age Trail parking lot on the right (South) side of the road. Park there and proceed walking the trail marked blue until it intersects with the Ice Age Trail. Go left on the Ice Age Trail.

Notice the beauty all around you. This is a great place to birdwatch!

Continue on the trail to the Holy Hill sign. Read the interesting information about one of Wisconsin's most beautiful places to visit. While you are reading, note the elevation of Holy Hill___________. Also note the first name of the man who was seeking a sacred hilltop_______________.

After reading the sign and getting the information you need, retrace your steps and go back the way you came to the intersection with the blue trail. This time you will continue on ahead on the Ice Age Trail past the blue trail.

Continue on, crossing a little bridge. You will see some pines, and begin climbing a large lovely hill. At the top of the hill, you will find the Seat of Solitude. Sit and enjoy the beautiful view.

To locate the box, add the numbers in the elevation of Holy Hill: __+__+__+__=__. Take this number and multiply it by the number of letters in the hill seeker's first name. Then add 24 to this number. This final number is how many paces you will need to walk due North from the Seat of Solitude. The paces should take you to an old stone fence. Look in the rocks in the fence, and you will find what you seek!
(added on: As you walk down the hill, go slightly to your right. As you go down the hill, there will be a stand of pines on your right. Stay about 10 feet to the left of these pines. The box is in the stone wall covered by a very large piece of bark, and there is a large dead tree on the other side of the wall that is slightly to the left of it. Also, the box is just in front of a fence post that has a small, round, ceramic electrical insulator on it.)
If you get the time, please let us know the condition of this box. Thanks!