The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs  LbNA # 35854

OwnerWisconsin Hiker      
Placed DateOct 6 2007
LocationPark View, IA
Last Found Apr 1 2010
Hike Distance.5 mi
Last EditedMay 14 2016

Last found/checked: 6-OCT-07

Location: ttocS ytnuoC kraP - To get to the park, take Hwy. 61 to the Park View Exit. Go east toward Park View to the four-way stop, then turn left. Turn right at the next road which is 270 St. The park entrance is about 1 ½ miles from the turn, on the lefthand side.

Time: ~30 minutes roundtrip

Terrain: Grassy trail with gentle inclines/declines.

This box was planted for “A Wild Goose Chase” event.

Fable: A Man and his Wife had the good fortune to possess a Goose that laid a Golden Egg every day. Lucky though they were, they soon began to think they were not getting rich fast enough, and, imagining the bird must be made of gold inside, they decided to kill it in order to secure the whole store of precious metal at once. But when they cut it open they found it was just like any other goose. Thus, they neither got rich all at once, as they had hoped, nor enjoyed any longer the daily addition to their wealth. Moral of the story: Much wants more and loses all.

To find the generous goose, go to the Tomahawk Picnic Area. Cross the street and enter the path marked by a chain. At the first fork, take a right and cross a creek. At next fork, take a left, then right at a “T”. At the next “T” take a right and follow a fence until you reach a “Y”. Head right at the “Y” and watch for a light colored stump on right and clump of trees on left. The goose is hiding under some logs near the tree that is closest to the trail on the left. (Tip: Use black ink to stamp the goose and add orange aftwards using markers or pencil.)

Please rehide carefully so the goose lives to lay many golden eggs for future visitors! Continue on the trail and take a right at the next intersection, left at a “T”, then left at another “T” to return to your car.

Status reports on the goose would be greatly appreciated, since I live a long way from the area and won’t be able to check on him myself. Thanks!