February Frolic!  LbNA # 37908

OwnerWisconsin Hiker      
Placed DateFeb 9 2008
CountyMilwaukee
Location??, WI
Boxes1
Found Byshooting starz
Last UpdateJul 8 2014

Clues

Last found/checked: 16-APR-08

Time: ~30-45 minutes depending on season and trail conditions

Terrain: Fairly level with grassy (just guessing, since it was SNOWY when we were there) trail most of the time. Off trail to find box. Update: After the snow melted we discovered the trail is varied: grass, dirt and boardwalks. NOV 2010 Update: Apparently boardwalk construction is continuing, so areas that were trail may now be boardwalk.

In order to start your search, you first need to determine the starting point. To find out where it is, complete this short quiz related to February.

The month starts out on February __ (A) with a holiday where we all watch to see whether a
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ (B) __ __ will see his __ (C) __ __ __ __ __ (D). Next up is a day to celebrate the birthday of President __ __ __ __ __ __ __(E). He was born on February
__ (F) __, __ __ __ __. He was instrumental in ending the __ __ __ __ __ War and slavery. The war ended in the year __ __ __(G) __. On February __(H) __ (I) we all hope to receive a
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ (J)__ __ . It is a day to celebrate __ (K)__ __ __ and romance. Next we celebrate the birthday of President __ __ (L) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ . He was born on February __ __, __ __ (M) __ __. He was instrumental in gaining American independence by leading troops in the American __ __ __ __ __ __ __ (N)__ __ __ __ __ __ War. Last is a day that only appears every four years, __ (O)__ __ __ Day, on February __ __(P).

Substitute the letter or number before the uppercase letter in parentheses in your answers to decode the address:

DBJNELOK Park

GM(H+I)F C PA Street


Clues:

The Milwaukee area has been getting a LOT of snow this winter. It can cause some problems, but it can also provide a lot of fun. You may see some people enjoying the snow if you do this hike in the winter. However in any season, you can still find some friends frolicking in the snow by taking the path from the parking lot towards the clubhouse. When you reach the roadway, head right until you see a grouping of four large trees on your left [Update: based on reports, trees may be gone]. When you see them, head west with a sledding hill on your left and a lake on your right. Enter the woods and continue on the trail until you reach a fork. At this point veer right and see that you are welcome here [Update: or perhaps you are warned not to fish?]. Pass a small building, cross a bridge and travel along a boardwalk. When you are between boardwalks(or are going around a curve if the boardwalks get connected), head left on a walkway at 300 degrees. When you reach the unlucky post[reported to be quite faded in late 2010], veer left. Continue along as the walkway veers right and cross another bridge. Pass a sewer hole (what is THAT doing in the woods?!?) and then head left. Watch for a 25-30 snag on your right. The frolicking friends are tucked under a log on the southwest side of the tree. Please rehide them carefully after you record your visit.

Continue on the loop and pass another incongruous sewer and head left at a Y. Cross another bridge then head left downstream. When you reach a small boardwalk, turn right onto the same path you headed in on. At the unlucky post, head right, then right again at the T. Then it is boardwalk, bridge and building. Keep the lake on your left to return to the hill where the friends frolicked and make your way back to your vehicle.

Status reports would be greatly appreciated!