Scottish Fairy Series  LbNA # 38516

OwnerThe Doctors B    
Placed DateMay 3 2008
LocationDecorah, IA
Found Bywalkingstick (Attempted)
Last UpdateJun 9 2011
Hike Distance?

These Scottish Fairies can be found at the Palisades Park in Decorah, IA.

As you enter the park, you will find a steep, uphill drive (please be cautious—the 1-lane road has 2 way traffic for part of the drive.) Drive up, up, up, until you get to a parking/picnic area at the top.
-At this parking area, instead of driving round the loop, take the car path that veers off to
the right to a small dirt/gravel parking area that features several large rocks that block vehicles from entering the walking path. Trail point #47 will be at your back.
-Follow the path in front of the parking area, indicated by a brown trailhead marker and
three wooden posts.

Box #1:
-Take the trail indicated by the brown trailhead, keeping an eye out for a large 3-trunked tree on the left side of the path. The tree next to this 3-trunker will be “pointing” to the 3-trunked tree with its “broken arm.”
-From the space between the 3-trunked tree and the tree with the “broken arm”, take a reading of 110 degrees to a rotting double-trunked tree with a log wedged in the crotch, up against a wire fence. (Your view of the goal tree may be slightly obscured by another double-trunked tree).
-The box is in the hollow base of the tree, covered with sticks and debris. Please re-hide well.

Box #2:
-Continue down the trail, going under a tree that bends is trunk over the path.
-Just after this tree, take the side path to the left, downhill.
-Pass the small tree in the path that acts as sentinel.
-Cross over 3 logs on the path, until you come to a striking “naked” white tree, reaching
above all other trees.
-Box is under the pile of bark at the base of tree. It is our goal that you shouldn’t have to
dig too much, but please cover well.

Box #3:
-Go back up to the main path and back past your car.
-Now begin at the end of the trail that is marked with the #47. Head downhill.
-When the main trail bends sharply to the right, don’t follow it. Instead continue straight and take the “path less traveled”, joining up with another trail.
-Follow this new trail past a large log that lies parallel to the trail on the right, a 2 ˝ foot stump that stands on the left of the trail, and then a large 3-trunked tree on the right.
-Continue to follow this trail for quite some time, as it winds along the river, finally coming to a clearing that meets up with a paved road.
-Standing in the clearing and facing the road, look and find an old, dying grandfather tree that has many holes and knobs.
-Just to the left of the large, dying tree, is a small, “naked” log that runs parallel to the road.
-Very carefully cross the road and look behind and inside the left-hand (downhill) end of the log.
-Be cautious and stay out of the road as you retrieve this box.
-Head back the way you came, veering to the left rather than right to find your way back to your car.

Please note: these boxes may not necessarily be in the order indicated on Atlasquest. They may be "mixed up" between the three hiding places.