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2009 - Wildwood Bike Trail, Woodville, WI

The Wildwood Trail is bike trail which originates in Woodville, WI and runs about 8.5 miles to Spring Valley, WI.  The trail is managed by St. Croix County and is well groomed, composed primarily of packed gravel, and is very pleasant to ride.  On the north end, there is a short stretch of trail that is grass.  As the trail crosses into Pierce County to the south, you will be riding on what is essentially of collection of private property parcels that follow the old railroad right-of-way.  This section of the trail is not managed and is quite brutal to peddle.

The Wildwood Trail is also considered one of the very few geocaching power trails that exist in the country.  There literally is a geocache hidden every 600 to 1000 feet, with approximately 46 geocaches hidden on the entire trail length (see photograph #1 below).

On Saturday April 18th, 2009, a small group of avid geocachers joined me for a bike and geocaching trip along the Wildwood.  Our group included my geocaching mother, Norvina, TecGeoJim, MinnesotaBrad and myself.  We managed to score all 46 geocaches along the trail and the finds seemed to be fairly balanced between the group.  After completing the bike trail, TecGeoJim headed home and the rest of us continued caching for another couple of hours.  My numbers for the day totaled 58 finds which is my new daily record.  The two most memorable caches for me were not on the power trail, but two caches on the north end of Eau Galle Reservoir (GCV8EQ and GCTPZV).

Enjoy the photographs (click thumbnails for larger view)..

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Geocaching The Wildwood Bike Trail
A view of the geocaches along the Wildwood Trail.
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Geocaching The Wildwood Bike Trail
Norvina sporting her brand new "girly bike".
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Geocaching The Wildwood Bike Trail
MinnesotaBrad, TecGeoJim and Bflentje.
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Geocaching The Wildwood Bike Trail
A view of the trail looking south.
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Geocaching The Wildwood Bike Trail
Norvina got her finger caught in the mouse trap.
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Geocaching The Wildwood Bike Trail
TecGeoJim signing us into the log.
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Geocaching The Wildwood Bike Trail
Norvina & MinnesotaBrad taking a break.
 

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