The Wisconsin Geocaching Association

  Login or Register

Website Navigation

62.png Home

49.png Information Center
26.png WGA Newsletters
24.png Reviewer's Words
53.png Presentation Resources
39.png Geocaching Files
27.png Bookmarks
56.png Location Rules and Regs
49.png BOD Info Center

17.png Forums
16.png New Posts
20.png Unanswered Posts

calendar_day.png Upcoming Events
mapicon.png Map
29.png Calendar
11.png Submit Event

mapicon.png WGA State Park CachesNew content !

shield_star.png Cache of the Month
mapicon.png Past Winners Map

LonelyCache.png Lonely Cache Game
mapicon.png Current Map
26.png Scoreboard
11.png Submit Report

rescueiconsm.png Cache Rescue
11.png Submit a Mission

icon_community.gif Members
27.png Your Account
47.png Private Messages
contact_blue.png WGA Member Map
Geocaching_LIVE_poweredby_16.png GC.COM Authorization

icon_members.gif News
tree-T.gif Topics
tree-T.gif Archives
tree-L.gif Submit News

image_cultured.png Photo Gallery
tree-T.gif Updates
tree-L.gif Popular

shield.png Fun Stuff
28.png Recent Logs
TB.gif Picnic to Picnic TB Race Standings
TB.gif WGA Hauler

49.png Board of Directors
 
Contact Us

 
Facebook

Wisconsin Geocaching Association

 
Follow Us

Twitter Button

 
Subscribe to Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
 
Geocaching.com Search
View Search Syntax
 
COTM
Winner -
July 2014 Northern Zone:
Call Box

Winner -
July 2014 Northeast Zone:
Twisted Metal

Winner -
July 2014 West Central Zone:
The Island

Winner -
July 2014 South Central Zone:
Puzzle of Books

Winner -
July 2014 Southeast Zone:
Make do with what you have

Winner -
July 2014 Series of the Month:
Door County Barn Quilt Series


More Info >>>

 
 
Wisconsin Geocaching Association: Forums
 

 

View next topic
View previous topic
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
Trekkin and Birdin
WGA Member



Joined: 2007-02-08
Posts: 6027
Location: West Salem WI

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

I wish we could have joined Marc's cemetery trip today, but we couldn't. So....I'll share what has to be one of the most intriguing cemetery markers we've ever seen, right up there with the 'meteorite' in Prairie du Chien.

We stopped at this cache toward the end of the day yesterday. The cache didn't feature this stone, so you have to be on the lookout for it. It is life sized.


http://coord.info/GC4F202

The stone is placed looking out beyond the cemetery, at the south edge. It is placed for a couple who passed away within about 6 months of each other. Not terribly old. These are the kind of things we love about cemetery caching....those stories these stones might tell. Running to get the find and not looking around, you'd miss these stories.


Image

Image

Image

If the photos are frickin' huge, well...photobucket wasn't letting me size them down. Sorry! But the stone is huge!

_________________
Trekkin' and Birdin'
Let's just go out and find caches and be done with it! 
View user's profile Send private message
beccaday
WGA Secretary
WGA Secretary



Joined: 2010-09-22
Posts: 3666
Location: Waukesha

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

That's so cool! Thanks for sharing, we'll try and squeeze that one in there some time. My husband loves wandering around cemeteries and speculating on the history of the area.

_________________
Not all who wander are lost, some are geocaching.

Disclaimer: This post and the contents of any links or images attached is the opinion of this poster and not that of the WGA or its Board of Directors. 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
wi_pattymel
WGA Member



Joined: 2011-02-11
Posts: 25

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Just went on our bucket list, married in 1999, it's kind of sad. Sad

Thanks for sharing this caching opportunity!
 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Trekkin and Birdin
WGA Member



Joined: 2007-02-08
Posts: 6027
Location: West Salem WI

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I did the math based on one of the couple's birthdates, and they were only in their 20s. Ages of our sons now. Sad It's a really interesting thing to find, and people might miss it looking for the cache. We were surprised to see how much lichen has taken over in just ten years time (assuming the bear was placed the year of their death).

_________________
Trekkin' and Birdin'
Let's just go out and find caches and be done with it! 
View user's profile Send private message
Sloughfoot
WGA Member



Joined: 2007-03-13
Posts: 192

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We found that cache also and found it very interesting. This is why we love cemetary caches. We always walk around the cemetary and very rarely do we not find something interesting.
 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:       
Post new topic   Reply to topic

View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2008 phpBB Group
:: Theme & Graphics by Daz :: Ported for PHP-Nuke by nukemods.com ::
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
 
Forums ©
 
Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Parental Consent Form | contact | Comments ]

All content © 2013 Wisconsin Geocaching Association, except comments and forum entries which are property of their posters.

The Groundspeak Geocaching Logo is a registered trademark of Groundspeak, Inc. Used with permission.
 


Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the WGA Terms of Use


Distributed by Raven PHP Scripts
New code written and maintained by the RavenNuke™ TEAM


(Original PHP-Nuke Code Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi)
Page Generation: 0.10 Seconds

:: fisubice phpbb2 style by Daz :: PHP-Nuke theme by www.nukemods.com ::
:: fisubice Theme Recoded To 100% W3C CSS & HTML 4.01 Transitional & XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance by RavenNuke™ TEAM ::

:: W3C CSS Compliance Validation :: W3C HTML 4.01 Transitional Compliance Validation :: W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance Validation ::