As of Sept. 26, in the state of Wisconsin, there are 3,065 caches registered through www.geocaching.com.
Three-hundred seventeen of the caches are within a 50-mile radius of the 53583 Zip Code.
There are three caches hidden somewhere in Prairie du Sac, one out on Blackhawk Ridge, one between Sauk Prairie and Mazomanie and dozens in Devil’s Lake State Park.
Some caches are humorous, like the Batman cache, hidden by Jeff and Bonnie Little, near Gotham, or one of the Littles’ other caches, near Dr. Evermor’s and Delaney’s Surplus, along U.S. Hwy. 12.
The Littles now maintain the Dr. Evermor cache as a courtesy to the person who placed it ï¿½ another rule of geocaching.
For those who place caches, they must be in a location in which they can maintain the cache and check on it from time to time.
If a person cannot check on it periodically, it is possible to ask another cacher to look after it.
The Little’s go by the handle, “Hotdogs_Off_Trail,” and often times they leave a plastic hot dog behind inside the caches they find and the caches they’ve created.