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William O'Brien Event

 
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andrewmcc
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:54 pm    Post subject: William O'Brien Event Reply with quote

I know that this will probably end up in Events category but I thought it was important that it start in park relations because that is why I took on the event.
In May they asked me to do an event for their big fall event. I felt that it was an important thing for the MnGCA to do with the state parks.
The park service is very excited about how geocaching has done in the parks and now I am trying to reel some of the new cachers into the fold.

I know there is a lot of other geocaching events going on that weekend but for anyone that is going to stick near home I would love to see you come out.
I could use some help with staffing a informational table in the exhibitor booth, bringing rolls or donuts for the morning coffee and doing some temp caches.

A Million Shades of Autumn Geocache Event
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved to Events with a shadow left in Park Relations.
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andrewmcc
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EVENT UPDATE!

We have guest cache hiders for our temp caches

bobcam

Topgear

Trail Zombie

NEW ACTIVITY: Trail Zombie is putting together a timed geocache race. he is hiding a bunch of caches that anyone can race to get. It will be a timed race and can be done on Saturday or Sunday when ever you want during the event hours.

Thanks to everyone that have contacted me to help out with the event: MNsearchers, EMTcop, theodellfamily, Bus&Betty,Topgear, Trail Zombie

Still looking for more help for the MnGCA info table and temp caches.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANOTHER UPDATE

I just got the schedule for the 2 days at the park. Check A Million Shades of Autumn

I have more geocachers that volunteered to help out, Jonifer bringing rolls, x51hz and Kumorion who volunteered on the day this was published but I forgot to mention before (my bad).

My brother's company printed 200 geocaching pamphlets from Geocaching.com that we can pass out at the info table.

The state Park's new pathtags came in in time for the event.

If we could get geocachers to staff the MnGCA info table please sign up for 2 hour shifts.

Saturday
10-12
12-2
2-4

Sunday
10-12
12-2
2-4

First come first serve
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrewmcc wrote:


If we could get geocachers to staff the MnGCA info table please sign up for 2 hour shifts.

Saturday
10-12
12-2
2-4

Sunday
10-12
12-2
2-4

First come first serve


Put us down for the Saturday, 12-2 shift.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bus&Betty wrote:


Put us down for the Saturday, 12-2 shift.
B&B


THANKS, It's yours.
Andy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATE!!!!

The Trail Zombie Challenge is all set! Get ready for a fun race for the caches to win the coveted GOLD AMMO BOX!

Remember all those that have them, bring your name tags to reuse. If you don't have them PM me and I will try to make you one.

Any donations for door prizes would be great?

THIS IS A 2 DAY EVENT SO YOU CAN COME SATURDAY OR SUNDAY. COFFEE WILL BE OUT AT 10:00AM BOTH DAYS.
Caches will be out until 5:00 Sunday.

I will be camping at site 29. Stop in and say hi and a s'more Friday night.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any way to get a William O'Brian Pathtag without going to the event? I'd go but I'm going to be in Chicago this weekend. Sad

Will extras be placed in the state park cache?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeoAddict wrote:
Is there any way to get a William O'Brian Pathtag without going to the event? I'd go but I'm going to be in Chicago this weekend. Sad

Will extras be placed in the state park cache?


The park owns them and we only got 100. They will put them in their caches randomly after the event. If any one is interested in a trade I will see if the park is interested in that.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super. Thanks a bunch.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, what a weekend! We made over 100 muggles into real geocachers. We had many great geocachers as trainers, I think some of our volunteers found out how much fun it is the teach someone how to do something you love to do. Thanks to those who stayed to help train, odellfamily,komoorion,topgear,X51hz and bus&betty
The experienced and the newbies were challenged with a great variety of temp caches.There were some real tricky hides, scary hides and some fun hides. More than one newbie found out what we all have known, meralgia has an evil mind! They learned what caching in the real world is.
Thanks meralgia, topgear, x51hz, odellfamily and bobcam for putting out the temps and 1wheelr and littecait for picking them up.
A big thanks goes to Trail Zombie for doing everything to set up the race. He did not even get to spend much time at the event but worked hard before it.
Thanks to mnsearchers for setting up and entering the temps, that was one thing I was worried about getting done in time.
Jonifer brought us tons of great rolls and donuts, Thanks
Things would have not gone so smoothly with out the odellfamily! They filled all the gaps that I could not get to or missed. They were there all day both days and nights.
They also fed everyone with their famous chili and chicken soup! Thanks guys.
My daughter T-Birdmac and wife tried to keep me from running around with my head cut off.
Thanks to the William O'Brien staff for letting us share our fun.
The one thing a geocacher can do better than find caches is talk about finding caches. That is just as fun!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like it was a blast! Wish I could have gone!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again to Andy and everyone involved. I had a great time and met some new people along the way. I even met DLHcacher for the 5 minutes he was there for. I hope to see everyone on the 11th in the Rice Creek event. Take care, TopGear Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

!!!!!THE RESULTS ARE IN FOR THE TRAIL ZOMBIE GEO RACE!!!!
The winners of the gold Ammo can is, with a time of 31 mins PaddlinMad and choromanskilynn!
They forgot to write there name on the score sheet so it took a little to find them.
CONGRATS Ladies!
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