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Farmerted
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:59 pm    Post subject: Interesting prospective Reply with quote

http://extra.twincities.com/treasurehunt/index.php?topic=309.0
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msteffel
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it interesting that none of them said what they did the caches they found... did they leave them there, take them, trash them... did they take the 'medallion' that they found?

I wonder what the attrition rate is on caches in St. Paul hidden in parks (especially those that are 'favorites' for where the medallion might be)?
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really surprised that there hasn't been a lot of pressure to drop the medallion hunt. I realize it has a long tradition and a LOT of people enjoy it every year, but have you ever seen what the parks look like after the locusts descend?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Medallion hunt, what's that?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emmanogoldfish wrote:
Medallion hunt, what's that?

I think we need to get speedy over here to explain that!!!
Wink

http://www.winter-carnival.com/

and

http://www.twincities.com/ci_14193627
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArcherDragoon wrote:
emmanogoldfish wrote:
Medallion hunt, what's that?

I think we need to get speedy over here to explain that!!!
Wink

http://www.winter-carnival.com/

and

http://www.twincities.com/ci_14193627


Well the Medallion Hunt is a Winter Carnival activity in which the finder of said medallion will win a prize of $10,000 cache..sorry cash. Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So they miss the snow up a bit, who cares it melts in the spring any ways.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fireman121 wrote:
So they miss the snow up a bit, who cares it melts in the spring any ways.


Mess up the snow, dig up the ground, flip over rocks, and generally destroy the areas where they are looking. Central Park in Roseville lost a good number of caches a couple years ago when it was thought the medallion was there.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedysk1 wrote:
ArcherDragoon wrote:
emmanogoldfish wrote:
Medallion hunt, what's that?

I think we need to get speedy over here to explain that!!!
Wink

http://www.winter-carnival.com/

and

http://www.twincities.com/ci_14193627


Well the Medallion Hunt is a Winter Carnival activity in which the finder of said medallion will win a prize of $10,000 cache..sorry cash. Laughing Wink


But only if they buy the button before the deadline..
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: Interesting prospective Reply with quote

Farmerted wrote:
http://extra.twincities.com/treasurehunt/index.php?topic=309.0

Looks like another geocoin bites the dust!
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red_Devil35 wrote:


Mess up the snow, dig up the ground, flip over rocks, and generally destroy the areas where they are looking. Central Park in Roseville lost a good number of caches a couple years ago when it was thought the medallion was there.


... and Roseville submitted a claim (and received funds) for damages.

No one tells the stories of non-cachers who rehide *found* caches, and educate others who find them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poppa99 cache must have been found a pile of times based upon all the footsteps and moved stuff, but the cache was still sitting there waiting for me to sign the log, before I returned to the adventure of the hunt... Lot of fun...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tn4HYYUZo4&feature=youtube_gdata
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