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Use extra caution at Wirth Lake.

 
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Rustynails
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject: Use extra caution at Wirth Lake. Reply with quote

Use extra caution when caching at Wirth Lake in the area of this cache http://coord.info/GC35VY9 . Don't cache alone, cache with another person.

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Mrs. Mizzou
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Rusty - you do have some adventures!
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Rustynails
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After reading Sharknose Bunnies FTF log, I think I know what's going on there.
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Brooklyn51
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw this one when it came out and we live only three miles away--but not brave enough to travel in that park at night. This park has had a shifty reputation since we first lived here, as far back as the 70s. Honestly, we don't go there during the day either. Sad!
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gdawgs
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I typically put my permit to carry to use when we travel into the cities. I hope and pray I will never have to use it, but just in case.
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Sky King 36
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, I have heard that the Palmer Lake park to the north also has a bad reputation. So far, in all my travels, the MN rest area on I-94 just on the MN side of the river is the only place where I have stumbled into "casual hookup" territory. It's more common than you think and it's a problem that plagues regional parks and highway rest areas.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gdawgs wrote:
I typically put my permit to carry to use when we travel into the cities. I hope and pray I will never have to use it, but just in case.


Somehow I don't think hanging out at Wirth after dark with a concealed firearm, permitted or not, would hold well against the use of deadly force laws in the state of MN. And that's coming from someone who IS permitted to carry as well.
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Rustynails
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sky King 36 wrote:
Sadly, I have heard that the Palmer Lake park to the north also has a bad reputation. So far, in all my travels, the MN rest area on I-94 just on the MN side of the river is the only place where I have stumbled into "casual hookup" territory. It's more common than you think and it's a problem that plagues regional parks and highway rest areas.


He was very "casual" at Wirth lake Shocked .
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gdawgs
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
gdawgs wrote:
I typically put my permit to carry to use when we travel into the cities. I hope and pray I will never have to use it, but just in case.


Somehow I don't think hanging out at Wirth after dark with a concealed firearm, permitted or not, would hold well against the use of deadly force laws in the state of MN. And that's coming from someone who IS permitted to carry as well.


Is that how my statement came across?? If so, you need to reread what I wrote. Especially the "hope and pray I never have to use it" part.
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team_geomonkey
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad I saw this post! I cache theo wirth every now and then on my way home from work - and I am almost always alone. Nope.. Next time, I will talk a buddy into coming along!!
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sparkyfry
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar -- although fortunately not as explicit -- encounter at one of KB's caches in Crosby:
my log - jonas' log

Also, rustynails., I just sent you a question via gc.com...
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just think you all are being insenstive to the needs of those with alternative lifestyles. Wink
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fireman121
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would'nt be caught dead in that park at night.
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Rustynails
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fireman121 wrote:
I would'nt be caught dead in that park at night.
Shocked


This happened in the afternoon. I would say about 2:00PM.
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