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Accepting November 2011 Cache Of The Month Nominations

 
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msteffel
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:29 am    Post subject: Accepting November 2011 Cache Of The Month Nominations Reply with quote

Nominations for November 2011 Cache of the Month are now open (from now till end of day on October 31st). For full details check check here, but the short version - if you find an outstanding cache, reply to this post with the caches name and what made it so special that you want to nominate it for Cache of the Month!

The beautiful falls colors, cool mornings and warm afternoons and decrease in the mosquitoes - it's a great time to cache (in non-hunting areas) in Minnesota!
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msteffel
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A-body says:

I'd like to nominate Under Lock and Key GC33X68 by Seldon. It is a well done winter friendly traditional with a twist.
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Draconisdax
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to nominate:
GC1QRCH: C&C's Evil Cacher by Commander & Chief

The cache listed above is the Final in a great series of caches in the Austin Area...to be specific, the Hormel Nature Center on the Northeast "corner" of Austin.

The series of caches (Multi, Traditional x2 and a Puzzle) take you all over the Hormel Nature Center. For the most part, it is a very easy walk over a great area...wooded, grassland and along the river in various parts. There are a number of caches in the same park that can be found...and the area has room for more!!!

We went for this one in Late August and had to deal with very few bugs!!! As stated eariler, the terrain is mainly flat and very easy to walk. Had we not been there so late in the day, I would have gladdly taken more time to explore the park further.

If you ever find yourself in the Austin Area with some extra time on your hands, I would highly recommend this series of caches!!! If not, plan some time and a trip down to the area for this cache!!! The final will NOT disapoint you...it surprised us!!!

C&C's Evil Cacher-Final: http://coord.info/GC1QRCH
Speak No Evil: http://coord.info/GC1QRDG
Hear No Evil: http://coord.info/GC1QTAD
See No Evil: http://coord.info/GC1QTBT
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AerosmithPA
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to nominate a very meaningful cache, the Russ (Ole) Crawford Memorial Geo-Bench (GC30J8Y) by (and Lena) for Cache of the Month, November, 2011.

Russ Crawford was a pioneer of geocaching in northeastern Minnesota. He also had a very unusual ability to make anyone he met on the trail feel as they were the most important person in the world at that time. Russ always had life adventure stories which were captivating and seemed bigger than life. And though he had a biography which was full of ability and achievement, Russ lived very humbly and preferred to simply be known in his retirement years as "Ole" to the many geocachers he touched.

We all lost Russ very unexpectedly on September 14, 2010. Soon after, his wife "Lena" asked a few of Russ' friends to help her find a location for a memorial bench to be placed in his honor. As discussions went on, the suggestion was made to make the bench an active geocache, and the Russ (Ole) Crawford Memorial Geo-Bench was soon born. I encourage all Minnesota geocachers to travel to rural Deer River to take this cache in. Until then, I encourage all to take the time to read the logs associated with this cache, and also enjoy the pictures which are linked to it.
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sigilwig44
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArcherDragoon wrote:
I would like to nominate:
GC1QRCH: C&C's Evil Cacher by Commander & Chief

The cache listed above is the Final in a great series of caches in the Austin Area...to be specific, the Hormel Nature Center on the Northeast "corner" of Austin.

The series of caches (Multi, Traditional x2 and a Puzzle) take you all over the Hormel Nature Center. For the most part, it is a very easy walk over a great area...wooded, grassland and along the river in various parts. There are a number of caches in the same park that can be found...and the area has room for more!!!

We went for this one in Late August and had to deal with very few bugs!!! As stated eariler, the terrain is mainly flat and very easy to walk. Had we not been there so late in the day, I would have gladdly taken more time to explore the park further.

If you ever find yourself in the Austin Area with some extra time on your hands, I would highly recommend this series of caches!!! If not, plan some time and a trip down to the area for this cache!!! The final will NOT disapoint you...it surprised us!!!

C&C's Evil Cacher-Final: http://coord.info/GC1QRCH
Speak No Evil: http://coord.info/GC1QRDG
Hear No Evil: http://coord.info/GC1QTAD
See No Evil: http://coord.info/GC1QTBT


This one is Fun. I have always liked it. Good luck C&C Wink
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Sharknose Bunnies
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to nominate, no, check that—I'm compelled to nominate the incredibly awesome and clever Five Phalanges to Fix Your Flute, by mnfishnutz and troutonthebrain.

Don't want to say much to give this one away, but it's a testament to how good this cache is when it has 7 finds and 7 favorite points in its first week. Well worth the trip to Plymouth to give this a shot, and it's very conveniently located near the road. Good times all around!
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knowschad
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!! Looks like it is going to be a tough month for voting, with all these nominees! But I have to add one more. Its a mutli, so I know that its chances are slim for that reason alone, but I must say that it is a multi that you will be telling stories about, years from now. It is another jaklimber cache. I found it today with Team Dennis. In my 7 years of caching, I have never seen a cache done quite like this one.

The cache is Log Cabin: http://coord.info/GC1NX9G Give it a shot... you will be challenged, and if you find it, you will be impressed!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

knowschad wrote:
Wow!! Looks like it is going to be a tough month for voting, with all these nominees! But I have to add one more. Its a mutli, so I know that its chances are slim for that reason alone, but I must say that it is a multi that you will be telling stories about, years from now. It is another jaklimber cache. I found it today with Team Dennis. In my 7 years of caching, I have never seen a cache done quite like this one.

The cache is Log Cabin: http://coord.info/GC1NX9G Give it a shot... you will be challenged, and if you find it, you will be impressed!


I believe I have an unlogged DNF on this cache. In my defense, I was caching blind and didn't know it was a multicache. Not even sure why I didn't log my DNF as I take pride in them. Most certainly will have to give it another shot if Dan recommends it.
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GUROJO
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can attest to the cleverness of jaklimber's Log Cabin cache. It's one of those that is right in front of you the whole time but you don't see it until you get out of your geo-mental comfort zone. And, C&C's Evil Cacher finale is awesome as is the series. And the seldon gem too. Tough vote this month.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
knowschad wrote:
Wow!! Looks like it is going to be a tough month for voting, with all these nominees! But I have to add one more. Its a mutli, so I know that its chances are slim for that reason alone, but I must say that it is a multi that you will be telling stories about, years from now. It is another jaklimber cache. I found it today with Team Dennis. In my 7 years of caching, I have never seen a cache done quite like this one.

The cache is Log Cabin: http://coord.info/GC1NX9G Give it a shot... you will be challenged, and if you find it, you will be impressed!


I believe I have an unlogged DNF on this cache. In my defense, I was caching blind and didn't know it was a multicache. Not even sure why I didn't log my DNF as I take pride in them. Most certainly will have to give it another shot if Dan recommends it.


Went back down to Kasson and quickly realized that my DNF wasn't this cache.. I hadn't attempted this one before. I found it on the first attempt the other day and took a bit to focus in on stage #1. Very nicely done.
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msteffel
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nominations for November Cache of the Month is closed. Voting can be found here.
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