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AustinMN
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: Tell the truth... Reply with quote

With temps heading below zero for the next couple days, how many of us are spending a lot more time right now looking at cache listings than going out looking for caches?

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Austin (the winter wimp)
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Aix sponsa
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only the next couple of cold days? That sums up my entire winter. Very Happy I think I'm allergic to winter. I have two white calendar days during that cold snap. If I don't find caches then I have to wait another year. Sad I'll admit I did go out on snowshoes yesterday to check on a cache I co-own and today I skied to a cache. It just takes me an hour or two to convince myself to get out there. I'd say it is a good time to design a clever container. I have one in my mind that might be ready to go on Thursday.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the winds dies down, I'll for sure be finding a few caches in the cold.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If the winds dies down, I'll for sure be finding a few caches in the cold.


But consider: your low temps are our high temps, though I doubt that would stop you.
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schmittfamily
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year during a cold snap we got the 2 caches at the Mall of America.

Are there other places with inside caches?
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Rustynails
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

schmittfamily wrote:
Last year during a cold snap we got the 2 caches at the Mall of America.

Are there other places with inside caches?


The Minnesota Science Museum in St. Paul.
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AerosmithPA
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Joined: 19 Nov 2005

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Hockey Day! No time for caching this day.
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dornole
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oddly after working on the 366 challenge all last year - I only missed 2 days in dec due to being very sick, and none in jan or feb. summer is where all my holes are. I'll admit to a lot of park n grab street sign caches in winter though. I did get out early enough today, it was 35 and great out this morning before the cold front howled in.
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tonkaMN
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found 60 today before the wind picked up and I still got to watch the Gopher hockey game. I heard there was another hockey game tonight but I didn't bother watching that one. College hockey is the best!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

International Falls has an indoor cache..I wonder why?
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15Tango
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Joined: 17 Dec 2002

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In December of 2011, I had to force myself outside to find caches to fill my grid - even went to a Wal-Mart parking lot in the dark in my Army ACUs because one of my blanks was during a Guard weekend. Now, I'm trying to keep a days-with-finds streak alive (even though I did reach 100 days, and even though I told myself I'd be satisfied with reaching that goal, I just can't bear the thought of starting over again now that I'm somewhere around 170). I guess I have an advantage by living in St. Paul - I managed to save one of Team Ripley's P&G caches, and I still have a handful of Sparky Fry's Saint Paul Challenge Series that I qualify for in order to find something nearby and quick in order to keep my streak going. But I'll admit, it's hard to force myself outside, and with this cold snap, if I didn't have a few P&G caches near where I was already headed to run some other errands, I probably would have gladly let my streak end today.
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Mrs. Mizzou
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am impressed with everyone who has the stamina to complete a streak - especially in the cold and snow.

Good luck out there. I need to put more wood on the fire!
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Mn-treker
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went out today temp 0 wind strong, Rum River State Forest.
The woods cuts the wind and did not feel as cold.
My dog also could handle it better, after .5 mile hike he did not want to get back in the truck. He wanted to go find more, he realy likes to hike in the woods. The forest roads up there are not good for travel now except by snowmobile.
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Boreal Walker
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't Hibernate. Celebrate.

Managed to find one ice cache yesterday in the dark. Yes, it was cold but that is incentive to move faster. The wind was a gusting. Eight hardy souls showed up last night to the event at 2200. It lasted about fifteen minutes and we were on our way. The right set of clothes is enough to keep me caching throughout the winter.
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Hunter-Killer
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-20 F this morning, -45 F with the wind, and is it gusting. I don't think that would be a wise choice to go after a cache. Sauna and hot tub yes, tuperware....no.
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