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Rustynails
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I understand he uses a diffrent name for caching. Spuke is a bogus name.
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Grey Wolf and Wild Rice
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Location: White Bear Township

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another way of saying "I'm still alive".
Quote:
(spuke) still stalks the sunny side of the sod.
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Rustynails
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy A few of Minnesota's top cachers came out to tackle this hide. Looks like they had a good time. More great stories to come as not everyone has logged. Very Happy


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Location: Minnesota, United States
yellowdogs found In The Middle of Butcher Country (Traditional Cache) at 5/19/2013

Log Date: 5/19/2013
For some reason my name keeps coming up for organizing this "event" and for capsizing my canoe. Well, I did reach out to a few of the "usual suspects" (including Dragoneye, tonkaMN, BigchiefS4, Valsey, Doublemoose, Leopold22, Fish2007 and Khoda) wanting an adventurous day and I may or may not have rocked the boat until it dumped out all of the contents! I never said that I was graceful [Wink]! We should all think of this as a "Christening" for the mis-adventure to the middle of Butcher Country. My favorite part of this so far is that while trying to get the water out of the canoe and back on shore I noticed Valsey hanging out of the canoe by his foot and floating on his back in the pond (doing the backstroke) not able to get himself loose and upright...sorry Mark and Ted. We were all glad that we had the forethought to remove cell phones and car keys before leaving the shoreline. Once we got most of the water out of the canoe and were able to get the 3 of us back in without tipping it, we had to maneuver out to pick up the missing paddle and then to point the canoe towards the gz. Eventually, we all found ourselves at the gz with 2 canoes, 2 kayaks, rakes and a metal detector that would not work because it was in the "wet" canoe. TonkaMN and I were already wet, so we drew the short straw and started searching in the knee deep water and the muddy bottom. Meanwhile, some of the others tried to rewire the metal detector while BigchiefS4 and Leopold22 worked the area from their floating vessels. After another long unfulfilled search, we reached out to the CO and pleaded for some help. He agreed to come check our work and see what he could do. We got word from the rescue crew on shore that a storm was approaching and wondered if the CO would make it before it hit. In short order the CO had arrived to the gz via a personal escort and verified what we all feared, but he held in his hand a replacement cache that we all gladly signed before re-hiding for him. We all made the quick paddle back and got everything loaded just as it started to rain. Thanks to all for joining us in this great adventure and maybe we can piece together how that canoe really tipped [Wink] Thanks to rustynails too!

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http://coord.info/GLB15DM5

Visit In The Middle of Butcher Country
http://coord.info/GC3AZRC

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bflentje
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rustynails wrote:
Very Happy A few of Minnesota's top cachers came out to tackle this hide. Looks like they had a good time. More great stories to come as not everyone has logged. Very Happy


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Location: Minnesota, United States
yellowdogs found In The Middle of Butcher Country (Traditional Cache) at 5/19/2013

Log Date: 5/19/2013
For some reason my name keeps coming up for organizing this "event" and for capsizing my canoe. Well, I did reach out to a few of the "usual suspects" (including Dragoneye, tonkaMN, BigchiefS4, Valsey, Doublemoose, Leopold22, Fish2007 and Khoda) wanting an adventurous day and I may or may not have rocked the boat until it dumped out all of the contents! I never said that I was graceful [Wink]! We should all think of this as a "Christening" for the mis-adventure to the middle of Butcher Country. My favorite part of this so far is that while trying to get the water out of the canoe and back on shore I noticed Valsey hanging out of the canoe by his foot and floating on his back in the pond (doing the backstroke) not able to get himself loose and upright...sorry Mark and Ted. We were all glad that we had the forethought to remove cell phones and car keys before leaving the shoreline. Once we got most of the water out of the canoe and were able to get the 3 of us back in without tipping it, we had to maneuver out to pick up the missing paddle and then to point the canoe towards the gz. Eventually, we all found ourselves at the gz with 2 canoes, 2 kayaks, rakes and a metal detector that would not work because it was in the "wet" canoe. TonkaMN and I were already wet, so we drew the short straw and started searching in the knee deep water and the muddy bottom. Meanwhile, some of the others tried to rewire the metal detector while BigchiefS4 and Leopold22 worked the area from their floating vessels. After another long unfulfilled search, we reached out to the CO and pleaded for some help. He agreed to come check our work and see what he could do. We got word from the rescue crew on shore that a storm was approaching and wondered if the CO would make it before it hit. In short order the CO had arrived to the gz via a personal escort and verified what we all feared, but he held in his hand a replacement cache that we all gladly signed before re-hiding for him. We all made the quick paddle back and got everything loaded just as it started to rain. Thanks to all for joining us in this great adventure and maybe we can piece together how that canoe really tipped [Wink] Thanks to rustynails too!

Visit this log entry at the below address:
http://coord.info/GLB15DM5

Visit In The Middle of Butcher Country
http://coord.info/GC3AZRC

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I heard about the story from one in the crew but to me, it sounds like a DNF. Shocked But only because I wasn't there.. Laughing
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King Boreas
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Location: Exploring Minnesota

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Location: Minnesota, United States
knowschad found Twelve Dreams: Life Has Just Begun (Archived) (Traditional Cache) at 5/23/2013

Log Date: 5/23/2013

I was out looking for morels today. Pulled off to check out this little public area, and as I was tromping through the woods, I spotted what appeared to be the ruins of an old foundation. Next, I noticed a tin canister lying next to a log, partially covered by a piece of bark. "Could it be?"

I gingerly opened the canister to see a beer cozy and a pencil, crawling with little tiny ants. I carefully removed those, to see a baggy, also covered in ants and ant eggs. Sure enough, I had found me a geocache! Dug through the contents until I found the log... amazingly bone dry! The FTF on the log was Zuma!, followed by ArcherDragoon, both in 2007. The last find was unreadable (but apparently was Arcticabn) but was also dated 2007.

The cache log said the name of the cache was "Life has just begun", but I couldn't find one with that name in Archerdragoon's finds for that period. But I did find one called Twelve Dreams: Life Has Just Begun. Aha!!

This very lonely cache survives! In hindsight, I probably should have CITO'd it, but it is there, and although it isn't in the best of condition, the log is still good. I think it should be unarchived, since it still seems to comply with the proximity guidelines!

Visit this log entry at the below address:
http://coord.info/GLB2AHA1

Visit Twelve Dreams: Life Has Just Begun
http://coord.info/GC1105A


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sparkyfry
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

King Boreas wrote:
Location: Minnesota, United States
knowschad found Twelve Dreams: Life Has Just Begun (Archived) (Traditional Cache) at 5/23/2013

Log Date: 5/23/2013

I was out looking for morels today. Pulled off to check out this little public area, and as I was tromping through the woods, I spotted what appeared to be the ruins of an old foundation. Next, I noticed a tin canister lying next to a log, partially covered by a piece of bark. "Could it be?"

I gingerly opened the canister to see a beer cozy and a pencil, crawling with little tiny ants. I carefully removed those, to see a baggy, also covered in ants and ant eggs. Sure enough, I had found me a geocache! Dug through the contents until I found the log... amazingly bone dry! The FTF on the log was Zuma!, followed by ArcherDragoon, both in 2007. The last find was unreadable (but apparently was Arcticabn) but was also dated 2007.

The cache log said the name of the cache was "Life has just begun", but I couldn't find one with that name in Archerdragoon's finds for that period. But I did find one called Twelve Dreams: Life Has Just Begun. Aha!!

This very lonely cache survives! In hindsight, I probably should have CITO'd it, but it is there, and although it isn't in the best of condition, the log is still good. I think it should be unarchived, since it still seems to comply with the proximity guidelines!

Visit this log entry at the below address:
http://coord.info/GLB2AHA1

Visit Twelve Dreams: Life Has Just Begun
http://coord.info/GC1105A


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That might win the loneliest cache award...
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schmittfamily
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eskoclimber in his log for the "Lonely Cache Challenge" mentions a cache he found in South Dakota (GC57F9). Hidden 5/13/2002 with a FTF on 9/26/2009. Mere 88 months between hide and first find.
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Moe the Sleaze
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Posts: 1142
Location: Champlin, MN

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

King Boreas wrote:
Location: Minnesota, United States
knowschad found Twelve Dreams: Life Has Just Begun (Archived) (Traditional Cache) at 5/23/2013

Log Date: 5/23/2013

I was out looking for morels today. Pulled off to check out this little public area, and as I was tromping through the woods, I spotted what appeared to be the ruins of an old foundation. Next, I noticed a tin canister lying next to a log, partially covered by a piece of bark. "Could it be?"

I gingerly opened the canister to see a beer cozy and a pencil, crawling with little tiny ants. I carefully removed those, to see a baggy, also covered in ants and ant eggs. Sure enough, I had found me a geocache! Dug through the contents until I found the log... amazingly bone dry! The FTF on the log was Zuma!, followed by ArcherDragoon, both in 2007. The last find was unreadable (but apparently was Arcticabn) but was also dated 2007.

The cache log said the name of the cache was "Life has just begun", but I couldn't find one with that name in Archerdragoon's finds for that period. But I did find one called Twelve Dreams: Life Has Just Begun. Aha!!

This very lonely cache survives! In hindsight, I probably should have CITO'd it, but it is there, and although it isn't in the best of condition, the log is still good. I think it should be unarchived, since it still seems to comply with the proximity guidelines!

Visit this log entry at the below address:
http://coord.info/GLB2AHA1

Visit Twelve Dreams: Life Has Just Begun
http://coord.info/GC1105A


Wink


Wow! Silent Bob, Arcticabn, and I were the previous last to find.
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King Boreas
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Joined: 16 Dec 2002

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Location: Exploring Minnesota

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Location: Arizona, United States
KCSearcher found Colorado City (Traditional Cache) at 5/5/2013


Log Date: 5/5/2013
#7846. TNLN. Signed all the logs with ORCA (my brother resides in ORegon, I in CAlifornia). Out with the male part of the Bubblegummers (my brother) on day 4 of a 17 day Southern California and Arizona vacation caching trip with goals to:

COMPLETE:
-- California County Challenge http://coord.info/GC22RR8 DONE [Very Happy][Very Happy][Very Happy]
-- County Seats of California Challenge http://coord.info/GC22RR6 DONE [Very Happy][Very Happy][Very Happy]
-- Cache Across Arizona http://coord.info/GC20B0V
-- Arizona Delorme Challenge http://coord.info/GC1AHJN
CONTINUE TO WORK ON:
-- California Delorme Challenge (Southern & Central) http://coord.info/GC18M1N
-- Golden State Delorme Challenge http://coord.info/GC1M0M0
AND FIND:
-- The Well-Travelled Cacher (bthomas) Challenge L.A. Cache http://coord.info/GC2KN8Z DONE [Very Happy][Very Happy][Very Happy]
-- Cache Across America – Arizona http://coord.info/GCX0KA

This also qualified as my daily cache. This now makes the current daily streak 966 days which is a new record for me. Traveled 8+ hours, 299.4 miles (1.1 on foot) from Las Vegas, NV to Page, AZ with a cost today of $9.29 per find. Totals thru today on the trip starting 5/2 in Concord, CA: 1,844.4 miles (5.8 on foot), 81 finds with an average cost of $10.82 per find. This was #12 of 20 found today. Good coordinates. Quick and easy. Cache is in good shape. Replaced as found. Elevation per my GPSr is 4932 feet. Weather about 71 degrees this late morning. Sunny, high haze, breezy. TFTH.

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http://coord.info/GLB56K8H

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http://coord.info/GC1GHNM
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King Boreas
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Location: Exploring Minnesota

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trekkin' and birdin' found Minnesota Challenge: DeLorme Atlas 2006 (Unknown Cache) at 6/3/2013

Log Date: 6/3/2013

Where to begin with this one? How about “long ago in a state over the river,” which will make more sense as this story unfolds.

We took our time completing the Wisconsin DeLorme and vowed….no more of these! However…..we live right across the Mississippi from Minnesota, so we were finding things in the Driftless already. Birdin’ was born and bred in Minneapolis and most family members still live in the state. I noticed a log of mine back in February 09 on the cache page, asking if there was an updated atlas, just in case we might pursue this. Well, after today I think it’s safe to say….we pursued it.

We had a good dent in the southeast corner due to our location. We were hitting pages around the Metro, since family visits gave us an excuse to cache there. Birdin’s father grew up in Duluth, so a long time love of the North Shore and a continued love for the scenery and type of caching up there had that well covered, too.

From there, it was a matter of getting west. We took a day trip to Pipestone National Monument a few years back with zuma, finishing off the bottom row. A “party boat” to Garden Island with a bunch of fun MnGAers got many up the middle. Some were gathered as we headed out on a west coast trip after retiring a couple years ago.

It was that northwestern corner on the open plains that kept holding us back. One thing or another always came into play and we could never pull it off. Until…..Birdin’ received an email from someone in Erskine Minnesota, inquiring about availability for a storytelling gig there in June. Where in the world is Erskine Minnesota? Oh my! We need that page and all those others around it, plus one other one, to finish this puppy off! The plans were made and we were on our way at last. Can it be said that maybe we were paid to complete the challenge? [;]]

Everyone has their approach to a challenge of this sort, each equally valid for that team. Ours is to try and get to the out of the way treasures, whether historical, natural or just plain goofy, taking our own sweet time. For us, the essence of such a challenge is discovery and exploration. We tried to get off the main roads, sometimes onto Minimum Maintenance, lace up our hikers or pull out our paddles and see what’s there. We found pictographs paddling the BWCA. We saw a huge ball of twine and a giant toe. We took long hikes in many of the state forests and parks. Birdin’ saw lots of birds, but still no moose. We were able to complete this challenge in our own way, and thank KB for trusting us to do the work, and sharing the coordinates so we could look for this cache on our way back from the flat, flat plains beyond Grand Forks to home in the rugged bluffs above the Mississippi. Our trip to the cache was enjoyable, as this was another undiscovered gem for us. Once we reached the hilltop, Trekkin’ commented that a person can look one way at humanity (not his words, though) and one way at nature. Pursuing the DeLorme often gave us that experience, so this was a great way to finish it. We left a TB that is a tennis shoe, representative of our chosen approach to the Minnesota DeLorme. SL TFTC

Visit this log entry at the below address:
http://coord.info/GLB5Q6D6

Visit Minnesota Challenge: DeLorme Atlas 2006
http://coord.info/GCTVMK

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http://coord.info/PR17965
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AerosmithPA
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Location: Grand Rapids

PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great writing!

Location: Minnesota, United States
ruderat found Wabana beach (Traditional Cache) at 6/18/2013

Log Date: 6/18/2013
FTF - The seas were angry that day my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup at a deli. One can only imaging the fear that's felt when nothing works and the daylight is but a memory in the distant past. I had to move on. Armed with a cold cup of decaf with cream so old it lay on top in a swirl like a distant galaxy and a slice of pizza from a time before, I headed out. I knew there would not be roads, but still I went. But where? And then it hit me. Like a signal from above beamed down from a twinkling star, my devices guided me. I left the safety of my ride and headed off into the dark. I knew I wasn't in Kansas anymore, but the beam of light I held in my hand was not enough to guide me true. 60, 40, 20, I was getting close. My heart began to pound as I ran in circles searching. If I only brought my broom I thought, but it was to late food that and I made due with a stick and a feather I found laying on the ground. I could hear the eyes as they watched, and then, all at once, there it was. I had made my mark and extracted the prize, then left a single piece of simulated copper in its belly for the next to see. My work was done. I took no pictures, I made no friends, but I had done what no one else had before. I was the FTF. TFTC

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http://coord.info/GLB9HYN7

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mnfishnutz
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Location: Minnesota, United States
JJnTJ found Walleye (Letterbox Hybrid) at 6/19/2013

Log Date: 6/19/2013
Well, there's no easy way in from the West anymore, but I found a sort-of geotrail
from the north. I found the cache sitting out, just about ready to roll down hill
into the lake. All was well inside; I reckon a critter wanted that spot for a little
shelter. Tough beans, little critter! I'm evicting you, and placing this plastic
container there! What are you going to do about it? That's what I thought. Nothing.

I didn't say any of that out loud, though. I've learned my lesson! Thanks for the
fun hide, mnfishnutz!
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Mn-treker
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Location: Minnesota, United States
Fargnot found Cougar sighting (Traditional Cache) at 8/8/2013

Log Date: 8/8/2013
Day 8 and the toughest cache for August yet. I attempted this one from the Sanford Center
using my Trek bicycle. Seventeen miles later I was within 1000 feet of ground zero. No
path or trail was evident, just a swampy maze of water , mud and bugs. Jumping into the
thicket, crawling over dead fall, I arrived at the ammo can. It was dislodged from its
hiding place, chewed on, and clawed up pretty bad, but hey it's an ammo can. Signed the
log and tried to find my way back to my bike. Seventeen mile back to the truck completed
the eighth day. Tftc

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http://coord.info/GLBRWNPA

Visit Cougar sighting
http://coord.info/GC417HC

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http://coord.info/PR13YH9
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fistful of Nachos found Senn-Rich WMA (Traditional Cache) at 8/11/2013

Log Date: 8/11/2013

I found parking about .15 miles from the cache and it was a nice day. I hadn't planned on bushwacking today so I wore shorts. Still, it looked doable. I started walking and at first it was going well. The native prairie grass was only about mid-calf and it was slightly breezy. Then I skirted the small pond and began to attract the sentry mosquitos. The nice grasses turned into waist-high weeds with lots of condensation on them. Soon my shorts were wet. Then I hit the tree-line. At this point, I was over half-way there and didn't want to turn back. Next thing I know I'm fighting through a neck-high thicket of dense brush and swarms of mosquitos. Once I got close to the GZ I saw a nice fresh carpet of stinging nettles. I checked my GPSr and read that the last log had been a DNF OVER A YEAR AGO! Luckily for me, I stumbled on the cache after 5 minutes of searching as I alternated between swatting at the bugs and scratching at my legs from the nettles. In my hysteria, all I could think about was that the log was in great shape. Thanks for the adventure. I won't forget this one anytime soon.

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http://coord.info/GLBVDEN6

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http://coord.info/GCRH7A
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Boreal Walker
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Location: Minnesota, United States
map42 found GEO-CLUE Accusation (Unknown Cache) at 8/10/2013

Log Date: 8/10/2013
I didn't do it!
You didn't do what?
Whatever it is I was accused of!
Well you did this thing, with this other thing, in this room.
Oh that. I have no idea what you're talking about.
You mean you know what I'm talking about, but you are claiming you don't know what I'm talking about. Do you know how absurd that sounds?
What sounds?
Your alibi!
My alibi for what?

Apparently stealing home.
Huh?
Now you're going to tell me you don't know who is on first?
Is that what you're accusing me of? Hiding someone on first?

This whole thing has me puzzled... and in a good way. So let's get to it.

Happy Anniversary to me! It's been exactly 2 years since I first found Geo-Clue... which was my first Geo-Clue cache.

Much like a couple of others I've been on the trail for a long time, when I actually found it it was a bit of a ... "What? This is it?". I know how that sounds so let me explain (because it's not meant to be bad). Number one, there was an adrenaline dump. You mean I'm done? No more chasing this series? Now what?

Secondly while there a number of puzzle caches that were awesome along the way, the end one was no slouch on it's own merits. Actually you could have given me all of the answers (and you certainly did help me out so it was close), and I was still going to struggle with it, because my math is extremely rust. In the end I did a lot of trial and error. I found a website that allowed me to put in a co-ordinates and then drop a marker and it would tell you how far away it was. Tried it multiple times. Finally got one that worked. Than tried with the other set of co-ordinates. Good grief. Let's try this again. Did the work... again. And then again. Finally got something that worked, but realized it was a total hack. Oh wait. I've got to do this again??? Gah! And so I did. And when I was done, one sat better with me than the other. However I still expected this to go badly.

And so when I went to the first location and saw that there were really no good beacons, and was sure that I was going to have the same luck in the second location. Instead I walked right up to.

Hence why I had that moment of "That was it?". I was sure I had completely botched this one, like I had botched many, many good puzzles before. And completely shocked when I didn't.

Anyways, thanks for setting this up, and thanks for the last (and first) hide! It's been a great 2 years.

TFTC SL TNLN
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