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bflentje
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the park rangers on the north shore this weekend spilled the beans to me about the 4th geocaching challenge. Looks like it's going to be a Wild Flower theme. Makes perfect sense to me.
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Mrs. Mizzou
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
One of the park rangers on the north shore this weekend spilled the beans to me about the 4th geocaching challenge. Looks like it's going to be a Wild Flower theme. Makes perfect sense to me.


OMG! When does it start? Will it involve the Rec areas like the last challenge? Will there be a final cache? Will there be regional caches like the first challenge? How long will it run? Will Garden Island be required or optional? I NEED TO MAKE PLANS!!!
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mrs. Mizzou wrote:
bflentje wrote:
One of the park rangers on the north shore this weekend spilled the beans to me about the 4th geocaching challenge. Looks like it's going to be a Wild Flower theme. Makes perfect sense to me.


OMG! When does it start? Will it involve the Rec areas like the last challenge? Will there be a final cache? Will there be regional caches like the first challenge? How long will it run? Will Garden Island be required or optional? I NEED TO MAKE PLANS!!!


LOL. I think the only other tidbit of information I was given is that it will start on Earth Day, which is much better than starting it on the lame Get Outdoors Day half way into June.
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DLGPS
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only four parks and two finals left and didn't make it to any of them this summer. I heard from two different park rangers that the Avian Challenge was ending in October 2014. Is the January 2015 date still a sure thing?

And...my son and family joined us for a lot of the caches but weren't interested in collecting the bird cards. In the words of my daughter-in-law, "I don't need anymore junk around the house." Well, now the grandkids want the cards for their collections! Anyone have any extra (3) from Afton, Fort Snelling, Father Hennepin, and rats...a couple more that slip my mind? (I will have to edit my post when I find my list if anyone responds in the affirmative. I have a few extras from some parks where the kids grabbed some before mom laid down the law (and then changed her mind....) that I could trade.

And once around for the passport and hiking clubs, 2nd time around for the history challenge, 3rd time around for the critter challenge, and LAST time around the entire state for the avian challenge. As much as I love MN state parks and wild flowers, it ain't going to happen a fifth time.
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AustinMN
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's official, the Avian Adventure caches are archived.

PJayCee and I got to be the very last finders for the cache in Frontenac.
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CharleneMae
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any news on when the state parks will announce the new challenge? They have events in their calendar discussing the new challenge but there are no official details yet on the geocache page.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CharleneMae wrote:
Any news on when the state parks will announce the new challenge? They have events in their calendar discussing the new challenge but there are no official details yet on the geocache page.


I've been told Earth Day or the weekend following Earth Day. Not sure if that's true or a rumor. Though the DNR guaranteed me it was before Memorial Weekend this year.
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AustinMN
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
CharleneMae wrote:
Any news on when the state parks will announce the new challenge? They have events in their calendar discussing the new challenge but there are no official details yet on the geocache page.


I've been told Earth Day or the weekend following Earth Day. Not sure if that's true or a rumor. Though the DNR guaranteed me it was before Memorial Weekend this year.


Earth day is Wednesday, April 22, 2015, less than a month away.

Austin
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CharleneMae
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MN State Parks website states all coordinates will be posted at 8 am April 22nd.
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