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LanceVE
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 11:38 am    Post subject: Medallion Hunting - 2004 Reply with quote

I just came across this about the timing for the next Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt...

Change you calendars now and avoid the rush!
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a button, register it. It MUST be postmarked by tomorrow.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where to look?

The treasure may be hidden in the snow, but NEVER in the soil. It will NEVER be hidden on a roof., NEVER up a tree, NEVER in or near a trash can, NEVER on a pond or lake, NEVER near anything that will electrocute you, NEVER near the Highland Park water towers, NEVER on any common golf course. If you feel strong enough to dig below the grass, don't. Save your energy and widen your search area.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What to wear?
Prepare to sweat. You know how to dress for the cold, but even though it may be thirty below zero, the digging will heat you up. Best advice is to layer your apparel. Don't forget good boots, a hat and gloves. Heed this advice even if you head out to "merely look" at a park, because "merely looking" can easily turn into full-blown digging.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When to look?

The hunt goes on for twelve days, so you'll need to manage your time. Many hunters sacrifice their sleep to hunt, and many take time off work and school. Of course day hunting provides the best light, but hunting at midnight introduces an element of urgency and excitement. This is because the early birds are reacting to the new clues that are ready each night at about 11:30 pm. The experience of the midnight mad dash from the Pioneer Press to the park is powerful. As the hunt grows longer, the spectacle of lanterns and miner's helmets in the park is fascinating. You'll be amazed at the number of nocturnal hunters.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tools of the trade

You'll get a lot of sour looks if you come with a snow thrower, chainsaw, flame-thrower, or bulldozer. For me, a pair of sturdy Sorel boots is my best tool because they crush big chunks of snow and protect my feet from the abuse I deal to my shovel. The best shovel depends on the snow. I find that my garden spade is my most used instrument, but I bring a flat scoop snow shovel and an ice chopper as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wha ' Cha Lookin' Fer ?

The treasure is shaped like a puck and has the logo of the Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt on one side. Don't bother bringing a metal detector because since 1988 its been made of i light blue acrylic. The original treasure was actually a tiny metal chest. In 1958 the treasure became a brass medallion.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where has it been found?

http://websports.8m.com/medallion_hunt_hides.html

What was the weather like ?

http://websports.8m.com/medallion_hunt_weather.html
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Kitch
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to 4 superamerica today and 2 snyders all sold out of buttons...
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Centris
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And for those of you with caches in Ramsey county remember we always have a few go missing during the medallion hunt..... expect it! Sad
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can get a couple places later, but as a last resort - go to the Ice Palace, buy your button, go to the Post Office inside, and have it postmarked there.
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Kitch
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm doing some nite caches tonight........has 2b a superamerica or a cub foods on the way....is at everyone(if not sold out).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="kingboreas"]cable/dsl

http://www.joelcd.net/temp/icepalace01-22-04.mpg

cool thanks!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O.K.
lets crank up this topic a bit.....normally I'm way off track...this year I'm going to try to take it a "little" more serious...

I'm thinking now that the book that I bought "The Treasure Hunter's Guide" might help ...King B. might laugh but oh-well.

I'm not going to take time off from work....but I will see if I can fit a few hours in and with my geocaching I'm hoping I will walk right to it an pick it up.

I'm just dreaming........at least the book should help for King's caches.
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