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MnGCA Cannonball Wilderness Run (MnGCA Spring Event)
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
This park is kind of in the middle of nowhere and as I recall there is a fair amount of significant terrain around the parking lot. Cell coverage may be iffy depending on your provider...


And I came ever so close to adding "...but Silent Bob will be able to tell you to the foot where he has access." Laughing
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fidian
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
I have coverage in the parking area up through the middle of the park. I regain signal at the top side of the park.

You should be fine in the lot.


We'll see. In my basement, my wife's phone gets full signal strength, and I get barely anything at all. We use the same network, and I've concluded via experimentation with other phones that my antenna just plain sucks.

Anyway, I'll start playing with sharing my net connection and we shall see what is available. Bring your laptops, palms, tablets, and whatnot. You might be able to show them off.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paklid wrote:
Is the entrance to the parking area from 150th street (coming from the west)? The only time I ever went to this park, I ended up climbing over a fence to get there.

Yes. The road is actually much longer than it appears on the maps and leads right into the parking lot.
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ajayhawkfan
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:

I tried to make them relatively easy to find due to the lengthy hikes involved. Anything to keep ajayhawkfan from going crazy Smile

That is a good idea because you don't want to see a crazy ajayhawkfan in a MN event! Laughing
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ajayhawkfan
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucidOndine wrote:
I got back from a second of two trips to Northfield this weekend while setting up a puzzle cache in the woods. I'm working Moe/Joe on seeing which of the waypoints I can use, but expect to have a crack at it next weekend. Diff 3-3.5, Terr 2-2.5 depending on which we use.

Puzzles in the woods!!! Oh MY!!!!! Crying or Very sad
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celticwulf
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Location: Eagan, MN

PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ajayhawkfan wrote:
LucidOndine wrote:
I got back from a second of two trips to Northfield this weekend while setting up a puzzle cache in the woods. I'm working Moe/Joe on seeing which of the waypoints I can use, but expect to have a crack at it next weekend. Diff 3-3.5, Terr 2-2.5 depending on which we use.

Puzzles in the woods!!! Oh MY!!!!! Crying or Very sad


Puzzle yes, but I have it on good athority that it's not a micro at the end Laughing

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LucidOndine
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

50 cal != film canister Razz

You still have to work for it though.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If one of you weirdo Magellan users wants to e-mail me with any information I might need to load waypoints onto those inferior units, please do so.

I have a SD card reader but I don't know what else they take. Any help would be appreciated. They'll already be 40 feet off from everyone else, we don't want them wasting their time hand entering the coords too, do we? Wink
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celticwulf
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stupid looking like rain...we'll see if it's raining when I wake up because I don't think I'll ride the bike down in the rain, and yes that does mean i'm a wuss Wink

Just trying to decide if I'm just really hanging out or doing the full "run"...we'll see how I feel in the morning.

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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's only looking like rain early in the morning. After 7AM it's going to be clearing out.

Oh and you are a wimp Wink
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celticwulf
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
It's only looking like rain early in the morning. After 7AM it's going to be clearing out.

Oh and you are a wimp Wink


Since the event starts at 8, I'll have to be on the road by 7ish...

and yeah, I know I am Razz

But at least I'm not a smelly yeti Laughing

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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I *think* I can show up tomorrow. However, I have to renew my driver's license tomorrow morning, so I probably won't make it in time for the timed caching deal (just as well, I'm not really feeling competitive). But hopefully I can make it before lunch (yeah I'll bring my own) and still have time to get some caching and visiting in.
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WindChill
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Location: Eastern Iowa

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wanted to say thanks again to Silent Bob, Cooky and the rest of the folks who hid caches and donated prizes. I really enjoyed being able to find some caches, meet some new people and catch up with old friends. All without being interrupted by the latest minor crisis Smile
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ajayhawkfan
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a wonderful time at your event this weekend. It was great. The park was great and the caches were placed in a way to get a good feeling of all the park had to offer. Silent Bob and Cooky thank you for making me feel so much at home. The brats were great. I don't know what you did to them but there were better then any my in-laws ever tried to force feed me. I hope sometime I am up there and can join a wed evening cache hunt.
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fsu*noles
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, just wanted to thank the organizers again for their hard work in setting up the event! I know the kiddie caches are usually an afterthought, but I can tell you they meant the world to my kids! I found a few photos that had been stuck in my camera since the event, and uploaded them to the page - here's evidence of our baby raiding the cache and not trading fair. She was moving pretty fast and made a run for it with her hands full of swag - she got pretty far before we lightened her load so others might find some stuff as well. Smile Thanks again, and hope to see y'all again soon!

-Ken

Rachael checks out the prizes. Compare the cache contents to the next photo...



And here's the next shot, of her making a run for it! Smile

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