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Lion Heart
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Joined: 19 Jun 2006

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:32 pm    Post subject: Geocaching in Rochester Reply with quote

I am a Northern Virginia geocacher. I have been to your great state many times but not for geocaching purposes. I will be back this next week. I will also be coming back to Minnesota on an annual basis to the Mayo Clinic. I was just wondering if any of you have any suggestions as to which caches that you like best around the Rochester area? Thanks for any input. Unfortunately I won't be there for your event on the 30th. Crying or Very sad Will this be an annual event each year?
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Marsha and Silent Bob
Past MnGCA President


Joined: 02 Sep 2003

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mayo Statuary Park is right downtown and is pretty easy to find: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=f1b6ca13-7107-4811-98a3-b313de6f5525

Pill Hill is nearby and is also near a Rochester landmark. Old-school hide in a nice location: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=b0e81f63-ab31-4e82-9d82-0970f3cc8fbe

If you're looking for a really nice hike through a gorgeous park then check out gafroz's Isaak Walton Wetlands Project: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=724de37c-38db-44ff-9448-f9f684063dda -- we did it in the rain and it was still great! Smile

Another one of my favorites for the scenery, even though it's along a bike trail, is gaffroz's Trestle Treasure: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=02680db6-bd05-422c-b705-7468806c330f -- there used be another cache a little bit down the trail from here and gaffroz did a nice job recreating that one after it went missing in his own way Smile

I also suggest making the drive over to Mantorville (~15 miles West). There are some absolutely killer caches in that area as well as a great place for food and drinks (the Hubble House). For caches in that area, start with this one: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=17ee22b8-c7d1-419c-bef1-a690379e8789
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accordiongal
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Joined: 03 Feb 2006

Posts: 35
Location: Stewartville, MN

PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good evening,
This is accordiongal, from Southeastern Mn. If you want an escorted tour, I will be happy to drive both of us around. I work in Rochester at Mayo.
Personally I don't have any favorites in Rochester.
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