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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:00 pm    Post subject: 2nd Annual Winter Cache Bash Reply with quote

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=95ffcefe-4246-41c2-abbd-ab86d17bdf98

The site doesn't mention it yet, but this one will actually be a two-fer. It is connected with the Saint Paul Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt and a group of people who have been sharing thoughts for several years.

The "Pre-Dig Gig" is always at Patrick McGovern's on the Saturday night of the first clue. This year it will be January 24th, in our own area in the basement. It's a chance to see people before the hunt, meet new hunters, shoot the ****, drink a little ok, a lotta beer. The time is 7:00 pm to close.

Information about the group is available here:

http://www.peoplesforum.com/cgi-bin/forum?13@@.efa88e7

and here:

http://www.notanotherhollywoodfilm.com/coldfeet/index.html

Yes, I'm in the film, but it's only a cameo.

To comply with geocaching.com there will be an event log to sign, and I plan to have a few travel bugs. The main event will occur on the Sunday after the medallion has been found, most likely on February 8th.

If you plan to hunt the medallion, it would be a good idea to register at peoplesforum.com for insight into the clues and general BS. I know that Centris, towlebooth and jonsom registered last year.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: 2nd Annual Winter Cache Bash Reply with quote

kingboreas wrote:
I know that Centris, towlebooth and jonsom registered last year.


But don't let that stop you! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just reminding people that by Thursday we will know the truth of where the MAIN event will be held. It seems alot of people think it is at Phalen Park. If so that will be a close walk for me...
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless there's a CRUEL, CRUEL trick tonight, the Park is Phalen in Saint Paul. I will attempt to get the coordinates changed on the event page, but here is where a cache used to be:

N 44 59.550 W 093 03.610

The main event will be at the (heated) Rec. Center, if it's available. If not, one of the pavilions will be used. No verification yet on electricity. Firewood will be greatly appreciated.

More info will be posted daily. Temporary caches are needed.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

St. Paul Parks won't let us use the picnic pavilion. There is an outside chance we will be at the Phalen Rec. Center, but most likely at the shelter on the island.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With help from IAN..I have meet an entire group of people that are a great community of people that truely care about the PARKS....

After pushing geocaching on a bunch of them I have a feeling that we will see a nice increase of 4 to 10 more people in the next coming months.

The medallion hunt is just a form of letterboxing and some of these people have more knowledge of St. Paul parks then you can ever imagine.......this group could bring our game of geocaching to a great new level.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kitch wrote:
The medallion hunt is just a form of letterboxing and some of these people have more knowledge of St. Paul parks then you can ever imagine.......this group could bring our game of geocaching to a great new level.

We already have letterboxing and several multis that require plenty of clue finding to get the coords for the final cache. How would this be any different?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me ask you bob---you said that out East the caches are better then ours ...why?



OK ...maybe not...I'm still tired............ Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kitch wrote:
Let me ask you bob---you said that out East the caches are better then ours ...why?

I don't know why they are... It could be a number of things including:

1. They allow caches in State Parks which tend to harbor better hiding places and more scenery than say North River Hills Park in Burnsville.
2. They don't have the cache density we do so it seems that the caches that are out there are better than the typical rusted cookie tin wrapped in a plastic garbage bag hidden in a geo-beacon.
3. I was only there to visit. I hit the caches that were better than the average?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

all I really know..is I will welcome more people.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kitch wrote:
all I really know..is I will welcome more people.

More people to bring to a Get Sauced event Wink

Speaking of which, Kitch, when's the next one? Smile Smile Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing ..more research to do on that one....need to test a few local spots..... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kitch wrote:
Laughing ..more research to do on that one....need to test a few local spots..... Laughing

Just make sure you tell me when we are doing any sort of "testing". I am happy to help in any way I can Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
Kitch wrote:
Let me ask you bob---you said that out East the caches are better then ours ...why?

I don't know why they are... It could be a number of things including:

1. They allow caches in State Parks which tend to harbor better hiding places and more scenery than say North River Hills Park in Burnsville.
2. They don't have the cache density we do so it seems that the caches that are out there are better than the typical rusted cookie tin wrapped in a plastic garbage bag hidden in a geo-beacon.
3. I was only there to visit. I hit the caches that were better than the average?

Silent Bob


#'s 2 and 3 are true in our state as well - especially if you head out of the metro. With all the public land up North that aren't state parks I would say that #1 is fullfilled up there too.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kitch:

Thanks for your efforts. I think you're correct in your estimate, and may even be low. Wolves run in packs, or whatever. Get 2-4 of them interested, get a couple MORE active, and it could easily be 20+
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