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Accepting Cache Of The Month Nominations - March 2009

 
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Millah
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:51 pm    Post subject: Accepting Cache Of The Month Nominations - March 2009 Reply with quote

The nomination period for March COTM is now open! Your contributions to this process are appreciated as COTM is completely membership-driven. Submit your favorites ladies and gentlemen!

To nominate a cache, you may

1) post a nomination in this thread.

2) send me a PM through MnGCA.org.

3) e-mail me directly at millahmn@gmail.com.

When nominating a cache please include the cache name, waypoint, owner, and a brief description of why you are nominating the cache for COTM honors. Your description should explain why you feel this cache is worthy of recognition WITHOUT SPOILERS! If you are unsure of whether a cache is eligible for nomination, please click here.

Thanks!

Tim (Millah)
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Millah
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nomination received via e-mail:

GC14DNM: Geocache or No Geocache by ArcherDragoon
nominated by Chapskis1

I don't normally try to solve or find puzzle caches, but I had a blast solving and finding this cache. This was probably one of the easiest, but at the same time most difficult puzzles I have tried. This cache is based on the hit TV gameshow "Deal or No Deal" but instead of having 26 briefcases to choose from, you have a 26 sets of coordinates to choose from. Each set of coordinates is real -- they will lead you to a park in the city of Rochester. Through deduction, reasoning, and trial and error, the cacher tries to determine which park the cache is at.

This cache was both unique and fun. I didn't find the cache on my first try, but it was a lot of fun whittling the list of caches down, and maybe seeing a few parks that I didn't know existed otherwise.

I am nominating the cache based on its originality, the fun factor (probably the most fun I've had finding a cache), and as a recognition to the cache owner because of all the time and effort that I am sure was involved in planning this cache.
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Millah
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C'mon people...is no one out caching??? Month is more than 1/2 over and only 1 nomination? I'll submit one of my favorites:

GC17B0F: Flying Leap (of Faith) by knowschad
nominated by Millah

This cache is definitely one of my favorites up to this point. On a day of great caching and conversation at Schaar's Bluff in Spring Lake Park Reserve, this turned out to be a truly reaffirming experience. After a morning of finding well thought-out, constructed, and placed caches, we took a Flying Leap and it was everything it promised and more. This, to me, is an embodiment of many of the reasons I enjoy geocaching - a good challenge, able to be shared with friends, in an amazing location that I might otherwise have never visited or known existed. Amazing view at GZ that I will definitely revisit on a lazy summer afternoon. The view alone is reason enough to make the trip - smiley or no smiley. Give it a shot - you won't be disappointed!
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the cutoff for March nominations? Finally got a couple that are worth the attention.
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AerosmithPA
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
Finally got a couple that are worth the attention.


I'd suggest every month every nominated cache is worth the attention, in some member's minds, which is good enough for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AerosmithPA wrote:
bflentje wrote:
Finally got a couple that are worth the attention.


I'd suggest every month every nominated cache is worth the attention, in some member's minds, which is good enough for me.


Every cache is important to me. But there are some that are more than noteworthy.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MN_Cavepeople wrote:
Rolling Eyes


You don't think Death Wish is more noteworthy that my playlot hide in Vermillion?
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Draconisdax
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
MN_Cavepeople wrote:
Rolling Eyes


You don't think Death Wish is more noteworthy that my playlot hide in Vermillion?

It all has to do with a person's personal experience...

If I found your Vermillion hide and then attempted Deathwish and died (during that attempt)...I would certainly enjoy the Vermillion hide a whole lot more Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArcherDragoon wrote:
bflentje wrote:
MN_Cavepeople wrote:
Rolling Eyes


You don't think Death Wish is more noteworthy that my playlot hide in Vermillion?

It all has to do with a person's personal experience...

If I found your Vermillion hide and then attempted Deathwish and died (during that attempt)...I would certainly enjoy the Vermillion hide a whole lot more Wink


Well, of course.

I don't think MN_Cavepeople's EYEROLL is where this thread should be headed. I attempted to respond in a non-confrontational way to his confrontational post. Apparently he sees something in my post that I missed. Ho hum..

Back on topic, I will be nominating Kiswahili Kisiwa (GCX0EX) by Dgauss. Just need time to do the writeup.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
ArcherDragoon wrote:
bflentje wrote:
MN_Cavepeople wrote:
Rolling Eyes


You don't think Death Wish is more noteworthy that my playlot hide in Vermillion?

It all has to do with a person's personal experience...

If I found your Vermillion hide and then attempted Deathwish and died (during that attempt)...I would certainly enjoy the Vermillion hide a whole lot more Wink


Well, of course.

I don't think MN_Cavepeople's EYEROLL is where this thread should be headed. I attempted to respond in a non-confrontational way to his confrontational post. Apparently he sees something in my post that I missed. Ho hum..

Back on topic, I will be nominating Kiswahili Kisiwa (GCX0EX) by Dgauss. Just need time to do the writeup.


I have had that one solved...several times now...and just haven't gone for it...I just don't find myself in that area as often as I used to be...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArcherDragoon wrote:
bflentje wrote:

Back on topic, I will be nominating Kiswahili Kisiwa (GCX0EX) by Dgauss. Just need time to do the writeup.


I have had that one solved...several times now...and just haven't gone for it...I just don't find myself in that area as often as I used to be...


It was memorable for me. And would probably be even more memorable once the ice melts.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Locked - any further nominations should be posted to the April nominations thread. bflentje, please PM me your description for Kiswahili Kisiwa (GCX0EX) for posting to the March COTM nominees thread.
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