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Minnesota's Canoe-in Geocaching Warmup Event

 
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject: Minnesota's Canoe-in Geocaching Warmup Event Reply with quote

Come and join us for a paddling day trip to the beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area. This is not the official 3rd annual event normally held in Cannon Falls each year but a mere warm up to the season to help rid ourselves of six months worth of pent up cabin fever.

Visit the event cache listing at GC23RM5
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone is going to be paddling after the event, paddling will have to be limited to the first eight boats and first 18 people, creating two distinct groups. Apparently BWCA rules specify a limit of no more than 4 boats and 9 people per group. More groups are free to join so long as we do NOT cross paths or gather while in the wilderness. I have two distinct routes plotted out. If demand warrants, other routes can be planned.
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Kurt Franke
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could the second group do the caches in reverse order, Kelly-Jack then Dohlman?
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe a group in the BWCA can travel the same route, you just can't have more than 9 people (or 4 boats) together in any one place. Separating yourselves by an hour or two would probably be all you need.

In some ways it's a gray area - if you fish in the BWCA in for the opener you'll find that certain areas of certain lakes are very congested still.

As long as you're not all traveling together or meeting up for lunch or at a cache site I would think you'd be fine.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kurt Franke wrote:
Could the second group do the caches in reverse order, Kelly-Jack then Dohlman?


That was the intent but I agree with Pearhead, it's a gray area that I just didn't want to go on record as saying. Shocked We first need to fill the first group before doing the second or third.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://kjackson.us/towers/KelsoMtn.php
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is event is now about 30 days out. Since it's greater than 250 miles from the Twin Cities, it will not show up in your Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter. If you plan on attending, please RSVP as soon as possible.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you haven't already, looking for final RSVPs. We need to confirm the logistics with boating into the wilderness.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This event renamed to...

Minnesota's BWCA Canoe-in Geocaching Event

It is also now rated accordingly. Should help for some of you doing the grid challenge. I just got another confirmed attendee so we're at 10 confirmed RSVPs that I am aware of.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had one RSVP change of mind. If there are any cachers out there that are planning on attending and have not yet RSVPed, please do so as soon as possible.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Final call. Packing has started.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our group was small and distinguished but we had a blast. Be sure to check out the blog posting and pictures about the event at:

http://www.tftc.us/post/2010/05/29/Event-Minnesotas-BWCA-Canoe-in-Geocaching-Event.aspx

There are also several sweet logs and cool pictures attached to the event listing at:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=c1bdacef-4390-4c41-937d-bb5eb491c13d
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