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Winter of 2010 Winter-friendly caches
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EPMinnesota
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:46 pm    Post subject: Winter of 2010 Winter-friendly caches Reply with quote

For those of us trying to keep a streak alive or filling in our grid, I thought maybe we could help each other. I thought maybe cachers might be interested in sharing a list of caches findable after last weekends snow. By that I mean not needing snowshoes, not trudging to a cache in waist high snow, not having to shovel to get to kind of caches. The kind I could find when I'm Christmas-ing in the Lakeville/AV area or Kenyon area next week ON THE WAY to the relatives so showing up in caching gear or winter hat hair really wouldn't be the best. Apparently, AV hiders either don't hide winter-friendly caches (as it seems according to search done on caches found in the last 5 days or so) or the cachers in the area have found them all or they're just winter wimpy. I found only a handful of caches anywhere near the area the relatives live that I can either sneak out and grab or grab on the way there. I emailed a cacher in my area recently with a couple winter-friendly caching suggestions of my caches he hadn't found yet to help keep his streak alive and I know I can use some help too! Can you help?
My caches (in Eden Prairie) that should be findable (no guarantees of course!) after last weekends snow are:
Regular Cache Icon GC16N42
Regular Cache Icon GC14D42
Regular Cache Icon GC1N067 This one is about 10 feet off a plowed path but no one has forged a trail to it yet. Pine tree hide.
Regular Cache Icon GC1C7VB
and this one is a quick multi where both stages are above snow-level but no guarantee on how much snow you might have to trudge through from first stage to second stage but definitely winter-friendly
Multi Cache Icon GC16P6V

Please add yours mentioning what area of town they're in so others can just scan the areas they're interested in. Links are great too if you can! THANK YOU!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found Smallish Small Cache on Thursday. It is in Excelsior.

I found Ice Harvesting on the south side of Cedar Lake, north of Calhoun, right after the first snow. It should still be available after this last deluge.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did a PQ today and went out geocaching. Selected only those caches with snowflake and 2/2 attributes. I've never had a higher DNF percentage. I've done better caching blind. A bad day caching Eden Prairie, Edina and Hopkins.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
Did a PQ today and went out geocaching. Selected only those caches with snowflake and 2/2 attributes. I've never had a higher DNF percentage. I've done better caching blind. A bad day caching Eden Prairie, Edina and Hopkins.


That's what I did in looking for a cache for WNC last Weds. I took it one step further looking for caches that had been found since the snowstorm. There were only a handful (of those I hadn't found yet) between EP and Bloomington that weren't puzzles. That's why I'm thinking if cachers can suggest ones they know are findable it'll sure help! I need caches for my grid for next Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat and a few the next week. I don't think the snow is going anywhere.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's what I've found since the 10th - some of these you might have go a little ways through some snow, and others you might have to wait out some muggles (I won't say which caches, though, so it isn't a complete gimme), but you'll hit paydirt when you get to GZ -

GC2HJR0
GC237B4
GC2K6FY
GC2K6FZ

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some that I have found recently that will be available even with snow:

GC2K3GF - a short walk through some snow to this one just off 35W
GCVVAD - Penn Avenue Shuffle - super easy in the winter
GCWQQY - Office Space - near 494/100
GC2AWPK - walk through some snow, but is going to be findable all winter

I have found that running a pocket query for those found in the last 7 days works the best for filling in the grid.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lakeville area.... Two that come to mind that fit what you are looking for (not sure if you already found)...

GC1Z4PM - Lakeville Park n' Ride
GC18Y4V - Let's Go
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaaahhh...here's one in Apple Valley area that has been found by a few people since the snow AND it's themed for the season! While it's a great find during the day apparently it's even more fun after dark!

GC2JW3D Under Rudolph's Nose
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one of mine if you're in the area.
Regular Cache IconMr. McFeebe
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shakopee area

GC1VWX7 Little Bob
GC2E3A6 Shakopee P&G
GC2EDBK JAUM#8
GC1JQQP Strong Foundation
GC29A4Z This way or that way
GC29A53 That way or this way
GC2A7JQ Lights out at Westminster
GC2H6GM Sommerville & 2nd
GC228MY Jack frost isn't done yet
GC2H6G5 Dilbert P&G
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found 45 today, mainly the micromania series. Had to dig out a few, but lots were already dug out. Having said that, there is another 5 to 9" of snow forecast for tomorrow Very Happy The joys of winter caching!!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Edina/Richfield area
I Let You Call Me Stevesy (winterfriendly and fun!)

In Cottage Grove area

Speciman 2

Hide and Seek

gaiter friendly Batteries Included
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EPMinnesota wrote:
gaiter friendly Batteries Included


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RudeRat wrote:
EPMinnesota wrote:
gaiter friendly Batteries Included



yep, that's what I meant! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EPMinnesota wrote:
RudeRat wrote:
EPMinnesota wrote:
gaiter friendly Batteries Included



yep, that's what I meant! Very Happy


Not this?


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