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Accepting January 2011 Cache Of The Month Nominations

 
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msteffel
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:15 pm    Post subject: Accepting January 2011 Cache Of The Month Nominations Reply with quote

Nominations for January 2011 Cache of the Month are now open (from December 1st to December 31st [Extended to January 10th 2011 since I posted this late). For full details check here, but the short version - if you find an outstanding cache, reply to this post with the caches name and what made it so special that you want to nominate it for Cache of the Month!

What cache will be the first Cache of the Month winner in 2011?

Apologies, after I got back from vacation, I was busy with work and getting things done for the holidays and I didn't realize till now that I didn't publish this.
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msteffel
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only a day a half left for nominations for January 2011 Cache of the Month. So if you found any cool cache lately, nominate them now!

Don't forget as long as it wasn't nominated for December 2010 Cache of the Month, cache that were nominated in 2010 and didn't get CotM are eligible to be nominated again.
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Hal-oween
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about GCVVAD Penn Avenue Shuffle? It is a classic cache in the twin cities and it takes you to a pretty spot. It is a fun find and iis also very winter friendly (a bonus this winter!)
http://coord.info/GCVVAD
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haycreek Hideaway
http://coord.info/GC585E
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How many times have I been near here, and "passed" on the hike to this cache?

Too many, including early this morning. Late this morning, I was about .3 mile away, coming in from the east. I had already hiked several miles and hours, and it was getting hot. So I turned back on the trail, and finished my business.

So late in the afternoon I was checking out the paved trail, and it got me "close"

I decided to snoop around the area, but was way too tired to go after the cache. Well when I ended up at .10 mile away, there ain't no turning back. Yeah, that last few hundred feet is fun. Heh

Thanks for keeping this older cache going.
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msteffel
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

January 2011 CotM nominations are now close... and the nominees are:


GCVVAD - Penn Avenue Shuffle by pfalstad nominated by Hal-oween

It is a classic cache in the twin cities and it takes you to a pretty spot. It is a fun find and iis also very winter friendly (a bonus this winter!)



GC585E - Haycreek Hideaway by Jordan Jake Aaron (aka OffTrailHikers) nominated by King Boreas

How many times have I been near here, and "passed" on the hike to this cache?

Too many, including early this morning. Late this morning, I was about .3 mile away, coming in from the east. I had already hiked several miles and hours, and it was getting hot. So I turned back on the trail, and finished my business.

So late in the afternoon I was checking out the paved trail, and it got me "close"

I decided to snoop around the area, but was way too tired to go after the cache. Well when I ended up at .10 mile away, there ain't no turning back. Yeah, that last few hundred feet is fun. Heh

Thanks for keeping this older cache going.



Congratulations to all the nominees!
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pfalstad
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hal-oween wrote:
How about GCVVAD Penn Avenue Shuffle? It is a classic cache in the twin cities and it takes you to a pretty spot. It is a fun find and iis also very winter friendly (a bonus this winter!)
http://coord.info/GCVVAD

No it's not winter friendly!! Wait till spring, it's more fun that way! Wink
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Rustynails
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pfalstad wrote:
Hal-oween wrote:
How about GCVVAD Penn Avenue Shuffle? It is a classic cache in the twin cities and it takes you to a pretty spot. It is a fun find and iis also very winter friendly (a bonus this winter!)
http://coord.info/GCVVAD

No it's not winter friendly!! Wait till spring, it's more fun that way! Wink


How can this one not be winter friendly? I found it in 2009, but I still have some memory of it.
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tonkaMN
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rustynails wrote:
pfalstad wrote:
Hal-oween wrote:
How about GCVVAD Penn Avenue Shuffle? It is a classic cache in the twin cities and it takes you to a pretty spot. It is a fun find and iis also very winter friendly (a bonus this winter!)
http://coord.info/GCVVAD

No it's not winter friendly!! Wait till spring, it's more fun that way! Wink


How can this one not be winter friendly? I found it in 2009, but I still have some memory of it.


It's too easy in the Winter. I just found it recently and I will have to go back and find it again in the Summer as it would be much more fun.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tonkaMN wrote:
Rustynails wrote:
pfalstad wrote:
Hal-oween wrote:
How about GCVVAD Penn Avenue Shuffle? It is a classic cache in the twin cities and it takes you to a pretty spot. It is a fun find and iis also very winter friendly (a bonus this winter!)
http://coord.info/GCVVAD

No it's not winter friendly!! Wait till spring, it's more fun that way! Wink


How can this one not be winter friendly? I found it in 2009, but I still have some memory of it.


It's too easy in the Winter. I just found it recently and I will have to go back and find it again in the Summer as it would be much more fun.


I've been told there are several 5 star caches down on Lake Byllesby that people are actually turning into park-and-grabs. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pfalstad wrote:
Hal-oween wrote:
How about GCVVAD Penn Avenue Shuffle? It is a classic cache in the twin cities and it takes you to a pretty spot. It is a fun find and iis also very winter friendly (a bonus this winter!)
http://coord.info/GCVVAD

No it's not winter friendly!! Wait till spring, it's more fun that way! Wink



Oohh.. I had this on my winter cache list after stopping in my work clothes and dress shoes one night this summer to get it.
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tonkaMN
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
tonkaMN wrote:
Rustynails wrote:
pfalstad wrote:
Hal-oween wrote:
How about GCVVAD Penn Avenue Shuffle? It is a classic cache in the twin cities and it takes you to a pretty spot. It is a fun find and iis also very winter friendly (a bonus this winter!)
http://coord.info/GCVVAD

No it's not winter friendly!! Wait till spring, it's more fun that way! Wink


How can this one not be winter friendly? I found it in 2009, but I still have some memory of it.


It's too easy in the Winter. I just found it recently and I will have to go back and find it again in the Summer as it would be much more fun.


I've been told there are several 5 star caches down on Lake Byllesby that people are actually turning into park-and-grabs. Crying or Very sad


I just drove out onto O'Dowd Lake last night to grab a terrain 4 and a terrain 4.5 because the wind was brutally cold. I didn't drive right up to them, but I drove to within a tenth of a mile. Is that cheating?
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tonkaMN wrote:
I just drove out onto O'Dowd Lake last night to grab a terrain 4 and a terrain 4.5 because the wind was brutally cold. I didn't drive right up to them, but I drove to within a tenth of a mile. Is that cheating?


Nope, not cheating. Disappointing for a CO though. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
I've been told there are several 5 star caches down on Lake Byllesby that people are actually turning into park-and-grabs. Crying or Very sad


Any one that turns a Lake Byllesby cache into a P&G is crazy. Yes I admit that it is easier to walk on water then canoe, but it is still a challenge.
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