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WestSideDaddy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:11 am    Post subject: Need a boat Reply with quote

I have 3 caches near my house that require a boat/canoe/raft and I don't have one.

I am wondering if there is anyone who

1. Has a small watercraft (and trailer)
2. Wants to go with me

The caches are:


National Mascots - Woodsy the Owl http://coord.info/GC1D281

Boo Radley http://coord.info/GC1D01K

Garbage Can in the Woods http://coord.info/GC1J8JQ
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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't help you, but would love to glom on and go with you!
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Red_Devil35
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a good idea for a WNC! If we could find the boats, that is.
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WestSideDaddy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red_Devil35 wrote:
Sounds like a good idea for a WNC! If we could find the boats, that is.


Yeah, I thought about it as a WNC, except for the boat thing. I don't know anyone on the lake either.
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tonkaMN
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aren't you supposed to get those in the winter?
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WestSideDaddy wrote:
Red_Devil35 wrote:
Sounds like a good idea for a WNC! If we could find the boats, that is.


Yeah, I thought about it as a WNC, except for the boat thing. I don't know anyone on the lake either.


FWIW, we have done boating caches for WNC. It just takes a bit of planning to make sure you have enough boats.
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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance the lake has some type of park on it where you can rent a canoe?
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JJnTJ
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KRedEP wrote:
Any chance the lake has some type of park on it where you can rent a canoe?


I don't think so. We did these in the winter, and it was a bear to find any kind of public access. There's a very small boat launch on the East side of the lake, and that's it I think.

It really is a nice walk across the ice to these. They're pretty winter friendly, too.
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Rustynails
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedysk1 wrote:
WestSideDaddy wrote:
Red_Devil35 wrote:
Sounds like a good idea for a WNC! If we could find the boats, that is.


Yeah, I thought about it as a WNC, except for the boat thing. I don't know anyone on the lake either.


FWIW, we have done boating caches for WNC. It just takes a bit of planning to make sure you have enough boats.


That was a fun WNC. I recall that someone made some home made cream soda, good stuff.
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tonkaMN
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a boat, but the only water it has seen in 14 years is rainwater. It needs a little (okay, a lot of) work that I will hopefully get to one of these years.
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sparkyfry
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3humphs and I grabbed those caches last summer with a kayak (me) and canoe (all 3 of the humphs). Water access is a tricky issue, but we were able to get in with our boats off of 58th just east of Twin Lakes Terrace. It was a little awkward and wouldn't work with anything larger than a canoe, but we did it without tipping either boat. I'd offer use of my kayak and blocks to strap it to the car, but I'm not sure how that would work with the boat license, etc. If you really want it, you could rent a kayak or canoe from REI, and use it to pick up all the island caches in the metro.
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3humphs
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WSD, give me a call, you can use my canoe. I owe ya one of our night at Steve O's
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