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MN.Fruitcake
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Dakota County: Hills and Hollows Reply with quote

I was recently asked about caching in the new Dakota County "Hills and Hollows" park. I asked my contact about at Dakota County about it and got some information back (which I do have permission to share):

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Currently, we do not allow any caches in the new park land (Hills and Hollows).


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I didn't mention this in my earlier note, but geocaching WILL eventually be allowed here, once there are some trails and other basic features installed (which may be another year).


I don't anticipate that he'll let me know when the park IS ready for caches, but if someone that is familiar with the area wants to ask me about it next year when it appears that the work in the park is complete then I'd be happy to follow up with him to see where it stands for geocaching.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That means the cache that is (was) on the property should be archived? I didn't check, perhaps it's already gone. But there was one on the property.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
That means the cache that is (was) on the property should be archived? I didn't check, perhaps it's already gone. But there was one on the property.


http://coord.info/GC28AHW
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MN.Fruitcake
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
bflentje wrote:
That means the cache that is (was) on the property should be archived? I didn't check, perhaps it's already gone. But there was one on the property.


http://coord.info/GC28AHW


DC is aware of the cache (he pointed it out to me in our discussions about the park). To date I haven't heard what they want to do with it.

After reading the logs on the cache, I'm not entirely sure what to think of it anyway. I have a feeling it will be archived over the winter anyway.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've updated the cache guidelines for Dakota County. I've also attached a kmz file of the park.

http://mngca.org/node/645
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jackremote
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it is now Whitetail Woods Regional Park. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackremote wrote:
Looks like it is now Whitetail Woods Regional Park. Shocked


Yeah, and the reasoning for the name is pretty lame. In the paper it was said that when visiting the new park, a white tail is the most likely animal you'll find in the park. Huh, really? White tails are over the place. I've seen them within a 10th mile of downtown Minneapolis and in St. Paul parks.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
jackremote wrote:
Looks like it is now Whitetail Woods Regional Park. Shocked


Yeah, and the reasoning for the name is pretty lame. In the paper it was said that when visiting the new park, a white tail is the most likely animal you'll find in the park. Huh, really? White tails are over the place. I've seen them within a 10th mile of downtown Minneapolis and in St. Paul parks.





I've even saw whitetails near the VA. I'm sure that the name will draw poachers too. Sad Twisted Evil Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, now it looks enabled and now called Whitetail Woods. Hmmmm... Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackremote wrote:
Hey, now it looks enabled and now called Whitetail Woods. Hmmmm... Confused


Enabled??
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
jackremote wrote:
Hey, now it looks enabled and now called Whitetail Woods. Hmmmm... Confused


Enabled??

Yep.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackremote wrote:
bflentje wrote:
jackremote wrote:
Hey, now it looks enabled and now called Whitetail Woods. Hmmmm... Confused


Enabled??

Yep.


Ok, I'll bite. What does an "enabled" park look like, and how is it different than a "disabled" park?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, no the CACHE Art of Walking has beeen adopted by MNpeguy and named Whitetail Woods and has been enabled. No, Whitetail Woods Regional park hasn't been enabled and won't be until 2013. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackremote wrote:
Haha, no the CACHE Art of Walking has beeen adopted by MNpeguy and named Whitetail Woods and has been enabled. No, Whitetail Woods Regional park hasn't been enabled and won't be until 2013. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


Now I am confused... You put this into a thread about Dakota County's park because...?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pear Head wrote:
jackremote wrote:
Haha, no the CACHE Art of Walking has beeen adopted by MNpeguy and named Whitetail Woods and has been enabled. No, Whitetail Woods Regional park hasn't been enabled and won't be until 2013. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


Now I am confused... You put this into a thread about Dakota County's park because...?


The real question is why the cache gets to be active when clearly Dakota County has called it off limits until minimal development has taken place.
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