This post contains descriptions and photographs of specific geocaches and may be considered a spoilers If you geocache in the Eagan/Apple Valley/Rosemount area, you are hereby warned: do not read this post until you have completed the Halloween 2008 series by bflentje.
Being surprised on your own is just too sweet!
Now, on with the post. (Scroll down.)
We finally got the Bonus Halloween 2008 geocache.
The idea is to find all 12 Halloween geocaches and record the 3-digit code associated with each one. After some mathematical gymnastics, one should come up with the coordinates for the Bonus Cache.
We finished the 12th find on New Year's Day by finding Palu Bufo Marinus. It's a multi, and due to the deep snow, I almost gave up on the first stage. I figured it was buried. But the lovely and talented, Wayfarer, persevered and made the find.
I'm claiming the find on the 2nd stage, but I think we both saw it at the same time.
Anyway, we took all 12 codes to lunch at Coopers Bar & Grill, ($2.50 burger baskets on Vikings football Sundays) but couldn't crack the code. We didn't have a calculator that would compute that high a number. So we schlepped all the way back home to the western suburbs without the bonus cache.
I worked on it off and on for the past two days. It took a while to get the math right, but this morning it all came together.
Let's go geocaching!
Racing ahead of another wave of winter storms, we hiked into the snowy hills to make the find. Fabulous! Certainly the granddaddy of all geocaches! The form for which all geocaches should strive.
Thanks, bflentje for all of your hard work and expense to make this our most memorable cache series to date. We enjoyed them all!
Here's a short video of the the most frightening geocache ever. View with sound on.