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Lake Phalen Regional Park
Originally placed April 5th, 2004. (Mk I)
Replaced April 2nd, 2005. (Mk II)
Replaced April 15th, 2007 (Mk III)
Previous finders of the Mk I and/or Mk II are welcome to revisit and log a find for the new cache (Mk III).
This is my first cache placement, in homage to the Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt, which ended at this park in January, 2004.
Located off a dirt path, easily accessible from the Larpenteur intersection, that runs along the shoreline.
Trailhead is located at:
N 44° 59.504'
W 93° 03.134'
Unless you want a high terrain rating, don't follow your GPS straight down the hill. Care should be taken on the approach, though this cache is easily reached if you take the path as described, there are a couple rough spots, and one fallen tree along the way.
Mk I (the original) container was a 2 cup rubbermaid sandwich size/shape.
Mk II Was a cammoed 35mm film cannister.
Mk III The current container is a Bison Tube.
Please log your name only, the cache has a waterproof paper log. Also take care to replace the cache as you found it to protect the integrity of the hide. Due to satellite signal in the area, I've provided a clue that should be helpful in locating the correct geobeacon, as there are a few potentials in the area.
The original cache contents were buttons with a logo I designed on them, themed for the hunt (we didn't really fail, it was just a suitable play on words), and bore the cache name, along with a picture of Rocky the Raccoon and a green donut (inside joke) on the logbook. The buttons are long gone, but I wanted to keep the cache going. Currently there is no room for trade items.
The area is fairly secluded, and offers a nice view of the lake, up close and personal. Beware of the occasional fishing muggle, jogger, or other people using this area.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum