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    Evenly spaced throughout the U.S." Let's see, two of the tokens were less than 200 miles apart. Those in NW Washington, Oregon and California as well as the bottom half of Texas and Florida were more than a day's drive away from any token - actually 900+ miles away. Congratulations to those living in the middle of the U.S. - you had a shot at it without spending a fortune flying to any of the locations - and you were actually a days drive away from at least one token. Of course Pook could be in Miami, Seattle, San Francisco, near South Padre Island or the tip of Florida. For me, it's the end of the road. The hunt was fun. I spent entirely too much time and money - lessons learned. Fair by being evenly spaced - no comment.

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    I think MS actually said they were as even spaced as he could make them. I understand why everyone is upset, but look at the states where he didn't place a token. My guess would be weather related reasons. Mudslides, hurricanes, tornados, etc were probably some of the reasons why CA, FA and other states that weren't blessed with a token.

    But, think of it this way, at least you live in a state where you were actually eligible to play. My mother bought this kit for me for my 28th birthday, only to find out after the fact that our little backa**ward state was ineligible to play. But, as they say, "thems the breaks." At least we all got some entertainment out of it, met some nice people and had some interesting adventures.

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    [quote="cabunk"]My guess would be weather related reasons. Mudslides, hurricanes, tornados, etc were probably some of the reasons why CA, FA and other states that weren't blessed with a token.

    Yes, I heard a radio interview MS did last week here in Chicago and he stated that he did not place any where they could be easily moved and he mentioned tsunamis and earthquakes, I believe. So, yes that sounds like the exact reason these are dead zones.

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    Well for future hunts we should keep that in mind. If it is stored in nature in the elements we can probably count out those states to begin with.

    If I lived in an ineligible state I would still search and if I found one I would get a friend in an eligible state to claim it and share the profit with them. Easy peasy.
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    Weather? Iowa, Oklahoma and Arkansas have tornados. Weather may be a factor for Florida, however earthquakes are everywhere in the U.S. California has just got a bad rap for having BIG ones - but only in SF and LA areas. That aside, there were plenty of places to hide a token without the weather being a factor except for Florida. Think about Tahoe, Lassen, Shasta and hundreds of other state parks on the west coast from Northern CA to WA. No, I think it was a matter of MS not making the effort to hide the tokens truly spaced evenly across the U.S. Having us thinking one had to be on the west coast after 11 were found. Will we believe him next time?

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    What about the rash of forest fires out west? Wouldn't that be a reason to not hide in certain areas?

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    Why are people making excuse for MS? He wrote and/or said what he did. He wasn't coerced in any way. A day's drive, simple solution, in the text.

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    If you notice almost all of the states touch. All except where the butterfly was found. The tokens weren't evenly spaced at all. Some tokens seem too close to one another. I had fun doing this, and it was great to learn how to solve puzzles within a picture given a certain amount of clues. But he could have spaced them a little bit farther apart. Doesn't make me hate him or anything just don't say within a day's drive of anywhere in the US, when in fact most of the west coast people weren't within a days drive.

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    As for the comment about earthquakes being all over the place...no they are not. Earthquakes only occur at a convergent plate boundary (or hot spots like hawaii)...i.e. the west coast. The east coast/midwest have no earthquakes. Well there's a geology lesson for you! Besides...more than one token was found to have fallen into its tree...wouldn't an earthquake have done only that much damage?

    Anyway...washington has thousands of parks that a token could/should have been hidden in. These "forest fires" don't occur in parks...they occur in forests where people don't usually venture.

    On another note, going off of what someone else said...you are more likely to run into a tornado in the midwest then you are to experience an earthquake.

    I thank MS for making this great book...I've had a lot of fun looking at it with friends and family, but I am really disappointed in him for his choice of states to not only hide the tokens in, but also to tour with the tokens. We would have loved to have viewed them or met him.

    -A disappointed trover

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    ahhemm....the New Madrid Fault lies at the eastern edge of Missouri and western edge of Kentucky.....could cause a major earthquake in the "midwest" at any given time!

    In 1983, the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee formed the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC). CUSEC improves public earthquake awareness and education; coordinates multistate planning for earthquake preparedness, response, and recovery; and encourages research in earthquake hazard reduction.
    In 1990, the USGS, advised by private, academic, and government experts, issued a plan for intensified study of the New Madrid seismic zone. At the same time, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program expanded efforts in the central United States.
    Earthquake education is now part of the curriculum in the schools of many CUSEC states. In Kentucky, the state legislature has mandated that earthquake education be taught in schools.
    Earthquake Awareness Weeks have been held in Arkansas and Kentucky for several years, and in Tennessee starting in 1995.
    Volunteer earthquake advisory councils or similar organizations have been formed in most CUSEC states

    if we are going to pick the fly crap out of the pepper, now.....at least have a valid argument!

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