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    well there are obviously more clues on this page.. one that no one seems to be talking bout.. Not sure why it hasn't been brought up yet.. but anyway.. yes it is a very beautiful area. I miss the mountains and streams of the northeast.. where I'm from.. I'll be back someday as well..

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    I may be way off on this one, but I've always made the assumption that the 'Near the Overlook' Morse Code clue was specific to the Ladybug puzzle (it being on page 31 and all). Of course, I admit, I was even more encouraged by the sign that said Patton's Run Overlook when I pulled in to park. Either way, its got to be right in there somewhere.

    Perch, I saw that hill opposite the overlook, even contemplated the trek up myself, but chose to stick to the more obvious areas. It was way too steep. I'm still convinced that the tree right behind the sign at the center of the parking area is the correct one. Did anyone search high in the tree? According to the recount of the Bee find, the knothole was a good 7 or 8 feet up. I remember trying to look up there, but I didn't do any hardcore searching.

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    No knothole.

    Floats like a butterfly.

    Hmmm.

    Guess it'll be crowded tomorrow.

    Somebody save me a branch.

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    12pm, you make a good point. The place shouldn't be trashed, or it'll be placed off-limits. Folks, be careful, and be nice, or there won't be anyone finding the butterfly, just like the caterpillar.


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    We were there today and we were probably the sullen and shady types you are referring to. Haha. We are just not social people. Plus I am not into finding a token and then having someone who I talked to claim they helped me and then try to sue me for the profits. I trust noone. I looked at the other off the side of the road places with matching fences and did not find anything. I concentrated my looking to the ground since the other tokens were close to the ground. Hmmm it might be a good idea to go back and search higher.

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    would it be possible to stand on that fence to reach higher? but I suppose that could be considered dangerous..

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    Ahhh, so you were the one getting your picture taken in front of the sign while holding up your book? Yeah, with Tennessee plates.


    Once in a while a loner would show up and stride down toward the river. I'd watch furtively, in case it was a MS verifier, out to check the token status. No luck. I'm a spy, too.


    The B'fly is certainly a conundrum. The simplest answer is that someone early on found it, and hasn't come forward yet. If the area is still open come July 4th, and the token hasn't been claimed, I'll go back with a different plan.


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    Hey folks, we were the friendly couple that talked to whichever other trovers wanted to. Talked to you last night when you got there Perch, and this morning again before we headed out.

    We showed up there on Friday morning, spent most of the day searching, scouting the area, searching, studying the book, searching, and searching. We regrouped on Friday night and went at it again on Saturday. We did take Saturday afternoon off to raft down the river - LOTS of fun. We rechecked a few places on Saturday, and then again today. Definitely didn't want to find out later that someone else pulled the token out of a tree we'd searched.

    My conclusion - the token is not at the overlook. This woudl either be because someone has already retrieved it, or because we are missing an important clue and it's just not there.

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    I had some friends go up there Saturday to look around. They knew very little about the hunt and were just doing an old friend a favor. They said the grass was pretty trampled as if many people had already been there. They saw a few people that were obviously searching, but trying to be sneaky about it. They found the whole thing very funny. Anyway they had a good time, but no token for me either!

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    Yeah I was the one with the Tennessee plates, from Chattanooga. My husband took lots of pics with his digital camera. We will have a memento of the time we went treasure hunting to show our kids some day. I am not dissappointed that I traveled there. All it cost us was half a tank of gas (I drive a Saturn IOn that gets 30 miles to the gallon!) and about 5 hours driving time and a good night's sleep since we left to get there by sunup. It was fun and I might go back if we find any other information. I thought about the climbing up on the fence, but well I am having doubts about MS and his definiton of accessible and safe locations of tokens. Sticking your arm in a tree is not a good idea in the mountains around here there are copperheads and such. There are also deer ticks, poison ivy, etc etc. Also there were maybe twenty trees in safe places there, the rest was on the cliff and dangerous to get to. Also the grasshopper was like seven feet up and not everyone could reach it. I think the butterfly token might have been stolen by a raccoon or something. They do like shiny objects.

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