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    LanceC is offline Junior Twelever Bronze LanceC is an unknown quantity at this point
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    Default Butterfly search results (no token)

    Well, the wife and I made the 10 hour drive to Patton's Run last night since there wasn't, and still isn't, a hint of a finder. We arrived at 5:30 am and had to wait a bit too search (too dark).

    We met Penchprism and Hippo (spelling?) Nice folks!

    I found a tree I'm 99.99% sure I got the right tree. It jumped out at me when I drove up. It's got a perfect out of the way/smack dab in the middle setup.
    I dug in there with hand way down in the loose earth.

    Pics to come when I get back home. (of dirt and trees).

    I'm perfectly satisfied with the trip, and had no regrets on walking away today. NC is a beautiful area, and we may make the trip back to go rafting at Patton's Run. Looked fun!

    Now on to the next clue.

    For those who don't believe in the deciphering of Pattons Run, I'll write it up later. (I never did get the map to line up the way I thought it did though. The "best fit" tree was NOT where I interpreted the fairy to be pointing)

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    I also have a searching experience there. But....please don't post the solution until after the find! There are still people that have hope about that area - the search is not over for them!

    Thank you,
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    so are you saying it's been found?

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    My husband and I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We decided to go and visit the site to look for the token. We left at 3:30 in the morning so that we could arrive at the site by sunup. We looked for the token. We saw two possible tree locations, but after extensive digging and rooting around in the trees we came up empty handed. A bunch of other people showed up while we were there looking for the token. I am 98% sure that this is the place. If you saw it you would believe it. The only doubt I have is the fact that it is not handicapped accessible. The place was very pretty. There was trees there that matched the ones in the book exactly. I believe that someone must have gotten there yesterday and found it. Either that or the token has washed down into the tree or away from the tree. A man with a metal detactor was there looking for it. I don't know if he was successful. One thing that MS did not anticipate is that people are destroying the nature in order to search it. All of us trampling around made new paths through the brush and messing up trees. I will say that my husband and I searched every dang tree in that small area. I don't think this puzzle needed to be very specific because it was such a small area. Only two possible trees looked like they might have the token. The place has about 45 trees total that are accessible. I wonder if any of the other sites had handicapped accessible trails. This one had many stairs leading down and dirt/gravel trails that a wheelchair could not go on. He said they are accessible to EVERYONE. Hmmmm

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    Default Butterfly

    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    As with others, I have my own Butterfly search story. I solved the puzzle Thursday afternoon (the 26th) but was unable to get away from work to go search until Friday afternoon. Also, I live in northeastern Ohio and was unsure as to whether it was worth the 9 hour trek. Late Friday afternoon, my wife and I decided to go for it, so we hit the road around 5:00 PM. After a brief overnight stay in the home of Colonel Sanders, we arrived at the location at 9:00 AM Saturday morning (May 28th).

    I am all but 100% positive that the location is correct - there's virtually no other place it could be based on the deciphered clue. While there, I met three other Trover groups - from Texas, New York and South Carolina. As was previously reported, one tree in particular stands out as the obvious choice, but alas, no Butterfly. It did look like it had been previously searched. I spoke to another Trover who had arrived the previous night (Friday), so I know of at least one person who was at the site as early as 9 PM Friday night.

    I'm not suggesting, by any means, that people stop looking for the Butterfly, but in my opinion it was grabbed sometime on Friday (or earlier). I'd guess Friday becuase I suspect the finder is enjoying the long weekend and will make the announcement by early this week. I would be shocked if the Butterfly hasn't already been found.

    Congrats to the finder, whoever you are. It was still a great adventure that I will always cherish. Now, on the other tokens before they're all gone!

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    I'll post my search experience there too - as soon as I have time to write it up.

    I was there Thursday morning. It appeared to me that no one had been there previously- everything was undisturbed.

    I had that exact same thought as I was trampling the beautiful ground cover to get to that tree that's in the book. Would MS really want me to be doing this?

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    With Dragonfly and Snail, it appears clear that a picture of the tree that houses the token is also in the book - within a page or two of one of the clues. Based on this principle, I assumed the same would be true for Butterfly. Since the clues for Butterfly are solely on page 52, it seems logical that the tree of interest would look similar to the one on page 54. When I got to the location I just about flew out of the car with excitement as the same exact wooden fence is prominently displayed at the site.

    There is one catch to this. Unlike the pictures for Dragonfly or Snail, the picture on page 54 has no knothole. Similarly, the tree that stands out from all the others at the location has no knotholes. There was a bit of an opening on the back side of the tree at the base, but I would consider hiding it there to be under the tree and therefore under the ground - clearly in violation of the poem.

    I'm curious about everyone's thoughts, especially for those of you who were at the site.

    Jon

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    I think I met you there. I was the feller with the metal detector.

    Notice how the tree on page 54 is looking askance, with a dour expression. Almost as though he'd been 'passed up' by the flower faeries. Well, no wonder! He has no knothole. I checked with the detector all up and down to be sure. Nada.


    I think the token is close to that area, but not quite. We're missing something.


    Perchprism

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    I was there early Saturday ... searched about two solid hours from 9 - 11, then for another half-hour or so around 11:30 or 12 ... took a break just long enough to let the rain dry up. Not sure if you were there that early or not.

    I'm glad to hear you went over the tree with a metal detector just to be sure, but I think you're right. We're missing something. Maybe its in a tree beside the one depicted in the book. Follow his eyesight?

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    The picture on 54 has a small fence around it. Did the tree you were looking at have a fence? Where there any with a fence? Did you look in the fence? Just wondering? I live way far away and won't be going there. Did you take any pictures?

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