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    I think it's a necessary fact of the reality of the game that early visits must be made of obvious S/H/M locations. Failure in this approach will dictate more in-depth explorations of the myriad connections between floors. I will put in some of this sweat equity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsalon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    ...Googling the Pennsylvania digger's name, you'll find his relative's(?) business in East Stroudsburg.
    ...The PA digger's name is listed in the white pages.
    Yikes, remind me not to submit an article to gustwintig.com.

    Here's his blog
    And his Twitter

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    Well, it's 4:15 am there's my partner, right on time. We're off.

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    Is it just me, or does this hunt seemed "pushed"? That is, like the author is almost too eager to have people solve it. I'd prefer a long, drawn out hunt, which brings people together, not a flash in the pan where clues are given out so fast it's hard to keep up with them. Plus you really can't make money that way because who would buy a book knowing that just a few weeks in they are already so far behind? It doesn't make good business sense either.

    I still pull out the Golden Apple, Whistle Pig, even Dar and study them once again for things I may have missed. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of going out and actually finding something, but this whole "clues via twitter, more on the home page, more at book signings, more in e-mails" all before I even check in the next day just seems to take the fun out of it. I somehow think that the winner won't be someone who used their brain too much, just someone who stayed connected to all the feeds.

    Anyway, just my two cents. I do think it's clever, well drawn, good story, neat prizes, and I love that it's not bogged down in six pages of rules and regulations, but just let people solve it and don't give it away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flannelcat View Post
    Well, it's 4:15 am there's my partner, right on time. We're off.
    Good luck!

    It just occurred to me that I don't even own a shovel. Well, not a digging one, lots of snow shovels here.

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    Good luck in your hunts. You really dont expect to find something buried solely from having a highway and mile marker, do you? That is like finding a needle in a haystack. That may be a start, but all of the numbers will ultimately yield a lat lon or GPS location.

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    I wonder if that is true, about needing (in every case) a GPS location. Because why then bother with the state, hwy, and mile marker? Those things would be rendered immediately superfluous.

    Today we looked everywhere that would be likely. It took a about two hours. The drive up there took about 4 hours (and 4.5 back). We took a detour to another possible mile marker/exit on the way back. The Gus Twintig Q & A has an answer to the question, "will we know where to dig when we get there?" "I should hope so! We don't want folks digging holes willy-nilly." I will continue to spend time physically checking out possibilities within driving distance, and that appears to be just a single floor for me.

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    Don't know if sharing this will actually help anyone but here it is:

    Hi Gus!

    I posted about the resting place of some of the numbers on your Questions Answered, Answers Questioned page. I find eyes in cemeteries and donuts on farms at the 45/76 intersection in eastern o hi o.

    I know when one is geocaching their treasures are usually overseen by some sort of Parks & Recreation 'person in charge at the moment'. When I go out and 'about looking for this thing you say I will know I found it when I find it eh? Should I steer clear from private property? Or go shovel in hand and call you from the police station?

    This inquiring mind would like to know!

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    J: Sorry for the slow reply. It's difficult to know, of course, exactly what will be necessary to find these treasures. My guess is that the thieves didn't risk stashing their loot on private property; at the same time, digging is digging, and loot is loot, and this world does not look kindly upon either, so you may want to exercise discretion while attempting an unearthing. Good luck and good snacking.

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    On a slow road to recovery and will remind everyone, even those that accidentally live outside the US of A. If anyone contacts me for help in digging fairly near me I will get whatever Khroniker I find to you quickly. But only if I don't figure it out first.

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    Hi - unlurking, I guess, tho' The Secret is the only other hunt I've gotten into.

    I also posted this on another site, but the back cover seems important. The 12 numbers are arranged as they would be on the clock face, but buried, and they seem to be each near different leaves and possibly other natural features (water, cave?, rock).

    I looked up the NYT headline from the 1st floor entry, re the baseball strike. Printed August 1, 1981 (8/1/81).

    Will be attending the San Francisco event shortly and will report any clues.

    Thanks for all the work others have done so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flannelcat View Post
    I wonder if that is true, about needing (in every case) a GPS location. Because why then bother with the state, hwy, and mile marker? Those things would be rendered immediately superfluous.

    Today we looked everywhere that would be likely. It took a about two hours. The drive up there took about 4 hours (and 4.5 back). We took a detour to another possible mile marker/exit on the way back. The Gus Twintig Q & A has an answer to the question, "will we know where to dig when we get there?" "I should hope so! We don't want folks digging holes willy-nilly." I will continue to spend time physically checking out possibilities within driving distance, and that appears to be just a single floor for me.
    Too many clues, in my opinion, to need GPS. One or two could be GPS, but what I've uncovered doesn't need it. Did you see anything on your search that may expand anything? I was wondering if miles could coincide with an exit or rest area.

    Still working on about six ideas, and I think there's a 50% chance that one of them is right, but there's only a 5% chance of that!

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