Geocaching Event

Join the adventure (and dry off later)!

Full of family-friendly fun, the Maple Grove Geocache Adventure will expose an entirely new side of the city in which we live. You'll learn things about your surroundings that you never imagined and visit places you didn't know existed. You may even meet a fellow adventurer who has come to town to join in on the fun (just be careful not to give away your most recent secret find). You'll exercise your navigation skills, use technology to your advantage and practic stealth as you attempt to move unseen toward a location yet unknown, all while enjoying the great outdoors.

To learn all about geocaching and the Maple Grove Geocache Adventure, check out this month's article! If you're planning to join in on the fun, be sure to register and download your event passport ahead of time.

Event period April 26-June 1
Event passports due by June 15

Event passports due by June 15

Please report cache irregularities to [email protected].

Cache #1 - The Corner
N 45° 09.168  W 93° 31.303
A nice, easy park-and-grab.
Difficulty: Easy / Terrain: Flat / Size: Small

Cache #2 - Time 4 School 
N 45° 08.850  W 93° 28.619
TOTT needed
D: Average / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #3 - which Way To Go
N 45° 06.435  W 93° 28.958
D: Easy / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #4 - Catch a Ride
N 45° 07.935  W 93° 28.485
For the music lovers out there.
D: Average / T: Steep / S: Small

Cache #5 - Beavers on Rush Creek
N 45° 09.135  W 93° 27.074
Beavers have been working as hard here as you 
will work to find this cache!

Be prepared to feed the mosquitos if you are not prepared with bug spray.
D: Challenging / T: Overgrowth / S: Small

Cache #6 - On The way OUT
N 45° 08.036  W 93° 27.051

Hint: Descend to depths where no one goes. 
Cathedral ceilings, water flows.
D: Difficult / T: Steep, Overgrowth/S: Small, may need TOTT

Cache #7 - Shhh…
N 45° 08.208 W 93° 25.836
D: Easy / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #8 - I was in the Neighborhood
N 45° 08.208  W 93° 25.836
Parking at: 45° 08.957 93° 24.576
This one is a thorny proposition.

D: Average / T: Flat/Overgrown / S: Small

Cache #9 - Feeling Dizzy
N 45° 09.108  W 93° 24.099
High muggle alert here (off hours work best).
D: Average-multi / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #10 - No More Snow!
N 45° 07.082  W  93° 25.755
Hint: 7 o’clock
D: Average / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #11 – Woof Woof

N 45° 04.662  W 93° 27.848
D: Average / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #12 - The Future
N 45° 05.946  W 93° 26.059
Difficulty: Easy / Terrain: Flat / Size: Small

Cache #13 - Feel the Energy
N 45°05.703  W 93° 26.128
D: Easy / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #14 – For The BirdS
N 45° 06.826  W 93° 27.605
The birds can see this one and you can too, if you reflect a bit.
NOTE: Please do not disturb the bird.
This site could use some TLC from someone with a trash bag. 
D: Difficult / T: Flat / S: Medium

Cache #15 - The Old Man
N 45° 06.508  W 93° 27.287
Beware passing dogs.
D: Easy / T: Flat / S: Small Multi-cache

Cache #16 - Ascend to Learning
N 45° 06.079  W 93° 26.389
Hint: No need to get your feet wet.
D: Easy multi / T: Slight grade / S: Small

Cache #17 - Mm, mmm…
N 45° 05.625  W 93° 25.600
D: Easy / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #18 - Such Nice Green grass here 
N 45° 06.113 W  93° 27.256
D: Difficult / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #19 - Consecrated Grounds
N 45° 06.513  W 93° 28.155
D: Easy / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #20 - X Marks the Spot

Visit: dot.state.mn.us/tmc/trafficinfo/metrocams/mapindex.html
Location-There are only 3 choices on Hwy. 610. 
Which one will it be?

ERIRER  P218

 

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M 
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

 

1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9
-----------------
8|6|4|3|5|1|9|7|2

 

(letter/numbers above equals below, and vice versa)

Event cachers: Grab a cell phone so you can communicate with a friend who is at a computer. Have that friend capture a screen shot of you at this location (waving and smiling at the camera). The camera refreshes every 10 seconds. Print the shot, trim and paste it into passport space #20.
(Please check the camera shot BEFORE you go, to locate the overpass or understand where to pull on to the 610 median crossover in order to get this shot safely).
D: Difficult / T: Flat / S: Electronic

Cache #21 – The Meadow
45° 45.04.331  W 93° 29.125
(Parking- 45° 04.363  W 93° 29.021)
If you search for this one at night, your flashlight will catch reflective markers that lead to the cache. 
Keep the markers on your right! 
You are on your own getting out.

D: Difficult / T: Uneven / S: Medium

Cache #22 – Quench Your Thirst
N 45° 04.677  W 93° 26.631
D: Easy / T:Flat / S: Small

Cache #23 – Triple PINES
N 45° 04.124  W 93° 24.204

TODAY 
8 am       drop off Spot
8:15        order short stack w/ links at Henry’s
                (hint: stop and smell the flowers)
9 am       spinal adjustment appt.
9:20        add new car to insurance
10 am     look for lvg rm carpet
10:30      get tattoo
noon       pick up bottle of rum for tonight’s 
                 announcement of tattoo

D: Easy Multi / T: Flat / S: Small    

Cache #24 - To Life
N 45° 05.437  W 93° 30.859
D: Average / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #25 – Dead end
N 45°05.030  W 93 29.475
This one will rock you!
Difficulty: Average / Terrain: Flat / Size: Small

Cache #26 - B-Ball
N 45° 04.973  W 93° 25.603
D: Easy / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache # 27 - Weaver Lake School
N 45° 06.977  W 93° 29.388
Difficulty: Easy / Terrain: Flat / Size: Small

Cache #28 – Your Favorite Place
N __° __.___  W __° __.___
Event Cachers: List the GPS coordinates or YOUR favorite 
place in Maple Grove and write down where it is 
(a restaurant? a lake? your bedroom pillow?).

Cache #29 - Our Leaders
N 45° 05.991 W 93° 26.620
D: Average multi / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #30 – The Other Corner(S)
N 45° 03.940  W 93° 31.315
D: Easy / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #31 – Fore on the Scottish 9
N 45° 05.909  W 93° 30.758
FPBHE GUR OEBJA(F)
NIBVQ GUR TERRA(F)

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H |I | J | K|L|M 
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

 

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

D: Average / T: Uneven / S: Medium

Cache #32 – The Sleigh
N 45°07.303  W 93°30.189
Difficulty: Easy / Terrain: Flat / Size: Small

Cache #33  - King of the Hill
N 45° 06.708  W 93° 26.438
D: Easy / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #34 – It Takes A Village
N 45° 07.608  W 93° 27.649
Pass between the skyrocket juniper and swamp white oak, 
and swirling vines rise up from the treasure.
D: Easy / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #35 – The Eagle Has Landed
N 45° 04.188  W 93° 25.315
Hint: Hidden high among honeysuckle.

D: Easy / T: Flat / S: Small

Cache #36 - It’s a Picnic
N 45° 08.566  W 93° 25.504
D: Easy / T: Flat / S: Small

Please report cache irregularities to [email protected].