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01/24/2014 07:31PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
I need to know if Anyone is going from Olifaunt to Sturgeon, or vise versa??? I have lost something and need you to pick it up for me???
It is sort of a mystery and Need to know who will be going this way in 2014 FOR SURE???

Post below IF you are headed on this route for 2014 for SURE?

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Mocha
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01/24/2014 07:50PM  
I might consider it if I knew what the mystery is :>)
01/24/2014 07:54PM  
Well it wouldn't be a mystery if I told you now would it?

It involves a treasure map and a fetching the treasure up, is about all I can tell you, otherwise "well you know the saying".

I will get you the map of the mystery treasure location if you ARE going there to pick it up?

You up for it?

SunCatcher
bojibob
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01/26/2014 07:44PM  
It is well worth taking on this quest...
Mocha
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01/26/2014 08:15PM  
is that the band of "Bros" we hear so much about?? looks like quite the rowdy bunch.
Eyedocron
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01/27/2014 06:45AM  
Will likely go through there end of July/ first week of August if a couple of others join my crew on trip from Nym to Chattarton and back. Unlikely to have a GPS if this quest requires a search, and certainly do not want to carry someone's 40 lb pet rock.
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01/27/2014 07:43PM  
I could wind up there either in late July or early September depending on where my trips take me. My plans are not definite right now but it is very possible that when we get down to planning routes one of the trips could take us through Olifaunt to Sturgeon.
kanoes
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01/27/2014 08:42PM  
quote Eyedocron: "Will likely go through there end of July/ first week of August if a couple of others join my crew on trip from Nym to Chattarton and back. Unlikely to have a GPS if this quest requires a search, and certainly do not want to carry someone's 40 lb pet rock."
GPS not needed and it isnt a pet rock. :)
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01/27/2014 09:49PM  
I have it on semi-good (but not completely unreliable) information that this is the "HEART OF THE QUETICO/SUPERIOR" Jewel, an enormous chunk of iron ore with a little copper and nickel mixed in. A Polymet executive will give you multiple nights with all his trophy wives for this nugget. I don't know how this will play out if a female finds the jewel but it is fun to think about. All questions about this north woods treasure hunt should be directed to kanoes at bwca.com
01/29/2014 05:40PM  
It is actually a very cool LITTLE item and is sort of a real treasure.
It is well worth a couple minutes of time to find this little present and has some real value, for the adventurer on this trail.
Seriously, it is a neat deal and it's not a joke.
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Eyedocron
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02/02/2014 09:04PM  
Sorry to report that my usual canoeing associates have all reported no availability for this summer. I am not into solo trips, so, unless someone wants a Nym Splitrock trip end of July, looks like first missed year in 23 years. Sorry to pass on your Treasure.
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02/25/2014 09:21AM  
Wow! Delighted to report we do have a crew going through there last week of July, so if you need some light and small "treasure" picked up, just email me directly. Ron
Eyedocron
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04/23/2014 09:15PM  
Still going their end of July, if assistance needed.
05/07/2014 11:20PM  
Eyedocron...I sent you an email let me know what you think

SunCatcher
JoeWilderness
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05/10/2014 09:52PM  
quote SunCatcher: "Eyedocron...I sent you an email let me know what you think


SunCatcher"


Paul,
If Ron cannot help you out, Leslie and I can.
Kim
bojibob
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05/10/2014 11:30PM  
The Grail must be recovered!
kanoes
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05/10/2014 11:44PM  
quote bojibob: "The Grail must be recovered!"
it must!
05/11/2014 02:44PM  
Ron is going after the "Holy Grail"

I sent him directions and pictures of how to find it...Thanks
Joe Wilderness for the offer, Ron asked first.... :)

Always fun to here the story of finding it

SunCatcher
JoeWilderness
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05/11/2014 10:11PM  
Leslie and I will look forward to hearing the story and hope too that
Ron is successful.
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05/12/2014 09:00PM  
Basspro69
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05/12/2014 09:01PM  
quote SunCatcher: "It is actually a very cool LITTLE item and is sort of a real treasure.
It is well worth a couple minutes of time to find this little present and has some real value, for the adventurer on this trail.
Seriously, it is a neat deal and it's not a joke.
SunCatcher"
Is this it

Mystery Item
Davkumi
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05/13/2014 12:05AM  
I am part of Ron's crew that has been assigned the task to find the treasure! It reminds me of climbing mountains in Greece where at the summit hidden in the rocks was a bottle of Ouzo! Ouzo
OldFingers57
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05/13/2014 08:02AM  
Does it require a GPS to find it???
Eyedocron
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05/13/2014 05:06PM  
No. We should have no problem. I will share the secret knowledge of the Holy Grail with you once we are underway. Ron
Eyedocron
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08/04/2014 09:48PM  
My crew was pleased to rescue your special item last week. We made sure it was restored to tip top condition and carefully left on the same portage. This treasure has done some traveling.
If someone is certain they will visit the Sturgeon Olifaunt portage later this year or next year, location details can be provided. Eyedocron, davkumi, oldfingers57.
kanoes
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08/04/2014 10:10PM  
quote Eyedocron: "My crew was pleased to rescue your special item last week. We made sure it was restored to tip top condition and carefully left on the same portage. This treasure has done some traveling.
If someone is certain they will visit the Sturgeon Olifaunt portage later this year or next year, location details can be provided. Eyedocron, davkumi, oldfingers57."

excellent news! it lives on. :)
bojibob
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08/04/2014 11:48PM  
You left it there? What kind of a rescue is that? PAUL!!!!
08/11/2014 10:39PM  
quote bojibob: "You left it there? What kind of a rescue is that? PAUL!!!!"

Paul shrugs wtf do I know??? I wasn't there!
I gave PERFECTS instructions on how to find it...

SunCatcher
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08/12/2014 01:02AM  
quote Eyedocron: "My crew was pleased to rescue your special item last week. We made sure it was restored to tip top condition and carefully left on the same portage. This treasure has done some traveling.
If someone is certain they will visit the Sturgeon Olifaunt portage later this year or next year, location details can be provided. Eyedocron, davkumi, oldfingers57."


Our group will be going through there in another four weeks. Would be interested viewing the treasure.
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08/12/2014 08:27AM  
quote SunCatcher: "quote bojibob: "You left it there? What kind of a rescue is that? PAUL!!!!"


Paul shrugs wtf do I know??? I wasn't there!
I gave PERFECTS instructions on how to find it...


SunCatcher"


I guess you should have been a little bit more specific on the RESCUE of the valuable item.
08/13/2014 04:39PM  
I don't find it strange at all that the "total message" was not delivered by Sunny. We all know how shy and reserved he is and it's tough to pry two words out of him. The mix up is totally understandable. We should have put a more outgoing, talkative person in charge of communicating the total intent, history and future plan for this valuable item.
All is not lost though as long as the "batteries are recharged" and you pass along the coordinates for another group. Please pick someone who is more outgoing than Paul is to convey your intent for the future plans of said treasure.
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08/13/2014 05:06PM  
We recharged the item and are passing the coordinates on to another group for their appreciation. They can then leave it there or move this special treasure on to another location for even future rescue. That is our understanding of both the treasure's past and future. eyedocron and crew
08/13/2014 08:25PM  
Well done. Treasure hunts are fun. Hope you enjoyed it.
OldFingers57
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08/13/2014 08:41PM  
It was definitely enjoyable. Both the hunt for it and the valuable item.
kanoes
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08/13/2014 08:57PM  
quote OldFingers57: "It was definitely enjoyable. Both the hunt for it and the valuable item. "
hopefully it will be enjoyed by many. great idea boji. :)
Eyedocron
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08/13/2014 09:48PM  
AdamXChicago. Please contact me privately Email to confirm your travel plans.. I have sent you two EMails and cannot confirm they went through.
Davkumi
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08/14/2014 12:16AM  
I was in Eyedocron's crew. Just to clarify, after finding the treasure, enjoying it, and restoring it to its former glory, we discussed what to do with it. We thought of moving it to a new location, but because of our planned route we felt the present location was an excellent choice for future treasure hunters.
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08/14/2014 12:28AM  
quote Eyedocron: "AdamXChicago. Please contact me privately Email to confirm your travel plans.. I have sent you two EMails and cannot confirm they went through."

Email sent
AdamXChicago
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08/14/2014 12:43AM  
Eyedocron - I did get your two emails, but the two responses I sent you bounced back. Please email me the top secret instructions, along with decoder ring.

Am confirming Sturgeon Olifaunt portage visit on or about Sep 8th. The mystery deepens...

AdamX
Eyedocron
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08/14/2014 06:33AM  
AdamX is going after the treasured special item!
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08/14/2014 12:01PM  
quote Eyedocron: "AdamX is going after the treasured special item!"
Whoa Adam, what the heck are you getting me into? Will I need my Indiana Jones hat and bullwhip? I really need to pay more attention when you're detailing the route we are going to be following. :-)
kanoes
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08/14/2014 12:24PM  
quote johno: "quote Eyedocron: "AdamX is going after the treasured special item!"
Whoa Adam, what the heck are you getting me into? Will I need my Indiana Jones hat and bullwhip? I really need to pay more attention when you're detailing the route we are going to be following. :-)"

so its YOU GUYS going for it! that's great!
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08/14/2014 02:52PM  
quote johno: "quote Eyedocron: "AdamX is going after the treasured special item!"
Whoa Adam, what the heck are you getting me into? Will I need my Indiana Jones hat and bullwhip? I really need to pay more attention when you're detailing the route we are going to be following. :-)"


Really not that difficult of a quest. The hat you'll need for all of the canoeing. The bullwhip not so much.
Eyedocron
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08/14/2014 10:05PM  
We bless you with success and know you will do well with the recurring quest. It is now yours for discovery, enjoyment, and restoration for others. It is now yours for finding someone after you for continuing the Treasure Quest.. Eyedocron and crew
AdamXChicago
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08/15/2014 12:00AM  
We are humbled by the magnitude of the task at hand. May the Flying Moose force be with us!
johno
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08/15/2014 09:43AM  
quote AdamXChicago: "We are humbled by the magnitude of the task at hand. May the Flying Moose force be with us!"
Forget the bullwhip, it sounds like I'll need to bring my lightsaber!
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08/15/2014 08:39PM  
Very similiar to this to get the object in question. Indiana Jones
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08/16/2014 11:43AM  
To be very clear: Your Mission is to recover said "Object" and return from the Quetico with it in your possession.

You then must on your following trip return it to a location in Quetico and pass this great quest on to someone else. Accurate notes, photos, GPS etc etc are acceptable. If THEY fail to find.... YE must returneth to recover the "Object"

Eyedocron
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08/16/2014 08:54PM  
I liked your Indiana Jones analogy, Old Fingers. Quite appropriate.
At no time was anything said other than enjoy, restore, rehide.
Wouldn't removing it from the park regularly be problematic, since health, job changes, family situations could keep someone from returning the next year? We are done with the treasure, but this needs to be clarified for future "Treasure Questers?" Eyedocron
08/17/2014 06:39AM  
Ron,

Great job...I hope you had fun locating the "Holy Grail" :)
Sort of something to look forward to, and a treasure hunt all in one.

Fun reading all this stuff...you did GREAT

SunCatcher
AdamXChicago
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09/14/2014 07:07PM  
Just left Quetico today. Mission accomplished!
09/14/2014 07:16PM  
Good job! Can't wait to hear about the next chapter. Was it a tad cool up in the Q?
kanoes
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09/14/2014 07:37PM  
nice recovery!
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09/14/2014 10:28PM  
quote cowdoc: "Good job! Can't wait to hear about the next chapter. Was it a tad cool up in the Q?"
Not as cold as we anticipated. It was damp too - no downpours, just every other day sprinkles. Brought out some early fall colors. JohnO promised a trip report shortly. Thanks for the holy grail search opportunity. We'll make sure it finds a suitable home next year in Quetico.
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09/15/2014 05:57AM  
Glad to hear that the quest for the item was successful. Take good care of it.
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09/15/2014 04:48PM  
quote AdamXChicago: "Just left Quetico today. Mission accomplished!"

You rock!!!!!

Do you have clear guidance on what to do now?
OldFingers57
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09/15/2014 06:30PM  
I hope you can find as good as a place as the one you found it at to hide it next year.
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09/15/2014 06:56PM  
Delighted to hear you were found worthy and plan to restore and continue the holy grail quest. Eyedocron
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09/16/2014 12:19AM  
quote bojibob: "quote AdamXChicago: "Just left Quetico today. Mission accomplished!"


You rock!!!!!


Do you have clear guidance on what to do now?"


Yep. It will be in strict accordance with your previous directive. :-)
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09/16/2014 02:59AM  
I hope I am not violating any secrecy code, but I thought it would be fun to attach this photo!

The Quetico Triangle!
kanoes
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09/16/2014 06:03AM  
hey! ive been there. ;-)
Eyedocron
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09/16/2014 09:21PM  
great location and the Magic Triangle was a fine idea. Look forward to hearing reports about the Holy Grail next year. Glad we could be part of this continuing experience.
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09/16/2014 09:25PM  
quote Davkumi: "I hope I am not violating any secrecy code, but I thought it would be fun to attach this photo!

The Quetico Triangle!"

And the Quetico Triangle is removed to reveal... (the anticipation was killing us!!!)... to be continued
johno
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09/16/2014 09:29PM  
quote kanoes: "hey! ive been there. ;-)"
Hey Jan, it was great to see your inscription from your 2011 Hunter Island trip and realize that just a few days before you signed the treasure we had met at Cache Bay
kanoes
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09/16/2014 09:31PM  
quote johno: "quote kanoes: "hey! ive been there. ;-)"
Hey Jan, it was great to see your inscription from your 2011 Hunter Island trip and realize that just a few days before you signed the treasure we had met at Cache Bay"

funny how it worked out. :) glad you guys retrieved it. boji left it for me above curtain falls...and it continues.
10/07/2014 05:56AM  
Phew, glad that baby is in safe hands. Thought a Sasquatch might have got it and then what?

Did the pictures work out so it was easy to find and make sense?

That was a fun time hiding that little prize, with three of my paddlin brothers.

SunCatcher
OldFingers57
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10/07/2014 08:13AM  
It's a neat idea whoever came up with it. I always love a good treasure hunt.
10/07/2014 10:20AM  
My claim to all this fame.......I picked out the pink triangle rock. We probably had as much fun stashing it as you guys did finding it.
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10/08/2014 09:11PM  
quote SunCatcher: "Phew, glad that baby is in safe hands. Thought a Sasquatch might have got it and then what?


Did the pictures work out so it was easy to find and make sense?


That was a fun time hiding that little prize, with three of my paddlin brothers.


SunCatcher"


Photos really gave us a great reference. Hope we can be as helpful to future hunters.
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10/08/2014 09:14PM  
quote cowdoc: "My claim to all this fame.......I picked out the pink triangle rock. We probably had as much fun stashing it as you guys did finding it."

Really added another dimension to the journey. Three of us were on the trip (trip report in process). Both JohnO and I were in on this, but LOWG, although an experienced tripper, wasn't a part of the BWCA family (that changed after we got back), so we let him do the actual retrieval. After he found the treasure, I think his first words were "this is so cool". :-)
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10/08/2014 10:16PM  
Congratulations! Look forward to hearing more next year. Eyedocron
03/02/2017 07:35AM  
Bumping this thread to add info to some current threads about "the quest"
passthepitonspete
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05/08/2021 11:56AM  
Triple D and I will be going this way next month. Is there anything we should know?
Eyedocron
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05/08/2021 10:21PM  
The Quetico Quest Treasure has been moved several ties in recent years since our experience with it, but I understand the Quest continues. Someone will likely jump in here soon and give clues as to its current location.
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08/13/2021 09:32AM  

I am planning a trip to Quetico soon. Is this treasure still out there to be located?
08/17/2021 09:41PM  
IDK, where it is,now????
Darn it
08/17/2021 10:06PM  
Hope it doesn't burn up....
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08/18/2021 07:27AM  
08/18/2021 03:34PM  
appears it is on Ted......my previous post still stands.
 
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