2021 Chippewa Valley Treasure Hunt

OFFICIAL HUNT ROLES

  1. This treasure hunt is a free community event with a $1,000 prize. There is nothing to purchase. The clues as well as possible future hints will be posted on the Official Facebook Page.
  2. In order to claim the $1,000 prize, a hunter must properly interpret the Official Clues to find "The Stone". It is a small, smooth stone about 4 inches in diameter. An official photo will be released depicting the stone. Upon retrieving the stone, the finder must send a private message to the Official Facebook Page and describe the stone's hiding place. Upon confirmation of the find, an announcement will be made congratulating the winner on both the Facebook page and Facebook discussion group. The winner's name will be released, as well. Sometime after the prize has been awarded, a full explanation of the clues and hints will be released either in text form, video form, or both.
  3. The stone will be hidden within the boundaries defined by the "Official Boundary Map". Only public land is in play. The stone is NOT hidden on private property. The stone is hidden in a safe, accessible location on public land. The stone is NOT hidden in any body of water, nor is it near any cliff edge. The stone will NOT be hidden on a steep slope. Tree climbing is NOT required. The stone will NOT be hidden in any cemetery, school property, university property, or church property. While it is not wheelchair accessible, it does not require any specialized equipment beyond a garden hoe or small shovel to remove snow that may or may not be concealing the stone. The stone is NOT buried underground. The stone will NOT be hidden inside or under any electrical boxes or fixtures.
  4. As winter weather can be unpredictable, it is possible that the stone may become frozen in snow and ice in its hiding place. If this is the case, a tool to gently chip ice away may be necessary for retrieving the stone. This does NOT mean that hunters can freely hack away at buildings, picnic tables, benches, trees, or other structures or fixtures that may have ice present. NOTHING needs to be defaced, destroyed, dismantled, or removed to retrieve the stone. The stone is hidden outdoors, and therefore: ice, snow, sticks, and debris may accumulate in its hiding spot. Please respect and be gentle with any are you are searching in. Digging in the snow is fine, damaging our public lands is not.
  5. Hunters must follow all local laws and ordinances (such as park closing times).
  6. Rules may be amended or changed at any time. If this occurs, an announcement will be made.
  7. Edit to the rules: the stone is Not hidden in Putnam Park in Eau Claire. Putnam Park is designated as a state natural area but is owned by UW-Eau Claire.
Hunt information
Dates:
First Clue:Friday, February 19, 2021
Found on:Sunday, February 21, 2021
Finders:
NameHometown
Dave Proffitt
Kayla Proffitt
Prize:
Maximum Prize:$1,000
Awarded Prize:$1,000
Location:
General Location:Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls
Exact Location:
Concealer:
Clues
Published on Friday, February 19, 2021
For a hunt this cold
You will need to be bold
As you search the ground so frozen
And you'll need to take tally
Of why you love the Valley
To know why this spot was chosen

To give you a clue
Seek a father or two
Then sit down and check where you are
Do not feel bereft
Because just to your left
Is the site of this puzzle's north star

With memories renewed
Stand, with the stairs in view
And turn in the clock's direction
Get on your knees
And head for the trees
In the area of the third king's attention

Tucked in by the pines
Under the fold of its spine
Embedded in brush and mystery
With no wind or leaves falling
Hear the bells that are calling
And watch the birds slowly make history
 
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