The Fingers Cold and Toes Numb Olympics Series  LbNA # 52420

OwnerFamilyof6    
Placed DateFeb 27 2010
CountyEaton
LocationGrand Ledge, MI
Boxes???
Found ByNorse Gnome
Last UpdateJul 27 2014

Clues

These boxes are the event boxes for the Fingers Cold and Toes Numb: A Familyof6 Winter Mystery Event held February 27, 2010 at Lincoln Brick Park near Grand Ledge, MI. It was an Olympic theme event with DEEP snow. Almost all of these boxes are without logbooks. ALL boxes start at the Lion's Den building near the gatehouse and are grouped according to the ring colors of the Olympics. If you're savvy, you'll be able to "double" up on the trails with the clues. Have fun!

Red Olympic Ring Route

Start at the trailhead directly behind the Lion’s Den shelter and go north to an Old Boy Scout Tree Planting sign. Straight looks good but your view is a boxed metal fence. Go there and follow. See the brown clay pipe? Cement post with pipe? Check backside of pine 6 steps in, then 290 degrees to a double pine. 2nd pine to the south and you’ll see Vancouver Man.
Now, get back to the main trail by either cutting through the pines or following the fence line. Head north, then straight ahead when the Boy Scouts corner you at the sign. 9 metal posts. Stop and see a tree of three (plus one?) Biathlon
Follow the straight trail to a woodpile at the curved end (nearby is an old green barn). Stand by the 3 trunked tree next to the pile to sight 180 to a vine covered leaner, then 220 degrees. Check that big white pine about 30-40 feet away. Speed Skating
Now, just like Apollo Ohno, loop back towards the Lion’s Den. At this point, choose to go to the den for Olympic glory, OR continue on:

If you continue, when you are exactly 110 degree to the silos, look for the one supporting breast cancer awareness with the ribbon. Cut to the right where Laura Ingalls Wilder would rest at a bench in the distance. Go there and sit. (Imagine what this place would look like when it is in bloom.) Directly behind you you’ll find what you’re searching for, rolled and rusted near the gully’s mouth in the woods. Try to find an alternate route to get there instead of bushwacking it straight in. Olympic Rings

Back to the trail and westward ho! Prairie Loop or Cherry Ridge? Prairie Loop or Cherry Ridge Everybody loves pie! Now, get in your sled and go down, but don’t run like a deer. Down to the river and then go right! Take about 30 steps. See the 4 leaners on the hill? Check them. Bobsleigh

OK, leave the sleigh and go back to the river and back up. NO venison here. Go back and eat your pie, and leave Ms. Ingalls alone! Keep your eyes toward the river toward where the river island ends. From there, watch the trail below. When you sight the lowly bench, stop! (There is one ahead of you too.) Check the hole of one that splits to three above. Freestyle Skiing

Head to the next bench. Prairie or Cherry? Have some pie and head back to the Lion’s Den along the Prairie Loop, OR choose to do the Black Olympic Ring Route at something scary.

Blue Olympic Ring Route

Begin this stretch of the Olympics in the open. Start at the Lion’s Den and when you are at the Doggi Bag post, take the curving path that goes northward through the prairie. You will eventually see a large lone tree and a bench on the far northern side. Go there and sit. (Imagine what this place would look like when it is in bloom.) Directly behind you you’ll find what you’re searching for, rolled and rusted near the gully’s mouth in the woods. Try to find an alternate route to get there instead of bushwacking it straight in. Olympic Rings

Back to the trail and westward ho! Prairie Loop or Cherry Ridge? Prairie Loop or Cherry Ridge? Everybody loves pie! Now, get in your sled and go down, but don’t run like a deer. Down to the river and then go right! Take about 30 steps. See the 4 leaners on the hill? Check them. Bobsleigh

OK, leave the sleigh and go back to the river and back up. NO venison here. Go back and eat your pie, and leave Ms. Ingalls alone! Keep your eyes toward the river toward where the river island ends. From there, watch the trail below. When you sight the lowly bench, stop! (There is one ahead of you too.) Check the hole of one that splits to three above. Freestyle Skiing

Head to the next bench. Prairie or Cherry? Have some pie and head back to the Lions Den along the Prairie Loop, OR start with what’s scary and take the Black Olympic Rings Route.







Black Olympic Ring Route

Start at the Lion’s Den parking lot and when you see the sign talking about the Prairie and the doggi bag post, head due west, passing the small saplings on your left with five larger trees in between. An electric box? Hmmmm……Keep going. When you get to the woods, turn left. At a choice, you’ll be asked if you like George Washington or Laura Ingalls Wilder. Choose neither and instead pick something scary(?) to the south. 8 down, left, to 9 across. Lie flat and go under. Support yourself at the pointed arrow opposite the smaller one below. Skeleton

Now, up 8. Spy below? Pick the beechnut at the mounds. Bench it the woodchuck way? No way! Metal in trees is sure to please. Olympic torch in site? Not to the right! (Although, Swiss Miss may be giving Axel some swimming lessons down there.)  Continue on this path. Stacked against 3? Not for me! Over Mr. Troll’s dominion (or is that TrailTroll’s?), then 31 high. Check closely under the hilly side before you step off. Luge

Find the one donated by Big Al. He has a nice view. Twist around. Heron Hollow…no pintails, and then another choice. Mr. River flows your way past a scarred trunk and stops at 20! He looks up and sees a profusion of 7, 5 live and 2 dead. Watch your step getting there. Snowboard

High bench at open beech. A nutty beech and deer? A bridge? Follow Mr. River and then the woodchuck. Hey, haven’t you been here before? Which way? Let’s see, skeletons are scary, you’re not a metal fan, and woodchuck already had his way with you. Head towards the torch! Jo is crumbling and the torch looks intriguing, but…..oh heck, you haven’t been chosen to carry the Olympic flame, so just go left to a tri-trunked tree with fuzzy vines. (Now, THIS is poison ivy….DON’T touch it…leave Fuzzy alone!) Look across the road to a tree that is sheared and resting about 6 feet up from the base. Check the rip. Vancouver Mountain

At this point, head back to the Lion’s Den, past an electrical box? Hmmmmm……you could take this quick detour, or you could just walk the road back. Get charged with some energy?




Yellow Olympic Ring Route

Start at the Lion’s Den parking lot. Double roads. Y, I can’t tell my right from my left, so I guess I’ll go the wrong way! Double shelters. Double eewwwww……by pumping green. Double swings and then a trail. Double windows or double doors? Check for the one with tree times two. One has doubled up and fused. Check the hole. Short Track

Go park yourself by the Olympic Torch. Uh oh…..this doesn’t look good. Everything appears to have been blown to pieces. Perhaps terrorists? Ignore the trailhead sign and drive along to a chained entrance. Go right. Follow until you get to what’s buried down below. Mossy green? You’re rocking in between. Read the rules for swimming, then back up 53 steps. Stop….don’t climb the balcony to the left. Right to a split rock ledge about 10 steps in. Check around just above and I figure you’ll find something. Figure Skating

Go back towards the beach and turn left at the metal cans and up a few steps along the tall man trail. Around the frozen pond until you come to a choice. Do you follow the tall one or hunt for deer? Well fellow, pick the yellow! Down…down…down…….down (perhaps quicker than you want to go?). Don’t go for a swim…run like the deer, you tall guy, you. Frozen pond, left, and up……..up………up……up.! Crest at a twisted bunch then straight to two large cottonwoods. Check the one that isn’t guarding the pond. Alpine Skiing

A quick turn to the left, then doooooowwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnn……………..aaaaaahhhhhhhhh… My dear, you can run! (or slide…or fall…or tumble  ) Why not skate over and sink the puck under the goal with the bent metal hockey stick? Right into the southerly bank, eh? Ice Hockey

Head to the balcony seating when you see “forever Kim & Carter” on the red spotted tree. When it comes to a choice, I would fly. “Ray” near KC. Pine, right, away at the bridge, then to the rails where 2 stand straight and tall within. Find where KEVCO is watching the Olympic events and jump over him. Pin the tail on the point in the trees straight ahead. (CAUTION! This is NOT an area for children to be. Make them wait within the rails please. There is a steep cliff drop off.) Ski Jump


Green Olympic Ring Route

From the Lion’s Den, walk the road closest to the fence, turning left when the choice is given, and continuing to follow the fence to find the green pyramids where the children would play. Cross the field and stay towards the wooded trees to a trail head. Follow this trail in until you see a row of green followed by a four trunked green one on the left. Poplars, poplars everywhere…straight and skinny gray. A blue poplar at the pines turns you away towards a fence. Right. Line up with a metal fence post when you can see the 2 green pyramids, the roof of the Lion’s Den, concrete towers, and a hairy silo. Turn around. Can you ‘cedar’ entrance where a spruce bows down? Go in and follow the row until X blocks at Y. Hang around and watch the event. Nordic Combined

Go back through the entrance and turn towards the hairy silo and around to the right. A 2nd skiers loop greets Mr. Tallman to the roaring of the crowd below. Head towards the homes. Stop when you are directly across from the blue treatment on the other side of the river and the loner tree in the field of the hairy one. Check the multi one near the loner’s fence. Wasn’t that easy? Curling

Follow the cheering below and go where the really tall guy goes in a NW way. You’re being viewed from across the way. Eventually, your Olympic pursuits will be blocked. From here take approximately 25-30 steps back (depends on your step size) to find one open at the base on the ‘safer’ side of the trail. Cross Country Skiing

OK, go back to that fallen tree and go under. When you come to the grand view, you are given a choice. Do you follow the deer or figure on skating by? If yellow is your color, go to choice A. Rather be skating? Go to choice B.

CHOICE A: Follow the trail to the right of the pond and follow it until you come to the beach rules. Read the rules for swimming, then back up 53 steps. Stop….don’t climb the balcony to the left. Right to a split rock ledge about 10 steps in. Check around just above and I figure you’ll find something. Figure Skating

When you’re done skating, head up the hill between the rocks until you see a trail choice by what’s below. Take this trail and follow the guard rail along the ledge until you see 2 standing straight and tall within. Find where KEVCO is watching the Olympic events and jump over him. Pin the tail on the point in the trees straight ahead. (CAUTION! This is NOT an area for children to be. Make them wait within the rails please. There is a steep cliff drop off.) Ski Jump





CHOICE B: Let’s go hunting! Down…down…down…….down (perhaps quicker than you want to go?). Don’t go for a swim…run like the deer, you tall guy, you. Frozen pond, left, and up……..up………up……up.! Crest at a twisted bunch then straight to two large cottonwoods. Check the one that isn’t guarding the pond. Alpine Skiing

A quick turn to the left, then doooooowwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnn……………..aaaaaahhhhhhhhh… My dear, you can run! (or slide…or fall…or tumble  ) Why not skate over and sink the puck under the goal with the bent metal hockey stick? Right into the southerly bank, eh? Ice Hockey

Continue of the trail and when it comes to a choice, go up with the herons. Ignore the bridge and follow until you’re given some choices. At choices, go NE to a chained friend and then head back to the Lion’s Den or choose another trail.