The 2023 Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt
February is almost at an end and the coming of March typically also means the coming of the Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt! This year we are going to kick it off on Wednesday, March 8th with Clue #1, potentially going through Sunday, March 19th when Clue #12 would come out. I'll be hiding the Allison Wonderland medallion somewhere on public property in St. Paul. Maybe it will be easy to find like last year or maybe with all of this snow you'll have to do some real digging. You never know. What you do know is that it will be outdoors, not up a tree, not on a steep hillside, not out on frozen water, not in anything electrical, not inside something you would have to break to get to, or hidden in any other way that would make you ask yourself, "Is this really a good idea?"
The prize is somewhat variable depending on registrations, but it will be a minimum of $300 for registered hunters. An unregistered hunter who turns it in will still get $100. The registration is $10 which can be paid via Paypal to AllisonWondrland@... or at our kickoff event. If neither of those work for you, let me know and we can figure something out.
The clues will come out once a day, every day at 5pm. I will be posting them on the Allison Wonderland group (https://groups.io/g/theallisonwonderland), The Cooler Crew Facebook group, and the Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt Facebook group. Anyone can feel free to cross post them elsewhere if they wish.
We'll have the kickoff event at Joseph's Grill in St. Paul starting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 8th. There's no requirement to attend as it is just a social occasion, but they do have their pasta bar on Wednesday nights. It's also a chance to pay your registration fee.
The Mock Hunt was born back in 2000 as something to occupy treasure hunters between the Medallion Hunt and the Fitgers Bock Hunt (Medallion + Bock = Mock). The first one, in 2000, was merely a virtual hunt with hunters posting their guesses online. In 2001 the first actual hunt took place with a small treasure chest hidden at Linwood Park. Since then there have been some offseason hunts, one do-over, and a Jake hunt posing at the Mock Hunt, but this will be the 23rd official Mock Hunt. Will you be the 23rd Finder?