What other scavenger hunts can you recall from day’s past? A few that turn up in the PDD archives are: the Conley Family Scavenger Hunt of 1998, the Big Day Cloquet Scavenger/Treasure Hunt of 2007, the Wacko Yard-art Photo Scavenger Hunt of 2009, the YMCA’s Duluth City Cycling Scavenger Hunt of 2010 and the Rhubarb Festival Smartphone Scavenger Hunt of 2011.
What I can say from my scavenger experiences is that the hunts are fun as hell, but I always am left thinking about the poor suckers who went through all the work to set it up and then can’t be part of it. True sacrifice.
I can also say I’m proud of going from worst to first, having been on the last-place team in the Conley hunt of 1998 and the first-place team in the citywide affair in 2004.