7/20/05 | 12:35 pm | Bounty: Spilt Wine
This is actually an old Mike Z. clue from a ways back in early May. Interestingly, this is NOT the clue that he sent in but is very close to it. (Mike, sorry that means ya can’t solve this one!) It resembles a wineglass being tipped over with the contents spilling out. Hm… do you say “spilt wine” or “spilled wine” or are both OK? Whatever…
You can see it at 14/18 and the word clues for this one will be “Minus Our Minotaur”. Hm… ponder that for a bit.
Of course you are interested in your reward, right? Up for grabs is a cool National Park Service map that I got when I visited the Devil’s Postpile near Mammoth Lakes, California. I think it is actually downloadable on their site, but this is the real printed one I got from there.
I used to be a regular in the High Sierras, going there every single year. Sometimes twice in a year. What for? Why, mostly fishing and camping and hiking. Luckily, my parents were the type of people to spring for a motorhome as opposed to a luxury sedan… It surely saves on lodging when going up there. I don’t do much skiing, but I’ve also been to Mammoth for that. The more popular areas of Mammoth are hell of crowded at times though. I think certain areas are like Yosemite where you need to be bussed in if you don’t get there before a certain time of the day.
I’ve been to the Devil’s Postpile several times… very cool hexagonal rock lava structures. You should visit if you get the chance.
Bounty Name : “Spilt Wine”
Submitted by: Mike Z.
Status : Collected by Chris Re.
Time Elapsed: 10 minutes
Word Clue : “Minus Our Minotaur”
Magnification Needed: 14/18
Reward: Devil’s Postpile Park Map
SOLUTION STARTS HERE
Argg. I have to laugh like hell. This bounty was collected by Chris R. less than 10 minutes after I posted. This is no slam on you guys… but you are all just TOO quick!! Anyhow, I am thinking of coming up with a few more Bounties this weekend. What I am going to do from now on is launch them up WITHOUT ANY word clues. It takes a pretty long time to come up with them, so I’m going to need to do this so I can at least a few bounties outstanding.
I think it will still be possible to solve without any word clues (has happened before) but it will at least give the Bounty a chance to be active for a day or two. These are, after all, not meant to be like our regular day long clues… Ok, will be back soon.
PS: Mike’s original clue was the footprint underneath the wineglass…