Check this page before you head out, especially if you have an older edition of the book! If there are any problems that cannot be corrected in the field, we will post an update below.

We strive to maintain the clues and boxes so that they work properly all year round. However, sometimes signs are changed, trees fall down, and other unforeseen circumstances cause small problems with Quest directions. If the problems cannot be corrected in the field, we will post updates on this page and then make updates in future book editions. It’s a good idea to check this page before heading out on a Quest, especially if you have an older version of the Quest Book. The best way to avoid confusion and surprises is to obtain the most up-to-date Quest Book available.

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General Alerts:

  • In the Historic Florence Quest, the third word of the hidden message squares should be labeled 7-8-9, not 7-8-8. 
  • Sidewalk construction in Coos Bay may interrupt the Coos Bay Then and Now Quest route, requiring slight changes to your path. Use the map to guide your way.

last updated September 16, 2021

 

Updates to Older Quest Books

2019-20 Quest Book Corrections:

Four Quests in this edition have been RETIRED:
  • Get to Know OSU Quest - Closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • KEC Art Quest - Closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • HMSC Tsunami Quest - Retired due to changes in signage and messaging
  • Oregon Hatchery Research Center Quest - Retired January 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, the hatchery grounds reopened in June 2021 and the site intends to maintain the Quest as long as they can.
UPDATES:

Bandon Tsunami Quest - Clue #11 is hard to find since a sign was replaced. The clue is the last letter in the first word(s) of the church's name.

Mt Union Cemetery Quest - The "Big Flag" referenced on p. 229 has been repositioned to the other side of the black metal benches. Start from the OLD flagpole spot to navigate to clue #7.

YYFAP Habitats of Diversity Quest - The sign for clue #6 has been replaced, so looking for the name of the "16th animal" no longer makes sense. Instead, look at the new sign on the deck to find the insect with black and _ _ _ _ _ spots. The first letter of the missing word is clue #6.

*Kilchis Point Reserve Quest - The driving directions on page 41 describe Warren Street as being "across the street from Habitat for Humanity Restore", but the ReStore has moved and is no longer there.

*Siltcoos Lagoon Trail Quest - The last four clue squares to be filled on page 190 should be numbered 6-14-18-8 (not 5-7-4-2).

*Yaquina Head Hills Quest - On page 81, a text box asks a multiple-choice question: "For what reason might native people have purposefully burned land?" The last line was inadvertently left off...it should read, "Take the letter of your answer for clue number 4."

Note: All of the issues with a * were fixed in the "Second Printing" of the 2019-20 book edition.

2017-2018 Quest Book Corrections:

Seven Quests in this edition have been RETIRED:
  • Edson Creek Nature Quest - January 2019
  • Get to Know OSU Quest - January 2021
  • Heirloom Orchard Quest - January 2019
  • KEC Art Quest - January 2021
  • Oregon Hatchery Research Center Quest - Retired January 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, the hatchery grounds reopened in June 2021 and the site intends to maintain the Quest as long as they can.
  • South Slough Cedar Quest - January 2019
  • Spring Lake Trail Quest - January 2019
UPDATES for the rest:
  • Big Creek Park Quest - The picnic table on which clue #7 was hidden was removed. As a substitute, you can put the letter you find for clue #8 in the #7 square.
  • Big Creek Park Quest en Español - ¡La mesa para comer o descansar en la pista #6 está perdida! En lugar de esa pista, puede usar la letra séptima del alfabeto español.
  • Coos Bay: Then and Now Quest - The McAuley Hospital building described on pages 168 and 169 was torn down in April 2018.
  • Explore Beverly Beach State Park Quest  - In December 2018, storm activity brought in a log from the sea that took out the sign that gives you clue #2. This video shows the missing sign. There is also a temporary problem with clue #5, but you can figure out the hidden message if you get the rest of the letters.
  • Yaquina Head Tale of Two Hills Quest - The sign containing clue #8 in a red oval has been removed. To substitute:
    Also at the switchback/Look straight ahead,/Find the tree that’s half living/ And half _ _ _ _.
    Just fill in the blanks/With your pencil lead/The first, or last, letter/Is clue eight, it is said."
  • YYFAP Habitats of Diversity Quest - The box location has changed, but your clues will still help you find the box. When you get to the end, continue north across the road to find the new hiding spot. Also, the sign for clue #6 has been replaced, so looking for the name of the "16th animal" no longer makes sense. Instead, look at the new sign on the deck to find the insect with black and _ _ _ _ _ spots. The first letter of the missing word is clue #6.

2015-2016 Quest Book Corrections: 

Nine Quests in this edition have been RETIRED:
  • Crowley Creek Quest - May 2017
  • Get to Know OSU Quest - January 2021
  • Heirloom Orchard Quest - January 2019
  • HMSC Sustainability Quest - May 2017
  • KEC Art Quest - January 2021
  • Oregon Hatchery Research Center Quest - Retired January 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, the hatchery grounds reopened in June 2021 and the site intends to maintain the Quest as long as they can.
  • South Slough Cedar Quest - January 2019
  • Spring Lake Trail Quest - January 2019
  • Water Water Everywhere Quest - May 2017
UPDATES for the rest:
  • Explore Beverly Beach State Park Quest  - In December 2018, storm activity brought in a log from the sea that took out the sign that gives you clue #2. This video shows the missing sign. There is also a temporary problem with clue #5, but you can figure out the hidden message if you get the rest of the letters.
  • HMSC Nature Trail Quest - The bench holding clue #6 was removed. Instead of finding a bench, stop at the sign (before you get to the shelter) and follow the new directions to find clue #6: Check the sign. Clue #6 of your mystery word is the second letter in the name of the crab-holding bird. See the online version of this Quest, which is updated to reflect recent changes.
  • South Beach State Park Quest - The brown sign with clue #5 went missing, and has been replaced by a temporary sign. if you don't find a sign, the new book contains a substitute. When you reach the asphalt path, read: "Which way is the ocean? Is it left or right from here? The first letter of your answer is clue 5, my dear." Also, the Kadoozi (clue #8) has been removed, but it used to be BLUE in color.
  • YYFAP Habitats of Diversity Quest - The box location has changed, but your clues will still help you find the box. When you get to the end, continue north across the road to find the new hiding spot. Also, the sign for clue #6 has been replaced, so looking for the name of the "16th animal" no longer makes sense. Instead, look at the new sign on the deck to find the insect with black and _ _ _ _ _ spots. The first letter of the missing word is clue #6.