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.
ALERT: The Port Orford Heads State Park Quest box was reported missing on 6/27/20. A replacement box is on its way, and as soon as it's in place, this message will be removed. Although the lifesaving museum is currently closed, the trails at this park are open.
ALERT: A sign containing clue #9 for the Charleston Tsunami Quest was reported missing on 3/3/20. We hope to have the sign replaced soon. In the meantime, here is a workaround: After you find clue #8, start counting the No Trespassing signs you see on your LEFT as you walk up the hill. The fourth sign on your left is located at about the same location as where the missing sign on the RIGHT would be.
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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.