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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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ALERT: The last four clue squares of the Toledo Quest are mislabeled in the book. Instead of Clue #14, 15, 16, and 17, the last four clues should be numbered 3, 2, 2 and 7. For those who do not read this message in advance, there are also signs on site which will help you renumber the clue squares.
Port Orford Heads State Park Quest - The entire sign that held clue #3 blew away in a winter storm. To get the clue now, take the fifth letter of the name of the person after whom the Cove is named.
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. Also, at the beginning of the Quest you are instructed to walk southwest to a tsunami evacuation sign which is next to a "big wooden bench surrounded by three boulders". The bench has been moved and now there is a giant Washed Ashore sculpture of a rockfish in its place near the boulders and evacuation sign.
Charleston Tsunami Quest - The ending of this Quest has changed so that when you decode the final message, the instructions read "Go back to where you found clue #7 and use the decoded message to search for the hidden Quest Box."
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. Also, the entrance sign has been replaced with a beautiful arch, which means clue #6 is now the last letter on the top of the arch.
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.
Big Creek Park Quest in Spanish Quest - This Quest has been revised and is now available on the Quests en Español webpage.
*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.