"Oh Lord, bless this thy hand grenade"

Created by: Team Bindlestiff
Placed by: Atomic Beans and Fermont
Location: Portage, Kalamazoo Cty,  MI
This box is part of the Great Lakes LB Group’s 2005 Exchange –
Monty Python’s The Holy Grail.

Before beginning your quest for this box and the Grail please visit the Holy Grail main page (high speed) (dial-up) and read about the specifics of the series and about its special
hitchhiker.

Clues:


Start at Schrier Park at W 850 Osterhout Road in Portage MI.

Park in the main lot, and go to the map located near the trail head. Remember that “NO BIKES” are allowed! As you follow the paved path towards the bog, you will soon face your first challenge.

What to do? Consult the Book of Armaments! Brother Maynard can refer you to a relevant chapter. He’s not very good with directions so you should multiply his answer by eight to get the appropriate bearing. Follow this trail and note which direction you have turned. As you follow this path, the path will split a few more times. At each of the next few possible deviations, choose as you did when following Brother Maynard’s original advice (At one of these turns it is possible that Brother Maynard got into the sacramental wine, you can ignore him that one time!).

When you are finally tempted by more than two options, ignore the choices and continue straight as your footing changes. Are all these downed tress from a killer rabbit which lurks nearby?

Further along the trail, you will find another map. Go over to it, and then take the trail at 240 degrees away from this sign. Continue on your quest. When at last this current wood-chip trail ends, consult Brother Maynard one last time. Pay attention to the number of verses he thinks are pertinent to the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch. Retrace your path (from the end of the chips) and take one pace for each verse. Search for your “base” for the final assault on the rabbit at a reading of 55 degrees from the nearest post. Go to it (the shortest route might not be the easiest), and you will find the grenade. Offer the prayer, “Oh Lord Bless This Hand Grenade” as you spy what might be the rabbit’s lair at 130 degrees!

 

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