Ely Stone Stash 2022 – Friday, Oct. 21, 2022

A bit more than half the Ely Stone Stash rocks for 2022

Painting and hiding stones for this event since 2017. This is an Into The Brush sponsored event. Into The Brush is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to increase tourism to the Ely region by art education.

This year’s Stone Stash is like all the rest. The rules are simple. On Friday morning (Oct. 21) before 9 AM, go online to https://www.facebook.com/intothebrush. That’s our Into The Brush page in Facebook. There we will give you clues as to where the 2 regions are in Ely proper – on public lands only- where the stones will be hidden. Look for the little Lake Superior rocks. Stone Stash rocks will have “JBALTICH” or “CWE” on them as the artist who painted the stone. Stones will be hidden mostly on the ground in places like signs, lamp post bases, right out in the open and tucked into the grass. Could be on a tree wedged behind a piece of bark. Every stone will be accessible just by bending and/or reaching for it. The finder of the Golden Moose wins a Joe Baltich matted print.

The rules are:
1. Possession Limit of 1 stone per person AND “Catch & release” on all the rest. It’s OK to look and exchange and re-hide. We would like as many people to have a chance at successfully finding a rock as possible. This is intended as a family & friends activity. Everyone is welcome.

2. Please be kind and careful. Note that there is inherent risk in any activities anywhere and by looking for rocks during the Ely Stone Stash, you are accepting this risk. Please watch and take care of your kids. Watch for vehicle traffic, and stay off of private property. Cross the streets in the crosswalks and do not assume moving vehicles will stop. Please apply common sense. Smile and say hi to other rock hunters.

3. Afterwards, go have lunch somewhere in town. Maybe have a hot chocolate and cookie from a local establishment – or lunch or dinner.

4. Please post your find in Facebook in Into The Brush and What’s Up Ely so we all have an idea of what might still be out there waiting to be found.

5. Enjoy the day, family & friends and the Ely Stone Stash!