Clue#1: Free to enter, Full of adventure = 3 Rivers park district slogan. Welcome in many tongue = A sign saying welcome in dozens of different languages at the entrance. and the early hint at French.
Clue#2: Hand written pin = Henna(tattoos) pin/ Hennepin. Pin to end = 38th Place North ( as shown on Google maps PI N) which pointed directly to the chest. Step ahead = Early indication of the crosswalk.
Clue#3: A quote on a bench on the same trail, and not that far from the hiding location.
Clue#4: Pardon my language/ Pardon my French. Dip to feel well = Medicine Lake. Review = I left a Google review 4 weeks ago for this park stating, "A great place for a treasure."
Clue#5: Reality Links and Likely Trains = anagrams for Skyline Trail. J Turn = Rockford road/ a maneuver in a car nicknamed a Rockford based on. TV series. Acclaim = Plymouth automobile. Flight of persecution = Pilgrims. Rock name = Plymouth Rock.
Clue#6: Broke = Bur Oak tag located near chest. Watch your descent = Steep Hill sign near chest. Heavy Bluff = Clif/Ton. Bonjour = French. Man on the Moon = Tony Clifton ( Andy Kaufman's alter ego ) and Neil Armstrong High school to the East. End = Search the border.
Clue#7: 3 = an electric box with the #3 near chest./ the 30's streets just west. Let it be,1 year before. = Abbey Road album released in 1969. and the key is the album cover/crosswalk that points directly to chest. Quizzical, Pataphysical, Major, Medicine, Edison = Lyrics to a song on the Abbey Road album titled Maxwell's Silver Hammer. Medicine = Medicine lake/ Medicine trail. Backwards Edison = Maxwell Edison from the song. A light pole numbered 96. backwards from 69. the chest was hidden behind the pole in line with the crosswalk. Challenging Hill = A sign post Challenge Hill near chest.
Clue #8: Unpublished. 96 bright, go past the light. In line with your place North PIN. Crosswalk aligned, Tuft of grass find, cattail patch edge is the win.
Free to enter, full of adventure, a silver hoard quencher.
All are welcome in many tongue, A finder will you become?
Where has the chest been flung?
A hand written pin is where to begin, and end as a matter of fact.
You will be one step ahead when this riddle is cracked.
You can't get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough for me.
Some things only make sense BOTG.
Pardon my language but "holy shit".
You might shout when you find it,
And you may chuckle when you get it
Take a dip to feel well, it's here you can tell, where dragon chest fell.
If you have a clue, be sure to review.
Reality links to ponder, likely trains to wander. Whip a J turn in your acclaim, In your flight of persecution find a rock with a name.
Bonjour my friend, will you reach the end? The man on the moon had us buffooned. A heavy bluff, step into the rough. Go for broke, this isn't a joke. Watch your descent please, and take a tour of the trees.
Count to three, Let it be, one year before if you see. If your quizzical or pataphysical, major in medicine. Find the backwards hammer of Edison. A challenging hill, now go get your fill, This find a promised thrill.