View Full Version : Geocaching Maine 4 years ago



Slate
03-20-2006, 04:41 PM
What a difference 4 years has made. I just thought that everyone might find it interesting to see who the top cachers in the state were 4 years ago. 9 finds made you one of the top cachers in the state!! I don't think that most of these cachers are active anymore.

http://home.gwi.net/~wlippert/Maine_3-18-02.jpg

Smitty & Co.
03-20-2006, 05:04 PM
Interesting, we still see a couple of these names around but with sooooo many new cachers joining daily.............wow, how about a cachers hall of fame? :D

brdad
03-20-2006, 05:07 PM
A few on that list I know moved out of state, and a few were from other states as well. NH, namely. And trust me, back then, 9 finds to make the top 10 was a chore in Maine. Not sure what date that list is, but I found my first cache June 30th 2002, and it took me until August 13th to find my 9th.

Slate
03-20-2006, 05:22 PM
And trust me, back then, 9 finds to make the top 10 was a chore in Maine. Not sure what date that list is, but I found my first cache June 30th 2002, and it took me until August 13th to find my 9th.

That list is from 3/18/02. To accumulate my 27 finds to that date I had found nearly every cache within about 80 miles of home. At that point I knew almost every cache in Maine by name.

brdad
03-20-2006, 05:38 PM
That list is from 3/18/02. To accumulate my 27 finds to that date I had found nearly every cache within about 80 miles of home. At that point I knew almost every cache in Maine by name.

Ya, you were from the high cache density part of the state!

Slate
03-20-2006, 05:51 PM
Ya, you were from the high cache density part of the state!

Yeah, high density meant that there were probably 35 caches within 100 miles of home, now there are 2072.

tat
03-20-2006, 05:57 PM
I no idea I was once #4! What happened? I must have slacked off. :(

brdad
03-20-2006, 06:04 PM
I no idea I was once #4! What happened? I must have slacked off. :(

You got hung up trying to "cheat" on Battleship and Not logging DNFs on Old470 :D

If you can't out cache 'em, slow 'em down with your own...

tat
03-20-2006, 06:48 PM
You got hung up trying to "cheat" on Battleship and Not logging DNFs on Old470 :D

If you can't out cache 'em, slow 'em down with your own...

I tried that with West Mt. Kenebago and Celestial Navigation!

Hiram357
03-20-2006, 07:04 PM
and what's that list look like today??

firefighterjake
03-21-2006, 08:36 AM
Wow . . . fascinating to see how much things have changed in four short years . . . it must be really rewarding for those of you who were doing geocaching in its infancy and to see how much it has grown and changed over the years (and I'm not just talking about the number of caches and cachers, but rather where the caches are located, types, etc.)

WhereRWe?
03-21-2006, 06:44 PM
and what's that list look like today??

Someone posted this link (http://grand_high_pobah.home.comcast.net/Maine1.html).

Beach Comber
03-21-2006, 07:43 PM
That's a cool link! I'm in the top 20 - go figure! I never would have imagined that would be the case. Woo hooooooooooo

Hiram357
03-21-2006, 07:58 PM
Holy cow!!! I just hit a hundred and now I need at least a hundred more to even get on the list!!!! this is gunna take forever... glad it's not all about the numbers for me... :D:D:D

WhereRWe?
03-21-2006, 08:01 PM
Holy cow!!! I just hit a hundred and now I need at least a hundred more to even get on the list!!!! this is gunna take forever... glad it's not all about the numbers for me... :D:D:D

Sheesh, Hiram! You got to understand that you do your beer drinking AFTER you go caching, not BEFORE! No wonder you are so far down on the list!

:D :D :D

(Picked up a case of Jenny Cream in Portland yesterday. Mistake. Sure not like my favorite, Sleeman's Cream Ale... )

Hiram357
03-21-2006, 08:07 PM
Sheesh, Hiram! You got to understand that you do your beer drinking AFTER you go caching, not BEFORE! No wonder you are so far down on the list!

:D :D :D

(Picked up a case of Jenny Cream in Portland yesterday. Mistake. Sure not like my favorite, Sleeman's Cream Ale... )

whaddya mean before???? what about the during??? that's what makes the hunt more interesting!! haha, just kidding. I don't like to carry my beer in my backpack because it gets to warm and fizzy. :p

dí76
03-21-2006, 08:08 PM
whaddya mean before???? what about the during??? that's what makes the hunt more interesting!! haha, just kidding. I don't like to carry my beer in my backpack because it gets to warm and fizzy. :p


It doesn't travel well in a camel bak either:D

Hiram357
03-21-2006, 08:13 PM
It doesn't travel well in a camel bak either:D

especially if you don't clean it well after the last use... blech...:rolleyes:

WhereRWe?
03-21-2006, 08:58 PM
whaddya mean before???? what about the during??? that's what makes the hunt more interesting!! haha, just kidding. I don't like to carry my beer in my backpack because it gets to warm and fizzy. :p

Sheesh! You mean it lasts long enough to get warm and fizzy?

:p :p

WhereRWe?
03-21-2006, 08:59 PM
especially if you don't clean it well after the last use... blech...:rolleyes:

Did you ever try carrying one of those 5-liter mini-kegs? :eek: :eek:

Hiram357
03-21-2006, 09:20 PM
Sheesh! You mean it lasts long enough to get warm and fizzy?

:p :p

well ya can't very well go walkin past the ranger station gulping on a guinness!! they see you carrying beer into the park and they get all pissy cuz ya won't share, it's brutal i tell ya, it's best just to keep it hush hush and save more for yourself. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Hiram357
03-21-2006, 09:22 PM
Did you ever try carrying one of those 5-liter mini-kegs? :eek: :eek:

Haha, I carry one every day, I call it "my stomach" :rolleyes:

Slate
03-22-2006, 01:38 PM
and what's that list look like today??

Whoo Hoo! I should be on that list tomorrow. I just found #200 this morning down in Woods Hole on the Cape. It was a beautiful & memorable area to hit #200

Slate
03-22-2006, 02:01 PM
I no idea I was once #4! What happened? I must have slacked off. :(

If you think that you slacked off, what the heck happened to me? From #4 to not even on the list.