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The Family Three
06-16-2006, 07:24 PM
Hello Everyone, does anyone have any info about caches near or on the AT? Thanks!

Mainiac1957
06-16-2006, 07:44 PM
Caches aren't allowed on the AT:(

Hiram357
06-16-2006, 08:38 PM
or the Allagash... :( :(

attroll
06-16-2006, 08:48 PM
That is correct you can not put caches on the AT unless it is a virtual or a puzzle style cache where it does not involve getting off the trail and tromping through the woods or hiding something.

Haffy
06-16-2006, 10:38 PM
Actually there are a few just off the AT that I know of
1. Bemis GC1829
2. Twisted Sister Cedar Stump GCGR7W
3. Fallen Arch GC4E52

Those are 3 that I have done and they are on the AT . Not sure of any more but I think there may be a couple more. And supposedly they are not allowed so why these are there I can't answer that. But I can't see any difference in having a cache along the AT is any different then having hikers camp anywhere along the AT that they want. But that is just my opinion,the damage that is done by these caches from what I saw is minimal at best and if you weren't looking for them you would never know that they were there.

attroll
06-16-2006, 11:00 PM
Actually there are a few just off the AT that I know of
1. Bemis GC1829
2. Twisted Sister Cedar Stump GCGR7W
3. Fallen Arch GC4E52


Yes all three of these are right on the AT the only one I could see that might be allowable would be Twister Sister and that probably should be either.



Supposedly they are not allowed so why these are there I can't answer that. But I can't see any difference in having a cache along the AT is any different then having hikers camp anywhere along the AT that they want. But that is just my opinion,the damage that is done by these caches from what I saw is minimal at best and if you weren't looking for them you would never know that they were there.
This is a subject we could go round and round on. I agree to a certain extent with you here. As far as minimal impact is concerned, that all depends on the person looking for the cache and how hard the cache is hidden. There use to be a cache on the AT in Grafton Notch on Old Speck. If you had been to that one before it got archived then you will have a different opinion. The side of the trail was all dug up and all the lichen that was growing on the rocks were all gone because of people climbing all over the rocks and off the trail looking for the cache. Just because you have the thinking that "if you weren't looking for them you would never know that they were there" does not mean it is safe. It all depends on the cachers looking for it and how hard it is hidden that makes the cachers more aggressive looking.

The Family Three
06-17-2006, 04:07 PM
Thank you for all the info. I was thinking of caches located very near the trails, so others who might not hike the trail itself would learn about it etc. Guess I took it for granted that people would respect the area and the locations. Thanks for clearing it up for us. We are new to this and it helps to have others who help with all these questions. Thanks again!

attroll
06-18-2006, 06:59 PM
Hello Family Three are you Appalachian Trail hikers or have a interest in the Appalachian Trail?

WhereRWe?
06-20-2006, 06:33 AM
Thank you for all the info. I was thinking of caches located very near the trails, so others who might not hike the trail itself would learn about it etc. Guess I took it for granted that people would respect the area and the locations. Thanks for clearing it up for us. We are new to this and it helps to have others who help with all these questions. Thanks again!

You can also visit our Moxie Trail Crossing (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=c612a590-299f-4cc3-a1f8-10598f818faa) cache, which is NEAR the AT, and is named for where the trail crosses a PUBLIC road and the stream entering Moxie Pond. :D :D

attroll
06-20-2006, 11:50 AM
You can also visit our Moxie Trail Crossing (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=c612a590-299f-4cc3-a1f8-10598f818faa) cache, which is NEAR the AT, and is named for where the trail crosses a PUBLIC road and the stream entering Moxie Pond. :D :D
This one is just off from Joe's Hole. This is what the little place is called that is at the head of Moxie Pond. There is a story behind how it go the name.

This one I see as no problem with because it is not actually on the AT. I have not done it but it looks to be right off the public road south of the AT 0.1 miles. I will do this next time I get to the area.

WhereRWe?
06-20-2006, 06:24 PM
This one is just off from Joe's Hole. This is what the little place is called that is at the head of Moxie Pond. There is a story behind how it go the name.

This one I see as no problem with because it is not actually on the AT. I have not done it but it looks to be right off the public road south of the AT 0.1 miles. I will do this next time I get to the area.

OK - and if you decide it IS on the AT, move it a few feet north and email the new coordinates! LOL! :D :D

attroll
06-21-2006, 01:30 AM
OK - and if you decide it IS on the AT, move it a few feet north and email the new coordinates! LOL! :D :D
According to my Topo you are plenty far enough away. I am not worried. Besides I am not the AT police anyways.

The Family Three
06-30-2006, 06:57 AM
Hello Family Three are you Appalachian Trail hikers or have a interest in the Appalachian Trail? Good morning, sorry to take so long in replying to your question :) Hubby is the AT trail fan, has hiked all of Maine except one section, been doing it since he was a boy scout! We finally drove up to Twisted Sister and left that AT coin, since that's the only place they wanted it left was at a AT cache. It was helpful to have everyones input, so that we now know geocaches aren't allowed on the trail. Hopefully we can get out tomorrow and do a few!

attroll
07-01-2006, 12:38 AM
Good morning, sorry to take so long in replying to your question :) Hubby is the AT trail fan, has hiked all of Maine except one section, been doing it since he was a boy scout! We finally drove up to Twisted Sister and left that AT coin, since that's the only place they wanted it left was at a AT cache. It was helpful to have everyones input, so that we now know geocaches aren't allowed on the trail. Hopefully we can get out tomorrow and do a few!

If you husband is as much of a AT fanatic as I am he may want to check out this web site. www.whiteblaze.net (http://www.whiteblaze.net). I do a lot of backpacking on the AT and have completed all of Maine except 50 miles so far. I am going to thru hike the AT in the year 2010 and maybe you husband will join me?

The Family Three
07-02-2006, 06:45 AM
Good morning...wow, only 50 miles left, that's great! I will pass along your invite. We were talking about the through hike a few days back and discussing how long it would take, etc. Do you mean the whole trail or the Maine trail? Dawn

attroll
07-02-2006, 12:55 PM
Good morning...wow, only 50 miles left, that's great! I will pass along your invite. We were talking about the through hike a few days back and discussing how long it would take, etc. Do you mean the whole trail or the Maine trail? Dawn

When I say I have 50 miles left that is on the Maine section of the trail.

The thru hike I am doing in 2010 will be the whole trail.