View Full Version : Mt. Agamenticus Event Cache

02-10-2005, 08:32 PM
Mark your calenders! The third? annual Mt. Agamenticus CITO Event Cache will be on 23 April 05.

Like the previous events here, this will be held rain or shine and include some clean up (this is a very clean place) and a one day only cache (short walk in the woods)

I had hoped to have a paperless "roundtable" or seminar, but the lodge does not open until the following week and I will be in Germany for a few weeks.

If anyone has any new ideas for the event or if anyone wants to help organize and/or own the event, let me know.

02-10-2005, 08:37 PM
I'll have to miss it. Will be flying home from Fla. that day. Sorry we won't be there.

Cache Maine
02-10-2005, 08:55 PM
So Tat, is this date concrete? And this is in the York area right?

Beach Comber
02-10-2005, 08:57 PM
Awesome! I haven't been to the other Agamenticus events so I am excited to be able to attend this year. I look forward to it!

It's on my PPC Calendar and as soon as you post the coordinates, I'll import it into my PPC using the Streets and Trips software I purchased today. Yippeeee! I am just about there with the paperless approach. Though there won't be a room to gather specifically for a round table discussion, perhaps we can do it outside it the weather permits and people are interested.

Thanks, Tom!!

02-10-2005, 09:40 PM
... because it is tradition! And, yes it is in the town of York, just west of the turnpike.

02-17-2005, 09:16 PM
My employer promised that we would all be leaving for Cologne, Germany on the 24th. Unfortunately, the corporate head office says everyone must leave on the 22nd. On the bright side, it did give me an idea for an activity: Where's TAT?, the closest guess gets a prize.

So, I need to re-think the Mt. Agamenticus Event.

The options are:

1. Find someone to own or co-own the event. I am willing to do any or all of the organizing and prep. work.

2. Change the date. This is not a good option because I will be gone for nearly 3 weeks and do not want to take this on the day I get back. The next weekend after that is Memorial day weekend and that won't work. June is very far from the traditional last week end of April time frame. Having it earlier is a little risky due to the weather. But, you can't predict the weather.

3. Cancel the event this year. The last option. I know a lot of people have said they are looking forward to going.

Any volunteers? Here's your chance to add another icon to your list!

02-18-2005, 08:24 AM
My employer promised that we would all be leaving for Cologne, Germany on the 24th. Unfortunately, the corporate head office says everyone must leave on the 22nd. On the bright side, it did give me an idea for an activity: Where's TAT?, the closest guess gets a prize.

I think we need to have the event early enough to load Tat down with out TB's!

:eek: :D :D

02-18-2005, 10:24 AM
Not that I want to take away from this event but from what you say Tat, the Agamenticus park is very clean. Don't you think we need to choose an area where there is a definate need for a CITO event?. I think we as cachers, really need to take a close look at why we would have such an event and that is to really help out an area that truely needs the help and to also promote geocaching as a positive thing. With all the bad rap that is going on about this activity I think some good PR would go along way. I am sure that there are many areas of the state that are in dire need of a good cleanup? What are everyone else's feelings? I know people like to get together but I think we are loosing the real meaning of a CITO. I havent ever been to a CITO event but how much trash at the last events there have been carried out? Let's not forget why we have such an event,it's not just a social gathering, which there is nothing wrong with. CITO CACHE IN TRASH OUT Just my thoughts. :)

02-18-2005, 01:06 PM
Actually, most parks in Maine are quite clean. We should schedule a CITO event in New Hampshire! LOL! :D

02-18-2005, 01:26 PM
That is a good question, Haffy.

I was even thinking that it is dis-service to list this as a Cito event, and was considering listing it simply as an event cache. I don't like the idea of taking credit for doing work and not really doing anything but having fun.

Here's a little history: The Mt A event started before I had ever heard of caching. The first year the I went, we did a fair bit of cleaning around the parking lot. The next year, I found a place that is not actually part of the park but, is private land and put a "one day only cache" there. The idea was for each person to clean a little of the mess. The problem is, though, it is so steep that it is too dangerous. Especially considering that even if it is not raining, it is most likely to be very wet that time of year. Last year, there was only a few candy wrappers and maybe a cig. butt of two.

Perhaps we should try to figure out what cache area needs CITO the most and have one there. I know of several that are in Maine that DO need cito.

The April date probably should be reserved for a real CITO event since it is part of the plan.

02-18-2005, 02:22 PM
I think maybe this should be an event type cache and maybe come up with a better area on the 16th of April,Geocaching.Com's official CITO day. I know Brad has mentioned a park in Bangor that could really use it. Maybe there is another place in Southern Maine that could use the help. Not being from Southern Maine I am not familiar with the the areas so maybe someone from there could help organize one for that day or another weekend close to it.

02-19-2005, 08:48 AM
Here are all of the caches that have had reports of trash problems. I wonder if we could have 10 simultaneous events and clean up the whole state? This would be a great way to show our appeciation for the cache owners who have brought us to their "diamond in the rough" cache.

For all the paperless cachers, here is another way to mine data. I used GSAK to search for the word "trash" and got 46. Then, I eliminatated all that just had a request to trash out, or had a trash bag or just geotrash in the cache container.

Belfast By the Bay by noreasta (

There have been recent trashed items at the start of your walk, bare with mess and it will be worth the rest of the walk

The Horserace by Diggler (

The pond is beautiful,too bad certain people think that it is a big trash bin

The Hiram Falls Cache by Team Trout (

Definitely in need of CITO! Feel free to bring an extra trash bag for this area

Sanborn Pond Cache by Cache Buccaneers (

…spent about an hour picking up food wrappers, cardboard, clothing, and other trash. Enough to fill an entire tucker tote. We didn't get it all either. There's plenty more. Why do people do this to such a nice little place?!?!?!

GPS Orientation by loonylady (

…all the trash. What a shame that people do that.

SOLDIERS' VIEW by catrick (

I notice there is alot, I mean alot of trash in theat area. Enough to fill my car.. but it was raining hard and the wind was blowing. I was soaked already from looking for the cache. I will most likely go back sometime and clean up the trash!

Farbucks 13 - Mmmmmm!!! by SBUX (

Found with minimal effort but all the trash in the area was distracting.

Bear's Den by Trailmasters II 2004 (

A garbage bag of trash was nearby the cache but we had no means of getting it out easily. Had to leave it there. :(

Steep Falls by derhntr (

We trashed out a bit, but our one bag we had filled up quick.


Too bad there is so much trash. Some people have to spoil it for the rest of us.

02-20-2005, 10:50 AM
We hope to be participating in the event in Florida with family. I think what ever you do it will make a difference. Just sorry we have to miss out.:(