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Medawisla
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Geocaching Maine Newsletter
February 2008
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Volume II Issue 2
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I. Naming the Newsletter: Name Chosen
II. Geocaching Group Chats
III. Upcoming Events
IV. Maine Geocaching News
V. Hot Topics of the Past Month
VI. Photos of Geocaching Maine
VII. Milestones of the Past Month
VIII. Quote of the Past Month
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I. Naming the Newsletter: Name Chosen
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--After a whirlwind of voting and campaigning, a name for the newsletter has been decided. “Geocaching Maine Newsletter” came out on top. Thank you everyone for your suggestions and votes!
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II. Geocaching Group Chats
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--There are many ways to hold onto signal in the Geocaching Maine Community. The Geocaching Maine website and forums are comprehensive and interactive, this newsletter is brief and informative; and finally, there are the Geocaching Group Chats.
----Geocaching Group Chats occur twice a week. Mondays are for newbie cachers, but all are welcome. Wednesdays are also scheduled chat nights. Chats begin at 8:00 PM on both Mondays and Wednesdays. Each night a new topic is chosen for the chats, but discussion rarely sticks to one topic. Conversations range from GPS units to caching adventures to upcoming events to cache related milestones to other hobbies the chatters have in common.
----For most, it is possible to link to the chat room using the links on the home page of www.geocachingmaine.org (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/). For others it is easier to connect using either Trillian or mIRC programs. The links below should help in setting up these programs. brdad is the Advisory Board member who most often moderates the chats, and he can help if you have trouble; just send him a Personal Message.
--Using Trillian to access Geocaching Group Chats http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2267 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2267)
--Using mIRC to access Geocaching Group Chats http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...9659#post29659 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?p=29659#post29659)
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III. Upcoming Events
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2/2/08 --Grab your Snowshoes:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...c-29fdf04c5ec4 (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=287c1386-faf2-4e85-b44c-29fdf04c5ec4)
------Discussion on the event: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2838 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2838)
2/23/08 --Winslow Winter Weekend Waypoint Warrior Wingding 4: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...c-74eeb51b7ca7 (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=574419ce-2731-4f78-ad5c-74eeb51b7ca7)
------Discussion on the event:
http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2843 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2843)
3/1/08 --Maine’s Winter Camping Event: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...e-1a8af71bb7c1 (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=1d4bdddb-bd5e-42a0-921e-1a8af71bb7c1)
--Discussion on the event:
http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2853 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2853)
--Discussion regarding other winter camping GENERALLY:
http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2835 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2835)
----Side Bar: Winter Camping Tips
------http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2168
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IV. Maine Geocaching News
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1. MainePublisher - A New Geocache Reviewer for Maine: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2893 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2893)
---- Maine Geocache Reviewer gpsfun is transitioning from his position. gpsfun has chosen a replacement, and Groundspeak has accepted him: MainePublisher is better known to Maine Geocachers as TAT. You can welcome TAT and say farewell to gpsfun at the forum link above.
----Side Bar: What is a Geocache Reviewer?
------When geocaches are hidden by geocachers and before they are found by other geocachers, they must be published. Part of the publishing process is a review by geocaching.com, but do you ever wonder who does the reviewing? Geocaching.com has volunteer geocache reviewers who read geocache descriptions and apply geocaching rules to determine whether geocaches are publishable. Geocache Reviewers help make geocaching a consistently fun and easy sport!
------Keystone of geocaching.com explains, volunteer cache reviewers are recruited when there’s a need in a local area. Geocaching.com considers experience level, reputation within the local geocaching community, involvement with any local geocaching organizations, demonstrated ability to work with land managers, communications skills, and knowledge of the geocache listing guidelines.
2. “Geocachers, land trust hunt treasure”
Posted: January 18,2008 http://www.sunjournal.com/story/2479...hunt_treasure/ (http://www.sunjournal.com/story/247980-3/Connections/Geocachers_land_trust_hunt_treasure/)
“The woods and riverfront of Canton have been a local playground for generations.”
----Discussion at GeocachingMaine.org: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2894 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2894)
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V. Hot Topics of the Past Month
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2008 Geocaching Maine Geocoin: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2744 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2744)
Aefuss a fellow Maine geocacher: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2896 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2896)
Best and Worst of 2007? http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2856 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2856)
GSAK 7.2.0.126 (Free upgrade): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2882 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2882)
I made a friend here at geocachingmaine.org (Profile upgrade!): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2869 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2869)
Kaching Karen goes to Guatemala: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2886 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2886)
Kayakerinme geocoin set (Trade for Kayakerinme’s sets): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=1541 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1541)
Myspace (Contact through MySpace, Facebook, and IM): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=1777 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1777)
Nature Conservancy: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2812 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2812)
New Thread : Maine snow caching: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2855 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2855)
RE: Computer geek advice needed: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2864 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2864)
Santa was good to me (Garmin 60CSx and downloading cache info): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2847 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2847)
Snow photos (to show southern folks): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2875 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2875)
xm radio??? (trouble-shooting and comparing XM to Sirius radio):
http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2851 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2851)
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VI. Photos of Geocaching Maine
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--Don’t forget about the Geocaching Maine Photo Gallery! Browsing the gallery is a great way to bring back memories or learn what others are experiencing during the hunt. http://www.geocachingmaine.org/gallery/index.php (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/gallery/index.php)
----Uploading your photos is a fun way to share details of events, caches, and other exciting adventures on the trail! http://www.geocachingmaine.org/gallery/uploadphoto.php (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/gallery/uploadphoto.php)
----Pictures of the previous month often make it into the newsletter! Sometimes other pictures will be chosen based on the theme of the month, for example, snowshoeing after the WWWWWW4 Event.
------ Etna Bog 2007 (group picture) posted by Hiram357: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/galle...what/allfields (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/2095/si/etna/what/allfields)
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VII. Milestones of the Past Month
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1. Parmachenee hits 1900 in CO!: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2845 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2845)
Log and picture: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.a...0&LID=36716124 (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?IID=6f2b8678-5805-4972-b5f0-daeb0d395e70&LID=36716124)
2. Count Em 1000 for Hollora!: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2849 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2849)
3. A Two Birthday Day (Cameoooooo and Starzz turn 32): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2892 (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2892)
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VIII. Quote of the Past Month
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“Life's a journey and caching helps you fill in the pages.” –Hollora, GeocachingMaine.org
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~~~Next Month’s Feature: GeocachingMaine.org’s Articles forum~~~
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