View Full Version : Are you sick of winter?



Haffy
03-09-2008, 12:38 PM
I know the most diehard of Mainers love winter and all it has to offer but there are some who are just about giving up on all the snow this winter. Are you one of them? :D

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/haffy6/Areyousickofwinter.jpg

WhereRWe?
03-09-2008, 02:52 PM
Snow? What snow? We don't have any snow in Maine this year, Haffy! What are you talking about? :confused::confused:

Sabby
03-09-2008, 04:25 PM
I thought we were just getting started.

Snow makes things interesting and levels the playing field. ie many caches are hidden much better and are a challange to find.

When I fall, which I seem to do often, I seldom get dirty if it is in snow.

There are a lot fewer bugs when there is snow on the ground.

Cache in bogs and swamps are much easier to get to when there is snow.

I like the snow.

firefighterjake
03-09-2008, 05:21 PM
Put me in the Love-Winter-And-Think-It's-Just-About-Over-Unfortunately category. :( On the flip side, winter time for me is mostly dedicated to sledding . . . come Spring time I begin to go caching . . . especially since I can't go ATVing with Mud Season.

Hiram357
03-09-2008, 06:01 PM
i agree with bruce, BRING ON THE SNOW!! :D

dí76
03-09-2008, 06:04 PM
i agree with bruce, BRING ON THE SNOW!! :D


I agree with Hiram, BRING ON THE GREEN GRASS AND BUGS WITH A SIDE OF SUNBURN

tat
03-09-2008, 08:40 PM
Haffy, that's probably not a Maine snowman. There's a lot of Olympia Snow Woman to go around:

http://bethelmainesnowwoman.com/blog/

Team2hunt
03-09-2008, 08:49 PM
I have been up and down alot of hills this winter, and loved every minute of it. The snow is beautiful and when the woods are filled with the white stuff, it is so different than in the spring. On a recent trip we saw, "sugar snow". :) I can't wait!

Bring on the snow. :p and the maple syrup.

Gob-ler
03-09-2008, 10:25 PM
I don't mind the snow, but this is getting a little bit on the tired side. If I read it correctly the other day over 120 inches here in Lewiston.

Hiram357
03-09-2008, 10:40 PM
Haffy, that's probably not a Maine snowman. There's a lot of Olympia Snow Woman to go around:

http://bethelmainesnowwoman.com/blog/


AND DO YA KNOW HOW TO TELL THAT IT'S A GIRL SNOWPERSON!?!?!?!.... :D:D:D

Mainiac1957
03-10-2008, 05:37 AM
Parmachenee and myself did a Groleau cache yesterday which took us 4 and a half hours over a 5 mile snowshoe hike with a 700' elevation gain. We had all we could do to lift our legs by the end of it. We did manage (barely) to raise our mugs at Murphy's to celebrate the victory. Moral of the story. Some are glad it's still winter. We were tired, but the good kind of tired.;)

Kacky
03-10-2008, 04:02 PM
You gonna eat that carrot?

WhereRWe?
03-10-2008, 04:20 PM
Cache in bogs and swamps are much easier to get to when there is snow.


Yup. Was the only time to do the Etna Bog Cache. And winter is the only time that most of us can get to those caches on islands on Maine ponds! LOL!

Mapachi
03-14-2008, 07:44 PM
Snow Balls?:D

firefighterjake
03-16-2008, 06:07 PM
I think winter is officially over for me now . . . in 5 days I'm going to the Carribean for a week which means the next two weekends are shot.

However, my brother in law from CT and I did get in a 261 mile ride yesterday . . . drove up to Lincoln, off loaded the sleds, rode to Kokadjo, realized I should have brought my GPSr after getting a little lost near the #4 Mountain (but on the flip side the scenery up there was absolutely stunning with snow-covered mountain vistas and every tree sheathed in a covering of glistening ice and snow), got lost again as I thought we had missed a turn (turns out we didn't so we ended up riding an additional 20 miles each way) . . . started and finished our day at the same place . . . Dysarts.

I think I can officially give up the riding now and welcome Spring.

Team2hunt
03-16-2008, 06:18 PM
Spring arrives this Thursday. I will officially be done with Winter then. :cool:

edited: oops! yes it is March 20th. Been a long Winter.

Team Richards
03-16-2008, 06:26 PM
Although I'm ready for the snow to go I am hoping for a slow melt.
We have gone from a 30" base to a 23" base on our front lawn in the last couple of weeks. If this was to melt all at once we will have a 23" base of MUD.

At least if I fall in the snow I'm clean when I get up..... Well as clean as I was before I fell.

Team2hunt
03-16-2008, 06:41 PM
I've heard you should not wear white after Labor Day. In Vermont I hear you should not visit with a white truck before Memorial Day. :p
Mud season, followed by black fly season, and then 3 weeks of Summer and then we "fall" back into mud season.

You gotta love it. :)

Mainiac1957
03-16-2008, 06:43 PM
Spring arrives this Thursday. I will officially be done with Winter then. :cool:

Of course it's March 20th not April 20th:rolleyes:;):p:D

attroll
03-16-2008, 07:04 PM
Tink and I sat down at the fire pit last night and just sat around enjoying a nice fire. That was after I dug the fire pit out.

Team Richards
03-16-2008, 07:22 PM
Tink and I sat down at the fire pit last night and just sat around enjoying a nice fire. That was after I dug the fire pit out.

Be careful, if you shovel to much of your lawn off you'll have to mow it.:):)

Hiram357
03-16-2008, 09:14 PM
I think winter is officially over for me now . . . in 5 days I'm going to the Carribean for a week which means the next two weekends are shot.


*cough* traitor *cough* :rolleyes::p

Hiram357
03-16-2008, 09:16 PM
Tink and I sat down at the fire pit last night and just sat around enjoying a nice fire. That was after I dug the fire pit out.

now thats a cozy lookin spot!! nice pic :D:D

vicbiker
03-17-2008, 08:45 AM
Tink and I sat down at the fire pit last night and just sat around enjoying a nice fire. That was after I dug the fire pit out.What about the slip-n-slide.:rolleyes::)

Sudonim
03-17-2008, 09:32 AM
What about the slip-n-slide.:rolleyes::)

Run some water on the slide this time of year, let it sit for a while, and you'll slide to the bottom of the hill! (Actually, you wouldn't even need the slide...)

Team2hunt
03-24-2008, 02:59 PM
After spending the weekend in Vermont, and part of the day up to my a@#, in snow. I thought I would take it easy and grab a few caches in Concord NH on the way home today. They were all listed as winter friendly, and well some were not even accessible due to the parking not being plowed. And then to top it off, I'm really getting tired of finding caches I can't retrieve, because they are iced in! :( This has been a long cold Winter, and yes I am ready for some nice sunny weather without the chance of more snow. :D Looks like I will have to wait til Summer. ;)

vicbiker
03-24-2008, 06:39 PM
After spending the weekend in Vermont, and part of the day up to my a@#, in snow. So what's the big attraction with Vermont that would make you go through all this grief.:D:D:D

Hiram357
03-24-2008, 07:32 PM
The other morning I was listening to NPR, and they said that "Global warming was to blame for this early spring and unseasonably warm days..." I don't think they have windows in their radio station...

Haffy
03-24-2008, 09:08 PM
We have global warming down here though so they must be in this area someplace and have their windows open....:D

Team2hunt
03-25-2008, 04:23 PM
So what's the big attraction with Vermont that would make you go through all this grief.:D:D:D

It's really beautiful and I love it. :D

Oh! and the State of Vermont is nice too....:rolleyes:

Opalsns
03-25-2008, 04:57 PM
After spending the weekend in Vermont, and part of the day up to my a@#, in snow. I thought I would take it easy and grab a few caches in Concord NH on the way home today. They were all listed as winter friendly, and well some were not even accessible due to the parking not being plowed. And then to top it off, I'm really getting tired of finding caches I can't retrieve, because they are iced in! :( This has been a long cold Winter, and yes I am ready for some nice sunny weather without the chance of more snow. :D Looks like I will have to wait til Summer. ;)

NEVER GIVE UP !!!!!
My cache IS winter friendly, Honest... OH DEER !!!, !!! Do come see!!!!

so lonely, so lonely, OH DEER !!:rolleyes:

Northwoods Explorer
03-26-2008, 05:12 PM
Took a trip to Bangor this past weekend and discovered why you folks are caching. Becket reinforce my discovery when she sent several photo that looked like they were taken last spring. Even had some little birds that know enough to stay down there a little longer. What we discovered was simply there was no snow. So sad no April skiing for you guys. Well let me tell you up here in the north there is amazing amount of the white stuff, looks like May skiing for us. Most of our downstair windows are covered and the driveway is more like a small canyon. Just finished blowing the drive from the snow today, trying to bare so tar for the sun to do its thing and took a photo. Hope I was able to attach it as some times I have trouble.

Sudonim
03-26-2008, 05:15 PM
I think I'd need a beefier snowblower to get over those banks!

WhereRWe?
03-26-2008, 05:38 PM
Took a trip to Bangor this past weekend and discovered why you folks are caching.

Sheesh! Rulost2? and I had to go to Bangor on Thursday of last week - we were SHOCKED to see that they have NO SNOW! TIME TO MAKE A CACHING TRIP TO BANGOR!!! :D:D

Cache Maine
03-26-2008, 06:48 PM
See....but here's the thing...since we don't have much snow here....we think we can go to other places....like Augusta, L/A and expect no snow...but that is not the case....so it kinda works both ways.

Medawisla
03-26-2008, 07:27 PM
I had planned to start field season this week, along the coast. But I've spent the week battling a sinus infection and/or respiratory flu. :( And while I still have a cough, the antibiotics are giving me some yucky side effects. :(

I hope everyone else is enjoying either the snow or mud season, wherever you happen to be in the big ol' state o' Maine. :)

Haffy
03-26-2008, 07:51 PM
Took a trip to Bangor this past weekend and discovered why you folks are caching. Becket reinforce my discovery when she sent several photo that looked like they were taken last spring. Even had some little birds that know enough to stay down there a little longer. What we discovered was simply there was no snow. So sad no April skiing for you guys. Well let me tell you up here in the north there is amazing amount of the white stuff, looks like May skiing for us. Most of our downstair windows are covered and the driveway is more like a small canyon. Just finished blowing the drive from the snow today, trying to bare so tar for the sun to do its thing and took a photo. Hope I was able to attach it as some times I have trouble.

Holy Crap Erik!!!! Now that is some snow... By the way how are you coming on that question I asked about the earthcache down here I am contemplating?

attroll
03-27-2008, 12:19 AM
Heck no, I am not sick of winter. I am heading north again this weekend to get more of it.

WhereRWe?
03-27-2008, 07:59 AM
See....but here's the thing...since we don't have much snow here....we think we can go to other places....like Augusta, L/A and expect no snow...but that is not the case....so it kinda works both ways.

You definitely DON'T want to try the area from Skowhegan north! LOL! I don;t think the snow has melted at all. We still have 4-feet on the ground. :(:(

There are a couple of caches in the area we're antsy to log, but email with the cache owner has convinced us that we don't even want to try until the snow is ALL gone! LOL!

Opalsns
03-27-2008, 08:10 AM
NEVER GIVE UP !!!!!
My cache IS winter friendly, Honest... OH DEER !!!, !!! Do come see!!!!

so lonely, so lonely, OH DEER !!:rolleyes:

HHHHEEEEELLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!:eek:

OH DEER !! There ignoring us.:mad::confused::(

Oh Well !!!!!
Those who have found it think it's a good cache!!!!:D

Opalsns

Saint367
03-29-2008, 03:31 PM
Snow...you have no idea how tired of it I am. Usually I don't mind winter, but this one is dragging on forever. Last weekend we broke the all time snow record and currently sit at 189.1" of the stuff for the year. And it's not over yet. My guess is we won't be caching for some time up here.

Looking off my back deck. There is a 4' fence around my property...somewhere under all the snow.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59/KevinStPeter/Snow032308-17.jpg

WhereRWe?
03-29-2008, 04:22 PM
Your picture reminds me why I'm glad I have a roof on my deck! LOL!

Hiram357
03-29-2008, 09:04 PM
although it's nothin like up in the county, we did some caching around bangor today and were still up to our knees in spots. But don't worry! the snow will return, it's only a few more months until winter!!! :D:D:D

EMSDanel
03-30-2008, 12:14 AM
Two words to the wise: If you are walking along a snowmobile trail, do NOT wander off that track...you'll sink up to your knees/waist. And, if you are hiking across a lake like I did on Wednesday heading for the cache at Dubord's house....do NOT follow close to the shore. Not knowing the lake, I did not want to break through the ice so I tried to stay close enough to shore in case I did break through. Of course, I found out that's where the open water is...underneath the snow banks close to shore. At a point a few hundred yards from the cache I went through to above my knees, went to and found the cache, then had to walk back about 1.5 miles to my car in wet pants and boots. C'mon spring!

Hiram357
03-30-2008, 07:43 AM
....C'mon spring!

no no, you should be cheering, c'mon winter!, that way the lakes will freeze better and you won't hafta worry about fallin through. Trust me, the lakes are a lot harder to walk across in the summer... :D

dí76
03-30-2008, 08:04 AM
Trust me, the lakes are a lot harder to walk across in the summer... :D


I could do it...:p;)

Opalsns
03-30-2008, 09:22 AM
I did once,
I was fishing with BubbaBass up to my waist in the pond when , as quick as lightining,
SomeTHING grabbed my bait and headed straight at me. BubbaBass said I actually rose up, turned and RAN to the shore. And I Believe I did!!!!
Opalsns

attroll
03-31-2008, 10:06 AM
Well winter is done for me now. I just got back from Jackman and the snowbanks are still taller then me and there will probably be snowmobiling for three more weeks up there at least. I can no longer afford to trailer my sled and pay for the gas up there unless someone wants me to be a guide and they pay for the trip and I let them come alone and use one of my sleds. hint, hint.

So winter might as well be over with. So it can move out any time now.

Medawisla
03-31-2008, 06:19 PM
although it's nothin like up in the county, we did some caching around bangor today and were still up to our knees in spots. But don't worry! the snow will return, it's only a few more months until winter!!! :D:D:D

You'd think I could talk you into one last camping trip...mmmm:rolleyes::(