View Full Version : RE: Any flooding issues



firefighterjake
05-01-2008, 03:37 PM
With all of the flooding in the news I was wondering if anyone has had any recent issues with caching and flooding . . . either having a cache go MIA due to flooding or being unable to get to a cache due to flooding.

I was all set to head out tomorrow and grab a relatively new cache along the Penobscot in the early morning hours, but after seeing the River today and reading the description and some other logs for this cache I'm wondering if I'll be able to get anywhere near this cache . . . and the same goes for another cache up in the Milford Area (I understand that some localized flooding has made getting around up there a challenge.)

Any other stories?

Hiram357
05-01-2008, 03:45 PM
I haven't, but I went for a walk yesterday, past LT's in plain sight cache on the two cent bridge, i went out on the bridge and it was swayin in the wind, and the water was gushing underneath, it was pretty cool. Then I walked further upriver where Haffy's cache used to be, there were a lot of trees underwater. and the dam under the waterville/winslow bridge yesterday, wasn't even visable there was so much water goin over. But I heard on the news yesterday that, yesterday evening was going to be the peak for all the flood stages of the rivers and then gradually going down. They haven't gone down a whole lot... :D

dubord207
05-01-2008, 04:18 PM
My mom and all the relatives on her side of the family are from Fort Kent so we've been following the news from up North closely. Sounds like it far worse then what Baldacci said on the news this morning. Fortunately, there have been no reported fatalities. On a more positive note, kudos to the Belgrade Lakes Conservation Association. I did the Mountain cache and also French's Mountain this afternoon and the erosion control measures they have put in place worked remarkedly well. Things are a little slippery in spots and the bugs are about ready to make an appearance but this is still a great time of year to be banging away at the caches as I can't seem to get a turkey close enough to bang one of them. Dick (gob-ler) might come by Saturday and coax one in for me.

TRF
05-01-2008, 04:47 PM
... a great time of year to be banging away at the caches as I can't seem to get a turkey close enough to bang one of them. Dick (gob-ler) might come by Saturday and coax one in for me.

Hmmmm this is too easy. First thought that I had, "He (Dubord207) hasn't looked in the mirror lately." Then I thought of all the glass shards on the floor; what a mess. ;):D Secondly, not as many turkeys around this year as in the past. Winter was definately tough on them with increased predation and increased farmer diligence on their silos.

The good thing hunting with Gob-ler is you won't need a decoy. :D Sorry, couldn't resist..bad joke...


Dan, be sure to wear slippers when going to the bathroom and best of luck to you on your hunt!!!!

Opalsns
05-01-2008, 06:34 PM
There are 6 or 7 caches here in Canaan, that are just fine!!!! None Flooded Out !!!!There all just waiting for a ladder... I hear that OH DEER!! is a great cache and LIL' GREEN CACHE and IN THE BIRCHES are new. There's MUMAMEA and DOWN YONDER and BEN HERE ... Oh Yeah and SLAB CITY

tat
05-01-2008, 06:39 PM
I went up the trail toward the Penobscot cache yesterday (from Orono) and the water is over the bridges. You would need to access the trail from Old Town.

dí76
05-01-2008, 07:13 PM
I went up the trail toward the Penobscot cache yesterday (from Orono) and the water is over the bridges. You would need to access the trail from Old Town.


As of this afternoon I beleive that side is flooded also. As far as the other cache that Jake was talking about I beleive that one it under water at this point but would still be worth the ride to see.

firefighterjake
05-02-2008, 12:50 PM
I went up the trail toward the Penobscot cache yesterday (from Orono) and the water is over the bridges. You would need to access the trail from Old Town.

HehHeh . . . that was one of the caches I was thinking about . . . the other one as Dave mentioned was the mill cache in Milford . . . sounds like I may have to wait a bit before trying for these.

dí76
05-02-2008, 02:57 PM
HehHeh . . . that was one of the caches I was thinking about . . . the other one as Dave mentioned was the mill cache in Milford . . . sounds like I may have to wait a bit before trying for these.


I think you and I are talking about 2 diffierent caches. I was talking about the one up by Pickeral pond between a rock and a hard spot GC1BFWM

firefighterjake
05-02-2008, 03:05 PM
I think you and I are talking about 2 diffierent caches. I was talking about the one up by Pickeral pond between a rock and a hard spot GC1BFWM

You are correct Dave . . . my mistake. I was thinking of Brad's Penobscot River cache and the power dam cache in Milford.

dí76
05-02-2008, 03:15 PM
You are correct Dave . . . my mistake. I was thinking of Brad's Penobscot River cache and the power dam cache in Milford.


the power dam will be fine

hollora
05-02-2008, 07:09 PM
the power dam will be fine

If it isn't Francis Family is in deep trouble (water)!

coppurcach
05-04-2008, 07:29 AM
We were out yesterday - found 4 caches in Milford/Old Town. Twas a bit wet and parts of trails were impassible due to water, so we had to bushwack a little. Was a ton of fun; quick and easy. Didn't deter us one bit!

firefighterjake
05-05-2008, 09:35 AM
We were out yesterday - found 4 caches in Milford/Old Town. Twas a bit wet and parts of trails were impassible due to water, so we had to bushwack a little. Was a ton of fun; quick and easy. Didn't deter us one bit!

Good to know . . . and welcome to geocachingmaine.org coppurcach.

squirrelcache
05-06-2008, 09:27 AM
While down in Topsham, we found GCX16W under 4' of water. We travelled down to a nearby Island to check on an old one and were able to paddle across most of the Island, w/no cache in sight! The flood waters provided a fun kayak ride down and more challenge returning.

Kacky
05-09-2008, 11:31 PM
I pulled 2 caches because the Androscoggin was climbing towards them. Put one back last weekend but still holding one.

hide_from_the_kids
05-12-2008, 07:05 PM
We have one that is underwater (Wyatt's Revenge) and has been for several weeks. We are hoping the water will be down enough this weekend to check on it.

We were out doing cache maintance and it was next on the spreadsheet and we're driving along and I look across the river at where the cache should be and the water was substantially higher (I would guess six or so feet) then were the cache is. I drove by last weekend and still too much water.

Soon, maybe :)