View Full Version : Mt. Kineo



dí76
08-21-2008, 10:04 PM
Today we took the excursion across Moosehead and up Kineo. I realized that I didnt have the cache in my gps but new there was a cache up there. I found it with out coords, it took a bit of looking and with time I found it. It was a coffee can with a note book and no trade items with no info in the can about the cache number or the name. It just referanced gc.com. It would be awesome if someone could give me that number. I looked everywhere and I cant find it. Please help me because the last time was in 06.

Help me please.

Buy the way it was awesome. Really worth the effort. It was steep and it was muddy but the veiws where breath taking.

brdad
08-21-2008, 10:10 PM
We were talking about this cache the other day and I was going to check on it's state but forgot. So, I looked it up - the cache has been archived, but you found it anyway! Too bad we didn't check ahead of time, you could have trashed it out.

Mt. Kineo (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=4e66efef-0229-466d-8a16-588838541e93) (GCGBRN) by The Musser Family (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=130915) (1/4)

dí76
08-21-2008, 10:44 PM
We were talking about this cache the other day and I was going to check on it's state but forgot. So, I looked it up - the cache has been archived, but you found it anyway! Too bad we didn't check ahead of time, you could have trashed it out.

Mt. Kineo (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=4e66efef-0229-466d-8a16-588838541e93) (GCGBRN) by The Musser Family (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=130915) (1/4)

The cache description that I found doesnt match the container that I found. The container I found was a coffee can with just a log book in it. It only had one siginiture in it from 06. The container was in great shape as coffee cans go and the log book was dry. :confused::confused:

Go figure. Looks like a cache investigation is in order

Hiram357
08-21-2008, 11:06 PM
The cache description that I found doesnt match the container that I found. The container I found was a coffee can with just a log book in it. It only had one siginiture in it from 06. The container was in great shape as coffee cans go and the log book was dry. :confused::confused:

Go figure. Looks like a cache investigation is in order

if the log was from '06 that couldn't have been it, there's logs on that cache well through '07.... Maybe someone couldn't find a cache so they hid their own so they could log it....

brdad
08-22-2008, 05:25 AM
Do you have the name of the signature?

Any other marks or anything?

Could be a letterbox, perhaps...



if the log was from '06 that couldn't have been it, there's logs on that cache well through '07.... Maybe someone couldn't find a cache so they hid their own so they could log it....

Oh come on, no one would do that!

darterkitfox
08-22-2008, 06:11 AM
Maybe it was just a coffee can after all. Doesn't GC.com stand for ground coffee? The notebook was probably a shopping list to buy more coffee.

firefighterjake
08-22-2008, 07:19 AM
if the log was from '06 that couldn't have been it, there's logs on that cache well through '07.... Maybe someone couldn't find a cache so they hid their own so they could log it....

That's just crazy talk. ;):rolleyes::D

dí76
08-22-2008, 08:21 AM
I know it was a red coffee can and all the previous finder did was sign there name. I cant remember who they where. I dont think they where a real active cacher. I havent heard it mentioned anywhere else.

I was looking through the previous logs online and I saw pictures of the orginal cache and I am wondering if someone tok it upon themselves to replace the log and container and not say anything.

hollora
08-22-2008, 08:40 AM
Did you find it in the location described on that cache page? A letterbox should have had a stamp......

Ohhhh, we have a mystery!

dí76
08-22-2008, 08:48 AM
Did you find it in the location described on that cache page? A letterbox should have had a stamp......

Ohhhh, we have a mystery!


It was not a letterbox (I dont think), it has something like "for more info contact Geocaching.com"

Not sure if it was a letterbox that it would say that.???:confused:

I wonder if our great Maine approver could help solve the mystery with maybe some looking into caches that may have been placed but not approved then left there as geotrash...... Cough Cough Tom is that possible to find out.

I am wondering at this point if the cache was placed then the approver told them it was to close to another cache then left there.

Opalsns
08-22-2008, 09:00 AM
Dave,
Check on that Navicache.com site, it may be listed there.
Opalsns

hollora
08-22-2008, 12:44 PM
It was not a letterbox (I dont think), it has something like "for more info contact Geocaching.com"

Not sure if it was a letterbox that it would say that.???:confused:

I wonder if our great Maine approver could help solve the mystery with maybe some looking into caches that may have been placed but not approved then left there as geotrash...... Cough Cough Tom is that possible to find out.

I am wondering at this point if the cache was placed then the approver told them it was to close to another cache then left there.

Oh yes, I missed the point about contact Geocaching.......you are right - couldn't be a letterbox :cool: . An excellent point it could have been placed, never approved and/or picked up.:eek:

Team2hunt
08-22-2008, 02:00 PM
Oh yes, I missed the point about contact Geocaching.......you are right - couldn't be a letterbox :cool: . An excellent point it could have been placed, never approved and/or picked up.:eek:

It could have been a letter-box hybrid. But would still have contained a stamp, and stamp pad.

hollora
08-22-2008, 03:50 PM
It could have been a letter-box hybrid. But would still have contained a stamp, and stamp pad.

Can you tell I am tired today?;) You are right on that one too - jeeshh and I have a hybrid out.:)

dí76
08-22-2008, 03:56 PM
It could have been a letter-box hybrid. But would still have contained a stamp, and stamp pad.

No stamp or pad

vicbiker
08-22-2008, 04:55 PM
Well Luke and I kayak out to Kineo today. Then we kayak around Kineo. Then we climbed Kineo. But we never did look for the cache that you found. The mountain is always worth the effort it takes to do it. Today was just perfect for kayaking, and only slightly to hot for hiking.

dí76
08-23-2008, 08:11 AM
So after exchanging some emails with a few trustee cachers and after a moral battle i gave in to the right thing to do. I beleive that the cache log that i signed was infact for a cache that was not Mt. Kineo. Its unfortunate because we worked really hard to get up the hill but i guess its not about the numbers. So this morning at 8:06 I deleted my found log:(. So knowing that there is no caches up there right now that are published I could see one of our very own owning one up there.

brdad
08-23-2008, 09:31 AM
So after exchanging some emails with a few trustee cachers and after a moral battle i gave in to the right thing to do. I beleive that the cache log that i signed was infact for a cache that was not Mt. Kineo. Its unfortunate because we worked really hard to get up the hill but i guess its not about the numbers. So this morning at 8:06 I deleted my found log:(. So knowing that there is no caches up there right now that are published I could see one of our very own owning one up there.

I agree, if I couldn't prove to myself it was the right cache, either by name or description/hint or by some contents that matched the online logs, I would not log it either.

Hopefully if someone hides one up there, they will trash out this one. It would be interesting to know who logged it.

Team2hunt
08-23-2008, 11:20 AM
How about getting a small group together, paddle to the island, hike the mountain and place a new cache? I'd be up for something like this if I have the time off.

firefighterjake
08-25-2008, 06:09 AM
How about getting a small group together, paddle to the island, hike the mountain and place a new cache? I'd be up for something like this if I have the time off.

Sounds like a job for the Rescue Rangers . . . (cue heroic sounding music). ;):D

Team2hunt
08-25-2008, 08:24 AM
Sounds like a job for the Rescue Rangers . . . (cue heroic sounding music). ;):D

I'd love to do another Rescue Ranger mission. It just seems that we are so scattered, and are always going in different directions.

Camping the night at Lily Bay and kayaking does seem like a pretty " fluffy " mission....( cue the white fuzzy bunny music...). :rolleyes:

firefighterjake
08-25-2008, 03:17 PM
I'd love to do another Rescue Ranger mission. It just seems that we are so scattered, and are always going in different directions.

Camping the night at Lily Bay and kayaking does seem like a pretty " fluffy " mission....( cue the white fuzzy bunny music...). :rolleyes:

Oh I see . . . you guys are like the Power Rangers . . . separate you each have special powers, but you are truly the most powerful when you combine your separate powers for the greater good to become the RESCUE RANGERS. ;):D

Hiram357
08-25-2008, 03:24 PM
Oh I see . . . you guys are like the Power Rangers . . . separate you each have special powers, but you are truly the most powerful when you combine your separate powers for the greater good to become the RESCUE RANGERS. ;):D

no, gary just likes a good excuse to put on the pink tights and jump around... :p:p:p

firefighterjake
08-26-2008, 07:59 AM
no, gary just likes a good excuse to put on the pink tights and jump around... :p:p:p

:D:D:D Oh my . . . my eyes are bleeding . . . my eyes. ;):D

lacy
09-02-2008, 08:45 PM
have you talked to someone that posted a kineo log? ... ya didnt ask me..
anyone wanting to paddle on up there i'd love to do it again in a couple weeks
i may be wrong but as i recall it was a ammo can or some other such secure container with a few trinkets. if you contact me in email we can compare notes, maybe confirm or rule out the coffee can..

firefighterjake
09-03-2008, 07:23 AM
have you talked to someone that posted a kineo log? ... ya didnt ask me..
anyone wanting to paddle on up there i'd love to do it again in a couple weeks
i may be wrong but as i recall it was a ammo can or some other such secure container with a few trinkets. if you contact me in email we can compare notes, maybe confirm or rule out the coffee can..

Just wanted to extend a warm welcome to geocachingmaine.org to Lacy.

vicbiker
09-03-2008, 08:07 PM
to geocachingmaine.org to Lacy. And to think I wanted you to be my proof reader.:D

lacy
09-03-2008, 08:31 PM
thanks for the welcome FFJ :D , yes on occasion i accidently stumble this way...
i like the fluffy excuse.. and on the subject of rescue.. maybe them rangers could come up with a boat that can keep up with moosehead's unreliable temper easier
me thinks i need to work a few more days before i plan on goofin off anyhow

firefighterjake
09-04-2008, 09:16 AM
And to think I wanted you to be my proof reader.:D

That's what you get from a guy who graduated from the Sally Struthers Correspondence College. ;):D