View Full Version : Is there a cache near the two trains by Eagle Lake up north?



drwhogrl
01-26-2010, 12:04 AM
Does anyone know if there is a cache by the two trains that were left out in the woods by Eagle Lake up north? I heard there was but couldn't find one on geocaching.com. Its on my list of places to see in 2010 and thought I should find out if there is a cache up near there when I make the trip up there.

tat
01-26-2010, 06:27 AM
There was, but it has been archived due to permission issues.

Mainiac1957
01-26-2010, 07:06 AM
Yes Wendy it was thisTramway Treasure (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=f39b6733-ac26-4e24-ab1d-5b10835d42f5) (GCJGZ1) by Moosetrack (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=59731) (3/4)

I have been in there a couple times. The North Maine Woods folks aren't big fans of people going in there, but you can. Neet place for sure. Lots of history.

firefighterjake
01-26-2010, 08:43 AM
Yes Wendy it was thisTramway Treasure (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=f39b6733-ac26-4e24-ab1d-5b10835d42f5) (GCJGZ1) by Moosetrack (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=59731) (3/4)

I have been in there a couple times. The North Maine Woods folks aren't big fans of people going in there, but you can. Neet place for sure. Lots of history.

Ah yes, save the North Maine woods . . . for the animals. ;):D

WhereRWe?
01-26-2010, 09:33 AM
Ah yes, save the North Maine woods . . . for the animals. ;):D

Speaking of which...

I see that Roxanne Quimby (http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/135546.html) has bought more of Maine. Even more woods for the animals, less for people...

JustKev
01-26-2010, 10:44 AM
Speaking of which...

I see that Roxanne Quimby (http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/135546.html) has bought more of Maine. Even more woods for the animals, less for people...

Do like me, refuse to purchase any of her products.

fins2right
01-26-2010, 12:47 PM
Do like me, refuse to purchase any of her products.

I take it a step further and encourage everyone I know not to buy them. I guess that I am unfamilier with this. Two trains in the woods near the Allagash?

Hiram357
01-26-2010, 06:32 PM
I do believe that the cache FFJ and I placed GC1DQ9M is the closest cache to the trains. So you can stop and grab that along with 3 other caches that others hid on one of the roads leading into that area. :D

dubord207
01-26-2010, 06:51 PM
This is a very popular spot for snowmobilers, kind of a destination as it's quite far from the nearest fuel stop. The first time I went to the "trains", as the locals call them, we set out from a camp on Chesuncook. I was riding a new Yamaha, a 800 longtrack with 46 inches of width on the skis, a whole lot less that the other five or six sleds. I was in the back as we crossed a non -ITS trail through the Caucmogomoc Bog, I got firmly wedged between two trees. The guys I was with thought that I must have stopped to take a picture, drink a beer, or something and never turned around. Try as I did, I was stuck big time and could not get the damned thing out. About two hours later, the gang returned from the trains. We had to take one of the skis off to get my sled out.

So on my first trip to the trains, I got a DNF! Next trip the trail was nice and wide...thankfully. It really is weird to see those two relics sitting where they are.

WhereRWe?
01-26-2010, 07:32 PM
I think that there are a lot of opportunities to place caches at historically significant locations along old railroad beds (other than those indiscriminately placed along a converted "rail trail).

We already have one cache (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=518a25f3-daed-41f2-afca-15eeda4d7bba) (located at an abandoned railroad camp), but we could place more along the same route. (More incentive to get you "city folks" out in the woods! LOL!

And if anyone is actually involved in the railroad industry in Maine, please PM me - I have a question. :D:D

brdad
01-26-2010, 08:24 PM
Find enough "railroad history" sites and I'll make a list of caches near them like The waterfall list.

I was thinking of making list of unique sites, but that list might grow too long - a list with 500 caches isn't very usable.

Fins_Up
01-26-2010, 11:16 PM
Where can I find the waterfall list?

brdad
01-26-2010, 11:36 PM
Where can I find the waterfall list?

It's on the main page in the articles list, under the subheading of caching lists.

But, since I am such an enabler, you can just click here (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2607).

firefighterjake
01-27-2010, 08:53 AM
This is a very popular spot for snowmobilers, kind of a destination as it's quite far from the nearest fuel stop. The first time I went to the "trains", as the locals call them, we set out from a camp on Chesuncook. I was riding a new Yamaha, a 800 longtrack with 46 inches of width on the skis, a whole lot less that the other five or six sleds. I was in the back as we crossed a non -ITS trail through the Caucmogomoc Bog, I got firmly wedged between two trees. The guys I was with thought that I must have stopped to take a picture, drink a beer, or something and never turned around. Try as I did, I was stuck big time and could not get the damned thing out. About two hours later, the gang returned from the trains. We had to take one of the skis off to get my sled out.

So on my first trip to the trains, I got a DNF! Next trip the trail was nice and wide...thankfully. It really is weird to see those two relics sitting where they are.

Two hours? I think you need new riding buddies . . . or at least riding buddies with mirrors so they can check on you once in a while.

dubord207
01-27-2010, 05:04 PM
They guys I used to ride with are die hard crazies. For example, we headed up to Patten for the Log Drive Cookout one year. Left from camp at chesunkook. I don't pretend to know my way around so I usually ride in the back. So we made a wrong turn somewhere and end up in FORT KENT!!!!Of course we left camp at noon and got to Fort Kent at 5 AM the next day.

And God forbid you break down. They tow you to the nearest road and give you a beer and a knife, the knife to slit your throat if the coyotes come for you! Hard bunch, but consistent.

This is why I returned to downhill skiing!:D

firefighterjake
01-28-2010, 08:39 AM
They guys I used to ride with are die hard crazies. For example, we headed up to Patten for the Log Drive Cookout one year. Left from camp at chesunkook. I don't pretend to know my way around so I usually ride in the back. So we made a wrong turn somewhere and end up in FORT KENT!!!!Of course we left camp at noon and got to Fort Kent at 5 AM the next day.

And God forbid you break down. They tow you to the nearest road and give you a beer and a knife, the knife to slit your throat if the coyotes come for you! Hard bunch, but consistent.

This is why I returned to downhill skiing!:D

Hmmm . . . these guys sound a lot like my brother. His belief: it's not worth going out for a ride if you're not going to go over 100 miles . . . as for me, it's not about the miles, it's about the smiles.

Haffy
01-29-2010, 01:40 AM
I think that there are a lot of opportunities to place caches at historically significant locations along old railroad beds (other than those indiscriminately placed along a converted "rail trail).

We already have one cache (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=518a25f3-daed-41f2-afca-15eeda4d7bba) (located at an abandoned railroad camp), but we could place more along the same route. (More incentive to get you "city folks" out in the woods! LOL!

And if anyone is actually involved in the railroad industry in Maine, please PM me - I have a question. :D:D

Hey I worked for the MCRR for 10 years does that count? Was the last person to work at Bingham before they tore out the tracks to N. Anson

Hiram357
01-29-2010, 01:55 PM
. . . as for me, it's not about the miles, it's about the smiles.

nevermind... no comment... way to easy.... :p