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Mainiac1957
02-02-2010, 08:23 PM
So, has anyone done any interesting caches lately?:) I enjoyed the event Sunday.:) Glad to see so many old friends, as well as some new ones.:) Did 7 caches that day.:) Just a little lighthearted thread without tempers and drama.:) Sorry in advance to any and all that this does or doesn't apply to.:) Not trying to be a wise guy, just trying to remember back when this site started 6 years ago when things were quieter.:)

cachecrashers4
02-02-2010, 08:32 PM
We did Marvin's Marsh before the event on Sunday. It was a nice little trek down to the marsh. Lots of rabbit tracks. I'm sure we would have seen some critters if we hadn't been so loud with the snowshoes in the crunchy snow.

shuman road searchers
02-02-2010, 08:33 PM
I did Mapachi's Martin Van Buren cache this past weekend and I think the 2 minutes that it took to find and sign was the coldest that I have ever been!:mad: 5 degrees with a 30 mph wind!:mad::mad: But I was caching!!!:D:D:D

pjpreb
02-02-2010, 08:48 PM
We were very sorry to miss KK's event and missed visiting with all the "cool kids" (cachers). From reading the event page and the forums it looks like folks had a good time. We've had several weeks of family drama and a funfilled event would have been just the ticket. Caching is our stress reliever and we can't wait to get the freedom to get back at it. (in any way shape or form).

brdad
02-02-2010, 10:08 PM
Not trying to be a wise guy, just trying to remember back when this site started 6 years ago when things were quieter.:)

Wow, you mean back when you posted your first post here? :p:p:p


This is awesome!!! We really needed this. It was great to meet so many of you at the picnic last weekend. A good time dispite the rain. I live in Brewer and I was born and raised in Maine.I've been caching for a year now, but I havent' hit the hot one hundred like some have in a short period of time (or more). Brdad you know who I mean, right? OK then. Plans are in the works for a September picnic. I will post details here and on geocaching .com in late July. Anyone in the area who feels like pitching in let me know.

Just the other day I was thinking of when this site started as a Yahoo Group. :D I had the text of that somewhere but cannot locate it. :) We have come a long way! :D A big Hear Ye to Team Trout for the initial push and to Rick for getting us to the next step! :)

Fins_Up
02-02-2010, 10:25 PM
I found Mapachi's Adam's Apple yesterday and dblbogey11's Wagon Wheels Not Turning today. I try to sneak out and pick up a cache at lunchtime when I can. It helps to break up the day. We had a great time at the event on Sunday and will probably be attending more.

Kaching Karen
02-02-2010, 11:08 PM
At times I get really dumb ideas that work out. I decided I wanted to do the Maine's Adventure Challenge GC1VWN8 on Sunday before the event that I was hosting. I convinced tat and laroch to go with me and they foolishly took on the challenge. I had a plan, but of course, it had a flaw. The earthcache that I picked out was under snow, so we had to hustle up Mount Battie to get the earthcache there.

We did the following caches:
Event Cache - Clebrate 2009 "This Ain't No Mega Event." GC21H2B
Traditional Cache - Pretty as a Picture #5 - GC1G5ZM
Virtual Cache - Fire Away - GC6B10
Unknown Cache - Sheepscot Trail Head - GC1B9DZ
Earthcache - Mount Battie Conglomerate Quartzite - GC22Y9C
Multi Cache - Steamboat Lane - GC10MR
Coin - we all picked a different one.

hollora
02-02-2010, 11:09 PM
Had a great time Sunday doing a few with Mainiac1957. Enjoyed the event and happy to see old and new friends.

Ekidokai
02-03-2010, 02:45 AM
At times I get really dumb ideas that work out. I decided I wanted to do the Maine's Adventure Challenge GC1VWN8 on Sunday before the event that I was hosting. I convinced tat and laroch to go with me and they foolishly took on the challenge. I had a plan, but of course, it had a flaw. The earthcache that I picked out was under snow, so we had to hustle up Mount Battie to get the earthcache there.

We did the following caches:
Event Cache - Clebrate 2009 "This Ain't No Mega Event." GC21H2B
Traditional Cache - Pretty as a Picture #5 - GC1G5ZM
Virtual Cache - Fire Away - GC6B10
Unknown Cache - Sheepscot Trail Head - GC1B9DZ
Earthcache - Mount Battie Conglomerate Quartzite - GC22Y9C
Multi Cache - Steamboat Lane - GC10MR
Coin - we all picked a different one.

No wonder you were tired. I haven't done any interesting caches or any caches at all recently. Too darn cold. I am planing on a visit to Bath this weekend and from there head out to parts unknown or direction to do some caching.

Any suggestions on caches in the southern part of the state that are must does in the winter? That wont kill me! Let me know.

rcwhit
02-03-2010, 05:32 AM
I am planing on a visit to Bath this weekend and from there head out to parts unknown or direction to do some caching.

When you get to Bath this weekend, look closely at any of the cranes that are moving. It just might be me in it! :cool:

Ekidokai
02-03-2010, 06:02 AM
When you get to Bath this weekend, look closely at any of the cranes that are moving. It just might be me in it! :cool:

I've heard all kinds of stories from Logan about you all.

Mainiac1957
02-03-2010, 06:38 AM
At times I get really dumb ideas that work out. I decided I wanted to do the Maine's Adventure Challenge GC1VWN8 on Sunday before the event that I was hosting. I convinced tat and laroch to go with me and they foolishly took on the challenge. I had a plan, but of course, it had a flaw. The earthcache that I picked out was under snow, so we had to hustle up Mount Battie to get the earthcache there.

We did the following caches:
Event Cache - Clebrate 2009 "This Ain't No Mega Event." GC21H2B
Traditional Cache - Pretty as a Picture #5 - GC1G5ZM
Virtual Cache - Fire Away - GC6B10
Unknown Cache - Sheepscot Trail Head - GC1B9DZ
Earthcache - Mount Battie Conglomerate Quartzite - GC22Y9C
Multi Cache - Steamboat Lane - GC10MR
Coin - we all picked a different one.
I did that one last year. A fun challenge. Most likely done easier in the summer.

Had a great time Sunday doing a few with Mainiac1957. Enjoyed the event and happy to see old and new friends.
Yes LA, we didn't do a lot of caches, but they were fun.

No wonder you were tired. I haven't done any interesting caches or any caches at all recently. Too darn cold.
Did you forget already about the Cabin Fever Event two weeks ago? That should count as something I would think.

dubord207
02-03-2010, 07:01 AM
We did 2 caches this past Saturday in Exeter NH in a beautiful trail system in the Exeter Town Forest. It was 7 degrees with a breeze when we started what proved to be a 45 minute hike into the two caches.

Bo, our youngest Lab, found a small open section of water in a stream, went in and because it wasn't that deep, laid down in it and stuck his head in. Within a minute of coming out, his coat was covered in ice!

And he still panted the whole time as he raced around the whole time!:)

Mainiac1957
02-03-2010, 07:18 AM
We did 2 caches this past Saturday in Exeter NH in a beautiful trail system in the Exeter Town Forest. It was 7 degrees with a breeze when we started what proved to be a 45 minute hike into the two caches.

Bo, our youngest Lab, found a small open section of water in a stream, went in and because it wasn't that deep, laid down in it and stuck his head in. Within a minute of coming out, his coat was covered in ice!

And he still panted the whole time as he raced around the whole time!:)
That's a lab for ya. I grew up with a lab as the family pet. She would follow me anywhere all the way to the old age of 15. Sad day when she died. Lost my best friend.

Hiram357
02-03-2010, 07:51 AM
So, has anyone done any interesting caches lately?:) I enjoyed the event Sunday.:) Glad to see so many old friends, as well as some new ones.:) Did 7 caches that day.:) Just a little lighthearted thread without tempers and drama.:) Sorry in advance to any and all that this does or doesn't apply to.:) Not trying to be a wise guy, just trying to remember back when this site started 6 years ago when things were quieter.:)


And to help celebrate, and bring back some fond memories... I shall derail the thread...

I like beer! Hey Bruce, you like beer too?!?!? :D:D:D:):p:p;):rolleyes::rolleyes:

JustKev
02-03-2010, 07:54 AM
When you get to Bath this weekend, look closely at any of the cranes that are moving. It just might be me in it! :cool:

He's not operating them, his diet didn't work and he paces back and forth in the crane. I just wasn't aware it was causing movement in the crane.

pm28570
02-03-2010, 09:07 AM
Thanks, Brad. Grabbed just one the other day, just after you and EMSDanel. Didn't make it to the event....upon my return from traveling, had some storm damage to deal with and the resulting wet cellar from the rain.

Did place a cache that should be up in a day or so that the reviewer is helping me thru some details.

WhereRWe?
02-03-2010, 10:42 AM
And to help celebrate, and bring back some fond memories... I shall derail the thread...

I like beer! Hey Bruce, you like beer too?!?!? :D:D:D:):p:p;):rolleyes::rolleyes:

Sheesh! I drink beer, make beer, tour breweries, read about beer, talk about beer, etc. :D:D ;);)

pm28570
02-03-2010, 10:59 AM
I recommend you and Hiram count your blessings or maybe your hops. Many of you know that at the last Eustis event, I was just off crutches (barely) as a result of a gout flare-up. One of the triggers for me is ale. So, no ale or lagers for me. None since last August. I am not a happy camper about it but being pain-free has it's benefits :)
And to make matters worse, I was just in Germany on business. Need I say more? :mad:
So Hiram and WhereRWe?, enjoy a Slick Nick's Winter Ale and think of me.


Sheesh! I drink beer, make beer, tour breweries, read about beer, talk about beer, etc. :D:D ;);)

fins2right
02-03-2010, 03:29 PM
I have been a complete geo-slacker since November. (I take that back, I had one 0-6 trip this month) and I did so well last winter. :mad: To make things worse, I planned on KK's event for last Saturday, drove all the way out and found no one there. The actual day of the event I had blocked off so the kids could go to see grammy. I compensated with a few pints at Paddy's though! :):) See the circle? We are back to beer! :D

pm28570
02-03-2010, 04:23 PM
Well, 'ya got the WWWWWW event coming up. Grabbed some of your new ones last year on event morning, whatcha got planned this year?


I have been a complete geo-slacker since November. (I take that back, I had one 0-6 trip this month) and I did so well last winter. :mad: To make things worse, I planned on KK's event for last Saturday, drove all the way out and found no one there. The actual day of the event I had blocked off so the kids could go to see grammy. I compensated with a few pints at Paddy's though! :):) See the circle? We are back to beer! :D

fins2right
02-03-2010, 07:42 PM
Well, 'ya got the WWWWWW event coming up. Grabbed some of your new ones last year on event morning, whatcha got planned this year?

I do have a few plans and quite a few caches to place. I've been wandering around picking out locations that I think will please most people, (and as George Carlin used to say, Piss the rest off) I'm hoping to put out 4 to 6 of them. Most will probably be a little bit north, the Clinton, Benton, Burnham area. Most of that is wide open!:D

WhereRWe?
02-03-2010, 07:58 PM
I've been wandering around picking out locations that I think will please most people, (and as George Carlin used to say, Piss the rest off)

So, obviously they're going to be meaningless "guardrail caches"? LOL!

:p:p

I would also posit that "most people" are NOT pleased by "drive-by" caches - emphasis on the word "pleased".

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

brdad
02-03-2010, 08:33 PM
However, pleasure for the numbers often trumps pleasure for the cache or it's location. :D:confused::D

4ccnhikers
02-04-2010, 02:04 AM
We did a few caches on our way to the event on Sunday, finding 5 out of 8, including the event. We got our hike in by trekking the snowmobile trail from "Hawaii" to Mapachi's "Limbo". The hike was especially nice since there was so much less wind than the few days before. We also enjoyed the event - it was nice to meet so many new people, and the food was great! This was our first time caching in the Windsor area - we'll have to make a return trip sometime (David won't want to leave our DNFs unfound!)

Monday we hiked near our caches on Sears Island, and saw an ermine scurrying along a stone wall near "Gnarly Green". On the return trip we checked out the footprints, which I don't recall ever noticing before. Yesterday I was hiking in the same area, and not 40 feet away I saw a pileated woodpecker. Usually they're pretty skittish, but this one ignored me, and I was able to watch it for quite awhile.

Ekidokai
02-04-2010, 06:18 AM
Last couple of years the woodpeckers have been tearing up the trees.

fins2right
02-05-2010, 06:21 PM
So, obviously they're going to be meaningless "guardrail caches"? LOL!

:p:p

I would also posit that "most people" are NOT pleased by "drive-by" caches - emphasis on the word "pleased".

:rolleyes::rolleyes:


Why don't we have one of these icons with a tongue sticking out? :D:D:D

WhereRWe?
02-05-2010, 06:31 PM
Why don't we have one of these icons with a tongue sticking out? :D:D:D

??? You do! :p:p

TRF
02-05-2010, 06:51 PM
Last couple of years the woodpeckers have been tearing up the trees.


Last 50,000 years you mean. Thus, the name. hehehehe:D

Ekidokai
02-05-2010, 07:10 PM
Last 50,000 years you mean. Thus, the name. hehehehe:D

Just seems that I have seen trees really torn up the past two summers. I never noticed that before. I was always out in the woods killing things in my youth and never saw that much damage.

shuman road searchers
02-05-2010, 08:20 PM
Just seems that I have seen trees really torn up the past two summers. I never noticed that before. I was always out in the woods killing things in my youth and never saw that much damage.

Like all of the woodpeckers?!:rolleyes:

4ccnhikers
02-05-2010, 09:47 PM
Just seems that I have seen trees really torn up the past two summers. I never noticed that before. I was always out in the woods killing things in my youth and never saw that much damage.

The woods beside our house were heavily damaged by the ice storm (11 years ago?) and have just within the last couple of years attracted more woodpeckers. We never cleaned it up, but nature seems to be doing it just fine.