View Full Version : Aroostook County BBQ 9/17-9/18



J_Cyr
07-14-2005, 08:36 PM
Date has been set! September 17th and 18th at Trafton Lake in Limestone, ME. There will be a BBQ that night and you can tent out/camp there. There is hookups there as well. Please let us know if you are going in advance. We will try and supply the cups, forks, plates, etc and hopefully we can all chip up (I will go to the store if you want) and get some Hamburgers, Hotdogs, chips, soda, beer, whatever you prefer. Arrive anytime Early afternoon Saturday is fine. I will stay up there as well and do some caches on Sunday, even if I already done them! Hope you all have a great trip up to Aroostook!

Trafton Lake is located in Limestone, ME. About 10 miles from Caribou, 22 from Presque Isle. To get here (better directions when the date gets closer)

From you from the South (Which is what, 98%) :D Take 1-95 all the way to Houlton, Maine. The last exit in Maine... Yes, its the end of the world folks.
Then take a Left on Rt 1, follow this all the way to Caribou which is appx 55 miles. Then you wil take a right onto RT 89 (limestone road) about 10 miles where you will take a right down the road (I can't remember the exact name of the road, but down that road follow it for about 2.5 miles and the lake is a left turn, on the right hand side.

Hope to see alot of you there. Feel free to email me or post, I will check daily. and I will keep this posted for events/anything changes, what to bring please (etc, etc) I planned it two months in advance (lets hope its not snowing up in the county by then...lol) so mark it down! Carpool!

My contact info:
Jordan Cyr
Caribou, ME 04736
207-227-4844
cyrjordan3@hotmail.com

Haffy
07-14-2005, 08:58 PM
Sounds like you got it all figured out,now post it like that on the GC.com page too as not all folks know about this website(they should though). Good luck!!!

J_Cyr
07-16-2005, 08:26 AM
If you plan to attend, please log in.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=a0c04131-2d74-4898-b941-e038da1f2c64

Also, first time planning an event, any help/advice, etc would be appricated. :D

Hiker Twins
07-16-2005, 09:11 AM
I am so disappointed that I won't be able to make this event, but it is my weekend hospital rotation :(. My sister only lives a couple miles from Trafton lake and it would have been so easy for me to attend this event. Maybe next time... Twin 2 of Hiker Twins

J_Cyr
07-16-2005, 02:40 PM
2 months.. take it off? :?
Sorry to hear about that... hoping you could have came...

attroll
07-16-2005, 05:30 PM
I am hoping to come. I am working out the fine details with The G Team and hoping to car pool up this him. Will know for sure once we get closer to that time frame.

WhereRWe?
07-16-2005, 05:48 PM
Attendance at this event certainly doesn't look good for WhereRWe? and RULOST2?.

We're trying to make it to the Kayak event on Deer Isle because we haven't cachvced there yet, and plan on spending 3 days in Eastport in the beginning of August to do Campobello, FAR downeast Maine, and - possibly - "The County".

The G Team
07-16-2005, 06:02 PM
We'll be leaving from Fairfield--there may be a seat left in the Jeep if anyone else wants to carpool.

Hiker Twins
07-16-2005, 07:39 PM
2 months.. take it off? :?
Sorry to hear about that... hoping you could have came...

Oh, heck...I know what weekends I am working 10 years from now...every third weekend unless I can make a swap with the other two people! I am hoping before Sept 17 someone will want a weekend off that they are working and will make a swap with me! I am going to work on it!!!

J_Cyr
07-20-2005, 10:40 PM
Having a little problem. Talked with Limestone yesterday. They close that park weekend after labor day. I was like are you kidding?
No sweat.. still the same weekend, if I can't convince them to let us use the park, I will find somewhere else, still plenty of choices...

attroll
07-20-2005, 11:38 PM
You need to find out as soon as possible so you can change the coordinates on the GC cache page. There are a lot of us coming up and planning on tenting for the night. So a place to put a tent would be nice also.

WhereRWe?
07-21-2005, 06:54 AM
Having a little problem. Talked with Limestone yesterday. They close that park weekend after labor day. I was like are you kidding?
No sweat.. still the same weekend, if I can't convince them to let us use the park, I will find somewhere else, still plenty of choices...

I agree with Attroll, but wait until you get your new GPSr - we want those coordinates to be ACCURATE! And congrats on a great upgrade. I'm sure you'll love it (and don't for get the Garmin City Select software!). :D

J_Cyr
07-21-2005, 09:24 AM
Thanks. Yes there will be a tenting place. Thats not a problem. There are a few areas I know of right now were we can tent out or people can bring there RV's whatever they have, no trouble. It will be changed. If anything, its maybe 10 miles closer, or same distace for most of you, not like its out of the way :) I will definitly keep you all updated, thanks for sitcking with me on this :)

J_Cyr
07-27-2005, 01:38 PM
Since I have not heard back from Trafon Lake (theu said they close weekend after labor day) I will have to move the camping ground.
I just updated the event on www.geocaching.com (http://www.geocaching.com)
Its now going to be right off Rt1 IN caribou. Its called North Caribou Park. We will camp out back there is a nice big feild out there. They also have picnic tables, horse shoes, fire pits, basketball court and an outhouse. I wil be talking with Caribou Park and Rec about this event to make 100% sure. Thanks for keeping up with me on this!

Haffy
07-27-2005, 01:48 PM
Just my opinion but shouldn't you have inquired to the Caribou Park and Rec before you updated the event page? One never knows what can happen and you have plenty of time to make sure everything is settled. Just my 2 cents.

attroll
07-27-2005, 02:03 PM
Just my opinion but shouldn't you have inquired to the Caribou Park and Rec before you updated the event page? One never knows what can happen and you have plenty of time to make sure everything is settled. Just my 2 cents.
I agree with Haffy. Not trying to get on your case. But I think most parks close right after Labor Day weekend because that is the last major weekend of the year before fall starts setting int nad school starts.

J_Cyr
07-27-2005, 04:36 PM
This park isn't more or less a "park" People mainly only go through there to ATV or camp, sometimes paintball too.
I worked for the Caribou Rec for 3 years. :) I think we will be all set. But, yes I undestand your points. Thanks.

J_Cyr
08-02-2005, 08:25 PM
ITS FINAL! I SWEAR! :) AROOSTOOK STATE PARK. I HAVE IT BOOKED. ITS THE BOY SCOUT AREA WHERE THEY HAVE THIER PARTIES. ITS GOT A FIRE PIT, BATHROOMS, ETC, JUST NO ELECTRICAL. SHOULD I EXPECT ALL TENTS OR JUST CAMERAS? IT WILL BE $3.00 A HEAD (AT THE SIGN IN) AND MAYBE A FEW EXTRA LATER IN THE NIGHT FOR ANY FOOD/DRINKS/ETC. ANY PREFERENCES? THANKS.. SORRY FOR THE WAIT. BUT WE HAVE OVER 6 WEEKS FOR STILL PLANNING. BUT 100% SURE NOW AND BOOKED FOR AROOSTOOK STATE PARK. THATS RIGHT OFF RT 1 ABOUT A MILE, ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE, JUST BEFORE YOU GET INTO PI, ABOUT 40 MILES OFF THE INTERSTATE.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=a0c04131-2d74-4898-b941-e038da1f2c64

J_Cyr
08-18-2005, 01:36 PM
Update: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=a0c04131-2d74-4898-b941-e038da1f2c64

Well I went to the site today and talked with the park ranger! Everything went as planned.
Here are exact directions, for southerners (if your comming from the north, its vice-versa)
Take I95 to Houlton, ME. Take a left on Rt 1 for appx 38miles into Presque Isle, Maine. Before you reach the "city of presque isle" bear left on The state park road, you will see a sign before this with a arrow for Arroostook State Park.Travel 1 mile down this road, when you will see a left hand turn, with a sign also saying Aroostook State Park, marked with a arrow, take this road, its called State Park Road, travel .25 miles down this road and take a right on Mountain Road, a dirt road at a angle from State Park Road. Go down this road 1.2 miles to get to the Event Area.
.3 miles down the Mountain road will be a gate thats suppose to be locked. I have the combination for this gate, its do no atv's unauthorized vehicles go through, we have permission to go through these days but I have to make sure the gate it shut, after every vehicle going through, so after talking with the warden for a half hour, we came up with the idea, after every car goes through, you will have to open the gate, and close it behind you to drive in. I will unlock it right when I get there so it will be unlocked for everyone, just get out of the car, open it, then go through and get out again and close it, sorry for any inconnveiance on this.
The only rules on the park is there are no atv's allowed and no drinking alcoholic beverages. There is water and bathrooms and it is in a very nice spot in the woods, perfect for a geocaching event! If you have any questions, please contact me and I will be happy to be assistance.
The day of the 17th I have a training at the Caribou Fire Department. I will be here all day and it is manditory. Expect to get done at 5pm. Then after I go home and take care of a fewe things, I do not see me getting here before 630pm. I will try to have BLesvesque or someone else be here earlier to open the gates, cause I probably won't be able to show up before the majority of you all. I will have some pictures posted as soon as my personal computer gets back from the shop of the area, and routes to get there. Take your time, watch out for moose on your adventure to the county.
Oh, one other thing. According to the warden, I am the contact on this because I set it up. I am the one who will be responsible for any damage/garbage/headcounts, etc. I will have a sign in paper (or I will go around later that evening) and it will be $4.00 a head. I had to pay a $10.00 fee for the site, and then they charge me per head, but without a count until that day, I was told I need to collect it and pay for it all afterwards. Thanks for understanding.
We have one month. I hope we get a good crowd and have a good time. PLENTY of nature trails/hikes/caches in this area. I have no idea whats the weather on this date, but please plan accordingly, rain or shine! Thanks, hope to see you all there. Again my contact info (best way to reach me is cyrjordan3@hotmail.com through email.)

Also, please check out the directions picture:
http://img.groundspeak.com/cache/log/61c79ba8-68b5-4ac9-aabe-39df0b8db776.jpg

Tink
08-18-2005, 07:22 PM
HMPH !!! I hate when things happen when i gotta work....Hope everyone has fun !!!

attroll
08-19-2005, 12:39 AM
Oh NO.

I don't know if I can make it now. The Server guy that lets me have space on his server for almost nothing so we can have this web site and my other one is coming up from CT that weekend and we are suppose to hook up. I wish I could do both, but I am getting such a great deal on this server I can not let him come up here without meeting him and thanking him.

On another note I did get him into geocaching. LOL. He was in Maine a couple weeks ago on vacation and went to the B52 crash site. I did not get to meet him then so I better do it this time.

Haffy
08-19-2005, 07:54 AM
Heck Rick, invite him up to the county for a real caching experience in the north Maine Woods.

attroll
08-19-2005, 11:38 AM
Heck Rick, invite him up to the county for a real caching experience in the north Maine Woods.
I was going to mention it to him next time I chat with him online. He told me last night about coming up on the 17th and it did not dawn on me until I logged onto our web site that we had an event that weekend. But he is coming up to visit his brother in Brunswick so he probably will not want to go. I will ask him though.

The G Team
08-19-2005, 04:47 PM
for anyone who wants to go--I'll be traveling alone otherwise--let me know.

Michael

J_Cyr
08-30-2005, 09:13 PM
20 days until the event, and within the last 5-7 days I would like a 95% sure guesstimate how many will be attending. Includes geocachers/family members attending/etc, so not only I could get a headcount but an idea for food/that stuff. I have a list right now that I have, if you should be on here, please email me, or log in and let us know, http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=a0c04131-2d74-4898-b941-e038da1f2c64&log=y&decrypt=
Here are the names I have to be attending. If you also cannot make it, let me know and I will take your name off. Also if your name is on here and you are bringing people, let me know how many you are bringing... thanks. Pets are allowed, just no atv's and alchol was the only rules I got from the warden.
If you name has a ? at the end that means I do not know if you will be comming or not, so please get in touch with me. Thanks! Hope to have a good turn out and nice weather :)

-J_Cyr
-Zerostar7
-BLesvesque
-GTeam
-Atroll
-Bho4009
-Blazing Trolls?
-Maniac1957?
-Robliz?
-Tat?
-Wudeater & wife
-Northwoods Explorer

Thats all I have on the list right now, please stay updated! Thanks for your help and support!

Mainiac1957
08-30-2005, 09:26 PM
Myself and Haffy are planning on being there. So that would be two.

attroll
08-31-2005, 03:31 AM
Blazing Trolls and Attroll are pretty much one in the same. Attroll is 1/2 of the Blazing Trolls. The other half is Tink. Tink is definately not going to make it. I am still unsure. I have to much going on right now. It will probably be a last minute decision. Sorry about that. I really do want to come. But I have a couple things I need to iron out that are going on on the same date. Another factor is the $40 in gas I am going to have to split with The G Team.

tat
08-31-2005, 06:26 AM
I'm still planning to go!

Trezurs*-R-*Fun
08-31-2005, 07:45 AM
We plan on attending and are currently making arrangements with family in the area to watch our girls. Looking forward to meeting folks and doing some geocaching in the area.:)

EGSG
08-31-2005, 05:09 PM
We are planning on attending but won't be camping. Our idea of roughing it is staying in a hotel without HBO. :o

WhereRWe?
08-31-2005, 06:18 PM
We are planning on attending but won't be camping. Our idea of roughing it is staying in a hotel without HBO. :o

Sheesh! My idea of "roughing it" is staying in a hotel without high speed internet access! LOL!

J_Cyr
09-15-2005, 01:07 PM
What happened to all the posts in September?

J_Cyr
09-15-2005, 01:07 PM
I really want to know why the posts we put in here for sept are not in here... I AM REAL confused... help.

attroll
09-15-2005, 01:40 PM
I started this as a new thread so that it could apear on the front page. The other thread http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/showthread.php?t=553 is still active. I just could not see a way to merge it at the time. Because it could confuse others because the posting dates would not be in order. Sorry

J_Cyr
09-15-2005, 01:48 PM
Oh, scared me there, I thought that all got deleted. Thanks!