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attroll
07-02-2004, 02:32 AM
Tink and I want to do the WW II POW Camp cache. But we would like to see if there is anyone out there that would like to head up to it. We were thinking that since it is so far up north for us that we could make an overnighter out of it. I don't see anyone on this site that has done it yet.

What I am proposing is that we take some tents and sleeping bags and head up one day this week and find the cache and do a few other caches and then set up camp for the night and head back the next day and hit some more caches on the way home maybe.

We could have a great time. Do we have any takers?

Here is the cache page:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=96272ed5-4f03-409a-a3f0-5c9851cb45ef&log=y&decrypt= (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=96272ed5-4f03-409a-a3f0-5c9851cb45ef&log=y&decrypt)

The G Team
07-02-2004, 03:15 PM
Can't speak for the rest of The G Team, but I'd be up for that. If there's no indoor plumbing, the rest of the team probably isn't interested :rolleyes:

With a day or two's notice, I can go anytime.

Michael

WhereRWe?
07-02-2004, 05:36 PM
I was at that cache not too long ago. There is a "wilderness campsite" right at the POW Camp location, but it's popular, so it might ne crowded. There are a lot of fire permit campsites in the area, though. Check the Delorme guide. I can give you more info if you want. And you can visit all my caches while you're in the area!

(Matter of fact, I see that only 1 person has been there since we were there on May 19)

attroll
07-02-2004, 07:59 PM
WhereRWe?

I have a question for you since you were just recently there. Is the road going in drivable by car or do I need and SUV?

WhereRWe?
07-03-2004, 10:49 AM
You could make it all the way to the cache in a motorized wheelchair (motorized only because it's about 20 miles from US Route 201). Thus my comment in the cache site log, about how much the road had improved in the 35 years since I was last in there, when the people I went to visit could not believe I made it in there in my 1962 Ford Falcon. :p

It's about as good as a gravel road can get. Go for it!

attroll
07-03-2004, 11:19 AM
I have been to your Over the Horizon cache already but will go there again if anyone wants to do it that goes with me. You are right definately take the Stream Road off Route 16 just outside Bingham. It is a lot beeter then the other way and shorter.

The G Team
07-03-2004, 04:59 PM
Thursday morning is fine with me, as I too, am on vacation. I'd be up for a day trip, and/or overnighter. I've been to the radar station (or to the gate, since it was still active at the time) but that was in pre-geocache time.

WHERERWE: I was actually thinking about this one:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=d62967c9-2825-4840-bcba-1a36339cf6c7

But I'd certainly like to grab Over the Horizon on the way!

Michael

attroll
07-03-2004, 09:47 PM
Thursday morning is fine with me, as I too, am on vacation. I'd be up for a day trip, and/or overnighter. I've been to the radar station (or to the gate, since it was still active at the time) but that was in pre-geocache time.

WHERERWE: I was actually thinking about this one:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=d62967c9-2825-4840-bcba-1a36339cf6c7

But I'd certainly like to grab Over the Horizon on the way!

Michael
It's about as good as a gravel road can get. Go for it![/QUOTE]
I have Mainiac1957 phone number and I am suppose to call him and get with him on when is good time for us. He said that Tuesday or Wednesday was good for him(but his did not say he could not do it Thursday). So what are you saying that Thursday is the only day that is good for you? I have to call his cell phone because he is out of town so I am trying to get all my ducks in a row so I don't have to call him more then once. He also did not specify whether he wants to do an overhighter or not. It does not matter to me. I just figured since we had to drive so far it might be and option. What do you think? Would you rather a day trip or and over nighter? I can go either way it does not matter.

The G Team
07-03-2004, 11:30 PM
Monday=OK
Tuesday=OK
Wednesday=OK
Thursday=Apointment in Waterville from 7:30-9:00 AM, after that, OK
Friday=OK
Sat/Sun=OK

I think a 2-day trip would be cool. My stuffs pretty much packed all the time, so I can toss it in the truck and go.

Do we have any other participants (Haffy?)?

Just let me know what day(s) are best for you.

Michael

attroll
07-04-2004, 12:35 AM
The only participants we have so far is my wife and mainiac1957. Whom I will try and call tomorrow. My wife and I are backpackers so our stuff is pretty much packed all the time also. I think an overnighter would be cool. I tried to talk Haffy into it but he said he is not much of a camper and does not have the equipment he says. I was hoping he would come along. Come on haffy. What are you going to do sit in front of the computer all day. We know you are currently unemployed. LOL. Just kidding.

My wife has to work Tuesday. She will try and switch it tomorrow with someone. She should not have a problem. So lets shoot for Tuesday and Wednesday. But I will confirm it tomorrow tomorrow and post it here.

There has to be some others out there. Let all pull together we can do some geocaching and have an overnighter and campfire and all the trimmings.

Bluegrass Gyrl
07-04-2004, 07:10 AM
I'm soooo jealous...I'll be working :p Have fun and be safe!!

WhereRWe?
07-04-2004, 07:36 AM
RULOST2? and I have planned a caching trip to the Lewiston area on Tuesday, and we both have to work other days, but maybe I can stop in for a visit when you decide where you're going to "camp"

attroll
07-04-2004, 10:58 AM
Don't know where and if we are going to camp yet. I have to still work out the details with everyone. The wife needs to run into work here shortly and try and switch her working days. Then once she does that I have to get ahold of Mainiac1957 by phone. Then I will post everything here to see if all will come together (crossing my fingers).

I did a search of the area and found two other caches that are real close to the WWII POW cache. I have listed them. There are several more we could do on the way up also. I have done most of them, but if in a group or with others I would be willing to do them again. I will post here as soon as I get my wifes work schedule fine tuned.


Top of the Valley
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=e057e181-2875-4283-8cdf-c36016266439
Loose Moose
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=a8f9f1e9-5929-4ebb-8ee3-4a297fe1308d

The G Team
07-04-2004, 03:26 PM
I have extra equipment if needed--was going to bring my small dome tent, but could bring our big tent instead, if necessary. Also have stove, sleeping bags, lanterns, etc.

Let me know what time we want to meet up. I live just off Route 104 on the way to Skowhegan. Maybe we can do breakfast on the way North.

Michael

attroll
07-04-2004, 06:11 PM
I have got some of this ironed out now. We are all set for leaving Tuesday and coming back Wednesday. The wife got the day off so everything is cool. Like I said we have our stuff pretty much packed. If anyone else wants to come along we have extra tents and sleeping bags also. Just let us know.

I am going to call Mainiac1957 and see if he is game for an overnight here shortly. He wants to do this but never specified if he would do an overnighter.

I don't know where we can camp but I am not to worried about it. I have a friend that lives in Caratunk that would be more then happy to let us pitch tents on his property. He even has a store righ there. So we can figure that out later. Someone said there was a nice spot right where we park at the WWII POW cache if I remember right.

Oh, by the way G Team is your whole family coming? It will be me the wife and son here.

attroll
07-04-2004, 07:17 PM
The G Team

I talked to Mainiac1957. He is not game for an overnighter. But he will go up with us and leave later in the day and we can camp or do what ever else we want to do. He said for us to iron out the details and then let him know.

If you want to meet for breakfast that is great. I am trying to think of a good meeting spot. I was thinking the Big Chief cache would be a good spot since it is so close to you and we have to go by it anyway.

I will send you my phone number in a PM shortly and you can call me or you can send me your phone number and I will call you. This way we can iron out the times of where and when to meet and some other fine tuning.

If anyone else wants to tag along for the day or do an overnight with use jump in and let us know now?

Big Chief cache:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=0d217d02-e05e-45a5-b0af-36bd06f9a05d

The G Team
07-04-2004, 07:23 PM
my daughter and myself. A tuesday/wednesday trip would be great for us. Do we have a meeting time/place? If you take 201 to Skowhegan, we can meet you in town there--if you take 104, you'll be going right by our house.

attroll
07-04-2004, 11:00 PM
OK. We're set. The meeting palce is the Big Chief cache at 8 am Tuesday. It has been archived. But there is a new micro cache that replace it. So we can knock out one cache at the meeting spot.

old Big Chief cache the meeting spot:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cach...af-36bd06f9a05d


Here are some of the possible caches that are possible places we can go along the way:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=e057e181-2875-4283-8cdf-c36016266439

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=96272ed5-4f03-409a-a3f0-5c9851cb45ef

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=a8f9f1e9-5929-4ebb-8ee3-4a297fe1308d

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=14f260cd-5650-484e-b79c-1b0f44f5cf48

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=d62967c9-2825-4840-bcba-1a36339cf6c7

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=03ec4ca7-68c9-4614-9e49-907657c874e2

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=f7e9b24f-8408-42ff-9107-1912e924b66f

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=11ba387a-6001-42c0-8794-e5969dfa9ad2

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=1b3440e9-fd39-495d-9b6d-56b1942b248a

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=88404e2d-8d1a-40d0-adea-194b0a372a3c

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=2c20b83a-c9e8-475e-a69d-f0f94a71c29f

Forest_Nymph
07-05-2004, 04:16 PM
Feeling envious of your forays caching this week... :(

Hope you all have a wonderful time! :D
Wish we could join in on the fun. But, the daughter is due to deliver her first child and we want to hang close for the great event.

Another time, perhaps we'll go on a " Camp & Cache " then.

Mainiac1957
07-05-2004, 05:05 PM
I'll be there right around 8 at the Big Indian Cache. Call if there are any plan changes OK. I'll have computer access later this evening.See you in the morning.

attroll
07-05-2004, 06:41 PM
I'll be there right around 8 at the Big Indian Cache. Call if there are any plan changes OK. I'll have computer access later this evening.See you in the morning.
No changes yet. Our plans are still as stands. We are meeting at the Big Indian Cache at 8 am then going to have breakfast together somewhere in Skowhegan. The G Team has a lap top with a bunch of caches in it that we can sit around breakfast and decide what we are going to do and in what order.

So unless it is going to pour down rain we are still going. The camping/overnight thing is still up in the air but The G Team and us are bringing the equipment just in case we decide to do an overnighetr somewhere.