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attroll
08-22-2005, 12:37 PM
http://www.geocaching.com/images/WptTypes/6.gif (http://www.geocaching.com/about/cache_types.aspx) The Last Cache Bashe of Summer 2005 (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=b29362e6-660b-48c2-8f58-7bdbca8083ca)
by mainiac1957 [profile (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=fa3a4dda-989b-430d-a872-b4e1d15b7479)]

N 44 43.461 W 068 50.645
UTM: 19T E 512347 N 4952341
http://www.geocaching.com/images/icons/compass/NE.gifNE 66.9mi from your home coordinates.

http://maps.groundspeak.com/20/265136_files/image_overview.gifIn Maine, United States [view map (http://www.geocaching.com/map/getmap.aspx?lat=44.72435&lon=-68.844083)]
Hidden: 9/10/2005
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This is the second of my end of summer get togethers. Hope to see you all there. And we hope to have the great weather from last time as well.




This event will be evolving as the time gets closer. As in some past picnics, everyone should bring something to grill. Also a side dish, dessert, or beverage to share. I know there is a growing number of vegetarian cachers who I'm sure will have some non-meat dishes to share as well. Post your intentions as a note so others don't duplicate to much. Depending on how many children are coming there will be some kids activities and a big field to play in. There are a couple of covered tables to get out of nasty weather. Let's have a great turn out and meet as many new people as we can, as well as our regulars who make it to all the events. Dogs are allowed on a leash. See you all in September, and be sure to bring trade item and travel bugs. We will have some more discussion on paperless caching for those new cachers with new palm pilots or other PDAs. Also we want to have help for anyone not sure on placing a good first cache. There will be ample time for eveyone who hasn't found area caches to hunt before of after the picnic. It will start at 11:00am and run till around 3:00pm. Hot grills will be provided by me for those who wish to BBQ food.

Mainiac1957
09-05-2005, 06:07 PM
I hope these rediculous gas prices don't keep to many of you from coming. :eek:
We will have some games. We will have some door prizes. We will have a neat guest from away.(I hope he is still coming). I'm praying for the same great weather that we had last year. The air is turning cooler ,and it won't be long before the snow will be falling. Not that I mind that in moderation. See you on Saturday!! ;)

Beach Comber
09-05-2005, 06:08 PM
I'll be there!! I might have to walk to work to save the gas for the trip, but I'll be there. And I will have some freshly picked Maine apples to share. See you all Saturday!

TwoMaineiacs
09-05-2005, 06:20 PM
If gas stays under $5.00 a gallon, we'll be there. Still figuring out how to work in "Battleship" <G> Will bring food to share.

We'll launch our new TB "Lobstah" on his quest to find seafood dives all over North America.

Anne and Joe

tat
09-05-2005, 06:22 PM
Well, I'm watching the weather, even as we speak! Next weekend is going to be absolutely perfect!!

Drive slow, you'll save more! This would be a great oppurtunity to see just how much less gas it takes to go 55 instead of 75.

Team2hunt
09-05-2005, 07:55 PM
The team will be there, for sure. Wouldn't miss it. Will fill the truck with gas and cachers. Delicious snacks too.

WhereRWe?
09-06-2005, 07:22 AM
I hope these rediculous gas prices don't keep to many of you from coming. :eek:


Are you kidding??? With all the money we have invested in GPSr, laptop, PDA, software, Maine Geocacher Permits, digital camera, and the big bag of swag, even $4 gas couldn't keep us away! LOL!

Kaching Karen
09-06-2005, 07:29 PM
Give away gas as a door prize!

Beach Comber
09-06-2005, 08:21 PM
You just never know what is in the works.........

attroll
09-09-2005, 03:59 AM
wbdent Tink and me will not make this event. We are heading to The Forks Friday afternoon. On Saturday we will be cooking up about 220 home made hamburgers that we have been putting together all week along with corn on the cob and all the other fixings. Then Sunday we will be putting on a big breakfast. All this for the thru hikers that have hiked the Appalachian Trail from Goergia to Maine. This will a big event for us. We are expecting over 150 people.

wbdent We are bummed that both these events fell on the same date. This event was planned well before we knew that Mainiac1957 was going to hold another one this year. But this one takes priority over the geocaching event for us. We will be with you all in spirit though. Have fun all. We will miss you. Hopefully we see you all at the next geocaching event.

Beach Comber
09-09-2005, 07:13 AM
Sorry to hear that you have your priorities mixed up - hehehehe - Have a great time!! Sounds like a fantastic weekend - what an accomplishment to have hiked that far. I have all I can do to climb a mini mountain like when I did the A.S.P. cache!!!

Enjoy!

EGSG
09-09-2005, 10:32 PM
**** Tink and me will not make this event.
And risk being the only member of the "Tribute to Maine Cachers" cache puzzle to not attend? :(

WhereRWe?
09-10-2005, 06:12 PM
Wow! Did anyone notice anyone at the event called "Geoaware"? I wish we had met them and known who they were. I just happened to find out because I picked up a TB they left, and because it hadn't been logged into the event, I was checking them out.

Here's where they work: (http://www.geosociety.org/)

He's the current "Earthcache Master".

But checkout his bio and see where he (she?) lives: (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/Default.aspx?guid=05ce2977-5742-44f5-8a31-11cfa40fff14)

Way cool!!!

parmachenee
09-10-2005, 06:22 PM
Wow! Did anyone notice anyone at the event called "Geoaware"? I wish we had met them and known who they were. I just happened to find out because I picked up a TB they left, and because it hadn't been logged into the event, I was checking them out.

Here's where they work: (http://www.geosociety.org/)

He's the current "Earthcache Master".

But checkout his bio and see where he (she?) lives: (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/Default.aspx?guid=05ce2977-5742-44f5-8a31-11cfa40fff14)

Way cool!!!


OK...and Where Wur U while we were talking to him?? :D I think U R Lost! :D He's visiting for a few more days before leaving. Nice guy...approved my Tidal Falls cache as well as others in the area. Have a nice trip.

WhereRWe?
09-10-2005, 06:35 PM
OK...and Where Wur U while we were talking to him?? :D I think U R Lost! :D He's visiting for a few more days before leaving. Nice guy...approved my Tidal Falls cache as well as others in the area. Have a nice trip.

Well, probably my fault, as I spent a lot of time talking to the people from California (they are living our dream - their full-time home is their RV, and they travel the country). But as Geoaware is somewhat of a "celebrity" in the geocaching world, I think an announcement about their presence should have been made.

Blame Brad. LOL!

But looking back, we had quite a presence of people "from away": California, Australia, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Portland... Sheesh! :D :D

Mainiac1957
09-10-2005, 08:01 PM
Don't forget Solon!! Sheesh :p

TwoMaineiacs
09-11-2005, 07:38 PM
Brad and all concerned - thanks for the time and energy put into this gathering. Fun to see faces we had met before and lots of new ones. The Bangor area is truly rich in caches. We did 12 over the weekend and managed to include "Battleship". We picked Sunday to do it since there was less traffic in town and easier not to get hit as we wandered from side to side of some roads. Took about half of the grid to set the PT boats and figure out the final coordinates. One day we'd like to come back and visit the other half of the grid as the history was quite worth the time.

Special thanks to Cameooooo for her cell phone number <G> She confirmed for us that we were in at the right area for final Battleship cache and urged us to go back for another look. Encouragement appreciated and also not giving us specific hints (cheats). Walked right up to it the second time. Left a White Jeep to encourage others to try this cache.

If any of you do the cache behind the library in Hampden, be very careful of a yellow jacket nest in the ground right in front of the container. I think Joe was the only one stung but it was probably because so many people had walked close by.

See ya'll up north again. TwoMaineiacs/ Anne and Joe

Beach Comber
09-11-2005, 08:56 PM
Nope - Joe wasn't the only one stung - lol - I walked away with a blazing pain in my leg after being stung by one while there after the event. I thought I was being poked by a very sharp and aggressive thorn, but it didn't stop "poking" me when I moved my leg. When I looked down to see what the #%ck (that would be heck) was there, I saw the little bugger dangling from my calf by it's stinger - eek! ouch!

The event was fantastic!

brdad
09-12-2005, 03:56 PM
Don't forget Solon!! Sheesh :p

Solon? What part of Canada is that in?

WhereRWe?
09-12-2005, 04:29 PM
Solon? What part of Canada is that in?

Sheesh! You big-city-slickers are just jealous of those of us who live in quaint, scenic, rural Maine towns! LOL!