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J_Cyr
11-02-2005, 02:14 AM
Winter cachin, fun yet sometimes hard. I think cache's should let us know if thier cache is winter-findable. Hence if they are inside or protected, up high, etc. I like to do caches year round but I don't know which ones I am able to do if they are buried on the ice on the ground or what not. It's 1:15am, have to be up in 4 hours, hmm...

attroll
11-02-2005, 05:10 AM
Laughing Terry and I are planning on placing a bunch of winter cahes this year together. I will make sure that he or I put it in the description that it is winter accesable(sp).

tat
11-02-2005, 07:05 AM
There is a handy little icon that can be used to indicate winter accessability.

Cache'n Jacksons
11-02-2005, 07:24 AM
Just look for the http://www.geocaching.com/images/attributes/winter-yes.gif symbol! :)

WhereRWe?
11-02-2005, 07:50 AM
Just look for the http://www.geocaching.com/images/attributes/winter-yes.gif symbol! :)

No - with Attroll and LaughingTerry, you had better use an icon of a snowmobile! LOL! ;) ;)

J_Cyr
11-02-2005, 09:11 AM
No - with Attroll and LaughingTerry, you had better use an icon of a snowmobile! LOL! ;) ;)

LOL very true! Thanks for the input.

dí76
11-02-2005, 09:21 AM
Girlmate and I started caching in Dec. and found over seventy through the winter. It didn't matter what the web page said. We tried some and failed and decided to be back in the spring. I think it is much more fun to cache in the winter. It make the geosticks much less helpful when you cant find them.
Seems as though you have already done some winter caching
Good Luck

J_Cyr
11-02-2005, 01:47 PM
Caribou is the fifth snowiest city in the US with an average of 111.6"... believe it or not... so winter down there is nothing like winter up here lol... honestly.

1) Blue Canyon, California
2) Marquette, Michigan
3) Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
4) Syracuse, New York
5) Caribou, Maine
6) Mount Shasta, California
7) Lander, Wyoming
8) Flagstaff, Arizona
9) Sexton Summit, Oregon
10) Muskegon, Michigan

blevesque
11-02-2005, 02:59 PM
Caribou is the fifth snowiest city in the US with an average of 111.6"... believe it or not... so winter down there is nothing like winter up here lol... honestly.

1) Blue Canyon, California
2) Marquette, Michigan
3) Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
4) Syracuse, New York
5) Caribou, Maine
6) Mount Shasta, California
7) Lander, Wyoming
8) Flagstaff, Arizona
9) Sexton Summit, Oregon
10) Muskegon, Michigan

Whoa! I did not know that!:eek:

J_Cyr
11-02-2005, 06:04 PM
Yep... dosen't amaze me really. Actually places like Fort Kent does get more then us, but Fort Kent is a town and towns are not in this "top 10" just like alot of other towns in the northern US.

tat
11-02-2005, 10:25 PM
Caribou is a city?

J_Cyr
11-02-2005, 10:38 PM
Is it? :cool:

Ya.. it "was" lol and they never told us the difference...:D

firefighterjake
11-03-2005, 06:28 AM
Yep... dosen't amaze me really. Actually places like Fort Kent does get more then us, but Fort Kent is a town and towns are not in this "top 10" just like alot of other towns in the northern US.

Man I love the County . . . early snowmobile riding, sweet ATV trails and the friendliest people around . . . not to mention a bunch of caches located there . . . and let's not forget about the poutine!

Haffy
11-03-2005, 07:57 AM
Don't know how this got on a thread about winter caching but for those unfamiliar about what poutine is go here:http://www.avivalasvegas.com/Pages/poutinetalk6.htm

blevesque
11-03-2005, 08:20 AM
If you ever get to Caribou and eat at Frederick's South Side (a must try home style diner), you must try there poutine!! ;)

WhereRWe?
11-03-2005, 08:42 AM
Don't know how this got on a thread about winter caching but for those unfamiliar about what poutine is go here:http://www.avivalasvegas.com/Pages/poutinetalk6.htm

This a good site - mainly for all the great links from it! LOL! :D :D

J_Cyr
11-03-2005, 08:50 AM
If you ever get to Caribou and eat at Frederick's South Side (a must try home style diner), you must try there poutine!! ;)

Rosette's in Frenchville..... yum.

attroll
11-03-2005, 02:38 PM
Man I love the County . . . early snowmobile riding, sweet ATV trails and the friendliest people around . . . not to mention a bunch of caches located there . . . and let's not forget about the poutine!

What are you talking about early snowmobile riding? I have been riding in western Maine for the last couple of years before the county even had enough snow to ride on.

brdad
11-03-2005, 03:27 PM
What are you talking about early snowmobile riding? I have been riding in western Maine for the last couple of years before the county even had enough snow to ride on.

I think he means then Frenchman up there ride all year. Who needs snow? :D

J_Cyr
11-03-2005, 06:25 PM
Grass drags!

firefighterjake
11-03-2005, 11:32 PM
What are you talking about early snowmobile riding? I have been riding in western Maine for the last couple of years before the county even had enough snow to ride on.

Not the entire County, but the "Crown" often seems to get enough snow to ride on before most of Maine . . . with the possible exception maybe of some parts in the higher elevations of Western Maine. Incidentally Rick, did you see that some folks at the Sledmaine.com site have already put some miles on their sleds this year from that snowstorm in late-October?!

J_Cyr
11-04-2005, 12:59 AM
I know someone up here that has 28 miles on thier 06 Fusion 900. We got one storm and he went on the track.
Snow'd again today, roughly 2-3"

attroll
11-04-2005, 04:47 AM
Incidentally Rick, did you see that some folks at the Sledmaine.com site have already put some miles on their sleds this year from that snowstorm in late-October?!

No I have not started going to the SledMaine site on a regular basis yet. I will wait until we get some real snow. What I mean by that is snow that is going to stick around. Those that took there sleds on in the October storm are the ones that have no respect for there sleds. I will not take my sled out until there is enough snow to cover the stumps and rocks that you can drive over and not have to worry about them.

Beach Comber
11-04-2005, 08:04 AM
Snow - eek!!!

WhereRWe?
11-04-2005, 08:21 AM
Snow - eek!!!

Well, snow is a lot prettier than what it looks like out there right now! Pretty drab... LOL! :( :(

blevesque
11-04-2005, 08:21 AM
I know someone up here that has 28 miles on thier 06 Fusion 900. We got one storm and he went on the track.
Snow'd again today, roughly 2-3"

Another 3 inches or so of more snow tonight is in the forcast Jordan :eek:

Beach Comber
11-04-2005, 08:23 AM
Well, snow is a lot prettier than what it looks like out there right now! Pretty drab... LOL! :( :(

Unless you're at the beach!! ;)

J_Cyr
11-04-2005, 12:27 PM
Another 3 inches or so of more snow tonight is in the forcast Jordan :eek:

Im heading out in the AM to Orono for the weekend :D