This feels like some sort of geocaching anonymous meeting!
Hi! We're Team Trout. We're a family of geocachers who live in Standish, Maine.
We knew about geocaching for some time, but it wasn't until March of 2003 that we actually gave it a try. We're hooked now (pun fully intended)!
There are 6 of us, my wife and I and our 4 children, plus we try to bring our dog along whenever we can. We have two sons, 9 and 6, and two daughters 3 and almost 1 year.
Geocaching appeals to us for a bunch of reasons, as I 'm sure it does to most everyone else. It gets us out and about as a family exploring parts of the state we would have never seen otherwise. It gives us some exercise, which I sorely need. The kids love the whole treasure hunting aspect of it and they love getting to pick their own trinkets. We get to all spend time together in the great outdoors trying our best to act as a team and work together towards the common goal of finding the cache. The planning and reasearch that goes into a hunt or a hide as well as the use of the internet and the GPS technology, and the map reading, outdoor and survial skills used all have an educational value for the kids.
We had geocached for almost a year before we ever encountered another geocacher on the trail. Since then we have met other geacachers on the hunt 8 or more times. Each time it has been fun swapping tales and comparing notes. With that in mind I though there should be an online forum where Maine gecachers could go. That's why I started the Yahoo group, Geocaching Maine.
Shortly after I did that, I was contacted by Rick, aka attroll, and he explained that unbeknownst to anyone else, he had been working on starting this very website and was on the verge of it being ready for the world when I started the Yahoo group.
And here we are today! :D