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    Hello all . . . I've just got permission to put out three more caches in three new areas in Unity on trails maintained by a non-profit group called the Unity Barn Raisers. You can look for these to come out in another week or two incidentally. . . . I've just got to get the caches put together and do a little historical research on one or two of them . . . for those of you who know the area I'll give you a tease . . . one will be located near the old tannery/marina and another may be near the old fairgrounds.

    However, the purpose of this thread isn't to get folks excited about more caches in the area, but rather (it occurred to me as I e-mailed the UBR) that this group has been awfully good to us. Here's the caches they've allowed us to place so far. . . .


    Connor Mill Trail
    CommUnity Trail (GCQ3GM)
    Connor Grist Mill (GCTY7J)
    Minnie Weeeee (GCQW39)

    Triplet Park
    Out of the Ashes (GCQA13)

    Field of Dreams
    Multi in a Mile (GCPRFR)

    While I was doing some research for my future cache placements I noticed that a few of these trails are incomplete . . . this non-profit group wants to extend the trails and form an inter-connected walking/bike path around town. Since the UBR has been so good to us I went out on a limb and expressed interest in trying to help them out some by possibly doing a CITO event or an ETFFC (Extend Trails For Future Caches) event.

    I have since received an e-mail inviting me to a meeting of their Trail Committee on April 4th at 5 p.m. At this time I would like to see if anyone might be interested in going with me to this meeting . . . maybe one of our veteran ambassadors of goodwill??? Also, more to the point, is this something anyone might be willing to help out on . . . either a CITO event or a ETFFC event (with of course it depending on your schedule and the date)?

    I'm just thinking off the cuff here, but if there is enough interest I wouldn't mind hosting either a CITO or ETFFC event with the idea being work for a few hours in the morning, followed by a BBQ or grabbing a pizza at a local shop and then allowing some time in the afternoon for anyone who wants to grab a few local caches that they may have missed.

    Anyone interested in the concept or am I way out of line with my thinking? If nothing else, I figure I'll personally volunteer to help out some since I truly appreciate what this group has allowed us to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjake
    Hello all . . . I've just got permission to put out three more caches in three new areas in Unity on trails maintained by a non-profit group called the Unity Barn Raisers. You can look for these to come out in another week or two incidentally. . . . I've just got to get the caches put together and do a little historical research on one or two of them . . . for those of you who know the area I'll give you a tease . . . one will be located near the old tannery/marina and another may be near the old fairgrounds.

    However, the purpose of this thread isn't to get folks excited about more caches in the area, but rather (it occurred to me as I e-mailed the UBR) that this group has been awfully good to us. Here's the caches they've allowed us to place so far. . . .


    Connor Mill Trail
    CommUnity Trail (GCQ3GM)
    Connor Grist Mill (GCTY7J)
    Minnie Weeeee (GCQW39)

    Triplet Park
    Out of the Ashes (GCQA13)

    Field of Dreams
    Multi in a Mile (GCPRFR)

    While I was doing some research for my future cache placements I noticed that a few of these trails are incomplete . . . this non-profit group wants to extend the trails and form an inter-connected walking/bike path around town. Since the UBR has been so good to us I went out on a limb and expressed interest in trying to help them out some by possibly doing a CITO event or an ETFFC (Extend Trails For Future Caches) event.

    I have since received an e-mail inviting me to a meeting of their Trail Committee on April 4th at 5 p.m. At this time I would like to see if anyone might be interested in going with me to this meeting . . . maybe one of our veteran ambassadors of goodwill??? Also, more to the point, is this something anyone might be willing to help out on . . . either a CITO event or a ETFFC event (with of course it depending on your schedule and the date)?

    I'm just thinking off the cuff here, but if there is enough interest I wouldn't mind hosting either a CITO or ETFFC event with the idea being work for a few hours in the morning, followed by a BBQ or grabbing a pizza at a local shop and then allowing some time in the afternoon for anyone who wants to grab a few local caches that they may have missed.

    Anyone interested in the concept or am I way out of line with my thinking? If nothing else, I figure I'll personally volunteer to help out some since I truly appreciate what this group has allowed us to do.
    Kudos to you for taking the first step, I was in Unity caching this weekend and I am not so sure that a cito event would be needed since the town is already so clean. I like the idea of continuing the trails. Its a great start that they already have. But making it long would just make it that much better.

    If your going to host an event to lengthen the trials you may want to choose a time outside of bug season. I think that is something I would be interested in

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    Grand idea!!
    What if the Hokey Pokey is what its all about?
    Have Fun & Be Safe!

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    you've got me convinced
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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    It is beautiful there. I think I have previously proclaimed that I want to live there. And after having been there again this weekend, I noted that it is the Unity Barn Raisers building that I want to live in - lol - how ironic! Suppose they will let me move in? It is a neat little building with lots of character - just what I am looking for!

    I welcome the opportunity to visit the area!
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    I'm in for any kind of CITO or trail maintenance. We all appreciate what the Barn Raisers are doing and appreciate being able to put caches on their trails as well.
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    sounds like fun....you might be able to count us in for more chainsaw help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by we3beans
    sounds like fun....you might be able to count us in for more chainsaw help.
    Looks like you have the right kind of saw for the job. My wife gave me a Husky a few years ago for my "big" Christmas gift . . . nothing says "Christmas spirit" in Maine like a chainsaw! It has been a learning experience since I always ran Stihls growing up, but now I have to say I'm quite fond of my Husky.
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    I can help Jake, I think. I haven't looked at my schedule but if I'm free you can count on me!!

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    If it fits the schedule we'd love to help out. Our schedules do have some flexibility so give us a date when you get one and we'll see how it fits..........in other words, I'm sure we can help out.
    What if the Hokey Pokey is what its all about?
    Have Fun & Be Safe!

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