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    Default Mt. Agamenticus Caching event

    Mt. Agamenticus Caching event
    by Cohosted by TAT and BeachComber [profile]

    In Maine, United States [view map]
    Hidden: 4/29/2006
    Use waypoint: GCV2XC (what's this?)


    (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest)
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    The Mt. Agamenticus event is on again this year!


    Date: Sat. April 29, 2006 Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Place: The summit of Mt. Agamenticus in Maine

    Who: Young and old, Newbie and veterans alike (media is also welcome)

    Why: To put some faces with those screen names and to get to meet some new people

    What to bring: Yourself, family, friends and a lunch.

    **RAIN or SHINE**
    The 2006 Mt Agamenticus Cache event will also feature a one day only cache and poker run. There will also be a few other activities still in development.



    Blazing Troll

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    Can someone please explain a Poker run for us newbies

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    A poker run, as it relates to Geocaching is when there are (generally) five caches hidden, each of which contains playing cards. The participants find each cache, and remove one card. At the end of the day, all the participants compare their poker hands, with the best hand(s) winning a prize of some sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The G Team
    A poker run, as it relates to Geocaching is when there are (generally) five caches hidden, each of which contains playing cards. The participants find each cache, and remove one card. At the end of the day, all the participants compare their poker hands, with the best hand(s) winning a prize of some sort.
    That's exactly correct! Thanks.

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    what's to keep someone from going through the decks and picking out the cards they want??
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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    Each card will be in a sealed envelope - you won't know what it is that you are taking.
    ~ Beach Comber ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357
    what's to keep someone from going through the decks and picking out the cards they want??
    I was thinking the same thing . . . when we've done ATV poker runs we've never had to worry about this since we had marked decks and everyone's card was written down as they drew (obviously this would not be possible to do with a cache poker run.)
    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

    "Death is only one of many ways to die."

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    Thanks to Attroll for putting this on the front page! We hope to have some more details on the activies releaed sson.

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    Important Announcement

    This is the first of three important announcements regarding the upcoming Mt. Agamenticus Event, GCV2XC. Please check back at 19:00 hours on 10 April 2006 for the next important update!

    Who wrote that?
    This yearís event will include an activity specifically designed to help us all get to know each other. At every event, cachers gather and swap stories about their travels. Our activity will allow you to pick one of your stories to tell. Now donít worry, this is not an essay contest. In fact, no writing is required! We are asking each participant (even those who cannot attend the event) to think back on their geocaching experiences. Find a log that you have posted at a cache which best defines you or one that you would like to share. Submit your log to BeachComber via email or pm. She will post the logs anonymously on the event page. Your mission will be to match the log with the cacher who wrote it.

    Here is an example log:

    ďI've been by here and but didn't notice the sign. Perhaps it's because the Whites are so beautiful from that ridge. Anyway, I really enjoyed the hike up. The snowmobiles have made the trail as hard as a rock. No need for snowshoes. The cache is in great shape, and I liked the hiding spot. The coordinates are right on.

    It's about time I took the time to hike up the mountain that's named after me!

    Took the geocoin, but the slipper did not fit me or my foot. Besides, I'd hate to see my carriage turn into a pumpkin.

    Thanks for the cache.Ē

    If you guessed the cacher is TAT, youíre right! (The cache was Mt. Tom).

    Important:
    We canít go into the details now, but we will need 25 quotes. Everyone will want very much to figure out at least 5 of them. The game will be much more fun if all 25 are solved. So, donít make your log too hard. If you notice that people are having a hard time figuring it out, you may need to suggest a hint. Please use this discussion thread and the one at gc.com and do your best to help everyone get 5 matches.

    There are prizes. Matching the logs to the cacher is important, but trust me, there will be no advantage to making it too hard for people to match you to your log.

    Keep in mind: This is a family game. This is a kid friendly game.

    Thatís it for now, more next week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tat
    Please use this discussion thread and the one at gc.com and do your best to help everyone get 5 matches.
    I don't get it. Are we solving the quotes online before the event? If we're using this thread to help everyone get 5 matches it seems it would be.

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