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    Default New cache waiting to be published

    I have created a cache (Maine's DeLorme Challenge) that copies one created by Haicoole from California, called "California DeLorme Challenge (GCHANH)". It is currently in the review process. My question here is more for the folks that live North of Topsham, Maine.

    I've been North many times with my Dad to pick up french fries from the plant in Presque Isle when I was a very young kid. I've never been to the North West side of Northern Maine (My loss probably), the question is should I exempt some of the Maine Atlas & Gazetteer pages due to the remoteness of the area? My mapping software shows roads into all index pages but I assume they are logging roads and I do not know the rules for using them.

    What are some of your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by team teebow
    My mapping software shows roads into all index pages but I assume they are logging roads and I do not know the rules for using them.
    Logging roads? If the road isn't gated, it's public access. It's great country! As I look out the window in front of me, I know that there are only 3 paved roads between me and the Canadian border, 70 miles away. The rest are logging roads - miles and miles of them!

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    Default Exempt pages on the Maine Gazetteer

    I know Maine has lots of beautiful country and that is why I probably will never leave here. Cheryl and I would actually love to move further North when we retire. The rat race around here is to much sometimes.... We envision further North is a simpler live just tougher to make a good living.

    Anyway, do you think I should exempt any of the index pages due to remoteness? Or just let it go and see what happens?
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    It has been my experiance that the multi use forest get expensive. The AAW is one of them. And further more the AAW is not going to allow caches on "THEIR" property. I would enjoy this cache alot however north western maine would be a tough one.

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    Default Exempt pages on the Maine Gazetteer

    I'm not against to exempting some of the index pages. This is why I'm asking for everyone's input. I have been holding off creating this cache because I did not know how to handle the most Northern part of Maine. Some day when I retire or win tons of money I'll go explore our great remote areas but for now I need your expertise on what folks believe is the proper thing to do.

    Some of the rules on the DeLorme Challenges say if there are no caches there one must be placed. I know from previous threads this may be impossible due to land ownership.

    At this point the cache is up for review and I said no pages will be exempt, I'll have to go change that. The pages I'm thinking on "Exempting" are 54, 60, 61, 62, 66, and 70. Those pages currently do not have any caches anyway and it looks pretty remote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
    Logging roads? If the road isn't gated, it's public access.
    This is not always true. You need to do your research on this. Just because there is a logging roads in Delormed does not mean they are accessible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by attroll
    This is not always true. You need to do your research on this. Just because there is a logging roads in Delormed does not mean they are accessible.
    Well, sheesh! Nobody can make a statement that will be true in absolutely every single situation! LOL!

    But with a few exceptions, land owned by the paper companies and large landowners is publically accessible. (This was told to me by a senior Plum Creek employee.)

    Here's a good reference (see page 125).

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
    Well, sheesh! Nobody can make a statement that will be true in absolutely every single situation! LOL!
    Is that true?

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    Default Should I or should I not?

    I have been working with GPSFUN to make this a workable cache for both cachers and me as the owner. He has been GREAT on giving me ideas and suggestions and I think it is almost ready to be published.

    I have exempted the following pages but if anyone feels I should remove them let me know. This is what I have posted on the cache page;

    "I have decided to exempt the following pages; 54, 60, 61, 62, 66, and 70. These pages currently do not have caches in them and are parts of paper company property and such. I feel it would be to difficult or near impossible to get permission for a cache in those areas."

    I want this to be a fun challenge for everyone. When I stumbled across the California DeLorme Challenge on GC.com I thought HOW COOL, Maine needs one of these. But with Maine's remoteness I knew it would be a challenge to get permission to place a cache in some of the index pages and almost canned the whole thing. But after talking to some other cachers at work and they talking to GPSFUN I decided to go forward with the idea.

    So, once it becomes published and if folks feel I should remove some of the exemp pages or add other ones please let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by team teebow
    I have created a cache (Maine's DeLorme Challenge) that copies one created by Haicoole from California, called "California DeLorme Challenge (GCHANH)". It is currently in the review process. My question here is more for the folks that live North of Topsham, Maine.

    I've been North many times with my Dad to pick up french fries from the plant in Presque Isle when I was a very young kid. I've never been to the North West side of Northern Maine (My loss probably), the question is should I exempt some of the Maine Atlas & Gazetteer pages due to the remoteness of the area? My mapping software shows roads into all index pages but I assume they are logging roads and I do not know the rules for using them.

    What are some of your thoughts?

    Team Teebow 1

    Many of those roads are gated. You might want to check first.

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