Where to start . . .
First off, like many folks . . . there have been a lot of great places that I've visited before getting into geocaching (i.e. Gulf Hagas, Mt. Katahdin, Cobscook Bay, etc.) . . . and even more great places that I never knew about and never would have visited if it wasn't for geocaching . . . one great example of this would be the Whaleback Middens.
Here are a few of my favorite geocache spots that stand out in my mind . . . I should mention that these are only a few that stood out since there have been some great areas that I have seen thanks to geocaching.
ASP Cache: I liked this cache partly since it was one of my first . . . and second because I woke up early from the camp, hiked to the top and the sun was beginning to rise and break through the fog when I was at the summit -- the view from the top was nothing less than spectacular.
Every cache on Deer Isle/Stonington: Every Maine geocacher should spend at least one day geocaching here as this is my idea of ideal geocaching.
Parrot Siding Cache: I went here on Sudonim's recommendation . . . and I couldn't have been happier. The vista at the top, the color contrasts of the deep green water against the black slate . . . it was truly a beautiful spot.
Caches in the County: There's lots of them . . . but more importantly there's lots of great caches with a lot of variety. I particularly liked the caches at the former Loring Air Force Base.
Perkins Sanctuary Cache: I liked this place since it was so serene . . . and I got to experience it many times as I had to search and search for this cache.
The many caches right in my own proverbial backyard: Caches in Belfast, Waterville and Bangor and even closer to home in Albion, Freedom and Monroe showed me some great places that I never knew existed.
The caches on Monhegan Island: This island is truly a magical place well worth the expense of the boat trip . . . especially when you're in good company.
The most memorable cache that I have ever been to however has to be the Fitz cache . . . Well, it was memorable . . . but to be honest the most memorable -- and my favorite -- cache was the Boot Head Cache . . . this place reminded me of Acadia . . . minus the hordes of tourists. I went the short route to find the cache which was nothing spectacular -- it was the decision to follow my brother's suggestion of going back the long way that made this cache so memorable (and in fact I would tell every other cacher to make sure you do the full loop or at least go the long way . . . otherwise you're missing some of the best views on the entire Maine coast . . . including a blow-hole that reminded me of Thunderhole. This is a must-see cache.
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