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    Exclamation January Newsletter

    Geocaching Maine Newsletter
    January 2008
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    Volume II Issue 1
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    I. Naming the Newsletter: The Polls are Open!
    II. Caches on Nature Conservancy lands and other public access lands
    III. 2008 Geocoin Discussion
    IV. Upcoming Events
    V. Maine Geocaching Media Coverage
    VI. Hot Topics of the Past Month
    VII. Photo of the Month
    VIII. Milestones of the Past Month
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    I. Naming the Newsletter: The Polls are Open!
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    --Cast your vote for the Geocaching Maine Newsletter: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2848
    --The whole Geocaching Maine community has the chance to vote for the name of our newsletter! The suggested names are below in alphabetical order. Thank you to all geocachers who submitted suggestions and comments! The winning name will appear in the February newsletter.
    1) Geocaching Maine Newsletter
    2) Satellites on Demand: The Geocaching Maine Newsletter
    3) The Ammo Can: The Geocaching Maine Newsletter
    4) The Hint: The Geocaching Maine Newsletter
    5) The Logbook: The Geocaching Maine Newsletter
    6) The Wanderer: The Geocaching Maine Newsletter
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    II. Caches on Nature Conservancy lands and other public access lands
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    Good geocachers may wander, but they always ask permission!
    --Discussion regarding caches on Nature Conservancy (TNC) lands is occurring in two forums at Geocachingmaine.org. GPSfun from Geocaching.com recently started one of these forums with this request: “If you have a cache on TNC lands without permission, please disable the cache page and retrieve the physical cache as soon as possible. If you would like to seek obtaining permission for the cache, please disable it until permission is either granted or denied. If you have obtained permission, please note this in the cache description area on the cache page. If you become aware of a cache on TNC lands, please post a "needs archived" note on the cache page as this will alert me to follow up to make sure the cache owner is aware of TNC's position.”
    This policy should also be applied for any land which has a conservation easement or public trust land. Lands with public access are not necessarily public land. The lands have private owners and trustees who should grant permission for placement of geocaches. Thank you very much for remembering to always ask permission!
    --Caches on TNC in Maine Lands: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...7692#post37692
    --Nature Conservancy: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ht=conservancy
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    III. 2008 Geocoin Discussion
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    Design of 2008 Geocoin
    --Discussion is shaping around the design of the proposed 2008 Maine Geocoin. The leading suggestion is a pair of snowshoes to represent Mainers love of geocaching even in the snowy months! If you are interested in voicing your opinion and/or would like to offer your talents or time, please read and subscribe to the following thread: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...highlight=2008.
    To subscribe to the thread, click on "Subscribe to Thread" option under "Thread Tools", found just above the first post.
    --For information about the requirements of a tradable geocoin, go to http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/ind...owtopic=116641
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    IV. Upcoming Events
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    1/5/08 --Cabin Fever Reliever: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...7-fe4ae5cdc1e0
    1/27/08 --Celebrate 2007: It might be about the numbers! http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...3-47d161e0c3eb
    Discussion on the event: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2809
    2/23/08 --Winslow Winter Weekend Waypoint Warrior Wingding 4: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...c-74eeb51b7ca7
    Discussion on the event: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2843
    --Discussion has begun about winter camping events: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...7732#post37732
    --Discussion has begun about a shoeshoeing event:
    http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2838
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    V. Maine Geocaching Media Coverage
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    Reminiscing old news:
    --“River geocache tragedy”
    Posted: June 12, 2005 MaineToday.com
    http://outdoors.mainetoday.com/child...ks/001883.html
    “Scenario: Crossing 30 feet of moving river to get to the island where the geocache was. Not crazy-fast but enough that footing was a little tricky jumping from rock-to-rock.”
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    VI. Hot Topics of the Past Month
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    --Garmin Update available: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2808
    --iGPS? (Paperless caching): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2831
    --Nature Conservancy (Disabled caches): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2812
    --Nuvi Sale (Discussion on new Nuvi Garmins): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2822
    --Too many choices! (Choosing GPS brand and type): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2710
    --welcome to my world! (Garmin 72 Marine Unit): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2824
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    VII. Photo of the Month
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    T2H Navigator “on ice” by Team2Hunt: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/galle...php?photo=1181
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    VIII. Milestones of the Past Month
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    --Dave, is it your birthday again already? http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2806
    --Cache Maine reaches 900!: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2833 & http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2834
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    ~~~Next Month’s Feature: Using Trillian and MIRC for Geocaching group chats~~~
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    <<<The newsletter is put together monthly by Medawisla and distributed by Attroll. The Geocaching Maine Advisory Board reviews each issue. If you have questions or comments, please post on the Newsletter Forum or send Medawisla a Personal Message.>>>
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    "Given a chance, a child will bring the confusion of the world to the woods, wash it in the creek, turn it over to see what lives on the unseen side of that confusion." --Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods

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    Question comments/suggestions?

    What'd you think of the newsletter?
    (I promise I won't take anything personal, I really want to know what you really think!)

    You can PM me if you want to remain anonymous from others.
    (But it's good to have back and forth discussion.)

    Thanks to those who have PM'd me!
    "Given a chance, a child will bring the confusion of the world to the woods, wash it in the creek, turn it over to see what lives on the unseen side of that confusion." --Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods

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    I think the newsletter is a great thing in that it merges all things that have been discussed and talked about recently and presents them in a format that others will read more thoroughly I hope. Good job!!! And don't you like the name the "Logbook"?
    Just smile it won't crack your face

    The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is
    suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best
    friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

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    I think the "logbook" is great because a logbook contains information. An ammo can generally is filled with junk. Nice assortment of info Medawisla.

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    Cool Variety is good!

    Thanks guys! And thanks for voting for the name of the newsletter too!
    Everyone, don't forget to do so this month only! (It's in the polls forum).
    "Given a chance, a child will bring the confusion of the world to the woods, wash it in the creek, turn it over to see what lives on the unseen side of that confusion." --Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods

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    Hey, great, thanks. I learned something and now will have to disable one of my caches. Need to be responsible. I don't get to keep up and sometimes there is so much to read. Great way to get important info out.
    Slowly but surely

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    Thumbs up Informative and fun

    Quote Originally Posted by FuddsGirls View Post
    Hey, great, thanks. I learned something and now will have to disable one of my caches. Need to be responsible. I don't get to keep up and sometimes there is so much to read. Great way to get important info out.
    I'm really glad to hear you learned something, that the information is actually useful.

    Fun is important too. Keep the feedback coming: is there something you love or something that's seems weird to you or whatever, let me know.
    "Given a chance, a child will bring the confusion of the world to the woods, wash it in the creek, turn it over to see what lives on the unseen side of that confusion." --Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods

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    Exclamation February is coming

    February is almost here, so the February Newsletter is also!!

    Last chance for suggestions and comments for the February Newsletter!

    As always, you're welcome to PM me anytime. Thanks for the feedback!
    "Given a chance, a child will bring the confusion of the world to the woods, wash it in the creek, turn it over to see what lives on the unseen side of that confusion." --Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods

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