Ok.... so it is evident that the cache and carry thread was a loss.
Since we live in Maine it is obivious that nothing bad ever happens. I watch the news and read the paper on a daily basis. I never read or see bad things happening to good people.
So here I want for people to talk about some of the things that have happened to them that scared them, not just caching but anything outdoors that scared you. I dont mean funny stuff like seeing Hiram in a pokadot thong. I mean things that posed a potential threat. I will start off because I was asked in the thread , it should be brought to our attention.
THe cache that I was talking about was GCWMFE Little Falls Cache. Sudonim and I have talk about what has happened and realised that it could happen at any cache. The cache is a beautiful little spot in eastern rural Maine. Connie and I where out trying to clear a few maps for the delorme challenge. We had been caching all day and found ourself about 2 hours from there and decided that we needed to go do this cache but it would be well after dark before we got there. So thats what we decided. I mean comeon who hasnt cached at night. I mean thats part of the fun. It was warm that night and was driving in to the spot with the windows down. Anyone that has ever done this cache realises that it is a bit of a drive down a dirt road. We got to within about 600 ft of the cache and stopped when we got to the spot where the cache was right off our left straight through the woods. Not knowing that area very well we didnt know where to park and so on. We drove just a bit farther in. You have to go over a little hill to get to the parking area, when our headlights cleared the hill and we started down the other side all the lights at the campsite went out and people scattered like cockroaches. After just a moment of silence and Connie and I where trying to figure out what just happened a flash and a shot rung out and went flying by the car and branches where breaking as the bullet went past the car. To make a long story short we got the #*&% out of there. Well needless to say that cache is still 2 hours from Lincoln. The closest PD that we knew about. Stopped by the pd and reported it. They said one of two things happened the officer said. One we either came across a meth lab or a poaching ring. Both are common in that community.
ANd there are other times I will share as the thread progresses