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    Geocaching Maine Newsletter
    June 2008
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    Volume II Issue 6
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    I. Limited Edition Volunteer Geocoin Drawing
    II. Tag! You’re it: What’s a Pathtag?
    III. Upcoming Events
    IV. Maine Geocaching Media Coverage / Article of the Past Month
    ----Side Bar: Mobbing Geocachers
    V. Hot Topics of the Past Month
    VI. Photos of the Past Month
    VII. Milestones of the Past Month
    VIII. Quote of the Past Month
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    I. Limited Edition Volunteer Geocoin Drawing
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    Donate now for tickets in a Geocoin Drawing!
    --GPSFun, the long time reviewer for the state of Maine, has donated a brand new 2008 Volunteer Geocoin that will be featured in GeocachingMaine.org’s first ever membership drive drawing. Anyone can donate $1.50 for each ticket. If you are currently a donating member to GeocachingMaine.org, you are automatically entered two times! If you really want this priceless, historic, limited-edition coin, additional tickets are $1.50 each. Soon there will be a link on the homepage to donate for tickets. The drawing will be held at the Slipping into Summer event in July; you do not have to be present to win. The winning ticket will be drawn at random. If you have found a cache in Maine, most likely, it was published by GPSFun. To many, he is the father of Geocaching in New England. He has done so much to encourage Geocaching in Maine. Thank you GPSFun!
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    II. Tag! You’re It!
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    What’s a Pathtag?
    --What’s newer than a signature item and latest popular swag item since Geocoins? It’s the Pathtag! “WOOO HOOO our Pathtags are here!” chimes Team Richards. Pathtags are networking devises, as the Geocoin Club explains, in which you can see who you’ve “crossed paths” with. Pathtags are used in many circles, not just geocahcing. They’re not typically items to track, like Geocoins; though, there are Pathtag accessories to turn them into a trackables. Each owner is designated by a unique serial number, which is printed on the back of that owner’s Pathtags: many Pathtags, one number. That way, Pathtags are placed in many caches and given to whomever you chose, and other cachers log with the number assigned to the owner. Unlike Geocoins, where the Geocoin is the subject tracking mileage, this is like the owner is the subject, tracking who’s crossing paths. Each is about the size and weight of a quarter. Therefore, explains Kacky, “they are becoming a popular signature item.” They make great signature items because you get to make the design on the Pathtag, showing your own personality and defining characteristics. CacheMaine sums it up, “I cannot wait to trade with you all....very exciting!”
    --To create and order your own Pathtag, and to log Pathtags you’ve found, visit: www.pathtags.com.
    --More discussion on Pathtags at: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3008
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    III. Upcoming Events
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    06/08/08 Central Texas-Central Maine Meet-n-Greet: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...b-d7f88178574c
    06/14/08 Ellsworth Area – Meet & Greet: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...f-4234694b1578
    Tentative 07/12/08 Slipping into Summer 2008: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3075
    08/02/08 Rendez-vous Quebec: http://rendezvousquebec2008.com/beta...p?lang=english
    --Discussion on the event: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...?t=2460&page=7
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    IV. Maine Geocaching Media Coverage / Article of the Past Month
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    “First Ever in Brewer, Geocachers Show Up for a Good Time”
    Posted: 05/11/08 Doughty’s Thoughs, city councilman blog http://www.ourstory.com/view_share.h...c2&suid=147516
    “Well, a Flash Mob held in Brewer this past Saturday went well.”
    --Side Bar: Mobs of Geocachers
    ----Flash Mobs are Geocaching Events that last only 15 minutes. They are usually in a prominent setting to attract curious attention from muggles. Keep your eyes out for the next one. Maine’s hosted one in the fall and one in the spring so far!
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    V. Hot Topics of the Past Month
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    ARTICLES!
    Geojargon: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3174
    Making Geocachingmaine Even Better (Contribute to Articles): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3166
    ON THE TRAILS:
    Camping Question (camping and caching in Fairfield area): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3172
    Geo Caching Safety: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3137
    GPS Maze coming to CT: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3164
    Kayak Camping Event: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3159
    Magnets for micro cache: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3156
    Skowhegan River Fest: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3024
    SWAG AND TRACKABLES:
    2008 Geocachingmaine Geocoin (discussion continues): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...2258#post42258
    Etiquette for Signature Items: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3128
    TB Fraud: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3153
    What’s a Travel Bug?: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3134
    Where to buy Geocoins?: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3110
    TECHNOLOGY:
    Delorme Earthmate: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3060 and Earthmate PN-20 thread: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3100
    Free Micro and Nano Log Downloads: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3157
    GPS Special Features: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3120
    New to the fold (Which GPS?): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3139
    New use for Ipod: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3163
    Palm question (new discussion on Colorado): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=2417
    Pocket Query & Watcher (& other viewing programs): http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3141
    Problems with my Garmin VISTA Cx: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3121
    OTHER:
    Wildlife Help Needed!: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3140
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    VI. Photos of the Past Month
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    CITO Event crashing TBs in “Coyote, guitar, and walking stick travels bugs” By attroll http://www.geocachingmaine.org/galle...7/limit/last14
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    VII. Milestones of the Past Month
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    1. dubord207 Reaches 500: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3123
    2. FFJ Hits the big 1000!: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=3162
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    VIII. Quote of the Past Month
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    “Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.” –dubord207, www.geocachingmaine.org
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    ~~~Next Month’s Feature: Update on 2008 Geocaching Maine Geocoin~~~
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    <<<The newsletter is brought to you by GeocachingMaine.org and 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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    On topic I
    We have a link to the raffle now.
    http://www.geocachingmaine.org/index...nation-drawing

    On topic II
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    circles, not just geocahcing.

    Other than that, looks good to me

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    It is to late this is the one that already went out. Woops.
    Blazing Troll

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    Quote Originally Posted by attroll View Post
    It is to late this is the one that already went out. Woops.
    Thanks guys. Yes, Sudy, this was up for Board review two weeks ago, but I'll double check that I didn't accidently put geocahcing in my dictionary. Guess you guys will have to look closely at upcoming newsletters
    "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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