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    Unhappy Winter Caching

    Well the time is almost upon us. Listing the things that I worry about during winter (fuel prices, when in the heck is my pellet stove going to arrive, will my snowblower work, ect) I hate the thought of giving up my addiction for 4 months. OK, I admit it, I'm terrible at winter caching. I tried it a few times last year (with the near record snowfall) and gave it up as a bad job. I'm thinking of maybe trying GRC's, but I think that they will be buried by snowbanks. Any good ideas?
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    FLORIDA

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    Quote Originally Posted by fins2right View Post
    Well the time is almost upon us. Listing the things that I worry about during winter (fuel prices, when in the heck is my pellet stove going to arrive, will my snowblower work, ect) I hate the thought of giving up my addiction for 4 months. OK, I admit it, I'm terrible at winter caching. I tried it a few times last year (with the near record snowfall) and gave it up as a bad job. I'm thinking of maybe trying GRC's, but I think that they will be buried by snowbanks. Any good ideas?
    what you wish for. I have a cache in the Rockland area that right now is a park n grab, but last winter was literally under 25' of plowed snow. Just look for the "winter friendly" icon. You can pull a PQ of caches that display that icon. I have one for Maine and one for Vermont.

    Plus it's a lot easier to use snowshoes during the winter....
    Why not live life like it is your last day....instead of pretending to be a member of the Peter Pan Club and believing you will be around forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fins2right View Post
    Well the time is almost upon us. Listing the things that I worry about during winter (fuel prices, when in the heck is my pellet stove going to arrive, will my snowblower work, ect) I hate the thought of giving up my addiction for 4 months. OK, I admit it, I'm terrible at winter caching. I tried it a few times last year (with the near record snowfall) and gave it up as a bad job. I'm thinking of maybe trying GRC's, but I think that they will be buried by snowbanks. Any good ideas?
    In the winter I swap one addiction for another (geocaching for snowmobiling) . . . which works out well for me. When there isn't enough snow to go sledding I geocache on my free time . . . and when there is enough snow to go sledding I go sledding vs. digging through snowbanks (I do enough digging when I get the sled stuck.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjake View Post
    snowbanks (I do enough digging when I get the sled stuck.)

    I got a winch I can sell you real cheap if you are interested to pull the sled out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1976 View Post
    I got a winch I can sell you real cheap if you are interested to pull the sled out.
    True story . . . my brother actually has a winch mounted to his very, very heavy Yamahahahaha four-stroke snowmobile. Of course when he gets that sled stuck it's really, really hard to get it unstuck.
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    THERE IS A WINTER CACHING ARTICLE BY MAPACHI HERES THE LINK http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...9133#post39133 SOME GOOD INFO THERE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapachi View Post
    FLORIDA
    THATS SOUTH OF POTLAND, MASS. RIGHT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjake View Post
    In the winter I swap one addiction for another (geocaching for snowmobiling) . . . which works out well for me. When there isn't enough snow to go sledding I geocache on my free time . . . and when there is enough snow to go sledding I go sledding vs. digging through snowbanks (I do enough digging when I get the sled stuck.)
    SOME WOULD CONTINUE THERE ADDICTION BY GOING TO MORE EVENTS

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    Quote Originally Posted by hide_from_the_kids View Post
    SOME WOULD CONTINUE THERE ADDICTION BY GOING TO MORE EVENTS
    I went to one this year . . . just no one else decided to come along . . . well almost no one else.
    "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear."

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