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    Default KJcachers from VA say howdy!

    Howdy!
    We will be vacationing in New England in early June and wonder if there are any must find caches in southern Maine that we can add to our list? We are already planning on doing the oldest caches in each NE state as well as maybe an earthcache from each state. Share some good ones with us that we can make some memories with while in Maine!

    Karen and Jason (KJcachers)

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    Welcome to the site!
    What do you consider Southern Maine - How far north are you coming?

    For starters I always like to recommend What in the World Cache? (GC6D43) by Ghosthunter (2/1) for anyone coming to Maine. It's not an earthcache, but is of interest to most geocachers!
    Last edited by brdad; 05-20-2010 at 08:55 PM.
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    Default Oldest caches

    The New England Challenge (GC27MHQ) by Your New England Reviewers (2/3) is one you need to check out if you plan to visit all 6 of the oldest caches in New England.
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    What in the World is on our list so we will be traveling at least that far north! LOL We also have the NE Challenge penciled in! I guess wwe should consider visiting DeLorme headquarters too since we are PN-40 users!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJcachers View Post
    What in the World is on our list so we will be traveling at least that far north! LOL We also have the NE Challenge penciled in! I guess wwe should consider visiting DeLorme headquarters too since we are PN-40 users!
    Might as well, you'll be in the general vicinity!

    This is a southern earthcache I have wanted to visit since before it was and before there were earthcaches.

    Tidal EarthCache (GCCE8D) by TAT (1/1)
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    On a side note, can anybody recommend a good campground in southern Maine as well? Something with clean,hot showers and a place to pitch a tent is all we need!

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    Default Campground I'd highly recommend.

    Bradbury State Park in Pownal, about 10 minutes from LL Bean. Great place to stay, about 20 caches in the park, a decent mountain to climb, this place would be perfect for you.

    Enjoy your visit with us.



    Quote Originally Posted by KJcachers View Post
    On a side note, can anybody recommend a good campground in southern Maine as well? Something with clean,hot showers and a place to pitch a tent is all we need!
    Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

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    you know I think I actually looked at that campground on line already! Probably going to be the place for us! thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJcachers View Post
    you know I think I actually looked at that campground on line already! Probably going to be the place for us! thanks for the tip!
    done and done. booked 2 nights in the Park and created a PQ for the caches!

    Now, who has all the trail maps for the Bradbury State Park in .GPX format that I can have to load into my DeLorme TOPO software?

    Asking a lot aren't I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubord207 View Post
    Bradbury State Park in Pownal, about 10 minutes from LL Bean. Great place to stay, about 20 caches in the park, a decent mountain to climb, this place would be perfect for you.

    Enjoy your visit with us.
    Stayed at Bradbury for 1 night and hardly had any time to cache! We were planning on staying 2 nights but a few things made us pack up and leave early.
    1. Rain in the forcast for tonight and tomorrow and I didn't want to pack up in the rain. This was the main reason for leaving.
    2. our site seemed to be directly downwind of the pit toilets.
    3. The "firewood" we bought from the camp was just slab lumber that was still green and wet from an earlier rain and wouldn't burn well at all.
    4. Woke in the middle of the night to somebody puking in the toilet. So loud you could hear him around the whole camp!
    5. Workers running chainsaws in the area of the camp entrance.

    I still think this camp has potential and the trail systems looked great for caching/hiking but we really had to get out. Perhaps another time we will have a better outcome.

    Thanks again!
    Jason

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