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In Memory of Georgia Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 05/20/2007
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

In Alder Stream TWP, on Route 27, just before the bridge over the Dead River to Chain of Ponds TWP. On a grassy road with a tree across it.

Georgia was my friend, a mother, grandmother and a Passamaquoddy tribal elder who spoke their language fluently. When she was older, she built a camp at Alder Stream. She lived there many years, practicing a subsistence lifestyle, lugging water, splitting firewood. She was a hunter and a gatherer, a great teller of stories, an excellent cook, a writer of beautiful letters. She picked and sold fiddleheads in the spring, washing them in the Dead River that runs close by this cache. In August, she picked and sold blueberries. In November she went "tipping" and made lovely double-sided Christmas wreaths to sell, filling her camp with the smell of fir balsam. In the winter, with the wood stove crackling, she wrote letters by candlelight, describing the beauty of the snow softly falling in the dark and quiet woods. She died of cancer in 2006. This cache is a 50 cal ammo can, containing items that I have referred to in the above description, and mostly Native American-themed items, like a dream catcher, a toy canoe, a purse with a Sagajawea coin, etc. There are also a few recipe cards for Georgia's fry bread (TU MAH SIS), cream of fiddlehead soup, and trail pancakes; a sweet grass braid, an ash bookmark, and Livestrong bracelets. FTF may have a Crowesfeat30 geocoin, showing raven and the sun, which you may keep, trade or activate and send traveling; or a pair of sterling silver dreamcatcher earrings. Please try to leave items that reflect the Native American heritage or the woods of northern Maine. Whatever you leave or take, be respectful. Georgia always wanted that. Woliwon! If coming from the south, you may park beside the grassy road on your left or cross the bridge and park on your right. Sarampus Falls picnic area is just before you get there, with an outhouse, picnic tables, grills and a place to fish. After you find the cache, follow the faint trails around the tree across the road and enjoy the grassy patch and the views of the Dead River. Nice place for a picnic, or to fish or just relax. Life is short, don't be in a hurry.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)