The Mid-Winter Geocaching Get-Together 2010 will follow the same theme as the previous three years. An event in the middle of the Adirondack Mountains, in the middle of the Winter where geocachers from all over the North East get together to geocacache, visit with geocaching friends, make new friends, share stories, trade geocoins and signature items, and just plain ol' have fun in the snow. This years event will be the first year the event will be hosted under the BlueLine Geocachers.
We are working hard to set many geocaches in the area of all types of difficulty and terrain ratings for all to enjoy. Most of all the caches will sit in the queue and go active just before the event so geocachers have the fun of possible FTFs the weekend of the event.
To see the list of sponsors, information on accomodations in the Long Lake area, equipment rentals,weather conditions, directions, etc. please don't hesitate to contact GeoLobo
or you can check the BlueLine Geocachers Event Page here
This is an interim listing, in order to get the information out early enough so those geocachers who wish to come up earlier than the event date can make accomodation arrangements.
The following info will not change:
What: The 4th Annual Mid-Winter Geocaching Get-Together.
When: February 27th, 2010
Where: Long Lake Town Hall / Fire Hall (N 43° 58.352 W 074° 25.215)
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 PM
Lunch: 12:30 PM
Lunch will be catered and more details on this to come. More info can be found here
February can be a month of much snow. If you have snowshoes or cross-country skies - do bring them (Not needed - but will help). Long Lake is also a great place to snowmobile. Many of the caches will be accessible via a snowmobile. If you own a snowmobile, do bring it.
Those of you who have never attended the Mid-Winter event, see the following links for previous events:
Mid-Winter GeoCaching Get-Together 2009
Mid-Winter GeoCaching Get-Together 2008
Mid-Winter GeoCaching Get-Together 2007
As in the past, many geocachers choose to come up on the Friday before the event and some choose to stay until the Sunday after the event. If you are interested in accomodations for the Long Lake Area, please visit this link
Contact GeoLobo if your interested in accomodations that are pet friendly.
If you make a reservation, please post on the forums and the event page where you will be staying (Hotel/Motel) so others who are interested in knowing will know. Thanks
This is officially a one day event. You are not required to get accomodations. Please feel free to come up Saturday morning the day of the event and stay for just the day if you like.
NOTE: There will also be a Door Prize drawing (Free) just like last years. Everyone will get a ticket and we will pull tickets from a hat until all the donated prizes are gone.
However, In addition to the door prizes, we are going to have three contests as well. With three prizes for each contest.
1.) Geocache Container Contest
2.) Geocaching Photo Contest
3.) Kids Draw & Color Signal the Frog Contest
Submissions for both contests will be accepted until 12:00 noon.
Geocache Container Contest.
Bring a geocache to the event to be judged by the viewing audience (event attendees).
Here are the categories:
- Best Overall
- Most Creative
- Best Craftsmanship
You can enter more than one geocache container. But, you can only enter one geocache container per category.
The cache needs to be constructed in such a way that it could actually be placed as a cache (must be able to stand up to the elements without falling apart or leaking).
It must contain a log book and should be given a cache name (written on the log book).
When you check in and enter your cache container , you will be assigned a number.
This number will be written on the first page of the log.
One voting slip will be handed to each person when they check in.
When you vote, you will use the number on the first page of the log to indicate which cache you are voting for. Write this number next to the category on your slip.
Geocachers can vote on their own containers.
All containers are the sole property of the geocachers who submitted them. Please take them back home with you after the contest unless you want to contribute them to the Blueline Geocachers.
Geocaching Photo Contest.
Each year, the event displays photoboards of photos of geocachers. In the past, we have asked the geocachers to mail us their photos and we displayed them on the board for the event. This year, we are asking the geocachers to bring the photos to the event to be entered into the geocaching photo contest.
Here are the categories:
- Most Embarrassing
- Best Photography
You can enter more than one photo, but you can only enter one photo per category.
The photos must be a legitament photo you have taken on the trail during your geocaching adventures.
The photo must include geocacher(s) or geocache in the photo.
All photos submitted become property of the Blueline Geocachers for future event boards.
Photos can be printed or processed in any manner you see fit. All photos must be no larger than 4 X 6
When you check in at the start of the event, you will enter your photo then. You will be assigned a number for each photo, for each category you submit too.
Voting slips will be handed to each person/geocacher at the time of check in.
Geocachers can vote on their own photos. Again, this is an interim listing. Many more details to come. Please check back often. As in the past, there will be plenty of geocaches in the area.
Hope to see you here in Long Lake!
Kids Draw & Color "Signal the Frog" Contest.
All the material needed for this contest will be provided at the event. There will be 3 age groups judged.
8 and Under
9 - 12
13 - 16
This will be a timed event. 1/2 Hour.
Draw a picture of Signal the Frog and Color him with the materials provided you at the event. Do not bring any drawing or coloring materials with you, and do not bring a finished product to the event. The picture must be drawn and colored at the event. The contest will occur either during the Lunch period or immediately thereafter (still being determined)
Adirondack Acres Weather Cam
Additional Information about the catered lunch, sponsors, and accomodations can be found here
Don't forget to check out the other events happening in the area on the same weekend, hosted by other members of the Blueline Geocachers Association.