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
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
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
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
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
Geocache Container Contest.
Bring a geocache to the event to be judged by the viewing audience
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
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
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
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
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)
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