The 5th Annual Mid-Winter Geocaching Get-Together.
The Mid-Winter Geocaching Get-Together 2011 will follow the same theme as the previous four 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 second 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 5th Annual Mid-Winter Geocaching Get-Together.
When: February 26th, 2011
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 (it is not mandatory, lunch is optional) 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 2010
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.
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.
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.
2011 Mid-Winter Meet and Greet
Mid-Winter Geo Survival Campout 2011
2011 Mid-Winter Flash Mob Event
There is now cell phone coverage in Long Lake for AT&T subscribers. Hopefully by the event date, Verison will be working. These are the only two carriers offering service from the tower in Long Lake.
The Town of Long Lake has an unofficial geocache. If you complete it, you can earn a Town of Long Lake Geocoin (two Black Bears on the front). It is not trackable, but it is a very nice coin. The info can be found here: