At the Stratton-Eustis Community Building (the village of Stratton in the town of Eustis), Main Street, on the left if heading north, 9/28/2019 from 7:00 AM to approximately 8:00 PM.
The Twelfth Annual "Get Useless In Eustis" event (GUIE 12 or GUIE XII) will be held on Saturday, Sepetmber 28, 2019 in Eustis, Maine. The Community Building (coords are for there) has been reserved for that day and the doors will open at 7:00 AM. If all goes well, we plan to serve breakfast: pancakes, bacon, sausage. There will also be coffee, cocoa, juice, milk, cereal and doughnuts plus anything else anyone cares to donate (bringing something is optional). Food will be on a "as long as it lasts" basis. At 8:00 AM any new geocaches will be published. We expect to have numerous new caches published that morning. The building will be open all day for hot coffee, restrooms, a place to meet friends, get warm and talk. A potluck dinner will be held at 5:00 PM. The building has two restrooms, a large completely equipped kitchen, two refrigerators, two ovens, a stage, lots of tables and chairs. There will be a registration table. No alcoholic beverages or dogs are allowed in the building.
The large group site # 1 has been reserved at Cathedral Pines Campgorund, directly across the street from the main campground and about four miles north of the Community Building. This means you may camp for free Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Or you may reserve and pay for your own private site in the main campground by calling 207-246-3491. The group site has a fireplace, picnic tables and an outhouse but you may also use any of the facilities at the main campground: hot showers, flush toilets, rec room, playground and a swim beach. You can also rent canoes and kayaks there. If you pay $10.00 at the office, you will get a card that allows you access when the gates are locked. The $10.00 is refundable if you turn the card in at the office when you leave. Alcoholic beverages and dogs ARE allowed here. The weather can be cold so plan accordingly. The traditional post event campfire will be held PJ Prebs just a shortways past the campground. All cachers are welcome to attend, camping or not. Not into camping? We have four motels and two B&Bs. Please reserve early.
Saturday evening the potluck dinner will start at 5:00 PM. Please bring something to share: meat, casseroles, soups, stews, desserts. Crockpots are great for cooking or warming what you bring, anything to fill up hungry cachers who have spent the day in the woods. If you can't bring something from home, you can cook here or bring big jugs of iced tea, soft drinks or pick up a hot pizza or two. Please don't bring snacks, we don't have room to put them out and they don't fit the menu.
We always need help setting up the tables either the evening before or just before breakfast, depending on when we can get in the building. And help is especially appreciated cleaning up the building after the event and putting away the tables and chairs.
In Eustis you can cache, kayak, hike, climb mountains, complete one of the Eustis Cache Challenges (this may be the last year to do that), drive dirt logging roads, enjoy the foliage or do the Tim Pond power run or the geoart caches. And don't forget to drive up Quill Hill for a great view (there is a $10.00 charge per car). So come and visit this beautiful area, meet old friends, make new ones, just have fun. Any questions please contact PJPreb or one of the other Friends of GUIE through geocaching.com