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  1. Just wanted to start a thread for out eastern NY cahers to chat, plan, etc from. I myself am from the capital region and that is where I do most of my caching at. I got to attend my first event recently and the few that stayed till I was able to get off work were awesome people to meet and chat with till the wee hours of the morning. I look forward to many more events and maybe hosting a few myself.

    Hello. I just happened to peek in the forum today. Most of us are sadly on Faceplant these days. You can look for local groups there at New York Capital Region Geocachers, Glens Falls and Surrounding Areas Geocachers, Blue Line Geocachers. Or, try geocachingny.org, which is not very active, due to Faceplant. We have a monthly breakfast meeting on the second Sunday of the month at 8am. The location moves around the local area.

    We just had a group snowshoe hike to GCPYGD overlooking Lake George.

    There is an upcoming winter event in Lake Pleasant, NY in a couple of weeks. GC4YBEQ


    Hope to see fresh faces there.

    GPS Guy

  2. Kobi has been caching with me since he came into the family over 9 years ago. He's a regular at our geo events around upstate NY. Lucky him, and me. He gets to go with me almost everywhere.


    I just entered him in a photo contest. Please follow the link and "like" his photo, in order to vote. Thanks!

    Vote For Kobi HERE, Please.




    Just another day or so left to vote for Kobi on FB. VOTE


    Shameless. :laughing:

  3. I've taken a caching hiatus since the summer, but this something that may drag me out of it.

    Everything but the camp out interests me. Gonna have to research local lodging in the area, unless you can suggest good areas nearby for lodging.

    Note: I have slept in 2 Ice Hotels in Scandanavia in extreme cold before, so I KNOW I want a warm bed for this one! Lol.


    Oh, c'mon! Those were ice beds, and this is snow. It is so much warmer, especially if you dig all the way to the ground. :P

    I have stayed at the Shamrock Motel, and the Adirondack Hotel. Both were fine for me, except they both had four walls.





  4. Has anyone had their dog chew on their GPSr?

    Yes. I used to throw my Garmin 76S down the trail so Geo Kobi could run after it and retrieve it. He would grip it by the edges for the most part, but I would take it back if he put a tooth on the screen. It still works great. I still use it when I set up a new cache, as it will average a waypoint, unlike the Colorado I upgraded to. On those occasions, I will still give it a toss for Kobi.




    He manages to sniff out the occasional cache, even without a GPSr.

  5. Winter caching is great! Just go after winter friendly caches, and enjoy being out there. We just attended a winter event in Long Lake, NY. The hosts put out about 29 new caches. Everyone was out there on foot, snowshoes, skis, and snowmobiles caching away. A great time all weekend. One of the cachers lost his 60csx on the trail. The rangers saw his note in the trail register, and went in with a metal detector and found it in 2 feet of snow.

    Oh yeah. Tonight, Long Lake will go to 27 degrees below zero. Brrr.

  6. A few friends and I have discussed caching with our sleds, but it is hard to know which caches are both winter and snowmobile friendly. While searching the Forum for this, I only found one TOPIC in Canada. So, I thought I'd open it up to everyone. (Everyone who gets snow, that is.) :huh:

    If you own a sled/winter friendly cache, that is on or near a sled trail, can you please set the attributes to show the snowmobile/snow icons? And any other attributes that apply, for that matter. This will help us get a usable pocket query.


  7. Much of IP's holdings in NY have had conservation and recreation easements sold to NYS DEC. LINK

    There should be public access allowed to portions of the land, but be careful. There are still leases held by hunt clubs, etc. that would restrict access. NYS DEC Link

    You'll need to do some digging. I would first try the contact info on the trail, as Trucker Lee said. Good luck.

  8. Well, the other members of our group have described our adventures in detail so I will just get to the part where I speculate on the cause of the crash.


    My opinion is that this was not a real crash site and that it is a hoax by GPS Guy. My reasoning is as follows:

    1. This “crash” site was too easy to get to. I find it hard to believe that the plane conveniently crashed on a snowmobile trail. Real crash sites, such as “Air Crash 3” are always hard to get to.

    2. We know that GPS Guy has a fixation with plane crashes and has probably been bringing home parts from crash sites or buying wreckage through EBAY (see category “Aircraft” subcategory “Wreckage”)

    3. GPS Guy’s wife got tired of tripping over aircraft wreckage in the basement and told him to get rid of that junk.

    4. GPS Guy put all of the wreckage out for garbage collection, but found out that aircraft wreckage is on the “Do Not Take” list.

    5. GPS Guy’s wife says “I don’t care how you get rid of this junk, just get rid of it!"

    6. GPS Guy comes up with a brilliant idea. Using his snowmobile, he hauls all of the wreckage up to the mountain and dumps it there. Because some of it (the engine, wings, etc.) is very heavy, he just dumps it right along the trail.

    7. GPS Guy then decides to set up a virtual cache so he can have some fun luring suckers to his “crash” site.

    8. As proof of this, I intend to check all of the serial numbers from the wreckage parts. I am certain that this will show that the parts came from various aircraft, not just from a singe plane.


    B) HaaHaa!! Well, now that I've picked myself up from under my desk, and finished clearing out the cellar, I wanted to congratulate you all on your fine hike together. I'm glad you saw what a nice patch of woods that is. Thanks for all the pictures. Well done!

  9. It's a bit of a hoof from there to the trailhead and you have to walk on the shoulder of 23A for a ways. I just wish they allowed parking on Malden Ave like they used to. Kind of stupid if you ask me.


    I see what you mean. This interactive DEC map shows the area we speak of. Wouldn't it be nice if they put in a cable bridge across the creek there.



  10. Gathering is STILL at Platte Clove Mountain Road trailhead parking. We will determine where the parking will be at the end of the trail. Most likely near 23A.


    I don't know if things have changed, but parking at the north end of the LP on 23A has been problematic for many years. There are no parking signs along the local road where the long path comes out of the woods and no parking allowed on 23A in that area.



    I have seen a DEC Trailhead parking area near either 42 10.584, 74 01.822, or perhaps 42 10.543, 74 01.652. It is on the north side of 23A heading out of Palenville. I've assumed that this area serves the trails up South Mountain.

  11. I'd like to suggest a bushwhack on the way in to save some distance and avoid the north and east section of snowmobile trail, which I have found to be quite muddy. Try this: When you climb to the saddle at 2970 feet SE of the peak, turn left and bushwhack to Aircrash 1. That should save your socks from getting wet for a while.

    Also, between Aircrash 1 and the south trail to the summit, you will find large quantities of nettles on the trail. Long pants may be useful in that area.

    Have a great time!



  12. I gather that DEC wants to reduce the pressure on the High Peaks Region by discouraging use of all types, and encouraging use in less visited areas.

    Isn't it ironic that nature loving 46rs could be considered part of the problem by virtue of their participating in a "numbers run". :lol: Aren't there some serial 46rs who have done it repeatedly, by season, nighttime, barefoot, etc?

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