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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:01 pm 
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CAM 2020: Deep Creek Lake State Park

You may post your CAM 2020: Deep Creek Lake State Park logs here. No spoilers please! :shhh:
On May 2nd you will be able to officially post your log on geocaching.com.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:20 am 
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CAM 2020: Deep Creek Lake State Park

You may post your CAM 2020: Deep Creek Lake State Park logs here. No spoilers please! :shhh:
On May 2nd you will be able to officially post your log on geocaching.com.
Our second CAM Cache 2/14/20. Rain and snow throughout our trip west but enjoyable caching with the Love of my Life,making memories to last a lifetime and beyond. We found the cache just shy of 7 pm .... can’t believe it was still light out.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:50 am 
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Found 3/14/2020

This was my second stop on my Saturday CAM run. The lot was almost full when I got here and I thought I had found the CAM crowds. As it turned out...it was just a beautiful day and everyone was out. I did pass a few cachers on my way in...but for the most part it was quiet and calm. I love this park and remember a few years back when SirCurly placed a CAM cache in the same park.

I love Deep Creek and always enjoy getting to stop here. The trails were quiet. It took me way longer to find this cache than it should have. I think my idea of scale was off and I simply focused on the wrong area and could not let it go! :-) Took nothing and left a few pathtags.

TFTC!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:44 pm 
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Our geocaching group, Seeker4Life,
Found4Life, 1Grandmama and I left Delaware early on 3/17 to begin our annual CAM trip. We referred to it this year as our first annual social distancing CAM. This was our second day. After staying at a little airbnb on Tuesday night we headed west. After a little Kindness, we traveled to Deep Creek Lake for our second of the day and 9th for CAM. We had run into MiamiMike on the earlier cache and saw him again before setting off. He warned us that it was a bit rocky with switchbacks. We enjoyed the workout and had quite a scramble at the end. (I am not overly coordinated on flat land.) We managed to come up with the cache. We enjoyed checking out the lake view.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:53 pm 
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This was our second attempt at a CAM cache. Last weekend, we went to the cache near oc that was closed for construction. Today's venture took us on a trail where we met up with several cachers, and a park ranger. She was just tooling around the park.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:44 pm 
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CAM#6
03/21
This was our second of two today.
What a fun trail in an especially pretty park. We saw two mountain bikers. Thanks for the warning, they really do fly down that hill!
Thanks for placing this especially nice CAM cache.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:45 pm 
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First day of doing CAM, and it is a week into CAM. The CAM kickoff I was confined to home, as we had Chloe spending the weekend with us. This trip here was a last minute plan after yoursunny reached out to me, asking if we should take some risk, and make the trip. I told him, if he was up for some risk, I'd be willing to go, if he wanted to go. He picked Garret County as the location, as up to this day, there has been no confirmed cases of Corona virus in Garret County.

yoursunny said he'd lower our risk level, by sitting in the back, so I got to play chauffeur all day. Before leaving, I cleaned and wiped the whole inside the car and sprayed it with Lysol. We both brought hand sanitizer , and I brought Lysol wipes and latex gloves if we needed them.

We, at least I did, had a long, fun and exciting day. Met others on the trail, and even did some hiking with Buffalo Bob and J Patton. A big thank you to all of the hiders who not only hide the caches, but maintain them. Everyone kept their 6 plus feet safe distance, even in our selfies.

We all know it's not about the numbers, or is it? Here was our numbers for the day.

0 confirmed corona virus cases in Garret County
0 DNF's
1 Highpoint
1 smallest church in the lower 48 states
2 of my caches we did maintenance on
2 new 2020 CAM caches
6 o'clock AM - left my house
8 o'clock PM - got home
10 other geocachers we ran into
11 finds for me
12 times I've now been to Maryland's Highpoint (and I keep saying I'm not going back)
14 hours on the road
19 finds for yoursunny (as I had already found 8 of them)
23 degrees - the coldest temperature (not counting wind chill)
45 degrees - the warmest temperature
348 feet our lowest elevation
410 miles put on the geo-mobile
1,248 snow flakes
3,360 feet highest elevation
30,198 steps
46,248 tears yoursunny cried coming home, saying it was too much, before he finally fell asleep.

As for this cache, we didn't see any mountain bikes. In fact, yoursunny and I had the trail to ourselves. We did run into Buffalo Bob though, as we found a cache not far from parking.

We got to GZ, and as always, yoursunny goes in one direction....or should I say WRONG direction, and I go in the right direction. As always, I make the find. As always, I'll watch him walk in circles, scratching his head, looking at his phone, and NEVER approaching me, while I stand at GZ. You see. This is what happens when you use the metric system like he does. I found it in 45 seconds, and after watching him for 6 minutes, 33 seconds, I finally called out to him, and said it's over here.

yoursunny come over by me saying, "My phone says 8 meters that way", and points to where he came from. I'm not smart, but even I know 8 meters is about 24 feet, and yoursunny was more like 50 feet away. I show him my phone, and it shows 7 feet. I then explain to him that this is the United States, and everything is done in USCS (United States customary system) which is much better than that SI series he uses. Until he corrects the setting on his phone, he will always have a lot of DNF's.

Everything was fine here.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:16 pm 
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Found 3/26

Started today by leaving my house at 7am to grab the two western CAM caches and redo the Frederick Walkabout. How hard could that be?!

We arrived at parking and were pleased to find a port-a-pot available for use :) After gathering up our needed items, we headed out on what turned into a gorgeous day! I recognized the area as a trail that the family hiked during Park Quest a few years ago. For my PQ friends - the one where we had to take pictures of different nature plants, animals, etc and work with the ranger at the nature center to identify them. I digress. Anyway - we found the cache easily and noted who the hider was - we got a FTF with him on opening day! Enjoyed being socially distant on the trails today. There is pretty scenery in this part of the park!


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Found 3/18
Great weather and midweek; great caching time!
So, Ill head west and enjoy ski country.
They still have snow/ice on some of the slopes!
But no skiers!
Saw a pic of a bear one cacher posted near here.
But today, any self respecting bear is still catching some zzzzzzzzzz.
Sloppy trails down low, drier once you climb a bit.
Dang, I didn't bring my tape measure.
Not even a geotrail yet.
But the leaves haven't grown yet, so not much gps bounce.
Eventually geosense prevails.
I got a TB to drop so I guess I'll go on up to the tower and drop it.
Then take the powerline right of way down.
TFTH & TFTC


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We piled in the van for a day trip to find the CAM 2020 caches in western Maryland. In a normal year, we would have booked an overnight stay, but this has not been a normal year. We brought all of our own food and water, and didn’t make any stops other than to get gas and switch drivers. We found out about the impending “stay at home” order somewhere around Hancock, and were happy we had allowed enough time to get to both CAM caches. Let’s just say we didn’t stop and smell the roses, though.. we came, we cached, and we headed home. DCL was our first stop of the day. This was my second or third time here, and it was quite surreal to see it so empty on such a beautiful day. Made for good social distancing, though. :D We took the short hike on the well-maintained trail, passing a couple of mountain bikers along the way, but no one else. My son was first to arrive at GZ, and made the find for us. All is well here. TNLNSL, hiked back, and got back on the road towards Oakland. I would have liked to have hiked a little bit longer and found a few more caches here, but there’s always next time. TFTC!


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