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MAGPI Power Trail

Postby wvhunter on Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:54 am

A few of us have talked recently about putting together a MAGPI Power Trail come springtime.
X number of miles with a cache every quarter mile or so.

Some general ideas are:

Caches:
1. Any and all MAGPI members can create and submit a cache for the trail.
2. No micros unless the micro is used in a unique/special/entertaining manner/container.
3. All caches designed to last. Large logbooks, solid containers, anchors, etc. (We don’t want to be spending all our time maintaining them and we certainly don’t want them to grow legs and wander off.)

Location:
1. One idea was the old rail trail going from Douglas, WV to Hendricks, WV near Blackwater Falls.
2. 3dogs mentioned another trail but I forget where.

Ownership:
Do we want to:
1. Create a new MAGPI account on geocaching.com to own the caches. (The cache creator will still have their name listed on the cache page.)
2. Have the creator of each cache submit the cache in their own cache name.
3. Have the caches submitted by me. (I do plan on working with others to create the cache pages themselves.)

Well? ideas? Volunteers?
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Re: MAGPI Power Trail

Postby Colecops on Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:33 pm

I'm game saying I have the day/night off to go caching. I have some containers around here that are needing to be placed.
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Re: MAGPI Power Trail

Postby Rock_Rat on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:57 am

wvhunter wrote:2. 3dogs mentioned another trail but I forget where.


As I remember it the discussion included the scenic highway. Also, I think it's time we created a MAGPI user on gc.com. We've done several group oriented caches and events now.
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Re: MAGPI Power Trail

Postby BobnLinda on Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:36 am

The 2nd location was the West Fork Rail Trail from Glady to Durbin.
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Re: MAGPI Power Trail

Postby wvhunter on Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:16 am

UPDATE 12/29/11:

Caches:
1. Any and all MAGPI members can create and submit a cache for the trail.
2. No micros unless the micro is used in a unique/special/entertaining manner/container.
3. All caches designed to last. Large logbooks, solid containers, anchors, etc. (We don’t want to be spending all our time maintaining them and we certainly don’t want them to grow legs and wander off.)

Location:
1. One idea was the old rail trail going from Douglas, WV to Hendricks, WV near Blackwater Falls.
2. West Fork Rail Trail from Glady to Durbin. :new:
3. Some scenic highway. I'll pull out my book and check out a few. :new:

Ownership:
Do we want to:
1. Create a new MAGPI account on geocaching.com to own the caches. First choice. :new:
2. Have the creator of each cache submit the cache in their own cache name.
3. Have the caches submitted by me.
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Re: MAGPI Power Trail

Postby Jeff_toughsearch on Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:20 am

I am definitely interest in helping in anyway needed and have an idea for a cache or two! As to where it makes no difference to me lol. I really do like the idea of the bigger containers that can hold a larger log and a fair amount of swag.
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Re: MAGPI Power Trail

Postby 3_dogs on Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:44 pm

I'm of the opinion that ammo cans are acceptable containers.

West Fork Rail Trail runs from Wildell to Durbin.

Other routes could be:

North Fork Mountain Trail. Already has a couple caches, but we can work around that. Problem: 24 mile trail with no water.

A section of the Allegheny Trail. Evenwood to Dry Fork: has a few caches, but we can work around that. Bemis to Cheat Bridge: Someone might hunt us down and murder our group. Blackwater Falls SP to Canaan Valley SP: Route of the "Walk between the Parks", 8 miles long. I don't think there are any caches along the way. Very nice walk.

Allegheny Mountain Trail to Little Allegheny Mountain Trail: Long combination of trails from Spruce Knob to the mouth of White's Run. It's a long hike. Probably a 2 day trip. The ghosts of the cachers attempting the power trail may come back to haunt us. If we're gonna do this route we might was well start from the parking lot at Spruce Knob tower.

Maybe we can work out a loop of trails in the Spruce Knob area. There are several trailheads along Gandy Creek.
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Re: MAGPI Power Trail

Postby Rock_Rat on Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:53 pm

I like the idea of a two day power trail. Since when Haas MAGPI done anything small.
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Re: MAGPI Power Trail

Postby Groggamer on Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:44 pm

Great idea and I like the no micro idea.

I already have 3 along the Douglas to Hendricks route but would be interested in contributing anywhere you guys decide.
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Re: MAGPI Power Trail

Postby wvhunter on Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:08 pm

Time to revisit this thread.

Yesterday 3_dogs and I were in the Stonecoal Lake WMA.
After he took me to look at a couple possible cache locations we took a look at the map for the entire area.

Just in the parts of the WMA marked as Areas 1-21, there are a LOT of trails/roads suitable for caches!
Check out this MAP, (in .pdf format), of the areas we are talking about.

So if you want to participate. Here is your chance to get as creative as you want.
The more unusual the cache the better.

Roll call!

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To refresh/update:

Caches:
1. Any and all MAGPI members can create and submit a cache for the trail.
2. No micros unless the micro is used in a unique/special/entertaining manner/container.
3. All caches designed to last. Large logbooks, solid containers, anchors, etc. (We don’t want to be spending all our time maintaining them and we certainly don’t want them to grow legs and wander off.)

Location:
Stonecoal Lake WMA

Ownership:
Do we want to:
1. Create a new MAGPI account on geocaching.com to own the caches. (The cache creator will still have their name listed on the cache page.)
We do have an gc.com account under the name: M.A.G.P.I.
2. Have the creator of each cache submit the cache in their own cache name.
3. Have the caches submitted by me. (I do plan on working with others to create the cache pages themselves.)
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