Spring 2005 Get-together Southwest Region
Posted 07 November 2004 - 09:32 AM
Start a new topic so it doesn't get lost with the other discussions. This all started because of the post in the New Mexico-Colorado Discussion. I have proposed we meet in Santa Fe and work the abandoned D&RG narrow gauge railroad heading north to Alamosa. Others can suggest other meeting locations.
Seems like someone in this forum is located in Santa Fe. Probably can find rates for a motel. I'll be in my RV. Campground on SW side and another NW. Think there are somemore towards Taos. Should we list this as a cache event, but only for parties interested in BMs?
Posted 07 November 2004 - 03:52 PM
To make it easier I think we can supply our own lodging near as well.
But if a Local gets a good discount I won't pass it up.
Like many of the Benchmark events I have been to very few are really interested but all are welcome to be a part of this as well,maybe a few more are starting to ca t che on.
Maybe a little publicity here starting now will be good too.
The one down south at Big Hatchet went no where so far.
Imagine I drove 1200 miles one way to get a picture to put on the site and haven't heard much since.
I must admit though I planned it in a trip,we had to make anyway so my multi tasking mind got several things accomplished at once,like always.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 08:24 AM
I will be glad to start looking into hosting the event.
I have worked on a few out of state events before.
That date looks ok to me so far.
Just got back from SW New Mexico,and had an Enchanted visit as always,I do have friends in SW New Mexico as well,I told them about what we are planning but they are super busy and occasionally hunt BM's,with me,but will be glad to help us as well.
We got a real neat one called,
STARVATION ROAD PROJECT
BUT WAS FAR FROM STARVED
MARY E. NUNN CATTLEGUARD
Posted 03 December 2004 - 06:26 AM
I have been trying to get ahold of my Old Friend in Albuquerque.
He was one of the chainman on some of the New Mexico/Arizona/Colorado crew.
I think he would be interested just for posterty.He is not a GEO*Benchmarker but has plenty of History stored we could get out of him.
I will keep us updated as soon as new news is available.
I think that we should pick a place not right in Sante Fe,but one of the smaller places North or NW,It would be cheaper for us.
There are a number of places in the Sante Fe National Forest,Pecos Wilderness or Carson National Forest.
These are just a few options,please feel free to add your's.
Posted 05 December 2004 - 09:01 AM
Charles,GEO*Trailblazer 1,We are in the process of trying doing a BENCHMARK EVENT I.Lilke the Original,
In Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.
We are planning this for around Memorial Day 2005.
I have one cache in New Mexico approved by you and this is the reason I am contacting you.
I just wanted to ask first before submitting the Cache form to see if there would be any issues for me Hosting the event.
I have several friends in that area and am in the process of contacting others in the area for their local input.
I have done Events out of State and am aware of all the work involved.
Thanks for reading this and I hope you will respond.
Posted 07 December 2004 - 07:35 AM
CP in another topic said:
JBAndersen Sep 27 said:
EDIT: With a little more researching, located BMs (and caches) along US 64 (and abandoned RR) in the Cimarron Canyon State Park area, between Raton and Taos. Most of these marks were placed in 1934 and have not been FOUND since.
This post has been edited by Colorado Papa: 07 December 2004 - 08:18 AM
Posted 08 December 2004 - 06:53 AM
Thanks for the links.
I guess now we should determine our P.O.B.
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CO Admin forwarded your email to me, since this is part of my review area. I don't see any problems with your proposed event, as described in the forums.
If I could make one suggestion though, the first part of your cache page should describe WHAT the event is about. I only say this because I was a bit confused by the other events you provided links to. I'm not a benchmark hunter, so maybe that's my problem. You might want to consider making this event into an "introduction to benchmarking". You just might get some cachers to attend that have always been curious about benchmarking, but didn't know how to start on their own. Just a suggestion, it's your event.
When you get within 3 months of the event date, feel free to submit it as a cache event and I'll review it.
Posted 08 December 2004 - 10:51 AM
Details are at: http://www.geocities...lassic_tan.html
This post has been edited by Boldly Broken: 08 December 2004 - 10:52 AM
Posted 10 December 2004 - 03:12 PM
Posted 28 January 2005 - 07:08 AM
This is where is should have posted about moving the date to June 11 Closer to the Lewis and Clark Signature Event.
Posted 05 February 2005 - 12:33 PM
Posted 06 February 2005 - 08:11 AM
Colorado Papa, on Feb 5 2005, 02:19 PM, said:
Great, it will give me a chance to learn Benchmark hunting from the master. I'll let you know how my plans go once I get back to the US.
Posted 14 February 2005 - 03:59 PM
Posted 29 March 2005 - 02:02 AM
I'll keep monitoring this post though and see what you others are going to do.
Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:26 PM
Sorry to hear campgrounds booked up... I didn't do any reservations either. So we'll meet where possible, before or after to be determined.
Now who was it that was willing to climb up the butte with me to find that benchmark near Walsenburg, CO?
Posted 08 April 2005 - 01:56 PM
Colorado Papa, on Mar 30 2005, 08:26 PM, said:
When are you going to climb it? I might be back and ready to get back out hiking. Walsenburg is just down the road for me.
Posted 08 April 2005 - 02:16 PM
Explorer99, on Apr 8 2005, 02:56 PM, said:
I was thinking of doing it as we were heading down to New Mexico for the Chili Line get-together sometime around Memorial Day. However, I probably can make it earlier if you want. It's about 85 miles south of me and with getting only 7 MPG, would like to combine trip with other activities.