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Events and Rides => Shows and Special Events => Topic started by: Mike Reynolds on February 26, 2019, 04:45:23 PM

Title: 2nd Annual PV4 Waterfall Adventure 6/1-6/2/19
Post by: Mike Reynolds on February 26, 2019, 04:45:23 PM
DAY 1

First meet up point will be at 9:00 Saturday morning at
the Newport Irving (18 Moosehead Trail, Newport, ME 04953)
Please be fueled and ready to roll at 9:15

2nd meet point will be at 11:00 at
Rumford Circle K
5 Bridge St, Rumford, ME 04276
We will park across the street at
J. Eugene Boivin Park to view the Rumford Falls. Please be ready for a driver's meeting at 11:15

We will then head north to Coos Canyon and have lunch there. We plan to leave there about 12:30 and head to Angel Falls, Height of Land, Smalls Falls, Chandler Mill Falls, New Portland Wire Bridge, then stop at Tranten's Store in Kingfield then to Cathedral Pines Camground. Hoping to arrive at the campground by 6:30.

Angel Falls will require a hike of over a mile round trip and will include some stream crossings that may result in wet feet. Those who do not want to make that hike can hang out in the parking area. The other stops on day 1 will not involve hiking.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual PV4 Waterfall Adventure 6/1-6/2/19
Post by: Mike Reynolds on February 26, 2019, 04:46:16 PM
Day 2

Please be full of gas and ready to leave the campground at 8:30. We will try to make our way northeast to Grand Falls. After Grand Falls we will head back to Flagstaff area for Long Falls then to Pleasant Ridge for lunch on Wyman Lake, then Houston Brook Falls, then stop at Bingham General Store, Wyman Dam, then head north to Moxie Falls. There may be more after depending on time. The waterfalls on day 2 will involve some hiking.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual PV4 Waterfall Adventure 6/1-6/2/19
Post by: Mike Reynolds on February 27, 2019, 03:15:27 PM
So we have 2 group sections reserved at Cathedral Pines Campground. The price was only about $70 which will be divided by however many people camp. Can't beat that!
Title: Re: 2nd Annual PV4 Waterfall Adventure 6/1-6/2/19
Post by: rockman on March 03, 2019, 08:37:54 AM
I've been to Grand Falls many times in my younger years and would like to go back. Apparently an access was sold and closed to the public so I haven't figured out how to get there but haven't actually tried.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual PV4 Waterfall Adventure 6/1-6/2/19
Post by: Mike Reynolds on March 03, 2019, 09:03:14 AM
I've been to Grand Falls many times in my younger years and would like to go back. Apparently an access was sold and closed to the public so I haven't figured out how to get there but haven't actually tried.

Ya it's gated but it's not posted. There's a parking area by the gate so we hiked in to the falls. There are a lot of hiking trails in that area.
Title: Re: 2nd Annual PV4 Waterfall Adventure 6/1-6/2/19
Post by: rockman on March 04, 2019, 07:34:10 PM
Funny story about Grand Falls. Years ago we drove in from the West Forks with 7 guys in my 68 2wd Chevy pickup. Just before the falls we had to drive through the Dead River to get there. I apparently stepped on the clutch while in the river and sand filled the gap between the clutch plates and the truck wouldn't move. The guys pushed me out and we had to adjust the clutch so the disks would spread and let the sand out. The next year I went back with a 70 Blazer and did the same exact thing. Some people don't learn. :nuts:
Title: Re: 2nd Annual PV4 Waterfall Adventure 6/1-6/2/19
Post by: NoisyCricket on March 05, 2019, 04:25:22 PM
Isn't that the definition of insane?  Expecting the another Chevy to do something the first one couldn't?