A new look at one of the North Country's Coldest Cases
Hmm.. I looked up geocaching and now I don't know what to make of this. Wikipedia says it's a sort of treasure hunt type game using GPS coordinates as clues. Can't imagine Maura would have been playing it back then in the pre-smartphone era. Maybe it can be adapted as a means of marking which areas of the woods have been checked and which haven't?
Jim...get on with your life mate
Why don't you want the truth out?
Further to that Jim...the girl was looking to escape for a few days, but all that changed when she crashed the car and was taken. Your obsession with her is somewhat odd. That said, I enjoy the site
I'm tired of seeing this argument. He is trying to help find a missing person, and just because he does not have a pure reason to he is some obsessed guy. Be thankful someone is taking some time outta his day to look into such a cold case.
If she was just getting away for a few days, then why did she leave her room in a state for someone else to find it?
@Bianca Pickett — Yes, please, Bianca. You seem to be the only person in the world who knows for sure what Maura's intentions were when she left campus that day. You also claim to know that she was abducted. So why don't you please fill us in on all the specifics?
Ha. She won't. People come to this blog all the time and claim they know certain things, but then they never back it up with evidence. I 100% guarantee you that Bianca Pickett has no more information that the rest of us do.
Mrs. Wolfman, I mean Bianca, nice try....
If MM did survive the night, make it to lodging, and go on hiking excursions it is possible she engaged in Geocaching as many do, for fun and to have an additional goal on a hike. If she did Geocache, then her signature could be on a log in one of the cache containers, or possibly the signature of an accomplice or someone known to the investigation could be on a log in the date ranges in question and who knows where it could lead. I'm surprised y'all have not thought of this by now. Geocaching began in 2000 according to Wikipedia. Also according to Wikipedia, "By 2000 Garmin had sold three million GPS devices, and was producing 50 different models. Its products were sold in 100 countries and carried by 2,500 independent distributors." She certainly had the opportunity to have an affordable, easily attainable GPS unit for Geocaching by 2004. It was a craze for hikers while personal GPS was heating up and I too engaged in it. I'm sure there were methods of caching without a personal GPS unit also.
Seems a little off that with the giant mess Maura's life had become she was secretly involved in this highly-organized "nerdy" type pursuit. She seemed more into partying than scouting GPS coordinates with technology that - while available - was by no means commonplace at the time.
Get Lost and get a life
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Perhaps it would be worth while to see what groups are involved in geocaching in that area and make contact with them first. Find out if they keep records and would have copies of logs from that far back. It seems unlikely there would be a log from 2004 in a coffee tin buried in the woods. just my thoughts.
I used to know people who did geocaching. You would follow the coordinates and you would find a hidden box or whatever with trinkets inside,stuff like that. I'm sure if Maura did geocaching, whatever she was looking for is long gone,probably picked up years ago by another geocacher.
I am an avid Geocacher... however... in 2000 there was also and still is Waypointing and Orienteering... I feel you on this. Great lead.