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You have reached the homepage of the Michigan Geocaching Organization (MiGO). The purpose of our organization is to promote the sport of Geocaching in Michigan via improved communications and to provide information to the public about our activities and the sport of geocaching. Please spend some time on our site. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or visit www.geocaching.com for more details.
Join MiGO Today!
Our free membership gives you many benefits. MiGO is one of the oldest
and most respected Geocaching organizations in the country. Since our
inception in April, 2002 we have grown both in size and stature. In
2007 we were granted an organizational land use permit by the Michigan
DNR. This permit is paid annually by MiGO and enables all our members
to place caches on permitted DNR lands at no fee. This is just one of
the many benefits of your free membership. You'll also become part of a
local and tight-knit Geocaching community with an active interest in
caching in our state. Our forums are very active and are a great place
to meet cachers and learn.
The UP chapter of the Michigan Geocaching Organization is proud to host this year's MiGO Fall Fun Day at the DNR Pocket Park/UP State Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
The coordinates N 45° 45.678 W 087° 04.872 will take you to the door of the pocket park building. Please enter the building to sign in. We’ll provide information at check-in including the locations of new and existing geocaches in the area. We anticipate having the ability to load the new caches onto your GPS, but bring your download cord.
We will have the entire pocket park to ourselves, including the building so we’ll have shelter in case of inclement weather. The pond will still be stocked with fish so kids are welcome to bring bait and poles to catch (and release) bluegills.
We will have some organized games for those who wish to participate such as a UP themed scavenger hunt, a most extreme geocacher experience, and geocacher bingo. Naturally, we plan to hide numerous permanent caches especially for the event so you may wish to cache in the area for part of the afternoon. For those who prefer to visit, swap stories, or trade pathtags, there are plenty of picnic tables outside and tables and chairs inside to relax and spin a yarn. You may wish to bring your own chair, however, since we hope we’ll have more people than benches!
We are having a pathtag developed for the event. We anticipate having enough so each team will receive one.
The pathtag reflects our "Most Extreme Geocacher" theme. One of our planned activities to kick off the event (1-2 pm) will be dodging paintballs to retrieve an ammo can or something from an ammo can. Protective gear will be provided to anyone who wants to volunteer to run the gauntlet, so to speak. Only experienced paintballers will be handling the paintball guns to ensure safety. There will be barricades/obstacles to hide behind so it won't be a turkey shoot either. This should be really fun for participants and spectators alike.
We will have a prize table. Feel free to donate a prize. Each participant will receive a raffle ticket and you can earn more through participation in any of the games.
There will be a pot luck meal and we ask that each caching team bring a dish to pass. MiGO will provide the brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, and buns. Bring your preferred non-alcoholic beverage to keep this a family oriented event.
The meal will be somewhere around 4:30-5:00 PM. We’ll take a group picture around meal time and will draw for prizes and announce game winners after we eat.