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MiGO Fall Fun Day 2012
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Monday, 23 July 2012

MiGO Fall Fun Day 2012 (GC3QNRA)

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.

FFD 2012 Pathtag

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.


Prizes:
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.

Food:
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.

Lodging:
Click here for area hotel and camping information.

The Delta Area Geocachers will be sponsoring a Friday evening Meet & Greet/weenie & s'more roast held at the pocket park for anyone arriving early.

Also a CITO event on Saturday morning to round out events.

A Flash Mob event has been added for Saturday morning.

DAGEO has been critical to planning this event and pathtag development. Thank you, DAGEO!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 October 2012 )
 
2012 Detroit River Days Festival
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Thousands of Detroiters and visitors are invited to kick off summer on the Detroit International Riverfront with the return of the 2012 Detroit River Days Festival, one of the most highly anticipated summertime events happening June 22-24, 2012. The three-day festival, presented by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, features diverse and family-friendly programming with favorites like the tall ships, towering sand sculptures, eco-friendly kids’ activities and more all celebrating Detroit’s maritime, ecological and culinary culture, as well as live concerts with performances by local, national and international musicians. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is excited to announce that the Department of Natural Resources is celebrating its Official Kickoff to Summer at Milliken State Park during the Detroit River Days festival.

MiGO will be there with a booth on Saturday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  You can find us on the map at area 21.  Also the coordinates N42° 19.984 W083° 01.583 should get you close.

Click here for Festival Information

2012 Detroit River Days Festival Map

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Last Updated ( Friday, 22 June 2012 )
 
MiGO CITO Contest
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Thursday, 26 April 2012

With the spring and summer event season upon us here in Michigan, the MiGO Board of Directors is proud to announce a challenge/contest for all geocachers.

In keeping with our mission statement of promoting the sport of geocaching, the appreciation of the outdoors and good environmental stewardship, we’re challenging you to participate in at least one “Cache In Trash Out” (CITO) event this year and “Continue the Mission”

Follow the link MiGO CITO Contest to find out more information on a contest where you could win a pathtag for attending a CITO event here in Michigan.

Note: You must be a registered MiGO member to participate. 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2012 )
 
MiGO member nominated for Geocaching.com Geocacher of the Month
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Sunday, 15 April 2012

MiGO member Gsix5666 was named one of the three nominees for March Geocacher of the Month.

Go to the following link and leave a comment for Glenn by April 20, 2012.

  March Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees

Gsix5666
Nominated by BSW2010, “Glenn is one of the best cachers in our area and contributes a lot to the geocaching community. He hosts an event every year on New Year’s Day. This proud Silver Level EarthCashe Master puts a lot of thought and effort into every cache he hides. Glenn keeps us plenty busy and is willing to help with any of his hides.”

 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 April 2012 )
 
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