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MiGO Fall Fun Day 2011
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Sunday, 07 August 2011

MiGO Fall Fun Day 2011 (GC3204X)

The southeast chapter of the Michigan Geocaching Organization is proud to host this year's MiGO Fall Fun Day at Proud Lake Recreation Area on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Proud Lake Recreation Area is 4700 acres in size and offers a wide range of activities and facilities including fishing, hunting, and paddling (canoe and kayak rentals are available); hiking, mountain biking, and bridle trails; cabins, lodges, and modern campsites; and of course geocaching. The office is located at 3500 Wixom Road, Commerce Township, MI 48382 (map/directions).  A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Proud Lake Recreation Area.  MiGO is NOT responsible for providing one.

Registration:
There is no registration fee. Attendance and associated acitvities are free. MiGO requests that you post a Will Attend log on the geocaching.com event page with the number of people that you plan on attending with. (By posting a Will Attend, you will be automatically notified of updates.)  Proud Lake Recreation Area does require a Recreation Passport to enter and there is a fee associated with that.

Schedule:
The day starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM.

10:00 AM Registration opens
10:00 AM Geocaching Bingo
10:00 AM Closest to the Pin
11:00 AM New caches will be distributed
11:00 AM Pumpkin painting
12:00 noon Food will be served
3:00 PM Winners for Geocaching Bingo will be drawn
3:30 PM Winners of Closest to the Pin will be determined
4:00 PM Prize table prizes to be awarded
4:30 PM Clean up the place
5:00 PM Festivities officially end

What to Bring:
Chairs - There are no seats.  If you would like to rest your weary legs by relaxing in a chair, you will need to bring one.  Ground is ample if you would prefer to sit on it.

Prizes:
We would like to set up a prize table and need items to give away. Please consider donating to the prize table.

Food:
The meal at the event will be potluck.  MiGO will be providing burgers, brats, and hot dogs. We are asking everyone to bring a dish to pass, going by last name: A-E: Desserts F-J: Snacks K-O: Veggies and dip P-T: Potato salad or other salad U-Z: Fruit and dip.  Please remember that this is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event.

Lodging:
Camping is available at Proud Lake Recreation Area although it is in a different part of the recreation area than the event.  Make reservations at Proud Lake Reservation Area. Hotels are also available nearby in Wixom.  Check this MiGO forum thread on the topic.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 October 2011 )
 
MiGO News Scrapbook
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
A new article has been added to the MiGO News Scrapbook about a geocache from the popular event Geocacher Enough? Road Rally.  Along with this latest item there are many other articles featuring MiGO members.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 May 2011 )
 
2011 Geocaching Adventure
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Wednesday, 20 April 2011

The 8th annual Metroparks Geocaching Adventure is operated by members of the Michigan Geocaching Organization in partnership with the Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

A geocaching series placed in the Huron-Clinton Metroparks by members of the Michigan Geocaching Organization. From battles to barns, farms to furriers, there's always something new to discover in the Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

In order to complete the series, you will need to find all 11 MGA11 geocaches hidden in the 11 Metroparks listed below. The geocaches will be in place from May through December 2011 and will be listed at geocaching.com. Each geocache will have two keywords or phrases which will be entered into a puzzle.

Once you have found all the geocaches and completed the puzzle you can submit your entry to be entered into a prize drawing. Entries must be received by December 01, 2011 to be eligible.  You can download a copy of the brochure with the puzzle here

Metroparks: Metro Beach, Wolcott Mill, Stony Creek, Indian Springs, Kensington, Huron Meadows, Hudson Mills, Lower Huron, Willow, Oakwoods, Lake Erie

The location coordinates are listed at www.geocaching.com. A full list of the geocaches and more Information on this series is available at the Metroparks Geocaching Adventure website.  Also, there will be a picnic held on September 10, 2011 at Kensingtion Metropark.  

To learn more about the 2011 Metroparks Geocaching Adventure click on the image.
Metroparks Geocaching Adventure 2011
Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 April 2011 )
 
New Item in the MiGO Store - Car Flag
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Wednesday, 06 April 2011
These Flags are awesome! They measure 12"x18" on a very sturdy 19" heavy duty plastic "Staff". Very nice! Even better the "Charge" is printed in a "Field" of white on both sides of the flag! The "Fly" is double stitched to prevent fraying as well as double stitched on the top and bottom edges. This handsome flag is sure to bring out the "Vexillologist" in you!  Image  
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 April 2011 )
 
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