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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! 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 enables MiGO  members to place caches on permitted DNR lands, with the appropriate permit where required, at no fee. This is just one of the many benefits of your membership. You'll also become part of a local and tight-knit Geocaching community with an active interest in caching in our state. Members have access to our forums and are encouraged to participate.  We also have a very active Facebook Group which is a great place to meet cachers and learn the game.

To Join, renew or upgrade your membership, pull down the Membership Menu.


Announcements

November Zoom-Focus-Click photo contest entries are scrolling below.  The member ballot is available through December 4th.  Support our members by selecting your top five.

The Nomination and Election Process
for officers in the Executive Committee and Regional Vice Presidents is moving to the December-February time frame from the October-December time frame.  The reason for the change is that terms of office have been updated to be from March 1st through the end of February, two years later.

Susan K. Schug Scholarship application will be open November 1st through January 31st.  See the "More MiGO" section below.

MiGO Holiday 2022 Contest entry is open so you can do some planning.  Contest starts November 16th and runs through New Year's Eve.    Scroll down to November-December Promotions to find the contest page.

Winners of the Winter Social 2023 Pathtag Design Contest
are shown in September Promotions below.  Six tags have been selected to be part of the WS23 SWAG package, along with the first of a series of throwback license plate coins. 
 
GC9WJ2F:  Winter Social 2023, February 23rd-26th, 2023, Manistee.   Registration will open by November 1st.  Do you want to help?  Send an email to webmaster@mi-geocaching.org.

 

Slideshow
Photo Contest 2022-11

Zoom... Focus... Click! - November 2022

 Member Ballot:   


All members will get to pick their top 5 from all of the photos scrolling above.  Photos are shown in the order they were taken.   As you scroll through the photos to pick your top 5, m
ake a note of the "number" of each photo you like.  Order them from your favorite to fifth favorite.  


Member Ballot open through December 4th!

Pick your top 5

 

February Promotions

Winter Social, 2023
February 23-26, 2023
A Long Weekend of Winter Caching Fun in Manistee
Registration is now open!

2023 Winter Social Webpage
SWAG Package avaiable in the  MiGO Store through November 30th!

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2023

Winter Social

Gadget Cache and

Creative Cache Contest


2023 WS Gadget & Creative Cache Contest

 

December Promotions






2022 Geocaching Holiday giveaway Travel Bug

Zoom... Focus... Click! - November 2022


MiGO Monthly Photo Contest.  Winners (Top 3) will get a special trackable to be used in yet another contest, coming soon. 

This contest runs December 1st through December 31st.  Reminder: only photos taken during the contest period are eligible.  The theme for the December contest is:



Click the button to submit a photo.
You may submit 1, 2 or 3 photos per contest.   
Please submit only your own current photos. 
Remember, landscape photos look better on our scroller.  
Membership picks the winner.

In the Holiday spirit, this month's contest is open to our Facebook Group Members as well.

 

 

November-December Promotions


MiGO Holiday 2022 Contest

A New Objective Every Day!  Lots of Bonus Opportunities!
  Open to ALL Members
and MiGO FB Group Members
Entry Opens
11/1/22
for pre-planning! 
  Contest Starts
11/16/21

 ContestEnds
12/31/21

MiGO Holiday 2022 Details and Entry


We realize this is overlapping the MZIP22 contest.  We are opening entry early to give everyone a chance to plan ahead.  


 

November Promotions

 

October Promotions


MZIP22 Contest


Six weeks of fun and new targets every week.

Details and Entry

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... and the winners are:

 

Most Points: K&A Enterprises
With 116 points, K&A Enterprises was the clear winner in this category.  They scored the only 5 point bonus for finding a cache using all of the two digit codes in a week.  To top that off,  K&A Enterprises also won the October Photo Contest.  Hats off for this achievement.

 

Drawing Winner: CCSquire. 
Since CCSquire won the Michigan Fauna Word Search in September, 2021, and also won a membership extension at that time, they are not elibigle for another membership extension.  Because of that, CCSquire gets the first choice of the two vintage geocoins shown below.


Summary of results:  MZIP2022 Results

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August, 2012 Geocoin of the Month Club coin:

 

7th Anniversary

Goes to 
K&A Enterprises

September, 2012 Geocoin of the Month Club coin:

 

Sure Footed

Selected by CCSquire

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September Promotions

Winter Social 2023 Pathtag Design Contest Winners
We selected 6 of 17 designs to be included in the WS SWAG Bag, available to order October 1st.
Hoosier Sparty     Sledding
                                        Hockey
                                        Skating
Nature Mousse    Snowshoeing
                                        Skiing
Team Nix                  Ice Fishing


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Ongoing Promotions


Now Live!

Michigan Waterways Adventures

7 Adventures in 4 Regions

10 Labs per Adventure

5 Labs per county
Record the Key Words

visit
Michigan DNR Geocaching Page
for details.

Download the Waterways Adventure Labs Log to record your keywords to earn the prizes

For questions and help with the Waterways Adventures email 
MichiganWaterwaysAdventure@gmail.com

Note:  Many of the Lab locations are in places without cellular service.  ALs can easily be completed without cellular service.  Click HERE for instructions.

 

Update:



October 8th, 2022.

Unfortunately for most who played this contest and for Jodi herself, LiteOnCache was not able to get much of a start on the Waterways Adventures.  There were 30 entries in the contest.  All guesses have passed with the last being September 15th.

 

MiGO has declared the player with the last guess, Wayward Wanderers, the winner of this contest.  Since none of the other entrants had a chance of winning, a random drawing was held of the other 29 entrants.  DanTMan&Co was the winner of that drawing.  Prizes for the two will be sent from the MiGO Store Manager.

MiGO would like to apologize to all participants and thank them for playing.  We had good intentions, but unfortunately, they did not work out.  We do hope this does not sour the players for future promotions.

 

The Latest from the GeoTour

November 10th, 2022. 

We reached 7500 Favorite Points!
 
 Michigan State Parks GeoTour
has been officially extended through
September 24th, 2024!

 


Here are the latest GeoTour stats, as of November 3rd, 2022:
Logged
 Finds: 
50,546
Individual
Cachers:
7,828
Favorite
 Points:
7500

Geocoins
Earned:
Silver:
249
Gold:
210
News from the DNR:  For those of you who have earned your Silver and/or Gold coins, the DNR has more coins ordered, so please be patient. It takes time to get them.   

As many of you know, our own "Kneel More" is an avid and prolific filmmaker with regards to the game of Geocaching.  Kneel and his friend Bob Billy have dozens of informative and often hilarious videos in his YouTube collection. Kneel has created a series of videos while caching the MSPC GeoTour.  To view the videos, click on the images below.



A humble beginning
Part 2
Waterfalls
History Preserved
Cold Hard Cache

DNR Centennial Geocache Trail -
Trust the Tradition

 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is celebrating its Centennial year in 2021. Jay's Sporting Goods is celebreating their 50th anniversary.  To celebrate, The DNR is partnering with Jay's Sporting Goods with help from MiGO putting together a geocache trail (not a GeoTour) of fifty caches in four regions of Michigan, one region at a time.  Jay's is supplying the actual geocaches that will be hidden with our assistance.  Search the state for caches named "DNR TTT - Adventure" in their name.


We want to recognize the following cachers for stepping up to help.  Numbers in parenthesis indicate multiple sites:

2277, aghudley, Bainers1103, bgscrabble, ccsquire, Cinamuck, coolmamaof5, DanTMan&Co (2), Gdpunkgirl73, Grayseelou' HelloLola, iatsemedic, IFollowRoads, K&A Enterprises (2), kirtlandii (2), kitedancer, LiteOnCache, Loumiester, Mermaidsh, Piperollie1, Pirate Sunflower (3), Ranger4+1, redwings01win, SeasonsGuide (3). Stuffedcabbage, Team Nix (2), The Macho Homemaker, theworldisoutthere (5), TJPost (2), Traveling Dave, usyoopers (5), Ypsimom (2).

We would also like to recognize the following additional cachers who volunteered as backupsfor the primary hiders:

beenhere, DirtBikeGranny, epoch13, Working4Cache

Thank you all so much for helping bring this joint effort to fruition.  


More From MiGO

MiGO Susan K. Schug Scholarship

In memory of one of its past members, the Michigan Geocaching Organization will be sponsoring a $300.00 scholarship aimed at assisting our next generation of Michigan youth in their studies of outdoor recreational activities, in hopes of helping them gain an appreciation of the outdoors while learning to be good stewards of Michigan's land conservation and the environment in general. 

 

Any active MiGO member, their spouse or their child or grandchild, who will be attending a college or university, is eligible to apply for this scholarship. Details and a link to the application form can be found on the

MiGO Scholarship Page




Promote MiGO on your Geocache Page

 

MiGO members are encouraged to identify geocaches as being owned by a MiGO Member. We have had a page containing sample logos and other graphics for MiGO Cache Owners to include on their own cache pages. Recently, HQ tightened their security, breaking many COs links to graphics and other pages. Neither our old host or our new one were included in the acceptable list.

 

The good news is, we have placed the graphics on our own Google Drive space and updated the page with the logos and code to go with them.

 

The bad news is, we would like all of our members to update all geocache pages that used our older host with code for the new location of the graphics.

 

Click the link below to see what is available and copy the new code to your cache pages.

 

Add a MiGO Logo to your cache page

 

Notable Membership Activity over the Last Two Months

Trial Members

  • Lokie Beast (welcome)
  • WolfeBeast (welcome)
  • Winos_Seattle (welcome)

Lake Huron

  • sgerbs (renew)
  • AlphaRK9 (renew)
  • GreatLakesCacher (renew)
  • Sunshinegang (new)
  • kirtlandii (renew)
  • K&A Enterprises (renew)
  • marshajean (renew)
  • lusterlady (new)

Lake Superior

  • Ranger Sue (renew)
  • Acker3Family (renew)
  • K&A Enterprises (upgrade)
  • jtcoffee (renew)
  • Team Peterson (renew)
  • CynJa (new)
  • VBClan4 (renew)
  • HelloLola (renew)
  • Stuffedcabbage (renew)
  • Piperollie1 (renew)
  • AACacheHoppers (new)
  • The Trent's (renew)
  • Ypsimom (renew)
  • periwinlke128 (renew)
  • Princess&Dutch (renew)
  • M0m0f5 (renew)
  • Sky'sRiders (renew)
  • iMerge (renew)
  • siamesedrummer (renew)
  • Silent Whistles (renew)
  • SpartanHope (renew)
  • singingstoker (renew)
  • PairOMedicChick (renew)
  • M0m0f5 (renew)
  • RXWranglers (renew)
  • loumeister (renew)
  • ekotus (renew)
  • indenyl (renew)
  • xpird (renew)
  • Merlin1392 (renew)
  • JHBDFamily (renew)

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