So you're a newer Geocacher and have yet to come out to an event Geocache. How do I find them? What do I do? What if I don't know anyone? These are common things that cachers think about when it comes to events.
So we'll take a few minutes to go through some of those thoughts. I will welcome feedback from people and add to this post.
Why should you attend an event? At first blush, Geocaching appears to be a solitary activity. However, most people were introduced to Geocaching by a friend. That in itself would have been fun.
Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in July 2014!
500: mister music
600: BeesCook, Dracoribon, Geo-Smart, Spoon274
800: WpgAdventurers, darth daul
900: TerryLee, Carl the cat
1,100: AF girl
1,300: two gemseekers
1,400: Evans Hideaway (EH), wally_k, freebill, jorole, The Black Flight, Sunny Owl and Hubby
1,600: Antihiro, Google Eyes
1,700: H.erectus&Lucy, kissme11, gimligliders, Yogi®
1,800: holydragon33, Gidobear
4,000: Bike_4_me, AngelFreak
I've known this month's caching team for quite some time. Mr. Okeeffek seems quiet and thoughtful, and has put out some challenging puzzle caches (which I love!). Mrs. Okeeffek is very exhuberant and lively. She now sits on the MBGA board. Together, with their daughter, inga101, they've accumulated over 5,250 finds in a seemingly short time period. They'd also started a caching streak in July of 2013, and I think they're still going and should soon hit the milestone 366 consecutive days! Good luck guys! I wish I had the stamina to do that ... but after last winter? Brrrrrr ... At least the worst is over! Read on to learn more about this month's Cacher of the Month, Okeeffek!
Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in June 2014!
500: CndCacher, tedmukdyluk
600: MarcoIslandGirl(MIG), darth daul, Moose623, Team Kare-a-cache
800: Carl the cat, festucafinder, Jesterotr
900: JollyJones, Raven 87, GeoJoeJaneCashaJace
1,000: AF girl
1,600: 2Tired2Think, pinch3
1,900: jabbywockyz, myst354
2,000: Clan Lonewolf, 1purplemonkeydishwasher1
3,500: Mindless Drifter
10,000: Peter and Gloria
The Summer of 2014 will feature a hiding challenge known as ‘Preform Madness’.
What is a preform, you ask? It is a small plastic cylindrical container (see picture) that exists in a form before it is heated and expanded into a 2L soda pop container. The hard plastic is virtually indestructible and with the bottle cap in place, the log book will stay completely dry.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to hide a preform! The challenge rules are as follows.