Geocaching is a worldwide adventure sport which utilizes GPS devices to hide and seek hidden containers called geocaches. (Learn more about geocaching) To get started geocaching, all you need is a GPS receiver and a geocache location. (Learn more about getting started) You can find a nearby geocache location at geocaching.com by entering an address or town into the search box.
The Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA) strives to advance the sport of geocaching through social activities, public education and promotion of geocaching. (Learn more about the MBGA).
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- Beam me up Scotty, it's Over. - WinnipegSun Sep 7 7:00pm (6 days)
- Cachefest 2014 weekend - DauphinFri Sep 12 8:00pm (11 days)
- Unsolved Mysteries IV: Don't Fear the Unknown!! - WinnipegSat Sep 20 11:00am (19 days)
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!
GC58438 - Skoki (and friends)
Skoki and friends at Beaverlodge School, the Assiniboine Park Zoo and the Manitoba Geocaching Association, are hosting an event at the Assiniboine Park Zoo on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Join us in the fun begun at the zoo by our geocaching friends, Flotsom and Jetsom!
The event will begin with an introduction to the GPS and geocaching. To log this event as a find, you must sign the MBGA event log book.
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