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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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Cacher of the Month - July 2011

ruylopez

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I had seen several cache logs by someone named "ruylopez". I recognized the name as being Spanish, but didn't know what it meant. I knew that "muy" means "many" or "very", so I just figured it was a spelling error and that he was just Very Lopez ... of course, I was wrong about that. Although, knowing the word muy helped with my pronunciation of this caching name ruylopez = Roo-ee-lo-pez. I did finally have a chance about a month ago to ask what the meaning of his name was, and had to face-palm when he told me, as I had recently been asking him many questions about how to solve the Bobby vs. Boris cache. Of course, he would know how to solve this cache!?! I had the opportunity to meet his wife and son at the 2010 Hallowe'en event at the corn maze. His son makes an adorable dragon. Ruylopez has been caching for just over a year and has already found over 3,000 geocaches. That's approximately 7 caches a day... quite impressive.

Milestones achieved in July 2011

Congratulations to the following Manitoba MBGA members who have reached milestones during the past month.

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If there are any errors or omissions please let us know as we may have inadvertently missed someone.

Cache of the Month – July 2011

”Nice NIGHT for a walk”

After trying a couple of other night caches , I set out on creating my own. This is a night cache located along the Seine River and is on a long forested path along the side of Royalwood. The trip will be mostly on gravel paths with a little bit a deer trails and some slight bushwhacking. Using a powerful flashlight, approach ground zero and you will see glowing white tags. Follow the tags until you see the last set which will be bright yellow. At the yellow tags, you will then have to search for the large lock and lock container.

--1purplemonkeydishwasher1

Milestones achieved in June 2011


Congratulations to the following Manitoba MBGA members who have reached milestones during the past month.

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100
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If there are any errors or omissions please let us know as we may have inadvertently missed someone.

Cache of the Month – June 2011

Cacheaholic Anonymous - Hwy 75 Northbound

Cacheaholic Anonymous was designed in Photoshop by the Queen and built by Joker 1. It was based originally on an image we saw of Peter of Peter and Gloria. They were a pair of cachers who we met early in the game whom we have a lot of respect for both as finders and hiders. We thought this would be a fun way for kids to pose for pictures since many of our hides we preferred not to have photographed as spoilers. We have gotten a kick out of folks finding the obvious and not the actual cache itself. We enjoyed placing it near the highway with a set up so cachers could stop and find 3 from the same location. This is the type of caching we enjoy while travelling. We had never seen this type of design for an actual cache but posed at some of these in the Maritimes at theme parks etc. for family pictures during our first major caching expedition.
We have been surprised that flood waters have never touched this cache so obviously it is on an interesting ridge of land.

--1Queenand4Jokers