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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- Flin Flon - An Intercontinental Geocaching Extravaganza!Sat May 28 10:30am (3 days)
- Winnipeg - Special Olympics Manitoba Track and Field CITOSat May 28 3:00pm (3 days)
- Dauphin - JBWKYZ - Roasted & ToastedWed Jun 1 6:30pm (7 days)
500: Gunnerwalker90, igaubeekae, TerryLee
600: Smudge & Daisy, Hikhik
700: Sulky61, Jesterotr
900: Flutie Fans, morty-fan
1,000: The Doctor 155, 2Tired2Think
1,100: East_man, wally_k, swelbergen
1,200: Gidobear, jorole, The Black Flight, Sunny Owl and Hubby, Yogi®
1,300: gimligliders, PelicanKru, SiaFhir
1,400: 0011mixam, 3T’s&aG
1,500: goldfinch99, jabbywockyz
1,600: holydragon33, myst354, joust gezzin, ShakaDula14
1,700: Lynda L., GroovyPinkSocks
1,900: sisterlinda, KeeGee
3,500: trag_cachers, dani_carriere
Congratulations to July's milestone achievers!
700: 156paris, thewark, hockey_family
800: East_man, S.T.D.K
900: abbyspeople, Charlie0460, PilotMounders
1,000: Yogi®, Oakbank24
1,300: jabbywockyz, goldfinch99, Tracker 70, GroovyPinkSocks, pinch3
1,500: ShakaDula14, Paggi, Google Eyes
1,700: ArtyLab & Da Missus
1,800: sisterlinda, KeeGee
2,000: Muz and Girlie, rika72, dtex
2,500: TXNCHK_and_MonkeyMan, Erocks, Fawnzy1987
3,000: Mindless Drifter, Bike_4_me
3,500: jbduffman, AngelFreak, GG+J
5,500: Wagonmaker, netleyhunter, glacie
After a hiatus, the recording and calculations of member milestones returns. In the past, there was an automated script to handle this task. Due to gc.com site changes, this is done manually. As well, in the past, the lowest milestone that was recognized was the 100th cache find.
The first time I met our geocacher of the month, jbduffman, was at Mhz's birthday event in the Whiteshell a few years ago. He came with his friend, and previous MBGA cacher of the month, ruylopez. Around the campfire, discussion was all about caching, and a particular underwater cache in nearby Falcon Lake, Sunken Treasure. Cachers lostinsociety and Lookiemonster offered up a pontoon boat to go and get it the next day. So, first thing in the morning, at least 12 of us piled into the pontoon boat and off we went. Once at GZ, the discussion of who was going to go into the water started, then a quick blur and a huge splash as jbduffman ran, then dove into the water. 4 others joined him, underwater pictures were taken by Mrs. Trove Chasers, and jbduffman found the cache! A very memorable day. Read on to learn more about the MBGA's Cacher of the Month for August.