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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Welcome to the July (and now August and September) hiding challenge! July of 2013 is dedicated to the kids. Yes, Geocaching as a whole is all about the kid inside of us all, this challenge is all about the little ones. As Geocaching has grown, the number of families with kids have discovered how much fun it is has grown. This year's Geoventure theme is 'The Games People Play.' The theme of this year's hiding challenge is an extension of that. Hide and Seek, hide/find the thimble/treasure, geocaching... games that kids play.
Okay, I think you have the point.
The Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA) is hosting its 7th Annual GeoVenture Event!
Friday, August 16th - Sunday, August 18th
Group Use Area #1, Site #6
Birds Hill Provincial Park
Coordinates: N 50° 01.375 W 096° 54.467
This event is open to everyone. Whether you've been caching for a long time, are relatively new at it, or are just thinking about trying it sometime, we are looking forward to meeting you! The main event will take place on Saturday, but feel free to drop by anytime.
If I remember correctly, I first met Erocks at the Geoventure in 2011. He was caching with his friends Deaner777 and Fawnzy1987. He was very enthusiastic and by the evening of the Saturday was caching with a large group through the woods. Always smiling and friendly, he is a joy to be around. His good humour is quite contagious. The first time I was caching with him, was in a group who were tackling some caches in Beaudry Park. Afterward the group descended on a nearby truck stop for some refreshments and conversation. On the way back to the city, we stopped at Glacier Ice and my cache, Hoof Hearted (GC1MJ83). Until that time, I had never watched anyone try to retrieve it and my jaw just dropped. He actually climbed the structure, and hung there like a monkey while someone was signing the log. I was amazed. Over the years, Erocks has become more and more involved in the Manitoba Geocaching Association, serving on the executive for two years now. I find that he is engaging and involved and a great guy to have around. Keep reading to learn more about May's Cacher of the Month.
happymole (with Arkay950)
I remember meeting Happymole and Gabalo back at GeoVenture in 2010. At first they were a little shy, but soon they were playing cards with Mhz and I, caching with groups and conversing with lots of people. Over the years, happymole has become more and more involved with the Manitoba Geocaching Association and is currently serving on the Board of Directors as Secretary. I always love talking to her as she loves to travel and has been to many interesting places. I've offered to carry her suitcase to New York City for toy conventions that she attends for work, but she now has a live in suitcase carrier. I'm still hopeful, though. Please continue reading to learn about the MBGA's Geocacher of the Month for April, happymole.
Global TV Winnipeg's Dan Grummett recently filmed a Focus Manitoba segment on Geocaching. Have a look!
It’s a worldwide treasure hunt that’s becoming more popular in Manitoba.
Geocaching is the endless search for hidden objects, guided by clues and Global Positioning Systems. There are thousands of hidden geocaches in Manitoba alone; millions around the world. And for some Manitobans, finding them is a full time obsession and popular family activity that can lead almost anywhere.