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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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.
GC56ZAZ - tourismdauphin
Join us Saturday, September 13, 2014 for our 3rd annual Cachefest. The event will start at City Hall where you will receive instructions and your caching package. At the end of the event there will be a wrap up at City Hall. Event will start at 9AM and conclude by 6PM.
Cachefest 2014 will be a full day of caching fun around the Dauphin area. There will be a mix of published Traditional, Puzzle/Mystery, Multi-caches, CITO, Earth Cache and activities.
Beware the Jabbywockyz, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun the frumious Bandersnatch!
(Holy Dinah! I just scared myself!)
I haven't cached in the Dauphin area since 2007. Back then there were 3 (yes, three) whole caches in town. All of which were hidden by the Dragonfreys who lived an hour south in Onanole. This surprised me to no end as Dauphin is the largest town in the area, and Swan River (the next largest town) had dozens of caches! Well, it seems that things have changed and the cache hides are coming fast and furious! And now there's GeoArt in the province! Well done!!
"'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe." What Lewis Carroll is trying to say here is: Congratulations and read on to learn more about the MBGA Geocachers of the Month, Jabbywockyz!
GC56BP4 - City of Selkirk
This event will consist of a geocaching scavenger hunt! All are welcome to participate in this free event which will begin at the Selkirk waterfront at noon on Canada Day. The time of the event is 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Teams will hunt for the caches hidden across Selkirk. This years theme is the historical buildings and sites around Selkirk.
Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in May 2014!