||February 27, 2010 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
||UW-Waukesha Field Station, Waterville
||First Ever WGA Winter Event
||N43° 00.959 W088° 26.505
||$2 for adults, $1 for children
(includes all you can eat chili)
Feeling a bit blue because your geocaching activity has been cramped by the cold and snow of winter? Warm your spirits (and body) with the combination of tasty chili and a roaring bonfire at the first ever winter event hosted by the Wisconsin Geocaching Association (WGA).
Chili Feed & Potluck - The WGA will be making a large quantity of chili. (This will be "normal" chili with meat in it. Nothing super hot, spicy, or exotic.) We will also have hot beverages (coffee, cocoa, and tea), water, and will provide all necessary tableware (plates, cups, plasticware). We are asking participants to bring a dish to pass / share based on the first letter of their last name as follows:
- Last name A-H: salad, fruit, and/or vegetables
- Last name I-P: chips, pretzels, and/or snacks
- Last name Q-Z: dessert or cookies
Or if you have a unique chili recipe you want to share, you may bring a pot of chili instead of a normal dish to pass.
To cover the cost of providing the chili and other food, attendees are being asked to pay $2 for adults and teens and $1 for children 12 and under. These fees will NOT be refunded if you do not attend the event.
The chili will be available starting around 12:30pm until the event ends at 6. So come for lunch or dinner or both!
Bonfire - We expect most of the participants will hang around outside at our large bonfire. Some benches will be available for sitting around the fire, but you may want to bring your own lawn chairs.
Walking Tour / Multicache - There will be a walking tour in the form of a temporary multicache that will take you around the field station property.
Permanent Geocaches - As always, hunting permanent caches in the local area is encouraged. There is one cache within walking distance of the station, and 50+ within 5 miles. Cross-country ski and snowshoe trails and numerous geocaches are available at the nearby Lapham Peak State park.
Meet The 2010 WGA Board - Newly elected members of the WGA Board of Directors will be announced in mid-February, and we expect most or all of them to be at the event. If you have any ideas / suggestions for the organization, this would be a good time to share them... the Board will having their annual "kickoff" meeting the next day.
Note that attendance is limited to the first 100 people who register and pay. This limit is necessary due to the size of the shelter building and quantity of parking available. No unregistered geocachers will be permitted on the property.
- No unregistered attendees
- Attendees must pay fees in advance
- Alcoholic beverages ARE permitted (can bring your own adult beverages, but not any to share)
- Park only in designated areas or off to the side along entrance road
- No dogs or other pets allowed on property