||September 18, 2010 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
||Roche-a-Cri State Park, Adams WI
||Join us for the 2010 Geo Picnic and enjoy some of what Central Wisconsin has to offer.
||N44 00.228 W89 49.259
Roche-A-Cri State Park, established in 1948, includes a 605-acre park area. Roche-A-Cri comes from French words meaning "crevice in the rock." The park has a 300-foot-high rock outcropping with a wooden stairway to the top. There are Native American petroglyphs and pictographs.
Please note that the stairs up to the top of the mound have been closed and deemed unsafe - RAC does plan to have the stairs replaced but it will not be in time for the picnic.
Geocaches in the area: There are 22 currently published caches within the park (with more possible as the date draws near) as well as > 120 currently published caches within 15 miles of Roche-a-Cri State Park. These include Virtual Caches, EarthCaches, Letterbox Hybrids, Traditional caches, Multi Caches and Puzzle/Mystery Caches. There are also 8 Benchmarks that have been "found" as well as 9 "unrecovered" Benchmarks within approximately 5 miles of the park. Along with the Event Cache, CITO and WhereIGo, this may allow you to have a "very busy day".
||8:30 – 11:30
|T-shirt / Geocoin Sales (as available)
8:30 – 11:30AM
10:30 – 4:00PM
1:30 – 3:30 PM
|Turn in Bingo cards and GeoGolf slips by
|Bingo Drawing / Attendance Raffle
|Grills Ready Round 2
5:00 - 6:00 PM|
What To Bring To The Picnic
- Your own meat to grill
- Table setting for you and your family (or guests)
- Lawn chairs in case we run out of table space
- Beverages for your group
- A food item to pass. Because everyone will be bringing food,
please don't bring a large amount (enough to serve your group is
sufficient) as we want to minimize leftovers.
To ensure variety, please bring an item
based on your last name, as shown below:
- Last name A-H: dessert or
- Last name I-P: salad,
fruit, and/or vegetables
- Last name Q-Z: chips,
pretzels, and/or snacks
- Arts & Crafts
- Nature Scavenger Hunt
- Kid's Cache
Pick a point somewhere in the park and write down those coordinates. The three closest to the "Pin" will receive WGA prizes!
1st place: WGA 2010 Geocoin and a gas card
2nd place: WGA "Cachin' Wisconsin" Tshirt
3rd place: WGA 2010 Geopicnic Tshirt
Must be present to claim your prize
Geocacher Social Bingo
Learn a little bit about your fellow geocachers while playing a fun game of BINGO.
We will be drawing for a special prize from the "blacked out" cards and more prizes for those with at least one bingo. Tickets will be handed out when you turn in your cards. Be sure to write your name and contact info on the ticket as this drawing will not require you to be present to win.
We will be holding a door prize raffle following the Group Picture at 4:30 (you must be present to win in this raffle). We have secured many great geocaching items from the following Vendors, Businesses and Cachers:
CacheAdvance, Cache Addict, Landsharkz, hotdogs_off_trail, Wal-Mart, Spacecoastgeocachers, -cheeto-, Geolivestrong, labrat_wr, CoinsAndPins, 2nd time around, Team Black Cat and CH Quality Coins .
Check back to see what else may be going on at the picnic as we finalize the activities
Camp sites are available on a first come first serve/walk-up registration at this time of year. Roche-a-Cri has graciously said that they will open additional sites if we need them. Please note in your "will attend" if you will be camping and for what night/s.
The registration link is not functioning.
Please post your "Will Attend" on the GC.com page along with what you will bring, how many will attend, and any nametag requests.
NOTE: Dogs are not allowed at the shelter or on the nature trails. They are welcome anywhere else on the park grounds.