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Lonely Cache Game Event Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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WGA LCG Event| Frozen Mosquito

The Lonely Cache Game event is less than a week away, have you logged your “will attend” yet? We are actually looking at positive numbers for this weekend’s temperature so this is the perfect time to get out and do some geocaching!


The 2013 Lonely Cache Game Event will be held February 1st from 1-3 PM at Mosquito Hill Nature Center, just east of New London. We will be using the new Great Room for a bit of bragging, snacking, and awards. The Center also has snowshoes for rent and has 5 geocaches and 1 Earthcache on the grounds. A few more hides may show up before the event so stay posted.

For anyone that has played the LCG, this is always a great way to reminisce on all the great adventures that happened in 2013. If you are curious about the game, come on out and get informed! Many of Wisconsin's best caches are "Lonely"! Join us for socializing and geo-talk about everything that makes WI geocaching special. We'll talk about Cache Rescues and the Lonely Cache Game, which has the sole purpose of encouraging people to visit those WI geocaches that are not often visited and to keep our caches in tip top shape for all visitors.

Never played the LCG? Not important. Just stop by and enjoy the Meet and Greet.

Posted by wga_admin on Monday, January 27, 2014 @ 18:20:37 CST (363 reads)

2014 WGA Board of Directors Nominations Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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The WGA is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Board of Directors election. Click here to go to the elections page and nominate the WGA member(s) you would like to have serve on the Board.

Five positions on the Board of Directors are up for election this year. These positions are currently held by the following individuals:

  • Peter Quella (labrat_wr)
  • James Bliefnick (JimandLinda)
  • Brian Kling (Team Black-Cat)
  • Lisa Daniels (Curly Girls)
  • Rob England (Averith)

Barry Butrymowicz and Chris Walker will be assisting with the administration/execution of the election. Some general notes about this phase of the Board of Directors election process:

  • Individuals must receive two nominations to appear on the ballot when voting for the Board begins.
  • Individuals receiving one nomination will be contacted via email to determine if they are interested in serving on the Board. If they are, their name will be placed on the elections page in a list of individuals who have one nomination and are looking for a second.
  • Please do not nominate individuals who are not eligible.
  • To serve on the Board, individuals must be WGA members and meet other eligibility requirements (including being at least 21 years of age) outlined in the WGA bylaws.
  • You are not allowed to nominate yourself.
  • Nominations will be accepted until January 25th, 2014 at 11:59pm. At this time, voting for the Board of Directors positions will begin and continue until 11:59pm on February 9th.

If you have any questions about this phase of the Board of Directors election process, post them in this forum topic.

Posted by wga_admin on Sunday, December 29, 2013 @ 09:44:08 CST (294 reads)

2013 WGA Fall Geo-Picnic - Gov Thompson State Park Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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labrat_wr writes:  

September 21, 2013 is the date for the WGA 2013 Fall Geo-Picnic GC4GK5F

Come join the WGA Board of Directors and lots of other WGA members and non-members as they come together to celebrate another great year of caching in Wisconsin.

 

 

The 2,800-acre Governor Thompson State Park is 15 miles northwest of Crivitz in Marinette County, part of Wisconsin's Northeast Sands ecological landscape. The site protects 5,300 feet of shoreline on Wood and Huber Lakes and protects Handsaw Creek and Woods Lake Outlet. The main parcel creating the park is the former 1,987-acre Paust Woods Lake Resort and about 200 acres of wild-looking lakefront bought from Wisconsin Public Service Corporation on Caldron Falls Reservoir.

 

The park includes about 6.5 miles of undeveloped shoreline on Caldron Falls Flowage, backed up by forested uplands, and frontage on Woods Lake and Huber Lake, as well as several streams. Visitors will find an atmosphere that is perfect for solitude, reflection, recreation, and education.

 

The park was established in 2000, the Wisconsin State Park System's centennial year, and is open as a day-use park. While the park is developing more recreational areas there are many things for visitors to do such as boating, hiking, berry picking, fishing, swimming, picnicking, relaxing, and deer gun hunting.

 

The park has developed a picnic area and enclosed shelter on Woods Lake. The park has also rebuilt Boat Landing 13 on Caldron Falls Flowage with additional ramps, parking, and restrooms.

Posted by wga_admin on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 21:13:18 CDT (503 reads)

Pancake Pigout at West Bend Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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Team Black-Cat writes:  

Are you ready for the WGA pancake pig out? It’s less than two weeks away so don’t forget to log your “will attend” on the cache page. With all of the new cache finding opportunities from the West Bend Cache Bash you’ll need to pig out on our delicious WGA pancakes to keep you going. We’ll also be serving sausage, fruit, coffee and juice to really fill you up. For more details visit the event cache page: GC4D8TK

Posted by wga_admin on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 14:07:08 CDT (883 reads)

Interstate Campout Recap Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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The middle of May brought the Wisconsin Geocaching Association to Interstate State Park for the annual WGA Camp Out.  We were joined by the Minnesota Geocaching Association and geocachers enjoyed getting to know each other across the mighty St. Croix River. 

Some geocaching teams just joined us for the day but most participated in the camping part of the camp out.  Geocachers gathered around the fire on Friday and Saturday nights for roasting marshmallows, hot dogs and some lively geo-chatting.

Campfire Social

It turned out to be a soggy weekend, we got a lot of rain.  This made some of the planned activities like the tug-of-war, fishing tournament and the guided nature hike lose some of their participants.  But on the other hand, the temperatures were comfortable in a sweatshirt and geocachers found themselves gathering under the covered picnic shelter for geo-chatting during the rain. 

But when does weather stop Wisconsin geocachers from going out and doing some hiking and geocaching?  A big thank you to Spike007 and scott543 for placing the new caches in the park for the event.  The beautiful park sits along the St. Croix River and it’s beautiful gorges, steep cliffs and unique rock formations made this an ideal setting for geocaching.  By Saturday around noon the rain stopped, just in time for us to fire up the grill for lunch, and we were treated to a beautiful, sunny day. Both the Wisconsin and Minnesota geocachers did their part in keeping our parks clean and beautiful by picking up trash for the Cache In Trash Out event. 

Walking Tour

A few hearty souls braved the chilly rain and participated in the fishing derby contest.  Congratulations to Sandlanders and CacheNoTrace, winners of the fishing derby.  We were also treated to the yummy smells during the Dutch Oven cook-off.  Congratulations to the dynamic cooking duo mucluck and the katsmeow for their winning concoction of Beef and Beer Stew.  As the sun set it was time to pull out the flashlights and hit the trails for the night cache contest.  We were treated to all sorts of glowing and creative caches, it was really a hit!  Congratulations to Team Black-Cat, the Night Cache Contest winner for his eerie Snow White’s magic mirror entry.

Sunday morning we were treated to the WGA pancake breakfast.  It was pouring rain outside but we were nice and cozy under the picnic shelter.  It was a great way to finish off the weekend with a little more geo-chatting before everyone began to pack up their tents and head home to their own part of the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota.  Thank you to all who attended and especially to all who helped make this event happen.  Check out the photos of the event on the cache page or in the WGA photo gallery.

St. Croix River

 

 

Posted by wga_admin on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 09:31:56 CDT (1080 reads)

April Cache of the Month Winners Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
Cache of the Month
Team Black-Cat writes:  

As the weather gets nicer (finally), activity has picked up a little in the WGA Cache of the Month. Here are the winners for April.

Northern Zone
North Country Trail: Swedish Settlement by jenhen
Difficulty: 2.5
Terrain : 3
If you enjoy historical sites and abandon ruins then you will enjoy finding this cache located in The Chequamegon National Forest.

Northeast Zone
Where Are the Cows? by Love2Labs/kmhiker
Difficulty: 4.5
Terrain: 3
This is a multi cache in the Kettle Morine State Forest. You would do well to read the cache page carefully before heading out for this one.
"Excellent location picked, makes you think Outside-of-the-box to advance to second stage."

West Central Zone
Marathon Mystery by peach107
Difficulty: 2.5
Terrain: 3
An Earth Cache by Platinum Earthcache Master peach107. The Dells of The Eau Claire is a scenic treasure that is well worth the trip.

South Central Zone
Sepulchre by mate dulce
Difficulty: 1.5
Terrain: 1
A fun, feild solvable, inside/outside puzzle cache in Mad Town.
"Excellent family cache, unique and fun!"

Southeast Zone
Mind Maze by heavin
Difficulty: 4
Terrain: 1.5
This on-site puzzle should keep you busy for a while, so plan a little extra time.
"This one was just plan awesome to try and figure out while out in the woods."
"This was a cleverly constructed cache. It took a while to navigate through the mind maze. This is a nice park too."


Series of the Month
Dr Seuss Series by beccaday
This fun series located in Pike Lake State Park will take you on a tour of your childhood memories. Oh, the places you'll go!
"This was a very well done series with the location of the caches as well as the containers. The series included 10 caches which were a combination of puzzles, traditional and Multi's which led to the final. Very well themed cache containers which were unique. The cache page write ups were very clever as well."
"My son still talks about the Horton container! Enjoyed the creative waypoints!"
"There was alot of effort put into these caches, which we love!"
"Awesome series with creative cache containers that take you all around the state park."

If you happen to be in the area, you owe it to yourself to seek out one of these great geocaches. Click here for Nominations and voting for the May Cache of the Month.


Posted by wga_admin on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 @ 08:54:56 CDT (1209 reads)



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