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2012 WGA Campout Event Review More about Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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Anonymous writes:  

Another WGA Campout event is in the books! We brought the event back to the location of the very first WGA Geo-Campout, held in 2001 at Governor Dodge State Park. More than 170 geocachers checked in during the weekend. Dozens of campers took advantage of the whole Geo-Campout experience and joined the fun at the group campsites. There was a lot of chatting, trash talking and storytelling as the campfires burned late into the night. Several more cachers camped in the more comfortable (but less fun) individual campsites on the other end of the park.

With everything that the campout committee had planned for the weekend, the weather couldn't have been better. The fish were not being very cooperative for the fishing contest, but nobody complained since a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work (or school)! The CITO event was was very well attended and got a lot of cachers back out on the trails for a couple of hours. The park staff now knows where all of their benches are.

Young cachers were treated to a treasure hunt, complete with an authentic looking treasure map. Finding the map was the hardest part for a few kids, but what could be better than finding a real treasure chest filled with candy and swag?

The "pig guy" showed up Saturday morning and started preparing the feast for the pig roast. WGA board members served up plates of pork, beans and potato salad to a bunch of hungry geocachers. Our sincere apologies to anyone that missed out.

It looked like the night caches were going to be a non-event, but Team Kauai showed up at the last minute and set up a great cache with sound, motion sensors, lights and an angler fish. They are already planning to have several night caches set up at the 2013 campout event.

The Sunday morning pancake breakfast is a long standing tradition at the WGA campout events, and is still going strong. Some old pros and a few rookies served up pancakes and sausages while cachers from across the state took advantage of the opportunity for a little more chatting and goodbyes.

Planning is well under way for the next WGA campout event. A potential site has been picked, and something special is in the works. Keep an eye out for more details and make your own plans to attend the 2013 WGA Campout event!


Posted by 15340 on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 23:54:00 CDT (0 reads)

WGA Spring Photo Contest Winners More about Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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Anonymous writes:  
We asked you to show us your best Spring geocaching photos, and you delivered! Dozens of entries were submitted for the WGA Spring Photo Contest. After careful consideration and voting by WGA members, the votes have been tallied, verified and stored in a hermetically sealed jar until just moments ago. Without further ado, we are proud to present the winners.

Photo #17 was submitted by Ryan Simonsen, aka StarWarsGuy, who will be receiving a $40 gas card.
Photo #34 was submitted by Ken Braband, aka kbraband, who has won a 2011 WGA geocoin.

See all the entries in the
Past Photo Contest gallery, and watch for the next WGA photo contest!


Posted by 15340 on Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 16:11:00 CDT (0 reads)

2012 WGA Spring Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup CITO Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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Saturday, April 14 2012 approximately 25 cachers got together along a 2 mile stretch of US Hwy 10 between Reedsville and Brillion to clean up litter. In just over an hour the work was completed, and the full garbage bags piled up near a stop sign.

This springs clean up seemed relatively light compared to past years, this may be do to the milder than normal winter we have experienced this year.

The Spring 2012 Highway Cleanup Crew

The final count of bags

Thank you to everyone that came out Saturday to help clean up our 2 mile stretch of Hwy 10, and a big thank you to Cheeto (Shane) for setting up the highway clean up and getting everything organized.


Posted by 15340 on Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 21:01:00 CDT (0 reads)

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JimandLinda writes:  

Hello WGA!

As I sit at my desk, glancing at the snow flakes floating down, I'm reminiscing about the first 2 WGA Events that were held in February at the Visitors Center in Horicon. Two different Events, planned by different members, supported by the WGA. This is the strength of the organization...our volunteers! It takes many hours of planning to pull off a successful Event, and our membership has a great deal of diversity in the many talents needed to plan these gatherings. WELL DONE!

Your new Board of Directors met on Sunday the 25th of February for 5 hours of WGA business. This is our required BOD meeting according to the WGA By-laws. We assigned our Committee heads and the roster is open for team mates to plan another year of development of this young organization. Please let us know if you would like to serve on any of the committees!

Soon there will be the smell of spring flowers and rotting winter trash! That means it's CITO TIME!! Watch the Events list for WGA sponsored and locally sponsored CITO Events near you. This is our way of "giving back" to the state of Wisconsin!

This is also the 10th anniversary of the WGA, so the Board has decided to "go retro"! The WGA Campout will be held at the same place the first Campout was held...Governor Dodge State Park. The Fall Picnic will be held at Pike Lake State Park, the starting point for the first picnic in '02. Watch for some very special things to happen at these Events!

Lastly, it was never my goal to serve as the President of the WGA, but it was my goal to give back to the organization that has provided many opportunities over the last 4 years to explore the secret and magical places that this great state has to offer. I thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President. Just as you should leave a cache better than you found it, I hope I receive a passing grade from the members during my term on the BOD

Jim Bliefnick

WGA President

Posted by 15340 on Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 10:51:00 CST (0 reads)

2012 WGA Winter Bonfire and Chili Feed Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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2012 WGA Winter Bonfire and Chili Feed - GC39JNK


Some hearty souls got together Saturday, February 25th for the 3rd annual WGA Bonfire and Chili Feed. This years event was held at the Horicon International Education Center, located just a short distance from Horicon. This years venue was a real treat, not only for its excellent facilities,
but also for the large number of excellent caches to be found in the area.

In attendance were 97 cachers from across the state, many of whom ate large quantities of chili, hot dogs, and other delicious foods that were prepared for the event.

A lot of caches were found over the weekend in the Horicon area. One log of note for
GC38XJP by geocacher "dawnzie" states, "Started out at the event and then went off caching on my own. I pulled up at this one, got out of the van, and I heard Averith yell "reinforcements are here". I said what you give up? He said no he was looking at past logs. I walked up to GZ took a quick look to get a feel of the area and I walked right over picked it saying "here it is". Then Labrat_wr walked over, just in time to sign. Sweetlife said they were there for 10 minutes looking. TFTC"

Other activities at this years event were several impromptu classes on using GSAK, and how to set-up cache pages. A table full of trackables was available for trade and discovery, with 92 travel bugs, geocoins, and other trackables being registered on the cache page.

The blustery weather we had made having a large bonfire difficult, though a number of brave people were gathered around a portable fire pit out in the driveway.

Saturday's event was a great deal of fun, both for the caches found as well as the socializing that took place.

Thank you to the 2012 Winter Event Committee made up of: JimandLinda, Janks15, RCflyer2242, beccaday, Trekkin and Birdin, and amita17. As well as the staff at the
Horicon International Education Center

Posted by 15340 on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 21:51:00 CST (0 reads)

2012 WGA Board of Directors Elections Results Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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sweetlife writes:  

The 555 votes from 114 members that were cast in the 2012 WGA Board of Directors election, which ended on Monday (February 13), have been counted and certified. The following individuals have been elected to the Board:

2 YEAR TERMS (Ends February 2014)

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

1 YEAR TERM (Ends February 2013)

  •  Brian McKay (uws22)


Full details can be read here.

Posted by 15340 on Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 16:59:00 CST (0 reads)

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