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3rd Annual WGA Picnic to Picnic TB Race Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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Time to sign up for the 3rd Annual WGA Picnic to Picnic TB Race. All the fun starts this Saturday at the Picnic

For the 2014-2015 Race we will again ask that all Racers register for a $3 entry fee per trackable, to help cover the cost of prizes.

However, if you purchase and use a WGA Travel Tag for $7, or use a previously purchased WGA Travel Tag, we will waive the entry fee as a 'Thank you' for supporting the WGA.

We will have tags available at the GeoPicnic. You can enter as many trackables as you like.

Not sure what to attach to your TB tag? If you raced last year, you can attach your 'Participant' keychain to it and send it out! There should be no issues with recognizing that it is in a race!

We will be taking entries for the WGA TB Race III all day at the GeoPicnic on September 20th.

All TB Racers MUST start at the GeoPicnic! Plan on joining us at Lapham Peak for the green light on the next race!

Posted by wga_admin on Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 19:32:03 CDT (317 reads)

1,000,000 Reasons to Get Outside Now Hidden Throughout the U.S. Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
1 Million U.S. GeocachesThe United States now contains 1,000,000 reasons to explore. As of 7:45am on Sunday, September 14, the 1,000,000th active geocache in the U.S. was published on The site launched in 2000 with just 75 geocaches.

The 1,000,000th U.S. geocache is call Daddy's Fishing Hole and is located near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. To celebrate the 1,000,000th active geocache in the United States, the staff at Geocaching HQ named The 8 Most Amazing Geocaches for Beginners in the U.S.

There are currently 2,492,832 active geocaches hidden around the world. Globally, Germany is second to the U.S. in active geocaches with more than 325,000. Want even more sweet stats? Check out this Geocaching blog post to find out more, including how many smileys are earned each day (hint: it’s more than 25,000).
Posted by wga_admin on Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 18:46:55 CDT (156 reads)

Order your WGA Nametag for pickup at the picnic! Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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Going to the WGA Picnic at Lapham Peak this upcoming Saturday and never had an Official WGA Nametag?

Go here to request yours:
Scuba Steve has a Nametag, do you?

Nametags can only be picked up in person so please only request one if you will be at the 2014 WGA Geo Picnic.

Nametag link will be closed the evening of Wednesday, Sept 17th to allow WalkingAdventure time to make them.

We hope to see you there!

Posted by wga_admin on Sunday, September 14, 2014 @ 20:30:06 CDT (257 reads)

GC5CDBD 1 of the Most Amazing Beginner Geocaches - WI Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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Within a very short time (maybe this week), Geocaching Headquarters has calculated that the 1 MILLIONTH geocache in the U.S. will be active. 1 MILLION US Geocaches!

In honor of this great achievement, there has to be a celebration, so the staff at has poured over all of the incredible caches and decided to honor 8 of the Most Amazing Geocaches in the US for Beginners.

Not surprisingly, Wisconsin is home to one of those 8 special caches, with the honor going to GC3K9TV What the CLUCK!  by Stewzoo1.  In honor of this distinction, the WGA along with Geocaching Headquarters will be hosting an event to recognize their achievement.

Where: Tendick Park, Saukville, WI
When: September 21
Time: 3 pm- 5 pm
Who: Open to all geocachers, families, and anyone interested in learning about geocaching
What: GC5CDBD 1 of the Most Amazing Beginner Geocaches - WI

Want to be a part of this, here is the plan:

We will get together at Tendick Park for a little celebration, including fun giveaways from Geocaching HQ. Those new to geocaching are invited to attend. We’ll talk about geocaching, what makes a good beginner geocache, get to know each other, and swap stories from the geocaching trail, maybe even toss in a Geocaching 101 class and possibly a couple surprises just for fun.

After the event, we’ll all hop in our cars and take the short drive to GC3K9TV What the CLUCK! to experience one of the most amazing geocaches in the US for beginners.

...and of course, geocaching beginners are welcome!

Interested in the other top 7 caches in the country?  Here is the complete list with links:

Tin Man
Totally Tubular III
Raiders of the Lost Cache
Caching Up on the News
Party at the M

Posted by wga_admin on Sunday, September 14, 2014 @ 19:34:26 CDT (196 reads)

2014 WGA Geo Picnic Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
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Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit The park is located 3/4 mile south of I-94 on County Hwy C (Delafield exit). The main attraction of the park is the 45 foot observation tower atop the highest point in Waukesha County.  The park’s glaciated topography provides excellent hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing on the lighted trails.

*****Lapham Peak does require a state park admission sticker or daily pass to enter the park.*****

There are currently many caches in the park, keep your eyes open for new caches placed for the picnic.  The fall colors will make this a beautiful place to get out and cache.  And don't forget to make a visit to the park's tower to see the fall colors from above the trees.


Event Schedule

  • Check In/Registration . . . . . .. . . . 8:30 - 11:30 AM
  • Nametag Pickup . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 - 11:30 AM
  • WGA Merchandise Sales . . . . . . .8:30 - 11:30 AM
  • TB/Geocoin exchange . . . . . . . . . All Day
  • Lunch /Grills Ready . . . . . . . . . . 12:00 PM
  • Kids Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 - 3:30 PM
  • WGA member meeting OPEN FORUM . . .4:00 PM
  • Group Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM
  • Raffle. . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . 4:40 PM
  • Grills Ready Round 2 . . . . . . .. .  . . 5:00 6:00 PM
  • 2nd Annual Travel Bug Race Awards. .5:00 PM
  • 3rd Annual Travel Bug Race Start??? .5:00 PM

What To Bring To The Picnic

  • Your own meat to grill
  • Table setting for you and your family
  • Lawn chairs if you want them
  • Beverages for your group
  • A food item to share.

To ensure variety, please bring an item to share based on your last name, as shown below:

  • Last name A-H: chips or snacks
  • Last name I-P: cookies or desert
  • Last name Q-Z: salad, vegetable or fruit

Childrens' Activities

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Kid's Cache

Attendance Raffle

We will be holding a raffle for other door prizes following the Group Picture at 4:30 For this drawing, you must be present to win.
If you would like to contribute a prize for the raffle please contact a WGA Board of Director.

WGA Travel Bug Race

Join the 3rd Annual WGA Picnic to Picnic Travel Bug Race! Bring along a new travel bug to enter in this year long race. There will also be travel bug tags available for sale at the event. The winners will be crowned at the 2015 WGA Picnic! Get full details here.

Creative Cache Contest

Do you have a really creative cache idea you've been working on? Well let's have a little bit of fun with them. Bring along your most unusual or creative container and the top 3 vote getters will win a prize. Just drop off your container between 8:30am and 11:30am at the picnic shelter and it will be assigned a number. From 12:00PM to 4:00PM voting will be open to all attending the picnic, with the announcement of the winners to be done along with the Bingo Drawing and Raffle prizes at 4:40 PM. Please no names or identifying markings on the cache containers to keep things fair.

More games and activities are being planned. Check back to see what else we are doing at the picnic as the activities are finalized.


Posted by wga_admin on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 @ 16:15:45 CDT (354 reads)

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Lucky Stacks of Pancakes with the WGA



This is the 7th annual West Bend Cache Ba$h so the WGA will be flipping some lucky stacks of pancakes for you!  Visit the event page for more information.

After two days of caching; long or short hikes through the woods, maybe a swim or paddle, maybe chasing down those numbers on the nearby power trails.  However you've been geocaching, you've certainly worked up an appetite!  Come on back to Regner Park and fuel up on some delicious pancakes so that you're ready for another day of caching.   

Location: Regner Park in West Bend  

Time: 7:30 am to 10:00 am* (you must purchase your plate by 10:00, we will continue serving a little after that) (*time subject to change – you will be notified in advance if this occurs)  

Breakfast Cost: $5 for adults (13 years and older), $3 for children 6-12, and free for children under 6.

The breakfast includes: - Pancakes… lots of them - Breakfast sausage (* a reasonable limit will be placed on sausage consumption to control costs) - Beverage of your choice, including coffee, orange juice, milk, and cocoa - mixed fruit salad



Posted by wga_admin on Thursday, July 24, 2014 @ 19:43:14 CDT (451 reads)

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