It's time once again for the WGA Picnic!
Come join us for a fun day of caching and camaraderie at Wildcat State Park in scenic Vernon County!
IMPORTANT: To sign up for the event, you must go to the WGA 2007 Picnic Registration Page and fill out the on-line form. (NOTE: Do not leave a "will attend" note on this page.)
Please register no later than September 9th.
Click here for the WGA 2007 Picnic Registration page
||Wildcat Mountain State Park near La Crosse, WI
||Saturday, September 15, 2007
||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. See the schedule of events below.
||Free (Donations will be accepted and welcomed)
Travel beautiful rustic and winding roads to Wildact Mountain State Park. On a steep ridge overlooking the scenic Kickapoo River Valley, this area offers plenty of hiking trails with spectacular views.
We have the shelter reserved for the day. Picnic tables are limited, so please bring your own chairs, picnic blankets, etc. This is a family event, and all participants are requested to act accordingly. (See the park's rules about pets.) The event will be held rain or shine. Camping is also available for those who wish to stay for the weekend.
This is an great spot, offering outstanding opportunities and challenges for the serious geocacher. Plenty of hills, deep woods, cliffs and marginal satellite reception at times. As usual, we will also have some easier hides on easier terrain as well.
So gear up for the forest and come picnic with us! Leave the restaurants and stores behind. Meet fellow geocachers and put a face to a name!
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||5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
We'll have the grills ready for you at 12 noon. The WGA plans to have some ice and bottled water for you. If you prefer soda, please bring your own.
What to bring for 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
- Last name I-P: salad, fruit, and/or vegetables
- Last name Q-Z: chips, pretzels, and/or snacks
We plan to have a number of temporary caches hidden, and there are also existing caches in this immediate area. (If you are interested in helping with the temp hide placements, please post on the "Volunteers needed" thread on wi-geocaching.com)
For cache hunting, bring your GPS receiver. If you don't have one, you can be on a team with others and find out what geocache hunting is all about. There will be laptops available to load the area caches into your unit. While we will have several common cable styles available, please bring your receiver's cable along, just in case.
If you have an FRS radio, bring it along so you can communicate with each other efficiently. (Taunting and cheering are also acceptable and encouraged!) FRS channel 7 will be used. We plan to have the FRS repeater system going as well.
We will take a group photo promptly at 5 PM near the shelter. All are encouraged to stay for the photo so that we can show what an awesome group of people we had attend our event!
More information to come: We are still in the planning stages, so more event details will be worked out in the coming weeks.
We will keep everyone who registers for the picnic informed via either email updates or forum posts. We are all looking forward to a great event filled with caching, friends, food and fun!