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Jomusky goes out like a Lion Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
Lonely Cache Game
labrat_wr writes:  

They say March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb but not in the Lonely Cache Game!

Jomusky racked up a lion's share of points in the last days of March to surge ahead of last month's winner Lacknothing who held the top spot for the month until this last onslaught of submissions.

Congratulations Jomusky!

Comment in the forums

Posted by wga_admin on Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 18:27:51 CDT (1436 reads)

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

Another very worthy bunch of geocaches were nominated again this month. Here are the winners of the March WGA Cache of the Month.

Northern Zone
2CachingLoons Have Found Their King! by UnlivableVenus8 (aka PokerPlayingEMT-&a-BookWormQueen)
Difficulty 2
Terrain 2.5
Located in a mini park in the Loon Capital, Mercer, is Clair D'Loon. It's hard to miss this geo-beacon.
"This one is just fun! What's not to like about a twenty foot tall loon?"
"Who wouldn't love a two story loon for a beacon????"

Northeast Zone
Where the Wild Things Are by suzisumac
Difficulty 2.5
Terrain 2
A two part multi-cache located in Dale. One log describes it as "Devilisly creative".
"A fun multicache. Both stages are quite creative."
"It has a challenging first stage, a clever final... A well put together cache!"

West Central Zone
Sally's Savings Bank and Geocoin Exchange by zuma!
Difficulty 1
Terrain 1
You might get a chance to meet a geocaching legend since the container is hidden in the front yard of some well known Wisconsin geocachers. (Sally and Jessie) Always well stocked, this one is worth a visit any time you are in the area.
"This is an easy to find and well cared for TB motel."
"It's in Zuma's front yard, need I say more!"

South Central Zone
The Truth Tree by Smashing Ground
Difficulty 2.5
Terrain 2
Sometimes the truth jumps right out at you. This puzzle cache will either have you banging your head or enjoying a quick solve depending on how you look at it.
"Couldn't count the number of times I looked at this one before I got the "Ah Ha!" moment. Final is a cool location too!"
"Nice puzzle, nice hide location.  Nice solid cache.  Tree-mendous fun all around!"

Southeast Zone
Goldie, You're My Idol - Season 4 by beccaday
Difficulty 4
Terrain 2.5
This is a tribute to Goldie Diggers who has been described on the cache page as "well known for his creative puzzles, fun cache containers, challenging hides and his total disregard for his own safety".
"A devious and creative hide, my favorite type!"
"A cache that you have to use your noggin for, and when you finally do you want to slap it!"

Series of the Month
American Literature: Final Exam by krymdog
Difficulty 3.5
Terrain 3
A series of eight puzzles located in the "up nort". The series forms a perfect "?" when viewed on a map.
"It was a learning experience to read all the different literary styles and answer questions pertaining to the story.'
"Brought me back to High School Lit. Class and remembering  GREAT Literature calssics.  It had been a long time since a final exam and I enjoyed the challenage."

"This series has everything that makes for a great series in our mind...interesting puzzles, wonderful northwoods setting and finds that are meant to be found."
"This Cache series embodied all the fun elements of geocaching, challenging both mind and body."
"With currently 100% "favorite" status, this series has everyone enjoying lit class.  Eight caches, each representing a different period in American lit, lead up to the final exam. Well thought out, well put together... one whole package of mental and physical caching fun!"
 

Nominate or vote for your favorite geocaches in the April WGA Cache of the Month

Posted by wga_admin on Monday, April 01, 2013 @ 09:50:21 CDT (1055 reads)

2013 WGA Campout Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
Upcoming Events

 

Spring is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning for the WGA Spring Campout Event. This year, the WGA has joined forces with the Minnesota Geocaching Association in hosting an interstate campout!
Camping Optional
You don’t need to camp to attend. Book a motel or just stop in for a day. The WGA has reserved both group campsites. You may also reserved your own campsite, but they are going fast.
Location
The campout will be held at Interstate State Park, which is one of the most scenic parks in the entire state. You’ll see fascinating glacial potholes and the steep, narrow gorge called The Dalles of the St. Croix. With nine miles of trails, there is plenty to see.
Dates
Mark your calendar for May 17-19.
Activities
There will be plenty to keep you busy and entertained for the entire weekend. We’re hosting a campfire social at the group campsite on Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday you will be able to show off your rustic culinary skills in the Dutch Oven Cook-off, join the Interstate Tug-O-War, or if you enjoy fishing, join the fishing derby. The Kids' Adventure Cache will be available all day. Details for all activites will be available at the Interstate Shelter.
There will be a presentation by DNR Natural Resource Educator Julie Fox on Saturday Morning. Julie will be explaining the unique geology of the area as well as the history of Interstate Park.
Join us on Saturday night for night caches! They blink. They twinkle. They glow in the dark. There is no telling what you may find. Anyone is invited to place a night cache, so get going!
Several new caches will be placed in and around the park in addition to the dozens already within three miles. If you are really ambitious, there are over 20 caches along the Gandy Dancer trail starting less than a mile from the park entrance.
Other activities at Interstate Park include hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, rock climbing and fishing. You can also visit the Ice Age Interpretive Center or pick up a souvenir at the gift shop.
Merchandise
You’ll have the opportunity to purchase limited edition WGA/MnGCA Interstate Campout apparel as well as WGA Geocoins, pathtags and Groundspeak merchandise at the Interstate Shelter on Saturday.
 
Post your Will Attend on the Geocaching.com web page. If you have any questions or comments or are just looking for more info, go to the Interstate Campout forum.
 

Complete Schedule (Subject to change)

Friday:

  • Group Camp Setup Starts 3:00pm
  • Early Registration - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Campfire Social - 8:00pm - Group Site
  • Park Closed to Non-Campers - 11:00pm

Saturday:

  • Registration & Merchandise Sales - 8:00am - 11:30am
  • Night Cache Registration - 8:00am - 11:30am - Setup any time
  • Kids Adventure Cache - Available all day
  • Fishing Derby Registration - 8:00am - 9:30am
  • Fishing Derby - 10:30am - 12:00pm - Meet at Interstate Shelter at 10:15am
  • Presentation and Guided Walking Tour by Friends of Interstate - 10:30am - Location TBD
  • Grill Open - 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Interstate Tug-Of-War - 2:00pm - Location TBD
  • Dutch Oven Cookoff - Start any time. Judging at 5:00pm
  • Grill Open - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • General Member Meeting, Awards, Raffle - 4:30pm
  • Event Photo - 5:30pm
  • Campfire Social - 8:00pm - Group Site
  • Night Caches - 8:30pm - Location TBD
  • Park Closed to Non-Campers - 11:00pm

Sunday:

  • Pancake Breakfast - 8am - 10am
  • Night Cache Pick-up

COMMENT ON THIS

Posted by wga_admin on Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 15:12:38 CDT (1152 reads)

Message from the President Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend 
Organization News

Hello WGA!

Will the snow ever stop?! As Wisconsin geocachers, we've been spoiled the last 2 winters, with the lack of the white stuff. This season is a good reminder to seekers, (and cache owners) on what that 'snowflake icon' means!

Our first 2 WGA Events have come and gone; the LCG Event at Horicon and Bonfire on the Bay in Green Bay. Our thanks to the member volunteers that helped plan and execute these well attended gatherings.

The WGA Board of Directors met on Sunday, February 25th for 7 1/2 hours of WGA business. This was our required organizational meeting according to the WGA By-laws. The Association has always been blessed by good leaders, and the 2013 Board promises to continue that tradition in the coming year.

If the snow ever melts, the trash from the last 6 months will start to rear it's ugly head! Watch the Events List for WGA sponsored and locally sponsored CITO Events across the state.
Why not consider hosting a CITO? The WGA offers limited financial support to assist any member in co-hosting a CITO. Contact any current Director for more information.

The anticipation is building toward the WGA Spring Campout, being held on May 17-19 at Interstate Park near St. Croix Falls. Could this lead to an eventual MegaEvent? You should probably attend, so you can say, "I remember the first one!"

Finally, it is once again my privilege to serve another year as the President of the WGA. Please feel free to contact me at any time in the coming months with your input or comments. Better yet; introduce yourself at a WGA Event! I'd love to hear your "tales from the trails"!

Jim Bliefnick, WGA President

Posted by wga_admin on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:31:04 CDT (805 reads)

Bonfire on the Bay Event a Success Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Read More... 
Event Reports

Over one hundred geocachers attended the WGA Bonfire on the Bay event on February 23rd. This was the fifth annual WGA Winter event which has previously been held in Waterville and Horicon. This year the event was held in Title Town at the Bay Beach Nature Center.

The weather couldn't have been better and many geocachers took the opportunity to gather around the bonfire, enjoy a few ditties by a Lone minstrel and dodge a few snowballs. Inside the Nature Center, geocachers were welcomed by WGA board members and volunteers. Every team was given a Bonfire on the Bay pathtag when they signed in.

Untold gallons of chili and dozens of hot dogs were served up by our kitchen staff headed up by Lisa from Curly Girls. The rest of the food was provided by attendees and there was plenty! Nobody went home hungry.

Planning is already underway for the next WGA Chili and Bonfire event. Watch the forums and Upcoming Events for details. Winter is winding down and spring is just around the corner. We have several events planned between now and the next bonfire event including the 12th annual WGA Spring Campout  at Interstate State Park on May 17th-19th.

Posted by wga_admin on Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 10:11:20 CST (942 reads)

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

There were several close races among the dozen geocaches nominated for the February Cache of the Month. Thanks to everyone that nominated and voted, the entire state was very well represented.

Northern Zone - Cheezehead's T.B & Coin & HCH container Barn by Hayward Cheezehead
Difficulty 1
Terrain 1.5
Size Large

This fun cache is located just a few feet from the roadside. Being a LARGE, is findable any time of the year, and is kept well stocked by the nearby cache owner. "Honk or wave as you drive by."

Northeast Zone - The Expedition by JimandLinda
Difficulty 4
Terrain 5
Size Regular

Several items are required to complete The Expedition, so read the description page carefully. The terrain changes depending on the season, but this multi is a true adventure any time of the year.

West Central Zone - URSA MINOR - YILDUN by bigjim60
Difficulty 2
Terrain 5
Size Micro

A great amount of effort was spent to recreate the Little Bear constellation near the Little Bear Creek in the George Mead Wildlife Area in Central Wisconsin. This one won't disappoint those looking for a high terrain geocache.

South Central Zone - WSQ Old Baptist Union Cemetery (Abandoned) by Smashing Ground
Difficulty 2
Terrain 2
Size Other

This out of the way WSQ is a true testiment to the power of natural reclaimation. Several Civil War era markers can be found here.

Southeast Zone - black bottom stomp by chevyole
Difficulty 2
Terrain 4
Size Small

Here is another higher terrain geocache that the owner refers to as "Homage to the Lonely Cache Game". With a Howitzer, a time capsule and a great view, this is a must do cache.

Series of the Month - The Muppet Series by Jim Henson (aka froggerz)
Difficulty 2
Terrain 2
Size Regular

A six pack that will have you chasing Muppets on the trails of Whitnal Park near Greenfield. You'll be getting the old band back together by finding the five original members of The Electric Mayhem Band. What could be more fun than Muppet hunting in Southeast Wisconsin?

Nominate or vote for your favorite caches in the March Cache of the Month.

Posted by wga_admin on Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 08:27:58 CST (736 reads)



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