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You have reached the homepage of the Michigan Geocaching Organization (MiGO). The purpose of our organization is to promote the sport of Geocaching in Michigan via improved communications and to provide information to the public about our activities and the sport of geocaching. Please spend some time on our site. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or visit www.geocaching.com for more details.

Join MiGO Today! Membership gives you many benefits. MiGO is one of the oldest and most respected Geocaching organizations in the country. Since our inception in April, 2002 we have grown both in size and stature. In 2007 we were granted an organizational land use permit by the Michigan DNR. This permit enables MiGO  members to place caches on permitted DNR lands, with the appropriate permit where required, at no fee. This is just one of the many benefits of your membership. You'll also become part of a local and tight-knit Geocaching community with an active interest in caching in our state. Members have access to our forums and are encouraged to participate.  We also have a very active Facebook Group which is a great place to meet cachers and learn the game.

To Join, renew or upgrade your membership, pull down the Membership Menu.


Announcements

June 3rd:  DNR Michigan Waterways Adventure Kicked off...

The June Photo Contest entrants and winners are scrolling just below with a link to the Member Ballot.  The July contest is open and has a tie to the Waterways Caching Challenge.

Waterways Caching Challenge Started July 1st and runs through August 31st.  See July-August Promotions.  There is a tie to the July and August photo contests.

In The Beginning
Contest wrapped up June 30th.  Results will be tabulated and posted by July 5th.  starts(ed) May 15 and runs through June 30th.  See June Promotions.

MiGO will have a table at Midwest Geobash in Wauseon, Ohio July 22nd after 3:00PM in the Spangler Arena.  

GC9K62M:  Camp MiGO 4, Weekend of August 20th at Sleepy Hollow State Park.

GC9WJ2F:  Winter Social 2023, February 25th-27th, 2023, Manistee. 
Planning is well underway.  Registration and SWAG preorder will open soon.  Do you want to help?  Send an email to webmaster@mi-geocaching.org.

 

The 2022 MiGO General Member Meeting was held via ZOOM call at 7PM, January 23rd.  To view the recorded meeting, click here

 

Slideshow
Photo Contest 2022-06

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 Member Ballot:   
Open through midnight Tuesday, July 5th


All members will get to pick their top 5 from all of the photos scrolling above.  Photos are shown in the order they were taken.   As you scroll through the photos to pick your top 5, m
ake a note of the "number" of each photo you like.  Order them from your favorite to fifth favorite.  



The MiGO 20th Anniversary Geocoin is available to order in the MiGO Store.  Have it delivered or pick it up at Camp MiGO or MWGB.  Get yours before they are gone.  

 

July-August Promotions

Waterways Caching Challenge

One contest is over and another's startin...

Find (and hide) caches related to Michigan's waterways, three different ways:
- using Keywords in the title
- close to a Michigan Waterway
- close to a DNR Michigan Waterways AL
- bonuses for certain attributes
- bonuses for photos
- Open to all MiGO members

Contest Starts:
July 1st, 2022
Contest Ends:
August 31st
Entry by:
August 17th
Hides by:
July 31sth

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MiGO Monthly Photo Contest.  Winners will get a special trackable to be used in yet another contest.


This contest runs July 1st through July 31st.  Tieing this contest to the Waterways Caching Challenge, the theme for the July contest is:

More Waterways

 

Click the button to submit a photo. You may submit 1, 2 or 3 photos per contest.   Please submit only your own current photos.  Remember, landscape photos look better on our scroller.  Membership picks the winner.

 

June Promotions


Logo recreated from the banner at the 4/27/2002 Picnic

In The Beginning Caching Contest

In The Beginning there was only one region: A nice, green Michigan.  There were far fewer geocachers and far fewer geocaches.  Many of those geocachers are still playing the game and still providing fun for the rest of us.  

 

This challenge will involve a blast from the past.   You will be looking for geocaches hidden by the old school cachers. Your challenge will be to find geocaches hidden by the Early Michigan Geocachers and by Charter Members of Geocaching.com, no matter when, or where they hid them (up to the start of this contest). 

Contest started:
May 15th
Results available by:
July 5th
Contest ended
June 30th

 

Ongoing Promotions


Now Live!

Michigan Waterways Adventures

7 Adventures in 4 Regions

10 Labs per Adventure

5 Labs per county
Record the Key Words

visit
Michigan DNR Geocaching Page
for details.

Download the Waterways Adventure Labs Log to record your keywords to earn the prizes

For questions and help with the Waterways Adventures email 
MichiganWaterwaysAdventure@gmail.com

Note:  Many of the Lab locations are in places without cellular service.  ALs can easily be completed without cellular service.  Click HERE for instructions.

 

... and she is off. Wait, is she? Who knows. We do know that lots of people have been texting her.

 

There won't be a list published of who guessed when. Instead, we will let you know when each guess goes by the wayside and which guess is actually the winner.

 

Eliminated to date:  Goldfinch, CCSquire, HelloLola, BlueDogTeam, Periwinkle128, vj24, Ypsimom, DanTMan&Co, grizz-rider, LynnGeoGin, AndiWR, Cinamuck and Smilch.  Next up:  bgscrabble, 

 

The Latest from the GeoTour

February 2nd, 2022. 

7230 Favorite Points later... 
MiGO, the DNR and Geocaching.com
are very pleased to announce that the 

Michigan State Parks GeoTour
has been officially extended through

September 24th, 2024!

 


Here are the latest GeoTour stats, as of July 1st, 2022:
Logged
 Finds: 
47,929
Individual
Cachers:
6,954
Favorite
 Points:
7349

Geocoins
Earned:
Silver:
241
Gold:
203
News from the DNR:  For those of you who have earned your Silver and/or Gold coins, the DNR has more coins ordered, so please be patient. It takes time to get them.   

As many of you know, our own "Kneel More" is an avid and prolific filmmaker with regards to the game of Geocaching.  Kneel and his friend Bob Billy have dozens of informative and often hilarious videos in his YouTube collection. Kneel has created a series of videos while caching the MSPC GeoTour.  To view the videos, click on the images below.



A humble beginning
Part 2
Waterfalls
History Preserved
Cold Hard Cache

MiGO/OGA Great Race

 

The Great Race, hosted in cooperation by the Michigan Geocaching Organization and the Ohio Geocaching Association has been kicked off at Midwest Geobash. The official page for the race and where tracking will take place is hosted on the OGA website. It will be populated shortly. It can be found at:

 

MiGO/OGA Great Race Page

 

Official rules for the Great Race can be found at:

 

MiGO/OGA Great Race Rules

 

A limited number of official racers will be available from the MiGO Store within a few days. Racers are limited to two per geocaching account.

 

MiGO Store

 

Please read the rules before activating your racer. This is not your typical Trackable Race.

 

 

DNR Centennial Geocache Trail -
Trust the Tradition

 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is celebrating its Centennial year in 2021. Jay's Sporting Goods is celebreating their 50th anniversary.  To celebrate, The DNR is partnering with Jay's Sporting Goods with help from MiGO putting together a geocache trail (not a GeoTour) of fifty caches in four regions of Michigan, one region at a time.  Jay's is supplying the actual geocaches that will be hidden with our assistance.  Search the state for caches named "DNR TTT - Adventure" in their name.


We want to recognize the following cachers for stepping up to help.  Numbers in parenthesis indicate multiple sites:

2277, aghudley, Bainers1103, bgscrabble, ccsquire, Cinamuck, coolmamaof5, DanTMan&Co (2), Gdpunkgirl73, Grayseelou' HelloLola, iatsemedic, IFollowRoads, K&A Enterprises (2), kirtlandii (2), kitedancer, LiteOnCache, Loumiester, Mermaidsh, Piperollie1, Pirate Sunflower (3), Ranger4+1, redwings01win, SeasonsGuide (3). Stuffedcabbage, Team Nix (2), The Macho Homemaker, theworldisoutthere (5), TJPost (2), Traveling Dave, usyoopers (5), Ypsimom (2).

We would also like to recognize the following additional cachers who volunteered as backupsfor the primary hiders:

beenhere, DirtBikeGranny, epoch13, Working4Cache

Thank you all so much for helping bring this joint effort to fruition.  


Welcome to our new officers:

Executive Committee Members:  Rob Nix (Team Nix), taking on the role of Compliance Officer.  Joel Wilkins (iatsemedic) has stepped up to fill a vacant At Large position.

Southwest Regional is, again, vacant.

 

Congratulations to:

Our new Executive Committee Vice President, Jodi Spalding (LiteOnCache). Jodi has been on the EC as a Member at Large for two years.

 

And a huge THANK YOU to outgoing officers:

Executive Committee Member, Tim Green (Merlin1392) who served 4 years as Vice President. Tim also has been and will continue to be MiGO's representative in an organization of geocaching organizations (official name pending?). Tim has also agreed to continue as a volunteer on a couple of MiGO committees.

Executive Committee Member, Lou Cousinaw (DirtBikeGranny) who served 1 year as a Member at Large and 2 years as the Compliance Officer. Lou has agreed to continue helping on a couple MiGO committees.


We are still in the market for a SW Regional Vice President to help with and represent MiGO at events in the area.

Promote MiGO on your Geocache Page

 

MiGO members are encouraged to identify geocaches as being owned by a MiGO Member. We have had a page containing sample logos and other graphics for MiGO Cache Owners to include on their own cache pages. Recently, HQ tightened their security, breaking many COs links to graphics and other pages. Neither our old host or our new one were included in the acceptable list.

 

The good news is, we have placed the graphics on our own Google Drive space and updated the page with the logos and code to go with them.

 

The bad news is, we would like all of our members to update all geocache pages that used our older host with code for the new location of the graphics.

 

Click the link below to see what is available and copy the new code to your cache pages.

 

Add a MiGO Logo to your cache page

 

Notable Membership Activity over the Last Two Months

Trial Members

  • JustAFriendFromWork (welcome)
  • Nana Bouwman (welcome)
  • Dialyn68 (welcome)

Lake Huron

  • Fabulousfour1975 (renew)
  • madmick42 (new)
  • king tut (renew)
  • BeagleScout10 (renew)
  • Frank and Peggy (renew)
  • Orangecrush74 (new)
  • Hawk Woods (new)
  • flyguysgal (upgrade)
  • pee-paw (renew)
  • HetzelMI (new)
  • Teambaker101 (renew)
  • Strong Rogues (renew)
  • PROBOB (ren&upg)
  • zekefritter (renew)
  • Ozland (new)

Lake Superior

  • Fallin' (renew)
  • rough_n_it (gfours) (renew)
  • bigtom5776 (renew)
  • Nikkiwolf25 (renew)
  • Goldfinch (renew)
  • GramaMehl (renew)
  • aghudley (renew)
  • GLC (renew)
  • South Lyon Trekkers (renew)
  • Wandering Tracks (renew)
  • acntrin (renew)
  • Cricketz (new)
  • Allen Cachers (renew)
  • TeamEccs21 (renew)
  • Stinky and Stinky (renew)
  • LainieChip (renew)
  • Sludge_Shoveler (renew)
  • Smilch (renew)
  • beenhere (renew)
  • 3bearsmomma (renew)
  • JulieMI (renew)
  • mdeanbbn (renew)
  • GeoScout4 (new)
  • kovuisking (new)
  • Cinamuck (ren&upg)
  • jordand30 (winner, BiRTHDAY BiNGO)
  • Sl0ther (renew)
  • mkettel (renew)
  • NightTrails (renew)
  • LarryRobyn (new)
  • Paddling Pirates (renew)
  • 8_is_Enough (renew)
  • Noah's Peeps (renew)
  • Hooked On U (ren&upg)
  • IFollowRoads (renew)
  • DanTMan&Co (renew)
  • DirtBikeGranny (renew)
  • SnoringEagles (renew)
  • mboensch (renew)
  • 2girls1gps (re&upg)
  • mockingjay3 (new)
  • IdaLabs (renew)
  • Dmw2m (renew)
  • Bapman Crew (renew)
  • Sarahjo27 (renew)
  • Red Hat Grandma (renew)
  • lightkeeperJane (renew)
  • OakCrestGal (renew)
  • salplus2 (ren&upg)

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