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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.


Slideshow
Photo Contest 2021-09

The August-September  Photo Contest
Winners
 

With a record twenty-eight entries, there were still three ties. 

Congratulations to co-winners Cosmo411 and  GeoNiffs 
and to third place beenhere for their photos of the
Dog Days


Thank  you to all the participants and to the members who selected the winners.
Stay tuned for  another installment of the Photo Contest
Coming as soon as we get Winter Social published.

Announcements

MiGO Holiday Trackable Giveaway


Again, this year, MiGO is participating in the Geocaching Limited Edition Holiday Travel Bug promotion.


Any purchase from the MiGO store that includes the MiGO Annual Calendar will get also one of these travel bugs free (limit of 30 calendars available).

Any other purchase from the MiGO store exceeding $20 will also get one of these travel bugs. free (limited to first 30 orders, store orders limited to one travel bug per cacher account).

This offer is only available to orders placed via the webstore on or after 11/23/21 and paid in full. The offer is also limited to one travel bug per cacher account.


Additional travel bugs will be given away as contest prizes, so stay tuned.



MiGO Cluedo Contest

Scroll down to November-February Promotions

Weekend of February 26th

MiGO Winter Social 2022

Exploring The Big City


Log your "Will Attend" here:

GC9ED5K

Click this button for all of the details and to register for SWAG, Meals, Activities, etc.

2022 Winter Social


Winter Social is our only fund raiser for the year.   Even if you can't come, please consider ordering SWAG or making a donation.   Both are done through the registration process.

With your help, your will attend and your registration, perhaps we can turn Winter Social into a
Michigan Mega Event.

Do you have items to donate to the Silent Auction

Please click this button to let us know ahead of time what you will be bringing.


WS22 Silent Auction Item Donation

 

2022 MiGO Winter Social
Gadget and Creative Cache Contest

 

The Gadget Cache contest at the 2020 Winter Social in Kalamazoo was a popular attraction to several area geocachers with very creative minds.    For 2022, MiGO is expanding the contest to two categories.  Gadget Caches AND Creative Caches.  
Each registrant at the 2022 MiGO Winter Social will be a judge and get to pick both their favorite Gadget Cache and favorite Creative Cache.  Get busy and get building to enter this fun and very useful contest. 

Pre-registration is required to let us know your intent to compete.  

The details, rules and the link to sign up to enter your creation is on this page.  Please let us know early if you are planning on wowing us with your handiwork.   

This contest is open to ALL geocachers attending (or by proxy) Winter Social.  You don't need to be a MiGO member to enter and win.

2022 WS Gadget & Creative Cache Contest

 

November Promotions


MiGO 11/21 Contest


It’s November, the 11th month of the year 2021: 

Your challenge is simple?  Find 21 caches, hidden  during the month of November (any year) between November 1 and November 30, 2021.  Turn in a completed submission with 21 qualifying caches and you will be entered into the contest drawing.  Simple and fun for everyone!

Click this button to jump to the contest page.  Enter the contest from there.

MiGO 11/21 Contest Page

Footnote:  We may or may not have stolen this idea from our friends at Geocachers of Long Island (Facebook).



 

December Promotions

Zoom... Focus... Click!


We are continuing  a regular feature on the MiGO Website, a Photo Contest.  We are our giving our members a chance to provide some new photos for the website and have a chance at winning a "fabulous prize" in the process.   Dust off your Nikon, wind your Pentax, Charge your Lumix, or just point your phone at something interesting on your geocaching adventures and related to the theme below.


This contest runs the last two months of the year, from November 1st  through December 31st.  As the fall color slips away leaving bare branches, the theme for this contest is:

Falling Into Early Winter

 


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

The EC and Board will pick the top 5, the Membership picks the winner.

November-February Promotion

A three-month contest with some twists.


Using your own clues, Can you find "whodunnit"?


Click this button to get to the contest page. Enter the contest from there.


MiGO Cluedo 2021-2022

 

Ongoing Promotions

The Latest from the GeoTour

September 4th, 2021.   

School is starting again, but the traffic for seekers of the MSPC GeoTour is still going strong.  The GeoTour is closing in on the end of its third summer and is still very popular.  The MiGO State Parks Work Group meets with the DNR on a regular basis and the DNR is very happy with the numbers we are generating with the tour and the revenues it is generating for our parks and the businesses in the surrounding communities.  Keep searching and finding the GeoTour hides and keep those numbers climbing.   

We, the combined MiGO and DNR team, have some more ideas in early planning stages, so stay tuned for more news, hopefully soon.
Here are the latest GeoTour stats:
Logged
 Finds: 
44,977
Individual
Cachers:
6,389
Favorite
 Points:
7019

Geocoins
Earned:
Silver:
182
Gold:
157
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.   

On October 8th, 2021, geocacher

BWY Gang

awarded the 7000th GeoTour Favorite Point at

JW Wells SP-Crawford (GC801N0).

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.  


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

  • Jasonakanorm (welcome)
  • marklapointe (welcome)
  • Ladybug (welcome)

Lake Huron

  • Pugchaser (renew)
  • marshajean (renew)
  • G3tth3cach3 (renew)
  • Team Nix (renew)
  • waytag (renew)
  • K&A Enterprises (renew)
  • kirtlandii (renew)
  • Pluvs2hunt (renew)
  • Amor2 (renew)
  • Etharyl (new)
  • Geognarles (renew)

Lake Superior

  • JHBDFamily (renew)
  • Merlin1392 (renew)
  • Robriki (renew)
  • grizz-rider (renew)
  • CCSquire (MSFaunaWS winner)
  • Ypsimom (upgrade)
  • Lukef4u (new)
  • Grinner6 (renew)
  • indenyl (renew)
  • jordand30 (renew)
  • The BlueDog Team (new)
  • Sky'sRiders (renew)
  • SpartanHope (ren&upg from Trial)
  • epoch13 (renew)
  • AlphaRK9 (renew)
  • Farmchickadee (renew)
  • singingstoker (new)
  • M0m0f5 (ren&upg)
  • Tjslady (upgrade)
  • Ranger Sue (new)
  • Mrs Squire (new)
  • Princess&Dutch (ren&upg)
  • Silent Whistles (new)
  • loumeister (renew)
  • iMerge (ren&upg)
  • periwinlke128 (renew)
  • HelloLola (renew)
  • VBClan4 (ren&upg)
  • RDC4106 (ren&upg)
  • 4KClub (renew)
  • geodegal (ren&upg)
  • ScouterSteve (renew)
  • usyoopers (renew)
  • GoldDogs (ren&upg)
  • Rae-of-Sunshine (new)
  • GHBuccaneers (renew)
  • Roland Kent (ren&upg)
  • Rj_toot (renew)
  • TPM2013 (renew)
  • TJPost (ren&upg)
  • TeamGMMP (renew)
  • Harris734 (new)
  • siamesedrummer (new)
  • jtcoffee (new)
  • Elcole1223 (new)
  • sgerbs (upgrade)
  • TTFNCachn (upgrade)
  • The Trent's (new)
  • Team Nix (upgrade)
  • LadyBee4t (ren&upg)
  • Lodidodger (ren&upg)
  • Hiken (renew)
  • Grand7lealajm (renew)
  • mmc881 (renew)
  • Kneel More (renew)
  • Acker3Family (renew)
  • PirateSunflower (renew)

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