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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 is paid annually by MiGO and enables all our 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. Our forums are very active and are a great place to meet cachers and learn.

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


Slideshow
Photo Contest 2021-07

The (May)-June-July  Photo Contest Results

 
Congratulations to DirtBikeGranny for her winning photograph,
again decided in a tie breaker by the EC/BOD.

All entries are scrolling in the slideshow above.  The theme for this contest was:

Red, White and Blue

Announcements

Weekend of February 26th

MiGO Winter Social 2022

GC9ED5K (publishing soon)

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
30650 Six Mile Rd
Livonia, MI 48150

Exploring The Big City


Watch this space for more details!

2022 MiGO Gadget Cache Contest Coming Soon

 

Watch here for an announcement for the second MiGO Gadget Cache Contest.

Get your thinking caps on, designers. Details and rules will be announced soon.

Judging will take place at the 2022 Winter Social.

 

August-September Promotions

The August-September  Photo Contest OPEN! 
 
Can you take the winning shot?  We need more photographers. 
Time remaining to submit your photo(s) for this contest:





On Aug 1st-3rd, the EC and Board will select their top 5 entries for this photo contest.  
Aug 4th-7th, you members get to pick the winner from that top 5.

Please watch for a button here to vote for your favorite...

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 from August 8th  through September 30th.  The theme for this contest is:

Dog Days

 


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.

Results are in:
The winner and runner-up were were chosen with a random number generator draws.  First, a single "roll" between 1 and the number of people who turned in a completed wordlist (only 16).   A second random number generator was used to determine the winner and runner up using the total number of "drawing chances" for all of the participants.  Drawing chances were determined by dividing the total points scored (times two for Lake Superior members) by 10, rounded up.  The minimum number of chances for anyone scoring a point was, therefore, one.   

The total number of chances in the drawing was 346.  The winner and runner up were determined by the random numbers generated from the 4th and 5th  (4) was the first random number) and 5th "rolls" of the second random number generator, a number from 1 to 346.  The winning roll was 298 and the second place roll was 214.   The winner had the fourth highest number of points scored in the contest (434) and the runner up had the highest number of points scored (616).
WinnerCCSquire44 chances in the drawing, scoring  217 points with 115 total finds and a clean, error free entry.  Wins a one year extension of Lake Superior Membership and first choice of one of the two coins below:

Runner-up:  woofer and tweeter.  62 chances in the drawing, scoring 308 points with 154 total finds and an an error free entry.

A third prize for an announced accomplishment was not awarded due to the low number of participants who turned in a wordlist.
No $5 discount coupon was awarded because there were no Lake St. Clair or Trial members participating.


August 2009 Geocoin Club:  GCC 4th Anniversary


September 2009 Geocoin Club: Cache Eagle

 

What did we learn:
  1. Almost all of the feedback was very good.  The overall rating was 4.0 out of 5.  10 people rated it 5.  Only 1 person rated it below 3.  We are doing something right to get the good rating, however...
  2. It is both confusing why and disappointing when 46 people enter a contest, only 16 turn in results, even when informed that a single find gives them a chance at a prize.  What do we have to do to keep people engaged?
  3. There were more wordlists turned in with errors (9) than without (7).  Most of the errors can be attributed to typing the wrong GC code in to the fillable form wordlist.  There were several non-existing GC codes and more that were obviously wrong by their location, active status and lack of a match.  If your numbers don't match what you turned in, there is better than a 50/50 chance you made one of these errors. 
  4. Several people didn't bother selecting their member type, making the challenge master look some of them up.  
  5. One entrant attached a completely blank wordlist.  Attempts to get the correct wordlist have not been answered.  Sorry.
  6. Three people out of the 16 usable entries failed to follow the  instructions to include "GC" with the GC Code.  We are trying to automate the scoring as much as possible.  Oversights like this make it harder on the people scoring these contests.  This will be the very last time  we correct these problems for you.  
  7. I didn't simplify the fillable form enough.  The PDF software being used does not handle combined fields well when exporting to excel.  More work needs to be done to make the transition easier.
  8. webmaster@mi-geocaching.org

Great Turnout - Great Fun - See You Next Year

 

August 21, 2021    Sleepy Hollow State Park

A weekend of camping if you got a site early.

A great day of caching for all.

A bunch of new caches

A pot luck

A lot of good friends

A lot of good fun

... and a head start on a contest.

 

Camp MiGO 3 - GC98CB8

 

This is an easy day trip for most of much of Michigan.  Hotels are available in Lansing for people who want them.  

 

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: 
43,327
Individual
Cachers:
6,199
Favorite
 Points:
6824
Geocoins
Earned:
Silver:
172
Gold:
146
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

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

  • sgerbs (welcome)
  • FineFiendFinder (welcome)
  • NOTACOP (welcome)
  • Always Hooked (welcome)
  • SpartanHope (welcome)
  • TSSfamily (welcome)
  • Jakubiak (welcome)
  • Karter529 (welcome)
  • MomandLivi (welcome)
  • 2touristing (welcome)
  • ToriiiP (welcome)
  • Jasonakanorm (welcome)

Lake Huron

  • scook (upgrade)
  • glasstiger1515 (renew)
  • Frank and Peggy (renew)
  • chamazn (new)
  • Team CoyChev (upgrade)
  • BeagleScout10 (renew)
  • Kosmic Cache Crew (renew)
  • TechnoOldFolks (renew)
  • Tom n Chris (renew)
  • Chane Gang (new)
  • Wayward Wanderers (ren&upg)
  • ShelleyJean (new)
  • BowzTheWowz (renew)
  • GreatLakesCacher (renew)
  • Pugchaser (renew)
  • marshajean (renew)
  • G3tth3cach3 (renew)
  • Team Nix (renew)

Lake Superior

  • Ladyfox (renew)
  • theworldisoutthere (renew)
  • Piperollie1 (renew)
  • 4 Tacks (renew)
  • zeeland5 (renew)
  • RemSpec (renew)
  • OnABoat (renew)
  • Grayseelou (renew)
  • LainieChip (upgrade)
  • GLC (ren&upg)
  • LainieChip (renew)
  • CritterLover (renew)
  • MarlaHooch (new)
  • RXWranglers (renew)
  • Red Rose (ren&upg)
  • pinestrail (ren&upg)
  • Jennajoy5 (renew)
  • Team Kalsin (renew)
  • Team_Olsen11516 (renew)
  • bigtom5776 (renew)
  • hornyjoe (renew)
  • Wiley'sMom (new)
  • hatfield.hunters (renew)
  • Coyote Cacher (renew)
  • LiteOnCache (renew)
  • csguru (renew)
  • LucyLee (renew)
  • sycloneman (renew)
  • GeoKev93 (renew)
  • 23Peanut (renew)
  • Huntroth (renew)
  • Mrs2xArcher (new)
  • ekotus (renew)
  • Folts1967 (new)
  • TeamLareau (renew)
  • JHBDFamily (renew)
  • Merlin1392 (renew)
  • Robriki (renew)
  • grizz-rider (renew)
  • CCSquire (MSFaunaWS winner)
  • Ypsimom (upgrade)

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