A month of fun!

The end of August is upon us, which means September is here! We have plenty of fun things planned for this month, including:

Sept 3: “You Might Be a Geocacher If…” begins!
Sept 9: Ultimate Medford Geocache with Rushmore Society
Sept 15-23: CITO week (event submitted, TBA)
Sept. 19: Talk Like A Pirate Day dinner event at The Wharf Fresh Seafood Market & Eatery (event submitted, TBA)
Sept. 21: Park(ing) Day w/ Jackson County Library Services – OregonAstral Games MedfordMedford, Oregon (event details TBA)
Sept. 28: 21 and Over Harvest Festival Night with What to do in Southern Oregon at Whites Country Farm
Sept. 29-30: Harvest Festival Season Kickoff by What to do in Southern Oregon at Whites Country Farm
Plus who knows what else!! Stay tuned for more info!!!!!

A new challenge appears!

You might be a geocacher if…

Introducing a new four-month series called “You might be a geocacher if…” Each month from September through December, use the Friend League to individually earn points toward a new Geocacher Personality Souvenir. Are you an Adrenaline Junkie? A Caching Connoisseur? A Social Butterfly? A Trackable Lover? Collect them all to be the ultimate geocacher. Keep reading to learn September’s challenge below!

In September, you might be an Adrenaline Junkie if…

It’s all about the thrill of the hunt. You crave physical and mental challenges that include long days of geocaching with “gear, (some) fear, and fun!” Whether you’re climbing, diving, or rappelling, there’s nothing easy about getting to this GZ.

To earn the Adrenaline Junkie souvenir, earn 50 points individually on your Friend League beginning Monday, September 3 at noon UTC and ending at noon UTC Monday, October 1. During this time, earn double points for difficulty and terrain!

The scoring*:

Found a geocache with less than 10 Favorite points: 5
Found a geocache with 10+ Favorite points: 10
Difficulty rating: x2
Terrain rating: x2
Attended Event: 5
Drop Trackable: 3

For example, if you log a Difficulty 5, Terrain 5 geocache with under 10 Favorite points you will earn 5 points for logging the find, and 5×2=10 for Difficulty, and 5×2=10 for Terrain, giving you a total of 25 points on your Friend League!

*The Friend League will not reflect this scoring until Monday, September 3 at noon UTC.

FAQ:

How do I play?
Find different geocache types to individually collect 50 points on the Friend League between Monday, September 3 at noon UTC and Monday, October 1 at noon UTC and earn the Adrenaline Junkie souvenir.

How can I earn points?
If you log a cache, attend an event, or perform other geocaching actions, you collect points.

Action Point value
Log a Found it on any geocache 5
Log a Found it on a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points 10
Earn double points for the Difficulty and Terrain ratings X2
Attend any event 5
Drop off trackable 3

* The max number of points you can earn for any cache log is 30 points by finding a D/T 5/5 geocache with 10 or more Favorite points.

For example, if you log a Difficulty 5, Terrain 5 geocache with under 10 Favorite points you will earn 5 points for logging the find, and 5×2=10 for Difficulty, and 5×2=10 for Terrain, giving you a total of 25 points on your Friend League!

What is the Friend League?
The Friend League is a leaderboard that shows you and your friends’ geocaching activity. Earn points when you log a cache, attend an event, or complete other geocaching tasks. The number of points vary depending on the task at hand.

The Friend League displays the total points you individually collect during the month. You can also see how many points your friends have earned. The Friend League will reset to zero on Monday, October 1 at noon UTC when a new souvenir challenge will begin.

Can I join at anytime?
Of course! Join anytime between September 3 through October 1 and earn 50 points individually on your Friend League and earn the Adrenaline Junkie souvenir.

Where can I see my souvenirs?
As soon as you collect a certain number of points, the associated souvenir will automatically be awarded to your profile. The souvenirs appear on your profile under the souvenir tab.

Is the Friend League in the Geocaching® app?
The Friend League is not in the Geocaching® app but can be viewed in your phone’s web browser.

My Friend League points aren’t correct. Help!

  1. If you change a NoteDNF, or other log type to a Found it log, it will not be recognized on the Friend League.
  2. You may have found and logged a Lab Cache. At this time, the Friend League does not award points for finding Lab Caches.
  3. You logged on Monday, September 3 before noon UTC (convert to your local time here). We suggest that you wait to log until AFTER Monday noon UTC – which in some places like New Zealand is Tuesday at midnight – to log your geocaches. Otherwise the points will not count for the first week.
  4. You saved a Draft on a Monday, September 3 before noon UTC (convert to your local time here).

If you have already posted your logs, select “View / Edit Log / Images”, then click the pen icon and “Submit Log Entry” on the website. Your logs should now be counted towards your total.

What does UTC stand for?
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time today. It is the time standard (not a time zone) commonly used across the world. You can convert UTC to your local time here.

Do I get points for attending a CITO, Mega or Giga-Event?
Yes. Attending any event earns you five points.

Still have a question?
Having trouble logging your finds? Have a question about scoring? The best way to get answers quickly is to write to us using this form. Thanks and good luck!

You might be a geocacher if…

International Geocaching Day 2018

International Geocaching Day is right around the corner; have you marked your calendar?

Earn the official International Geocaching Day 2018 souvenir by logging a geocache or attending an event on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Join the global community and celebrate this special day with your friends and family!

We’ll be gathering at China Hut restaurant, located at 450 S Riverside Ave, Medford OR 97501, from 11:30am to 1:30pm for lunch to celebrate International Geocaching Day 2018 and earn our souvenir.

Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your appetite!  It’ll be a great chance for everyone to catch up, share some summer caching stories, and meet some new people.  We hope to see you come out and enjoy the fun!

International Geocaching Day 2018

International Geocaching Day is right around the corner; have you marked your calendar?

Earn the official International Geocaching Day 2018 souvenir by logging a geocache or attending an event on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Join the global community and celebrate this special day with your friends and family!

We’ll be gathering at China Hut restaurant, located at 450 S Riverside Ave, Medford OR 97501, from 11:30am to 1:30pm for lunch to celebrate International Geocaching Day 2018 and earn our souvenir.

Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your appetite!  It’ll be a great chance for everyone to catch up, share some summer caching stories, and meet some new people.  We hope to see you come out and enjoy the fun!

A Very Merry UnBirthday Bash-A-Palooza 3!

Another UnBirthday celebration in the books!

A big thank you to everyone that came out today to celebrate with us.  I know the smoke is making things difficult to enjoy, but it was great seeing everyone that made the trip.

Thank you to everyone that purchased raffle tickets for the prizes and helped support SOGeo for future events and activities.

We look forward to next year’s celebration!

A Very Merry UnBirthday Bash-a-Palooza 3!

Come join us at Emigrant Lake to celebrate our 3rd annual Very Merry UnBirthday Bash-a-Palooza!!

There will be foodgamesgiftsprizes! and cake!

 

For those who don’t remember from the last two years, or are new to the celebration this year, an unbirthday (originally written un-birthday) is an event that is typically celebrated on any or all of the 364 (365 on leap years) days in which it is not the person’s birthday.  With that in mind, LET’S CELEBRATE!!!!

 

Here’s the plan:  Saturday July 21st, 11:00am – 2:00pm (or whenever we call it quits! smiley)

Let’s meet out at Emigrant Lake at Picnic Shelter A (further up the road and across from the Oak Slope Camping area) for a potluck bbq and a day of fun in the sun!  (NOTE: There is a $4 day use fee per vehicle and there isn’t always an attendant to make change)

 Bring family, friends, anybody and everybody!!  Don’t forget your swimsuits too!  There will be plenty of opportunity to play in the water and cool off.

 


Socks and Amanda will be providing the burgers/hot dogs and buns, we ask that all those attending please bring a side dish to contribute to the meal.  Also, please RSVP the number of people who will be coming in your group so we can get an accurate head count, thank you so much!


Since this is an UnBirthday Party, you better believe there will be gifts and surprises for everyone!  Oh, and also, CAKE!  That’s right, Socks and Amanda will be making and decorating a cake to celebrate all of our UnBirthday!!


We will be having a water balloon toss, a beanbag toss, a slack line, and other miscellaneous fun activities for everyone to join in!!


We will also be selling raffle tickets for some Geocaching.com trackables in order to raise money for future SOGeo events and necessities.

 


RECAP:

Saturday, July 21st, 11:00am-2:00pm (or whenever!), Emigrant Lake

Potluck lunch with games and fun

Don’t forget your swimsuit for a dip in the lake!!

Let’s make this an amazing summer bash and come together for some sun, fun, and relaxation!!

It’s almost UnBirthday time!

This coming Saturday, July 21st, is our 3rd annual Very Merry UnBirthday Bash-A-Palooza!  We’ll be meeting out at Picnic Shelter A at Emigrant Lake for a day full of food, fun, and fellowship!  It’s a potluck picnic so please bring a side dish to share with everyone.  Socks and Amanda will provide the hot dogs, hamburgers, and buns, plus some birthday cupcakes.  Bring your appetite and fun stories!  We hope to see you out at the lake!

Cantrall Buckley Golden Jubilee!

You are Invited!

CANTRALL BUCKLEY PARK GOLDEN JUBILEE

50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 11 am to 7:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION!

($5 per car for parking)

LIVE MUSIC: Headliners Brothers Reed

The Antonucci Collective, The Family Carr, Rogue Trio, Romancing the West, Sequoia

LOCAL BUSINESS AND NONPROFIT VENDORS & EXHIBITS

BBQ, FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

Fun for the whole family! All are welcome.

Help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “The Jewel of the Applegate” as we commemorate the opening of Cantrall Buckley Park on July 14, 1968. The park’s founder, Neil Ledward, will be honored in a special ceremony, as will other volunteers who helped preserve our community park over the years.

The event will feature live music by prominent local bands, delicious food, local business and nonprofit vendors, art, exhibits, and activities for all ages!

Be part of Applegate’s unique history mark your calendars for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Volunteers needed! Contact agreaterapplegate@gmail.com to sign up.

Donations of any amount welcome and are tax-deductible: A Greater Applegate, Tax ID # 73-1137098. Please mail checks, with subject line “Golden Jubilee,” to A Greater Applegate, PO Box 335, Jacksonville, OR 97530, or pay securely online at http://gacdc.org/contribution/. We look forward to your participation!

A Blast in Brookings!

What an amazingly fun weekend in Brookings!!

Our Geocaching with KASPER class on Saturday had almost 40 kids show up!!  Throw in some parents helping out, SOGeo board members Matt and Teresa of MTWiege, and some KASPER helpers, and we had quite the crew walking around Azalea Park.

Sunday had us celebrating Socks’s birthday.  We hopped in the truck with MTWiege and headed up the coastline to Bandon, stopping along the way to pick up some fun, old caches.  A birthday spent caching with friends and my amazing wife, what more could a guy ask for?

Monday we had to head home but we ended up snagging a few more caches before saying goodbye to Brookings and heading back home to Ashland.