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!

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.

SOGeo’s back in Brookings!

Greetings Brookings cachers!  Socks and Amanda are back on the coast to have some fun teaching a Geocaching class to kids in the area!  We’ve partnered with KASPER to once again come over and share our love of geocaching and give kids a hands-on experience with learning the in’s and out’s of the game.  We’re looking forward to this year’s class which at the time or writing this was scheduled to have more than 25 kids signed up.  Wow!

Here’s to a fun weekend of teaching and spending some time on the beach!

Discover Central Point 2018!

Discover Central Point 2018 is here!

We’ve handed out a number of passports and a number of coins already today!  What a great turnout for this event!  A huge thank you to Central Point Parks and Rec, Nikki Petersen, Elizabeth Blodget, Holiday Inn Express and Suites (Central Point), JC Brown, and everyone who came down to participate in the fun!

There are still a number of coins left and passports can be picked up during regular business hours at Central Point City Hall in the Parks Department or anytime from the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Central Point off Peninger.  Passports can be returned to either site to exchange for this year’s Geocoin.

Only 5 more days!

Here we are, getting closer and closer to our big Discover Central Point 2018 Geocoin Challenge event!  This year is set to offer 20 new places for you to check out and explore in order to fulfill your passport and earn your limited edition Geocoin celebrating the event.  Only 150 coins will be handed out this year, will you be one of the lucky ones to earn your coin?  Come join us this Saturday, June 23rd, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Central Point as we kick off the event!

Playing Catch-Up

Here we are in the middle of June and still playing catch-up with scheduled events and activities.  We’ve added some of the events for June and July and will be working to add more in the future.  Stay tuned for more!

Hidden Creatures are coming!

Uncover a new world of Hidden Creatures!

Recently, 13 sightings of magical creatures and otherworldly beings have been reported. Embark on a global adventure to try to witness these mythical creatures in their unique habitats. From June 27 through July 25, earn up to 13 mythical creature souvenirs by finding geocaches and attending events.

For centuries, Hidden Creatures have fueled the imagination and provided supernatural explanations for the world around us. Once written off as simple mythology, a recent series of events now indicate these creatures might actually be real. Your challenge is to look for these creatures in their natural habitats and confirm the existence of as many as you can.

Each week a new habitat will be introduced, beginning with Hidden Creatures of the forest and ending with a magical creature who lives among the stars. See how fast you can witness all of the creatures or take your time to find each one over all four weeks, the challenge is up to you!

Find geocaches or attend events to increase your chances of seeing these mythical creatures and earn up to 13 souvenirs. Plus, share your adventures with #hiddencreatures for a chance to be featured on the Geocaching Blog.

 


 

Let’s all get together to kick off this 4 week adventure at a place well known for their classic and exotic meat selections:  Jaspers Cafe!  (2739 N Pacific Hwy, Medford OR 97501)

We’ll gather at 6 PM and go over the information for the Hidden Creatures adventure and help everyone earn their first Hidden Creature Souvenir, BIGFOOT!!

 


 

RECAP:

When:  Wednesday, June 27th

Where:  Jaspers Cafe (2739 N Pacific Hwy, Medford)

What time:  6pm-7pm

 


 

Grab your family, grab your friends, grab your neighbor, and bring them out to learn more about Geocaching and the crazy fun that we all have seeking out hidden treasures and collecting virtual souvenirs for our Geocaching profile!  We hope to see you there!!

Come see us at the Urban Forest Carnival!

We will be setting up a booth at the world premier of the Urban Forest Carnival in Hawthorne Park on Saturday, May 12th, from 8 am until dark.  The carnival is being put on by the Medford Parks and Rec department and will be filled with all sorts of exciting events, booths, and activities.  Come stop by, say hi, and check out all the fun going on in the park!

Geocachers reach new heights with Planetary Pursuit

It’s been quite the expedition navigating beyond the geocaching universe, caching on every planet to try to become an Official Space Explorer. In fact, over 44,500 geocachers collected over 500 points on their Friend League to reach Pluto, earning the Official Space Explorer souvenir!

In honor of the nine planets (counting dwarf planet, Pluto!) we’re sharing nine fun stats and photos from Planetary Pursuit from around the world and surrounding galaxies!

  1. 5,750 geocachers reached Pluto in the first week
  2. This trackable is ready for some out of this world traveling!
    “Having returned from Pluto, Cosmo is ready to begin his #planetarypursuit adventure all over again.” Photo by Chandraday
  3. Geocachers in Germany found the most caches during Planetary Pursuit
  4. The thrill of your first find!
    “My first geocache find earlier!! Super excited!!!” Photo by Mrs. Contreras
  5. A photo collage of the journey to Pluto!
    “We made it!” Photo by geocmuchalove
  6. 177,376 total number of trackables moved
  7. Never too young to be an Official Space Explorer!
    “Geocaching in the woods!” Photo by andrej_bigcarp
  8. 41,735 The highest Friend League score of Planetary Pursuit.
  9. A helping hand can make all the difference!
    “Last day of the #planetarypursuit and who else better to assist me over the finishing line, but Buzz Lightyear!” Photo by Twoandtwohalves

Bonus photo! Have you found a Planetary Pursuit trackable yet?

“Dropped off a couple of trackables before the end of the Planetary Pursuit. Safe travels!” Photo by Stellan J.

 

What was your favorite part of Planetary Pursuit? We loved exploring beyond our normal caching habits to reach the stellar souvenirs but are excited to uncover a new world of geocaching soon…