MOGA 2008 - The 5th Year
"A Little Bit of Paradise at Mark Twain Lake"
Mark Twain Lake - John F. Spalding Rec. Area
April 4 - 6, 2008
Come join us as we celebrate our 5th year of the Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure! We will return to Mark Twain Lake and utilize another awesome recreation area. The John F. Spalding recreation area has plenty of parking, 2 pavilions, a beach and some great trails. The Joanna trail at Spalding was ranked in the top 25 by ReserveUSA.
We will again place over 60 permanent caches for participants to find. The US Army Corps of Engineers will once again be our host. If you attended last year, you know of the great hospitality they gave us. We are very excited about this year and we have some great plans to make sure the 5th year will be unforgettable!
Here is the rundown of what we have so far. Please keep checking back with us here and also at the MOGA WEBSITE
Saturday, April 5th, 2008
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM - Breakfast (Spalding - Pavilion)
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM - Map and Compass Session (Spalding - Pavilion)
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Registration is Open (Spalding - Pavilion)
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM - Waypoint Downloads for Competitors (Spalding - Pavilion)
7:30 AM - 7:45 AM - Competitors Meeting and Pictures (Spalding - Pavilion)
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Individual Competition (Spalding - Pavilion)
9:00 AM - Non Competitors Waypoint Download (Spalding - Pavilion)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch (Spalding - Pavilion)
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM - Team Competitors Waypoint Download (Spalding - Pavilion)
12:45 PM - 01:00 PM - Team Strategy Planning (Spalding - Pavilion)
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM - Team Competition (2&4 Person) (Spalding - Pavilion)
02:00 PM - Non Competitors Waypoint Download (Spalding - Pavilion)
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM - Dinner (See - Spillway South Rec Area)
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM - Awards and Presentations / Program (See - Spillway South Rec Area)
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM - Cracker Barrel/Meet & Greet
(Bring a snack to share and visit!)
(See - Spillway South Rec Area)
Sunday, April 6th, 2008
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM - Breakfast (Spalding - Pavilion)
Spalding Pavilion Waypoint – N39 33.200 W091 39.770
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Punch Pickup Contest (Spalding - Pavilion)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch (Spalding - Pavilion)
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM - Open Cache Hunting 05:00 PM - EVENT CLOSES (Please feel free to stay)
See Spillway South Waypoint – N39 31.496 W091 38.194
Where are Participants Coming From??
Official Sponsors of MOGA 2008 are:
Home Town Connection LLC - US Cellular
US Army Corp of Engineers
Mark Twain Lake Chamber of Commerce
Registration will be done online ONLY. You will need to go to our website and register. The registration will open on October 15th @ 12:01PM. The first 30 paid registrations will receive a special collectors coin. Registrations will be discounted for anyone who registers before January 1st. You can still mail in a registration but it must be printed from the website. We will not take any other forms of registration other than printed from the website or paid online. If you do not get your registration in before January 1st and you paid the discount rate, (IE: you printed it in December but did not send it until January), you will be asked to pay the difference when you arrive.
Adults wanting the registration packet - Coin, Pin and Lanyard will be $16.00. Adults not wanting the packet will be $3.00 to cover the map cost.
Youth ( under 18) that will not compete will be $7.00. This will cover the packet cost without a coin. Any youth that competes in any of the competitions will pay the full adult rate. This will give you a competitors coin.
Scouts are $7.00 each and all Scout leaders, bringing their troop / team / crew, are free. Scouts will receive collectors pin and lanyard. No coins. However, they can be purchased in our store online or at the event if we have any left.
Single Competition - This will be divided by age category: Younger than 30, 30 - 49, 50 and older. It will also be divided, the first time ever, by gender. That makes for 6 different categories.
Couples Competition - Couples will be divided as well. No gender division and this is a 2 person team event in which you stay together. The age divisions will be; Under 40, and 40 and older. The youngest person on the team defines the age division. If you are caching with your son and he is 14 and you are 42, you will be placed in the younger division.
4 Person Team Competition - 4 person teams will be allowed to split up and look for the caches. Age divisions are Under 50 and 50 and older.
All details on the competitions including rules can be found on our website, MOGAGEO.COM after October 15th. Please continue to check for the latest and greatest news.
As with last year, the Corps of Engineers will offer 1/2 price camping. The Mark Twain Lake Office will start taking reservations for camping in the first week of November. Camping will be available in Ray Behrens. They offer all the amenities that Indian Creek had. The full hook-up services will depend on weather. If you have questions or to make reservations you can get hold of Allen Mehrer by phone at (573) 735-4097. The Coordinates to the Campground are:
N39 30.361 - W091 39.429
Hotel and resort information can be found on the MOGA website @ "http://www.mogageo.com"... There are far more places for lodging this year. There are many resorts with rooms, cabins and condos.
Catering will be done by the Rustic Oak Cabin Steakhouse Menu and meal order forms are on the website.
Here is the initial design for the coin:
For More information, continue to check the website - "http://www.mogageo.com"