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MOGA 2010

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Hidden : Saturday, April 10, 2010
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

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MOGA 2010
April 9 - 11
Mark Twain Lake
Indian Creek Recreation Area

Attention all MOGA Attendees!!!

ALL MOGA CACHES HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED!!!

Feel free to download your Pocket Queries and plot your route.

Cache ON!!

AND

MOGA, MOGA, MOGA!!!

MOGA 2010 is going to be the largest and busiest MOGA yet. The US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis Area Geocachers Association, L Frank and Denmother, and the rest of the Moga Staff want to prepare you for a fun packed weekend like no other. SPACE is going to be our theme this year and we have plenty of it. Last year we had almost 600 registered attendees and we are expecting even more this year. We are returning to the Indian Creek Recreation Area (The site of MOGA 2007) with 100 new caches. This is not to mention the new park-n-grabs we are planning , and over 160 permanent caches from previous MOGA events. All of these new caches will be released sometime after Easter so you can come out and enjoy caching early.

NOTE:
- basic attendance is free although there are various additional registration levels (see below)
- as with all events, anyone attending may post an attended log to the cache page.
- participation in the competitions is not required.

REGISTRATION:


This year we will have 7 registration levels. VIP, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Scouts, and Tin.

VIP Registration: Will receive everything in Platinum but includes a special coin set of 2 event coins. VIPs wait in no lines for meals, checkin, waypoints, etc. You also get top level parking. Prices will be listed on the MOGA website.

Platinum Registration: Will receive everything. Event coin w/pathtag, t-shirt, pin, bottle carabiner, button, maps, name tag, watertight cache container, all meals, and drawstring bag. Prices will be listed on the MOGA website.

Gold Registration: Will receive Event coin w/pathtag, pin, bottle carabiner, button, maps, name tag, watertight cache container, all meals, and drawstring bag. Prices will be listed on the MOGA website.

Silver Registration: Will receive Event coin w/pathtag, t-shirt, pin, bottle carabiner, button, maps, name tag, watertight cache container, and drawstring bag. Prices will be listed on the MOGA website.

Bronze Registration: Will receive Event coin w/pathtag, pin, bottle carabiner, button, maps, name tag, watertight cache container, and drawstring bag. Prices will be listed on the MOGA website

Scout Registration: (Scouts and Leaders Only) Will receive pin, button, maps, name tag, and drawstring bag. Prices will be listed on the MOGA website

Tin Registration: Will receive a name tag and maps This registration is FREE!

In addition, competitors will be charged $5.00 per person. This fees goes toward the cost of the award geocoins. Each winning competitor receives an award geocoin.

Individual Competition - One Person - $5.00
Couples Competition Two Person - $10.00 (Covers both people)
Team Competition Four Person - $20.00 (Covers all 4 people)

GEOCOINS and AWARDS:


MOGA 2010 is planning for TWO geocoins this year. One coin will be available to all attendees who want one. We are designing a special unique coin for this years event so watch this page for future updates. The second coin will be a special award coin just for the competitors. GOLD - for first place, SILVER - for second place, and BRONZE - for third place. There is also going to be a special COPPER coin minted for MOGA staffers only. If you would like to be on staff, there are a few positions still open.

Are your knees bad? Recovering from a new hip replacement? Is the Force not with you? Your wheelchair is not a 4 wheel drive model? Or you want to cache all day and STILL HAVE A CHANCE TO GET A COMPETITORS GEOCOIN? Now is your chance. Everyone who has a VALID REGISTRATION will have a chance to enter the MOGA 2010 POKER RUN. Starting Saturday morning, there will be special permanent caches hidden along the road with unique playing pieces inside. These playing pieces will be business cards from local businesses. Find all of the caches and you will be able to draw 5 playing cards and 1 Bonus Card. The registered cacher who has the best hand by Sunday at 1:00pm will win the Gold Geocoin. Second best hand will get the Silver Geocoin. The third best hand will get the Bronze Geocoin. We know some people may have to leave early, but don't worry, you don't have to be present to win.

COMPETITIONS:

The competitions will basically be the same as MOGA 2009 with the exception of the age groups. The age groups for the men's and women's individual competions will be the same.

  • 29 and under
  • 30 to 49
  • 50 and above

The age groups for the team competitions will be the same as the individual competitions.

  • 29 and under
  • 30 to 49
  • 50 and above
For the two person teams we will take an average of the two ages to determine which age group you are in. For the four person teams we will first use a three person majority (3 people are 30 to 49, that's the group you will compete with). If there is no majority then we will use an average (22+33+45+60/4=40). We changed this from the youngest member determines your group so we can get more 50+ teams involved.

We will also be using water proof punch cards this year to ensure we have no problems with the weather.

Remember! Every winning competitor receives either a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Trackable Geocoin.

FOOD:

A few people at MOGA 2009 had a problem with the times the meals were served, others about the prices, quality or quanity. We are addressing those problems for MOGA 2010 knowing we can't please everyone, but let it be known we make no money on the food. We have always been in the red when we pay the caterers so we can bring you the lowest price. This year you will have more options other than the catered meals: the Marina store will be open and the restaurants in Monroe City are only 20 minutes from MOGA 2010. Below is a list of restaurants in and around the area.

Indian Creek Marina Grill - N 39* 31.071 W 091* 43.721
VFW Post 4240 (SUNDAY Breakfast only)
----------- N 39* 39.048 W 091* 44.187
Eva Mae's Cafe (CLOSED SUNDAY)- N 39* 39.109 W 091* 44.077
Peggy Sue's Cafe (CLOSED SUNDAY)- N 39* 39.223 W 091* 44.083
Dos Primos Mexican Restaurant - N 39* 39.494 W 091* 43.644
Subway - N 39* 39.451 W 091* 43.527
Hardees - N 39* 39.456 W 091* 43.099
Pizza Hut - N 39* 39.485 W 091 42.782
New Beijing Chinese Buffet - N 39* 39.502 W 091* 42.764
C & R Market/Deli - N 39* 39.552 W 091* 42.776
Mark Twain Landing Restaurant - N 39* 33.757 W 091* 39.650
The Hitching Post Diner - N 39* 33.272 W 091* 38.895
El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant - N 39* 32.628 W 091* 38.912
Salt River Store/Restaurant - N 39* 32.587 W 091* 38.849
Rustic Oak Cabin Steakhouse - N 39* 30.347 W 091* 40.233

You may want to plot these on Google Earth or other map software to get a better understanding of their locations.

TRACKABLES:

With all of the activities during MOGA 2010, We WILL NOT have the time or the staff to have a properly run trackable table. Please do not drop your trackables into the event. There are plenty of caches in the area, including the SouthFork Travel Bug Resort to place your trackables in. We may even look into putting a Hotel at the entrance to Indian Creek Recreation Area.

PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS:

We are contacting all of the major GPSr manufacturers and various other companies including Groundspeak to donate prizes to give away at our Saturday Awards ceremony. Everyone will receive an attendance ticket in their registration packet. Just put your caching name on the ticket and put it in the container associated with the prize you would like to win. We are expecting lots of stuff to arrive so keep checking the MOGA WEBSITE for details about what the prizes are and how you can increase your chances of winning.

MOGA! MOGA! MOGA!:

Resistance Is Futile, so mark your calendars for April 9-11, 2010! Schedule your vacations! Come out to MOGA 2010 and be a part of the first MEGA Competition in the United States. Keep a watch on this page for any future updates on when registration will open, or go to the MOGA WEBSITE for all of your MOGA needs.

ATTENTION!:

The US Army Corps of Engineers forbids any weapons of any kind on their property. So please leave your Phasers, Light Sabres, and Disrupters at home and remember, any competitor caught beaming from one cache to the other will be disqualified.

AGENDA - May change at the event


Time Event Location
FRIDAY – APRIL 9th
5:00PM – 7:00PM Registration Packets Available for anyone who has pre-registered Indian Creek Amphitheatre
6:00PM – 10:00PM BYO...Blast Off Bash Before the Big Bash (GC23QY7) Indian Creek Amphitheatre
SATURDAY – APRIL 10th
6:00am – 7:00am Breakfast for Meal-Ticket Holders MOGA Central
6:30am – 9:00am Registration MOGA Central
6:30am – 11:00am MOGA Store MOGA Central
6:45am – 7:45am Waypoint Downloads for Competitors MOGA Central
7:45am – 8:00am Individual Competitors Meeting / Photo Individual Starting Tent
8:00am – 11:00am Individual Competition Individual Starting Tent
8:00am – 11:00am Poker Run Command Center MOGA Central
11:15am – 12:15pm Lunch for Meal-Ticket Holders MOGA Central
11:45am - 12:45pm Waypoint Downloads for Competitors MOGA Central
12:00pm – 5:00pm MOGA Store MOGA Central
12:00pm – 5:00pm Poker Run Command Center MOGA Central
12:45pm – 1:00pm Team Strategy Meeting / Pictures Team Starting Pavilion
1:00pm – 4:00pm 2-Person and 4-Person Team Competition Team Starting Pavilion
1:00pm – 5:00pm Kids' Caches MOGA Central
6:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner for Meal-Ticket Holders MOGA Central
7:00pm – 8:00pm Awards Ceremony and Photos MOGA Central
8:00pm – 12:00am Stargazing at Mark Twain Lake East Loop
SUNDAY – APRIL 11th
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast for Meal-Ticket Holders MOGA Central
7:30am – 11:00am MOGA Store MOGA Central
7:30am – 11:00am Poker Run Command Center MOGA Central
7:30am – 8:00am Waypoint Downloads for Punch Contest MOGA Central
8:00am – 11:00am Mad Dash for the Punches Contest MOGA Central
9:00am – 5:00pm Open Cache Hunting Mark Twain Lake
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch for Meal-Ticket Holders MOGA Central
12:30pm – 1:00pm Poker Run Command Center MOGA Central
2:30pm – 5:00pm A Spaced Out Feast Among Friends (GC252KV) Indian Creek Campground
5:00pm Event Closes


INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION COURSE
Punch No. Cache
01 GC23Z0A
02 GC23Z0K
03 GC23Z1D
04 GC23Z1M
05 GC23Z2P
06 GC23Z3N
07 GC23Z4Y
08 GC23Z75
09 GC23Z82
10 GC23Z8G
11 GC23ZA6
12 GC23Z96
13 GC23Z0C
14 GC23Z0E
15 GC23Z15
16 GC23Z5Y
17 GC23Z4A
18 GC23Z42
19 GC23Z2C
20 GC23Z5J
21 GC23Z58
22 GC23Z9Q
23 GC23Z8V
24 GC23Z8Z
25 GC23Z9M
26 GC23Z28
27 GC23Z23
28 GC23Z78
29 GC23Z93
30 GC23Z9A

TEAM COMPETITION COURSE
Punch No. Cache
31 GC23Z4M
32 GC23Z5K
33 GC23Z3Y
34 GC23YZ8
35 GC23Z1Z
36 GC23Z7C
37 GC23ZAC
38 GC23Z6A
39 GC23Z6T
40 GC23ZA1
41 GC23Z13
42 GC23ZAJ
43 GC23Z33
44 GC23Z67
45 GC23Z5W
46 GC23Z47
47 GC23Z4K
48 GC23Z57
49 GC23ZB7
50 GC23Z5P
51 GC23Z5N
52 GC23Z54
53 GC23Z1H
54 GC23ZAR
55 GC23Z4V
56 GC23Z9Z
57 GC23Z7Y
58 GC23Z3A
59 GC23Z5T
60 GC23Z8B

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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