The Maryland Geocaching Society invites everyone to join us on Saturday, October 8th at 10:30 am for the MGS 2011 Fall Picnic.
We would like to invite everyone who has an interest in the hobby of geocaching to come and join us. You do not have to be a member of the MGS to attend. No matter if you have 10 or 10,000 finds, everyone is welcome! New to the game? New to the area? Visiting from out of town? Feel free to join us at New Germany State Park in Grantsville, MD.
New Germany State Park's visitors frequently call it a "best kept secret." This mountain gem is nestled between the 2,900 ft. Big Savage Mountain to the east and the eastern Continental Divide along Meadow Mountain to the west. Named by early settlers due to its resemblance to their homeland, New Germany has diverse forests with ten miles of multi-use trails and a small lake suitable for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating. This park is ideal for families and individuals looking to "unplug" from a tech-reliant society and escape from the busy pace of life in cities and suburbs.
The park rangers at New Germany State Park were gracious enough to allow the MGS the use of the Lake House in exchange for a Geocaching 101 Presentation to be held before the start of the Fall Picnic. Since the picnic will be at an indoor venue there will be no grills, so potluck items will need to be something not required to be cooked.
There will be new caches placed for the event and also a night before bonfire event that will be published soon. If you plan on camping at the park, be sure to reserve your spot using Reserve America online.
Our tentative schedule for the day:
9am to 10:00am - Geocaching 101 Presentation.
10am - Setup
10:30am to 5pm - Caching, 50/50, Eating, Games, Socializing.
Please bring a prepared dish to share (post a "Will Attend" log if you are planning to come and please include the dish you plan to bring.) The event will be held rain or shine! Hope to see you there!
Since New Germany is a Maryland State Park, there is an entry fee of $2/person and for out-of-state residents $3/person.