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mdgps: Thanks to everyone who braved ups and downs in the weather to come out for the Fall Picnic and associated events! Thanks also to everyone who stepped up to help out when we were a couple of folks down (you know who you are!). Congratulations to Snurt for winning the 2018 MGS Cornhole tournament! Our next big event is the ever popular MGS Holiday Swap & Potluck. Be sure to log your "will attend" and let us know what you are bringing for food!


2018 MGS Fall Picnic and Campout

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Hidden : Saturday, October 13, 2018
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cordially invites you to attend its


Kirkwood and Widmyer Parks
Hancock, Maryland

Saturday, October 13th
10am to 4pm


Join us for the Maryland Geocaching Society’s annual Fall Picnic and Campout in Hancock, Maryland! Everyone who has an interest in geocaching is invited to come and join in the fun. You need not be a member of the MGS to attend. Whether you have 10 or 10,000 finds, this event is for you! New to the game? New to the area? Visiting from out of town? Please drop in and introduce yourself – we’d love to meet you!

Kirkwood Park Pavilion
Kirkwood Park Pavilion (where the picnic won't be held!)

The Town of Hancock has once again opened its doors to the MGS for our Fall Picnic Weekend. The Saturday picnic will be held in the main pavillion at Widmyer (the coordinates are N 39 42.025 W 078 11.331 and we are working to update the posted location) new pavilion at Kirkwood Park (listed coordinates). Camping areas will be made available for geocachers in nearby Widmyer Park (see additional waypoint) from Friday through Sunday. RV's and campers will be allowed to park at Widmyer. A fire ring with firewood will provided by the town. Pets are allowed in both parks, however they must be leashed at all times.

Cap off your weekend with some fun at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg - Newcomer House (see Additional Events below). MGS, in conjunction with the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area/National Park Service, will be hosting Geocaching 101 and Lab Cache sessions at the Newcomer House. If you're new to the game, and/or want to know how Lab Caches work, this is the place to be. Afterward, you'll have an opportunity to grab caches in the area, and be ready to find the 10 Lab caches that make up the Antietam Lab Adventure.

Our schedule for Saturday:

  • 10am: Set-up & grill fire-up
  • 10.30am–1.30pm: Eating, caching, eating, 50/50, socializing, eating
  • 1.30–3pm: Annual Corn Hole Tournament
  • 3pm: 50/50 Raffle winners announced
  • 3.15pm: Group photo
  • 3.30pm: Clean-up


Please bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Post a ‘Will Attend’ log if you are planning to come, and please visit the Volunteer & Food List to post which food items you plan to bring to the potluck picnic and whether you'd like to help with grilling or clean-up. The event will be held rain or shine. We hope to see you there!

Follow these links for additional weekend events:

  • GC7XGX0 - Friday Evening Welcome Social On The Deck (Fri 6pm)
  • GC7XGXM - 2018 MGS Fall Picnic - Friends 'Round The Campfire (Sat 8pm)
  • GC7XGYG - MGS Fall Picnic - The Breakfast Club @ Hancock, MD (Sun 7am)
  • GC7XGZ1 - 2018 MGS Fall Picnic - WMRT & C&O Canal CITO (Sun 8:30am)
  • GC7VQMD - HCWHA @ Newcomer House - Geocaching 101 (Sun 11am)


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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103 Logged Visits

Write note 11     Archive 1     Will Attend 35     Attended 48     Publish Listing 1     Update Coordinates 1     Announcement 6     

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