SEARCH (South East Alberta Region Cache Hunters) is a registered non-profit Geocaching Club in SE Alberta, ran by volunteers. Goal: To make Medicine Hat the top Alberta destination for Geocaching. To get family involvement, physical activity, friendship in our outdoor sport & CITO (Cache In Trash Out). Promote Geocaching within our community, by providing events, quality caches & opportunities to learn about Geocaching!
Details are subject to change, but date of event is firm.
CARMH 10 event starts on Saturday, Aug. 17th @ 5:00 PM (and ends @ 6:00 PM), at Lions Park in Redcliff. Be aware that we will be having a PICNIC for this event and no food will be supplied, so please plan accordingly and remember to bring your lawn chairs! Parking coordinates are provided.
Lions Park has a water park for the kids, or even the adults! Something for everyone!
Voting sheets will NOT be used this year. Favourite Points will determine the winning caches for Peoples Choice, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place only. If you have Favourite Points, use them to support the local cahers!
Picnic -Picnic style meal. Bring your own food and drinks and sit around and enjoy the company of other Geocachers.
Finding – Caches for the CARMH 10 event will be published Thursday, Aug. 15th so cachers can plan their route with the intention that it not be located prior to 6 PM (new start time), Friday, Aug. 16th. You will have till the CARMH 10 event to find as many caches as you like.
Best Overall Cache- This will be determined by the number of "Favourite Points" each of the caches gets. So please, if you like a cache, "Favourite" it when you log. The prizes for the Best Overall will be awarded at the next SEARCH meeting, and will be posted on the website.
Hiding – Please note that ANYONE is welcome to place a cache for this event! Make your hides as usual. Submitting them on line early will assure you a better chance of getting that spot. You can copy and paste this section into your description for your caches:
"This cache has been placed for the CARMH 10 event with the intention that it not be located prior to 6 PM, Friday, Aug. 16th. The caches for the CARMH 10 event are released early so that the geocaching community has an opportunity to plan their routes prior to the event start."
In the Note to Reviewer section of the hiding a cache page, please state that the cache is to be held until the CARMH 10 event. When picking a name for your cache be sure to add SX: in front of the caches name with no space after the colon. Example would be ........(SX:mycache)
The deadline for you to get your caches in place and submitted is 11:59pm Aug. 4, 2019.
Please help us make this easier on the volunteers who approve these caches, by posting your caches as early as possible since there are many for them to approve for this event. No cache submissions will be accepted for SAW X after Sunday Aug. 4.
Please register your SAW X caches with DSK11 by emailing your cache info (Subject: SAWXCaches). We need your geocaching name, the name of the cache hidden, the coordinates and the GC code. Please email this info as soon as your caches are approved and in queue to ensure they are added to the voting sheet in the booklet. No caches will be added to the booklet/voting sheet after Sunday Aug. 4. Please format it as: GC123XYZ - mycache
For those from out of town there are a few choices for campgrounds and hotels. Please check out our web page www.searchmh.com under events for an easy reference.
CARMH - Cache and Relax Medicine Hat is a single event.
SAW - Southern Alberta Weekend is a group of events.
SEARCH - SE Alberta Region Cache Hunters a group dedicated to Geocaching.
List of Events
Printable PDF of the brochure will be available at www.searchmh.com
FRIDAY, August 16th 4:30-6:00 pm
- Welcome to Medicine Hat
This is our first event of the weekend. Come on out and meet everyone and pick up the brochure that lists all the caches released specially for this weekend. If you are new, this is the place to be, find a SEARCH member and we will gladly walk you through how to do what we do. Location: Police Point Nature Center
FRIDAY, August 17th 10:00pm - 11:00pm
- Late Night Munchies
You have been caching hard all evening, come on out and stop for something to eat. Visit with everyone and compare all the caches you have found so far. Location: State and Main
SATURDAY, August 17th 8:15am-9:00am
- Discover Medicine Hat
After a busy night of caching and another full day ahead of you.... We would love for you to start your day bright and early with us! Come join us at the MH Tourist Centre to fuel up and regroup before heading out again. Location: Tee Pee/Tourist center
SATURDAY, August 17th
- Tacky Tourist Flash Mob Cancelled
SATURDAY, August 17th 5pm -6pm
- CARMH 10
This is the penultimate and biggest event of the weekend. Come on out and tell the tales of the caches you have found, meet new people and possibly win some prizes. Location: Lions Park, Redcliff
SUNDAY, August 18th 11:30am-1:00pm
- CITO Stories and Campfire
Part of Geocaching is to leave the area better then you found it so the welcome event package includes a garbage bag. Finish up the SAW X weekend by bringing your bags of litter to the fire circle at Police Point Park. After tidying our "playing field" all weekend, you deserve a treat. We will have the fire burning and smokies and dogs to roast. Gather about 11:30 a.m. We will take a group picture and finish by 1:00 p.m. so those traveling can head home in good time. Of course you are welcome to stay and visit, or do more caching!! Location: Police Point Nature Center
All times are subject to changes. This is only an outline.
5:00 – Event begins.
5:30 or when line is empty – Announce Last Call for all draws and closest to the pin will be closing in five minutes.
5:45 - retrieve closest to the pin. Do Duck Toss – take group picture
5:50 - Announce closest to the pin, draw winner for all draws, reminder of CITO Sunday. MC gives closing speech “Thanks everyone for coming, hope to see you next year, now get out.”