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08 May 2021, 08:00 - 12:00

GC88V6V, Mingo Madness,

Greetings from Kansas.
Grüße aus Kansas. Salutations de Kansas. Saludos de Kansas. Groeten uit Kansas. Beannachtaí ó Kansas. Pozdrowienia z Kansas. Privet iz Kanzasa. Привет из Канзаса.



It happened 20 years ago...

May 1, 2000

"Today, based on a recommendation from the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with Secretaries of State, Transportation and Commerce, and the Director of the CIA, the President is announcing that the United States can safely stop its intentional degradation of the GPS signals available to the public. The United States is turning off a feature known as selective availability."

~Dr. James Baker, the Administrator of NOAA

May 2, 2000

Selective Availability (SA) was shut off at 12AM. Magic became reality.

Dave Ulmer made the first Usenet post "The Great Stash Game" on sci.geo.satellite-nav.

"Now that SA is off we can start a worldwide Stash Game!! With Non-SA accuracy it should be easy to find someone's stash from waypoint information. Waypoints of secret stashes could be shared on the Internet, people could navigate to the stashes and get some stuff. The only rule for stashes is: Get some Stuff, Leave some Stuff!! Have Fun!! Dave..."

~Dave Ulmer

May 3, 2000

Dave Ulmer hid the very first GPS Stash (Geocache) in the woods near Beaver Creek, Oregon and posted the coordinates online.

"GPS Stash Hunt... Stash #1 is there!"

~Dave Ulmer

May 3, 2000, GEOCACHING was born!

Join us


SATURDAY, May 8, 2021

as we celebrate

the 20th Anniversary of the Creation of Geocaching!

To all the geocachers
of Planet Earth:
The Mingo MadMob
requests the pleasure of your company

N 39° 23.901' - W 101° 02.616'

Colby Community Building
285 East 5th Street
Colby, Kansas, USA 67701

Saturday, May 8, 2021
from 8 am to Noon

(Central Daylight Time, UTC-5hrs)

Geocachers from all around the world

shall gather together

to celebrate 20 years of geocaching.



Log your "Will Attend" at the top-right of this page.

(Even if you have already been to Mingo, like we have, you won't want to miss this spectacular event.)

Plan how many people you are bringing and how many school buses and motor coaches it will take to bring them all.

Check out the website for additional details.

LOCATION (as if the GPS coordinates were not enough)

The location of the event is in Colby, Kansas, the first city northwest of Mingo following Interstate Highway I-70. (But you already knew that from the coordinates.) In Colby you will find all the amenities - places to sleep, places to stay cool in the May heat of Kansas, places to eat, places to "use the facilities," places to visit with new friends from around the world, a place you can even call home if you enjoy Colby that much.

For lodging and parking details, see the website for additional details.



We will be cramming the day with lots of crazy activities. It will be MADNESS! If you have ever considered making the journey across lands near and far (and maybe oceans too) to visit the oldest active geocache in the world, this would be the time to do it. Come see Mingo (GC30) with your own eyes. Hold it in your own hands. Sign the Mingo logbook at Mingo. Sign the event logbook in Colby. This is the best time for you to do that, on the 20th Anniversary of the Creation of Geocaching. When you come, we will all be there with you.

For a list (long list) of activities, see the website for additional details.


In addition to the activities mentioned on the website, we will also have the following, just for you...



MINGO spelled backwards is madness.


In the beginning...

1. May 3. GCF-The Original Stash. Dave Ulmer created the Great American GPS Stash Hunt and placed a black bucket in the woods near Beaver Creek, Oregon, near Portland, loaded with a log book, pencil, some books, videos, software, a slingshot...and one OCB can of Western Family blackeye peas (which belong to the bean family). He posted coordinates of N 45° 17.460’ W122° 24.800’ on the Internet at sci.geo.satellite-nav.

2. May 7. GC4-Mike's First

3. May 7. GC5-Secret Lava Bed

4. May 8. GC10-Divine stash

5. May 9. GC6-Rivertracks

6. May 9. GC1C-LAX

7. May 11. GC30-Mingo

8. May 12. GC12-Brightwood, OR

9. May 12. GC45-Rotorua, New Zealand

10. May 13. GC28-Beverly

Sept. 2, 2000 - The Geocaching Dot Com website went live with the collection of the first 75 geocaches.

Here is a bookmark list of the first 100 geocaches.



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