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MINGO MADNESS! (The B.A.M. Event) -GC88V6V-

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02 May 2020, 08:00 - 12:00

GC88V6V, Mingo Madness, the B.A.M. Event

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.


RULES! We must have rules. If you think you are at all remotely interested in maybe possibly making an appearance at this event, please continue reading: For the welfare of all involved, this event has one sole singular Major Rule that all possible attendees, under-age attendees, grandfathered attendees, secret attendees and pseudo-attendees are required to follow, abide and uphold in truest form. 1. All attendees MUST:

expect to have fun.

Are you willing and able to do that? If so, you have permission to continue reading.


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



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

The B.A.M. Event
N 39° 23.901' - W 101° 02.616'

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

Saturday, May 2, 2020
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.


Once upon a time, there was a gringo jingo named Ringo who came from Santo Domingo on a melting pingo. He couldn't decide if he wanted an Australian dingo or a Costa Rican olingo but ended up with a pink flamingo. He played some zingo and some bingo, and drank up the vingo with a mug of stingo. This lingo reminds me of that geo thingo.




  • Make the fair trade.
  • Log your visit.
  • Leave the site better than you found it.
  • Protect the environment — always.
  • Educate those around you.
  • Find another cache!

Good luck, and may all your cache dreams come true.
—Geocachers of Planet Earth

GC88V6V, Mingo Madness, the B.A.M. Event

This is going to be SO exciting!

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