Middle Tennessee Geocacher's Club
Celebrates 20 Years of Geocaching
Sunday May 24, 2020
2:00 to 4:00 PM
Join us at Warner Parks Shelter 11 as the second oldest Geocaching organization in the world gathers to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Geocaching. The first geocache was hidden outside of Portland, Oregon in May of 2000, beginning a game that would become a worldwide phenomenon. The Middle Tennessee Geocacher's Club has considered Warner Parks it's home since JoGPS organized the first meeting here in 2001. Over the years we have made a lot of memories in this park and in Shelter 11, in particular. We have had club meetings, 1K's and more here as we shared great stories of geocaching under it's roof.
This shelter was home to the Second Annual GeoWoodstock, an event that would grow to become the world's first Mega Event and the first Giga event in the US, and now in it's 18th year. It also hosted the famous (or is that infamous), Finger Licking Chicken Event, where we were joined by Lackeys from Geocaching HQ and Reviewers from around the world. When the time came, it was fitting that we gathered here to share memories, stories and support as we said goodbye to our founder with, A Life Too Cool: Celebrating JoGPS. This Community Celebration will be the tenth MTGC related event held in this unassuming little structure by the creek.
As with all of our club events, this will be a laid back gathering where all are welcome. We encourage all to attend whether you have found thousands of caches or none or anywhere in between. Whether you cache avidly today or haven't played in years, if you are interested in Geocaching, you are welcome here.
So, what can you expect?
All attendees will receive the special Community Celebration icon.
In honor of JoGPS and this location, we encourage anyone who wishes, to bring a pie to share with the group. The club will provide plates, utensils, etc.
We also encourage everyone to bring a picnic meal or snacks and drinks for you or your group.
We will have Geocaching Volunteer Reviewers on hand for a question and answer session to help explain the intricacies of the cache publication process.
There will be giveaways, so bring a desire to take home some free swag.
There may be an opportunity to log some of the rarer types of trackables, as long as you promise to not share the numbers. ;)
Since we have a shelter, the event will be held rain or shine.
Dogs are welcome in the park, but must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet, naturally you will need to clean up after your pet, but you knew that.
Please post your "Will Attend" log so we know how many to plan for and so we can keep you abreast of changes and some suprises! We look forward to celebrating with you!
Community Celebration Events - 2020
This Event is part of a limited release of Community Celebration Events to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Geocachers hosted events between May 2, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Learn more about Community Celebration Events on the Geocaching Blog.