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Midwest Geobash: Well, I hope everyone had a great time and will join us again next year in Michigan. GeaugaGarmin has already begun collecting "Airline sized" air bottles for Ohioans.

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2005 Midwest GeoBash!!!

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Hidden : Friday, July 15, 2005
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

A Casual Gathering of Geocachers of the Midwest and Great Lakes Region of North America.

The current coordinates are for the main camping area where the majority of the event will occur. These WILL change as we get closer and know precisely where "base camp" will be.


2005 Midwest GeoBash

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DOWNLOAD THE EVENT LOG!
This document has the list of all campers and sites as of 7/9/05
Use it to track who you meet or as a personal event log.  A copy would be handy to help find people you want to meet.  If you cannot view Microsoft Word format, you can also visit the event log web page at http://www.midwestgeobash.org/geobashlog.htm

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHEN July 15 - July 17, 2005
WHERE Harrison Lake State Park
(Click for campsite Reservations)
SOCIALS
  • There will be a Friday night social at Basecamp.
  • There will be a Saturday morning Coffee & Donut social at the pavilion.
  • There will be a Saturday evening pot luck at the pavilion
  • There will be a Saturday night social at Basecamp.
SATURDAY SCHEDULE


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SITES RESERVED 70, give or take a flamingo...
DISCUSSIONS On Geocache Ohio's Forums

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

Supporting Organizations are groups who have 5 or more sites rented for the weekend or 10 or more attendees planning on coming.  There's a bunch!

MORE INFORMATION

Lodging Options
Here are some links to some nearby hotels.  Montpelier, OH and Holiday City, OH seem to be the best bets (9.6 miles) with Wauseon, OH close behind (12.1 miles).

From Yahoo Yellow Pages:

  Ramada Inn Bryan Montpelier
Travelocity Rating
419-485-5555  
13508 State Route 15
Montpelier, OH Map  

9.6
  Econo Lodge Montpelier
419-485-3139  
13485 State Route 15
Montpelier, OH Map  

9.6
  Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bryan-Montpelier
Official Site. Lowest Internet Rates Guaranteed.
(419) 485-0008   Web Site  
13399 State Route 15
Holiday City, OH Map  

9.6
  Super 8 Wauseon Oh
1-419-335-9841  
8224 State Route 108
Wauseon, OH Map  

12.1
  Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wauseon
Official Site. Lowest Internet Rates Guaranteed.
(419) 335-1177   Web Site  
8135 State Route 108
Wauseon, OH Map  

12.1
  Best Western Del Mar
AAA Rating
(419) 335-1565  
8319 SH 108
Wauseon, OH Map  

12.6



Area Caching
This event is more about the gettin' together of cachers than making major cache runs, but for those looking to satisfy that itch (we all have it!) here's a small map of the surrounding area's offerings.  Southwest of the event seems to be the most promising, with very little falling in the 15 minute drive zone.  The zones on the map are the 15 minute, 30 minute and 45 minute drive zones from the event.


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Base Camp

The event organizers have secured sites 100N-102N to use as "Base Camp" We'll use this as the nexus for socializing and rambunctious-ness; a common gathering area away from other campers.  Drop by to introduce yourself.  Anyone needing to check in for details on Saturday events can also find someone who can help you here.  Probably ;) 

Feel free to spend as much time there as you like, organize tutorials there, etc. as you please.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT FIREWOOD
Everyone is probably aware of the problems with the Emerald Ash Borer.  Because of this, the event organizers are arranging to have a truckload(s) of firewood delivered to base camp for use in our social fire and for communal use as well.  No charge but if you can, stop by and see when the truck will come.  We could use many hands unloading and stacking.  Because we'll be providing free firewood and because of the concerns (and potentially STEEP fines) surrounding the Emerald Ash Borer problem, please leave your firewood at home and help us burn what we'll get :)  
Here is a link to more details about the Ohio Emerald Ash Borer Regulations
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Friday and Saturday Night Socials

Friday night and Saturday night we will be hosting a social/bonfire at base camp.  There will be beverage and snacky foods and a fire roaring.  Feel free to bring a snack to pass, your favorite beverage, a musical instrument, your newest gadget to show and tell, or whatever you like :)

Saturday & Sunday Morning Coffee & Donuts

We'll be providing coffee and donuts each morning.  Come and have some with us and feel free to bring something to pass.  Saturday morning social will be at the pavilion prior to setup.  Sunday morning social will be at basecamp.

Saturday Events At The Beach Pavilion
As with everything this weekend, there's no obligation to attend the festivities at the pavilion.  A schedule of planned events is available at the top of this page. 

Pot Luck Dinner
On Saturday, July 16th, we will have a massive GeoJamboree including a Pot Luck chow-down and some element of entertainment.  With the number of campers coming this should be quite a culinary experience!  Feel free to bring what you like for the potluck, but if you're unsure... check out the ever useful potluck formula:

The Secret 3Bees Potluck Formula™
Based on your last name, please bring the following:
  • A-H bring main dish
  • I-R bring side dish
  • S-Z bring dessert

Key Notes & Information

  • Reserve a camp site early to ensure that you have a space. 
  • This is an event unaffiliated with any particular GeoGroup. Founding members come from Central Ohio, NE Ohio, NW Ohio, and Michigan.
  • The MidWest GeoBash will be like no other Geocaching event you've ever experienced. Be ready.

Park Passes
UPDATE:  There will be no park or parking passes for this weekend after all based on new information we've received.

"Local" Sites
These are for walk-ins. You have to actually appear at the park in person to book them. 

"VIP" Sites
These will likely not be available to us and will be muggle inhabited :) These sites are for people who come and stay at the park all summer or for months at a time to help out with the upkeep, etc. 

Alcohol
Essentially they enforce a no open containers policy. Meaning don't keep it out in sight, don't carry it between sites, and conceal it when you are in your site. Keep the cans or whatever put away and be quiet about it. Anyone seen carrying alcohol between sites or who is overly loud and has alcohol will be "turned in". We're not exactly sure what that means, but we suggest everyone avoid that at all costs. If you bring beverage to base camp, keep this policy in mind as we really don't want to get busted :)

Projector Stuff
Someone mentioned an outdoor theatre. Turns out, this is the beach pavilion we have reserved.  We will have access to the projection screen for our saturday sessions. 

 

CAMPSITE STATUS

We'll be targeting Harrison Lake's North camping area.  This area has electric, but check the reservation page for specifics on each site.  The map below (click thumbnail for full size map) is a map of the main event area.  Each site can have up to 6 campers (people) so if you have room to share post that too so if the sites fill up, someone can hit you up to split the site (and the bill!) with you.  We used to have a map with all the sites filled by cachers marked.  There's a lot.  So instead of keeping that up we've replaced it with a better map of the North area venue highlighting the Saturday pavilion and base camp.


(Click For Large Map ~100k)
Site Number Geocacher Coming From
100N

Bjorn74
trippy1976
Team Hydnckr
SherwoodForest
GirlGeek

OH, MI, IN
101N

Bjorn74
trippy1976
Team Hydnckr
SherwoodForest
GirlGeek

OH, MI, IN
102N

Bjorn74
trippy1976
Team Hydnckr
SherwoodForest
GirlGeek

OH, MI, IN
S 5 HAPPY CAMPERS TOLEDO, OHIO
1N bookisme Lima, OH
4N SunshineGang
JeepCachr
Michigan (MiGO)
Grand Rapids, MI (MiGO)
12N the troxells New Castle, IN
14N Gary and Mary Adventurers
Happy Hikers
Mishawaka, Indiana
South Bend, IN
16N Shasties Howell, MI (MiGO)
34N Goldsnoop-PA North East, Pennsylvania
35N Prairiepartners Williams,IN
36N EskimoZooKeeper
37N CoxCachers
mybob
Middletown, OH
44N jbirdwheels
tahadin hunters
Flint, MI
Boalsburg, PA
57N Strohem
HDDude
Sysop
Cybret
Smtycolt
Indianapolis, IN
Unknown
Olney, IL
Kansas, IL
Newton,Il
58N littlepod West Chester, OH
59N TeamGeoquest Columbus, OH
60N "Paws"itraction
61N Shasties Michigan (MiGO)
65N Team BattleCache
EliJoMikMiNi
Cteam
Man In The Wild
Unknown
Charleston,WV
Ohio
St. Albans, WV
66N Ecorangers
Brad-n-Jaime
West Bend, Wisconsin
Centerville, Ohio
67N uperdooper
shellback1138
Mt. Morris, MI
Unknown
68N Stunod
The Cheeseheads
Special Ed
Chicagoland, Illinois
Kenosha, WI (WGA)
Chicagoland
69N carleenp Lincoln, Nebraska (Nebraskache)
70N Gramza Gang Grand Rapids, MI (MiGO)
71N Rabid Bunny
NeoGranger
traeumer
Columbus, OH Area (COG)
Columbus, OH Area (COG)
Columbus, OH Area (COG)
72N LPtribe Unknown
73N Kilted Cacher Ashland, KY
74N kbarhow &
Fam Damily
West Chester, OH
75N 3Bees
Soggy Boots Clan
Owosso, Michigan (MiGO)
Allendale MI
76N LightPeople
victorymike
Mad Poet
Farmington Hills, Michigan (MiGO)
Ann Arbor, MI (MiGO)
Ann Arbor, MI (MiGO)
77N WascoZooKeeper
Zeute
St. Charles, IL
SW PA
78N The Swamp "4" Greenville, MI (MiGO)
79N RichardMoore Cleveland, Ohio (NEOGeo)
80N NoLemon
The Southlanders
Team MZFD
COACHMAN12
Peoria, IL (CIGA)
The Chicago Southland
Mt. Zion, IL
Pontiac, Illinois
81N Grey_One West Chester, OH
82N mathgod Fairfield, OH
83N The Wild Road OKIC
84N Genoist Fort Wayne, IN
85N Team Tillery Hamilton, MI (MiGO)
86N BP & Co. Delaware, OH
88N michigan_chris
SEMi Bulldogs
Livonia, MI
??
89N Keith&Company
BoilerBushwacker
Cincinnati, OH
Uknown
90N Keith&Company Cincinnati, OH
91N DLiming Cincy Area
92N Gecko&Gater Portage County, OH (NEOGeo)
93N Mr. O COG
94N yogi57 NW Ohio
95N Coaster-COG Circleville, Ohio (COG)
96N 2Trux Columbus, Ohio (COG)
97N BDstarcachers
Yladybird
SpdCacher
Cleveland, OH (NEOGeo)
Cleveland, OH (NEOGeo)
Cleveland, OH (NEOGeo)
99N Pipanella
umc
Pyewacket
NW Ohio
SE Michigan (MiGO)
South Carolina
103N SpyVSSpy
RetiredRetired
COG
104N SerenityNow
Finding Fraggle Rock
Cleveland, OH (NEOGeo)
Cleveland, OH
110N OL'GEM NW Ohio
111N RyckZ NWOGeo
112N GeaugaGarmin
dbczarina
4leafclover
NEOGeo, COG, NWPA
NEOGeo
COG
113N Fred O Ohio
114N GrizzFlyer NW Ohio
115N BVCY Swim
RTJM
Beavercreek, Ohio (COG & OKIC)
Taylor Mill, KY (OKIC)
116N jslagle Toledo, OH (NWO)
117N GoodDog NW Ohio, (NEOGeo, NWOGeo)
118N Scook
Draegon
Michigan (MiGO)
Cincinnati, Ohio (OKIC)
120N BlackBrownDog NW Ohio
121N LuvWahoo
CapFantasy
Crocodile Hunter
Lorain County, OH (NEOGeo, NWOGeo)
122N Bipolar Bear
Zoomom
Lorain County, OH (NEOGeo, NWOGeo)
123N catlon
Dogway
Cincinnati (OKIC)
124N FunkyMonkey NEOGeo
125N 3beans
Sandrich
Chardon, OH (NEOGeo)
Bear Lake, MI (MiGO)
126N FloatingSpots
farbrent
Elkhart, IN
South Bend Indiana
9S Lois and Clark Michigan (MiGO)
24S ybnrmal Michigan
28S Two Geeks and a GPS Ypsilanti, MI (MiGO)
40S ManGenGho Zeeland, Michigan (MiGO)
53S RetiredDNR&R2 Verona, IL
54S Buttons and Beaux Ontario, Canada
??S ZBopps
??S geocachmaster Yorkville, IL

Day Trippers

"Paws"itraction Garrett, IN
JPlus14 Floyds Knobs, IN
photobug2 Morley, Michigan
GYMSON Palatine, IL
Team Tigger International Wulf--Windsor, Ontario Canada
Star --Topeka, Indiana
Team Ramfire Edgerton, Ohio
jovigurl
sun-moon-starz Lexington, KY
fins up Millersburg, Michigan
Amigos 3 Central IL
Isotelus
JoelMart Girard, PA
berryzang Lansing, MI (MiGO)
Team CoyChev Roseville, MI (MiGO)
Amazon Annie Ontario, Canada
rainbow3568 Sumpter Twp, MI
The Roving Ravenstones Livonia, MI (MiGO)
Rupert2 Indiana
WrightStuff Taylor, MI
CacheDetectives LaVale, MD
jagman714 Westland, MI
tooter&jake Edgerton, OH
tahadin hunters Central PA
Team Shydog Monticello, IN
KI8FB Bryan,Ohio
CJB4589 Parma, OH
Runaround
cpparrothead Grand Rapids, MI
barjac Bryan
MaxB on the River Niles, Michigan
bluegillfisherman Waterloo, In

Coming & Looking To Share A Site

Indy Diver Indianapolis, Indiana
webscouter. Liberty, Missouri

Refugees?

Corp Of Discovery
Geomutt95
Blue Island, IL.
Blue Island, IL.

States Of Mind

O.G.R.E. Ohio

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