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Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure 2006 (MOGA)

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Hidden : Saturday, 25 March 2006
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   not chosen (not chosen)

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The 3rd Annual Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure!


Part of the MOGA 2006 cast

M.O.G.A. 2006

"The event that sets the bar higher each year!"

It's Time for another Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure!

MOGA - MOGA - MOGA!

 

EVERYONE MUST PREREGISTER. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AT MOGA ONLINE



EVERYONE MUST FILL OUT A WAIVER. GET YOUR WAIVER FROM THE PARTICIPANT MANUAL HERE --> Participant's Manual

The event will be help at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton Illinois. Illinois Department of Natural Resources has graciously accommodated us for a spectacular weekend. There will be technical seminars, chalk talks, food, fellowshipping and of course, caching! If you haven't been to a MOGA event, check out the pictures at SLAGA's website.

 

Check out the full details at MOGA's website.

There will be over 60 caches in the park to hunt. We will have the usual competitions of Singles, Couples and Team courses. The manual is available at http://moga.geostl.com. We will have meals available at the park and there is a restaurant as well. Meals will need to be pre ordered at the time of registration.

Please add this page to your watch list as we will be updating it regularly as the date approaches.

Pere Marquette State Park is located on Illinois Route 3 right on the Illinois River. There are plenty of bed and breakfast places up and down the river road and plenty of motels and hotels. The park has a campground with electric and also tent sites. All sites in March are first come, first serve. However, we will most likely have the entire campground to ourselves. Normally, water and the shower houses are not available until the middle of April. PMSP will have the water available for us. This means, if you are a camper, hot showers!

 

THE AGENDA

Friday, March 24th 2006

 

 

 

5:00pm - 10:00pm

Setup

Camps / Hotel

9:00pm - 11:00pm

Cracker Barrel (Meet and Greet) – Pavilion (Everyone brings a snack to share.. Coffee and Hot Chocolate provided)

Pavilion

 

Saturday, March 25th 2006

 

 

 

6:00am – 7:00am

Breakfast served at 6:00 - seconds at 6:30.

Pavilion

6:30am - 7:30am

Registration

Pavilion

7:30am - 7:45am

Participants Meeting

Pavilion

8:00am – 11:00am

Individual Competition

Pavilion

9:00am

Non-Competitors given cache sheets for Group B

Pavilion

11:30am  -  12:30pm

Lunch served at 11:30 - Seconds at noon.

Pavilion

Noon

Non-Competitors given cache sheets for Group A

Pavilion

12:45pm – 1:00pm

Team Strategy Meeting

Pavilion

1:00pm – 4:00pm

2 Person and 4 Person Team Event

Pavilion

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Dinner Served at 6PM - Seconds at 6:30

Pavilion

7:00pm – 7:30pm

Naturalist and Historian

Pavilion

7:30pm – 8:00pm

Awards and Prizes

Pavilion

8:00pm – 12:00pm

Cracker Barrel Social -

Coin Trading Extravaganza and Show
Signature Item Swap-a-ree

(Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate Provided. Bring a snack!)

Pavilion

 

 

 

Sunday, March 26th 2006

 

 

 

7:00am – 8:00am

Breakfast

Pavilion

8:00am – 9:00am

Closing Ceremony

Pavilion

11:30am – 12:30pm

Lunch

Pavilion

9:00am – 5:00pm

Open Cache Hunting

Park

5:00pm

Event Closes / Cache Pickup

 

 All Day

Coin Trading and Show Extravaganza

Pavilion 

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Pere Marquette Park

A nature-lover's paradise, this 8,000-acre park is famous for the exceptional beauty of its fall colors and for its bald eagles during the winter. In addition to enjoying the spectacular view of the Illinois River and its backwaters from several points atop the bluffs, visitors can take advantage of a variety of year-round recreational opportunities, including horseback riding, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and boating.

Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center was originally built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, but has been expanded and updated in recent years. Today, native stone and rustic timbers of the original Lodge blend with the new to provide first class accommodations in an historical setting. The mammoth stone fireplace in the lobby soars to a roof height of 50 feet, and is said to weigh 700 tons.

There are 50 spacious guest rooms and 22 stone guest cabin rooms. Among the facilities available are a cocktail lounge, gift shop, indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, saunas, game room and tennis court.

Pere Marquette Lodge provides elegant dining, with a Sunday brunch that draws people from Missouri as well as Illinois. The dining room seats 150 people and offers a choice of family style dining or selections from the menu.

The 2,900 square-foot conference center has banquet facilities to accommodate 300, and a comprehensive selection of audio/visual equipment. The center breaks into four separate meeting rooms.

For more information or reservations, write Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center, Route 100,
PO Box 429, Grafton, IL 62037, or call (618) 786-2331, fax (618) 786-3498, E-mail

Camping  |  MAP

If you prefer a more rustic experience, Pere Marquette offers a wide range of camping opportunities:

  • Our Class A campground has 80 sites, two of which are handicap accessible. Sites have electrical hookups, with a sanitary dump station, drinking water, and a shower building available on the grounds. Sites 2-30 are available for reservation from May through October. The nearby Class B tent camping area also has access to the shower building.
  • Within the Class A campground, the park offers two Rent-A-Camp cabins Rent-A-Camp cabin.
  • Popular among scout groups is the Youth Tent Camp Area, also known as Duncan Hill. This separate campground offers a picnic shelter and tables, pit-type toilets, and drinking water.

Hiking

Approximately 12 miles of marked trails provide scenic hiking to beginners and experienced hikers alike. Lush forests, towering bluffs, and an abundance of wildlife provide the perfect backdrop for your outing. Trail maps are available at the Visitor Center.

For more information about the park, please visit online at Pere Marquette Website.

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More information to follow soon... Keep checking back with us!

 

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