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Midwest Geobash: Thanks for coming, everyone! See you next year!

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2006 Midwest GeoBash

A cache by Midwest Geobash Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : Friday, July 7, 2006
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: large (large)

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Geocache Description:

Just a little event for you
and a thousand or so of
your closest GeoFriends.



  • Get the event information PDF file:  Click Here


LAST MINUTE REMINDERS! :)

  • Please do not bring your own firewood.

  • Please do not bring or use fireworks at the event - use of fireworks may result in being asked to leave the event.

  • All the swag is in and ready to distribute at the event.  We still have lots of pre-event expenses so if you plan on buying a shirt or coin, help us out by buying ahead with PayPal.

  • Thanks to all the VERY kind and generous offers of support.  Keep them coming, but please don't feel hurt or ignored if your offer goes un-answered.  We're "heads down" heading into the final weeks here and will be posting specific needs to the event page as required.  If you can help with that need - please do!  Thanks!

Sponsors
Many thank you to Geocaching.com for sponsoring this year's official event shirt!  Without their kind sponsorship, the shirts would have been more money!  Big thanks to them and if you have time - drop them a line to tell them you appreciate the support for our event!

We didn't go out of our way to seek sponsors this year, but if you have an interest in sponsoring this great event, please contact us.

Watch For Updates
We're not sure if notices are going out to watchers any more.  So please make sure to drop in and check this page and http://www.midwestgeobash.org for important news and updates.  Make sure you  set a watch on the event page!  That way if notices do go out that way, you'll get an email.

Arrival – Entrance and Exit Path
Please stay to the right when you are entering the fair grounds.  Follow the road that leads away from the main expo hall and to the parking and campsites.  To improve traffic there is one path in and out of the venue.

Camping Check In
We expect to staff the welcome point 5-8 hours a day.   If you are rustic camping and no one is on duty, proceed to the rustic camping areas (#6 on the venue map) and choose an empty site.  Event Staff will be around later to check you in.  Feel free to unpack and begin setup in the meantime.  Electric camping requires assignment by Event Staff.  Please sound your horn or call on FRS radio to reach someone to check in.  If you have electric camping, please try to arrive during daylight hours so volunteer staff can more easily assist you. 

Please bring a printout of your RSVP from the Geobash site to aid in campsite check in.  You should be prepared to provide your confirmation number, name or email address so we can look up your campsite reservation.

Important Numbers & Addresses

MWGB Emergency Contact
If someone at home needs to reach you
(248) 634-8830 – Fairgrounds

(847) 380-2226 – Event Staff 

Emergency Services
Please alert an Event staff or call 911 in the event of a medical or other public safety emergency.

Jellystone Park RV Dump Station
$10.00 to dump waste & fill water
7072 E. Grange Hall Rd.
Holly, MI 48442
(248) 634-8621

Market Town & Country
643 Broadway
Davisburg, MI

.8 miles, 1 minute

Kroger Grocery – Food, Ice, Beer, Sundries

9741 Dixie Hwy

Clarkston, MI

4.1 miles, 7 minutes

Davisburg & Dixie Market – Ice, Sundries

9811 Dixie Hwy

Clarkston, MI
4 miles, 7 minutes 

Sunoco – Ice, Gas, Sundries, Subway
8435 E. Holly Road
Holly, MI

7.5 miles, 12 minutes

Schedule At A Glance - Click For Full Schedule

MON

TUE

WED

THUR

FRI

3pm
Check In Begins
5:30-6:30p
Food Open 6:30pà
Evening Social

8-10:30am
Breakfast

12-1pm
Food Open
2-5pm
Kid’s activities at Expo Hall
5:30-6:30p
Food Open 6:30pà
Evening Social

8-10:30am
Breakfast

9:00am

Cache Outing

To Canada
 
12-1pm
Food Open
2-5pm
Kid’s activities
at Expo Hall
5:30-6:30p
Food Open
6:30pà

Evening Social
 

 

8-10:30am
Breakfast

12-1pm
Food Open
2-5pm
Kid’s activities at Expo Hall
5:30-6:30p
Food Open
6:00pm

Geocoin expo @ Expo Hall
6:30pà
Evening Social
7:00pm

Geocoin Poker Tournament @ Expo Hall

8-10:30am
Breakfast

12-1pm
Food Open
2-5pm
Kid’s activities at Expo Hall
5:30-8:30p

Group Dinner & Welcome

6:30pà
Evening Social
7:00pm

Movie Night @ Expo Hall

SAT

SUN

8-10:30am
Breakfast

10:30-11:30am

Reviewer Panel

12-1pm
Food Open
1:30-3pm
Travel Bugs Presentation
3:30-5:30pm
Keynote presentation by Geocaching.com
5:30-8:30p

Group Dinner & Welcome

6:30pm
à
Evening Social & Live Music!

8-10:30am
Pancake Breakfast by Geo Crew

General Information Area Caching The Necessities (Food/Lodging)
July 3, 2006 - July 6, 2006
Oakland County 4H Fairgrounds

Davisburg, MI 

RSVP

Please RSVP if you plan to attend in addition to posting a "Will Attend" note.  This is to help us gauge attendance and also to prepare any event swag for those coming.  People who RSVP get first dibs on the free event swag.

Talk

While all major announcements will be posted here on the event page, there's a bunch of "Repeat Offenders" and first timers talking online in the MWGB forums, feel free to join in the penquin-mongering.

Socials
Daily social events will be planed and announced as last year.  Coffee & donuts each morning and host camping zones are the first of these. 

Schedule of Events

This is still getting ironed out.  We'll update here as things get decided.  If you would like to do something during the event, we invite you to email us via our profile.

Oakland County, Michigan is one of the most open areas in the nation to Geocaching. With two of the large park systems (Oakland County Parks & Huron-Clinton Metroparks) in the area having official geocaching programs and park-sponsored cache adventures there's lots to do.  

We'll post details on the area caching as well as any tour groups that will be doing them as the time comes nearer.  We also will be posting bookmark sets with "Self-Guided" caching tours.  The shores of the Great Lakes provide a great venue for some scenic caching and if you've ever wanted to go International - Canada's not far away at all!  

  • All caches nearby
  • Oakland County Cache Bash - July4 through October 31.  Sponsored by Oakland County Parks.  Enjoy caching in many of their beautiful parks to complete this cache series, usually 8+ good caches.
  • Metroparks Cache Series - 11 caches spanning 13 parks.  A real challenge!  Over 240 miles of driving just to complete!  Great caches, some devious hides.
Lodging

On-venue camping is cheap and in ample supply (with the exception of our 50 electric sites available).  We encourage everyone to take advantage of on-venue camping.

If camping's not your speed, there's plenty of Lodging in the area.  

Food
We will have concessions on-site Monday - Sunday for your convenience.  The 4H Club will be running them.  M-Th the hours will be limited.  Fri/Sat they will be open all day.  Typical concessions faire - hot dogs, burgers, etc. 

Coffee and Donuts are served each morning. 

There will be a group dinner Friday and Saturday night.  Please plan on attending!  The 4-H Club is preparing and serving the dinner.  They will be charging a per-plate cost, we've asked to keep that under $6.00 per person. 

Firewood
Please do not bring firewood! There are issues with Emerald Ash Borer that we're just going to avoid by asking everyone to NOT bring firewood to the event.  We will provide all firewood as we did last year. All fires must be in fire pits.  Fire pits will be set up in host zones and firewood will be provided.  We expect to scatter a small number of fire pits around for cooking needs as well.

 

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