:!: Mark Your Calendar's!!! :!:
Here's an event for everyone to put on their watchlist. I went to it last year and had a blast. SLAGA (St Louis Area Geocaching Association) works very hard on this event, and have cachers from all over the country planning to attend (Minnesota and Virginia to name a couple). There will be individual, couple, and team events similar to last year, but using a slightly different format. They also will have a few things for the younger cachers to do at the event.
I was up in Jefferson city this past weekend attending an event there, and was able to get a little more information (i.e. intel) from some of the event organizers and staff. I have it on good authority that the events won't be as strenuous as last year. They are also planning on having 20 to 30 logable caches set up in the park for this weekend long event. They have a special cache page for logging temporary event caches.
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I would really like for Arkgeocaching to be well represented at this event. Last year I had to team with the group from Minnesota for the team event (BTW we took 1st place :D , scoring all 20 punches, and also finishing with the fastest time :D ). I think it would be great if we could have 1 or 2 teams from Arkansas there.
Even if the competition isn't your cup of tea, what could be better than getting together with a couple hundred other people who share this obsession, for a fun weekend of caching, camping, caching, camradiere, and have I said caching yet?!? :wink:
I'm game if the date falls right but I won't know till closer to time.
I'm getting ready to throw down the gauntlet and challenge the 1st place winning team from last years event (Which I was a part of). Team MnGCA is holding an event to hone their skills. I would like to see ArkGeo field a team for MOGA and for us to give them a run for the money.
Let's do this!
Post a link to the page or the GC # and I might be game.
Here's the link to MOGA 2005
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... 2175342e52
Here's the link to the MnGAs warmup exercise for the Team event at Moga!
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... ea330df447
Let's circle the wagons and send them Minnesota boys packin'
We hope you can get a team or two together and join in the fun at MOGA. Remember too that there are individual events (hard and easy) along with a couples event. And in addition there will be 30+ ammo box caches. We also have relaxing activities planned for Sat night including a night cache. Bass Pro Shops has donated two GPSr's for the event and we are working with other companies for donations. You can get all the details at moga.geostl.com and keep checking as the pages will be updated as we get more details.
Hope to see a good Arkansas showing :D :D
St. Louis Area Geocachers Assn.
We're registered and will be in cabin #2 - in case of bad weather we'll light a big warm fire and still have fun with all of the geocachers that care to join us!
We won't be there because we expect to win any of the competitions but just to have fun with fellow geocachers. We're looking forward to good times with old friends and meeting new friends.
We're looking forward to this great event that we were unable to attend last year. Hoping to go to St. Louis afterwards, but that remains to be seen!
I think I'm going to try to make it. So whos on the ARKGEO TEAM?
We are really wanting to go to MOGA...think it would be so much fun. We will be going as long as we can both get off work on thse days...so how about a team???
Come one, come all!
Pardon me while I do a promo for MOGA 2005.
I am doing a video documentary of the event this year. Here are some links to videos I have created, so far. There will be a couple of DV cameras at the event. The plan is to create a DVD of how the event was put together and highlights of the event, itself.
Email me at email@example.com to arrange a short interview with your group during the event.
Here are the videos:
Introduction to MOGA 2005 (4.4 MB)
Greeting from the host (1.0 MB)
http://www.geostl.com/MOGA/20050212_MOG ... yIntro.wmv
Meramec State Park montage (4.0 MB)
http://www.geostl.com/MOGA/2005_Meramec ... ontage.wmv
'Former' webmaster at http://www.geostl.com
Charter member of SLAGA