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You have reached the homepage of the Michigan Geocaching Organization (MiGO). The purpose of our organization is to promote the sport of Geocaching in Michigan via improved communications and to provide information to the public about our activities and the sport of geocaching. Please spend some time on our site. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or visit for more details.

Join MiGO Today! Membership gives you many benefits. MiGO is one of the oldest and most respected Geocaching organizations in the country. Since our inception in April, 2002 we have grown both in size and stature. In 2007 we were granted an organizational land use permit by the Michigan DNR. This permit enables MiGO  members to place caches on permitted DNR lands, with the appropriate permit where required, at no fee. This is just one of the many benefits of your membership. You'll also become part of a local and tight-knit Geocaching community with an active interest in caching in our state. Members have access to our forums and are encouraged to participate.  We also have a very active Facebook Group which is a great place to meet cachers and learn the game.

To Join, renew or upgrade your membership, pull down the Membership Menu.


The ZFC Winners Photo Op Contest rolled out at the end of January.  This is all-year contest for winners of the monthly ZFC Photo Contests.  See the announcement below. 

The Pick Your Poison contest is open for entry and will runs March 1st through May 31st.  See March Promotions for more.  The score at the end of March is displayed on the contest page.

The April ZFC Photo Contest photos are scrolling below.  The Member Ballot is open through May 4th.  The May contest is also open.

Photo Contest 2023-04

Zoom... Focus... Click! - April 2023
 Congratulations to:   
1st Place -Equine1030
2nd Place - llski
3rd Place -llski
Honorable Mentions:  aghudley  & GeoNiffs

Prizes will be created and mailed after Mother's Day. 

While the winner this month by a large margin is a great photo, it did not follow the contest theme.   There were a couple very subtle selfies that were overlooked by most people.   Going forward, the Theme will carry more weight than it has in the past.  Congratulations to the winners and all who participated.  Thank you to our members who helped select the winners.  Keep up the good work.  Let's attract some more new photographers.

Lake Superior Member 2023 Geocoin.

Another beautiful Chris Mackey design.  This is the preliminary artwork for the 2023 version of the Lake Superior Member Geocoin.  All Lake Superior members get one of these coins as part of their membership.  
If you are not in the renewal cycle and you want to upgrade your membership to Lake Superior, use the Upgrade process in the Membership menu.

 The coins will be ordered December 1st for delivery by Winter Social 2024. Become a Lake Superior Member or renew your Lake Superior Membership between December 1st, 2022 and November 30th, 2023. Use your Additional Data in your profile to tell us how to get your coin to you, to express your interest in purchasing additional copies and if you want yours personalized.

The MiGO 20th Anniversary Geocoin is available to order in the MiGO Store.  Get yours before they are gone.  


May Promotions

Zoom... Focus... Click! - May 2023

The MiGO Photo Contest runs for each calendar month. 
Reminder: only photos taken during the contest period are eligible. 

Winners (Top 3) will get a special trackable that can be used in the Photo Op Winners Contest that runs for the calendar year

The theme for this month is:

Click the button to submit a photo.
You may submit 1, 2 or 3 photos per contest.   
Please submit only your own current photos. 
Remember, landscape photos look better on our scroller.  
Membership picks the winner.


ORB GeoTour Kickoff
May 20th, 21st, 2023

One GeoTour, Two Counties!

One Weekend, Two Events, 

Start your adventure!
GCA41NG ORB GeoTour Launch Event
9:30 AM, West Branch Visitors Bureau
Collect your prize?
GCA41NJ ORB GeoTour: Weekend Wrap-up!
Au Sable River Center, Roscommon

One Beautiful Locale, Two Great Hosts 

Download and print your passport to start this great adventure...
ORB GeoTour Passport  


March - May Promotions

Geocaching Contest
In this contest you will be picking your own challenges to complete.  There are ten challenges in each of four categories. The categories correspond to various poisons ranging in strengths and difficulties. Do one, do ten, do some in each category or do them all. This is a longer than usual promotion to give you time to complete as many as you want.  There are prizes along the way and more prizes at the end.  Click the button below for details.
 Prizes Along
The Way:
21st of Month
Submitted by:

See the Contest Page for periodic leaderboard updates.
DirtBikeGranny wins a prize for the most challenges completed from April 1st-21st with 18, followed by Fallin' with 13.  Updated leaderboard is posted on the contest page.   Players with known issues (mostly duplicates) will be notified.

ZFC Winners Photo Op Contest
A contest just for MiGO Photo Contest Winners:
This is the long promised, year-long contest for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the Zoom-Focus-Click Photo Contest.   It is a bit like a travel bug race, with a twist:  We are counting photos, not miles.

What is the object?
Get photos posted on your ZFC trackable's web page.  The more photos, the more points.  
The contest runs for the calendar year, starting at the  January publish date, through December 31st, 2023.  It is open to all ZFC prize winners (first, second and third Place) of the ZFC Photo Contest from November 2020 through June 2023.  July and later winners will be eligible for the contest in 2024.  The playing pieces are the ZFC Trackable tags that were the prizes for the photo contest.  There are multiple ways to score more points, and more ways to win prizes. 

This contest is open only to ZFC prize winners.  Others are welcome to look, but to play, you must first finish in the top 3 of a monthly ZFC Photo Contest.  Access to the contest page is through a private Announcement Forum for the contest.  All members who are qualified to play will get an invitation to the contest page via email.


May 25th, 2023

4th Anniversary

7555 Favorite Points

51225 finds by

8109 cachers
Still Going Strong

Running through 9/24/24

As many of you know, our own "Kneel More" is an avid and prolific filmmaker with regards to the game of Geocaching.  Kneel and his friend Bob Billy have dozens of informative and often hilarious videos in his YouTube collection. Kneel has created a series of videos while caching the MSPC GeoTour.  To view the videos, click on the images below.

A humble beginning
Part 2
History Preserved
Cold Hard Cache

DNR Centennial Geocache Trail -
Trust the Tradition


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is celebrating its Centennial year in 2021. Jay's Sporting Goods is celebreating their 50th anniversary.  To celebrate, The DNR is partnering with Jay's Sporting Goods with help from MiGO putting together a geocache trail (not a GeoTour) of fifty caches in four regions of Michigan, one region at a time.  Jay's is supplying the actual geocaches that will be hidden with our assistance.  Search the state for caches named "DNR TTT - Adventure" in their name.

We want to recognize the following cachers for stepping up to help.  Numbers in parenthesis indicate multiple sites:

2277, aghudley, Bainers1103, bgscrabble, ccsquire, Cinamuck, coolmamaof5, DanTMan&Co (2), Gdpunkgirl73, Grayseelou' HelloLola, iatsemedic, IFollowRoads, K&A Enterprises (2), kirtlandii (2), kitedancer, LiteOnCache, Loumiester, Mermaidsh, Piperollie1, Pirate Sunflower (3), Ranger4+1, redwings01win, SeasonsGuide (3). Stuffedcabbage, Team Nix (2), The Macho Homemaker, theworldisoutthere (5), TJPost (2), Traveling Dave, usyoopers (5), Ypsimom (2).

We would also like to recognize the following additional cachers who volunteered as backupsfor the primary hiders:

beenhere, DirtBikeGranny, epoch13, Working4Cache

Thank you all so much for helping bring this joint effort to fruition.  

More From MiGO

Promote MiGO on your Geocache Page


MiGO members are encouraged to identify geocaches as being owned by a MiGO Member. We have had a page containing sample logos and other graphics for MiGO Cache Owners to include on their own cache pages. Recently, HQ tightened their security, breaking many COs links to graphics and other pages. Neither our old host or our new one were included in the acceptable list.


The good news is, we have placed the graphics on our own Google Drive space and updated the page with the logos and code to go with them.


The bad news is, we would like all of our members to update all geocache pages that used our older host with code for the new location of the graphics.


Click the link below to see what is available and copy the new code to your cache pages.


Add a MiGO Logo to your cache page


Welcome to our new officers:

Our new Executive Committee Secretary:  Robb Lamer (CCSquire),
Our new Executive Committee Member At Large, Peter Hoyt (KazooOtters).
Our new Southeast Regional Vice President, Grace VanCamp (Grayseelou).
Our new Southwest Regional Vice President, Sarah Johnson (Sarahjo27)

Congratulations to:

Our new Executive Committee President, Jodi Spalding (LiteOnCache). Jodi has been on the EC as a Member At Large and most recently, Vice President.
Our new Executive Committee Vice President, Dan Cable (DanTMan&Co).  Dan been a Member At Large.
Our new 5th Chapter Vice President, Joel Wilkins (iatsemedic).  Joel also continues as an EC Member At Large


And a huge THANK YOU to outgoing officers:

Executive Committee Member, Steve Bassette (RemSpec), who served 5 years as MiGO President.
Executive Committee Member, Nikki Wolfin (Nikkiwolf25) who served 5 years as a Secretary.
Southeast Regional Vice President Laura Lisiscki (llski) who led (2022) and contributed (2023) Winter Socials. 


Bios for our Board Members, Executive Committee Members and Regional Vice Presidents can be found on the Leadership page under the About menu.

2023 Silver Coin Awards

Congratulations to the 2023 Silver Coin Award Winners:

Lou Ann Cousinaw, a.k.a. DirtBikeGranny
Robert and Claudia Councell, a.k.a. RDC4106
Joel Wilkins, a.k.a. iatsemedic

The full text of the awards can be seen at:    Silver Coin Awards 2023
The list of past winners can be seena at:        Silver Coin Award List

MiGO Susan K. Schug Scholarship

The winners of the 2023 Susan K. Schug Scholarship were announced at the 2023 Winter Social.  They are. 

$300 - Jared Christensen, a junior at Lake Superior State University, study wildlife conservation focusing on fish and their habitat.  Jared is the son of member Barb Christensen, Fabulousfour1975.

$150 - Sara Landon, RoaminThirtiesGirl, a MiGO Member.  Sara is working towards finishing an Associates Program in Accounting at Lake Michigan College.

$150 - Kollen L. Dault, a freshman at Mott Community College, studying Nursing.  Kollen is the son of member Janice Dault, babybluejay.


Notable Membership Activity over the Last Two Months

Trial Members

  • Fallen231 (new)
  • Spark of ingenuity (new)
  • SpeersOhana (new)
  • lavapaw (new)
  • ClanDuVall (new)
  • C0sm0Cacher (new)
  • Robincat (new)
  • MrandMrsMan (new)
  • Boom_Boom_143 (new)

Lake Huron

  • zekefritter (renew)
  • pee-paw + mee-maw (renew)
  • dnmadden5776 (new)
  • catgirldo (new)
  • SP500 (renew)

Lake Superior

  • Hooked On U (renew)
  • ReichyDDom (renew)
  • Rae-of-Sunshine (renew)
  • UsTwo (new)
  • NightTrails (renew)
  • liskiss17 (renew)
  • 8_is_Enough (renew)
  • Red Hat Grandma (renew)
  • Noah's Peeps (renew)
  • Cinamuck (renew)
  • DirtBikeGranny ()
  • IFollowRoads (ren)
  • MrandMrsMan (renew)
  • mkettel (renew)
  • angelsunshine (renew)
  • SnoringEagles (renew)
  • Dmw2m (renew)
  • Traveling Dave (renew)
  • Sl0ther (renew)
  • LarryRobyn (renew)
  • salplus2 (renew)
  • Trailmixymel (ren&upg)
  • lightkeeperJane (renew)
  • IdaLabs (renew)
  • mboensch (renew)
  • TSR_TeamStellaRick (renew)
  • MoDaRiMa (renew)
  • Team Nix (renew)
  • Ranger4+1 (renew)
  • candzsloot (renew)
  • Woodtrain (renew)
  • TheDeeJays (ren&upg)
  • OakCrestGal (renew)
  • scook (renew)
  • The Seed Spreaders (ren&upg)
  • snowflower722 (new)

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