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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 www.geocaching.com 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.


Announcements

The Nomination and Election Process for officers in the Executive Committee and Regional Vice Presidents is moving to the December-February time frame from the October-December time frame.  The reason for the change is that terms of office have been updated to be from March 1st through the end of February, two years later.

The September Photo Contest entrants and winners are scrolling just below, and the Member Ballot is open through October 6th.  The October contest will open 10/4.
 
MZIP2022 caching contest will be starting Monday, September 26th.  Entry is open.  This contest will be a redo of one held last year, with a few modifications, simplifications, and a new collection of ZIP codes.

Winners of the Winter Social 2023 Pathtag Design Contest
are shown in September Promotions below.  Six tags have been selected to be part of the WS23 SWAG package, along with the first of a series of throwback license plate coins.  Watch for a sale announcement on October 1st.
 
GC9K62M:  Camp MiGO 4 had a great turnout.  Thank you everyone!

GC9WJ2F:  Winter Social 2023, February 24th-27th, 2023, Manistee.   Registration will open by October 1st.  Do you want to help?  Send an email to webmaster@mi-geocaching.org.

 

Waterways Caching Challenge results are posted below.

Slideshow
Photo Contest 2022-09

Zoom... Focus... Click! - September 2022

 Member Ballot:   


All members will get to pick their top 5 from all of the photos scrolling above.  Photos are shown in the order they were taken.   As you scroll through the photos to pick your top 5, m
ake a note of the "number" of each photo you like.  Order them from your favorite to fifth favorite.  


Member Ballot open through October 6th!

Pick your top five

Your Webmaster apologizes for being a few days late.  I have been working on a construction project at our cabin, where service is not the greatest.

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

 

February Promotions

A Long Weekend of Winter Caching Fun in Manistee
Winter Social is just around the corner from the Holidays.  Click this button for details (to date).  The event page has been submitted and Registration will be starting soon.


 

October Promotions


MZIP22 Contest


Six weeks of fun and new targets every week.

Details and Entry

MZIP2022.png


Entry Opens

9/21/22

 


Contest Starts

9/26/22

 

Hides by:

10/23/22
Published by:
10/30/22

 


Entry Closes

10/29/22

 


Contest Ends

11/6/22

 

Zoom... Focus... Click! - October 2022


MiGO Monthly Photo Contest.  Winners (Top 3) will get a special trackable to be used in yet another contest, coming soon. 


This contest runs October 1st through October 31st.  Reminder: only photos taken during the contest period are eligible.  The theme for the October contest 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.

 

 

September Promotions

Winter Social 2023 Pathtag Design Contest Winners
We selected 6 of 17 designs to be included in the WS SWAG Bag, available to order October 1st.
Hoosier Sparty     Sledding
                                        Hockey
                                        Skating
Nature Mousse    Snowshoeing
                                        Skiing
Team Nix                  Ice Fishing


WS23_Pathtag_Design_Contest_Results.png

 

July-August Promotions

Waterways Caching Challenge

 

Congratulations to the winners:

Drawing Winner:  grizz-rider:
One year member extension,
Gets the 6 Year GCC coin

Most Points:  Fallin':
Chose the Letterbox Stamp coin

Funny thing:  grizz-rider renewed his Lake Superior membership five days before the end of the contest.  
GCC_July_2011_Letterboxing_Stamp.jpg

 

July, 2011 Geocoin of the Month Club coin:

 

Letterbox Stamp, selected by Fallin'

 

August, 2011 Geocoin of the Month Club coin:

 

6 Year Coin, goes to grizz-rider

GCC_August_2011_6_Years.jpg

 

Ongoing Promotions


Now Live!

Michigan Waterways Adventures

7 Adventures in 4 Regions

10 Labs per Adventure

5 Labs per county
Record the Key Words

visit
Michigan DNR Geocaching Page
for details.

Download the Waterways Adventure Labs Log to record your keywords to earn the prizes

For questions and help with the Waterways Adventures email 
MichiganWaterwaysAdventure@gmail.com

Note:  Many of the Lab locations are in places without cellular service.  ALs can easily be completed without cellular service.  Click HERE for instructions.

 

... and she is off. Wait, is she? Who knows. We do know that lots of people have been texting her.

 

There won't be a list published of who guessed when. Instead, we will let you know when each guess goes by the wayside and which guess is actually the winner.

 

Eliminated to date:  Everyone but The Trent's and Wayward Wanderers.  It seems that the early indications that Jodi would jump all over the Waterways Adventures like she did the GeoTour has had four flat tires and no spare.   There may not be a winner if Jodi doesn't get started soon.

 

The Latest from the GeoTour

February 2nd, 2022. 

7230 Favorite Points later... 
MiGO, the DNR and Geocaching.com
are very pleased to announce that the 

Michigan State Parks GeoTour
has been officially extended through

September 24th, 2024!

 


Here are the latest GeoTour stats, as of July 1st, 2022:
Logged
 Finds: 
47,929
Individual
Cachers:
6,954
Favorite
 Points:
7349

Geocoins
Earned:
Silver:
241
Gold:
203
News from the DNR:  For those of you who have earned your Silver and/or Gold coins, the DNR has more coins ordered, so please be patient. It takes time to get them.   

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
Waterfalls
History Preserved
Cold Hard Cache

MiGO/OGA Great Race Results

 

The following links are to the results for the MiGO/OGA Great Race.  Please peruse at your leisure.  If you have any questions, please respond to webmaster@mi-geocaching.org.  I will pass your questions on to the MiGO and OGA race organizers (Lynn and/or Ian) as appropriate.

Main Winners & Miscellaneous

Sorted by Net Miles

Sorted by States

Sorted by Countries


The Great Race, hosted in cooperation by the Michigan Geocaching Organization and the Ohio Geocaching Association has been kicked off at Midwest Geobash. The official page for the race and where tracking will take place is hosted on the OGA website. It will be populated shortly. It can be found at:

 

MiGO/OGA Great Race Page

 

Official rules for the Great Race can be found at:

 

MiGO/OGA Great Race Rules

 

 

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.  


Welcome to our new officers:

Executive Committee Members:  Rob Nix (Team Nix), taking on the role of Compliance Officer.  Joel Wilkins (iatsemedic) has stepped up to fill a vacant At Large position.

Southwest Regional is, again, vacant.

 

Congratulations to:

Our new Executive Committee Vice President, Jodi Spalding (LiteOnCache). Jodi has been on the EC as a Member at Large for two years.

 

And a huge THANK YOU to outgoing officers:

Executive Committee Member, Tim Green (Merlin1392) who served 4 years as Vice President. Tim also has been and will continue to be MiGO's representative in an organization of geocaching organizations (official name pending?). Tim has also agreed to continue as a volunteer on a couple of MiGO committees.

Executive Committee Member, Lou Cousinaw (DirtBikeGranny) who served 1 year as a Member at Large and 2 years as the Compliance Officer. Lou has agreed to continue helping on a couple MiGO committees.


We are still in the market for a SW Regional Vice President to help with and represent MiGO at events in the area.

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

 

Notable Membership Activity over the Last Two Months

Trial Members

  • Lokie Beast (welcome)
  • WolfeBeast (welcome)
  • Winos_Seattle (welcome)

Lake Huron

  • marshajean (renew)
  • lusterlady (new)
  • Wayward Wanderers (renew)
  • Pugchaser (renew)
  • ShelleyJean (renew)
  • G3tth3cach3 (renew)
  • k-d-awesome (new)
  • Seafarer23 (new)
  • Wayward Wanderers (renew)
  • jvr18 (renew)
  • Hot Air Cacher (ren*upg)
  • BirchBarkNomad (new)
  • glasstiger1515 (renew)
  • DinoDuo (renew)
  • BowzTheWowz (renew)
  • cutecatcouple (upgrade)
  • Slowflyers (renewal)
  • TechnoOldFolks (renew)
  • Fabulousfour1975 (renew)
  • madmick42 (new)
  • king tut (renew)
  • BeagleScout10 (renew)
  • Frank and Peggy (renew)

Lake Superior

  • indenyl (renew)
  • xpird (renew)
  • Merlin1392 (renew)
  • JHBDFamily (renew)
  • LiteOnCache (renew)
  • woofer and tweeter (renew)
  • Grinner6 (renew)
  • Ssuuzziieeqq (new)
  • Lukef4u (renew)
  • grizz-rider (renew)
  • Robriki (renew)
  • Huntroth (renew)
  • seasonsguide (renew)
  • smurfette40 (new)
  • mymy072004 (new)
  • FISHING BEAR & CO. (renew)
  • hmperin (new)
  • CritterLover (renew)
  • RemSpec (upgrade)
  • Folts1967 (renew)
  • kucharsm (ren&upg)
  • 23Peanut (renew)
  • Mrs2xArcher (new)
  • llski (renew)
  • CuriousGeorge59 (new)
  • MI_Crew (new)
  • FarmerSarah (new)
  • BryantsofTR (new)
  • geo4phil (new)
  • HoosierSparty (new)
  • bigguy14760 (new)
  • babybluejay (new)
  • Mathmom99 (new)
  • Team Kalsin (renew)
  • Team_Olsen11516 (renew)
  • vj24 (renew)
  • Wiley'sMom (new)
  • zeeland5 (upgrade)
  • Grayseelou (new)
  • LynnGeoGin (renew)
  • Griffin49424 (renew)
  • theworldisoutthere (renew)
  • coolmamaof5 (renew)
  • Fallin' (renew)
  • rough_n_it (gfours) (renew)

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