Indiana Geocaching Fall Picnic THIS WEEKEND! AND caching at IU on Sunday

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Jessica Falkenthal

Sep 6, 2011, 11:26:21 PM9/6/11
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If you've never attended a geocaching event before, the August and September events are the perfect opportunity. They're very family-friendly and will have a wide-range of people. When you're on the event cache page, click on "log your visit" and then change the Type of Log to "Will Attend." This helps me anticipate how many people might be coming. It's okay to change your mind later! Then after the event, you can log the event as "Attended" and it counts as a geocache find!

2011 Indiana Geocaching Fall Picnic-10 Year Celebration
Saturday, September 10th, 9am-5:30pm, Spring Mill State Park (28 miles south of Bloomington)
The Indiana Geocaching Fall Picnic is held annually in Southern Indiana and more than 300 geocachers from all over the state to meet, greet and celebrate this fun hobby we participate in. More information about the event is at Can't make it for the entire event? No problem, stop by when you can for a fun time! They also make some really nice re-useable geocaching name tags every year, so make sure to register on their site! It's free! (Parking inside of a state park requires a state park pass or $5 a vehicle) We'll try to setup a carpool.
More information is available at:

2011 Indiana Fall Picnic Meet & Greet
Friday, September 9th, 7-10pm, Spring Mill State Park
Held the night before every Indiana Fall Picnic is the Meet & Greet. This year will feature a nacho bar pitch-in and an awesome adventure night caching activity. Bring a flashlight.
I attended this 2 years ago and the night caching activity was one of the most memorable geocaching events I have attended in the past 7 years! Definitely worth attending. 
More information at-

Welcome to Geocaching
Sunday, September 11, 12pm Meet at the Sample Gates at IU
This event is meant to introduce new people to geocaching. We'll be showing some new people how to use a GPS unit and going geocaching in small groups on campus.
Free parking is available on Sunday on the west side of Indiana Ave in the lots behind People Park, and Noodles. Park in a C Pass spot. EVERYONE is welcome! This is not just for IU students!
More information at

Monroe Lake Fall Excursion
October 15th at Paynetown State Recreation Area near Lake Monroe
A Poker Run Geocaching Challenge which will involve canoes. Plus a potluck dinner, prizes, and a band playing!
Registration: 1pm - 1:30pm at the Paynetown SRA
Event: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Pitch-in Dinner & prizes: 5pm
50/50 Drawing: 5:30pm
Freddie Shaw Band: 6-7pm
More information at

Facebook Group
A few people asked me to setup a Facebook group, so that people could meet, share and discuss geocaching stuff on Facebook. Our Facebook Page that we've had going has been great for announcements, but not informal discussions. Use it to ask for hints on caches you can't find or see if anyone's interested in going geocaching sometime with you. It is intended to be more social than what we have here on our e-mail list. So here it is: Feel free to join if you're interested.

Hope to see you at an upcoming event! Let me know if you have any questions!

Jess (Mickey4Jes)

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