Welcome to the homepage of the Maryland Geocaching Society. Thank you again to all those who completed CAM for their ongoing patience with the coin delay. We’ve still not been given an estimated completion date from the mint, but the moment we get word from them we will post announcements here on the forum, on Bookface, and, if possible, through the archived cache page.
Meanwhile, to satisfy your cravings for shiny metal disks, there are still a few bags of MGS ‘Hiker’ pathtags in stock on the GeocoinStore site. This was a reorder of a popular design from 2011. In order to purchase these tags, you’ll need to enter a password: mgs2011 (lowercase). Each bag of 20 costs $20 plus shipping, and the MGS receives a kickback donation from each purchase.
The 2017 MGS Summer Picnic in Carderock Park is only a month-and-a-day away! If you haven’t get posted a will-attend, please visit the cache page to do so. You can sign up to volunteer and list your potluck food items in this thread. Aside from enjoying the company of fellow cachers, there’s plenty to do and see in the area. The Carderock virtual cache is a ¾-mile hike from the Picnic Area along the Billy Goat Trail, and Aquarius – another of Maryland’s virtuals – is only a 2-mile drive to parking and a 0.6-mile hike. We hope to see you there!
Welcome to the homepage of the Maryland Geocaching Society. CAM 2017 has come and gone, and I extend my gratitude to everyone for being so kind and understanding about the delayed coins. We have been informed that the factory in China has been having ‘computer problems’. As soon as we have a projected delivery date from the mint, we will post announcements here on the forum and, if possible, through the cache page. Thank you again for your continued patience.
We are now looking forward to the MGS Summer Picnic on July 8th at Carderock Park. If you have not yet posted a will-attend, you can do so on the Summer Picnic cache page. The food and volunteer sign-up list can be found here. More information regarding the annual Summer Auction will follow.
And finally, safe travels to all those journeying to North Carolina for GeoWoodstock XV. Have a great time!
Congratulations to all those involved with the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Geotrail for receiving a 2017 Maryland Preservation Award for Excellence in Public Programming from the Maryland Historical Trust. Certificates were presented to the MGS and the cache hiders at an award ceremony in Annapolis yesterday. Thanks to Mark ‘deepdish23’ Neuberger and his team for bringing statewide recognition to our organization. Read more and post comments in this thread.
We’re about 40% of the way through CAM, and it’s time for a few updates. Thanks to everyone who supported the MGS by purchasing CAM 2017 pathtags! All 1000 pathtags sold out earlier today. We will not be reordering, so if you missed the boat, you can visit the pathtag page and add it to your wishlist. The CAM picnic is less than a month away, so if you haven’t signed up on the Food & Volunteers list, please do. The Favorite CAM Cache poll and the CAM Photo Contest page have also posted.
The waiting is over…CAM 2017 is finally here! If you’re new to CAM, you can find out all about it in the CAM 2017 FAQ. You might also consider attending one of our five CAM Kickoff Events from 7.30–8.30am (West, Central, North, South, East) where MGS officers and other experienced CAMers will help you get started. The full CAM Teaser Map published at midnight (all the counties are now filled in!), and at 8am the links to the CAM .gpx and other related files will go live on the CAM 2017 Info Thread. Be sure to read the ‘Updates’ pdf which contains useful info about tolls, admission fees, scheduled tours, and a last-minute tweak to one of the CAM cache pages. And, of course, one more reminder: Please obey all park hours! Enjoy the travel, the scenery, the history, and especially the time spent with friends and family. On behalf of the MGS officers and all the CAM hiders, may I wish you all a fun, safe, and memorable CAM!