Well, its getting near the end of Summer and its almost time for the leaves to start changing colors. Its also time to start talking about the MGS Fall Picnic. Every year we visit different sites around Western MD where you can get away from the city and enjoy the natural side of Maryland.
Please join us at Rocky Gap State Park on October 4th for some delicious food off the grill, some great conversations, some beautiful views, and some great caches. Stick around for the Annual Corn Hole Tournament and maybe you can walk away with the coveted champion trophy.
Summer will soon be here and so will the heat that goes along with it. Let’s beat that heat, and join us because this year we will be enjoying the shade of trees that climb the side the mountain as we visit Cunningham Falls State Park in Thurmont, MD. Everyone is welcome to join us as we relax and enjoy some delicious food off the grill, discuss our caching victories and defeats, join up with your fellow cachers to find some of the great caches that park has to offer, or participate in the annual silent auction.
The MGS Summer picnic is our primary fundraising event, it will feature a silent auction with many items from popular geocaching websites, along with generous donations from our fellow members. All proceeds go towards financing all the MGS events during the year including our most prestigious, CAM (Cache Across Maryland). We will also be announcing the results of the MGS Annual Awards voting. As always there will be lots of great food, raffle prizes and of course some new caches.
MGS Summer Picnic
The Manor Area of Cunningham Falls State Park
July 19th, 2014
This has been a tough winter with extreme cold temperatures and snow falling statewide, but that has not stopped 10 dedicated MGS members from hiding a CAM cache.
What is CAM? CAM (Cache Across Maryland) is the Maryland Geocaching Society’s premier event where you must find 10 specific caches that are placed around the state to get the coordinates to CAM Picnic. Everything starts on March 22nd at 6 a.m. when we will post the 10 caches to the MGS forums. Cachers have until the day of the picnic, May 3rd, to find all 10 CAM caches and decode the coordinates to the picnic location.
If you are going to drive over 1,000 miles in search of some smileys, why not do it in style with your very own CAM wardrobe.
My family will starting out west, after we get everything loaded to the MGS site. So I hope to see you on the trails.
Come on out and join us for a nice meet and greet to welcome in the new officers of the MGS.
Please sign up to bring a tailgate item to share.
2014 MGS Core announcements! See the MGS forums at: http://www.mdgps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=8447