I hope everyone is getting as excited about CAM as I am with CAM being only four days away. The recent warm weather has finally cleared the snow off the hiking trails in the State of Maryland, but the current forecast calls for some wintry mix on Friday, so stay safe this weekend as you head off for CAM.
For those that are unfamiliar, Cache Across Maryland, (CAM) is the highlight of the caching year for the Maryland Geocaching Society. 10 CAM caches have been placed across the entire state of Maryland. The coordinates to these caches will be revealed on the MGS Forums at 7:09AM on March 21st. Geocachers will have five weeks to find all 10 CAM caches. There will be a code in each of the caches that will reveal where the CAM picnic will be located on Saturday May 2nd.
You do not need to be a member to participate in CAM, all you need is a login to view the forums on this Web Page.
The CAM picnic listing can be found here: CAM 2015 and the 2015 forum topic on CAM which contains everything you need to know about CAM and will be the location of the announcement of the CAM locations is here: CAM Forum
Ho!, Ho!, Ho!, Its that time of year again. Its time for geocachers and friends alike to sit and enjoy some delicious eats, as we share caching stories. Come join us at the Maryland Geocaching Society Holiday Swap. This year we will be meeting at the Community Association Town Hall in Arbutus, Maryland on Saturday December 6th at 1 PM. There will be a potluck lunch/dinner followed by a gift exchange with an MGS twist. There will be 5 caches placed in the surrounding area (driving required for some), so you may want to come a little early. Please come out and join us to end another great event year for the MGS and to share some holiday cheer with your fellow geocachers.
Come join the Maryland Geocaching Society as we get together and do our part for Mother Nature and help clean up Tuckahoe State Park in Queen Anne, MD. On November 1st the MGS will host the Maryland Geocaching Society CITO 2014.
We will be some trail maintenance and some road side pick-up and trail trash pick-up around the park. Afterwards we will have a potluck lunch. So please bring something to share with your fellow cachers as we get together for one of caching core values of giving back.
Check us out on the MGS Forums for any additional information.
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