- Written by Kat of Wheelinb and Cindy of JC_Geo
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What's the cure for Cabin Fever? The SLAGA Winter Potluck, of course!
The Cabin Fever torch has been handled with the utmost care for the past several years, and Mrs. RGS has now passed it along for the upcoming event. We will do our best to carry on! Please join us for SLAGA's Winter Potluck, which is well-known as a day of fellowship, story-telling, and overall fun time. And there is caching, too!
We can always count on a wonderful variety of delicious of food: main dishes, side dishes, salads, cookies and desserts. When you log your "Will Attend" please include a headcount as well as what food item(s) you plan to bring.
While it was necessary to find a new location, we luckily were able to keep the event within the confines of Jefferson Barracks Park. The new location has room for up to 150 people. Accommodations include 33 6-foot tables, 150 chairs, and a small kitchen. Please plan accordingly as no dogs are allowed inside the new venue.
•Where: Jefferson Barracks Visitors Center
•When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (doors open at 10:00 AM)
•Date: Saturday, January 25th, 2014
•Who: Everyone! This is a potluck so please bring a dish to share. Bring your own drinks as well.
With our new venue, we may not be able to carry out as many activities as in past years. We will still offer up the Travel Bug table, GeoCoins table, and GeoCaching bingo. Please bring your canned foods or non-perishable items as we will have a drop-off spot for those wanting to donate to the St. Louis Area Food Bank. If you have any ideas for other activities that don't take up a lot of real estate, please let us know. Stay tuned to this cache page for future updates on activities!
We look forward to getting together again this winter and talking about caches we have done, caches we want to find, and swapping stories of caching experiences. There are many caches in this park, and we also expect to see some new ones pop up. We would like to focus on fellowship, reacquainting ourselves with old caching friends, and getting to know new cachers who we hope will join us for this event. This is also a primo opportunity to invite local land managers or parks department managers to come out for some food and friendship. It's a nice time for them to meet local cachers. This is a token of our appreciation for letting us play in their parks.
- Written by Eravau
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As fellow cachers... you're probably used to some of your friends and family making comments about how you're not quite right. In celebration of this fact and in celebration of the winter holidays... we SLAGA folks are going to gather together to eat and enjoy each other's company... and do something that is undoubtedly right for one night.
Two dates this year coincide with being the "right" sort of days. By this I mean that the numbers making up the day, month and year portions of the date... also describe the length of the sides of a right triangle. The first of these occured on May 12th (5-12-13) and the second one will occur on December 5th. And it would therefore be right to celebrate on Thursday, December 5th. But as noted... we aren't quite right.
So on Wednesday, December 4th from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. we will be gathering together at Golden Corral to do something right. We will be encouraging one another with holiday spirit and conversation while feeding ourselves (our stomachs will consider that right anyway).
This is also a great opportunity for us as cachers to discuss ways we can give back to the community that supports (puts up with?) our past time over this next year. If there's one thing a gathering of cachers is good at... it's thinking up with excuses to get back together some more for other reasons.
Please RSVP on the cache page, and keep your eyes on the SLAGA Facebook page and Freelist for more info as the event approaches.
Be good to our community and be good to each other. I hope to see you all there!
- Written by Elonka
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Caches placed in 2012
Best Traditional Cache: The Pullet Surprise, GC3JQPK, steve.n.erin
Best Multicache: Pirate's Revenge - Walk the Plank!, GC3Y2RJ, RiverExplorer and Cap'n Elias T. Blackjack
Best Challenge Cache: 100/100 Challenge, GC30KZ9, Woolenstgeos
Best Earthcache (tie): Nova Scotia, GC3E1YZ, Hightechhillbilly
Best Earthcache (tie): Subduing a Silt-Ridden Serpent: GC3Y30C, Unitzoid
Best Puzzle Cache: Mysterious Treasure, GC3BQJZ, L Frank and Denmother
Best Wherigo: WHERmIzombieGo, GC3RWQM, Elonka
Best Letterbox Hybrid: Little Dixie's Stegosaurus, GC3AKNR, BUZZ & ROAD KILL!
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Team_State will host the 2013 SLAGA Fall Picnic at the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site!
The date is Saturday, September 14, 2013. Half an hour northeast of St. Louis across the Mississippi River, this historic site memorializes Camp Dubois, where pioneers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark camped during the winter of 1803 to 1804. Situated on the banks of Mississippi River, the site hosted the Corps of Discovery as they prepared for their expedition to the far reaches of the American West.
Madchef has offered to fix pork steaks, bratwurst and hotdogs. Bring your own drinks and a dish to share. Let us know what you'd like to share (salads, sides and desserts) when log a will attend. see GC4HD8R. Don't forget to volunteer to help.
Currently looks like there will be 25 caches within easy (or not so easy) walking distance.
- Written by Elonka
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Best of SLAGA: Earthcaches
Top Earthcaches in the SLAGA area, sorted by Favorite points by Elonka as of March 2013:
* 52, Cahokia Mounds, bjbest and Big Jimmy, GC1FXND
* 49, Nature's Circus Elephants, Ladybug STL, GC14E8E
* 37, RT66:IL Mighty Mississippi's Chain of Rocks, bitter/sweet, GC1JRBG
* 32, Creve Coeur Lake Waterfall, Tollybrew, GC159ZJ
* 22, Missouri High Point-Taum Sauk, -=ARF!=-, GC1A5DX
* 22, Mark Twain Cave, joranda, GC1B2F4
* 20, Graham Cave, N0WNV, GC28VWC
* 19, Confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, Cvivor, GC1G6GK
* 18, Mina Sauk Falls, -=ARF!=-, GC1A35P
* 18, The World's Only Inland Cape, Gone2theDogs, GC1KRCT
* 17, Trail Through Time, Know Future, GCKTG3
* 17, Tower Rock, Gone2theDogs, GC1KREF
* 16, Klondike Quarry, Tollybrew, GC1969F
Best of SLAGA: Wherigo Caches
Created by Elonka on: 03/14/2013 16:39:32
* 13, The Awakening, Didg Guy, GC1VN1A
* 12, Working in the Coal Mine - MOGA Booty, MutherAndSun, GC2HJ1F
* 8, Glendale WheriGo Cache, Didg Guy, GC1AA0B
* 8, Hiking at Powder Valley, Didg Guy, GC1MQ17
* 7, Tour De Grant, Didg Guy, GC1BQ4V
* 5, Pica's Treasure Hunt; WBSSTL, animuse, jpbefx; GC2XCYF