Fall Picnic 2013
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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.
Best of SLAGA: Earthcaches and Wherigos
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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
‘It’s a High-Tech Treasure Hunt’
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Susan Benedict, Washington, and her sons Alex, 13, and Matt, 10, didn’t mind the snow as they trekked through patches of it Sunday afternoon to check on a hidden treasure.
With them were friends Mike Willming, Washington, and his son, Mark, 11, who had created the hidden treasure, known as Bye Bye Birdie, back on Oct. 20.
The treasure is out in the open, if you know where to look and if you have the right equipment to narrow down the search area. All you need is a GPS device, or a special app on your Smartphone, said Benedict.
This is the world of geocaching. If you’re not familiar with it, geocaching is described as a “worldwide scavenger hunt” where people all over the world hide “caches” in random places, then post the GPS (longitude and latitude) coordinates of the location on the geocaching.com website along with a brief description and sometimes a few clues or codes to crack, so that others wanting to take on the challenge can go in search of it.
Read the entire article at emissourian.com.
Be a Trail Watcher
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St. Louis County Parks invites geocachers to become TRAIL WATCH VOLUNTEERS!
There are over 140 miles of trails in St. Louis County Parks and your help is needed to monitor them. As a Trail Watch Volunteer, you’ll assist Park Rangers in keeping our trails safe and enjoyable for all! Volunteers, ages 16 years and older, must attend an initial 2-hour orientation (which requires pre-registration) at which Park Rangers will teach trail etiquette and reporting procedures. Trail Watch Volunteers serve as “ambassadors” and will not be asked to intervene in potentially dangerous situations, only to report them. After the orientation, they will be issued a Trail Watch Vest and ID Badge.
Winter/Spring 2013 Trail Watch Orientations
Wednesday, February 13 at Museum of Transportation from 7-9 pm
Tuesday, March 12 at St. Vincent Community Center from 7-9 pm
Wednesday, April 17 at Affton Community Center from 7-9 pm
Monday, May 6 at Tilles Park from 7-9 pm
All St. Louis County Parks can be monitored including:
*West County - Queeny, Greensfelder, Creve Coeur, Al Foster Trail, Lone Elk, West Tyson, Faust, Love, and Tilles Parks
*South County - Grant’s Trail, Clydesdale, Bohrer, Buder, Mathilda, Laumeier, Jefferson Barracks, Bee Tree, Cliff Cave, Simpson, Suson, and Lower Meramec Parks
*North County - North County Bikeway, Spanish Lake, Bella Fontaine, Fort Bellefontaine, McDonnell, and Champ Parks
2013 Winter Potluck & Cabin Fever Event
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Bring your favorite food to share as we get together for a meet-and-greet on Saturday, January 26th, at Jefferson Barracks Park to focus on getting to know each other and the many new cachers in the area. Starting at 11:00 am, we will have a silent auction, games, hot food, geocaching milestone awards, and will swap caching stories inside the heated Grant Pavilion. The winners of the 2012 SLAGA Travel Bug Race will be announced at this event. This is also a good opportunity to invite local land managers that you have personally worked with. Please contact your local land manager or parks department and invite them to come out. We will also have a drop-off spot for those wanting to donate canned goods to a local food pantry. Sign up by logging your "Will Attend" on the cache page.
Fifth Annual Slurpin Soup Event
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Winter “BLUES” getting you down? Well how about some first class EAGLE WATCHING, great food, and great geo-fellowship in a drop dead gorgeous location high above the Mississippi River? Join us for the Fifth Annual Open House MEET AND GREET anytime between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm Saturday, January 12 at the VILLAGE OF THE BLUE ROSE located five miles north of Clarksville, Missouri. Dining room seating is limited so there will be no specific 'start' time and you are welcome to stay as long as you like. Gourmet soups, chili, fresh bread, and drinks are available for a tax-deductible donation.
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