Geocaching Events for April 2015 (in Indiana)

Welcome to April!  It looks like we have a bunch of events lined up for the month!  As the weather gets warmer people will be out and about so remember to be extra stealthy as you cache.  I hope you didn’t mind the little April Fool’s Day joke earlier today… sometimes I just have to do something to break the monotony.  Compared to Baden-Württemberg, better yet, let’s not go there… Baden-Württemberg is only 13,804 square miles compared to Indiana’s 36, 418 square miles.  Although they do have a little over 10 million people to Indiana’s 6.5 million, maybe that’s why they have so many events.  It is a lovely place filled with friendly, welcoming people just like Indiana.

April 1

Golden Flounder Casino
by AirRaidFan | GC5PHQH | Jeffersonville

April 8

Balloon Release For Steelygrey
by Vamtrix | GC5PFF4 | Chesterton

April 11

Mounds Geocache Adventure 2015
by Mounds_State_Park | GC5K56V | Mounds State Park

TrailMix 26 – 9 Years of Hiking
by Deermark & El Polo Loco Gang | GC5PPWH | Hoosier National Forest

April 13

SCIG Celebrates SPRING
by Lair | GC5Q36H | Mitchell

April 18

Southern Indiana Scavenger Hunt Event
by graciedi and Mama Jane | GC5N1KZ | Evansville

Hey GIG, let’s do lunch!
by lakedawgs | GC5PQH3 | Indianapolis

April 21

3rd T – Visit with the Zonans
by KennyV | GC5QDRT | Jeffersonville

April 26

NEI-GEO 2015 Earth Day CITO
by Lord Elwood | GC5M9B8 | Fort Wayne

CITO Eyes of Brownsburg #2
by Ripples 2 Waves | GC5MGMJ | Brownsburg

Matter Park CITO II
by Honkeon | GC5NPFA | Marion

May 2

SLAGA is coming to town
by Team_State | GC5P4NB | Evansville

May 15

Meet & Greet for Smarties
by Eye Of The Pirate | GC5QEQX | Turkey Run State Park

May 16

2015 Indiana Spring Picnic
by lakedawgs | GC5GDZJ | Turkey Run State Park

May 30

CITO Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 2015
by superstutz | GC5NN9E | Dunes National Lakeshore

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Geocaching Events for April 2015

Welcome to April!  It looks like we have a bunch of events lined up for the month!  As the weather gets warmer people will be out and about so remember to be extra stealthy as you cache.

1 April

crumen mitkun
by ArnGeko | GC50W3M | Baden-Württemberg

Unglaublich: Dönerstag am Mittwoch!
by Eumelbaer | GC5NQPC | Baden-Württemberg

Aprilscherz?
by DaDieDose! | GC5PFD0 | Baden-Württemberg

2 April

Dönerstag 2015 – Markdorf
by blubb&blubb | GC4TAKA | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 “Zum Kaffee in Metzingen”
by leo van dyk | GC5JN4J | Baden-Württemberg

Döner’s Tag 2015 – Ittersbach
by ichel | GC5JVPD | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 – Asperg
by BrassTrain | GC5JXYJ | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 – Frühstück bei Konuk
by donweb | GC5JY0A | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 – Am Tammer Bahnhof
by Babs&Tamm | GC5JY4K | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 – Mittagspausen-Event in LB
by travelling | GC5JY4T | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 – 5. Geislinger Sunset-Edition
by Hans&Grete, Schnick007 und Geonießer | GC5K1EK | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 – Kaffe & Kuchen oder Tee & Döner
by Sandi&MoD | GC5K735 | Baden-Württemberg

3. Vaihinger Dönerstag
by Apophis2 & * La_Luna * | GC5K7PE | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 – Feierabendevent in Bi-Bi
by Eiselbe | GC5K82W | Baden-Württemberg

5. ZAK-GrünDönerstags-Event “Döner Dir einen”
by Die Easttownboys | GC5KCEP | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 im Dreiländereck
by hegolas | GC5KPDG | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 – Schwäbisch Gmünd
by DieIgginger | GC5KV3Y | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015: Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
by savler | GC5KXKT | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 Mittagspausenstammtisch S-Vaihingen
by merdian | GC5KXW4 | Baden-Württemberg

Frühest möglicher Dönerstag
by wecach | GC5KYD2 | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerleswäscher 2015
by MA210 | GC5KYPB | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag in Rutesheim – 2015
by geoGRAV | GC5KYT1 | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015-Mittagspausen-Stammtisch in S
by AndiW | GC5KYT4 | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag Ulm 2015 – Münsterblick
by Dönertier | GC5M0V9 | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 – Stammheim
by J:B | GC5M1KY | Baden-Württemberg

Meet & Greet @ STR – Frühstücksdöner (US-Version)
by blazek | GC5M5ZK | Baden-Württemberg

“Sechster Mössinger – Dönerstag”
by geodogs50 | GC5M80Z | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 – Fellbach
by SchröterMan | GC5M8FV | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 in Emmendingen
by Joogy | GC5M9EN | Baden-Württemberg

Döner in Istanbul … ähm … Durmersheim
by webmicha | GC5MFXQ | Baden-Württemberg

Der “Dönerstag” das Event am Gründonnerstag
by jotheonly | GC5MGMR | Baden-Württemberg

Vor Ostern – Schnitzel & Dosen – Das 4. Event
by Schnitzel & Dosen | GC5MQVZ | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag – the hours after. . . . (5th Edition)
by Dr. Döner | GC5MX6Z | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 – Mit alles und viel Schaf.
by LebensFIT | GC5N25X | Baden-Württemberg

Event Cache Döner’s Tag 2015 – Rheinstetten
by DieSchnueffler | GC5N3QM | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015
by WerksCacheGruppe | GC5N6D6 | Baden-Württemberg

dÖnerstag in grÖtzingen
by mado-germany | GC5NBQ2 | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 “Am Anfang der Alb”
by Esel 2305 | GC5NK0P | Baden-Württemberg

5. Kaiserstühler (Dönerstag) GC Stammtisch
by viniausparis | GC5NQZ6 | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 – Frühstücksdöner
by beef_productions | GC5P1G8 | Baden-Württemberg

Rüppurrer Dönerstag – Edition 2015
by womofamilie | GC5P51Y | Baden-Württemberg

Bad Rappenauer Dönerstag 2015
by hüffi’s | GC5PC2N | Baden-Württemberg

Döner’s Tag 2015 – Mittagspause in BB
by Catsware | GC5PG9F | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag 2015 – Radolfzell
by lakesidefamily | GC5PJV7 | Baden-Württemberg

Döner’s Tag 2015 (Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis)
by FKSG | GC5PM9K | Baden-Württemberg

Döner’s Tag’s Event 2015 – Aussenstelle Hohenlohe
by GeoFaex | GC5PN22 | Baden-Württemberg

Dönerstag Hirschberg
by Superbärle | GC5PPPP | Baden-Württemberg

5 April

Meet & Greet
by Jedelák | GC5P97M | Baden-Württemberg

8 April

Feuerbacher Cachermittagstisch LI
by SkyWombat & XEmacs | GC5MNR2 | Baden-Württemberg

3. Eidechsen-Stammtisch Zaisersweiher
by Harryschatz+Team@TAC | GC5PN34 | Baden-Württemberg

Event beim Winzer für DDS
by Ein Geschenk von BS | GC5Q4MT | Baden-Württemberg

9 April

66. Karlsruher GC- Stammtisch
by SAMAKA | GC5KB8D | Baden-Württemberg

16. LEO GC Stammtisch
by S71 & Jottjott | GC5N5HH | Baden-Württemberg

18. Fellbacher Mittagsstammtisch Easter Edition
by Sonnyleo | GC5PKPJ | Baden-Württemberg

10 April

112. Filstalstammtisch
by DDS & BS | GC5PNKE | Baden-Württemberg

11 April

Baar-Hocker #76 ,,Kegelmeisterschaft 2015″
by MikElsa | GC5MD9P | Baden-Württemberg

12 April

Die Geocouch – bist DU reif für die Dose ?
by simply_polly | GC5N4AF | Baden-Württemberg

Uf de schwäb’sche Eisebahne – Sonntagsausflug ULM
by Apophis2 | GC5P4FA | Baden-Württemberg

Eis Essen mit Tripl–L
by Triple–L | GC5Q00Z | Baden-Württemberg

C.I.T.O. zu den Karlsruher Dreck-weg-Wochen 2015
by flammschild | GC5Q310 | Baden-Württemberg

Uf de schwäb’sche Eisebahne – Ankunft Ulm
by TuJu-TGID | GC5Q7ZC | Baden-Württemberg

13 April

45. GeoCacher „ Mittagspausen-Stammtisch“ in BB
by Team “Fuchsgewitz” | GC5PJFZ | Baden-Württemberg

14 April

4 Jahreszeiten-Event Ludwigsburg „Frühling“
by Sandi&MoD | GC5NGGH | Baden-Württemberg

Meet & Greet 2015 Buchen im Odenwald
by The-U-Frogs | GC5P54K | Baden-Württemberg

Konstanzer Eiszeit
by Pedroolio und Horni11 | GC5PRWQ | Baden-Württemberg

Wenn ich eh schon wach bin…
by Blackandwhite23 | GC5PT6X | Baden-Württemberg

15 April

8. Besenevent (Spargel)
by -Mark- | GC5NVVN | Baden-Württemberg

16 April

Stuttgarter GC-Stammtisch 04/15
by StammtischStuttgart2 | GC5PJ43 | Baden-Württemberg

17 April

In Ulm um Ulm und um Ulm herum
by Drei Damen vom Grill | GC5M7QN | Baden-Württemberg

1. Verspieltes Geocachen
by *magic & M!KEY | GC5NEXE | Baden-Württemberg

Es war einmal…
by Maus229 | GC5NY0E | Baden-Württemberg

18 April

Duck+TB Teil 2 – aus und vorbei!
by Farmers-Family | GC5KN0D | Baden-Württemberg

Legolas – Der Herr der Dosen
by Jünter69 | GC5M9HN | Baden-Württemberg

Swabian Hanami: Grillen auf der Streuobstwiese
by BaraqueMichel | GC5Q5R3 | Baden-Württemberg

19 April

Trink Wasser….!
by Dancer06 + SandmannLA | GC5PP2R | Baden-Württemberg

20 April

☼ alexens’ Eisdielen-Event (Summer-Welcome 2015) ☺
by alexens | GC5PQD9 | Baden-Württemberg

21 April

Häppy Gärtringen – Alles auf Anfang
by Geo_Mango | GC5D0ND | Baden-Württemberg

22 April

MPS Möhringen/Vaihingen/Filder 04/15
by MPS Team | GC5Q14Z | Baden-Württemberg

25 April

Schwäbisch Schlemma 5 in Dirgne
by Team WaKö | GC5KJM1 | Baden-Württemberg

Dreisam Cito 2015
by -helli- | GC5MQT1 | Baden-Württemberg

Stadtputzete Besigheim – 2015 CITO Weekend
by Eiselbe | GC5MZXN | Baden-Württemberg

CITO-Absacker oder 10 Icons-Day 4th Edition
by BrassTrain | GC5N94B | Baden-Württemberg

CITO – Erst die Arbeit, dann das Vergnügen!
by Pekul | GC5NRYM | Baden-Württemberg

Das packt kein Ozean!
by LoGi Ho4 & Manduar | GC5PQXC | Baden-Württemberg

CITO 2015 – Frühjahrsputz in Unterschneidheim
by Farmers-Family und Team WaKö | GC5Q7Y9 | Baden-Württemberg

Aktion saubere Landschaft 2015
by schiego25 & ArnGeko | GC5QGTC | Baden-Württemberg

26 April

Carrerarennen 2015
by Johannis10 | GC5M519 | Baden-Württemberg

Geistreiches Geocachen
by *magic & M!KEY | GC5MPE9 | Baden-Württemberg

6. Achertäler Geocaching Stammtisch
by Silva Nigra & Familie | GC5NZTC | Baden-Württemberg

30 April

Anpaddeln 2015
by LM1984 | GC5NEP0 | Baden-Württemberg

1 Mai

Start in den Mai VOL.4
by Affenpingu | GC5Q68H | Baden-Württemberg,

2 Mai

GeocoinMania – The Big One
by Los Muertos | GC5GY7Y | Baden-Württemberg

15 years of Geocaching
by Wooddevils | GC5PDKA | Baden-Württemberg

Vor 15 Jahren…
by DaDieDose! | GC5PZV3 | Baden-Württemberg

Singener Stammtisch meets 15 Years of Geocaching
by hwi | GC5Q552 | Baden-Württemberg

Eiselberg /cachen und grillen II.
by hartmut73 | GC5QBR6 | Baden-Württemberg

3 Mai

Yes we cache! oder 15 Jahre Geocaching!
by ichel | GC5C8QF | Baden-Württemberg

Bei Eduard Mörike piept`s
by tripleclaus | GC5NMBH | Baden-Württemberg

Wir feiern 15 Jahre Geocaching
by HJThom & webmicha | GC5NV2C | Baden-Württemberg

15 Jahre Geocaching
by Apophis2 | GC5P4F9 | Baden-Württemberg

Sonnenaufgang am Hagbergturm
by aldehiro | GC5PG47 | Baden-Württemberg

15 years of Geocaching
by viniausparis | GC5Q2ZD | Baden-Württemberg

8 Mai

19. Fellbacher Mittagsstammtisch
by Sonnyleo | GC5PKPK | Baden-Württemberg

9 Mai

12_. Freiburger GC Stammtisch: Rocket Science II
by 682er | GC5CADZ | Baden-Württemberg

Wir haben da mal was vorbereitet…
by Ir-Ma | GC5NCEC | Baden-Württemberg

13 Mai

Gib dem Affen Zucker! – Germany goes A.P.E.
by -Mark- | GC5M7MJ | Baden-Württemberg

Kinoevent 2.0
by art_wendeley & PowerPair | GC5PP5M | Baden-Württemberg

16 Mai

Hello World! – Karlsruhe
by ZaNaBoZa | GC5NYNA | Baden-Württemberg

Yahtzee at night
by The Bs | GC5PTGD | Baden-Württemberg

wo du wolle?
by hannikel | GC5QB8G | Baden-Württemberg

17 Mai

Herzlich willkommen zum Event – Der Berg -
by Horni11 und Pedroolio | GC5P7AV | Baden-Württemberg

20 Juni

Meet&Greet@HHR 2015
by –Big-G– | GC5NDT9 | Baden-Württemberg

Formel GC – Grand Prix 2015
by Tifant | GC5PQ5X | Baden-Württemberg

28 August

Reiglersbach Stausee Event 2015
by Dr.Acula | GC5NY4F | Baden-Württemberg

unless you plan to travel to Germany-  April Fool’s!

 

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Geocaching Events for March 2015

piAs I stare out at the snow coming down, I have to remind myself that this kind of weather will be around until after March 28th (High School Boys Basketball State Finals).  So the chances of meeting another cacher on the trail is pretty slim unless they are just as crazy as you, or you happen to be visiting another state.  I hope everyone stays safe and warm.

The big thing for this month is Pi Day March 14th with a number of events celebrating 3-14-15.  I just don’t understand why we don’t have that many Tau Day celebrations.

March 3

Hanging With Hoosier Reviewer Part II – West Side!
by go-purdue | GC5MY4T | Brownsburg

March 9

2L X 4L X 5 + 5 = Happy Birthday TRB!
by seekersearcher, an AWOL Pirate, and Yodaboyz | GC5MK35 | Indianapolis

March 10

March, March, March – a gathering of cachers
by dtmtndew | GC5N2B0 | Brownstown

Let’s Have A Shamrockin’ Good Time-March 2015 GIG
by Indigo500 | GC5N8TZ | Indianapolis

March 14

A Moment with π!
by bsabadger | GC5KC68 | Zionsville

Last Chance for Pi
by Fortislander80 | GC5N4M7 | Fort Wayne

Pi Day Event!
by Wright04 | GC5N9PN | Evansville

Pi for Breakfast East
by Rooski22 | GC5NCGQ | Greenfield

Odd Pi
by kemtek | GC5NFX7 | Indiana

An Indianapolis Pi Gathering
by RedjackRyan | GC5NKDY | Indianapolis

March 21

3-2-1 Spring Cache Blast Off!
by TeamPhoenix421 and Fartbag | GC5JJ63 | Merriville

April 11

Mounds Geocache Adventure 2015
by Mounds_State_Park | GC5K56V | Anderson

April 18

Southern Indiana Scavenger Hunt Event
by graciedi and Mama Jane | GC5N1KZ | Evansville

April 26

NEI-GEO 2015 Earth Day CITO
by Lord Elwood | GC5M9B8 | Fort Wayne

CITO Eyes of Brownsburg #2
by Ripples 2 Waves | GC5MGMJ | Brownsburg

May 16

2015 Indiana Spring Picnic
by lakedawgs | GC5GDZJ | Turkey Run State Park

 

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Geocaching Events for February 2015

Yes, I know… February is almost over.  Those of you who know me, know that I am an elementary school teacher, and in Indiana things in area of education have not been pretty.  I’ve been working on preparing my students for whatever high stakes test our children will have to take so we can grade our public schools and our public school teachers over things that they have virtually no control over.  So I apologize for not getting this out to you sooner, I’ve been a little busy.

With the weather, and the time of year there tend not to be that many events.  I’ll post everything that’s been posted up to today.  I hope everyone stays safe and warm as we patiently wait for Spring.

February 15

I Heart Geocaching!
by kiralira | GC5K0XE | Bloomington

February 16

Hanging with Hoosier Reviewer
by ProfessorZoom | GC5KNMB | Indianapolis

February 21

2 Late 4 Lunch 2 Early 4 Dinner
by Rooski22 | GC5KKF1 | Greenfield

February 22

Feb 2015 GIG Dinner I heart My Caching League
by TeamAdorkable | GC5M5CE | Avon

February 25

Lunch With Geofriends
by Lair | GC5MB6H | Bedford

March 3

Hanging With Hoosier Reviewer Part II – West Side!
by go-purdue | GC5MY4T | Brownsburg

March 9

2L X 4L X 5 + 5 = Happy Birthday TRB!
by seekersearcher, an AWOL Pirate, and Yodaboyz | GC5MK35 | Indianapolis

March 10

March, March, March – a gathering of cachers
by dtmtndew | GC5N2B0 | Brownstown

March 14

A Moment with π!
by bsabadger | GC5KC68 | Zionsville

Last Chance for Pi
by Fortislander80 | GC5N4M7 | Fort Wayne

March 21

3-2-1 Spring Cache Blast Off!
by TeamPhoenix421 and Fartbag | GC5JJ63 | Merriville

April 11

Mounds Geocache Adventure 2015
by Mounds_State_Park | GC5K56V | Anderson

April 18

Southern Indiana Scavenger Hunt Event
by graciedi and Mama Jane | GC5N1KZ | Evansville

April 26

NEI-GEO 2015 Earth Day CITO
by Lord Elwood | GC5M9B8 | Fort Wayne

CITO Eyes of Brownsburg #2
by Ripples 2 Waves | GC5MGMJ | Brownsburg

May 16

2015 Indiana Spring Picnic
by lakedawgs | GC5GDZJ | Turkey Run State Park

 

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Geocaching Events for January 2015

So it’s a new year, a perfect time for those of you looking to start a 365 day challenge or just a really long streak.  Each year brings new adventures.  Are you going to finally clear out all 92 counties?  Are you finally going to get that cache down the street?  So many opportunities.  This year we will still have some great events and I know a number of people have already started to make plans to head to Maryland for GeoWoodstock over Memorial Day.  As for Indiana in January… it’s a little cold out there and no one is quite sure what the weather will bring (especially after last year).  Stay safe and don’t forget to sign my name on the log!

January 12, 2015

SCIG Winter B.B.Q.
by South Central Indiana Geocachers | GC5JCK9 | Bedford

January 14, 2015

An Introduction to Geocaching
by coachstahly | GC5G1JW | Noblesville

January 17, 2015

Dunes Geocache Adventure 2015
by Indiana DNR | GC5H8MV | Indiana Dunes State Park

February 2, 2015

SIG’s Groundhog Day Event
by Payneboys | GC5JHMG | Newburgh

March 21, 2015

3-2-1 Spring Cache Blast Off!
by TeamPhoenix421 and Fartbag | GC5JJ63 | Merrillville

May 16, 2015

2015 Indiana Spring Picnic
by lakedawgs | GC5GDZJ | Turkey Run State Park

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Happy Holidaze!

While geocaching is about the find and seeing new places it is also about the people. I’m writing this post as I sit at the GeoSecret Santa listening to everyone talk about their highlights for the year.  It is fun to see everyone and I found it interesting that a number of people commented about how this year was not about the numbers but more about people.  Those folks who participated in in the event had a great time, thank you to all those who organized the event and heard some great tales of caching in 2014. So what was your favorite memory from 2014?

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Geocaching Events for December 2014

So here we are closing in on December…the weather in Indiana is… Indiana-like,  and the question on most Geocacher’s minds is something like “So what should I buy my favorite cacher for the holidaze?”  I guess we’ll need to come up with a cool gift giving guide some time or just link to the one on GroundSpeak, but for right now I think it’s pretty safe to just stick with the events in Indiana as the stand when this was posted.  Geo Secret Santa is back so be ready for some holiday fun with Jolly old St. Signal.

December 6
The last day to sign up to be eligible to participate on the Secret Santa gift exchange is Saturday, December 6th, 2014.  Secret Santa sign up will end officially on December 7th, midnight. See Secret Santa Geocaching Style – 2014 for further information.

December 13

Last of the Century 12-13-14
by HowDee | GC5FNP3 | Indianapolis

12-13-14-15 Holiday Flash With Santa!
by 2young2stayathome | GC5FWA0 | Jeffersonville

December 15

The 3rd Annual MCC Monumental Christmas Flashmob
by Yodaboyz | GC5FZKP | Indianapolis

December 20

Secret Santa Geocaching Style – 2014
by GeoSecretSanta | GC5GT7G | Indianapolis

Note from GeoSecretSanta:

Requirements for logging “will attend” for Secret Santa…
1) If you are a team, add number of adults/children (age of children/gender).
2) ADD YOUR SIDE OF TOWN – North, South, East, or West

NOTE: If you do NOT wish to participate on the gift exchange, but still want to attend, you are welcome to. Please contact me personally, because I may ask you to be my Elf :)

Drawing names…
I will draw names and let you know who you got – Expect a contact email from me no later than December 8th.

Now the REALLY fun part!

The game period…
There will be 4 different pre-defined locations for dropping your Secret Santa gifts — all in the Indianapolis area. The locations will be on each side of town. I am currently working on setting these up. The reason for being pre-defined is that the locations have to be easily accessible so children can also participate. The coordinates for these caches will be given to you by email when the time comes.

The game will be played during the period from 12/09/14 to 12/19/14. During this period, place a little gift or two for your person in one of the pre-defined locations. There is no limit of little gifts you can give, and little gifts can also be simple things…like a Christmas card, etc. Be sneaky…let your giftee wonder who you are! :)

***VERY IMPORTANT!*** Contact me when you place a gift so I can post an announcement on the event page to let your person know that he/she should visit their predetermined gift exchange box. 

The Final Exchange…
The final exchange will be held on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 Time = 10am – 12pm.

Pitch in…
Please bring food/drinks to share in the final exchange event day – let’s do brunch this time!!!

Guideline…
Your total spending guideline for each person should be $20.00. This should include the little gifts and the final gift exchange.

If you’d like to be one of Santa’s elves and would like to make a donation to a prize drawing, please contact me.

Let the reindeer games begin! HO! HO! HO!

December 27

Xmas Cheer Meet-n-Greet in Syracuse
by iowaPete | GC5GPEG | Syracuse

January 14, 2015

An Introduction to Geocaching
by coachstahly | GC5G1JW | Noblesville

May 16, 2015

2015 Indiana Spring Picnic
by lakedawgs | GC5GDZJ | Turkey Run State Park

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Geocaching Events for November 2014

As the weather turns colder & colder until the warming trend next week… cachers seem to be staying close to home, except when they aren’t.  So what’s going on in November?  Not much as of today… If you were caching with Abe, then you’ve already eaten your breakfast by the time this gets posted.  I hope you and our 16th president had a great weekend!

As for the monthly GiG dinner… I’m not sure where or when, but I’m sure it will happen sometime and get posted to Geocaching.com before it happens- hopefully I’ll catch it and be able to add it to this rather meager list.  Have a great November & Goooo Sportsteam!

November 1

Geocaching with Abe 2014
by Lincoln State Park and Sialis | GC58YFY | Lincoln State Park

2014 Hanging Around The Campfire With Abe
by daggy | GC5DXAM | Lincoln State Park

November 2

Pancakes and Sausage with Abe
by sialis and the Friends of Lincoln State Park | GC5D6ET | Lincoln State Park

November 9

Costumes and Pizza
by Lucky Chavez | GC5F03A | Bloomington

November 11

2 Late 4 Lunch? #66
by Treazure Hunterz and WitchWink | GC5FE4N | Fishers

November 15

Hoosier Buddy? Breakfast v7.0
by salz69 | GC5FJFK | Highland

Hoosier Daddy? Dinner v7.0
by salz69 | GC5FJFV | Schereville

December 13

Last of the Century 12-13-14
by HowDee | GC5FNP3 | Indianapolis

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Calling all SmartPhone Cachers

Dear Emily,

I just bought a new phone and learned about geocaching!  I went and logged a cache and my log was deleted!!! The cache owner said I hadn’t met the requirements for the cache!  I found it, so why can’t I log the cache?

Sincerely,

Ringy Dingy

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EmilyLamp-PostDear Ringy,

You’ve fallen into a trap many new smartphone cachers fall into by not recognizing that there are different kinds of geocaches. You most likely have found a “Mystery or Puzzle cache” type which was a “Challenge Cache”.

So many times a veteran cacher will put out something called a “Challenge Cache” to get other cachers to try new things.  While these have other requirements that are usually placed like a traditional cache.  One of the more famous Challenges in Indiana is the Indiana Epic 92 County Challenge in which you must prove that you have found once cache in each of Indiana’s 92 Counties.  Another would be the Indiana DeLorme Challenge (there’s one for each state) where you need to find a cache on each page of the DeLorme map for that state.  These are fun ways to challenge yourself and also include challenges for consecutive days caching, and thousands of other ways to challenge you.

I would suggest, if you are a new cacher and using a smartphone, start by following this rule of thumb- read the cache description before you go searching.  Not only will it give you some great information, but most special caches have something in the description alerting you to the nature of the cache like “This cache is at the posted coordinates.”  That means there’s something not quite normal about the geocache.

on the iPhone this is what the settings screen looks like so you can pick to only see traditional caches

On the iOS Geocaching App this is what the settings screen looks like so you can pick to only see traditional caches

The other thing to simplify your early caching would be turn off your ability to see all the caches around you and just stick to traditional caches.  On the app under the app “Settings” you should see Search Filter and it defaults to “Show All” just change it to “Traditional Only” until you’re comfortable with how caching works and maybe even attended an event to learn from other cachers.  As you learn more about the various kinds of caches and how they are displayed on your phone you can then try out each type of geocache each is special and fun.

Emily Lamp-Post
Caching Etiquette Columnist

Got questions about caching etiquette
or comments on my column?
Email me at EmilyLampPost@gmail.com.

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Geocaching Events for October 2014

We used to direct you to clicking on the “Newest in Indiana” link on your profile page, but it looks like the powers that be at Groundspeak have decided to pull a Facebook style update to their site and make that button go away… either that or I just can’t find it anymore – which is always possible.

So “a day late and a dollar short” this is what happens when a website is run entirely by volunteers or for the most part a single volunteer. Sorry, but until IndianaGeocaching.com pays the bills- grading papers, planning lessons, and tracking data points is going to have to be a priority. For those whose events got skipped over this month, mostly over the weekend of Earthcache Day, I apologize. I’ll try to make sure that everything is up to date in a timely manner for the rest of the year.

As the weather cools, the spiders go way and geocachers start trekking out to find and hide. I know many schools have been heading out on Fall Break which is a perfect time to go caching.

So what’s going on for the rest of the month? Let’s check it out and see.

October 13

South Central Indiana Geocachers Fall Dinner
by Monkeedaddy, Bethro67, and FaithQuest | GC5DDAH | Bedford

October 14

Happy 7th Birthday, GIG!
by Jenischmeni | GC57FE2 | Indianapolis

October 16

Geocaching 201 – Whereigos
by archeoarchaic1939 | GC5DWD7 | Indianapolis

October 18

Fritz’s 2014 Halloween Bash
by katandkev | GC5A8E9 | Fort Wayne

October 20

2 Late 4 Lunch Round ?????
by tallulahtulip and seekersearcher | GC5DM7V | Speedway

October 21

InKy Goes Boom In October!
by 2young2stayathome | GC5CTPX | Jeffersonville

October 31

Friday Night with Abe Halloween Event
by Dr. Who and K-9 | GC59X5H | Lincoln State Park

November 1

Geocaching with Abe 2014
by Lincoln State Park and Sialis | GC58YFY | Lincoln State Park

CITO with Abe 2014
by El Pollo Loco Gang | GC5A8D1 | Lincoln State Park

2014 Hanging Around The Campfire With Abe
by daggy | GC5DXAM | Lincoln State Park

November 2

Pancakes and Sausage with Abe
by sialis and the Friends of Lincoln State Park | GC5D6ET | Lincoln State Park

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