The best part of geocaching is discovering what lies beyond.
I like to go out exploring and learning about my surroundings. Searching for that little known place just off the beaten path. My main focus is trying to discover unique geological features, flora and fauna and areas of historical significance.
Why geocaching? Because geocaches are almost everywhere now. Igrew up hiking and wandering before geocaching. You looked at a topo map and headed out into the unknown. If you had a GPS along, you marked a unique area with a waypoint and there it sat all alone on your GPS. Geocaches give you a destination, a record of where you have been and a platform on which to share your adventure.
When out exploring you might find a babbling brook, nice little meadow or a lost waterfall. When I find these special little places I like to share the area by hiding a geocache. Now you to can make it into your own adventure.
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It is that time of the year again for our Fall Leaf it to Rusk
Guided Felsenmeer & Grundy/Gundy Canyon Hikes.
Tour Guide is Michael Harris
Dates: Saturday, Sept. 24 & Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Cost: $10.00 per person.
Contact the Greater Ladysmith Area Chamber of Commerce office at 715-532-7328 to register or visit us at www.ladysmithchamber.com or leafittoruskcounty.com if you would like more information about all the Leaf it to Rusk events.
On Sunday, May 1st from 11-2 the WGA will be having a Geocaching 101 class at the Mill Yard Park in Cornell, WI. Can't miss it just look for the giant stacker.
There will be several kinds of caches hidden around the park. There will be serveral GPS units available to go out and find these caches in tandem with a chaperon. We will also have the coordinates written down for you to enter into your own GPS. The caches are meant to demonstrate serveral different hiding techniques and styles. The caches will be temporary but there is a vast array of permanent caches around the area and on the islands nearby.
Event time will start at 10:00 and end at 11:00 am leaving plenty of time after the cleaning to get some geocaching in after the event. Location is at the end of Taylor Road off of Riechel Road. This event will be a great way for everyone to get together again after a long cold caching season. There are many options available for geocaching in the Blue Hills. There is the Blue Hills Trail with 386 geocaches. The Devils Kettle. Grundy Canyon. Rock Creek Felsenmeer. Harris Felsenmeer. Skink Mountain Felsenmeer and several un-named water falls in the area.
This will be a Snowshoeing Pot Luck and Hot Chocolate Party.
Event will be held at Lowes Creek Parking Area. There is a $3 parking fee. There is a pavilion so why not have snack type potluck like the first year.
Starting time will be 6:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass. Everyone should bring their own drink and hot chocolate but drinks to share are always encouraged.
We will Meet on Saturday, February 13th, 10:00 am at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Interpretive Center. At 11:00 we will be snowshoeing from Knickerbocker Lake to Horseshoe Lake. We will drop off vehicles so we don't have to snowshoe all the way back. After we get done snowshoeing, lunch will be back at the interpretive center by the fire pits.
Limited to the first 20 people registered at the Chamber Office, 715-532-7328.
Greater Ladysmith Area Chamber of Commerce Website
Sun. Sept. 27 – 11am Hike to the Grundy Canyon & Devils Kettle area in the Blue Hills with some surprise features along the way. Approx. 3 ½ mile round trip hike.
Welcome Everyone! Whether you have been geocaching for a long time or you want help on where to begin. The Wisconsin Geocaching Association is an all volunteer group. There are no membership costs or fees to join us other than the State Park fees to get into the park.
Come join us at the picnic and enjoy the fall colors at the highest waterfall in the state. Pattison State Park will be the home of the Wisconsin Geocaching Association's Fall Geocaching Picnic. Pattison State park is known for having the highest waterfall in the state of Wisconsin. Best part is it is also handicapped accessible. Located on 1436 acres, Pattison will be an ideal place to explore.
This weekend you've searched for hidden treasure, walked the plank, spent your doubloons, fought off scurvy pirates, hobbled around on your peg leg, and worked up a huge appetite. Come on over and help support the Wisconsin Geocaching Association and eat some pieces-of-eight pancakes.
Shiver me timbers! Thar be pancakes on the grill!
Time:Sunday, August 9th 7:30 am to 10:00 am* (you must purchase your plate by 10:00, we will continue serving a little after that)
This is a meet 'n greet at Lake Wissota State Park so that you can get to know your Wisconsin Geocaching Association Board members. All 9 of us are planning on having special events around the state to keep in touch with members. We'll be meeting at the grassy area where we can enjoy a great view of Lake Wissota. Please bring along a chair if you do not want to sit in the the grass.