Monday, August 13, 2012

International Geocaching Day 2012

     International Geocaching Day is Saturday, August 18, 2012.  Where will you be celebrating this year?  Here in Arizona, there are a couple of events that have been very well planned so as not to interfere with each other.

     First - we get an early start, before the temps it 100, in Scottsdale.  Our event organizer for this one is markj57 and as of this morning, there's over 60 cachers scheduled to attend.  And you know how it goes - if the weather is nice, at 6:30 am. the numbers may rise.  Also over 30 raffle prizes.
      Here's the info on this event 
International Geocaching Day Celebration


Where: Paradise Bakery 14884 N Pima Rd (exit 101 at Raintree and go north)
               Private room at south end of facility
When: Saturday August 18, 6:30AM to 8:30AM, Raffle drawing at 8AM
Come celebrate International Geocaching Day with your Phoenix-area geocaching buddies!  Raffle prize donations gratefully accepted.
Will try to release some new caches in the immediate local area at the event too!
Bring Travel Bugs to trade or be discovered.

OK - then we have an event put together by Team Evil Fish - also in the East Valley and here is the info on this one -
  International Geocaching Day 2012, in the evening 
 We look forward to meeting all of you at this event! Bring your family and friends...everyone is invited! Also, don't forget your GPS, afterall, this IS a geocaching event!
Firehouse Subs
3420 E. Baseline Rd., Ste 101
Mesa 85201

Starting kinda just before 7 pm and ending sometime after a raffle.

There's a couple for this desert area.  What is happening in your town? 


  1. I'll be celebrating in Myrtle Beach, SC. I'll be on a long weekend mini-vacation and hosting an event to celebrate both IGD and the 2nd anniversary of OpenCaching North America ( - NOT the GPS folks). This year, the dates coincide exactly, which is nice.

    Naturally, it'll be listed on both sites:

    Happy (2nd) Birthday, OpenCachingNA! (SC)

    International Geocaching Day Celebration (SC)

    Happy Trails!

    1. hope you have a great time in Myrtle Beach. I almost made it there a couple years ago - it is on my list for 'soon'. maybe i'll hit an event there next year.
      let me know how the celebration and the birthday goes.

  2. Thanks for the follow on Twitter. Nice blog here. As for International Caching Day -- I'll be hopefully hitting up a couple of events and finding at least five caches to claim my 2,900th find!