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Geocaching Cruise

posted Jul 24, 2013, 12:50 PM by Craig Sauvigne

Earlier this year, a few members of YoGO joined a group of 39 geocachers for a group cruise. It was an amazing adventure! Since there was so much fun had, we are doing it again! We will be sailing from Port Canaveral, Fl, on March 16 for 7 nights. There will be stops in Haiti, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Cozumel. If you want more information about this adventure, please either send an email to yogo@yogosc.org or go on Facebook to "Group Cruise For Geocachers". We would love to have more folks join us!

AnneSpringClose Greenway

posted Mar 31, 2013, 6:31 PM by Craig Sauvigne

YoGO has teamed up with the Anne Spring Close Greenway in order to celebrate Earthday and International CITO Day! Be sure to check out the calendar on the main YoGO page for links and details on the events taking place on April 20, 2013.

If you are new to geocaching, this event will perfect for you. You can get a crash course in geocaching and, working with experiences geocachers, you will be taken on a geocaching run in the Greenway. It will be a very informal setting with lots of opportunities to ask questions and search for real geocaches. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes! GPS units will be available for use during the adventure!

See you there!!

Bonfires, mazes and more fun!

posted Oct 20, 2012, 8:07 AM by Craig Sauvigne   [ updated Oct 22, 2012, 1:06 PM ]

On Saturday, November 3, YoGO and friends will be going to Aw Shucks! Farms for some fun! We will be getting together to tell some geocaching stories, swap/trade trackables and enjoy each other's company. The event is GC3Z05Q.

After the event, we will be going inside to continue the fun where there is a corn maze, grain chute slide, hayrides and, special for us, a bonfire! There is a fee for this portion of the event. The fee is $8 per person (we will get $1 off per person if we have more than 15 show up), children 3 and under are free with a paid adult. What does this entrance fee get you? This is from the location's website:

Corn Maze
Hayrides
Animal Barn
Grain Bin Slide (NEW for 2012!)
1800s Train Car
Kid's Play Area
Horseshoe and Corn Hole
Boys' Club House and Girls' Castle (NEW for 2012!)
Kiddie Corral (for 5 and under) - all redone for 2012!

We have reserved the bonfire for us from 7 to 9 and we will be bring s'mores stuff too!

So come join us! The geocaching event starts at 5:30 and we will head in around 6:30. See you there!!

Clover History Series!!

posted Sep 13, 2012, 5:55 PM by Craig Sauvigne

YoGO member Kimberly Cauble (Pinkie13) has spearheaded another York County geocaching series. In conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the town of Clover, the Clover History Series will launch on Saturday, September 15th! Here is a little about the series.

Town of Clover Celebrates 125th Anniversary: At one time, Clover, South Carolina, was a little station on the Chester and Lenoir Narrow-Gauge Railroad that provided water to the trains passing through. But, by faith and fortitude, the Town’s population and economy grew. Clover was officially incorporated on December 24, 1887. Clover has continued to grow and prosper and now, 125 years after incorporation, is celebrating its Quasquicentennial Anniversary. The celebration will be held from September 2012 through March 2013. A variety of activities have been planned. Visit www.cloversc.org for anniversary event updates, and make sure to visit www.geocaching.com for other Clover History Caches in our History Series! To participate in the passport challenge, download the Clover History Series Geocaching Passport from www.cloversc.org. Upon locating all of the caches in the series and completing the challenges, bring your completed passport to the Town of Clover office and receive a limited edition commemorative coin.

Geocaching Cruise!!

posted Jun 18, 2012, 3:56 AM by Craig Sauvigne   [ updated Jun 18, 2012, 7:45 AM ]

Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know about an epic geocaching adventure that you can be a part of. Geocachers will be getting together next year (2013) for a CRUISE in the western Caribbean! And you can join the fun! Here is the info you need to know:

Dates: March 17 - 24, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Dawn 
Departing from Tampa, Fla.


Ports of call:
  Roatan, Honduras
  Belize
  Costa Maya, Mexico
  Cozumel, Mexico.

Cachers are going to be setting up flash mobs in each of the ports so not only can you get caches, you can grab a quick event in each port as well! The flash mobs will be short so you can enjoy the other things each port has to offer.

Here is the cost information:

$250 per person deposit by July 1 (based on double occupancy) will assign you a cabin, although you can pay over time, cabins cannot be guaranteed until full deposit is paid.
$600 minimum per cabin due by Nov 1
Final payment in full by Dec 18
 
The total price for the cruise for 2 occupants, INCLUDING taxes and port fees are below. 3rd/4th occupant in same cabin are $349 (+ tax/fee of $103.64) each.
 
Interior $1305.28
Ocean View $1505.28
Balcony $1865.28

This is for 8days/7nights of on board lodging, entertainment, food, and ultimate relaxation. Cruises are a great value, plus you only have to unpack once. Each cabin booked will be receiving $50 on board credit. 
 
You can make  multiple payments over time, but it is recommended trying to pay more than the above minimums to lower the final payment since there is only  roughly 6 weeks between those last two dates.
Kyle Boyett is the person organizing this cruise. Please contact him with any questions. You may reach him through Facebook, by email (kyle@harbingertravel.com) or by cell (912) 571-1917.

Here is a link to the Facebook group where the discussion originated and will continue: http://www.facebook.com/groups/361993667176321/

GeoWoodstock

posted May 29, 2012, 9:33 AM by Craig Sauvigne

This past weekend was GeoWoodstock X in Sellersburg, In. Several YoGO members attended along with a few thousand other cachers from all over the world. MSWahoo, ThGoonies, HoosierSunshine and C&S 143 were there for the festivities. During the weekend, there were many events attended, lots of caches found, extremely high heat (upper 90s and even a report of 100+ temps!) and event a wedding on the main stage of GeoWoodstock!

Next year, GeoWoodstock XI will be held on May 25th in Lakeland, Fl (GC3K3YB). I am sure YoGOers will be there again!

YoGO returns to the Come-See-Me parade

posted Mar 31, 2012, 6:00 AM by Craig Sauvigne

In 2009 and 2010, YoGO was proud to be part of the Rock Hill Come-See-Me parade. We took a break in 2011 but we are back this year for the 2012 parade! Come join YoGO as we CITO the parade route. Check out the calendar or better yet, go to http://coord.info/GC3FT3A for all the details and to log you will-attend!

See you there!

Planning Meeting

posted Feb 5, 2012, 11:36 AM by Craig Sauvigne

The YoGO planning committee had a meeting yesterday (Saturday, February 4) to discuss what we wanted to do next. We have several ideas for events and such for the next several months. Be on the lookout for upcoming adventures!

First rule of geocaching... BE SAFE!!

posted Jan 30, 2012, 1:11 PM by Craig Sauvigne

On Saturday, January 28th, 2012, a few members of YoGO joined geocachers from USCGA (Upstate South Carolina Geocaching Association) and other areas as well as a few non-geocachers to go on an extreme geocaching adventure. We went after a cache called Bradley's Bottom and a few others in the area including the Earthcache Big Bradley Falls. To get to these caches, there is a hike followed by two rope-assisted descents. The first one is about 30' and uses a rope with knots in it. Many people can go down and back up without the assistance of harnesses and other equipment. However, the second portion is about 100' and does require special equipment and several experienced people.

During this adventure, there was a near accident. I put my harness on incorrectly and almost fell. Due to the experience and quick reactions of those around, a potential tragedy was avoided. In the end, everyone came out of there unharmed with some incredible stories to tell.

I forgot that the number one rule of geocaching is BE SAFE!! I got lucky. I may not be so lucky next time. So please learn this from my mistakes. Don't try something you are unsure of without assistance by folks with experience. While it is fun to get 5/5 caches, BE SAFE!! No geocache is worth getting injured or worse.

Now go find those caches but do so safely. :)

SC State Parks Geocache Challenge

posted Jan 25, 2012, 12:02 PM by Craig Sauvigne   [ updated Jan 25, 2012, 12:06 PM ]

On behalf of YoGO, I would like to that the South Carolina State Parks system for their support of geocaching. They have supported geocaching for years providing lots of great places for geocache hides. Well they have gone a bit further now. Today, they launched the South Carolina State Parks Geocache Challenge.

This is a series of 52 geocaches throughout the entire state. You will need to find a cache in each of the 47 SC State Parks plus 4 mystery caches (1 in each region) and the final mystery cache (which requires you to find all 47 regular and 4 mystery caches).

For more information, please check out this website: Geocaching in SC State Parks

For a list of the geocaches in this series, here is a bookmark list: SC State Parks Geocache Bookmark List
NOTE:You must be logged on with a geocaching username to view the list.

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