There is no denying that Memorial Day weekend has, over the years, increasingly become known as the traditional start of the Summer vacation season here. And for the relatively new hobby of Geocaching, it has become one of two weekends designated for the holding of the American phenomenon known as GeoWoodstock, an annual Geocaching (Mega) event. It can also be held the nearest weekend to our July 4th Holiday, known as Independence day. The choice of which weekend is up to the organizers of the event. The Florida Geocaching Association, host of this years event, has chosen Memorial Day weekend, as have the majority of the hosting organizations over the years.
We won't get into the history of GeoWoodstock too much here, because who knows, we could think about it a few weeks out next year, and actually have an interview with it's founder! And yes, it was founded by one guy, who held the first one June 21st, 2003, at a Boy Scout Camp in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Are you one of the thousands of Geocachers from all over the world attending GeoWoodstock XI in Lakeland, Florida, USA this weekend? If so, feel free to comment to this blog post, and share your experiences!
Useful GW links:
- The Circle B Bar Reserve
- Official GeoWoodstock XI site
- GeoWoodstock XI on Facebook
- GeoWoodstock XI listing on Geocaching.com
- OCNA Meetup @ The Mega listing
- Water Watcher A virtual cache in the Reserve listed on OCNA
- Aquatic Fowl Hooch A virtual cache in the Reserve listed on OCNA
- Lake Hancock Lookout A virtual cache in the Reserve listed on OCNA
- No Bull No Water! A virtual cache in the Reserve listed on OCNA