May 18th 2007 - Bonfire and Open Mic at: N
42.00.880 W 078.50.081
May 19th 2007 - Allegany State Park Geobash and
Caching Event at: N 42.00.621 W 078.49.070
May 20th 2007 - Pancake Breakfast at: N
42.00.880 W 078.50.081
This year with the Pavilion in the Quaker Lake area and Group
Camp #5, we will have an even bigger and better event. One of our
on-going goals is to promote a family friendly event, making it
attractive to even our small cachers! We also recognize that there
will be some of us raring to go caching. There are many permanent
caches located within the park and multiple event caches being
planned. With this in mind, we have attempted to strike a balance
between scheduling and opportunities to mingle and chat. This year,
we are going to try something new and are part of our continuing
effort to promote a family-oriented event. Selected meals will be
prepared available on a good will honor-system donation basis.
Please join us and check out updates on our yahoo group site:
FRIDAY: May 18th
Having traveled to get to the event, who wants the hassle of
cooking or throwing something together? You can join the fun at
Group Camp #5 area.
Our answer is the Chili and Soup Dinner. We
have a number of things planned and as we know from last year,
those early spring evenings can be cool (!) and a cup of something
warm and tasty will hit the spot as you chat with fellow cachers.
Meal will be funded through donation.
But what is dinner without entertainment? Here is a chance for
all you frustrated “Idol” fans to have a chance at the microphone
with Open Mic: Individuals or groups have their
shot at fame with a live microphone. Entertain your fellow cachers
with your best (FAMILY FRIENDLY) effort. And for all you who fear
dying of laughter at the efforts, there will be a time limit for
each group and or individual.
A Bonfire will provide a place to gather with
fellow cachers and swap stories.
The ASP Geobash Event Store will also be
available, stocked with clothing, patches, pins, and coins with a
section for NYGO and Kinzua Area Cachers items.
Night caches will be available for our die-hard
SATURDAY: May 19th
The focus switches to Quaker Lake Pavilion.
Just a hop skip and a jump down the road from Camp #5. Coffee (or
tea) and muffins will be available in the Quaker Lake Pavilion for
you early cachers who need to refuel before hitting that first
cache of the day. Meal will be funded through donation. Several
event caches of varying types and degrees of
difficulties are planned to involve everyone at every level of
Traditional Geocachers Potluck Lunch at Quaker
Area Pavilion. Wow your fellow cachers with your culinary efforts
as we gather mid-day to eat together picnic style. We ask
that you share with us your plans on what you are
bringing, so we can be sure all the bases are covered!
Everything from classes for the less experience
cacher to extreme games are being planned for the
day. A nature walk for those interested in
identification of what nature has to offer. Children’s
games and the return of Signal the piñata
are being planned. The traditional group picture
will be taken following the potluck lunch. The will definitely be
something for everyone at this family friendly event.
This years raffle will include many geocoins
from different people and places, along with signature items from
different cachers. Look for Moun10Bike pins and wooden nickels
along with some great coins from Local cachers and even
Pennsylvania Geocoins. The raffle will also include one of our very
own ASP Geobash Geocoins. The raffle will have GeoBaskets for
girls, boys, and adults along with many caching items. There will
be a 50-50 raffle too. We are planning on an even bigger raffle
than last year.
Camp #5 will be the focus of Saturday’s evening activities, with
an area set aside for the geocoin fans. The Geocoin
Expo will be for exchanging “Ooo’s” and “Ahhh’s”, getting
numbers for ‘discovering’ coins and, if the coin owners desire, a
place to swap ‘traders’. If you are new to the craze, there will be
knowledgeable cachers who will be more than happy to discuss these
unique and beautiful travelers.
Mama mia! It’s a Spaghetti dinner at Camp #5’s
mess hall! An apple dessert will be the topper for this feast.
Activities will be held afterwards at the same site, so make sure
you pick up your plate! Meal will be funded through donation.
A Children’s Activity time will provided for
our younger cachers with games and craft activities.
Geocaching Colloquium: We are honored to have a
Groundpeak moderator come and talk about the Geocaching, the
sport’s history and most recent developments.
SUNDAY: May 20th
For our final get-together, our traditional “Short Stacks and
Long Tales”, fondly remembered by those who attended last year’s
events: Pancake Breakfast, with sausages
and coffee (or tea) too! Meal will be funded through donation.
Everyone will want to be sure to stop in at our event store; we
will have many items to choose from so there should be something
for everyone. We have a brand new coin this year designed by one of
our own committee members using one of Allegany State Parks cutest
raccoons as the model. The committee liked the coin design so much
that we decided to use it for this years design on our other items
as well. We will have coins, pins, patches and sweatshirts
available for sale at the store.
Be sure to check back as the event draws nearer as some items
will be available for pre-sale. We will also be posting the store
hours and prices. So make the event store part of your plans while
at the event - you will like our cute little raccoon!
WELCOME TRAVEL BUGS!
We are looking forward to meeting and greeting all of you!
PLEASE make sure the cacher bringing you to the event has "placed"
you in the event, AND that he/she knows your specific goal(s) and
destinations. If you have your TB sheet please bring it with you as
it will assist us in helping you in your journey to specific
destinations. (The cacher bringing could print your sheet if you
don't have one already in your bag). We will have specific
departure areas for you depending on your goal(s) and/or
destinations. **As soon as you arrive at the event, please proceed
to the TRAVEL BUG reception area for further instructions. Happy
traveling until we see you in May!!!
Group Camp #5: There are 19 individual rustic
cabins with electric, cots, mattresses, but no heat, available for
those interested in staying “where the action is”. A central shower
building and pit latrines are on the group campgrounds. These
rustic cabins are on a first RSVP with payment basis. Cost for two
nights is $36.00. The cabins sleep up to a maximum of six people.
Two cabins (6 people each) will be held for individuals willing to
be housed dorm style. Cost for two nights in “the dorm cabins” is
$6.00 per person. Cabins will be available Friday from 4 PM to
Sunday 10 AM. These cabins are located next to the heated mess
hall, where Friday and Saturday evening, and Sunday morning
activities are taking place. Contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for
more information. No tent or RV camping is permitted at the group
Allegany State Park Camping: The Quaker Lake
Section of Allegany State Park offers 230 cabins, 189 campsites and
7 full service cottages. All are located on ASP RT #3. Quaker Cabin
Trails (west to east) are Weller, Barton, Taft, Group Camp
5, Ranger, Pinetree, Brow, Ward, Coon, Diehl (cabins and
campsites area), Hamlin, Quaker Lake Pavilion, Circle,
Gypsy, Horseshoe, Reed, Indian, McCabe, Angle, Fancher Cottage
Trail, Buffalo, Parallel, Creekside, Kaiser, and Stony (special for
campers with horses). Cain Hollow Campground sites are located in
the Quaker Lake Section. Red house is about a 20 minute drive from
the Quaker Area.
Reservations/Information is available at 1-800-456-CAMP or
Motels/Hotels: Although we would love to see
everyone stay with us at Allegany State Park, we know that is not
realistic to expect. For those who would love to join in for the
activities of the Geobash, but would like alternative lodging in
place of a campground, here are some local options:
*Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites 716-945-7600 779 Broad
Street, Salamanca, NY 14779 (exit 20 off I-86)
*Tarry Here Bed & Breakfast 716-945-3123 141 Broad Street,
Salamanca, NY 14779
*Mountain View Motel 716-945-2923 888 Broad Street, Salamanca,
*The Historic Dudley 716-945-2002 132 Main Street, Salamanca, NY
*Best Western/Bradford Inn 814-362-4501 100 Davis Street,
Bradford, PA 16701