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Geocaching Organizations in the West and Southwest

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This topic is to let you know about the regional geocaching organizations near you. These groups sponsor event caches and online forums where geocachers in the same area can get to know each other and share information. Geocaching organizations play a pivotal role in maintaining good relations with the land managers for the parks and forests where we play our game. Getting involved in your local group is a great way to make new friends and find answers to questions about the local caching scene.

 

It is up to representatives of the organizations to maintain this thread as a list of links to the Geocaching Groups in the West and Southwest. Please feel free to write a brief post about your geocaching group, giving its name, the area where most of its members live, and a link to the group's website, forums or mailing list. If your information changes later on, post a follow-up post.

 

Please do not use this pinned topic to promote individual events or initiatives that your group is undertaking. You can start separate topics for those. The moderating team may split out off topic posts into their own threads.

 

Finally, please note that this thread is not an endorsement by Groundspeak of any organization. It's just a convenient list of links.

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Arizona

 

Arizona Geocaching - http://www.azgeocaching.com/ and http://www.arizonageocaching.com/

 

California

 

California Geocaching - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/california_geocaching/

 

Northstate Unusual Treasure Seekers (N.U.T.S.) - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nuts_/

 

River City Geocaching & Dining Society - http://www.rcgds.net/

 

Geocachers of the Bay Area - http://www.thegba.net/

 

Silicon Valley Geocachers - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/siliconvalleygeocachers/

 

Santa Cruz Geocachers Association - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GeocachingSantaCruz/

 

Central Coast Geocachers of California - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ccgca/

 

Dry Creek Geocachers (Fresno and Madera counties) - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DryCreekGeocachers/

 

Poison Oak Cachers (San Luis Obispo / Santa Barbara Counties) - http://webpages.charter.net/awhitster/poisonoakcachers

 

High Desert Geocachers - http://www.highdesertgeocachers.com/

 

Greater Palm Springs Cachers - http://www.gpscachers.com/

 

Southern California Geocachers - no longer available.

 

Socal 4x4 Geocachers - http://www.socal4x4geocachers.org/

 

Colorado

 

Geocaching Colorado - http://www.geocachingcolo.com/

 

Hawaii

 

Hawai`i Geocachers & GPS Enthusiasts - http://www.lightfantastic.org/gps/

 

Nevada

 

Nevada Geocaching Association - http://www.nevadageocaching.com/

 

Great Basin and Eastern Sierra Geocachers - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gbesgeocachers/ can be found on Facebook.

 

New Mexico

 

New Mexico Geocachers - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NM_Geo/

 

NMGeocaching - http://www.nmgeocaching.com/

 

Utah

 

Utah Association of Geocachers - http://www.utahcacher.com/

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Nevada Geocaching Association

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A non-structured group of cachers that communicate through this BB forum. Mostly from Las vegas and a few from Reno, we meet with each other and with folks visiting from out of town. Plus a little light hearted poking at each other.

 

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http://superstitioncachers.com/

 

This is a place for the east valley cachers or anyone in Arizona. To talk about caching and for cachers to post of they want to talk about there new caches or favorite caches. And to help new cacher's so check it out.

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Bay Area Geocaching and Mapping Group

This group is for people who want to meet other local enthusiasts to go Geocaching and/or to go Mapping. Anyone can join.

 

Geocaching

Geocaching is both a sport and a game. The idea is that people who like this game has hidden caches all over the world and all it takes to find them is the coordinates, a couple of clues and a GPS unit. Once found caches are often like a small treasure. The finder can take something from the treasure as long as they leave something for others to find.

 

Mapping

This group is also for people who are into or would like to know more about mapping for OpenStreetMap. This is another thing to do with your GPS unit.

 

OpenStreetMap is a project aimed at creating and providing free open source map of the world as an alternative to maps from TeleAtlas and Navteq that Google and others use. 56,000 people across the world are contributing to OpenStreetMap.

 

We contribute to OpenStreetMap by taking a handheld GPS device out walking either in an urban area or in a park. We record street names and other features, upload this data to a computer and make it into new roads and paths on the map.

 

http://geo.meetup.com/133/

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TEAM NIGHTWATCH

 

Superior Night Caching in Northern Los Angeles County

 

Look for our group on facebook or contact CYNICALifornia on geocaching.com

 

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Whilst writing this CYNICALiforia was enjoying Social Distortion - Prison Bound

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For Arizona cachers, please check out www.azcachers.com thanks

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In Yuma Arizona S*W*A*G SouthWest Arizona Geocachers

 

We have an Event coming up February 8th

 

Warm Up Event #6 by S*W*A*G (GC1JYAQ)

Yuma Event # 6 by S*W*A*G (GC1JYAC)

Gateway Park by S*W*A*G (GC1JYAK)

 

Come on by and join the fun.

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I am in the process of creating a Geocaching Club for Colorado. We will be the Colorado Geocaching Crew, or the CGC.

 

If anyone has an interest in joining, or ideas for the group, please contact me!

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The Great Basin and Eastern Sierra Geocacher's site address has changed to the following!

 

Nevada

Great Basin and Eastern Sierra Geocachers - http://www.gbesgeo.org

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orcacoast.org is a community effort to create a resource of information about our area for visiting Geocachers and the tens of thousands of tourists who visit the Oregon and California coast every year. It is also for those who are interested in learning about the many new places discovered while on the hunt.

 

If you would like to contribute information, photos, or stories about your area on the Oregon or California coast please share them in the forums, or send us an email and we will get your

information posted.

 

Happy Caching

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Hey Everyone,

I am thinking about starting a Western Wyoming/Eastern Idaho Geocaching Club. I am a Premium member. Looking for a club partner to help run the club and help organize events, etc.

If you want to help me with this please give send me an email at: topchef09@gmx.com

 

If you would be interested in joining this type of a club please email me at: topchef09@gmx.com

 

Thanks,

Lucas <_<

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Can we be added Here

We Are in the North SF Bay Mostly Napa/Solano Cacher's But there are some from Marin and Contra Costa co. too

Friendly Regional Origanization of GeoCache Seekers or F.R.O.G.S.

 

http://www.cachingfrogs.com/

 

We Meet once a month usually the first Tuesday of each month for Pizza

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North County Cachers

 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northcountycachers/

 

"A group dedicated to sharing and implementing new and innovative geocaching ideas and types of caches in the northern area of San Diego County. Ideally, we strive to create caches in a clever, original or humorous manner. But it is certainly not beneath us to completely copy any cool idea dreamed up by someone else.

 

Primarily, we believe geocaching has been, is now and always should be FUN."

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San Fernando Valley Geocachers

Since the SoCal Geocachers board has kind of gone downhill, a few of us decided to create more localized forums. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join.

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My girlfriend and I (Steven and Karissa for the SK in our moniker) just got the U of A's geocaching club "The CatCachers" approved and ordained for the upcoming fall semester. We won't have meetings or events until after the summer, but we need all the members we can get. People affiliated with the U can be full members and those not affiliated are allowed to be included, but can't vote in elections or organize events (universities rules, not ours). If anyone is interested, send us a message, there is no membership fee, so this is not a commercial advertisement, just a requirement to find a few caches each semester and hide at least one in the course of membership. We are still working on a website, so no links as of now.

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Hawaii

 

Hawai`i Geocachers & GPS Enthusiasts - http://www.lightfantastic.org/gps/

 

This Hawai'i link is still functioning, but geocachers here in Hawai'i don't use it anymore :anibad: . There are really no clubs/organizations (that I know of) in Hawai'i.

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UTAG' s new website is up and running! Check it out at www.utahcacher.com

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A new Arizona Geocaching site was just launched that has a Blog, a Forum and a great Links page for all kinds of Geocaching resources:

 

Zona Cachers

 

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Our group is the newest to be created in Reno, NV. We meet Monthly and plan caches 2 to 4 times per month. Everyone is welcome to join us on our meetup site. www.RenoGeocaching.com

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SInce I couldn't find an active group near my new home, I decided to start one. I am kicking this off on Facebook and if a better venue presents itself, we will move to it.

 

Ventura County Geocaching Society - for Geocachers in or near Ventura County, California

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There is a small facebook group page for Coachella Valley Geocachers. Not much activity yet but would love for it to get bigger. Its for anyone who lives in or has ever cached/planning to cache in the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs-Indio surrounding area).

https://www.facebook.com/CVGeocachers

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Hi I have a group and we have a Facebook page called Porky's slaughterhouse. Technically there are 4 of us. Two of the members are moving to Idaho and the other member doesn't geocache much so mainly it's just me keeping up with the group page and going to find geocaches.

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I would like to add porky's slaughterhouse in palmdale and lancaster. I am the only one in it right now and I'm looking for new members.

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Arizona

 

Arizona Geocaching - http://www.azgeocaching.com/ and http://www.arizonageocaching.com/

 

California

 

California Geocaching - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/california_geocaching/

 

Northstate Unusual Treasure Seekers (N.U.T.S.) - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nuts_/

 

River City Geocaching & Dining Society - http://www.rcgds.net/

 

Geocachers of the Bay Area - http://www.thegba.net/

 

Silicon Valley Geocachers - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/siliconvalleygeocachers/

 

Santa Cruz Geocachers Association - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GeocachingSantaCruz/

 

Central Coast Geocachers of California - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ccgca/

 

Vandenberg AFB Geocachers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1471278143125989/

 

Dry Creek Geocachers (Fresno and Madera counties) - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DryCreekGeocachers/

 

Poison Oak Cachers (San Luis Obispo / Santa Barbara Counties) - http://webpages.charter.net/awhitster/poisonoakcachers

 

High Desert Geocachers - http://www.highdesertgeocachers.com/

 

Greater Palm Springs Cachers - http://www.gpscachers.com/

 

Southern California Geocachers - no longer available.

 

Socal 4x4 Geocachers - http://www.socal4x4geocachers.org/

 

Colorado

 

Geocaching Colorado - http://www.geocachingcolo.com/

 

Hawaii

 

Hawai`i Geocachers & GPS Enthusiasts - http://www.lightfantastic.org/gps/

 

Nevada

 

Nevada Geocaching Association - http://www.nevadageocaching.com/

 

Great Basin and Eastern Sierra Geocachers - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gbesgeocachers/ can be found on Facebook.

 

New Mexico

 

New Mexico Geocachers - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NM_Geo/

 

NMGeocaching - http://www.nmgeocaching.com/

 

Utah

 

Utah Association of Geocachers - http://www.utahcacher.com/

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I would like to report/point out that two of the groups (the only two near me) for California, specifically the Greater San Francisco Bay Area group, and the Northern California geocachers, are both apparently dead or bogus links.

 

In the first instance, the "register" comes up as a 404 error. Secondly, the "contact us" link brings up the Yahoo mail form, but does not contain an e-mail address in doing so, and there is nowhere I can find on their site that lists the e-mail address. So you actually cannot contact these people.

 

In the second instance, (which is a Yahoo group) you get back an e-mail saying you were denied because the admin did not get back to you within 14 days. Excuse me?? Penalize the applicants for the inefficiency of the administrator???

 

So, in effect, there are NO local groups for me to join. I realize that this listing site is not responsible for the content of the respective listings, however, given that there seems to be no way for applicants to actually contact those responsible, and given the results I've seen, I feel these two groups should be removed from your listing.

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I would like to report/point out that two of the groups (the only two near me) for California, specifically the Greater San Francisco Bay Area group, and the Northern California geocachers, are both apparently dead or bogus links.

 

In the first instance, the "register" comes up as a 404 error. Secondly, the "contact us" link brings up the Yahoo mail form, but does not contain an e-mail address in doing so, and there is nowhere I can find on their site that lists the e-mail address. So you actually cannot contact these people.

 

In the second instance, (which is a Yahoo group) you get back an e-mail saying you were denied because the admin did not get back to you within 14 days. Excuse me?? Penalize the applicants for the inefficiency of the administrator???

 

So, in effect, there are NO local groups for me to join. I realize that this listing site is not responsible for the content of the respective listings, however, given that there seems to be no way for applicants to actually contact those responsible, and given the results I've seen, I feel these two groups should be removed from your listing.

Link for reference:

 

Geocachers of the Bay Area

 

Very active group in the Bay Area. Lots of good information on the site, but registration/approval required to take part in the Forums. Let me know if you have any issues, and I can see if one of the Admins of the site can help you.

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I would like to add porky's slaughterhouse in palmdale and lancaster. I am the only one in it right now and I'm looking for new members.

Does anyone in the palmdale/lancaster area want to join porkys slaughterhouse? We are stillon facebook if you want to check out my page also an update there are two members ham! and tilly93

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nmgeocaching.com no longer exists. I let the domain name expire due to lack of local interest. We do have a facebook group which does draw cachers planning to visit New Mexico and some newbies and curious muggles.

 

https://www.facebook.com/nmgeocaching

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I've tried joining Utah's several times, to no avail. Bummer.

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In California there is a big group called westend geocachers

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In California there is a big group called westend geocachers

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