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I see that GeoWoodstock is coming up on it's 10th year. I am just wondering what other annual events around the world have gone on for 10 years or more?

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Another one behind that could be Florida's Cacheapalooza 6 GC30EFZ

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Geocaching Hampton Roads will be holding their 10th Annual event this year. Labor Day Weekend.

GC3DART (not yet published)

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Potters Ponds the oldest cache in Utah has an Annual Three day event in Aug. This year will be the 11th year. There are older running events, but this is the oldest "multi-day event"

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Potters Ponds the oldest cache in Utah has an Annual Three day event in Aug. This year will be the 11th year. There are older running events, but this is the oldest "multi-day event"

Thanks I totally forgot about that one and I was there last year and saw you.

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I'm not sure it quite meets your "annual event" standard, but the Georgia Geocaching Association started holding GGA events in August 2001, and have a couple (or more) every year, into the present time - See http://coord.info/GC11A9 for Aug 2001, and

http://coord.info/GC2YY0N for Aug 2011. There will be another in Aug 2012...

 

The oldest listing with the Event type is in Austin http://coord.info/GC389 (this was changed to event post publication, as the event type wasn't created until May 2001). This turned into a monthly get together for a while, but not annual. They did hold a "10 year event" in May 2011.

 

CITO is ten years old this year, I'd guess there are 10 year old recurring CITOs. Not going to look for them though ;-)

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CITO Events were added as a cache type in 2003, making them nine years old.

 

Sincerely,

The Organizer of Pennsylvania's First CITO Event

and the Inventor of the Best Name Ever for a CITO Event

("Left Nothing, Took a Dump")

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I agree on the Best CITO Cache title =:-)

I believe I've since since that name copied. Someone owes you royalties.

 

However, this year, in 2012 will be the tenth year for CITO, not the 9th. You have to count the first year...

 

Year 1 2003

Year 2 2004

Year 3 2005

Year 4 2006

Year 5 2007

Year 6 2008

Year 7 2009

Year 8 2010

Year 9 2010

Year 10 2012

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Based on this thread, here is a list I put together of the longest running annual events (9 years+). If I missed anything or made a mistake, let me know.

 

12 Years

-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC2Z86B[2011])

 

11 Years

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC [2002] - GC34EV6[2012]) – Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC2QRCR[2011])

 

10 Years

-- Texas Challenge (GC33CNK[2012])

-- GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC2X6ZV[2012])

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (GC3DART[2012])

 

9 Years

-- Potter’s Pond (GCJQJP[2004] - GC2NX0G[2011]) – Was there events held for this in 2001? 2002? 2003?

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Potters pond was first held in 06/02/2001 GCB39

 

In 2002 and 2003 the annual camping event bounced around to other locations (Kings Peak, and San Rafael Swell area), before returning permanently to potters ponds.

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Based on this thread, here is a list I put together of the longest running annual events (9 years+). If I missed anything or made a mistake, let me know.

 

12 Years

-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC2Z86B[2011])

 

11 Years

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC [2002] - GC34EV6[2012]) – Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC2QRCR[2011])

 

10 Years

-- Texas Challenge (GC33CNK[2012])

-- GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC2X6ZV[2012])

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (GC3DART[2012])

 

9 Years

-- Potter’s Pond (GCJQJP[2004] - GC2NX0G[2011]) – Was there events held for this in 2001? 2002? 2003?

 

Kansas City is celebrating its 12th Annual picnic this year. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=ef505570-aa39-44a2-a132-bbfdbc357b57

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...Updating list

Please let me know if there are any additions or if you know the gc code of some of the first annual events that I have indicated with a ??? below.

 

12 Years

-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC3QNN2[2012])

-- Kansas City Picnic (???[2001] - GC3DH7Z[2012])

 

11 Years

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC [2002] - GC34EV6[2012]) – Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC62D5[2002] - GC3RJD7[2012])

-- Potter’s Pond (GCB39[2001] - GC2NX0G[2011]) - Not occurring in 2012?

 

10 Years

-- Texas Challenge (???[2003] - GC33CNK[2012])

-- GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC3K3YB[2013])

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (???[2003] - GC3DART[2012])

 

9 Years

???

 

**First ever geocaching event GC389 March 24, 2001 in Austin Texas.

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Here is two for Oregon

 

11 years.

 

http://coord.info/GC3DGRA I cant find the first year. Edit again. Ok, I believe I found it but I am not 100% sure. http://coord.info/GC6BBC

 

10 years

This event is a camp style event that go like two nights. A lot of fun of what I heard.

 

http://coord.info/GC3GX6Y Edit again. Found it...here is the first one. http://coord.info/GCGEA1

 

Edit...oh you want the first year...sorry.

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GHAGAFAP in Guelph, Ontario has had 10 years this past September. Year 11 planning has started as far as I know.

 

By the way, if anyone is curious.

 

Golden Horseshoe Area Geocachers And Friends Annual Picnic

 

I always thought it was a great name. :P

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9 Years

???

 

**First ever geocaching event GC389 March 24, 2001 in Austin Texas.

 

2004 GCM7GB White Elephant Gift Exchange #1

2011 GC39KFF W.E.G.E. #8 (Hosted by GsGuru)

 

This event is a spinoff from the W.E.G.E. game I ran at UsMorrows' christmas event (GCH862) in 2003. Technically the game will be in its tenth year when I host W.E.G.E. #9 this December.

 

BTW it's a really fun game and you're welcome to copy my text and host your own W.E.G.E. It's not my original idea. I just wrote it down... :)

 

The White Elephant Gift Exchange aka W.E.G.E.

 

Because this part of the event involves "stealing" gifts from other players and that some of the gifts tend to be on the PG-13 side of the fence, I would like to try to exclude anyone under the age of 13 from the White Elephant Game portion of this event. Children ARE welcome to attend, but they don't really understand/appreciate the adult nature of this type of game and can get their feelings hurt easily. That said we have had several players in double digits and under 13 over the years who did fine. It's the parent's call.

 

To play:

 

Bring something (new/unused) worth between $5 and $10, or the most awful thing you got for Christmas/Chanukah.

 

For those that haven't heard of it, the White Elephant Gift Exchange (Also called Yankee Trading.) is a game where you trade with and steal gifts from other players.

 

Each player must bring a wrapped gift.(For teams, that's one gift per each person on the team that wants to play.)

 

Step 1: All wrapped presents are logged into the game.

 

Step 2: Numbers are drawn for each participant totaling the number of presents.

 

Step 3: The person that draws #1 picks a present, unwraps it and shows it to the group. (This person can exercise a special OPTION at the end of the game if they haven't locked a gift. See Rule #2.)

 

Step 4: The next person has the option of taking (stealing) that item or unwrapping another gift and the process repeats until the final present is unwrapped ending the game. (See also rule #2)

 

Step 5: If your gift is stolen, it's your turn again, you have the option of stealing any unlocked item EXCEPT the one that was just taken from you, OR unwrapping another gift.

 

Note: There can be several rounds of stealing between each number called in turn, or the next present being unwrapped. The more people in the game, the longer it will take. An average game with 20 people, or more, can last as long as 1.5 to 2 hours. Keep that in mind, because an unlocked item CAN'T leave the game.

 

The rules are simple:

 

RULE 1: After 2 steals on any item the gift is locked in the hands of the third owner. No one can take it away and that person is out of the game. (I.E. Unwrapper=1st owner, 1st steal=2nd owner, 2nd steal=3rd owner & locks the gift in the 3rd owner's hands. They are now out of the game. See rule #4 on how to get back in.)

 

RULE 2: If they have not locked a gift out of the game, the first person who started the game HAS THE OPTION OF STEALING ANY UNLOCKED (1 steal or less) ITEM after the last gift is unwrapped by exchanging their gift with the holder of any unlocked item. This optional exchange signals another round of stealing/exchanging that can possibly go on until every unlocked gift remaining is locked OR an exchange is made and the exchangee decides to keep the item they are left with. The game is now completely over. (IF the first person to unwrap a gift HAS locked their gift out of the game then the option falls to the last person to unrap a gift to either decide to keep their gift and end the game or start the last round of exchanges/steals.) Rule clarification on final exchanges: Ownership count only advances when taking an item and not on the item that is being left in its place. Last year there was exactly ONE gift left unlocked at the end of the game! DON'T get attached to any unlocked gift in your posession. Chances are that you won't end the game with it...

 

RULE 3: Team stealing strategies are fair play:

 

I. E. Cacher "A" gets an item stolen from them that they were the 1st owner/unwrapper of. They want it, but they can't steal it back. BUT they CAN steal an unlocked item from their team member. Their team member can now steal the original item back making them the 3rd owner of the item and locking the gift and themselves from the game. (All you guys, just plan on doing what your woman says.)

 

RULE 4: Trading of unwrapped, unlocked, items can be made between participants at will, but this DOESN'T COUNT towards the item's steal count. (I.E. A gift with no steals, or 1 steal, can change hands between several players, but the ownership count stays the same for the sake of the game. Likewise, a person with a locked gift can trade back into the game if another player with an unlocked item agrees to trade, or needs to leave.)

 

This game is a family tradition that I have participated in for many years. It's a total blast as those who attended the last 9 White Elephant Gift Exchanges can attest.

 

The fun of traditions is that in our family game, some of the same gifts have made an appearance in several White Elephant games, across many years. These items are true White Elephants that never got used and the real fun is in seeing who gets stuck with them until the next game.

 

Someone got stuck last year and that gift has been patiently waiting for this year's game. BEWARE!

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The UK followed behind the USA as far as geocaching events were concerned. The longest running series of UK event that I can think of is the House of Bo's "Carry on Camping" events. The first one was held in the Lake District in 2005 and the 2012 event was in central Wales: Carry on Camping 2012.

 

MrsB

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2004 GCM7GP Safe from the City (An annual New Years Eve campout)

2011 GC388TC SFTC VIII

 

It's really cool to spend New Years Eve out camping and a heckuva lot safer than dodging all the drunks and random gunfire in the city.

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Lots of annual events added below.

 

12 Years

-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC3QNN2[2012])

-- Kansas City Picnic (???[2001] - GC3DH7Z[2012])

 

11 Years

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC[2002] - GC34EV6[2012]) – Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC62D5[2002] - GC3RJD7[2012])

-- Columbia River Gorge (GC6BBC[2002] - GC3DGRA[2012])

-- Potter’s Pond (GCB39[2001] - GC2NX0G[2011]) - Not occurring in 2012?

 

10 Years

-- Texas Challenge (GCC414[2003] - GC33CNK[2012])

-- GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC3K3YB[2013])

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (???[2003] - GC3DART[2012])

-- Pine Mountain Star party (GCGEA1[2003] - GC3GX6Y[2012]

-- LoCo Fall Fling (GCGYWE[2003] - GC3T2ME(2012)]

-- NY Capital Region (GCGRDN[2003] - GC3KHZ8(2012)]

-- WSGA HOLIDAY PARTY (GCHB51[2003] - GC36NNN[2011] - 2012 not published yet.

-- A Geocachers Annual Event Cache (GCGBKR[2003] - GC3P101[2011]) - Possibly the last year.

 

9 Years

-- WSGA Summer Campout (GCJ93J[2004] - GC3GRMY[2012])

-- Nebraskache Kearney Picnic (GCJY6D[2004] - GC3NXMA[2012])

-- Annual October Fest @ Windy Rock (GCK8B5[2004] - GC3P5R9[2012])

-- SWOGO Cache Pumpkin Rally (GCKTQQ[2004] - GC3NPTM[2012])

-- Sax Man's Campout (GCHJ3J[2004] - GC3R2J3[2012])

-- White Elephant Exchange (GCM7GB[2004] - GC39KFF[2012*]) - Dec 2012 event not published yet.

-- Halloween Hoopla (GC90C8[2002*] - GC3KB00[2012]) - No event in 2003 & 2004.

-- Safe from the City (GCM7GP[2004] - GC388TZ[2011]) - 2012 not published yet.

 

**First ever geocaching event GC389 March 24, 2001 in Austin Texas.

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Texas Challenge 2003 - GCC414

 

That was the first event I ever attended.

 

It wasn't my first but it was one that we had the priviledge of helping with. USMorrows, 9key, Chicken and i hid the challenge tokens around the park.. B)

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-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC[2002] - GC34EV6[2012]) – Canada’s Longest

 

 

Well, GAG (GC35E3) started a few months before GHAGAFAP, but I guess it doesn't qualify in the "annual event" category because at some point we became overly enthusiastic and decided to have it every 6-8 months instead of once a year :laughing: So we'll be up to GAG 18 this fall :D

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Well, GAG (GC35E3) started a few months before GHAGAFAP, but I guess it doesn't qualify in the "annual event" category because at some point we became overly enthusiastic and decided to have it every 6-8 months instead of once a year :laughing: So we'll be up to GAG 18 this fall :D

I'm very familiar with that event and hope to attend one day. I understand it has quite the following too. Yes that's basically why it wasn't included in the annual list of events because it seems to be a couple times a year. I found several other long time events in the USA that are monthly.

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The Maryland Geocaching Society just celebrated its 10th Anniversary on August 4, 2012.

 

So its been 10 years since for the MGS.

 

And it will be our 9th year for our Annual CAM(Cache Across Maryland) in March.

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Added Cache Across Maryland. Was there a summer picnic in 2007?

 

12 Years

-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC3QNN2[2012])

-- Kansas City Picnic (???[2001] - GC3DH7Z[2012])

 

11 Years

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC[2002] - GC34EV6[2012]) – Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC62D5[2002] - GC3RJD7[2012])

-- Columbia River Gorge (GC6BBC[2002] - GC3DGRA[2012])

-- Potter’s Pond (GCB39[2001] - GC2NX0G[2011]) - Not occurring in 2012?

 

10 Years

-- Texas Challenge (GCC414[2003] - GC33CNK[2012])

-- GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC3K3YB[2013])

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (???[2003] - GC3DART[2012])

-- Pine Mountain Star party (GCGEA1[2003] - GC3GX6Y[2012]

-- LoCo Fall Fling (GCGYWE[2003] - GC3T2ME(2012)]

-- NY Capital Region (GCGRDN[2003] - GC3KHZ8(2012)]

-- WSGA HOLIDAY PARTY (GCHB51[2003] - GC36NNN[2011] - 2012 not published yet.

-- A Geocachers Annual Event Cache (GCGBKR[2003] - GC3P101[2011]) - Possibly the last year.

 

9 Years

-- WSGA Summer Campout (GCJ93J[2004] - GC3GRMY[2012])

-- Nebraskache Kearney Picnic (GCJY6D[2004] - GC3NXMA[2012])

-- Annual October Fest @ Windy Rock (GCK8B5[2004] - GC3P5R9[2012])

-- SWOGO Cache Pumpkin Rally (GCKTQQ[2004] - GC3NPTM[2012])

-- Sax Man's Campout (GCHJ3J[2004] - GC3R2J3[2012])

-- Cache Across Maryland (GCHX89[2004] - GC37F6P[2012])

-- White Elephant Exchange (GCM7GB[2004] - GC39KFF[2012*]) - Dec 2012 event not published yet.

-- Halloween Hoopla (GC90C8[2002*] - GC3KB00[2012]) - No event in 2003 & 2004.

-- Safe from the City (GCM7GP[2004] - GC388TZ[2011]) - 2012 not published yet.

 

**First ever geocaching event GC389 March 24, 2001 in Austin Texas.

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Added Cache Across Maryland. Was there a summer picnic in 2007?

 

12 Years

-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC3QNN2[2012])

-- Kansas City Picnic (???[2001] - GC3DH7Z[2012])

 

11 Years

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC[2002] - GC34EV6[2012]) – Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC62D5[2002] - GC3RJD7[2012])

-- Columbia River Gorge (GC6BBC[2002] - GC3DGRA[2012])

-- Potter’s Pond (GCB39[2001] - GC2NX0G[2011]) - Not occurring in 2012?

 

10 Years

-- Texas Challenge (GCC414[2003] - GC33CNK[2012])

-- GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC3K3YB[2013])

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (???[2003] - GC3DART[2012])

-- Pine Mountain Star party (GCGEA1[2003] - GC3GX6Y[2012]

-- LoCo Fall Fling (GCGYWE[2003] - GC3T2ME(2012)]

-- NY Capital Region (GCGRDN[2003] - GC3KHZ8(2012)]

-- WSGA HOLIDAY PARTY (GCHB51[2003] - GC36NNN[2011] - 2012 not published yet.

-- A Geocachers Annual Event Cache (GCGBKR[2003] - GC3P101[2011]) - Possibly the last year.

 

9 Years

-- WSGA Summer Campout (GCJ93J[2004] - GC3GRMY[2012])

-- Nebraskache Kearney Picnic (GCJY6D[2004] - GC3NXMA[2012])

-- Annual October Fest @ Windy Rock (GCK8B5[2004] - GC3P5R9[2012])

-- SWOGO Cache Pumpkin Rally (GCKTQQ[2004] - GC3NPTM[2012])

-- Sax Man's Campout (GCHJ3J[2004] - GC3R2J3[2012])

-- Cache Across Maryland (GCHX89[2004] - GC37F6P[2012])

-- White Elephant Exchange (GCM7GB[2004] - GC39KFF[2012*]) - Dec 2012 event not published yet.

-- Halloween Hoopla (GC90C8[2002*] - GC3KB00[2012]) - No event in 2003 & 2004.

-- Safe from the City (GCM7GP[2004] - GC388TZ[2011]) - 2012 not published yet.

 

**First ever geocaching event GC389 March 24, 2001 in Austin Texas.

 

Yes there was a picnic in 2007(http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=53ca7d28-7fe7-4431-bb42-a479a9e197ef). We've attendend all 6.

 

It will be 4 years for the MGS Holiday Swap which started in 2009.

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The River City Geocaching and Dining Society (RCGDS) hosted it's first event on 8-26-2001. That started a run of monthly events on the second Saturday of each month that as of this year has not been broken for 11 years. A great group of cachers from all over Northern California and beyond. If you are ever in the Sacramento area check for the listing. They are usually posted atleast a month ahead.

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In mid-July we had the 10th annual Bertha Brock Park Cache-o-Rama near Ionia, MI.

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The River City Geocaching and Dining Society (RCGDS) hosted it's first event on 8-26-2001. That started a run of monthly events on the second Saturday of each month that as of this year has not been broken for 11 years. A great group of cachers from all over Northern California and beyond. If you are ever in the Sacramento area check for the listing. They are usually posted atleast a month ahead.

Oh wow...thats really a good group to have around. Wish we got one here in Eugene at least once every 2 months.

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Here's an updated list based on comments...

 

13 Years

-- Kansas City Picnic (???[2001] - GC460GM[2013])

 

12 Years

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC[2002] - GC3MBV9[2013]) – Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC62D5[2002] - GC4GKRT[2013])

-- Columbia River Gorge (GC6BBC[2002] - GC48ZGY[2013])

 

11 Years

-- Texas Challenge (GCC414[2003] - GC3W8GT[2013])

-- GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC4BGXM[2014])

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (???[2003] - GC4MJ91[2014])

-- Pine Mountain Star party (GCGEA1[2003] - GC4AG2R[2013])

-- LoCo Fall Fling (GCGYWE[2003] - GC4J80W[2013])

-- NY Capital Region (GCGRDN[2003] - GC4GXAP[2013])

-- Bertha Brock Park Cache-o-rama (GCE625[2003] - GC45WQW[2013])

-- WSGA HOLIDAY PARTY (GCHB51[2003] - GC41K78[2012]) - 2013 not published yet.

 

10 Years

-- WSGA Summer Campout (GCJ93J[2004] - GC4500P[2013])

-- Nebraskache Kearney Picnic (GCJY6D[2004] - GC48MNH[2013])

-- SWOGO Cache Pumpkin Rally (GCKTQQ[2004] - GC4KFJR[2013])

-- Cache Across Maryland (GCHX89[2004] - GC437NY[2013])

-- Haunted Halloween Caching (GCH4Y1[2003] - GC4MN7M[2013])

-- White Elephant Exchange (GCM7GB[2004] - GC39KFF[2012]) - Dec 2013 event not published yet.

 

Following are being removed from list

-- Annual October Fest @ Windy Rock (GCK8B5[2004] - GC3P5R9[2012]) – Nothing published for 2013

-- Sax Man's Campout (GCHJ3J[2004] - GC3R2J3[2012]) – Nothing published for 2013

-- Halloween Hoopla (GC90C8[2002*] - GC3KB00[2012]) - No event in 2003 & 2004.

-- Safe from the City (GCM7GP[2004] - GC388TZ[2011]) – Nothing published for 2012 & 2013?

-- A Geocachers Annual Event Cache (GCGBKR[2003] - GC3P101[2011]) – This was the last year.

-- Potter’s Pond (GCB39[2001] - GC2NX0G[2011]) – Other events at location

-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC4DJ58 [2013]) – 8th Annual GONIL.

 

**First ever geocaching event GC389 March 24, 2001 in Austin Texas.

**River City Geocaching and Dining Society has hosted continuous monthly events since GC1236 August 26, 2001.

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Why was "-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC4DJ58 [2013]) – 8th Annual GONIL." removed from the list?

 

The annual picnic started in 2001 and 8 years ago GONIL was created so the picnic was renamed the annual GONIL picnic. Even though it has only been called the GONIL picnic for 8 years there has been a Chicagoland area annual picnic since 2001... so for 13 years.

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These two events turned 10 this year.

 

IGO's Hike-N-Seek - GC44V80

 

MOGA - GC3Gn2E

Thanks...added those 2 events...

 

13 Years (2001 to present)

-- Kansas City Picnic (???[2001] - GC460GM [2013]) - Missouri

 

12 Years (2002 to present)

-- GHAGAFAP (GC8DFC[2002] – GC4NN5N [2014]) - Ontario, Canada - Canada’s Longest

-- Letchworth Fall Gathering (GC62D5[2002] - GC4GKRT [2013]) – New York

-- Columbia River Gorge (GC6BBC[2002] - GC48ZGY [2013]) - Washington

 

11 Years (2003 to present)

-- Texas Challenge (GCC414[2003] - GC3W8GT [2013]) - Texas

-- GeoWoodstock (GCG03E[2003] - GC4BGXM [2014]) - USA

-- Geocaching Hampton Roads (???[2003] - GC4MJ91 [2014]) - Virginia

-- Pine Mountain Star party (GCGEA1[2003] - GC4AG2R [2013]) - Oregon

-- LoCo Fall Fling (GCGYWE[2003] - GC4J80W[2013]) - Ohio

-- NY Capital Region (GCGRDN[2003] - GC4GXAP[2013]) - New York

-- Bertha Brock Park Cache-o-rama (GCE625[2003] - GC45WQW[2013]) - Michigan

-- Haunted Halloween Caching (GCH4Y1[2003] - GC4MN7M[2013]) - Tennessee

-- WSGA HOLIDAY PARTY (GCHB51[2003] - GC41K78[2012]) - Washington - 2013 not published yet.

10 Years (2004 to present)

-- WSGA Summer Campout (GCJ93J[2004] - GC4500P[2013]) - Washington

-- Nebraskache Kearney Picnic (GCJY6D[2004] - GC48MNH[2013]) - Nebraska

-- SWOGO Cache Pumpkin Rally (GCKTQQ[2004] - GC4KFJR[2013]) - Ohio

-- Cache Across Maryland (GCHX89[2004] - GC437NY[2013]) - Maryland

-- Hike n Seek (GCK2PA[2004] - GC44V80[2013]) - Iowa

-- MOGA (GCGZ0B [2004] - GC491R5[2014]) - Ohio

-- White Elephant Gift Exchange (GCM7GB[2004] - GC39KFF[2012]) - Texas - Dec 2013 event not published yet.

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Why was "-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC4DJ58 [2013]) – 8th Annual GONIL." removed from the list?

 

The annual picnic started in 2001 and 8 years ago GONIL was created so the picnic was renamed the annual GONIL picnic. Even though it has only been called the GONIL picnic for 8 years there has been a Chicagoland area annual picnic since 2001... so for 13 years.

The consensus was that although there have been annual events in Chicago area for the past 13 years, as it stated on the latest listing the GONIL picnic is only in it's 8th year.

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Why was "-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC4DJ58 [2013]) – 8th Annual GONIL." removed from the list?

 

The annual picnic started in 2001 and 8 years ago GONIL was created so the picnic was renamed the annual GONIL picnic. Even though it has only been called the GONIL picnic for 8 years there has been a Chicagoland area annual picnic since 2001... so for 13 years.

The consensus was that although there have been annual events in Chicago area for the past 13 years, as it stated on the latest listing the GONIL picnic is only in it's 8th year.

 

Consensus from who? I would say that most, if not all, cachers in the Chicago area consider it a continuation of the annual Chicagoland picnic no matter what the name. It was even basically referred to as such in earlier posts in this thread:

 

Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC3QNN2[2012])

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Why was "-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC4DJ58 [2013]) – 8th Annual GONIL." removed from the list?

 

The annual picnic started in 2001 and 8 years ago GONIL was created so the picnic was renamed the annual GONIL picnic. Even though it has only been called the GONIL picnic for 8 years there has been a Chicagoland area annual picnic since 2001... so for 13 years.

The consensus was that although there have been annual events in Chicago area for the past 13 years, as it stated on the latest listing the GONIL picnic is only in it's 8th year.

 

I agree with what COD wrote and if you look at the cache page for 8th Annual Picnic (GC4DJ58) it states that it is the 13th year for the picnic. Quote from the cache page: "Geocachers everywhere are invited to the 8th annual fall picnic sponsored by GONIL (NOTE: This is the 13th annual Chicagoland area geocaching picnic!!)."

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Why was "-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC4DJ58 [2013]) – 8th Annual GONIL." removed from the list?

 

The annual picnic started in 2001 and 8 years ago GONIL was created so the picnic was renamed the annual GONIL picnic. Even though it has only been called the GONIL picnic for 8 years there has been a Chicagoland area annual picnic since 2001... so for 13 years.

The consensus was that although there have been annual events in Chicago area for the past 13 years, as it stated on the latest listing the GONIL picnic is only in it's 8th year.

 

I agree with what COD wrote and if you look at the cache page for 8th Annual Picnic (GC4DJ58) it states that it is the 13th year for the picnic. Quote from the cache page: "Geocachers everywhere are invited to the 8th annual fall picnic sponsored by GONIL (NOTE: This is the 13th annual Chicagoland area geocaching picnic!!)."

The wording on the event page definitely makes it questionable...it does say 8th annual but 13th event in the area. The debate would be, are the first 5 annual caches the same as those put on by GONIL? Just because an event is in the same area does not make it the same event. Potter's Pond is a similar situation. This would probably be best answered by the host/previous hosts of the event. Easy enough to add back onto the list if it turns out to be the same event for 13 years.

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Why was "-- Chicago/GONIL (GCA12[2001] - GC4DJ58 [2013]) – 8th Annual GONIL." removed from the list?

 

The annual picnic started in 2001 and 8 years ago GONIL was created so the picnic was renamed the annual GONIL picnic. Even though it has only been called the GONIL picnic for 8 years there has been a Chicagoland area annual picnic since 2001... so for 13 years.

The consensus was that although there have been annual events in Chicago area for the past 13 years, as it stated on the latest listing the GONIL picnic is only in it's 8th year.

 

I agree with what COD wrote and if you look at the cache page for 8th Annual Picnic (GC4DJ58) it states that it is the 13th year for the picnic. Quote from the cache page: "Geocachers everywhere are invited to the 8th annual fall picnic sponsored by GONIL (NOTE: This is the 13th annual Chicagoland area geocaching picnic!!)."

The wording on the event page definitely makes it questionable...it does say 8th annual but 13th event in the area. The debate would be, are the first 5 annual caches the same as those put on by GONIL? Just because an event is in the same area does not make it the same event. Potter's Pond is a similar situation. This would probably be best answered by the host/previous hosts of the event. Easy enough to add back onto the list if it turns out to be the same event for 13 years.

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Here's a log on this years event from the Markwell, the host of the very first annual picnic in the Chicago area. As permit holder (altho not host) for the 2004 picnic, and a founding member (along with Markwell) of GONIL, I can speak to the fact that that all the events on my bookmark list have been seen as a continuing annual series of events. Hope that's good enough for it to be reinstated. :)

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There wasn't a GONIL back when we started the annual Chicago picnic. The picnic for the Chicago area pre-dates any organized group. One of the primary reasons GONIL was STARTED was to maintain the annual picnic that was getting to be too much for one or two cachers to manage.

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