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PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

Intro to Geocaching

The Basics:
Event Type:Learn
Event Location: Patapsco Valley State Park, McKeldin Area, 11676 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville MD 21104   Learn: Intro to Geocaching  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 30 2013  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Fri, Mar 1 2013 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 28 2013 8:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate (Exploratory)
Event Organizer(s):
Amy Pickwick
Patrick Haas
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an EXPLORATORY trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, then there is an increased chance of things not going as planned, and as such, you need to be prepared for such. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.

Have you ever wanted to try Geocaching? Need more practice?  Here's your opportunity to learn in a group environment, so you don't have to go treking into the woods all alone.

I have been participating in the sport since 2008, and while I'm no expert, I can show you the ropes.  No GPS needed, but if you have one, please bring it.  And, you can leave at any time if this is not for you.  Though, I hope you will love it and want to stay for the entire duration.

Sign up for a free account at PRIOR to the event.  Here are a selection of the caches in this area, that we can try to find:



Should this event be very popular, I will ask if other friends of mine that are into the sport to join us and we can break up into smaller groups.

Required Items to Bring:

Snacks, packed lunch, water.  Wear long pants and long sleeves to prevent ticks, and bring along bug spray.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

GPS device, or a smart phone with built-in GPS, compass, and the app ($9.99), and backup battery supply for your smart phone.

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in MOC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Amy Lipsius, at

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!