The GEOregon Board decided to skip our normal July Meet and Greet which would have been held on Saturday July 13th and instead join with WSGA Southwest for a picnic at Lewisville Park the following day.  So, while I played around with cars at the 58th annual Rose Cup Races, Mrs. Spitfire headed north for the picnic.  It was the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures approaching 100 F, but a fair number of folks braved the heat and attended the picnic.  If you’re not familiar with the area, Lewisville Park is a few miles north of Battleground and the East Fork Lewis River flows along one side.  There are about 10 caches in and around the park including a 5/5 that requires crossing the river which several picnic attendees did.  They were rewarded with a cooling swim in the river, but unfortunately DNF’d the cache.  Many thanks to WSGA Southwest for letting us join them at this event.

GEOregon continues to be in serious need of volunteers to coordinate and man the picnic in September.  The venue, Summer Lake Park in Tigard, has been secured and paid for.  Please contact one of the board members if you are willing to serve on or head up the picnic committee.

Upcoming Geocaching Events:

July 21, 2018 – GC7RVBM – Battle Ground Geocoin Kickoff – Near the Battle Ground Community Library on SE 8th Way, Battle Ground, Washington

July 21, 2018 – GC7MQ1B – a Very Merry UnBirthday Bash-a-Palooza 3!!! – Emigrant Lake near Ashland, Oregon

August 4 & 5, 2018 – GC7JFMN – Windmill Corner Barn Warming followed by GC7NKBZ – Vancouver Sunrise the following morning – Ridgefield, Washington

August 11, 2018 – GC7R4R0 – GEOregon August Meet and Greet 2018 – The Rock Wood Fired Pizza, Hillsboro

August 12, 2018 – GC7RZGH – Friends of the Frog – Commonwealth Lake Park, Beaverton

August 25, 2018 – GC7TF5X – 2018 Albany Challenge VIII – Allann Bros warehouse, Albany – Note, this is a one-day event.

September 8, 2018 – GC7RWRB – GEOregon Annual Picnic at Summer Lake Park, Tigard

September 14-16, 2018 – Fourth Annual Cache Dash Splash weekend – Long Beach, Washington.  This year there will be five separate geocaching events as follows: Friday evening (The Dining Car – GC7P2P7), Saturday morning (All Aboard – GC7P336), Saturday evening (Tickets Please! (GC7P33H), Sunday morning (Whistle Stop Breakfast (GC7KCYZ), and a Sunday CITO event (The Caboose – GC7PG6W)