Mission Statement:

The Georgia Geocachers Association (GGA), the oldest Geocaching club in the world, is a group of people whose purpose is to encourage, publicize and support Geocaching in the state of Georgia. We meet monthly to share stories and to develop the sport within Georgia.  We have a state-wide scope, supporting both individual cachers and regional clubs.


GGA News:

Good morning GGA!!!

We hope you are all staying healthy, safe and happy during this crazy time. ????

In case you didn’t know, HQ has extended the CITO souvenir through August 31st. Typically the GGA foregoes a monthly meeting in April to host numerous CITOs to aid in getting the souvenir as well as beautifying the state in which we love to cache!! ???? We will get some CITOs on the calendar as soon as it is safe and smart to do so.

The GGA Challenges will also remain on hold until we are no longer required to shelter in place.

However, we have decided to throw a slightly different type of challenge your way. ???? As some of you may have noticed, a bunch of caches were archived back in February. For those that didn’t notice, we had over 200 caches archived due to inactive COs. Many caches were neglected and in need of repair but some were still found with some frequency but were archived due to inactive COs. ???? This has left us with over 200 pieces of trash out there littering our beautiful state!! ????

We are attaching a bookmark list of these recently archived caches. Our challenge to you is to see if we can help clean up these archived caches and potentially win a CITO coin at the next GGA meeting. ????

The rules:

1- Only archived caches on this list are included.

2- Each participant may earn as many chances in the coin raffle as they can (provided you find the container ????), however, please document them here as well as making a note on the cache page that it has been picked up.

3- You must post a photo of you with the archived cache container and GC code in the comments of this post. Please use #cachecleanup to label the images as well so we can keep track of who participates.

We hope you enjoy our fun take on a CITO type of challenge that is also a great one for social distancing!! ????

 


Attention GGA!

In years past, GGA members could vote on their favorite geocaches. We’ve decided to give people a chance to do that again! We are asking for your help in highlighting some of the best geocaches in Georgia that were placed in 2019!

To be eligible, the geocache must meet the following requirements:

1. The cache must have been published between 1/1/2019 and 12/31/2019 (It does not matter when you found it)

2. It must be a permanent cache (no events), and the cache cannot be currently archived

3. The cache must be located in Georgia

4. In order to nominate a cache, you must have logged a find on the cache

5. The cache must have at least ONE favorite point

Each geocacher can submit up to FIVE geocaches for consideration. Everyone who completes a submission form for the “GGA Best of 2019” geocaches will be entered in a drawing for a 2020 GGA coin! (Note: each geocacher can only submit one nomination form).

We will tally the results and post the list of the geocaches with the most votes on the GGA Website! This list will be made available after the June GGA event.

Thanks for your support and help in recognizing great geocaches in Georgia. The submission form can be found here:

Best of 2019 Nominations: https://forms.gle/aUBU7jBnW75qx7vy7

Nominations must be received by Sunday, May 31st at 12:00 PM.


The GGA SC has been working closely with Geocaching HQ on Adventure Labs and we're thrilled to announce we've published 6 Adventure Labs this year for a total of 55 lab caches! Check them out:

The Heart of Atlanta

Doll's Head Trail @ Constitution Lakes

Midtown Arts and Culture

A Stroll Down the Famous Peachtree Street!

Historic Oakland Cemetery

I Have a Dream

Atlanta Rocks!!

 

Enjoy!!!


We are pleased to announce the new GGA T-Shirts! Pre-orders are now being accepted. Get yours today: https://www.ggaonline.org/store/category/tshirts


See the latest GGA Challenge leaderboard here!