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December 31, 2016
ASP Geobash XII Event Published – GC6WW52

ASP Geobash XII Event Published – GC6WW52

The 12th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been published! ASP Geobash XII will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8AM to 8PM. The weekend starts on Thursday night...
December 31, 2016
Official ASP Geobash XII Geocoin .jpg

Official ASP Geobash XII Geocoin

It is the organizing committee’s honor to present to all of you the concept art of this year’s event geocoin. For the 3rd year in a row, the most talented geocoin designer in the geocaching community, Chris Mackey, was tasked with designing ...
December 31, 2016
Official ASP Geobash XII Event Pathtag

Official ASP Geobash XII Event Pathtag

It is the organizing committee’s honor to present to all of you the concept art of this year’s event pathtag. We asked the designer of...
 

About Us

Who we are.

Allegany State Park Geobash (ASPGB or ASP Geobash) is a geocaching “Mega Event” held every May at Allegany State Park in Southern New York and is attended by approximately 1,000 geocachers (give or take a few hundred) each year.

Our history

The Allegany State Park Geobash began in 2005 as a cooperative effort among several Geocaching club and organizations: The Kinzua Area Cachers, The Keystone Cachers, and the Allegany County Cachers’ Association (ACCA), who is a supporting club of NYGO.

 

ASP GeoBash Organizational Committee

 

Devin Callihan

Chairman

Tim Champion

Vice-Chairman / Activities & Grounds

Geoff Preiss & Susan Moore

Treasurer / Welcome Center

Alexis Rupert

Secretary / Store

ASP GeoBash Sponsors

  • www.geocaching.com
  • www.pathtags.com

Useful information

Where can I stay when I attend ASP Geobash?

A limited number of rooms are available in the dormitory on the event grounds. They are on sale in the store usually starting in January. There are also many cabins and 2 campgrounds in Allegany State Park. The Red House Tent & Trailer Campground and any cabin loop on the Red House side of the park would be closest to the event grounds. The Cain Hollow Campground and many more cabin loops are available in the Quaker side of the park. All accommodations in the park are available at www.reserveamerica.com

Is ASP Geobash only on Saturday?

The official “Mega” Event is held at Camp Allegany all day on Saturday. However, there is a bonfire event to kick the weekend off on Friday night that has grown to attract about 400 people. It has become a can’t miss event. Additionally, a pancake breakfast, put on by the organizing committee, is always held on Sunday. Several hundred people show up at the breakfast, fill up on sausage and pancakes, and then lend a hand cleaning up. In 2017, an informal “Pizza and Mountain Pies” event is being added on Thursday night. This event is going to be held so everyone who helps to set up the event grounds, or who arrive in the park early, can relax on the evening before the busy weekend.

How is ASP Geobash funded?

Completely through donations, sponsorships and sales of event merchandise. The event is put on with a “razor-thin” budget. ASP Geobash is a completely non-profit event. ASP Geobash is run by a committee of geocachers, who volunteer to serve UNPAID, under a non-profit corporation, the Geobash Foundation. Making sure that this event continues every year is an on-going concern, so any donations of money or services, and purchases of event merchandise are VERY MUCH appreciated.

How did ASP Geobash start?

ASP Geobash started as a simple picnic, and has grown into one of the country’s longest-running geocaching Mega Events.

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