The hosts were the GageClan, and they were very friendly and kind. In addition to the event, we found six other caches in the Petoskey area.
I copied this history of geocaching from the event page. Thanks, GageClan.
History of Geocaching:
On May 3, 2000, Dave Ulmer proposed a way to celebrate the demise of SA. He hid a bucket of trinkets in the woods outside Portland, Oregon. It's all there. The container. The trinkets. The log book. The rule of take something, leave something, sign the logbook. Today the site of the first "stash" is marked by a plaque ("Original Stash Tribute Plaque" at GCGV0P). Other caches of interest include: Gc35 "Power Island Placed 7/16/2000 this cache is the oldest cache in Michigan. It is located on an Island out in the water of Traverse City, Mi. GC36 "Geocache 612" Originally placed on 8/21/00 by Gregory Benn , this cache is the second oldest active cache in the state of Michigan. The rest as they say is history....