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Cacher of the Month - August 2006


  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. In 2002 there was a discussion thread on an internal electronic bulletin board about geocaching at Papa Dragonfreys work (Parks Canada), which talked about whether geocaching was something that should be promoted or restricted from national parks. Later in 2003 I set up an account (Georectifed) to see if there were any geocaches in the park or surrounding area. At that point caches were fairly few and far between in Manitoba, and I remained a lurker. Then in 2005 there seemed to be a lot more activity afoot and on a whim I convinced my family to check out a cache nearby. Mama Dragonfrey took to it like a frog to a swamp, and our little guy enjoyed the adventure and treasures: a geocaching team was born.

Cacher of the Month - July 2006


Turdle-femme & TurdleEggs
  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. Power Up was my first on April 8, 2005. CarBellSeekers had just read about GeoCaching in an Air Canada EnRoute magazine and told me about it. One of my coworkers had a GPS with him, so I entered the coordinates into GC.com and much to my surprise there was a cache about 200 m from where I work. I went out at coffee break and found the cache was hidden in a wind generator that used to be by my family’s cottage.

  3. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  4. First and foremost it got me out, took me to beautiful places and showed me sights that I might not have seen otherwise. Combine that with GPS navigation and internet research and it’s even more fun. It also makes me feel mischievous knowing all those hidden treasures are out there and the non-GeoCaching public have no idea they’re right under their feet! Soon I discovered I loved everything about GeoCaching. I really enjoy the very clever location specific hides and all of the great puzzles and riddles that make me stretch my brain. I admit I get a little adrenalin rush when a new cache comes out and I like trying for FTFs. Mostly though it’s about the people. I’ve never met a more agreeable group that I seem to have so much in common with. Manitoba GeoCachers are up for anything – and on a moments notice! I also really like how geocaching is philanthropic – hiders are investing their time and money so someone they may not even know will have the enjoyment of finding their cache. How cool is that!

Milestones - June 2006

Congratulations to the following MBGA members who have reached milestones during the past month.

100 Finds:

Profile for rbt_trio Profile for Capt.Kirk and McDee Profile for beancounter69 Profile for Ginny212

200 Finds:

Profile for Dragonfreys

300 Finds:

Profile for Wagonmaker

400 Finds:

Profile for Lizardo

500 Finds:

Profile for TurdleEggs

700 Finds:

Profile for ertyu

Cacher of the Month - June 2006


  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I found Bridgeview I, the closest cache to my house on July 24, 2003.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. I had seen it mentioned on a couple tech websites.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. Excuses. Namely, an excuse to get a new gadget, an excuse to get out, explore and exercise. That’s what got me started, what keeps me coming back are all the lovely experiences of being out alone discovering a new area or seeing something you’ve never seen before.

Meeting with Provincial Parks - June 27, 2006

Meeting with Cathy from Provincial Parks regarding the Development of a Geocaching Policy

  • Cathy is a planner with Provincial Parks, conservation and recreation based.
  • There are approx. 100 parks, each with different rules
  • A benefit of geocaching is it may attract people to underutilized parks
  • Concern: the creation of new trails that interfere with current park users, and the increase in traffic
  • Concern: all-terrain vehicles – are they popular in geocaching? Will they be creating new trails?
  • Caches located off the trails have potential pitfalls
  • Trying to avoid an official permitting feature. They are trying to keep it at a district level – need to find out prior to placing the cache if it will be okay. A form will be filled out and kept as proof of authorization. You will be able to get a copy of the form if requested.

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