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Cacher of the Month - December 2008

Tromelin

Tromelin
Tromelin

An import from Quebec, Tromelin has been geocaching since mid-2006. In that short time, he has found over 1800 caches. He is well-respected in our local geocaching community for the quality of the geocaches that he hides.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. Myself and geocachers Troop6 wanted to find a cave in the Niagara Escarpement. We thought we had coords to the entrance of a cave. We didn't find it but I had also put the coords for a multi called Eagles Nest; Cavern's Walk (GCX3K4). A great cache where you have to travel in crevice caves.


Cacher of the Month - November 2008

spaceman_baz

spaceman_baz
spaceman_baz (and Boogie Babe)

spaceman_baz was nominated as the MBGA Cacher of the Month for November by the previous recipient, Foxfiresyxx. Foxfiresyxx has always liked going after spaceman_baz's caches. Whether by foot, like the 5 mile walk to finish Baz's Texas Holdem cache, or taking the bus to complete Baz's Mayor of Winnipeg caches, or biking around his old stomping grounds in the North End. He's looking forward to finding more of spaceman_baz's caches.


Cacher of the Month - October 2008

foxfiresyxx

foxfiresyxx
foxfiresyxx

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I started in April 2006.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. I first heard about geocaching in Nov. of 2004. I had received an email from Yahoo with links to interesting sites.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. I would have to say it's the thrill of the hunt and the places it takes me.

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. I've cached in Ontario.


Cacher of the Month - September 2008

burchil

burchil
burchil

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. April 16, 2005. I had known about geocaching for a while but had never gone to find any. My use of GPS receivers was limited to work (biology type stuff) and wilderness travel. Based on my experience I was asked to teach a navigation course including the use of GPS. I figured that geocaching would be something interesting to add since it was quite popular and I thought it would be a good idea for me to go and find a few (5 or 6) so I could speak with some knowledge - I found those few and many more.


Cacher of the Month - August 2008

mosesflf

mosesflf
mosesflf

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. November 2006

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. There was a GeoCaching workshop sponsored by the Friends of Riding Mountain presented in Brandon and I attended, because the subject of GeoCaching interested me.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. The combination of outdoor activities with the technical nature of GeoCaching.

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. Yes, all 10 provinces as well as Minnesota and Florida.


Cacher of the Month - July 2008

HoggerJeff & the Piglets

HoggerJeff & the Piglets

HoggerJeff & the Piglets

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I started on my own in early 2005 when I discovered the GC.com site while surfing the net. I thought that the idea of searching for treasure using GPS was probably the coolest thing I had ever heard of. The first find was Smokey's Birthday Cache on Jan 28 that year. It wasn't long before the kids started accompanying me on a regular basis on my outings. It was then that I changed the user name from just "HoggerJeff" to "HoggerJeff & the Piglets".

Cacher of the Month - June 2008

Trove Chasers

Trove Chasers
Trove Chasers

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. Jon purchased a Garmin Etrex Legend CX to mark some fishing holes in June of 2007. He then checked out the internet to see what other applications this device could be used for. He found geocaching.com and we noticed three caches by Wagonmaker within miles of our cottage at St Laurent. We tried to find all three and on June 21st we logged 1 smiley at Île-près-du-marais (mode of transportation was a porta-boat) and 2 frowns at Point de Marais and Sentier-sur-Marais. Later went back and found Sentier-sur-Marais.

Cacher of the Month - May 2008

Chewys

Chewys
Chewys

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I bought my GPS just after the Canada Day long weekend in 2007. My whole family went out that night with me for the first few caches. I have been hooked ever since!

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. I first heard about Geocaching from my co-worker Jaypeg in the summer of 2006. Everyday he would tell tales of his adventures on his expeditions. However I never tried geocaching until June of 2007 when Jaypeg took me to my very first cache.

Cacher of the Month - April 2008

JayPeg

Dwarf & The Giant (JayPeg)
Dwarf & The Giant (JayPeg)

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. It all began back in April 06 when I went to visit the 212s at their cabin. They said I had to try this thing called geocaching. Not so reluctantly we went to my very first cache Warning I shall Wear Purple– II. So I blame Ginny212 and this first find with getting started on my addiction. A month later I had to go back and sign the log.

  3. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  4. I have always enjoyed computers and collecting maps.

Cacher of the Month - February 2008

Skaven

Dwarf (Skaven) & The Giant
Dwarf (Skaven) & The Giant

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I first started geocaching on 6 November 2004 with my first find, East Gate, Part 2 by Great Dane.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. I first found out about geocaching from the Garmin website after having occasion to use a GPSr for a work project. I first used a handheld GPSr when I was responding to an airplane crash. As the leader of the hazardous material team and the environment officer, I had to map out the debris field for salvage operations and environmental remediation.