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Cacher of the Month - March 2007

Sam and Lily

Leo & Ruth
Leo & Ruth
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. Through my sister “Teamtonin”, in Ontario. She got hooked on it after being introduced to the sport by my older brother “Uncle Ralph”. My younger brother also caches, “Markhammer”.

  3. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  4. The thrill of the hunt and most especially, enjoying the gift of sharing someone’s special place. Oh yeah, and sibling rivalry.

  5. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  6. Yes, in Canada: Ontario and Alberta. In the U.S.: North Dakota, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island & Massachusetts.

Cacher of the Month - February 2007

Skyhawks

skyhawks
Skyhawks
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. I was having lunch with a few co-workers and friends. One of them happened to be MuStash and he brought up the topic of gecaching. I had not heard of it, but it sounded interesting, so I went and looked up geocaching.com as soon as I got home. Shortly after that I was out searching for my first cache.

  3. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  4. In addition to seeing plenty of new places that I did not know existed, it is the “search” and that “YES” feeling when you finally make a difficult find.

Cacher of the Month - January 2007

foodninja

foodninja
foodninja
  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. March 06 was our first cache; it was Stevereeno's 1st Cache

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. A friend of my sister, got us into this, she goes by Com Sci Geek she has many finds but logs few.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. This is a hobby that gets me out and about seeing wonderful things; it also is something that I can do when I can fit it in.

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. There is finds for us in Ontario, Minnesota, and North Dakota, 2 FTF’s in Ontario.

  9. How do you describe the sport of Geocaching to your family and friends who haven't tried it yet?

Cacher of the Month - December 2006

beancounter69

beancounter69
beancounter69 and junior cachers
at Hoover Dam (December 2005)
  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. September 11, 2005, first cache was find me.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. There was an article in the Brandon Sun in the fall/summer of 2005

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. The fact that there are treasures hidden everywhere just waiting for me to find them. It is the perfect family activity.

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. To date I have cache finds in Manitoba, Alberta, North Dakota, New Mexico, Montana, Arizona

Cacher of the Month - November 2006

bevro

bevro
The bevro team
  1. When did you start Geocaching? Your first cache?
  2. My first cache was 1Q & 4J’s Maple Grove on April 30/05. It was on the way to the local puppy park Ozzie & I routinely used to visit.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. park2 was a former supplier of mine from Alberta. He is a real techno weenie (check out his profile). He was in the process of marrying Trimble survey grade GPS with a cable/pipe locator I was selling for him and he dragged me along for an expedition out in the flatlands. I moved to a different company with similar products and they supplied me with my first GPS for, ahem…, working applications.

Cacher of the Month - October 2006

kruzrrr

kruzrrr
kruzrrr
  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. In November of 2001. My first cache was Burnside Cache.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. CBC Radio, there was a feature on DNTO and as part of the show they planted their own cache in Assiniboine Forest called DNTO2 The Hundred Acre Wood. Wasn’t able to find on my first try but was successful in May of ’02. It’s since been archived.

  5. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  6. Yes, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, California, Oregon, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa. As we write this, we are currently on a 13 state 9 day tour including South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.

Cacher of the Month - September 2006

slippery_1

slippery_1
slippery_1

First of all thank you to my nominator for this honor of being recognized as cacher of the month. I can think of many others who are equally deserving of this honor.
As a new cacher it just goes to show the respect that is given to everyone in this activity no matter how long you have been caching.

  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. In May/06 I had purchased a new GPS and knew very little about how to use it. A co-worker who is very active in the cubs/scouting movement knew someone who was an active Geocacher and asked him about it on my behalf. They in turn referred me to Geocaching.com and the rest is history. The addiction is real, the compassion is real etc.


Cacher of the Month - August 2006

Dragonfreys

Dragonfreys
Dragonfreys
  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

TurdleEggs

TurdleEggs
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!


Cacher of the Month - June 2006

ertyu

ertyu
ertyu
  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.