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Cacher of the Month - August 2005

MLKoop

MLKoop
The M in MLKoop
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. I was browsing through an outdoor magazine in our local library when I came across an article about geocaching. We’re always on the lookout for interesting spots to go hiking and this looked like a good source of ideas. I looked up the Geocaching website, recognized the potential and started researching GPSrs immediately.

  3. When did you start Geocaching?
  4. We logged our first find on April 26, 2003. We actually started by going to the Assiniboine Park and looking for the Courts Cache. Of course it had been muggled. Not a great start. Next we went to Beaudry Park were we successfully located The Last of the Manitoba ENTS. We tried to find the other nearby cache, The Big Stick, but all we could find was a large pile of sawdust. Fortunately, The Big Stick was in another tree.


Cacher of the Month - July 2005

gumpy

gumpy
gumpy
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. When I was purchasing a gps unit to use for fishing/hunting I was told about it and it sounded interesting. So much so that unlike usual I actually looked up the website when I got back home. I tried a couple of caches even before I got my unit and I have been hooked since.

  3. When did you start Geocaching?
  4. March 20, 2004 and it was the Munson park cache which has now been archived.

  5. What is the meaning of your username?
  6. I used that name for Yahoo chat lines years before Geocaching. Back then I went with it because Forest Gump was a popular movie but Gump was already taken so I changed it to Gumpy. Now I go by Gumpy when Geocaching or by the man by the name of Gump


Cacher of the Month - June 2005

junglehair

junglehair
junglehair
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. After spending the summer (2000) doing GPS fieldwork for Ducks Unlimited in Minnesota, I wanted to get a GPS unit of my own. I had no idea what I’d use it for, but I wanted one anyway. I searched the Internet for information on GPS units and came across the Geocaching.com site. I thought that sounded really cool and wanted to join, but the GPS units were several hundred dollars at the time. Having just finished school, my finances were a bit tight, so I didn’t order one right away. There was a great deal of information in the forums about what type of GPS unit to buy. At the time, the two most popular ones were the Garmin 12 and the Magellan 315. I was leaning toward the Garmin unit since one person had wrote that it seemed to be more rugged than the Magellan one.


Cacher of the Month - May 2005

1Queenand4Jokers

1Queenand4Jokers
Back row: Joker 1, Queen
Front row: Joker 3, Joker 2, Joker 4
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. One day, in May 2004, I (the Queen) did an Internet search on GPS and games for my beloved hubby, Joker 1. He wanted to teach a course on high tech geography (G.I.S. etc) and needed some background information. Lo and behold I stumbled onto the geocaching.com website.

  3. When did you start Geocaching?
  4. We started geocaching in July 2004 a day after our oldest son bought a Gpsr with his 10th birthday money from friends. Our first cache was in Steinbach called "Stony Brook Cache" by riyehn . The GPS signals were wacky and our crew of five looked in all the wrong places and found it within ½ an hour by luck.