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Cacher of the Month - May 2006

MHz

MHz
MHz & Gord from Morris
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. Another geocacher, Razzputen, who is also a family friend, asked Gord to check out geocaching.com as he knew we had GPS units which we use for our amateur (ham) radio hobby. Gord told me about it and well we tried to find two different caches the very next weekend. That was on February 14, 2004. We didn’t succeed as we were little prepared for the mounds of snow and cold temps that day. The next time we went out, we were far more prepared and succeeded on every cache we tried to find and even met another cacher, Crooked Toe, at the cache sites of our first and second finds. It also seems fitting that the first cache we found, The Munsen Park Cache, was owned (now archived) by Razzputen.


Cacher of the Month - March 2006

polarbeardiggers

polarbeardiggers
polarbeardiggers & little digger
  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. We started in the month of May in 2004.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. In 2004, I just had purchased my first computer, eager to learn. We watched a weekend computer show on TV, when they did a spot on a couple with kids searching for treasure on the Vancouver shores with a GPS.. They listed the games web address.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. Just the idea of treasure hunting brings out the inner child in us all. Finding it with the GPS, and making trades, was thrilling enough. Then there was the race for first to finds. That made the game more exciting as well.


Cacher of the Month - February 2006

winnipegk5

winnipegk5
winnipegk5
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. I was shopping for a new gpsr on the Garmin website and followed the geocaching link they had posted on their home page.

  3. When did you start Geocaching?
  4. We found our first cache in November 2004 at Birdshill Park

  5. What is the meaning of your username?
  6. It was a message board name I have used in the past and refers to the Chevy K5 Blazer 4x4 trucks.

  7. At the time of this survey, how many finds/hides do you have to your name?
  8. We have 424 finds and 7 hides to date.

  9. What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?

Cacher of the Month - November 2005

Peter and Gloria

Peter and Gloria
Gloria and Peter
  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. April 1st, 2004 – The first day of Peter’s retirement.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. We already had a GPS and Peter saw a notice in the Selkirk Journal for a 2-evening Geocaching course. The geocaching.com web site was mentioned. He went to the web site and decided that he could figure this out without the course. Two days later we found Bur Oak.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. The Thrill of the Hunt, the new and interesting places that geocaching has taken us; the technology.


Cacher of the Month - September 2005

The-Stuntman

The-Stuntman
The-Stuntman
  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  2. About 2 years ago I saw a segment about geocaching on the Discovery Channel. Then about a year ago I got my first GPSR and stumbled onto Geocaching.com.

  3. When did you start Geocaching?
  4. I started caching on Oct 31/04 Halloween. What better time to sneaking around.

  5. What is the meaning of your username?
  6. Mostly a wanna-be. I was kind of a reckless youth and it was sort of a dream of mine to be a stuntman.

  7. At the time of this survey, how many finds/hides do you have to your name?
  8. Currently I have 240 finds. Only about 10 are locationless and the rest are all legwork. I have 12 caches hidden and only 1 is disabled.


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.