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Milestones achieved in January 2011


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

MBGA
100
MBGA
200
MBGA
400
MBGA
500
MBGA
600
MBGA
700
MBGA
800
MBGA
900
MBGA
1100
MBGA
1200
MBGA
1500
MBGA
1600
MBGA
2700
MBGA
2900
MBGA
3600
MBGA
6000
MBGA
6100
MBGA
6200
MBGA
8200
   

If there are any errors or omissions please let us know as we may have inadvertently missed someone.

Cacher of the Month - January 2011

netleyhunter

netleyhunter

netleyhunter


Netleyhunter is another one of those cachers who was initially an enigma. You saw his logs, and heard his name, but you never saw him. Or, did you? Often clad in camouflage, he blends in to the wooded areas quite nicely. This ability was probably developed over the years of being a hunter. The first time I had met netleyhunter was after the first Oak Hammock Marsh "Caching the Marsh" event. Junglehair and I were in search of the easternmost cache of the day. As we approached the area, netleyhunter was leaving the area with a DNF look on his face. He joined us and we soon had the cache in hand. In the vein of "many hands make light work", we found that "many eyes make quick finds". I've gotten to know netleyhunter over the years. He is a great guy to be partnered up with for any of the OHM events as he knows the lay of the land, and a lot of the data on the birds. In the handful of times that I've cached with him, I've always had a great time and have always learned a thing or two.

Cache of the Month – December 2010

Give My Regards to Broadway

I started geocaching back in early 2006 and one of my first finds ever was Exchange District by TurdleEggs. I loved the idea of being able to disguise a cache in a high traffic area that is not only difficult for geocachers to find but undetectable to the unsuspecting muggle. I was hooked on geocaching.

I spent the next year thinking of ideas for what I thought would be a great cache. I wanted it to be hidden in plain sight, in a high traffic area and not look out of place. It had to be big enough to hold large objects and I had to be able to see it from my office window. Check, check, and check. I had one of those eureka moments and thought up an idea that just might work. I got to work on making the forms and was surprised at how quick and easy it was to make the outer container. After it was complete, I loaded it the trunk of my car and lugged it to the location on an early Sunday morning.

FoodNinja was the first to find and I e-mailed him immediately to get his thoughts on the cache. I was concerned that someone might mistake the container as a bomb (it is located across the street from a building that attracts crazy people). He assured me that it was fine. Since then, I have watched city crews pick up garbage and mow around it. I have seen countless cachers look for it, discover it, then dismiss it as not being the cache and then give up on finding it (all from the comforts of my office). That gives me great satisfaction. :-)

Thanks to everyone who has found the cache and loved it. I hope it last for many years more.

--MBeans

Cacher of the Month - December 2010

crackerjackie

crackerjackie

crackerjackie

Isn't our lovely Miss December resplendent in strawberry? Before I had met her, I had read her name in several logs. To this day, I cannot just say "crackerjackie" without repeating it at least three times "crackerjackie, crackerjackie, crackerjackie". I have no idea why, I just love the rhythm of the name. I, like many other people, thought that this cacher's name actually was Jackie. I was wrong. I've finally had an opportunity to meet her, and learn her true identity, and to hang out with her at many geocaching events, meetings, and outings. I remember one of the first times I was on a group outing with her, there was a mad rush between her, Wagonmaker and tuppergurl to be the first to find the cache. And I'm not talking *the* FTF, just the first from our group. It was hilarious watching them fall all over each other to get to the cache. I was very happy when she accepted a role on the 2010 MBGA Board of Directors, taking up the position of Training Coordinator. Always fun to be around, crackerjackie is a definite asset to our association.

Milestones achieved in December 2010

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

MBGA
100
MBGA
200
MBGA
300
MBGA
400
MBGA
500
MBGA
600
MBGA
700
MBGA
800
MBGA
900
MBGA
1000
MBGA
1300
MBGA
1400
MBGA
1900
MBGA
2000
MBGA
2200
MBGA
2500
MBGA
2600
MBGA
2700
MBGA
2800
MBGA
2900
MBGA
3000
MBGA
3100
MBGA
3200
MBGA
3300
MBGA
3400
MBGA
3500
MBGA
3600
MBGA
4000
MBGA
4900
MBGA
5900
MBGA
7100
MBGA
7200
MBGA
7300
MBGA
7400
MBGA
7500
MBGA
7600
MBGA
7700
MBGA
7800
MBGA
7900
MBGA
8000
MBGA
8100
 

If there are any errors or omissions please let us know as we may have inadvertently missed someone.

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