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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 It’s since been archived.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.

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.