Cacher of the Month - December 2008

Tromelin

Tromelin
Tromelin

An import from Quebec, Tromelin has been geocaching since mid-2006. In that short time, he has found over 1800 caches. He is well-respected in our local geocaching community for the quality of the geocaches that he hides.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. Myself and geocachers Troop6 wanted to find a cave in the Niagara Escarpement. We thought we had coords to the entrance of a cave. We didn't find it but I had also put the coords for a multi called Eagles Nest; Cavern's Walk (GCX3K4). A great cache where you have to travel in crevice caves.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. Someone at work told me and other people about it, I wasn't paying much attention. Two years after, since I was getting a GPSr anyway, I figured I might as well try it.

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. I like the hiking and exploring new areas. There's always somewhere fascinating, sometimes around the corner.

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. France, The Netherlands, United States (California and Florida). For Canada: Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

  9. Have you ever introduced someone to geocaching? If so, who?
  10. I've introduced a few coworkers, one of them tried a few, but I don't know his caching name.

  11. How do you describe the sport of Geocaching to your family and friends who haven't tried it yet?
  12. I usually use the looking for Tupperware in the woods line.

  13. What are other interests or hobbies that you have (please go into detail / accomplishments)?
  14. For the past year, I haven't had many hobbies other than geocaching. I do enjoy caving when I get the chance.

  15. What are some things you don't like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?
  16. Nanos! Muggle infested areas! I guess those are fairly minor however.

  17. What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?
  18. Many, but in terms of unusual SCREAMING SKULLS (GCPJNV) come to mind, the artwork makes it rather unique and I would probably never have seen it without geocaching.

  19. What is the most memorable cache that you have found (or tried to find?)?
  20. I'll say Swinging Rope in the Whiteshell, this was just an insanely bad long hike for me.

  21. What is your most interesting item found in a cache?
  22. Kabuthunk's chain mail balls. His signature item is unique and I try to send them to other provinces.

  23. What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
  24. Spare batteries, pencil and lots of water on long hikes

  25. What kind of GPSr do you use?
  26. Garmin 60Cx, I really enjoy the topo maps and it's survived all my mishaps.

  27. What methods do you use to avoid muggle detection?
  28. Shoe tying lately. I usually just avoid and come back when it's not busy.

  29. What is the meaning of your username?
  30. It's an island 450 km east of Madagascar, but no real meaning.

  31. What was the most memorable travel bug that you have found?
  32. I love finding geocoins, but A-Lost-Pear TB jumps to my mind, just because of its weirdness.

  33. Which geocachers do you respect or standout to you the most?
  34. In particular, I really appreciate people that put a lot of efforts in their caches.

  35. With whom do you normally go geocaching?
  36. I usually geocache alone. I sometimes cache with Troop6 when I go for a visit.

  37. If you could cache anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
  38. Australia, but traveling anywhere would be fun.

  39. Is there a challenging local cache you have in your sights right now? Which one?
  40. I would guess Gneevil's Apology is still escaping me. I haven't quite done a completely satisfying search yet, but I fear I am missing the obvious.

  41. Of your placed caches, which is your favorite? Why?
  42. Snow Fantasy because I always wanted to find a cache like that.

  43. What kind of books do you prefer to read? What was the last book you read?
  44. Science Fiction. The Gilgamesh Epic.

  45. Can you play a musical instrument?
  46. No.

  47. How far from your house is the nearest unfound cache?
  48. An ICU cache 160 meters from home.

  49. Besides your GPSr, what other tools (electronic or otherwise), or software do you make use of?
  50. I use the Mapsource software to download loc files.

  51. Do you use your GPSr for other reasons other than Geocaching?
  52. No.

  53. What is in your iPod/CD player right now?
  54. Timely, a Yeah Yeah Yeahs song titled Maps is playing as I write this. I guess I've been listening to a lot of Apocalyptica lately.

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