Cacher of the Month - August 2010

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lap (far left) with his grandsons and son-in-law.


I remember back to mid-2005 when a series of caches started to pop up in the Morden area of the province. At the time, there were not many caches in this area. I think that lap has single-handedly increased the geo-tourism in the area. Many caching excursions have been planned to find all the caches in SouthWestern Manitoba with a lot of focus being placed in this area. Fast forward to 2010 and we now have many other cachers hiding in this area, and it's still a destination for caching weekends. With the Morden Corn and Apple festival having just completed, I'm sure he's seen more hits on his caches.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. 2000

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. My son intoduced me to the game

  5. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
  6. The challenge

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. In 4 provinces and 5 States

  9. Have you ever introduced someone to geocaching? If so, who?
  10. Yes, Bob Billings and Max Friesen

  11. How do you describe the sport of Geocaching to your family and friends who haven't tried it yet?
  12. I call it "High profile treasure hunt".

  13. What are other interests or hobbies that you have (please go into detail / accomplishments)?
  14. I Golf, Read, and Hike

  15. What are some things you don't like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?
  16. None, really.

  17. What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?
  18. In a reserve in Lakeland, Florida

  19. What is the most memorable cache that you have found (or tried to find?)?
  20. My first cache in Lake Parker, Florida

  21. What is your favorite Caching Story?
  22. Walking to where I thought the cache was and nearly stepped on alligator. (Editor's note: Eek!)

  23. What is your most interesting item found in a cache?
  24. A set of socket wrenches

  25. What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
  26. Camera, cell phone, batteries, and bottle of water

  27. What kind of GPSr do you use?
  28. Garmin

  29. What methods do you use to avoid muggle detection?
  30. None. Today you can do most anything and people pay very little attention

  31. What is the meaning of your username?
  32. It has no meaning, just made it up

  33. What was the most memorable travel bug that you have found?
  34. Slap Shot to be put in every Province and State with an NHL team

  35. Which geocachers do you respect or standout to you the most?
  36. Macdonr

  37. With whom do you normally go geocaching?
  38. I usally go by myself

  39. If you could cache anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
  40. Australia

  41. Is there a challenging local cache you have in your sights right now? Which one?
  42. Morton School

  43. Of your placed caches, which is your favorite? Why?
  44. Historic Mansions. It covers the town where I live

  45. What kind of books do you prefer to read? What was the last book you read?
  46. True life stories like "Father To THe Fatherless"

  47. Can you play a musical instrument?
  48. I play acoustic guitar and madolin

  49. How far from your house is the nearest unfound cache?
  50. 7 miles

  51. Do you use your GPSr for other reasons other than Geocaching?
  52. I use one for golfing and driving

  53. What is in your iPod/CD player right now?
  54. Gospel music

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