Cacher of the Month - April 2011
Several years ago the MBGA was approached by the Manitoba Metis Federation to train some of their executive on how to hide geocaches. Their goal was to host an event for their community that included a geocache hunt that took their members to areas significant to the Metis people. I was the representative of the board sent to assist them. Lynda was the first person I had met. She was very enthusiastic and had even prepped postcards describing historical landmarks that they were planning on using. Lynda soon became a fervent geocacher, placing many new caches around the city of Winnipeg and encorporating a lot of the Metis history into them. She has recently hit her 1,000th find after only 3 years in the game. Congratulations, Lynda!
- When did you start Geocaching?
- How did you find out about Geocaching?
- What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?
- Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
- Have you ever introduced someone to geocaching? If so, who?
- How do you describe the sport of Geocaching to your family and friends who haven't tried it yet?
- What are other interests or hobbies that you have (please go into detail / accomplishments)?
- What are some things you don't like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?
- What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?
- What is the most memorable cache that you have found (or tried to find?)?
- What, currently, is your favourite, unarchived Manitoba geocache?
- What is your favorite Caching Story?
- What is your most interesting item found in a cache?
- What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
- What kind of GPSr do you use?
- What methods do you use to avoid muggle detection?
- What is the meaning of your username?
- What was the most memorable travel bug that you have found?
- Which geocachers do you respect or standout to you the most?
- With whom do you normally go geocaching?
- If you could cache anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
- Is there a challenging local cache you have in your sights right now? Which one?
- Of your placed caches, which is your favorite? Why?
- What kind of books do you prefer to read? What was the last book you read?
- Can you play a musical instrument?
- How far from your house is the nearest unfound cache?
- Besides your GPSr, what other tools (electronic or otherwise), or software do you make use of?
- Do you use your GPSr for other reasons other than Geocaching?
- What is in your iPod/CD player right now?
I joined May 4, 2008 but didn't go for a find until May 21, 2008.
Metis Local meeting, then Dani
The adventure, exploration of the little known areas waiting to be found and finding something that people don't know is there hiding. Also the creativity of the hides.
No, but wish I could.
I got Cyn1967 into this sport, and talk to family and co-workers about it.
Searching for hidden containers with your GPSr, then I explain all the other stuff if they want to listen.
Watching people,reading, History, scrapbooking, walking, taking pictures .
I know I have one of them myself. Should I say "Pine Trees ", poorly maintained caches, cachers who don't carry extra supplies to help with full log books, and deleted DNF's because leaving them adds character to the finder and also the cache hide (admit your defeats)
So many, I guess the relics of the past, the White Shell, nice.
One of my favorites is Patriot Game (GCMNW4). I would never have explored the Legislative ground as much as I did.
Ha!! Chuckles!!! This would be the Tinder Circle (GC1FRXY) in the log story I didn't put in detail the middle part of the story. Well, here it is. After Cyn1967 booked off running and splashing up water as she went, my balance pole hit a thud so I stepped off the log. Cyn yelled, "what are you doing?" I replied, "listen!", pounding the pole on a dry mound. I then pulled another log and placed it where she decided to run for it. The cache log explains the rest.
Besides all the different TB's, a 1 oz flask that I made into a TB that eventually went missing.
Flash lights (pocket), automotive gear, extra log sheets and books, a temporary replacement cache, a safety whistle, you know, stuff to get at caches.
I use a etrex legend H
Mostly, I use digging in my back pack but sometimes the shoe thing.
It is me, a basic name my mom gave me.
That would be Veggie Peddler.
I would say that will be many in this sport but 1Queenand4Jokers have great themes and caches. The GeoPahkers for having the drive to get going on a new publish for FTF. And all other cachers who seem to be able to just sniff them out of its hide spot.
Usually go with Cyn1967, but usually myself. Cachers are usually sleeping when I leave in the morning.
Yehhhh!!! That would be Photo Edited (GC21RDH) is a challenge that I have laid aside for now .
I prefer Historical novels, History (local), Awareness, books that question what is already out there as we were taught. The last book I read was Goldie Locks for my Grandaughter.
I stick to the basics, my phone comes in handy when I am stumped at a cache.
I have used it to locate towns that no longer exist.
Don't care for an iPod. In the CD player, Black Eyed Peas