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Cacher of the Month - April 2011

Lynda. L.

Lynda. L.
Lynda. L.

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!

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. I joined May 4, 2008 but didn't go for a find until May 21, 2008.

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. Metis Local meeting, then Dani

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

  7. Have you cached in any other provinces, countries?
  8. No, but wish I could.

  9. Have you ever introduced someone to geocaching? If so, who?
  10. I got Cyn1967 into this sport, and talk to family and co-workers about it.

  11. How do you describe the sport of Geocaching to your family and friends who haven't tried it yet?
  12. Searching for hidden containers with your GPSr, then I explain all the other stuff if they want to listen.

  13. What are other interests or hobbies that you have (please go into detail / accomplishments)?
  14. Watching people,reading, History, scrapbooking, walking, taking pictures .

  15. What are some things you don't like about geocaching? What are your pet peeves?
  16. 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)

  17. What is the most interesting/unusual place that geocaching has taken you?
  18. So many, I guess the relics of the past, the White Shell, nice.

  19. What is the most memorable cache that you have found (or tried to find?)?
  20. Gees Louise, Driving Me Nuts (GCNZGO)

  21. What, currently, is your favourite, unarchived Manitoba geocache?
  22. One of my favorites is Patriot Game (GCMNW4). I would never have explored the Legislative ground as much as I did.

  23. What is your favorite Caching Story?
  24. 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.

  25. What is your most interesting item found in a cache?
  26. Besides all the different TB's, a 1 oz flask that I made into a TB that eventually went missing.

  27. What items if any do you carry with you when you go on a hunt?
  28. Flash lights (pocket), automotive gear, extra log sheets and books, a temporary replacement cache, a safety whistle, you know, stuff to get at caches.

  29. What kind of GPSr do you use?
  30. I use a etrex legend H

  31. What methods do you use to avoid muggle detection?
  32. Mostly, I use digging in my back pack but sometimes the shoe thing.

  33. What is the meaning of your username?
  34. It is me, a basic name my mom gave me.

  35. What was the most memorable travel bug that you have found?
  36. That would be Veggie Peddler.

  37. Which geocachers do you respect or standout to you the most?
  38. 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.

  39. With whom do you normally go geocaching?
  40. Usually go with Cyn1967, but usually myself. Cachers are usually sleeping when I leave in the morning.

  41. If you could cache anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
  42. Anywhere, really.

  43. Is there a challenging local cache you have in your sights right now? Which one?
  44. Yehhhh!!! That would be Photo Edited (GC21RDH) is a challenge that I have laid aside for now .

  45. Of your placed caches, which is your favorite? Why?
  46. Well that would be 3 of them. One close to my heart, but for the game I would say Keeper of the Key (GC1GXHC),then Charlotte No Wilbur (GC1QVJH), because of the containers.

  47. What kind of books do you prefer to read? What was the last book you read?
  48. 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.

  49. Can you play a musical instrument?
  50. No.

  51. How far from your house is the nearest unfound cache?
  52. 0.94 Km

  53. Besides your GPSr, what other tools (electronic or otherwise), or software do you make use of?
  54. I stick to the basics, my phone comes in handy when I am stumped at a cache.

  55. Do you use your GPSr for other reasons other than Geocaching?
  56. I have used it to locate towns that no longer exist.

  57. What is in your iPod/CD player right now?
  58. Don't care for an iPod. In the CD player, Black Eyed Peas

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