Cacher of the Month - July 2007

grnbrg

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grnbrg

  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?

  2. I've known about geocaching for a number of years, going back to (probably) the beginning of the sport. I have a vague recollection of trying to find (sans GPSr) a cache at one point, but I was unsuccessful, and do not remember what the name was, or where it was in the city. The concept seemed entertaining, but there were few caches to find, and I didn't have the cash to blow on an expensive toy anyway, so I shelved the idea. When I started working for Information Services and Technology at the University of Manitoba, one of my co-workers was (and still is) MHz. I knew she was a cacher, and that brought the hobby back to my mind, but GPSrs were still fairly expensive, and I was content to let it lie for some more time. Then finally, in August of 2005, I was browsing the web, and found that a local retailer was having a sale, and I could pick up a GPSr for $150, plus tax. A birthday present for myself was declared, and I had my first find that day at By The Riverside Two by The Old Bat and Junglehair.

Milestones achieved in June 2007

Congratulations to the following Manitoba MBGA members who have reached milestones during the past month.


MBGA
100 Finds


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200 Finds


MBGA
300 Finds


MBGA
400 Finds


MBGA
500 Finds


MBGA
700 Finds


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800 Finds


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900 Finds


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1100 Finds


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1200 Finds


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1300 Finds


MBGA
2200 Finds



MBGA Committe Meeting - June 22, 2007

Location: Grapes - Leon Center

Meeting called to order at 19:18 CDT.

Committee members present: Steven (ertyu), Peter (Peter & Gloria), Tim (TurdleEggs), Dani (dani_carriere), Jacques (OHMIC) and Sean (Dragonfreys).

Committee members not present: Nick (bevro), Tobey (3T's&aG), Ray (slippery_1), Sandra (junglehair), Paula (MHz)

Members present: Brian (grnbrg)

Milestones achieved in May 2007

Congratulations to the following Manitoba MBGA members who have reached milestones during the past month.


MBGA
100 Finds


MBGA
200 Finds


MBGA
300 Finds


MBGA
400 Finds


MBGA
500 Finds


MBGA
600 Finds


MBGA
700 Finds


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1000 Finds


MBGA
1100 Finds


MBGA
1200 Finds


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1300 Finds


MBGA
2100 Finds



Cacher of the Month - June 2007

TK421

TK421
TK421 - Cephas & Kelly
  1. You are known as a cacher who goes for the tough physical caches that require a bit of courage, what motivates you when the going gets rough?
  2. Well, this is really a 2 part answer. First and foremost, I don’t like going for a cache and not finding it. Actually, I hate it with a passion – If I know the cache is there, I’m going to find it, I’m very stubborn that way…. Second, I really like to find something that I feel like I worked for, anyone can find something stuck in a pine tree.

  3. When did you start Geocaching?
  4. Geocaching.com tells me that TK421 (which is my wife Kelly and myself) became a member on April 27, 2005, but really I was a geocacher at heart for much longer than that. I grew up with scavenger hunts / treasure hunts and roaming around in the bush looking for “stuff”, and I remember hearing about Geocaching when I was younger (and with no money to buy fancy toys like “GPS”) My wife just came along for the ride in the beginning, but has grown to love it as well.