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Announcing the November Featured Geocacher of the Month

The November Geocacher of the Month is known as the Elvis of the geocaching world, and over 130 geocachers agree. Congratulations to Ted, a.k.a. balkamper13 for being named November’s Featured Geocacher of the Month!

November Featured Geocacher of the Month, balkamper13

Balkamper13 is recognized for introducing and helping countless novice geocachers become caching addicts. He has donated quality homemade swag, time, and money to geocaching events. Ted has spent numerous hours teaching his secrets, and always invites new geocachers on geocaching adventures and events. He also shares his geocaching adventures and tips on this blog, LiveLoveCache.com.

A geocacher who cast a vote says, “balkamper13 helped get us started. We love finding his caches and his swag.  The first CSI series cache find had us hooked. I have never seen such creativity! The events he hosts are first class. I have known balkamper13 for about a year and I have never met a fellow cacher who puts his time, money, heart, and soul into this great hobby to make his fellow cachers’ experiences the best.”

Balkamper13 will receive a collector’s edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging his contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.

Thank you to the fellow November nominees and all those who supported them. The nominees not chosen as Featured Geocacher of the Month will receive a gift of appreciation from Groundspeak. See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here.

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The geocaching community is encouraged to re-nominate those who have yet to be honored as featured Geocacher of the Month. If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@groundspeak.comEvery nomination must meet the following requirements:

  • Your name, the name of your nominee, their username
  • A picture of the nominee
  • Description (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month.
  • Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award

Nominations for the December Featured Geocacher of the Month must be received by the end of the day on Friday, December 7th.

Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top three candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.

  • goblincamper2004

    That is awesome Ted, so how do you get so lucky to be nominated for geocacher of the month? Congratulations on being the geoccacher of the month. Keep on caching.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darcey.martinez.5 Darcey Martinez

    Thanks so much for all of your votes and support. Balkamper13 & I are planning our next caching trips to Arizona and Colorado to find the other nominees caches. Thanks so much, Ted is beyond excited and so I am this is a huge honor and we are so excited to have so much support and the best friends ever! THANKS and congrats to the others nominated, sound like all were well deserving!

  • madambutterfly1822

    Ted, so happy for you! Well deserved and then some!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/darcey.martinez.5 Darcey Martinez

    Thanks Madambutterfly1822…your vote was awesome. Ted is beyond thrilled and we are loving his excitment…we stopped calling him Ed with a T and now call him geocacher of the month! Thanks so much!

  • Chris Geertsen

    It’s so great to have a geocacher from Utah be selected as the geocacher of the month! Way to go balkamper13!!!

  • AZClaimjumper

    Congratulations, Ted, aka Balkamper13. I’ve bookmarked your CSI cache because it has so many FAVORITE points; IF I ever visit Utah I’ll definitely have to see IF you’ve hidden any geocaches near wherever I am.

    The November nominees made the month contest quite interesting because of the adjoining states represented, You in Utah, cschooner in Arizona & Of-Erad in Colorado.

    Anyway, I have your name & photo imbedded in my brain, I hope our geocaching paths cross someday.

  • cschooner

    Cschooner says well done Balkamper13. Much deserved honor from what I read. I would love to do some of your caches someday should I find myself in your neck of the woods.


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