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Geocacher of the Month Nominess for June 2013 – Add Your Comments

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional)

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional)

From vlogging about geocaching, to geocaching events, to coveted geocache hides, the nominees for Featured Geocacher of the Month offer a custom-made welcome mat to new geocachers. They help craft unforgettable experiences. This is your opportunity to  help name the Featured Geocacher of the Month.

Each Featured Geocacher of the Month will receive an exclusive special edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, hat and profile icon. They’ll also receive a certificate acknowledging their contributions, signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.

In May, OHMIC was named the Featured Geocacher of the Month. OHMIC has been geocaching since 2008. One geocacher who commented about OHMIC wrote, “He has hosted many training sessions for new cachers and he has also organized numerous caching events. OHMIC’s annual Cache the Marsh event is a favourite of new and seasoned cachers alike, and is renowned around Manitoba.”

OHMIC - Geocacher of the Month May 2013

OHMIC – Geocacher of the Month May 2013

Now it’s your turn to help us select the next Featured Geocacher of the Month. Write a supportive comment at the bottom of this blog for the geocacher you feel should be awarded the title.

Each geocacher named below is already a winner. They will receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ. A panel of folks from Geocaching HQ will then use your comments to help guide the decision of which geocacher is awarded the Geocacher of the Month honor.

Here are your nominees for the June Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.

Cache Cracker Jacks

cache cracker jacks

Cache Cracker Jacks – Nominees for May Geocacher of the Month

 

Logan Childress, aka altosaxplayer, writes, “I would like to nominate Cache Cracker Jacks from Kingsport, TN… In the 14 months since they started caching, Tom and Dori have found over 1200 caches and placed 83 for others to find, a good portion of which are custom created containers…as well as an area favorite “Excalibur” which has so far received a favorite point from each cacher who has logged it.

They have introduced several individuals to the sport, chiefly through their weekly volunteer work at geocache friendly Bays Mountain Park, the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee, and their new monthly event initiative. So far in 2013, they have held an event each month except February, with the events for the rest of the year already planned and soon to be listed on the website. They work with local restaurants for hosting the events to bring cachers to places they perhaps haven’t been before and to support our local businesses.

They are doing this in hopes of fostering a feeling of family in our geocaching community as well as attracting non-cachers to the sport.”

 

 

fredrikhast

fredrikhast - nominee for Geocacher of the Month

fredrikhast – nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Jenny Nordqvist, aka jempas.se, writes, “I’d like to nominate the Swedish geocacher fredrikhast for Geocacher of the month! … Not only does he hold the record for most favourite points in his town, he also holds the 1st place in the entire state.

Numbers aside, Fredrik and his geocaching buddies in Team Cache Us If You Can frequently organizes events with elaborate themes, jam packed with fun stuff and breathtaking hides.

Fredrik often uses multimedia to enhance the experience for geocachers visiting his geocaches, whether it’s a trailer promoting the cache itself or building websites that expand the universe for the cache. It’s stuff like that that makes you want to log a cache twice! :)

As a father of a child with mental disabilities, I know he tries to put out hides to satisfy all types of geocachers, including the ones in a wheelchair.

Another thing Fredrik does for the geocaching community is vlogging about his geocaching adventures (Swedens only, in fact). I bet his videos are a big inspiration for beginners who just found out about this sport and go searching for info on Youtube!”

 

Bitzlav

BITZLAV - Nominees for Geocacher of the Month

BITZLAV – Nominees for Geocacher of the Month

RAVILLOIS nominates French geocachers Bitzlav for Featured Geocacher(s) of the Month. The couple has been geocaching since 2009. RAVILLOIS writes in French, “Bitzlav est connu en France, Lorraine, pour l’ingéniosité de ses caches. Au delà du nombre important de caches qu’il possède il rend le géocaching encore plus attrayant car il imagine sans cesse de nouvelles boites. Faire des caches de Bitzlav est devenu un sport national chez nous. Malgré tout, il a su rester modeste.

ENGLISH: “Bitzlav is known in France, Lorraine, for the ingenuity of their geocaches. Beyond the large number of geocaches, they have made ​​geocaching even more attractive because they are constantly imagining new geocache containers. Finding geocaches by Bitzlav has become a national sport here in France. Nevertheless, they still remain modest.”

Comment below to tell us who you think should be the June Featured Geocacher of the Month. We will be accepting comments through July, 17.

If your nominee wasn’t recognized here, please submit your nominations again next month. We’re always looking for the next Geocacher of the Month. To nominate a geocacher, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@geocaching.com and include the following information:

  • 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 Featured Geocacher of the Month

Please inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Nominations for the next Featured Geocacher of the Month should be received by July 15. Once Geocaching HQ has received the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so that we might learn from each other.

  • the-k’s

    We vote for the Cache Cracker Jacks

  • justjenni

    Cache Cracker Jacks get my vote. Event though I live in Iowa, I have been down to TN and appreciated the effort they take in every cache they place. And through FB I know how they strive to promote the sport/hobby/obsession. CCJ are truely worthy of the honor of cacher of the month!

  • Acepalm

    My vote goes to Fredrikhast

  • Gil Marr

    The Cache Cracker Jacks are a fun team from the wilds of far eastern Tennessee. I cast vote in their direction.

  • Backwoods Ang

    I enthusiastically vote for Cache Cracker Jacks !!!

  • Porknbeans

    Cache Cracker Jacks gets my vote!

  • biblemanrick

    My vote goes to CacheCrackerJacks!

  • mintolux

    fredrikhast has my Nye for the amazing work and caches.

  • fjelle

    I vote for fredrikhast

  • Mandalorian Steelers

    I have to vote Cache Crackerjacks. They make really cool caches, from traditional to multi to epic puzzles. If you think you’ve seen it all then try “White Noise (GC3WQK1)”. They do a lot of volunteer work at a local state park, Bays mountain and have placed lots of great and different caches there. My favorite cache of all is “Excalibur(GC3YJ27)” and it can be found there. They have monthly events during weekdays because most events are held on weekends and I work weekends. They brought me and my son into the game and I can attest they really love the game, and help out any one who needs help. When cachers have came in from out of town, they have volunteered to be like tour guides to all the great caches in their area. Above all else, we are blessed to call them friends.

  • Jette Gustafsson

    Fredrikhast has my vote :)

  • pinkunicorn

    I vote for fredrikhast.

  • Les axonais

    Je vote pour l’équipe Bitzlav

  • Jakob Stuart

    Fredrikhast should be geocacher of the month June 2013

  • Jerpa

    +1 Fredrik Hast

  • Jan Ove

    My vote go to Fredrik Hast ;)

  • Daru

    Bravo les voisins lorrains j’espère faire encore vos belles boîtes à binetôt
    Daru

  • Backisback

    fredrikhast the cacher in Sundsvall that puts out the most Amazing things you can imagine…
    fredrikhast 4 persident!

  • emma_bovary

    Cache Cracker Jacks our area is so beautiful and folks that try to get more people involved in getting out and enjoying it are doing the whole world a favor :)

  • KORSARKOFF

    fredrikhast! :-)

  • afb

    Cache Cracker Jacks

  • Stephen Winchell

    CCJ all the way! I would love to get the Excalibur!!!

  • Olle Oljud

    My vote goes to Fredrik Hast.

  • Grey rider

    Cache Cracker Jacks!

  • Mkliner

    I say Cache Cracker Jacks!!

  • Ethan Robison

    I can’t think of anyone who cares more about the game than The Cache Cracker Jacks. They welcomed me into the world of geocaching, and it is more fun than I ever expected. They put so much time and concern into what they make. They space out Park and Grabs with extraordinary puzzles and multi caches. I never expected anyone so nice to be doing something so cool. And from what I hear, The Cache Cracker Jacks have no plans on slowing down.
    CCJ knows how to play,
    Trophonios Tracker

  • Ari Mendelson

    I vote for fredrikhast!

  • Andreas Almberg

    Fredrik hast Will have my note. He has the favorit list highscore fore a reason.

  • Andreas Almberg

    Fredrik Hast Will have my wote. Why…. Well he have favorit points highscore fore a reason.

  • Bill James “redrock333″

    my pic would be for Cache Cracker Jacks from Kingsport, TN because being some what local to me i see the cache’s they plant around here and the events they host to promote to try and bring in people to the hobby

  • Ad van Groeningen

    Fredrikhast. A bit more then a year ago I moved from The Netherlands to Sundsvall and decided to start geocaching again to explore the region. Not only did i find out that there’s a lot caches around in the area, most are actually of very high quality and many are being placed and maintained by the most active team I ever saw before. It felt like ending up in GeoCaching paradise. Fredrik and his team motivate both geocachers and other cache owners to get the most out of their hobby. Fredrik and his team have really succeeded in bonding all active geocachers in the region with their events and endless stream of quality caches.

  • dirtdobbers

    Cache Cracker Jacks!! I am planning to go up there to find “Excalibur” for my next milestone and grab the 100 day streak cache as well. Have heard many good things about these guys. GO CCJ!

  • Håkan Thelin

    I vote for fredrikhast. Been following his vlogg.

  • mrPunx

    I vote for Fredrikhast!

  • Elisabeth Hast

    I vote for Fredrik Hast. When he does something he likes, he burns for that!

  • Calle Hedström

    fredrikhast for all his inspiring vloggs

  • Jan Strandqvist

    Fredrik Hast, the Geocache Wizard of Punksvall!

  • TEAM LORE57310

    [:)][:)][:)] B I T Z L A V [:)][:)][:)] des camouflages plus ingénieux les uns que les autres,ils nous font découvrir des endroits magnifique dans chacune de leurs caches. toute la team Lore se joint à moi pour voter pour ce couple de géocacheurs vraiment sympathique et génereux… si il devrait y avoir un mot synonyme de géocaching….. c’est BITZLAV [;)]

  • Prestonsfolk

    My vote is for Fredrikhast. Having so many favorite points for his caches means that each is created with TLC and a lot of imagination. People like him inspire me to do my best and to have fun Geocaching. It’s people like Fredrikhast that make the Geocaching community a great group to belong to.

  • Jocke Asplund

    I Think Fredrikhast should get the titel geocacher of the month för all of his adventure in geocaching.

  • Marcus Edlund

    I put my vote for Fredrikhast.

  • Ravillois

    Bitzlav bien entendu, sa femme me taperait si je ne vote pas pour lui :)

  • OTB

    My vote goes to CCJ for helping to bring together a geocaching community.

  • Johan Olsson

    Fredrik Hast should win!!!

  • Lisa

    Fredrikhast without a doubt! :)

  • Bitzlav

    Nous sommes très touchés de lire tous les logs de nos amis géocacheurs de France ou d’ailleurs. Un GRAND MERCI à tous – Etre nominés est déjà un honneur. Bonne chance aux équipes

    We are touched to read all the logs of our friends géocacheurs of France or moreover. One THANK YOU in all – To Be nominated is already an honor. Good luck to the teams

  • Elisabeth Hast

    I vote for Fredrik Hast

  • Pejlert

    Fredrik for ever!

  • mmjet

    I vote for Cache Cracker jacks

  • Christoffer Schmidt

    Fredrikhast have enhanced my geocaching experience thé most of all cachers! Keep up the good work!


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