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Geocacher of the Month Nominees for July 2013 – Add Your Comments

Eric Schudiske on August 2, 2013, 5:45 am

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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 geocaching community websites, to creative geocaches to inspiration for geocachers—these nominees for Featured Geocacher of the Month have it all.  They’re spread across two continents and have contributed more than two decades of geocaching know-how to the adventure. This is your opportunity to  help decide which will take home the earned, never for sale, Featured Geocacher of the Month geocoin (at left).

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

In June, fredrikhast, was named the Featured Geocacher of the Month for his use of use of multimedia to enhance the experience for geocachers visiting his geocaches.  One geocacher wrote, “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).”

fredrikhast - Geocacher of the Month for June 2013

fredrikhast – Geocacher of the Month for June 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 nominated geocacher that you feel should be awarded the title.

Each geocacher named below is already a winner and 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 Featured Geocacher of the Month honor.

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

 

De broekies

De broekies - Nominees for Featured Geocacher of the Mont

De broekies – Nominees for Featured Geocacher of the Month

RHCV aka Ruben H. says, “That’s Robert and his wife Hemma, both playing under the name De broekies. They have a community website called Globalcaching. It’s a fantastic website and for a lot of things in association with Geocaching.com.

The 1st of July the website existed 4 years now. Four years of giving a lot of themselves by giving a lot of opportunities to the local geocaching community. It’s not only about the website and the website’s forum, but also the tools and programs they offer us to use for free. A program called GAPP (Globalcaching APPlication) is now in action for more than a year. It’s really unbelievable what you can do with it. They also put a lot of effort and money in their website. And all this just to make geocaching a little bit more enjoyable over here. Even when it’s not always that easy to go on, because of some difficulties from time to time … they just keep on going and make it as enjoyable as possible for everybody!!!

So … for all the work they’ve done so far, all the effort, all the enjoyable moments on their forum, all the help we get from them and hopefully for some several years more … I want to nominate them as geocacher of the month. Please consider this nomination because they earn it more than words can tell.”

goblindust

Goblin Dust - Nominee for Featured Geocacher of the Month

goblindust – Nominee for Featured Geocacher of the Month

Debbie Eyman-Whitehead (TTUMS) writes, “Scott (goblindust) is fairly shy about his contribution to the caching community but, having been a part of one of his most technical caches and a co-host in several events, I can tell you, from a close up and personal perspective, that he puts his heart and soul into everything he does.  He’s one of the few people who are genuinely good and decent and kind from both a personal and caching standpoint.

Scott’s caches are known far and wide. He puts countless hours into making a cache creative and fun for everyone. Super Pages is just one example.  He wants you to find his caches and he wants you to have fun doing so.

The events he’s been involved in have always been with one express goal. “Lets have fun”.  In the case of the event that he threw for Jared, the Make a Wish boy, he proved that fun and good deeds go hand in hand.”

 

 

mollov

Mollov - Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Mollov – Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Hristo Dakov aka dakich says, “I would like to nominate Ivelin Mollov aka mollov  from Bulgaria. All it’s started back in 2010 when I first met him at the 10 years Geocaching.com event in Plovdiv. That was his first event that he organized and it was very good with a lot of caches and a lot of fun. Since then he hid more than 100 caches which is pretty much for our country. His contribution for the geocaching society in Bulgaria is huge, with his movies (about his geocaching adventures) and his stories about them, with the advertising around and last but the most important with his geocaches. His caches are always different and interesting I could say he manage to get the game to the next level around here.

He manage to combine his work as professor in Plovdiv University (biologic faculty) with the game. Always taking pictures of an animals and flowers, telling facts about them while we are searching for caches, with his knowledge about the environment he creates original caches. He even has a geocache hidden in front of his office.

Since then we have found so many caches together and he manage to invite more and more people to try this game.”

Comment below to tell us who you think should be the July Featured Geocacher of the Month. We will be accepting comments through August, 19.

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.

  • yaya2genesis

    I vote for Goblindust!!

  • daphm

    Goblindust! His caches are amazing and have brought many hours of fun to my friends and family! Even my sister, who only tolerates geocaching because everyone else likes it, gets excited when a new goblindust hide is published. :)

  • Златко Боюклиев

    I vote for Mollov

  • stani

    i vote for Mollov

  • kalin

    I vote for Mollov

  • v_tankova

    My vote goes to Mollov.

  • ivanatora

    I vote for Mollov.

  • Nelly

    I vote for Molllov.

  • Greta

    I vote for Mollov.

  • Skjal

    My vote is for “De Broekies”.

  • hi_life

    One vote for Mollov, Dzyn Team is here!

  • andrixnet

    I vote for Mollov! We met at an event in Bulgaria and since I have seen a lot of interesting caches, finds and stories from him.

  • Todor Malinov

    I vote for Mollov! I have seen a lot of interesting caches, finds and stories from him.

  • hrissssssssss

    I vote for Mollov

  • Janet Allen

    Goblindust! Goblindust! Goblindust!

    How many times can we vote?

  • tenekiaman

    I vote for Mollov. He is really in love with the game.

  • Stanislava Stananeva

    My vote goes for Mollov :)

  • tuo

    mollov – without any doubt! One of the greatest Bulgarian geocachers!

  • FTACH

    I vote for mollov.
    I enjoy a lot of his caches in bulgaria

  • cotek

    I vote
    mollov

  • Yana

    I vote for Mollov
    Cross the fingers to win :)

  • Mioritics

    My vote goes to Mollov. I found some of his cache – ALL of them were nice experiences

  • Didier Mercier

    Globalcaching is top.. so my vote goes to “De Broekies”

  • Nikolay Tasev

    Mollov for sure!!! He is not only one of the greatest geocachers in Bulgaria but all over the world. He is not only worthy to be the geocacher of the month but he deserves to be the Bulgarian cache reviewer. He is open always to help. He organizes very interesting and huge events with so much geocaches. He always promoting the game to new people and he plays the game from the beginning until now with unbelievable great passion!!! At least you can choose him for the GEOCACHER OF THE MONTH!!! You should choose him!!!

  • Theo Herber

    My vote? To De Broekies!. What can i say… i think nothing that hasn’t been said already. Way to go Broekies…

  • Swetla

    I vote for Mollov. I learned a lot from him. I like his caches-very attractive, very different and unique.

  • -messor-

    I vote for mollov. Last year I found some of his amazing caches in Plovdiv.

  • Стефан Креонов

    My vote goes to Mr. Mollov

  • l@ndser

    I vote for mollov.
    I’ve always admired his undying enthusiasm and good ideas for caches. Events organized by him are true celebration. But most want to support him because he is a good man and a great friend.
    Ivo, thank you for all the good experiences and the smiles that you gave us!

  • tolmaus

    When I first met goblindust, many moons ago, I knew that I had met a forever-caching-friend. Not only did he exemplify the attributes of a first-rate cacher, he was community oriented, compassionate, and oh, so much fun to just hang around with! If you have had the exquisite pleasure of finding a “goblindust cache”, you know exactly what I mean. Everyone one of his hides are not only special, they are ingenious. Cachers have been know to travel for miles just to get a goblindust cache (me included)!

  • GrievousAngel

    Goblindust!

  • Water Dreaming Woman

    Goblindust without a doubt !!

  • Lamoracke

    I mean, come on, look at the # of favorite points on Goblindust caches, people like his caches and make trips to find them. Folks copy his caches in different states. Voting for him.

  • Dennis Misenar

    well, click on their names and check out their geocaches, Perhaps you can make a good decision by doing that instead of just posting a name,

  • Dennis Misenar

    High 5 to Goblindust not only did he get me involved in cacheing, he has some of the highest rated favorites as well as some of the worlds best caches. He has hosted or helped host many events he takes the time to make very creative caches. when looking for his caches, something you wont find are lame lamp pole caches, (LLPC) what you will find is a cache that you will probably reward a favorite point too.

  • Aliciask

    Goblindust! Has made the game more fun!

  • Shop99er

    Goblindust!!

  • idajo2

    goblindust is a “beyond” creative geocache inventor/crafter/designer/artisan and an all-around terrific ambassador for the geocaching community. His caches (check out the favorite points on his caches!!) are LEGENDARY destination caches . . I’ve had geocaching friends visit – from all over the United States (Canada as well) and – when asked where they want to begin their Pacific Northwest geocaching adventures – often ask, “Are there any goblindust caches around here?!” (you bet there are!). goblindust is an “involved” geocacher . . he attends events, hosts events, works closely with community/business members around cache placements and is a credit to the geocaching community. My vote for Featured Geocacher of the Month is goblindust.

  • TheMcMorrows

    My vote is for the every quirky and very ingenious GoblinDust. He has some of the most favored caches in the Pacific Northwest..NOT JUST WASHINGTON STATE. I always look forward to a new publishing when his name is on it. He is a very humble (yeah right) but deserving cacher who puts lots of time and effort in to every cache he puts together. GOBLINDUST is very worthy of this honor

  • capola

    I vote for Mollov. He is the most original and active bulgarian geohider!

  • Donna Hale

    Hi Eric!!! It’s me, quadmommy. My vote for Geocacher of the Month is Goblindust.

    Scott is one of the most genuine guys I know. Super smart, not too cocky,and always willing to share a few geocache stories (more like tall tales). He makes events even better, not just for the adults, but for the kids, too. He makes you WANT to get outside and geocache!! His caches are so clever. Honestly, I haven’t found any of his Portland caches, but am making a special 3 hour road trip there just to grab them.

    Scott has the biggest heart. Who wouldn’t want him to be the “Featured Geocacher of the Month”? You know it’s really not about the numbers. This guy is One of a Kind and I am proud to know him.

  • SteadyPop

    Goblindust – Superpages – Nuff said

  • CoreyNJoey

    Goblindust for sure!! He has made some great caches around the Pacific Northwest, but the contributions to the community he has made are amazing!

  • mcrt

    One more vote for Goblindust. While I’m sure De broekies and mollov are great cachers Goblindust surely has them beat. He sets a high standard for creative caches. He has the number two cache in Oregon out of over 32,000 and three of the top twenty in Washington out of over 30,000 caches in the state. His caches have earned almost 2,000 favorite points. While people may think, oh his caches are close to Seattle, that is why they are so popular. It is actually an hour ferry ride or a 100 mile drive to get to them. His caches are destination caches. Well worth the journey.

  • leteca

    Mollov – no doubt! Admirations to his passion!

  • smellfooth

    +1 for

    De broekies

  • LongTreeCity

    De Broekies. Great site and many on-linetools and they are very helpfull for new geocachers.

  • Flet

    My vote goes to…De Broekies!

  • Zvezdelin

    I vote for Mollov

  • ErgoProxt

    My votes goes for Mollov!


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