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August Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

Eric Schudiske on September 6, 2013, 3:42 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)

A finder that’s also a hider, a hider that’s done plenty of finding, and then a newer hider/finder that’s using YouTube to connect to new geocachers. The nominees for Geocacher of the Month are all that and hail from three different powerhouse geocaching countries. This is your opportunity to  help decide which will take home the earned, never for sale, 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 July, Mollov was officially named the Geocacher of the Month.

Mollov – Geocacher of the Month

One comment showed Mollov’s 360 degree passion for geocaching and its community, “Mollov is one of the most active geocachers in Bulgaria I know and probably the most enthusiastic one as well. His geocaching activities do not end with finding, hiding and maintaining geocaches. If you have seen any of his geocaching adventures on Youtube, or read any of his geocaching articles on his blog, or attended any of the events organized by him, then you probably know why Mollov deserves to be selected as Geocacher of the Month.”

Now it’s your turn to help us select the next 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 Geocacher of the Month honor.

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

Richard E

Rich E, Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Rich E, Nominee for Geocacher of the Month with his geocache Tinman (GC3JAY4)

Linda Wheeler writes, “Hi, I would like to nominate Richard Wheeler.  Richard E has found over 27,000 caches so far, has geocached in every state in the continental US and has hidden 252 caches.  Richard E has many unique and clever hides.  He has several series caches placed such as the Wizard of Oz series and NY plowboy as well as a Popeye series and caches dedicated to local cachers.

Richard E discovered geocaching thanks to me, his daughter.  I told him about it and he said he would find one just to see what it was all about.  That was it for him!  He is frequently accompanied by his lovely wife, Nancy who is also known as LadyBugNY.

She is a fantastic cacher in her own right having logged over 24,500 caches and has hidden 18.  If you ask any cacher in the area if they know Richard E, they will more than likely say yes!”

 

 die Helden

die Helden - (couple on right) Nominees for Geocachers of the Month

die Helden – (couple on right) Nominees for Geocachers of the Month

Heather Bull aka Cache on Wheels writes, “My family and I would all like to nominate Die Helden for Geocachers of the month (Helden is their family name and also means Heroes in German)

We contacted Die Helden – Gehard & Heidi from our home in Dorset, UK, prior to our holiday to inquire how accessible their caches are as I have reduced mobility and we really wanted to do some of their caches, especially Geist of Hagen. We saw this had over 4,000 found logs and over 1,000 favourite points (FP).

We exchanged lots of emails and they have really helped us by arranging a suitable route for us to take to be the most accessible for me with my wheelchair.

They also went out of their way and gave up their day to accompany us with their daughter and grandson to help translate to English and guide us along the best route so I could access the caches with my wheelchair… They have also provided fantastic caches that provide information of historic interest, take you to wonderful locations in a beautiful place, awesome caches that are brilliant for children of all ages with a wide variety of physical,  electronic visual and audio effects.”

Dr Evil.

Dr Evil. - Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Dr Evil. – Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Laura Standen writes, “Hi i would like to nominate Dr Evil. from London, England as geocacher of the month. Since 2011 Dr Evil has found 406 caches and hidden 39, his own caches are something everyone talks about around the south east of England, they are mostly child friendly but there is a few challenging ones for us adults too.

He has also introduced lots of people to this wonderful sport we play. I’m one of those cachers who he helped. When I first starting out He took me under his wing and showed me the ropes, some people care about the numbers, Paul is not one of those he is more about the quality of the caches he puts out rather than the numbers. One of his caches is in the top 200 caches in England for the amount of fave points it has. Paul also makes events in the area for like minded people to join him on his caching adventures

Paul also uses YouTube to show off his geocaching adventures, he vlogs every week. He gets a lot messages from beginners saying how he has inspired them to make better caches or start up a event.”

 

 

Comment below to tell us who you think should be the August Geocacher of the Month. We will be accepting comments through September 20.

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 September 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.

  • prussel

    Die Helden: If someone asks someone for a recommendation in the middle of Germany you will very often hear: Make a cache of Die Helden, these are perfect. I agree truely!!!

  • PalgravePosse

    Dr Evil for me! He’s a cacher for cachers!

  • Adam Inster

    Dr Evil is a great geocacher, i have only done a few of his caches but they are great, I have only just found out about his videos, but ive watched a few in the last half an hour and they make me want to go out and find some caches! Just a shame its dark and raining haha

    Dr Evil all the way.

  • mrstamil

    Richard E without a doubt! 1st thing I do after signing in on a cache, is see if RichardE was the ftf. He almost always is!

  • RenMIn

    The implication of adding comments is that Groundspeak may take them into consideration before a decision is made. I agree that it doesn’t appear as if they want “votes” just supportive comments. I will also use this space to say geocaching includes putting out great hides but also supporting hides to (of any caliber). Richard E’s finds far surpase the other cachers and that, I feel, needs to way heavily into the decision. I appreciate cachers who find my caches just as much as I appreciate cachers who put out great hides. I will also say that longevity should be considered. How long has the cacher been active? That proves that are committed to the hobby and thus deserving of the above recognition. Again, Richard E takes the cake. These are not votes just comments to help Groundspeak make their decision.

  • phillip c

    Dr. Evil gets my vote

  • Catherine Hall

    Wow! It’s really hard this month! I think Dr Evil deserves it after checking out his profile and twitter page it looks like he does alot for the sport.

  • whtwolfden

    As a great supporter of the E.T. Highway and all we do, I gotta vote for Richard E.

  • Mar’s

    Richard E. for the Tin Man cache.

  • buttons301

    Go Dr. Evil!

  • MillerDude

    My vote goes to Richard E !!!

  • PurleySim

    I think the award should go to Dr Evil. I know he has not been caching for as long as the other two or has 10,000+ caches under his belt but he shows so much passion in whatever he puts out. I know recently his partner has had a baby but he is still out there giving it his all. Geocaching is about passion, creating cool hides for others to find and bringing people to places the never knew existed, Dr Evil does that in nearly every cache he puts out , its not all about the numbers and i hope groundspeak remember that when making there decision.

  • FMJ

    Richard E!

  • Striza

    I vote for Richard E! He is a well known Geocacher that brings a lot to the Geocaching Community.

  • Bryan Dayton

    My vote is for Richard E. I have cached with Richard and his integrity and honesty is above reproach.
    His skill at creating caches is very imaginative.

  • Chunkymunky06

    I vote for Richard!! Great guy, great cacher, and his daughter is hot! ;-)

  • mr.volkswagen

    I am voting for Richard E., not only does he have a lot of finds but has some pretty good hides. Keep them coming Richard

  • Barbara Powell Adams

    i VOTE FOR RICHARDE

  • WallynSC

    Richard E is the man, he is what it’s all about.

  • LouisiannaCacher

    Richard E is the one who introduced me to Geocaching. I vote for him.

  • survivorone

    RichardE came to see me in the hospital after my heart surgery and showed me that he hid a cache in my name. I believe that got me through my hard time in recovery. Thanks Richard. My vote is for RICHARD E!

  • MuggleN0More

    Richard E is the man worthy of Geocacher of the Month!

  • Justin Greer

    Richard E gets my vote!

  • Thatguy751

    Richard E! Loved the Wizard of Oz!

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  • Darcey

    Congrats all nominees…such an honor. Would vote for you all but since I only have one vote….going to RichardE. Great tin man and other series. Love quality over quanity.

  • Sean Sharrow

    Richard E has my vote. I look forward to seeing what he has in store for future hides.

  • New in KC

    So…I looked RichardE up to see a few that he had hidden. Oops, he has chosen to only allow Premium Member view. Ok, we will try another. Same thing. Weird considering how helpful to newbies and really anyone. That did not seem very friendly or helpful for someone getting started. Think I will check out Dr. Evil and die Helden. I realize their caches won’t be something I can search for since I am in the US but maybe they are more friendly to everyone. Sorry, I was all for RichardE until I checked him out myself….well, what I could check out anyway. :(

  • Dean

    It’s got to be Dr Evil, his caches are fantastic.

  • JOEs CraB Shack

    RICHARD E!!!! He’s our man! If can’t do it, no one can!!

  • Moon Pie Mafia

    My vote goes to
    Richard E

  • JellyBean

    Dr Evil is the embodiment of what caching is all about.

    Dr Evil’s caches have got that little extra! Great places, amazing stories and a lot of work and love put into his caches makes you feel fantastic when you have logged them! He is always willing to help out new cachers or organize a caching meets for other cachers.

  • Paul (Dr Evil)

    Id just like to say I’m very humbled and honored to be even be mentioned as geocacher of the month. I’ve truly been blessed with an amazing group of friends I’ve met through geocaching. Good luck to die Helden & Richard E, win or lose, it is an honor, im forever grateful for all the positive comments I’ve received, Thank you for your support, this nomination won’t go unnoticed, trust me on that one. :) Dr Evil

  • Sonny

    I have only been geocaching for about a year, but that’s enough to learn that there are some very active geocachers out there, and that many of them are really working hard to make this a fun thing for everyone, and Dr Evil is one of them!!

  • Lily

    My vote is for dr evil. One can’t help but be interested in geocaching after meeting Paul and observing his excitement and passion about it. He puts so much detail, time, thought and effort into his caches. He loves what he does and he wants others to love it just as much as he does.

  • Katherine Gwozdz

    Richard E is definitely the embodiment of a well-rounded, honest, and true geocacher!!! He not only has over 27,400 finds throughout the entire continental USA, he also has created and maintained some of the highest quality caches to find for everyone else in the geocaching community to enjoy finding!!! Richard E has a lot of fun finding caches as well as creating them, for example his “TinMan” cache which he spent an entire winter building, making sure to address the smallest details such as the heart, the hands, the setting, etc.

    Richard E also loves to share his geocaching adventures and hear about the adventures of other cachers he meets at events or on the trails. He’s always willing to help cachers whenever he can, whether it’s in the woods or by phone.

    Richard E is truly deserving of recognition as Geocacher of the Month!!!

  • Cacher shak

    Dr evil is the one! He’s a great cacher

  • whiskywhiskymac

    I cannot speak highly enough of Dr Evil and feel that, unquestionably, he should win the August Geocacher of the Month. His caches are alway unique, fun and appeal to a wide range of ages. He is very friendly and supportive of anyone searching and also very conscientious in the maintenance of the hides (he will quickly repair them if there are every any reported problems).

    I think one of the biggest draws is the fact that the Dr Evil geocaches always have a twist – which makes me go out of my way to search for them.

  • Sealtastic

    Richard E!!!

  • Eva

    Richard E is the one b

  • Emily

    I’m casting a vote for Dr. Evil. He has a great online presence that shows his dedication to geocaching and his ability to get others excited too. That’s always a great person to have representing the game!

  • lmn

    dr evil

  • Jolly Geos

    My vote goes to Richard E for his astounding number of caches both hidden and found, plus the creativity of the caches he creates. He clearly has a true passion for it and the people of the geocaching community. Bravo!

  • Scott Bishop

    Richard E for me ! Gotta support the crew !

  • Joey

    I vote for Dr Evil, his caches are fun and he is a really nice guy who will help you out. Dr evil for geocacher of the month!!!!

  • Pam Mitchell

    Richard E should win because he is very caring and always willing to help! I’ve actually met him at events and its always great conversation. His ideas for cache placement and containers ie tinman are very creative and helps fellow cachers remain very excited for getting another smiley!

  • Darick

    Dr. Evil gets my vote… his geocaching vlog is the bomb!

  • Gareth Jones

    Dr Evil is THE man, or should that be half man, half caching machine :) Seriously people, he’s a great guy, always happy and cheerful, willing to help others and sets great caches for experienced cachers and those with less experience. This award could not go to a better person. Remember, it’s not all about the numbers!


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