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October Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comment

Eric Schudiske on November 20, 2013, 2:36 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 geocache owner with seven different geocache types, a couple that teaches boy scouts and girl scouts about geocaching, and a geocacher with five geocaches, each of which that have north of 100 Favorite Points—those are the nominees for the October Geocacher of the Month award.

We’re honoring each of the nominees by featuring them on the Geocaching Blog for their contributions to the greater geocaching community. Each will receive worldwide recognition and a prize package from Geocaching HQ in Seattle. Which of these nominees will be named Geocacher of the Month?

This is your opportunity to  help decide who 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 a profile icon. They’ll also receive a certificate acknowledging their contributions, signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.

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Old Navy – Geocacher of the Month – September

In September, Old Navy was named Geocacher of the Month.

One comment details Old Navy’s near decade-long commitment to the geocaching community, “He has done so much for the Geocaching community and goes above and beyond, whether it’s hiding quality caches or event planning as part of Northern New Jersey Cachers (NNJC) or working with local municipalities and parks to introduce geocaching to so many people. As Geocaching continues to grow in leaps and bounds over the years Old Navy has been there in Geo101 introduction classes to bring new people into the sport.”

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. 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 October Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.

Mic68

mic 68 - Geocacher of the Month nominee

mic 68 – Geocacher of the Month nominee

Dr. Christian Janiesch, aka famerlor_dragon, writes, “mic68 has produced some of the finest and best maintained caches in the area of Karlsruhe, Germany, for the past five(!) years. People from afar come particularly for these caches. All of his caches are very family friendly, inspiring, and even include fallback stages if any of the flashing, buzzing or moving electronic gadgets fails. All of his main multi and mystery caches are among the best most of us will ever see in the life as a geocacher. He must have put countless hours into planning, constructing, placing, and maintaining his stages.
It is hard to describe the inner beauty of any of them without spoiling any of it. There is a multi cache about knights and dragons, there is one on aliens and his newest most perfect installment is about a mysterious white woman. All of them are set outside the city and make great walk through the woods and fields of the area. All of his multis have more than half a dozen stages each and keep you busy for 3 to 6 hours depending on your skill in finding and figuring out the ingenious gimmicks he throws at you. I am not particularly good at praising people, but his caches are the reason why this hobby is so popular. His caches are worth a lot more than a 100 lamp post caches. I think this should be recognized.”

 Rat & Mushroom

Rat & Mushroom Nominees for Geocacher of the Month

Rat & Mushroom Nominees for Geocacher of the Month

Samantha Holt says, “This is my mom and dad, they are both 63 years old. They have been caching for 9 years and have involved our whole family to include the grand kids. Dad lost a significant amount of his hearing about the time they started to cache. Caching has allowed them to continue to be very active and involved with the community and their friends.  They love to place ammo cans and unique cache hides. They have held several events to include a sweet-heart event during February. They have cached the states and several countries, to include Spain, Mexico, Gibraltar, Jamaica, Panama, Costa Rica, and  Germany. No matter where dad goes he can find a cache! He has taught many people how to cache and how to be a good cacher. Their license plate reads FIGS SL – Found in Good Shape, Signed Log. They have hiked, biked, canoed, drove, walked, crawled, boated, swam, quad-ed, jeeped, rock climbed, and waded through who  knows what to get to caches.   Rat & Mushroom deserve this award for their love of the adventure and their joy of sharing the caching experience with their close friends and family and whoever else walks up and asks them, “What are you looking for?” They are great people, I love you mom and dad! Good Luck on winning Geo-cachers of the month!”

Kenny25

 

Kenny25 - Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Kenny25 – Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Kenny25 is a rare geocache owner because he owns seven different geocache types, from an EarthCache to a CITO Event to Multi-Caches. Thierry Schnekenburger writes (translated from French) “I vote for cyril Lhomme / kenny25.  He deserves the title of Geocacher of the Month because he is a dedicated and passionate about geocaching and especially about other geocaches. He did not hesitate to organize events for the sole purpose of bringing us together to share moments of togetherness, happiness away from the cares of everyday life.

4 May he organized the flashmob for everyone to have the memory, we thought we would, he did it!
11 and 12, he organized the 5th event “ricolades of the Doubs” with such enthusiasm that it’s nice to see and just for that he deserves the title. This is a great guy!”
Comment below to tell us who you think should be the October Geocacher of the Month. We will be accepting comments through November 30.

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 December 3. 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.

  • Wo_ischas_blus?

    Comment #350: There are a few caches you won´t forget in your whole cacher-life. “Die Sage von der Haselhexe” of Mic68 is one of them. Great idea, my Kids (and I) enjoyed it really very much!
    Thumbs up for Mic68!

  • jeromedax

    Definitly Mic68 – we made his dragonheart – a wonderful multi.
    Thanks for that experiance.

  • Titine21

    I vote for kenny25. His caches are wonderful!

  • SUFPILA

    I vote for kenny25, thank you to him and his friends for organizing Ricolades.

  • toofoolkan

    I vote for Kenny25. A great geocacher ;-)
    Good luck…

  • 5Schwaben

    We found Mic68 Wrackteilchen #16 during winter time. Despite the cold, we were just overwhelmed by the level of detail and the complexity of its function. This is what makes geocaching so exciting. – Great stuff.

  • Panniban

    I vote for Mic68 because Dragonheart is one of my favotite Caches with my Whole family.
    Go forward with such fine Caches and don’t forget to make it posible for all Non-Premiums ( like me) also.
    ( Thanks for Your Link)
    I think we will meet again :-)
    Panniban

  • LOLA 7806 DSH

    I vote for Mic68! Their Caches are great!

  • DerGallier

    of course mic68

  • mid2

    mic68 is our clear favorite, as they have put caches that are unparalleled! They were wonderful, sophisticated, unique and highlights of our past five years Geocaching! We are looking forward to the adventures that is mic68 will prepare for us …
    mic68 have spend a lot of time and passion for their caches so that they deserve the title this month!

  • SH+Hund

    Mic68! One of the best caches with great stages!

  • SnoopyTroop

    We have done now more than 2000 caches and with most of them it is just: you read the listing, you find the cache, you log it and after some time you cannot remember any details. Some caches have a nice listing, others a nice story, a well-chosen hiding-place, some nice decoration or handicraft at the stages, tricky riddles or an amazing final. And sometimes you are really lucky and you find a cache that has got everything!

    Dragonheart was one of these caches. Over a year has passed since we have enjoyed this wonderful multi-cache, but we still
    can remember several stages. If we close our eyes we even can see them right in front of us and it still makes us smile. Caches like this make our hobby something special and we are already looking forward to doing all the other caches of Mic68!

  • SilverStrip

    Our support goes to Mic68 …… he deserves more than only one favourite point for each of his caches

  • Der Bergbauernwirt

    we vote for Mic68
    see you next time at the “Bergbauernwirt”

  • panisa

    mic68! great stories with beautiful stories.

  • GPMax

    Sry ich schreibe mal lieber in german:

    Also wir haben in einem vergangenen “Bergurlaub” u.a. Cache von “Mic68″ gesucht und müssen sagen, dass wir immer noch im Nachhinein begeistert sind. Der Cache GC2FD1J -Wrackteilchen #16 ist absolut spitze und wirkt immer noch nach.
    Also mein Vote geht ganz klar an:
    Mic68 !!!

  • Die Nibelungenhorde

    Our vote goes to Mic68. We only know one of his traditionals but this one was definetely one of the most impressive caches we made so far.

  • n8vision & monchhunt

    We vote for Mic68!
    Dragonheart and Meteor are two of the greates caches in south Germany. Geocachers drive many 100 kilometers to visit this caches of Mic68; we too ;)
    This caches are full of ideas, technics and made with love. Additional to say – Mic68 is a very helpful guy. Always available as a telephone joker :)

  • Michael Wolters

    I vote for Mic68 because of his perfect storys and very nice stages of his caches.

  • Heiko77

    I vote vor mic68 because his caches are so extraordinary, I remember each of it as a highlight!

  • Zephyrsailor

    My vote for kenny :)

  • UniQP

    I vote for Mic68. Their geocaches are adventures! Thanks for the great work. Keep it up.

  • TreasureHunter82

    After we did today one of the mic68 caches (Die weiße Frau vom Steinhausberg) he should be elected to the cacher of the month, better cacher of the year. One of the greatest caches i ever had made. I really hope he will get this award.

  • allaguud

    mic68 !!!
    if you made one of his caches you now why …
    keep on caching!!!!
    allaguud

  • BRANDXS

    My vote and comment is short: mic68 – but his caches are great and worth it to visit! Here we go!

  • Schäferhund Ben und Co.

    Mic68? Their caches are lovingly designed and very entertaining. If someone want’s a tip for a perfect cache, I tell them to do one of Mic68.

  • fourdogs

    We vote for Mic68 :-)

  • azzi-dizzi

    It was our first cache and it was the best!!! Because of this cache we go geocaching.TFTC!

  • chasniju

    Mic68, because he is from my home-town.

  • Der Wolff & die Geißlein

    Our vote goes to Mic68. These Caches are so much fun and well worth travelling there. They have Story, Gadgets and nice riddles. They are actually more an outdoor adventure and you enjoy your whole time doing the Cache. There is so much work and time invested by Mic68 and you have stages that are just unbelievable.

  • Mic68

    Hi folks,
    thank you for voting ! …especially for us ;-)
    Together we made it !
    It was a great pleasure to read the blog comments :-)
    cheers mic ;-)


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