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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.

  • HeWeMel

    mic68 – his caches are simply brilliant

  • cachemates1

    I vote for Mic68. He is the master of phantasy.

    The caches are amazing!!!

  • joschi70

    I vote for Mic68 … great caches

  • Dagmar Schäfer

    We vote for Mic68! We found that his Cache “Drageonheart are one of the best Caches in Germany. Any stage is a loving affectionate , marvellous engineering, a great history in a wonderful forest. Thank you so much for a wonderful day!

  • HeWeMel

    Mic68 – his caches are simply brilliant

  • Winnie Pu

    The caches of Mic68 are just great. Geocaching is a lot more fun with this caches!!

  • Die Finken vom Hübel

    Mic68 – the best caches ever!!!

  • Dirreve

    I vote for Kenny25 the best geocacher in my area.
    A nice guy, with whom it is good to share experiences of geocaching
    Go Kenny Go!!
    Dirreve

  • mu4c

    I vote for Mic68!

  • Soleva

    I vote Mic68. Lovely and funny details !

  • Edelsteinsammler

    My vote definitely goes to Mic68 because the caches are much more than boxes in beautiful nature. They are art. Thank you for this ongoing work and good luck for winning this title!

  • chticol

    Un passionné qui s’investit totalement dans le GC et fait tout pour transmettre sa passion aux autres

  • Sportsofa

    My vote goes to: Mic68
    no question about it ;-)

  • tante.hossi

    I vote for Mic68. We did only one of his geocaches – but it was one of our favorites!

    A fantastic location combined with a great technical toy! Great! It surely needed several hours to create this cool cache.
    I hope I can create someday a cache like that!

  • magnesium12

    I vote for Mic68!
    We had a lot of fun with his Multi “Dragoheart”!

  • wobejo

    Mic68 of course. The Multi-Chaches created by Mic68 are SUPERB!
    They combine wonderfull FAMILY-Tours, local information AND an UNBEATABLE final.
    The talking and lightnig “Haselhexe”-witch is an experience none of us will forget!
    So: Mic68 is a absolute reasonable winner for this titel.

  • cacas qui rigolent

    We vote for kenny25! A great geocacher who placed a lot of cool caches. He is really friendly and allow geocaching to live in the area! Ty and good luck kenny

  • birkenfuchs

    I vote for Mic68! His Cache “Haselhexe” is very cool und incredible!

  • Vaydus

    I vote for Mic68, because his caches are creative. I also like the high quality.

  • Gnawatz

    For me it´s Mic68! We had a lot of fun with one of Mic68´s caches – and as I also own 2 “Caches of the month in Munich” I know, that it takes a lot of time and means plenty of work, to produce such a funny cache!

  • E&D

    We vote for mic68 due to their spectacular geocaches we ve found ;) Go for it! Greets from SouthTyrol

  • Martin Bucer

    I vote for Mic68. His Caches are such creative and also fantastic.

  • pina00

    Mic68 indeed. That was a wunderful experience in one of our famous regions in Germany. 100 Favorit Points for the idea.

  • Huhnbeauftragter

    I choose Mic68! His caches are among the best I ever searched. He deserves to be honored as Geocacher of the month. His most recently published cache, “Die weiße Frau vom Steinhausberg”, combines sophisticated craftsmanship with an extraordinary tale. So do his other caches, too. But GC2Z4R0 is his masterpiece.

  • Claudi&DerLalo

    We also want to vote for Mic68. We only had the possibility to do one of his caches, but it was such a great adventure that we want to come back and do some of the others! Thank you for being the best owner ever!

  • kralunke

    The cache I found from Mic68 was great. I am looking forward to find an other one he hided.

  • ufo696

    I vote for Mic68. Dragonheart was one of the best caches we ever made (of about 13000). Wonderful.

  • 4Zappler

    Mic68 of course. His cache are very cool and very famous. It’s the best in our area.

  • Jojogc

    MIC68, I love the “Haselhexe” 8-D

  • ZerminigerFour

    Mic68 definitly, you know why when you see the bright eyes of children :-D

  • Seeker2008BW

    Mic68. I like his caches they are incredible.

  • dispa08

    we vote for mic68.
    we have found a very nice cache of them!

  • Steverblick

    We vote for Mic68!
    Great cache!!!

  • Gudinho

    Mic68 did a very nice job by creating “Die Sage von der Haselhexe”. This year we went on vacation to South Tyrol and did some nice cashes around here. The Haselhexe was one of the best cashes we found.

  • inneb

    My first Cache of Mic68 was really nice surprice,but i can remember the Cache very good and want to search the others of them!
    GO Mic68 !

  • DocBrown13

    I vote for Mic68. His cache “Die Sage von der Haselhexe” is marvellous!

  • DocBrown13

    I vote for Mic68. His cache “Die Sage von der Haselhexe” is really marvellous!

  • wolle1964

    I vote for Mic68 because of this experience with one of his caches:

    His cache Wrackteilchen #16 (GC2FD1J) is located in a beautiful hiking area and is definely a top target for children as it combines outdoor activity with an adventure story
    and the cache itself is a unique installation.
    I went there a 2nd time show the cache to further people and all liked it.

  • Jachtbesitzer

    I would be very happy if Mic68 would receive the “Geocacher of the Month” award. His caches are really designed very impressive and great.
    That’s why my vote for Mic 68

  • Horrorheinz

    My favourite cacher is Mic68, because in his caches and stages there is love.

  • RSAV

    I vote for Mic68 because their caches are awesome…

  • Undercover-MAN

    Auch ich stimme für Mic68, ich habe einen seiner Cache gefunden. Dieser war sehr einfallsreich und sehr detailgetreu. Alles passend zum Thema und das alles in einer passenden Location.

  • chapeman

    mic68 of course …his work is incredible!

  • ra_sch

    I only had the opportunity once to go for one of Mic68’s caches, and there ‘only’ a traditional, but even that was an outstanding experience! I cast my vote for him!

  • Fährmann

    Mic68 owns the kind of Geocaches, one likes to give more than one favourite point. So I’m happy to thank him by giving him my vote!

  • geo-quax

    I found some caches of mic68 and it was great fun. The traditional “Wrackteilchen” was in a wonderful mountain area and it was a nice tour to find it. “Meteor” and “Dragonheart” were worth a day trip and I was really not disappointed. A good story embedded in a well selected landscape combined with imaginative stages…wonderful!
    These caches earn every favourite point and are one of the reasons why I go geocaching.

  • danish elk

    It is quite a long time since I discovered the Wrackteilchen, but I still remember it, because it was very elaborately done. Therefore I vote for Mic68.

  • angel_679

    I vote for Mic68

  • odominiko

    I vote for mic68. I visited his caches and I had a lot of fun with my team . He did alot of technical gadgets and his caches have well designed stages. His caches are an enrichment for the geocaching scene in our area and show how exiting geocaching can be! Due to a lot of favorites points, cachers from far away come and visit his caches.

  • Archimedes1

    I definitely vote for Mic68. Its designed caches are all special and are among the must-have in southern Germany. They include great Storrys with sophisticated stages, which usually also a technical refinement is based. The geocachers come partly from very far away to experience his caches. In addition, maintenance is always conscientious and fast at the caches from Mic68.
    Therefore, I am of the opinion that the title “Geocacher of the Month” must go to Mic68.


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