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Help Name the Next Geocacher of the Month

Eric Schudiske on April 18, 2014, 6:44 am

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The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin

This is your opportunity to help decide who takes home the earned, never-for-sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin. 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.

bjmccacher was named the Geocacher of the Month for February for a big heart and a helping hand for other geocachers.

bjmccacher - Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

bjmccacher – Geocacher of the Month

One comment reads, “Bjmccacher has been a great geocaching collaborator and really helped raise the bar for geocaching in Lincoln, NE (and in the central US)!  He is also incredibly inventive and is always coming up with new and interesting ways to geocache… He goes the extra mile in every possible way! ”

Each of the nominees below is an essential part of the global geocaching community. Each will receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ in Seattle, but only one will be the next Geocacher of the Month. A  panel from Geocaching HQ will use your comments, community input and other data to decide on the next Geocacher of the Month.

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

Write a supportive comment for the nominated geocacher you feel should be awarded the title.

Edgar44

Edgar44 - Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Edgar44 – Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

 

Nominated by vehan, who says, “If you’ve discovered a geocache in Italy, the name Edgar44, is no stranger to you. A geocacher since 2010, Edgar44, has helped lead the geocaching adventure in Southern Europe, including connecting with the local and international community, fostering a love of nature by creating geocaches which showcase hikes, and hiding and maintaining much loved caches.”

But there’s one geocache size he avoids. Vehan writes,”with 500 hidden caches, not a micro but only small, regular and giant caches! Our best in Italy :)”

Edgar44 is also part of the growing Ladina Geocaching Team.

 

iPajero

iPajero - Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

iPajero – Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Nominated by:  Henzz and Louwtjie&Vroutjie:  “We recently celebrated team iPajero’s 10000th find in Cape Town. An amazing achievement if one considers that there are only 10629 caches currently in Southern Africa (which includes our neighbouring countries). That is more than twice as many caches found in Southern Africa than any other Geocacher.

On their travels around our beautiful country, they would not only seek out caches, but also make an effort to meet with geocachers where ever they go. They have such wonderful personalities that one instantly finds oneself enjoying their company.

And in between all of this they still find time to hide and maintain quality caches as well. Every single one of the 163 caches they have placed is still active. iPajero also owns 36 Earthcaches and ranks amongst one of the top Earthcache placers worldwide. They are always willing to lend a helping hand, give advice, or to walk alongside you. No path too steep, no valley too deep, they are always there, shining like a lighthouse beacon, so that we can find our way.”

barondriver

barondriver - nominee for Geocacher of the Month

barondriver – nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Nominated by abesimpson: “In Kansas, you just can’t go very far without finding a barondriver cache. While that could mean someone just puts out a bunch of caches, anyone who knows a barondriver cache knows they are in for something a little more than just a smiley.

He started in 2001, and at that time helped to promote the activity state wide by placing caches in interesting places or near interesting pieces of history. He maintained those well and brought good consistency throughout the region. An avid garage sale visitor, he seemed to be always coming across something new and interesting to turn into a cache.

What is truly inspiring about barondriver was his interest in expanding the activity to others. He was always quick to be the friendly face to muggles to explain what we are doing. He encouraged new cachers and worked with them on finds. He is always good for a story about this hide or that hide that would just get you excited enough to go after it.  When it comes down to it, what makes barondriver stand out is that he always appeared to be the guy who just loved this little hobby in a way that made the rest of us want to love it in the same way.”

 Comment below to tell us who you think should be the March Geocacher of the Month. Comments accepted through through May 2.

If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, simply fill out this webform.

  • Anton Damhuis

    Nicely stated!


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