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May the Geocacher of the Month Be With You: Comment Now

Eric Schudiske on June 14, 2014, 2:43 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

Each month the global geocaching community meets three outstanding geocachers. Their task is to help decide which one will be known forevermore as a Geocacher of the Month. This month, we’re fittingly deciding the May Geocacher of the Month. So to the all the geocachers listed below… May the Geocacher of the Month be with you.

The geocachers showcased below lead by example—thousands and thousands of examples. While their find counts are superhuman, they’re more than personable to new geocachers, and more than amazing when it comes to geocache hides.

Each of the nominees below is an essential part of the global geocaching community and 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 the winner.

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.

 

 

meandmydogs

meandmydogs2 - Nominee for Geocacher of the Month
meandmydogs2 – Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Bandyrooster writes, “Kim, “meandmydogs”, is such an enthusiastic New Hampshire geocacher! She has been geocaching since 2005 and has 14,493 finds in 29 states and 2 countries. She has promoted geocaching by putting out or sponsoring 561 caches, 64 of them having been event caches. She runs the largest event in NH every year with the goal of making it a mega event this year. Her daily find rate is 4.49 for the almost 9 yrs she has been caching. She has found caches on each day of the calendar and one or more of each difficulty and terrain type. Her longest caching streak is 499 days with her longest non-caching streak only 17 days. The list of other challenges she has completed is too long to mention.
Kim is friendly and welcoming to every new cacher and has worked very hard to promote geocaching in New England. She is the backbone of caching in our state and everyone loves going along with Kim on a caching adventure! If anyone has a question about geocaching Kim is the go to person. Kim is so deserving of being cacher of the month!”

 

 

sadexploration

sadexploration - Nominee for Geocacher of the Month
sadexploration – Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

 

Sludge Bucket writes, “I would like to nominate Steve primarily for has work in starting the Church Micro series within the UK. This series is probably the largest series of geocaches in the world! There are currently over 5000 throughout the UK, giving much pleasure to the UK caching community. Church Micros are caches near Churches throughout the UK, from St Paul’s Cathedral in London to village churches in the wilds of the countryside. Steve has found over 15,000 caches and owns nearly 230. The quality of his caches is exceptional. Steve has been caching since August 2004. His series at Devil’s Dyke, Sussex in the UK has many favorite points. All in all I believe Steve is a worthy recipient of Geocacher of the month. I hope you think so too!”

 

 

 

 

Mr. Gadget #2

Mr Gadget 2 – Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Barnabirdy(s) writes, “Mr. Gadget #2 has frequently been the inspiration and driving force behind Geocaching in his area. He has served as Chapter Representative several times and single handedly has drummed up the support and membership to keep our sometimes struggling Chapter alive.
His caching name fits him perfectly; he seems to possess every gadget applicable to Geocaching and is always ready to share his experience with other cachers, experienced as well as newbies.
From his first cache hide he quickly gained the reputation for creating original and challenging hides with a new slant on caching. Finding Mr. Gadget’s caches is not usually difficult, then the real trick is figuring out how to gain access to the contents.”

 

 

Comment below to tell us who you think should be the April Geocacher of the Month. Comments accepted through through June 27.

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

  • Paul Kennedy

    Sadexploration gets my vote. The CM series is going global. He keeps track of them.

  • Bert Henderson

    Sadexploration gets my vote for all his work on the church micro series here in the uk

  • thp

    sadexploration for the win!

  • Team MMK

    sadexploration for such an excellent and prolific series of caches

  • Erne_Boarders

    sadexploration (Steve) gets my vote. Geocaching is not quite as big in UK&Ireland as it is in US but we love the Church series and really think Steve should get the vote!

  • Team Wixi

    Sad Exploration gets my vote – I love the Church Micro series :-)

  • glosjools

    Sadexploration gets my vote – the Church Micro series shows how geocachers can work together for the good of the whole community. Thanks Steve!

  • Beverley Newbigging

    My vote is for Steve… (SADEX). I’ve dealt with him when placing my own CM,,, and a very nice chap he is. Being my first Church Micro, and my first hide, I did probably ask him a few daft questions,,, but that never bothered Steve. So, thanks Steve ,,, keep up all the good work :)

  • RichardIStone

    sadexploration has my vote, love the CM series.

  • Stephen Slack

    Sadexploration gets our vote. We love his church micro series and whenever we travel to a new area within the UK we always hunt out one. A well deserved receipent
    of this award.

  • Alex Noodles

    Sadex for sure!

  • WhiteFriar

    sadexploration gets my vote – without doubt he has done more for caching than almost any other cacher I know. With his tremendous Church micro series and brilliant Devil’s Dyke circuit, plus many others too numerous to mention, he stands head and shoulders above most other cachers.

  • JudeG

    Big vote for Sadexploration

  • Heather & Peter Allen

    We vote for Steve- Sadexploration.

  • Jo Rich

    Sadexploration – the church micro series is legend in the UK

  • Chris Flood

    sadexploration – the church micro series was such a genius idea which has given pleasure to thousands of cachers in UK.

  • Cachehappy

    Got to be sadexploration. The Church Micro series in the UK is fantastic. The time it must take to organise and keep track of them all is real dedication!

  • THE_Chris

    sadexploration gets my vote. The Church Micro series is a staple of UK caching, always providing simple, historic and really nice caches. I admin the Irish offshoot, the Church Micro IE series, so I know whats involved and to be involved in a database of 5000 is quite an achievement. Sound guy too.

  • Gene Reed aka. “Mr. Gadget #2

    To: Meandmydogs and sadexploration

    From: Mr. Gadget #2

    RE: cacher of the month nominee

    We are many States and Oceans apart but we are very close together with our love of geocaching. I hope the two of you have experienced the high level of appreciation as I have these past two weeks after being selected as nominees for cacher of the month. It was quite a humbling experience when I received the email from Groundspeak advising I was one of the three finalist for this honor. Win loose or draw, this is a truly a memorable new chapter of my life within the Geo-cacing community.

    Kim, you have done so much it is beyond belief for the folks in NH. I get the impression you have so many followers and are the “Go To Person”. One of my goals has been it to find a cache in every state. If this ever happens I would very much like to find some or your caches or better yet have the opportunity meeting you at one of your hosted events.

    Steve, It is doubtful if I ever will make it to the United Kingdom. I find it intriguing the work you have done with the Church Micro caches. This sounds like a tremendous endeavor just keeping track of it alone. A job well done my friend, you have a ton of supporters who appreciate your hard work.

    In closing I would like to thank everyone who took the time from their busy schedule and offered all of the many kind words in their blogs in supporting their choice for cacher of the month. I have read all of them and the Team at Groundspeak HQ has a lot of work choosing. Stand tall and be proud, we are in class of our own. It is an honor and a pleasure being here with the two of you for cacher of the month.

    Cheers,

    Gene (Mr. Gadget #2 )

  • jackieC

    I vote for Sadexploration :)

  • Leegull1

    MAMD Definitely!!

  • Sadexploration

    Sadexploration for the inspiration of the Church Micro series which is ever expanding, brings so much fun to the statistics pages, takes us to gorgeous English villages with hidden gems in the churches therein. He is also a great fun person.

  • meandmydogs

    WOW what an honor to be nominated and all the wonderful comments makes my heart melts with all the support. MAMD

  • DJ and CAL

    Meandmydogs is a true friend. She is willing to help anybody and any pet….
    She is not only a very active cacher, but a true supporter of the hobby, including hosting 68 events,
    Thanks for all you do for us
    DJ

  • Yianni

    Kim aka MAMD gets my vote from South Carolina….

  • Meridith Suitor

    MAMD has earned our vote.

  • http://blog.geocaching.com Eric Schudiske

    Thank you all for your comments. The Geocacher of the Month is always a powerful affirmation of how geocaching community celebrates our fellow geocachers’ achievements and contributions. Thanks for weighing in. This is a difficult decision. All three will receive prize packages. We’ll post the final results this Friday. Thanks again,

  • meandmydogs

    Meandmydogs gets my vote!


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