August Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

The August Featured Geocacher of the Month nominees are all about giving back to their communities. Whether it’s through hiding creative caches, organizing events, or glorifying the game, they all inspire other geocachers in their own ways.

De Wijngemachtigde – July 2012 Geocacher of the Month

Now it’s your turn to help select one of them as August’s featured Geocacher of the Month.

Write a comment on this blog post about which of these three geocachers you feel should be crowned.

Last month, Guus, a.k.a. De Wijngemachtigde took the title of July Featured Geocacher of the Month. De Wijngemachtigde was recognized for encouraging a record number of geocachers across the Netherlands to participate in Geocoin races. His creative approach to get the community to put their Trackables in circulation, instead of keeping them at home, allowed the coins to travel across all 415 municipalities of the Netherlands.

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




Nominated by ZAMEROSKI, Doug, a.k.a. bubbabeernut is “a geocacher who puts a lot of time and artistry into all of his hides. His caches are a joy to find. While many cachers are only concerned about finds, Doug is equally concerned about every one of his hides. He has put a lot of thought and care into each of his 125 caches. Many of them are themed and take days to prepare. It is not surprising that almost all of his hides have a number of Favorite Points. Our community truly appreciates his creative hides.”









SaltyPirate writes, “If you look at what Wendy, a.k.a. whbaisden has done not only since she has started caching in 2010 (over 6800 caches found), but just in the last month putting together the Hatfield and McCoy GeoTrail Event that is scheduled for September 1st. She only expected a few people to come, 30 to 40 at the most, but this event has quickley become an event that could reach MEGA status with over 300 people logging “Will Attend.” Her dedication to making this a great event for everyone should speak for her dedication to the sport of geocaching.”








Nominated by viagression, Mike, a.k.a. UglyGoblin, “has worked tirelessly to teach me, and indeed show me and others the glories of caching, including a fairly disabled mother and sister who has been ill. He’s visited the same caches several times to help others with them. He has driven miles upon miles to get together with new geocachers to teach them all about this great hobby. He has sought out buoys, solved ciphers, multis, and puzzle caches in his efforts to assist new geocachers. He is all about helping others.”







Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured August Geocacher of the Month. A panel of Lackeys will use your comments to help decide which geocacher is awarded the honor. Each featured Geocacher of the Month will receive an exclusive special edition featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat, a Geocacher of the Month profile icon, and a certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. We will be accepting comments for August’s award through Sunday, August 26th.

Those whose nominees were not recognized here are encouraged to submit their nominations again next month.If you know an outstanding geocacher you would like to nominate to be a featured Geocacher of the Month, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@groundspeak.com.

Every nomination must meet the following requirements:

Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and a description (500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the September Geocacher of the Month must be received by September 10th.

Once we have received all of 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 we might learn from each other.

  • Shrlock

    I believe bubbabeernut should be crowned. Although I have been only doing it for a relatively short period of time, his caches are definitely not your average run of the mill caches. They are not matchstick tubes, hide a keys, nor ammo boxes. Each one is themed towards the name selected for the cache. I started to find them in mid winter, which also makes his caches a versatile all year round cache. He adds a bit of humor to each cache, but each one is handcrafted and thought out also….my hats off to him…my vote is for him.

  • Come on everyone, vote for Wendy, whbaisden ! Best of luck girl !

  • Sherpa-Sean

    We choose bubbabeernut. My kids love his caches. He puts alot into them

  • DrWatson88

    My vote is for bubbabeernut !

  • The Street

    My vote is for Bubbabeernuts. What he does for the Geocaching community in our area is amazing.

  • fishingalong

    BUBBABEERNUT I know he is the main reason my kids stuck it out and we became a family of cachers. He delights everyone with the surprise decorations and themes and they are always a decent size to trade. People that visit his caches feel a sense of connection (especially newer cachers) when they share the experienc HE’s #1 in our book:) He’s also a really decent BUBBA~

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  • lindlou99

    Bubbabeernut all the way!


    My vote is for Bubbabeernut, if anyone here voting has every cached in Northwestern PA their votes would be for Bubba to. You can not go anywhere in Northwestern PA without seeing his name in logs, or on the cache your hunting for. His cachers are by far the best caches, and are always fun to find. If you have kids, look up any of his caches, you will enjoy their smiles as much as they enjoy his caches!

  • DawnBernie

    We choose BubbaBeerNut because his caches are so cool..he has themed caches and all are amaziing with artwork and the themed name matches what you find inside.

  • foster child

    Bubbabeernut all the way!!!!!!

  • amazinglizard

    Bubbabeernuts caches are the coolest! I vote for him.

  • Pennsyboy

    I choose BubbaBeerNut because he has neat theme or character caches. The caches have a lot of thought and work into them.

  • PAphotogrl

    BubbaBeerNut! Represent Elk County!!! Woot! Woot!

  • bbconi


  • rockdog92

    BubbaBeerNut! Good Luck!

  • raidersdave

    my vote is for BubbaBeerNut

  • My votes for BubbaBeerNut

  • BubbaBeerNut

  • Herkette

    I vote for Bubba

  • We vote Bubba!