October Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

If you’ve logged a fun, creative or challenging geocache, and said ‘thank you’ to the cache owner – you may already know some of our October Geocacher of the Month nominees.

Grounspeak Lackeys selected these three nominees because of their creativity, effort, and dedication to provide fellow geocachers with cache hides that are sure to get the entire community raving. All three nominees this month deliver powerful geocaching experiences through creative hides.

September Geocacher of the Month, SpongeBob CachePants

Now it’s your turn to help select one of them as the Featured Geocacher of the Month for October.

Write a comment at the bottom of this blog about which of these geocachers you feel should be crowned The Featured Geocacher of the Month.Last month, Stuart, a.k.a. SpongeBob CachePants took the title of September Featured Geocacher of the Month. SpongeBob CachePants was recognized for for his ability to influence and encourage geocachers around him, and for his commitment to providing quality geocaches for his community. SpongeBob CachePants is also praised for his work on the Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail Kickoff Event – a small community event that quickly became a Mega-Event.

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



Sherry Adams writes, “Mike, a.k.a. firedog09us has spent 27 years as a career firefighter. In his spare time, which he doesn’t have much of, he enjoys geocaching. He has introduced quite a few of his friends to this also. But what is really special about Mike’s geocaching is his hides. He has some of the coolest and most creative caches in Northeast Alabama. He puts a lot of time, effort and creativity into these hides and it shows. Almost everyone that visits one will comment on how fun, unique and clever they are.”






Nominated by duncast, John, a.k.a. TeamAstro “is a prolific finder and hider of caches, and an iconic cacher from South Australia. Very approachable and friendly, his eagerness to help out the new, and frankly give a piece of his mind on other’s caches is greatly respected in the South Australian community. Astro’s Solar System series of caches is an outstanding achievement. It is a series of caches being progressively released across Australia from Adelaide that create the worlds largest scale model of the Solar System. Astro is also the proud owner of the most popular cache in SA based on Favorite Points. Astro La Vista, Baby!”






Brandon.helm11 explains, “Whether it’s a Christmas tree, using eleven empty micro cache containers as ornaments and the twelfth as the log, or by honoring a small town by preserving local history by sharing his locations with other cachers and writing up a wonderful and informative description about each hide, Gene, a.k.a. Yowza-PA has inspired me to be creative in my own hides. Yowza-PA has also been a great advocate for this wonderful game offering tips, tricks, and techniques to others and making the experience more memorable for all of us who know his unforgettable hides.”





Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured October 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 October’s award through Sunday, October 21st.

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 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 Geocacher of the Month.
  • Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award.

Nominations for the November Geocacher of the Month must be received by Monday, November 5th.

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.

  • PatnevillesPenguin

    TeamAstro. Just saw the page. Australian caching is the richer. The southern stars are brighter.

  • Adam

    TeamAstro all the way!

  • geogurl

    Go Team Astro!

  • Mike

    Team astro for me! <3

  • Liz and Bruce

    TeamAstro. Go geosun. It’s all our fault.

  • Emily bower

    Hey. Team Astro has helped us cachers in Perth heaps. Awesome nomination. Go Australia. Clear skies 4 Astro

  • Team Astro! Is an inspiration to us all!

  • Vote for TeamAstro

  • tonyc

    Teamastro is great!

  • goooo team astro

  • Moni Konrad

    Team Astro – he is more than the geocacher of the Month. John is the largest Geocachers of the universe. He would place a cache on the moon, if we leave him there. John tries to show everyone the fascination about geocaching, but true to hold the mystery & secrets.
    This vote for John is from “Astro-Team – Fan” Moni from Germany

  • Clear Skies Team Astro! – certainly an iconic South Australian player.

  • The Silver Snitch

    TeamAstro from us. Astro, as is his nickname, is a very encouraging
    cacher, but his caches are really enormous fun. They are family
    orientated and kids just love them…even kids who say they don’t want
    to cache anymore will cache if it is a Team Astro one! The effort and
    time he puts into his caches is just inspiring. Thanks :o)

  • Mrs Parrot

    Team Astro.for sure. Clear Skies for October

  • Sa Parrothead

    As the first cacher to complete the solar system how could I not vote for team Astro

  • e.gregory1

    Go Astro!! A most worthy nominee.

  • EsromL

    Team Astro has my vote – always ready to help.

  • Paul van den Braak

    well Team Astro is by far the best i know of so he is the winner in my perspective. why? well he introduced me to caching which has in turn opened my eyes to the world and given me the oportunity to introduce my friends to caching as well. further more i admire the length he goes to make a great cache.

  • KittyHawk

    Go Astro

  • mrk

    Team firedog09us!!!

  • Peaches

    My vote is for mike…Firedog09us

  • KrullTheWarrior

    FireDog09us ……… KruLL Says: MIKE!!! You Rock!!! Love what you’re doing!!

  • retta66

    I vote Firedog09us !!!!!

  • Josh

    firedog09us all the way!!

  • Hunter

    Team Firedog09us

  • retta66

    I vote Firedog09us
    Great guy and great friend.

  • Mike

    Team Firedog09us…..

  • firedog09us all the way

  • Sierra111

    Australia needs a winner! Go TeamAstro.

  • staci wells mefford

    “I vote for firedog09us

  • Its Team Astro for me. Love the solar system concept. He commands a great deal of respect from all those that either know him personally or have had a Team Astro comment on their log

  • Aussiegirl

    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi go Astroboy! Team Astro gets my vote

  • Rose Ross

    My vote goes to Firedog98us. He is a Southern Gentleman and an Awesome Person. Gives so much time to helping others. 🙂

  • Team scoobster

    Go astro

  • Ralfs_shoe

    Team Astro for me!

  • George

    Team Firedog09us…all the way…

  • Sam


  • Geoff Mindi

    Astro, Astro, Astro, Oi, Oi. Oi

  • WOOOOOT!! VOTING FOR firedog09us!! TEAM FIREDOG09us!!! GO GO GO GO!!!

  • Timmo7777

    Team Astro all the way

  • thewhitedoggang

    Team Astro from TWDG

  • Glenn

    Go team ASTRO

  • DJAJ

    Team Astro, he’s a legend

  • thewhitedoggang

    Team Astro for us, TWDG

  • meme


  • Rodent69

    Go astro

  • Jennifer

    My vote is for Firedog09us….

  • Sputnik

    Team Astro for me… I can be anywhere in Australia and he can help….

  • PeeWee

    He is only a phone call away. I vote for Astro.

  • ClydesDale

    Team Astro for me.