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.
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.
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.”
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.