Let’s begin by saying that all three of the geocachers nominated for October’s Geocacher of the Month are worthy of the title.
If you’re reading this, you can count yourself lucky to be playing the same game as them, and even luckier if you happen to meet one of them. Because frankly…Pudsemand og kone, DrJay, and Capt Biggins are amazing.
They may geocache differently and in opposite corners of the world, but they share an undeniable love for the game and for the players, and they show it too. You let us know who you think deserves the honor, and we listened. But first, the candidates:
Pudsemand og kone are a caching couple from Denmark. You only need to look the comments that came in for these two, to know that they love meeting other geocachers. Peterpro commented, “They have made some of the best events we have ever attended. They are always helping if an experienced or newbie geocacher has a question or needs help. They invite every geocacher they meet into their home and some of our best cache experiences have been created by Tina and Henrik, that goes for puzzle, challenge, kids friendly, D5 and nightcaches. Deeply from our hearts they deserve the honor to be ‘Geocacher of the Month’.” Another voter says, “Tina and Henrik have a great “Let’s just do it”-spirit, that brought us a lot of caches and events. that stand out among others, and have made them famous all over Denmark.”
DrJay is a geocacher from the state of Utah, and he’s definitely at the top of his game in terms of geocaching statistics (did we mention a streak of 2,837 days? Quite possibly one of the longest streaks ever). Says MountainHikerUT, “He has kept the Utah Association of Geocachers alive by taking over the reins when no one else wanted to. For the last few years he has continued the tradition of holding the annual UTAG Spring and Fall Events and has traveled hundreds of miles to make sure that these events are held in all parts of the state.” To add to that, Kyle Clements says, “The first time we met DrJay was in the middle of the night digging through weeds at the dead end of a road just a few miles from where we live. Turns out that FTF marked the 7th anniversary since he started his daily caching streak! Since that day we have had many an encounter with DrJay including FTF run-ins and local caching events. He’s practically a stand-up comedian running local events, and helps make sure everyone has a good time.”
Capt Biggins, according to many, is “an incredible friend who puts his heart into geocaching. He will be there for anyone at anytime. He is a true GEOCACHER. He absolutely loves sharing this passion with others. At any opportunity, he is talking to others about geocaching. He makes caching fun and enjoyable. I have cached with Capt Biggins may times and it has been a true honor knowing someone of his caliber.” And trust us…he’s made a lot of geocaching friends. Another geocacher says, “I always look forward to seeing this kind cacher, at an event or in the bush. He is an asset to our local (ok…. not so local, nearly state-wide) caching community.”
Even with the greatness of all three geocachers, there can only be one winner. October’s Geocacher of the Month is…
There’s no doubt that this geocacher puts his heart and soul into everything that is geocaching. If you’re in south Florida–heck, if you’re anywhere in Florida–Capt Biggins might just be your go-to guy if you’re in need of geocaching advice. Cathie Bailey says of him, “Capt. Biggins is not only an avid and accomplished geocacher, he is a generously kind person. He helped out my family and I when we were new to the sport, and he makes himself available to teach the techniques, gps use, hiding and seeking of the caches, and purchasing or making the necessary equipment. He is most deserving of this honor on any given month, and this one is as good as any.”
Capt Biggins is a geocacher with a big heart. Valeria sings his praises: “[Capt Biggins is] a fantastic ‘cacher who recently designed a gorgeous tag to help a fellow ‘cacher raise money to take care of unexpected expenses she has incurred since her MS diagnoses this year including a major relapse this summer which has left her unable to stand or walk.”
Capt Biggins’ helpfulness isn’t limited to in-person interactions, either. One geocacher, Stefan, “was a Tourist in Florida last three weeks. Before the trip I asked questions on a forum for cachers in that area. Cpt. Biggins ALWAYS answered with in helpful way. And in a friendly and funny way too. A real geocacher ambassador.”
Based on the comments we saw in our nominations post, Capt Biggins is the reason why a lot of geocachers started geocaching…and the reason why a number of them keep on doing it.
Congratulations Capt Biggins!
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