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Geocacher of the Month Nominess for June 2013 – Add Your Comments

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional)

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional)

From vlogging about geocaching, to geocaching events, to coveted geocache hides, the nominees for Featured Geocacher of the Month offer a custom-made welcome mat to new geocachers. They help craft unforgettable experiences. This is your opportunity to  help name the Featured Geocacher of the Month.

Each Featured Geocacher of the Month will receive an exclusive special edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, hat and profile icon. They’ll also receive a certificate acknowledging their contributions, signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.

In May, OHMIC was named the Featured Geocacher of the Month. OHMIC has been geocaching since 2008. One geocacher who commented about OHMIC wrote, “He has hosted many training sessions for new cachers and he has also organized numerous caching events. OHMIC’s annual Cache the Marsh event is a favourite of new and seasoned cachers alike, and is renowned around Manitoba.”

OHMIC - Geocacher of the Month May 2013

OHMIC – Geocacher of the Month May 2013

Now it’s your turn to help us select the next Featured Geocacher of the Month. Write a supportive comment at the bottom of this blog for the geocacher you feel should be awarded the title.

Each geocacher named below is already a winner. They will receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ. 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 June Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.

Cache Cracker Jacks

cache cracker jacks

Cache Cracker Jacks – Nominees for May Geocacher of the Month

 

Logan Childress, aka altosaxplayer, writes, “I would like to nominate Cache Cracker Jacks from Kingsport, TN… In the 14 months since they started caching, Tom and Dori have found over 1200 caches and placed 83 for others to find, a good portion of which are custom created containers…as well as an area favorite “Excalibur” which has so far received a favorite point from each cacher who has logged it.

They have introduced several individuals to the sport, chiefly through their weekly volunteer work at geocache friendly Bays Mountain Park, the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee, and their new monthly event initiative. So far in 2013, they have held an event each month except February, with the events for the rest of the year already planned and soon to be listed on the website. They work with local restaurants for hosting the events to bring cachers to places they perhaps haven’t been before and to support our local businesses.

They are doing this in hopes of fostering a feeling of family in our geocaching community as well as attracting non-cachers to the sport.”

 

 

fredrikhast

fredrikhast - nominee for Geocacher of the Month

fredrikhast – nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Jenny Nordqvist, aka jempas.se, writes, “I’d like to nominate the Swedish geocacher fredrikhast for Geocacher of the month! … Not only does he hold the record for most favourite points in his town, he also holds the 1st place in the entire state.

Numbers aside, Fredrik and his geocaching buddies in Team Cache Us If You Can frequently organizes events with elaborate themes, jam packed with fun stuff and breathtaking hides.

Fredrik often uses multimedia to enhance the experience for geocachers visiting his geocaches, whether it’s a trailer promoting the cache itself or building websites that expand the universe for the cache. It’s stuff like that that makes you want to log a cache twice! :)

As a father of a child with mental disabilities, I know he tries to put out hides to satisfy all types of geocachers, including the ones in a wheelchair.

Another thing Fredrik does for the geocaching community is vlogging about his geocaching adventures (Swedens only, in fact). I bet his videos are a big inspiration for beginners who just found out about this sport and go searching for info on Youtube!”

 

Bitzlav

BITZLAV - Nominees for Geocacher of the Month

BITZLAV – Nominees for Geocacher of the Month

RAVILLOIS nominates French geocachers Bitzlav for Featured Geocacher(s) of the Month. The couple has been geocaching since 2009. RAVILLOIS writes in French, “Bitzlav est connu en France, Lorraine, pour l’ingéniosité de ses caches. Au delà du nombre important de caches qu’il possède il rend le géocaching encore plus attrayant car il imagine sans cesse de nouvelles boites. Faire des caches de Bitzlav est devenu un sport national chez nous. Malgré tout, il a su rester modeste.

ENGLISH: “Bitzlav is known in France, Lorraine, for the ingenuity of their geocaches. Beyond the large number of geocaches, they have made ​​geocaching even more attractive because they are constantly imagining new geocache containers. Finding geocaches by Bitzlav has become a national sport here in France. Nevertheless, they still remain modest.”

Comment below to tell us who you think should be the June Featured Geocacher of the Month. We will be accepting comments through July, 17.

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 geocacherofthemonth@geocaching.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 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 July 15. 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.

  • Geololelole Geocaching

    I vote for Bitzlav because they make incredible hiding place in our region.

  • Kattis

    fredrikhast is the one who gets mt vote!

  • Empas

    I vote for Mr Fredrik Hast! All days in the week.

  • Emma Selina

    My vote goes to Sweden and Fredrik Hast.

  • Crippe

    I vote for Fredrik Hast .

  • E_MF

    My wote goes to Fredrik Hast, he and he´s team make the most amazing things here in Sundsvall.

  • freddanp

    fredrikhast

  • Alice

    fredrikhast!

  • Petter Byberg

    Fredrik Hast gets my vote, that dude is amazing.

  • Nyberget

    My vote goes to fredrikhast!
    His caches always got that little extra! Great places, amazing stories and a lot of work and love put into his caches makes you feel fantastic when you have logged a “fredrikhast-cache”!
    I also like to say that I really enjoyed the events Fredrik and his teammates arranged!

    I always have wondered where he gets all these fantastic ideas from! You know what I mean when you find one of his caches!

  • Ieva Ciparsone

    My wote goes to Fredrik Hast!! He is really dedicated to this sport and Fredrik´s and his teams very well-made hides gives us really nice and memorable experiences. The videologg “The GeoSwede” that he makes allso is really inspiring!
    As a new geoacacher I´ve allready realized that I´m priviledged to live in Sundsvall where we can take part of his and his teams hides and events!! TFTC!!

  • Maud

    My vote go to Fredrik Hast. He is great.

  • Johanna Gistvik

    fredrikhast! Me and my husband met him on a geocaching adventure outside of Stockholm a few months ago and he really is an amazing person. Best of luck to him and I hope to get the opportunity of meeting him again for more adventures in the future. /Half of Team Fetchez La Cache

  • Nanouk

    My vote goes to fredrikhast for his cool videos and caches!

  • surkart

    Just been in Sundsvall once. I just loved fredrikhast’s cache “cronos case”. It’s an absolute favourite!

  • feldir

    I vote for Fredrik hast :)

    I have only done this for about a year, but thats enough to learn that there are some very activ geocacher out there, and that many of them are really working hard to make this a fun thing for everyone, and he is one of them :)

  • MuggleN0More DGS

    fredrikhast Has my vote! Go BIG or GO Home!

  • Edvin

    fredrikhast

  • mharman02

    CCJ gets our vote! You will not find a Family of Cachers more dedicated to the love of the game. Thier dedication to the geocaching community makes our little geo-area on the map a lot more fun to play in.

  • Anna-Lena Sjödin

    I´m part of a team that´s called “Olle i skogen”. The members in Olle i skogen were able to log some of fredrikhast geocaches when we visited Sundsvall this week and there was a big smile on our faces at every stash! This makes us eager to come back since we didn´t have enough time to explore all of them and our curiosity definitely is brought! The caches was inventive and surprising. They made us use our brains and some technology as well. Give him the award! :D

  • Les_Dr_Achille

    Our vote goes to Bitzlav, for their kindness and their amazing boxes!

  • Hannes Bernt Pettersson

    I Vote for FredrikHast

  • Tomas Lind

    My vote goes to Fredrikhast…

  • Norde

    My vote goes to fredrikhast!

  • Elin Fahlander

    I vote for fredrikhast! Team Cache Us If You Can has made so many cool geocaches, it would be a shame not to let him win!

  • Tjorro

    I wote for the one and only Fredrik Hast

  • Kristin GeoHakliva

    Fredrickhast of course!

  • Lovisa Nordlöf

    Fredrikhast gets ny vote :-)

  • RagnaZ

    I vote for fredikhast

  • Anna Von Ahn

    I vote for fredrikhast !!

  • The Ants

    I vote for fredrikhast, go Sweden!!!

  • Monalv

    Fredrik Hast

  • yankeedude

    Of course, the guy with the fastest GC-nick should win! Fredrik Hast, is old Swedish for “haste”, or in a hurry. GO FREDRIK GO!

  • Ashli

    I vote Fredrikhast! I’ve seen some of the extreme caches he’s found through his videos. Very cool

  • Zinta Celma

    Fredrik Hast, absolutely!

  • John

    fredrikhast really deserves this, the experience i have gotten from his geocaches is incredible! he have inspired his whole town to start geocaching , after you found one of his caches you really get it how fantastic geocaching really is.

  • Paulin

    My vote goes to Fredrik Hast :)

  • Josefin Larson

    Fredrik Hast puts his heart into everything he does and geocaching is no exception. Go go go Fredrik!

  • trellbo

    I vote for Fredrikhast too bee the geocacher of the month

  • Team Hyddan

    My vote goes Fredrik Hast

  • Johan Wikström

    Ofcourse I want to vote for Fredrikhast! I’m so amazed about his work.

  • Pontus

    I will vote for Fredrik Hast because he has shown a new way of thinking when creating geocaches. The innovation which he and his teammates are producing is astounding!

  • Bubbelfia

    In the beginning of our geocaching career my boyfriend & me stayed a weekend in fredrikhast’s home town, Sundsvall. Nanos, nanons, nanos, hidden in parks, way off into or under snow… We declared it to be one of the lousiest geo-cities in Sweden and for years we have shrugged and never stopped when passing Sundsvall.. Now, we can’t wait to go there… fredrikhast seems to have turned it all around!

  • Mike and Amber

    CCJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cparis57

    I would like to submit my vote for BITZLAV

  • Cache on Wheels

    I would like to propose Die Helden family are awarded Geocacher of the month.
    Thousands of people have done their caches, we did some today. Geist des Hagen GC11JM6 has had over 4,000 logs and today it has 2,491 favourite points.
    We also did:
    Gc2586K Alberich der Zwergenkönig – 1,958 FP
    GC468X7 – 169 FP
    GC468YD – 268 FP
    GC2J9J5 – Schatz des Alberich – 1,438 FP
    GC11JM6 – Geist des Hagen – 2,491 FP
    GC469TG – Die Grunen Geist – 356 FP
    GC441JE – 201FP
    GC38DP9 – Alberich Edelsteinturn – 1,270 FP

    And they also have lots of other caches with lots FP too!

    It is extraordinary the amount of work that has gone into the caches they have out with lots of electronic effects.
    We woul be very happy to do an article with you on our experience of some of their caches.

  • Reis’s Pieces

    My vote is for Cache Cracker Jacks. I’m new to geocaching and they have welcomed me in through some great events, creative hides, and great support.


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