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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.

  • Les_gloobs

    Go Go Go for Bitzlav.
    We made our first night with them. Unforgettable.
    The Bitzlav are the only ones who can make a circular route which only go up.
    My vote is for BITZLAV!!!

  • cyber6

    Bitzlav!Bitzlav!Bitzlav!Bitzlav!Bitzlav!Bitzlav!

  • NYPaddleCacher

    How did Stormgren-X *not* get nominated for geocacher of the month?

  • Fluffy

    fredrikhast, wonderful caches!

  • IrreVilse

    fredrikhast. There can only be one, and he is The One

  • Roland Hamlin

    I like Fredrik Hast ;-)

  • Sara

    My vote goes to fredrikhast for his amazing geocaches!

  • http://www.youtube.com/uvucq Ultimate Caching Quests

    We VOTE for former all star CO-Host Fredrikhast!! Happy Caching!!!

  • Keisee

    Fredrik Hast has changed geocaching into a new era of adventures, using the younger generations gameplaying and applying it into geocaching. He will attract hundreds of more geocachers in our area.
    He is also a very humble and good person and I bet he has more ideas up his sleeve, considering the talants he has for Music as well. He should have the award for the Geocacher of the year!

  • Les Gnomes du Ban

    Bitzlav forever !

    Real fun searching Bitzlav’s caches !
    Les Gnomes du Ban

  • razumishin

    Fredrikhast =)

  • Jonas Gulle

    fredrikhast is to Geocaching what Leonardo Da Vinci was to the Renaissance. My vote goes to him!

  • Dr Evil

    fredrikhast all the way!!

  • Eva Zetterberg

    I vote for fredrikhast with reason: he has with great creativity and a lot of joy shared his great imagination to new and old members.

  • Ingvild Syrtveit

    My vote goes to Fredrik Hast

  • tnphotobug

    All of the nominees look great this month, but my vote is absolutely going to fredrikhast. I had previously known him only through his GeoSwede YouTube channel, but after reading the paragraph about him in this article, I admire him even more. As a fellow geocaching vlogger person, I can’t help but vote for him! :D

  • Hanstwin

    I vote for Fredrik Hast.

  • MrYaz

    fredrikhast is da blast!

  • Loïc

    My Vote goes to Bitzlav for his amazing caches.

  • DarthThunder

    Cache Cracker Jacks. They make geocaching fun!

  • Fredrik Boestad

    My vote goes to fredrikhast! (:

  • Betty Nelle Barton

    I vote Cache Cracker Jacks because they have done so much of the geocaching community in our area. They are awesome mentors and have done more to connect the cachers in our area than anyone I know.

  • Johan Wikström

    Ofcourse I want to put my vote on FredrikHast. He’s just brilliant!

  • Johannes

    I want to vote for Fredrik Hast!

  • Peter Holm

    I vote for fredrikhast

  • SpongeBob CachePants

    When altosaxplayer nominates someone, I’m voting for them.

    Cache Cracker Jacks!!!!

  • Lyktan

    Fredrikhast! Keep up the good work! =)

  • David Edwards

    I vote for cache cracker jacks.

  • Cache Cracker Jacks

    Wow, we are very humbled and honored to be even mentioned as cachers of the month. We truly have been blessed with an amazing group. Good luck to fredrikhast & bitzlav, win or lose, it is an honor!! Thank you for your support!!!

  • geo

    i vote for

    Cache Cracker Jacks

  • Jenny Hellman

    I am definitely voting for Fredrik Hast!!!!!

  • whtwolfden

    The selflessness of fredrikhast is undeniable. He gets my vote.

  • speltvfatty

    My vote goes to fredrikhast.

  • Debra Knowles

    I vote for:
    Cache Cracker Jacks

  • DrJBroke

    FREDRIK HAST! Love this guy! Congrats Fredrik for the nomination and all the great things you do for the sport. I wish I lived in Sweden to find some of those great hides of your!

  • Familybliss

    Our vote is for Cache Cracker Jacks for sure! What the have done for our local geocaching community is above and beyond thoughtful. We have actually become more invalid (or obsessive in my husbands case :) ) due the there involvement in the geocaching community. They have hosted several large group events, and it was at one of those that we first gat a taste of what geocaching could be for our family.

    They have also hidden almost 100 caches in our area and I know are always building and scheaming up more creative ones. Thank you Cache Cracker Jacks!!

  • Lisa

    Fredrikhast gets my vote! :)

  • Steve Hebert

    I’d like to vote for Cache Cracker Jacks. They have really rejuvenated caching in this area!

  • yumahokie

    My vote goes to Cache Cracker Jacks. They’re all about geocaching and cache events.

  • Kentucky Trio

    My vote is for the Cache Cracker Jacks as Geocacher of the Month for June!!!!!

  • Marie Crossman

    Cache Cracker Jacks gets my vote!

  • Warren P. Crossman

    I vote for Cache Cracker Jacks because Vatechnoteacher has instructed me to! I hear they do much ofr the geocaching in their neck of the woods!

  • Les petits Poucets

    BITZLAV’s caches are the regional reference of the most hand-made boxes. The indisputable quality of all their cache pulled all the sector upward.
    Great thanks to them;-)

  • mmjet

    I vote Cache Cracker Jacks……..

  • cdv98

    I live in Singapore but had this chance to log a few caches hidden by Bitzlav in France. There is definitely no cache here in SE Asia that can be compared to the caches Bitzlav hide…

    Bitzlav deserves this award!

  • Redn3ck

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

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

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

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

  • Critrcrazy

    Cache Cracker Jacks are awesome and deserve this!

  • Josh Hill

    I am delighted to

  • bone shaker

    Cache Cracker Jacks for me… good to hear they do much of the caching in their area :)

  • Maggie Kendrick

    Cracker Jacks all the way. It’s a rare treat to meet such amazing people.


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