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August Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

Eric Schudiske on September 6, 2013, 10:42 am

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Geocacher of the Month

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)

A finder that’s also a hider, a hider that’s done plenty of finding, and then a newer hider/finder that’s using YouTube to connect to new geocachers. The nominees for Geocacher of the Month are all that and hail from three different powerhouse geocaching countries. This is your opportunity to  help decide which 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 profile icon. They’ll also receive a certificate acknowledging their contributions, signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.

In July, Mollov was officially named the Geocacher of the Month.

Mollov – Geocacher of the Month

One comment showed Mollov’s 360 degree passion for geocaching and its community, “Mollov is one of the most active geocachers in Bulgaria I know and probably the most enthusiastic one as well. His geocaching activities do not end with finding, hiding and maintaining geocaches. If you have seen any of his geocaching adventures on Youtube, or read any of his geocaching articles on his blog, or attended any of the events organized by him, then you probably know why Mollov deserves to be selected as Geocacher of the Month.”

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.

Each geocacher named below is already a winner and 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 August Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.

Richard E

Rich E, Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Rich E, Nominee for Geocacher of the Month with his geocache Tinman (GC3JAY4)

Linda Wheeler writes, “Hi, I would like to nominate Richard Wheeler.  Richard E has found over 27,000 caches so far, has geocached in every state in the continental US and has hidden 252 caches.  Richard E has many unique and clever hides.  He has several series caches placed such as the Wizard of Oz series and NY plowboy as well as a Popeye series and caches dedicated to local cachers.

Richard E discovered geocaching thanks to me, his daughter.  I told him about it and he said he would find one just to see what it was all about.  That was it for him!  He is frequently accompanied by his lovely wife, Nancy who is also known as LadyBugNY.

She is a fantastic cacher in her own right having logged over 24,500 caches and has hidden 18.  If you ask any cacher in the area if they know Richard E, they will more than likely say yes!”

 

 die Helden

die Helden - (couple on right) Nominees for Geocachers of the Month

die Helden – (couple on right) Nominees for Geocachers of the Month

Heather Bull aka Cache on Wheels writes, “My family and I would all like to nominate Die Helden for Geocachers of the month (Helden is their family name and also means Heroes in German)

We contacted Die Helden – Gehard & Heidi from our home in Dorset, UK, prior to our holiday to inquire how accessible their caches are as I have reduced mobility and we really wanted to do some of their caches, especially Geist of Hagen. We saw this had over 4,000 found logs and over 1,000 favourite points (FP).

We exchanged lots of emails and they have really helped us by arranging a suitable route for us to take to be the most accessible for me with my wheelchair.

They also went out of their way and gave up their day to accompany us with their daughter and grandson to help translate to English and guide us along the best route so I could access the caches with my wheelchair… They have also provided fantastic caches that provide information of historic interest, take you to wonderful locations in a beautiful place, awesome caches that are brilliant for children of all ages with a wide variety of physical,  electronic visual and audio effects.”

Dr Evil.

Dr Evil. - Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Dr Evil. – Nominee for Geocacher of the Month

Laura Standen writes, “Hi i would like to nominate Dr Evil. from London, England as geocacher of the month. Since 2011 Dr Evil has found 406 caches and hidden 39, his own caches are something everyone talks about around the south east of England, they are mostly child friendly but there is a few challenging ones for us adults too.

He has also introduced lots of people to this wonderful sport we play. I’m one of those cachers who he helped. When I first starting out He took me under his wing and showed me the ropes, some people care about the numbers, Paul is not one of those he is more about the quality of the caches he puts out rather than the numbers. One of his caches is in the top 200 caches in England for the amount of fave points it has. Paul also makes events in the area for like minded people to join him on his caching adventures

Paul also uses YouTube to show off his geocaching adventures, he vlogs every week. He gets a lot messages from beginners saying how he has inspired them to make better caches or start up a event.”

 

 

Comment below to tell us who you think should be the August Geocacher of the Month. We will be accepting comments through September 20.

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 September 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.

  • Adam Redshaw

    I think my vote is also for Dr Evil…..I was doing an article about various YouTube videos for my magazine and came across Paul’s channel. Since then we have become friends on a social networking site. I see him posting many times a day about geocaching, he does a lot to promote this brilliant hobby and keep cachers inspired and motivated. I have still got the pleasure of meeting him in person to look forward to at an event soon.

  • Jack Piper

    Dr Evil gets my vote, his caches are fun, If it wasn’t for his youtube channel i would have never got into geocaching. I recently hid my first cache and i copied one of his caches i have seen on youtube, i asked if it was ok to copy and he said yes and even sent me his notes on how to make it. He is a great cacher!!

  • GirlsGoneCaching

    We watch Dr. Evil and his family on his YouTube channel. We vote for him!!!

  • hotters55

    Dr Evil……..

  • jenandberry

    dr evil – we will be looking out for his caches, good child friendly ones are great when out with my 2 and 5 year olds.

  • nighthawk23

    You got my vote all the way! Keep making them cool videos!

  • Bob Ray

    I’d vote for die Helden as they really do have the spirit of geocaching there along with assisting international visitors. I’ve just had a week in Germany geocaching and have teamed up with some cracking guys. Thx and keep up the excellent spirit n

  • Nighthawk23

    Dr Evil should win. He’s a great caching partner & a great guy that’s always looking for a good challenge. The videos he makes are the best on YouTube. It’s good to see him get the recognition he deserves.

  • Orlando’s Rat

    Dr Evil is well known across the south England for his inclusiveness of geocachers. He also provides positive feedback on your caches. Not the usual TFTC from Dr Evil, always more descriptive.

  • Nikki McLean

    my vote is for Dr Evil to win as me and my children have enjoyed the videos he has on youtube. he is a very dedicated to geocacher which he shows in one of the video he done facing a great fear of claustrophobia to find a cache.

  • MD

    Dr Evil to win :-)

  • Mserafim

    Dr Evil gets my vote with awesome caches and expanding the community!

  • Der Gallier

    All Stars for “Die Helden” not the best Cacher but one of the best Onwer in Germany.

    Seeing is beliving!
    DerGallier

  • John Newman

    Its got to be Dr evil for me, great cacher

  • Geodoc

    My vote is for Dr Evil!

  • Cookie_crumbles

    Dr Evil for me.

  • TeamBucki

    Our vote is for Dr. Evil. One of the most social geocachers we know on Twitter and a joy nice fella!

    TeamBucki

  • Timbermills

    Dr evil gets my vote. We communicate almost daily via twitter, even though he is n England and I am in New Zealand

  • Fredrik Hast

    I’ve never met him in person, but Dr Evil is one hell of a geocaching vlogger and entertains hundreds of people every week with his geocaching vlogg. This dude is a trooper!

  • Jaspermissy95

    Dr Evil gets my vote

  • ed&lucyinpa

    These three all deserve it but I am going to vote for Richard E based on his creativity and commitment. Besides, he looks to be in my age group :-)

  • Kenny Henson

    I vote for Dr Evil, even though I have not been able to visit any of his geocaches, as I do not live in England, I do enjoy watching Paul’s video’s on YouTube! I am a subscriber to his channel and because of his video’s I can go along and be a armchair geocacher in London! Thanks for all the fun video’s Paul!

  • MuzzaDazzler

    Tough choice as they all seem excellent. Unfortunately I only have experience of one of their hides and “giving back” to the caching community therefore Dr Evil gets my vote too.

  • lorilam2

    I think die Helden should win this award. The fact that he took the time to map out a route so Heather could follow it and geocache from her wheelchair shows this man has a love for people as well as geocaching. He took the time to accompany her and her family. This brings a warm feeling to my heart and I love what he is doing for geocaching.

  • Wigloo Marbles

    My vote is for Dr Evil. He may not have found as many as other cachers but he has put so much thought and effort into those that he has placed, and has been so enthusiastic about recording his exploits for others to enjoy. A great cacher in our area!

  • Keltherocketdog

    I vote for Dr Evil. His caches are brilliant, and I enjoy watching his vlogs on his geocaching trips!

  • chooly81

    Dr Evil gets my vote x

  • tuff cookie

    As I am english and he is english then its only right Dr Evil should win :) good luck dude from tuff cookie (staffs moorlands)

  • Jasper Adams

    Dr evil gets my vote, his caches are so much fun!

  • Sequoia_2

    My vote is for Richard E! The Tin Man is awesome…plus, he is my DAD!

  • AngloCacher

    After reading them all I’m voting for Dr Evil. Good luck to all though

  • itwoman42

    My vote definitely goes to Dr Evil! :-D

  • Carly

    Dr Evil to win :)

  • John Ross

    I would say Richard E

  • Ryan007

    Dr Evil is a great geocacher, youtuber and friend, he has helped me so much in the last year. He shows great passion and is a credit to Geocaching. Paul said to me yesterday that he is not keeping an eye on this nomination but I know if he were to win it would mean the world to him! So my vote is for DR EVIL.

  • Printess Caroline

    I vote for Richard E. because he’s an extraordinary finder, imaginative hider and all around good guy.

  • Antihiro

    Dr Evil! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Dr Evil through his YouTube channel and Twitter. He is a great guy and always one of the first to reply to my videos and comments with some positive and/or witty remark. His videos are fantastic and always educational. I haven’t had the opportunity to grab one of his caches yet, but if the chance ever came up, I would definitely head there first. There have been many comments about how amazing they are. I find Dr Evil to be an inspiration and can’t wait for the day we may meet in person and can do a cache-run together. I think he definitely deserves this honour. Best of luck Dr Evil!

  • Einnorder

    We can vote for whoever we want but Groundspeak will select the most “suitable” candidate. The numbers of votes is not relevant. Please read carefully: It says “Add your comments” It says NOT ” Vote”
    So the whole thing is a fake. Good luck to all nominees

  • innah

    Die Helden gets my vote! I love geocachers who not only hide terrific caches but also take the time out of their day to help other geocachers as well.

  • Bari

    I would like to vote for Die Helden. Their caches are always a pleasure to search and find and full off great ideas.

  • Mahler@Fantine

    Richard E gets our vote. What a cacher! Tin Man is only one of many fabulous caches he has created. We chased him by two days on a power trail in Florida on vacation, what a hoot to see his mark on all those caches right ahead of us. He’s also a great guy. Yay Richard E!!!

  • Shelly PBC

    My vote goes to Richard E who has proven to be an all around cacher!! His tin man shows just how creative someone can get with a hide. To put that much time and thought into a cache hide is amazing!!
    Between his creativity and number of finds, shows what an outstanding nominee he is. Richard E without question!!

  • Sally Miles

    My vote goes to Dr Evil. His caches and events are great, he helps alot of new geocachers into this mad sport of ours, I’ve met him once and he is a really nice guy. I hope he wins.

  • Mahler&Fantine

    RichardE – He has done more for geocaching than anyone we know.

  • Applehouse

    Dr evil gets my vote.

  • stick0815

    Die Helden ! Die besten Dosen die ich bis dato suchen durfte, Vielen Dank

  • Got2bkidnme

    Richard E is a great NY cacher and would be a wonderful recipient!!

  • “L”

    Richard E.!!!

  • nwk_Berlin

    Richard E! He not only finds a lot of caches but also places a lot of fun caches. I love people who take the time to give back to the sport. The Tin Man is a geocacher tourist destination in our area. He is also so helpful to other area cachers. I have his phone number and if I run into trouble with one of his caches, he is happy to help.

  • Team qst

    My vote goes to Dr Evil, his Ghostly caches are fun and entertaining, his Troll hideaway caches are well thought out and his GeoPaul YouTube channel inspires new & old cachers from around the world.


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