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November 2013 Geocacher Profile

Nov 02, 2013 - 5:53 PM - by MathSeeker
The Membership Relations Committee is happy to showcase some ArkGeo Geocachers through the "Geocacher Profile". The committee thought Don Guthrie aka TinmanJones should be the next cacher to be in the spotlight.

What is your geocaching name?
TinmanJones


How did you choose your handle?
I was part of a band called "Tinman Jones" for many years. I became a geocacher several years after Tinman Jones disbanded, so I decided to use the name in order to spark conversation, as well as keeping the name alive. www.tinmanjones.com


How long have you been geocaching?
Since December 6, 2009.


How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?
After asking "what is geocaching?" on FaceBook, in 2009, Arkfiremedic quickly answered & we quickly set up a time to meet so he and 2ter could "show me the ropes." Old Meets New (GC1EY3R) was the first cache I logged. It was an ammo box, so I'm sure he chose that cache to get me hooked. And it worked.


Who usually goes with you when you go caching?
From 2009 till early 2013, it was mostly Juan Pablo (my teenage son) & I hitting the trails. I've also done ALOT of caching with Arkfiremedic & 2ter. As of early 2013, Mz. Muggle (my wife) has become an active part of my caching ontarage.


How long will you work on puzzle caches before you give up?
I rarely do puzzles. If AFM & I are tackling caches together, I'll spend a lot more time on them, because I know he'll eventually figure it out for me.


What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in?
I LOVE getting out of LA (lower Arkansas) & finding caches. I've spent some time finding awesome caches in Hot Springs & the central part of the state. But I've also found some really great hides in North Louisiana.


Do you do paperless caching?
Yes.


What kind of geocaching rig do you use?
Garmin 60CSx, Garmin Nuvi, as well as an iPhone.


Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching?
I've often said, when explaining to others, that it's an awesome way to get out & see stuff I never would've seen. Just last week, not 5 miles from my house & a place I've driven by hundreds of times, I discovered some history that I never knew existed. That's what it's all about for me.


Where are you originally from?
Stuttgart, Arkansas


In what states have you geocached?
Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Colorado, & Kansas.


What was your first event ever attended?
G.L.A.D. Eat & Greet (12-17-2009)


How many caches have you found?
As of today (10-21-13) 1,335


Which type of cache container do you prefer over the rest?
Any type that will get me to a place that I normally would have never gone to. I enjoy them all.


What was the most famous cache that you have found?
I'm unsure.


Do you use disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries?
Disposable.


Do you enjoy hiding or finding more as your part of the hobby?
I enjoy finding.


Do you have a personal goal in mind when you make a hide?
If I can get someone to an area or place they might have never been to, then that's my goal.


What is you favorite type of cache hide?
An ammo box or something that size. But they just don't stay around long, so I rarely hide them.


Out of all your hides, what are your personal favorites that you take pride in?
My three favorite caches I've ever hidden are ARKFIREMEDIC'S little FRIEND (GC2DHVG), Cathy's Road Cache (GC23VJD), and If These Walls Could Talk (GC248KN).


What do you think the proper hide to find ratio should be to keep the sport fresh?
I don't have an opinion here. As long as people keep hiding caches, I think the hobby will remain fun & fresh for all of us.

How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby?
In 2009 I was shopping online for a GPS to use while fishing, to mark fishing holes. In my search for the perfect GPS, I kept seeing the term "geocaching" on all the GPS descriptions. After reviewing a dozen or so sites, I simply asked the question on FaceBook "what is geocaching?" You can thank Arkfiremedic for the rest. If it weren't for him, I may have never found my first cache.

What's your favorite geocache?
The Tinman by LikesToCanoe! By far, my all time favorite!


If money was no object, where would you like to go geocaching?
On every coast on the planet. I love beaches & beach life, so I'm sure there are some really great beach side caches out there.


Do you like geocaching by yourself or in a group?
I enjoy going alone. But I also love having my family with me, as well as AFM & 2ter. So I guess to answer your question, I enjoy it either way.


How many First to Finds do you have?
I've lost count of my FTFs.


Are you a First to Find person who is always set on go and if so, how many miles out do you have your settings on to get notifications?
I'm not as big on them as I was when I first started. If I find one, YAY! If not, my feelings don't get hurt. Lately, I won't go out of my way for a FTF. Back in 2010, I'd go no matter the time of day or night. Not so much anymore.


Do you have any other hobbies besides geocaching? I enjoy scuba diving, spear fishing, camping, and fishing (from a boat).
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October 2013 Geocacher Profile

Oct 01, 2013 - 3:46 PM - by MathSeeker
The Membership Relations Committee is happy to showcase some ArkGeo Geocachers through the "Geocacher Profile". The committee thought Jim White aka Fishigfool60 should be the next cacher to be in the spotlight.


What is your geocaching name?

Fishigfool60 fixing to shorten to FF60


How did you choose your handle?
Because I love to fish


How long have you been geocaching?
It will be 4 years this month


How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?
Was by myself! Didn't have a clue as to what I was doing! It was GC1E6KX On the Rocks at Lake Fort Smith State Park.


Who usually goes with you when you go caching?
Usually by myself, but will go with others when we can get the time worked out


How long will you work on puzzle caches before you give up?
Depends on what else is going on at the time. Usually a week before given up on it


What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in?
I like to go everywhere but enjoy caching out in the countryside the most.


Do you do paperless caching?
Yes


What kind of geocaching rig do you use?
My Oregon 450T mostly but will use my I-phone


Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching?
I tell everyone geocaching will take you places you have never been before and wouldn't go unless for the sport
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Where are you originally from?
Was born in Fort Smith, and moved to Alma in 1974


In what states have you geocached?
OK. ,TX, Mo,. MS., In., IL., KY, Tn., KS.


What was your first event ever attended?
Was in 2010 Down Home Meet & Greet with Edieo


How many caches have you found?
Over 7500 if I can get caught up on my logging


Which type of cache container do you prefer over the rest?
Any size is fine with me


What was the most famous cache that you have found?
Mingo


Do you use disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries? Rechargeable

Do you enjoy hiding or finding more as your part of the hobby?
I do enjoy hiding the most


Do you have a personal goal in mind when you make a hide?
Not really, just get people out having fun


What is you favorite type of cache hide?
Anything out in the woods... ammo can, pill bottle, nano!


Out of all your hides, what are your personal favorites that you take pride in?
Out in the cemetery in Alma


What do you think the proper hide to find ratio should be to keep the sport fresh?
Don't really think there is a "Proper Ratio"


How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby?
I got the gps to find creeks to fish in and a buddy said since you have the gps you might as well geocache.


What's your favorite geocache?
The last one I found!!


If money was no object, where would you like to go geocaching?
New Zealand


Do you like geocaching by yourself or in a group?
A little of both.


How many First to Finds do you have?
Not sure, around 200


Are you a First to Find person who is always set on go and if so, how many miles out do you have your settings on to get notifications?

Do you have any other hobbies besides geocaching?
hiking, fishing, kayaking, photography, chasing waterfalls
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September 2013 Geocacher Profile

Sep 03, 2013 - 7:25 PM - by MathSeeker
The Membership Relations Committee is happy to showcase some ArkGeo Geocachers through the "Geocacher Profile". The committee thought Linda Tredway aka Angel06 should be the next cacher to be in the spotlight.

What is your geocaching name?
My name is Angel06, or better known as Linda Tredway.

How did you choose your handle?

I chose my handle for 2 reasons: I am a nurse that retired from full time work in 2006 and I was in charge of Angel Food Ministries at my church starting in 2006.

How long have you been geocaching?

I started Geocaching on Dec. 29, 2006. I went with Eagle95, my son, to the Searcy area. The first one of the day was WCCC Howell. We hunted 11 more caches. The very first cache for me to hunt on my own was It's a Stumping Ground on 1/22/07.

How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?

The very first geocache I found was on 3/6/05 It's a Dam Site Cache. I was a muggle and tagged along with Eagle95 while he was doing an errand for The Dive Shop out of Little Rock.

Who usually goes with you when you go caching?

Eagle95 was my Geocaching buddy, but since he moved to Memphis I'm alone most of the time. That doesn't count the times my husband and I are traveling and we hunt for caches (even though he remains a muggle).

How long will you work on puzzle caches before you give up?

I have never timed how long I work on a puzzle cache. If I don't figure out which "angle" to solve the puzzle I put it to the side for another day. So I don't think I give up, I just procrastinate!

What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in?
I enjoy every town I cache in because it generally gives me a smiley. My first area I enjoyed was Cacheville (Clarksville), then it was Searcy due to the proximity and numbers. Now I enjoy the Prescott, AZ area, otherwise known as Ravenland (due to the unique caches hidden by a cacher by the name of The Raven).

Do you do paperless caching?

I still don't do paperless caching.

What kind of geocaching rig do you use?
When I cache by myself I'm in my Mazda Tribute. When I'm with my husband we are in our VW Jetta - which is low lying base so I don't go on the dirt roads.

Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching?

I recommend this "sport" to anyone because it gets a person out of the house, doing some exercise many times by hiking trails, seeing some history that would have been overlooked, meting some nice people along the way, and it is family oriented. It's an EOE, which means Equal Opportunity Experience!

Where are you originally from?

I am originally from Fair Lawn, NJ; which is located 20 minutes south of the George Washington Bridge and 20 minutes north of Newark.

In what states have you geocached?
I have geocachers in 40 states. I still lack Alaska, Oregon, Washington, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

What was your first event ever attended?
My first event was in Cacheville in 2007. Eagle95 and I attended , but we had to leave Sat night so I could be back to play handbells in church on Sunday morning. I did my first night caching that Sat night also.

How many caches have you found?

According to Geocaching.com I have found 2550, but I still have many more to log (off found papers in a pile) so the number is probably closer to 2700.

Which type of cache container do you prefer over the rest?

It is great to find an ammo can in an urban area or a nano in the woods, but the creative containers that some people come up with are the memorable ones for me. In the near future I hope to get more crafty on my hides - so you better watch out.

What was the most famous cache that you have found?
The first famous cache that comes to mind is GC30 Mingo that was put out in May 2000. My husband and I were out caching in Kansas heading toward Colorado to visit some friends. As I logged my finds for that day and look up some more for the next day I saw Mingo mentioned in several logs. I still wasn't sure where the town of Mingo was - so then I changed my thought to geocachers with the word Mingo. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was on our route and to know how old it was at that time. This was a must! This isn't to say that there haven't been other famous caches; too many to name, because all caches are great. Some one placed it so someone else could find it!

Do you use disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries?
Disposable batteries

Do you enjoy hiding or finding more as your part of the hobby?
Finding because of the thrill. In my first year of caching after finding several cemetery caches in Searcy Eagle95 and I started wondering how many cemeteries are in Cleburne County. Then the themes of caches and such for hiding caches were my main goal, but after having more than 100 caches to do maintenance on (some are one hour away) has made it less enjoyable. This isn't to say I'm not hiding anymore.

Do you have a personal goal in mind when you make a hide?

As mentioned previously my goal has been the theme, sometimes to help with the alphanumeric challenge, sometimes for a tour of the town, sometimes just for numbers, but generally there is a goal - stated or not.

What is your favorite type of cache hide?
I prefer unique or unknown caches.

Out of all your hides, what are your personal favorites that you take pride in?
My personal favorite hides have been the AGS series because of the research of a popular show that many have liked. The information gives a hint as to where the cache is hidden. Now those of you reading this have a hint that others don't. I also think the At The Lake series are a favorite because it is more like a tour of Heber Springs in some unknown locations as well as the information on some fish; even those that aren't found at the lake.

What do you think the proper hide to find ratio should be to keep the sport fresh?

I'm not sure there is a ratio, but I think you should still hide one every so often to keep the sport fresh; and to keep people coming to your area/town.

How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby?

I started Geocaching because of Eagle95. He was headed toward White County when I was just coming back into the house. When he told me what and where he was going I asked to tag along. After we found the first one that day I was "hooked". My husband also learned that my sense of timing was off when I am Geocaching. Dinner that night was much later than I had planned.

What's your favorite geocache?
My favorite geocache currently is Origami Raven. It is unique in having to follow a video in folding the origami and then figuring out the correct coordinates from the right flank, left wing, etc. The location of the cache and the logbook are VERY unique.

If money was no object, where would you like to go geocaching?

I would like to go to Europe to do some Geocaching there. I also would like to return to Australia and find one there. By time I found out how to change to the southern I had left Australia on a cruise.

Do you like geocaching by yourself or in a group?
I prefer a group, but that doesn't happen often.

How many First to Finds do you have?

I think I have 75 FTFs

Are you a First to Find person who is always set on go and if so, how many miles out do you have your settings on to get notifications?

I am ready to go Geocaching all the time, but only get notification via computer which is set for 75 -100 miles. Since I don't have an I phone, I'm slower than most.

Do you have any other hobbies besides geocaching?

Yes I have several other hobbies - quilting, playing handbells in church and for nursing homes, play nurse in the Christian Health Center, knit or crochet prayer shawls, teach water aerobics at the Community Center's pool, and volunteer in numerous other organizations.

I hope to see some of you on the trail.
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August 2013 Geocacher Profile

Aug 01, 2013 - 9:11 PM - by MathSeeker
The Membership Relations Committee is happy to showcase some ArkGeo Geocachers through the "Geocacher Profile". The committee thought Judy Franklin aka Jffok should be the next cacher to be in the spotlight.

What is your geocaching name? Jffok

How did you choose your handle? I was looking at the site and it asked for a user name. I tried a couple of names and both were taken. So I put in my Initials JFF and then added OK as I was born in Okla.

How long have you been geocaching? Since 10-23-08

How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?
GCD38F Sweet Woman. This was a virtual cache and I did not have a gps. The name of the cemetery was on the cache page so I just went there and walked around until I found the correct headstone.

Who usually goes with you when you go caching? Mainly alone.

How long will you work on puzzle caches before you give up?
I rarely give up on one.

What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in?
Clarksville, Ar. and Lawton, Ok

Do you do paperless caching?
Yes

What kind of geocaching rig do you use?
Garmin 450t

Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching? It is a good, clean, and fun family hobby.

Where are you originally from?
Cartersville, Oklahoma

In what states have you geocached? Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi

What was your first event ever attended?
Van Buren Breakfast GC1H7JJ 11/15/08

How many caches have you found? 10,920

Which type of cache container do you prefer over the rest?
Baby Soda Bottles

What was the most famous cache that you have found? Gorilla Stash

Do you use disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries?
Disposable

Do you enjoy hiding or finding more as your part of the hobby?
Finding

Do you have a personal goal in mind when you make a hide? To show a place or share the fun of hunting with someone.

What is you favorite type of cache hide? Letterbox and earthcaches

Out of all your hides, what are your personal favorites that you take pride in? GC46YK4 Rodeo Cowboy and my small section of the Oklahoma Land Run .

What do you think the proper hide to find ratio should be to keep the sport fresh?
10 hides per 100 finds

How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby? I read an article in the Ft. Smith paper when the Janet Hucklebee Nature Center was dedicated. They showed a picture of a man geocaching there.

What's your favorite geocache? Lone Tree GCBD5E a 5/5 virtual cache near Lawton, Ok.

If money was no object, where would you like to go geocaching? Nevada and Wyoming

Do you like geocaching by yourself or in a group? I like caching with a partner but will go alone if no one is available to go.

How many First to Finds do you have? 660

Are you a First to Find person who is always set on go and if so, how many miles out do you have your settings on to get notifications?
Most of the time I will go for them . 50 miles but donít usually go over 20 if there is only one new cache.

Do you have any other hobbies besides geocaching?
Hiking, Fishing, Photography and Scrapbooking
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July 2013 Geocacher Profile

Jul 02, 2013 - 1:57 PM - by MathSeeker
The Membership Relations Committee is happy to showcase some ArkGeo Geocachers through the "Geocacher Profile". The committee thought Mark and Melanie Willis & family aka thefab5willisclan should be the next cachers to be in the spotlight.

What is your geocaching name?
thefab5willisclan or "fab5" for short

How did you choose your handle?
When we decided to create a name we all got together but we couldn't all decide on one name, so we just put all of our ideas into one name. But in hindsight, I wish we could have picked something much shorter, It's hard to put "thefab5willisclan" on a nano log!

How long have you been geocaching?
We found our first Cache on June 17th, 2011

How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?
All five of us loaded up in the car and went to the closest Cache to us. It is called 107 Micro (GC20AKB) by CrazyCowboy. It took us about thirty minutes and I was sure it wasn't there. Then I checked one more place, and there it was. It was the coolest thing ever!!!

Who usually goes with you when you go caching?

For Casual Caching I take my wife and most of my kids. But about once a month I load up with Paladinds1961 and the two of us, along with maybe Razz007 or Festus, head off to grab a power trail or 4.

How long will you work on puzzle caches before you give up?
I have been working on Beale's Cypher (GC1YEP2) since I started Geocaching. I may put it up for a while but I never give up!

What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in?

I love the Clinton area. Some of my favorite Caches have been there, including my first First To Find.
"Night Hiker" has some of the coolest Caches anywhere!

Do you do paperless caching?

Yes

What kind of geocaching rig do you use?
Garmin etrex 20

Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching?
Where do I start with this one? Fun, Entertaining, Intriguing, a great family activity, a great way to meet new and interesting people, AND I like finding things!

Where are you originally from?
The Russellville, AR area but moved to Jacksonville, AR, where my wife has lived most of her life, about 20 years ago.

In what states have you geocached?
Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Indiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois

What was your first event ever attended?

Choctaw Lunchtime eat And greet, hosted by AR-HICK, in August of 2011. This is where we met Woodwalker, Mathseeker, and RKLMBL! I must say that the whole family LOVES events. They may not always want to go Caching but they are always ready to go to an event.

How many caches have you found?

3222, well, it will be that many when I get all of my logs caught up. The official number as of 6/27 is 3196

Which type of cache container do you prefer over the rest?
Non-typical containers

What was the most famous cache that you have found?

I guess Gorilla Stash (GC1B), the oldest Cache in Arkansas

Do you use disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries?

Rechargeable

Do you enjoy hiding or finding more as your part of the hobby?
Finding

Do you have a personal goal in mind when you make a hide?
I want to make the finder think. I want them to WANT to write a good log.

What is you favorite type of cache hide?
A field puzzle Cache like the I.C. series by KnKinCabot

Out of all your hides, what are your personal favorites that you take pride in?
The Angel (GC363PW) It is disabled right now while they remodel the store it's in front of, but I hope to have it back up soon. It requires the finder to disassemble an angel to get the next set of coordinates. (For reading this you get a hint: start with the head)
My Little Buddy (GC32RJM) A tricky little Cache. The hint for it is: look on the fence from the back side. Close to the end.

What do you think the proper hide to find ratio should be to keep the sport fresh?
Not sure about a ratio, but I think you should find at least a few before hiding your first. But we might could get some really unique hides from someone who don't know all the usual "normal" places.

How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby?

My cousin told me about Geocaching, and took me to find a couple of Caches in a park in Benton. We didn't find either Cache, but I was hooked and couldn't wait to get home to tell the rest of the clan about it. We set up our account and found our first one soon after.

What's your favorite geocache?
Wow! Thats a tough one! I wish I could give my top 100 or something. I think my favorite virtual was Reflections/snoitcelfeR (2002) (GC9073) found while we were at geowoodstockX. One of my favorite puzzle Caches was anything by woodwalker and most recently I.C. Shortwave (GC485GZ) by KnKinCabot. As far as regular Caches our first really cool Cache was Heads up! (GC30NTJ) by Night Hiker in Clinton.

If money was no object, where would you like to go geocaching?

The world! We would just travel the world Caching everywhere we went!

Do you like geocaching by yourself or in a group?

A group of course!

How many First to Finds do you have?
60

Are you a First to Find person who is always set on go and if so, how many miles out do you have your settings on to get notifications?
I don't get to go after them as much as I used to because of my job. But Catch me on a good weekend and I will be on them like white on rice! I have my miles set on the max it would let me.

Do you have any other hobbies besides geocaching?
Genealogy, and golf but I don't have time for either. I haven't touched a golf club in over a year, and there are always geocaching logs to catch up on when I set at the computer, so I don't get to do any genealogy research either. Geocaching has taken the place of all my other hobbies. I just realized that all my hobbies start with a G. The three G's.
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