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June 2013 Geocacher Profile

Jun 02, 2013 - 7:13 AM - by MathSeeker
The Membership Relations Committee is happy to showcase some ArkGeo Geocachers through the "Geocacher Profile". The committee thought Jim and Barb Sick aka Sayitagain should be the next cachers to be in the spotlight.

What is your geocaching name?

Sayitagain

How did you choose your handle?
I have worn hearing aides for 25 years. When we were trying to pick a geocaching name everyone thought that it should somehow reflect my hearing problem. For most people hearing is a passive activity. Someone says something and you pick it up right away even if you did not know they were going to say something. You hear it and understand it. For people with hearing disabilities hearing becomes an active process. I really need to concentrate on what is being said because my hearing loss causes me to miss pieces of words and conversation and I have to fill in or guess what is missing. By the time I figure it out, the person is already on the next sentence. Your ear has to first pick up spoken word and send a message to your brain saying that something is being said. As a result by the time you realize that someone is talking and you need to be listening you have missed the first few words. So you have to then start concentrating on spoken word and as a result you ask that they repeat it. My wife and kids came up with Sayitagain because about half the time when they say something to me I do not hear it the first time so I had to ask them to “say it again”.

How long have you been geocaching?
Since December 0f 2004

How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?
We were visiting my wife’s family in Jerseyville Illinois over the Christmas holidays and my brother in law asked me if I would like to go geocaching with him and his son. I remember it was cold as heck that day. The cache that we were looking for was supposed to be under a rock but we were never able to locate it. We found out later that it was actually there but the ground was frozen so hard the rock was frozen to the ground. I think we actually may have found a couple more that day but it wasn’t until the next day when I found the first one I actually logged, The Calhoun Point Cache by Myotis GC17C1.

Who usually goes with you when you go caching?
My wife usually goes with me. I’ll drive and she’ll look at the GPS, read me the description and tell me when to stop. She usually reads in the car or something while I look for the cache but if I have trouble finding one she will come help. She usually has it located in no time.

How long will you work on puzzle caches before you give up?
I have never really gotten into puzzle caches. I’ve attempted some, but think that you probably really need to spend some time figuring out how they work and so far I’ve never done that.

What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in?
Clarksville was always the place to go to find the really neat caches when I started caching in 2004. I think a lot of unique caches all over Arkansas are patterned after those early hides in Clarksville. I also enjoy caching in Searcy and Morrilton.

Do you do paperless caching?
Yes, although with my I phone app giving me live info I tend to rely more on that unless I am heading to a particular area to cache then I will do a PQ.

What kind of geocaching rig do you use?
A GPSMap62 s as well as my” I” phone.

Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching?
I think it’s a great activity that can be enjoyed by everyone, it’s a great way to get some exercise and once you make the initial investment of a GPS it is not an expensive hobby. I have been to some fantastic places and learned a lot of very interesting facts and history following that little needle. I think the neatest thing about geocaching is that there are no age limitations. Any age can do it and they can do it together. There aren’t many activities that fall into that category.

Where are you originally from?
Little Rock

In what states have you geocached?
Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Colorado, North Carolina, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Texas, Kansas, Alabama, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Mississippi, Indiana, Georgia, Florida, New Mexico, New York, Arizona, Ohio, Louisiana and Virginia.


What was your first event ever attended?
Conway Arkansas CITO(GCN70J) put on by Gaddiel and Orange Danish and Team Rock Hound at Beaverfork Lake in April of 2005.

How many caches have you found?
1920


Which type of cache container do you prefer over the rest?
I like containers large enough to handle trade items. Most of those usually require some sort of hike to get there as they are usually hidden in wooded areas. I also like unique hides that utilize some type of structure or equipment to help camo the cache location.

What was the most famous cache that you have found?
Fort Williams Cache ( GC128 ) on the coast of Maine in Cape Elizabeth, south of Portland. It is the first and oldest cache in Maine and was featured on the 2005 Maine geocoin as well as a 2011 special geocoin commemorating the 10th anniversary of the first geocache in Maine. Fort Williams is adjacent to the Portland Head Lighthouse which according to the cache description is the most photographed lighthouse in the world.

Do you use disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries?
Disposable

Do you enjoy hiding or finding more as your part of the hobby?
I enjoy hiding them and reading the logs of people who find them but I think I enjoy the hunt better.

Do you have a personal goal in mind when you make a hide?
I really try to make my caches interesting and educational. I love old buildings and it’s really neat to research the history of a place and then share what I’ve found with other people by placing a cache there.

What is you favorite type of cache hide?
One that has some type of story associated with it.

Out of all your hides, what are your personal favorites that you take pride in?
My son Tony (Maumellean) and I started caching together so a lot of my first hides were done jointly with him. Hidden History was our first hide. I found a concrete block with the name of a building and a date sitting on a wall just West of Riverfront Park. I went to the library and researched the name and came up with the location of where the building previously was located. From that I was able to construct a time line of when the building was built and when it was torn down and a little bit about the individual who built it. Once you locate the first stage there is a puzzle that you must solve to get the coordinates for the second stage where I have included copies of the history that you can take with you. It’s a fairly good size container capable of holding travel bugs which was one reason we have tried so hard to keep it going. There just aren’t too many caches downtown where you can drop a travel bug. It’s not really a hard cache and the two stages are not that far apart but most people don’t want to take the time to look for a multi when there are so many single stage caches close by.

What do you think the proper hide to find ratio should be to keep the sport fresh?
I don’t think there is any magic number. I really enjoy hiding caches because it’s so much fun reading the logs when people take the time to write something other then TFTC.

How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby?
Like I said previously my brother in law got me started. The first day we went my brother in law Tom (The Dizzy Bee), Nathan his son and myself went alone. When we got home that day and started telling everyone how much fun we had we decided to plan another trip for the next day. 13 of us in three cars spent the next day looking for the Calhoun county caches a series of 9 placed along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. We had a blast.

What's your favorite geocache?
It’s a virtual cache in Louisville Kentucky called “Itty Bitty Railroad” GCC146. This man has spent about 20 years constructing a Garden G scale railroad in his front yard. He has a basement and he keeps the trains in his basement. When he is operating the railroad the basement window opens and the trains come out. He has buildings, streets, bridges a working saw mill that really cuts wood, a campfire with hobos around it and a full blown carnival with rides that really work. We were lucky enough to meet him the day we were there and he let us in to walk around inside the fence and told us a lot of stories about building it.


If money was no object, where would you like to go geocaching?
I would love to go to Sweden. Four years ago when my daughter was a student at the University of Arkansas she went there with 14 other students and several of her instructors through the “Medical Students Abroad” program. As luck would have it my wife and I found a travel bug in a cache a few months before she left called “Sweden Here I Come” it’s destination was Sweden. We held onto to it and when she left for Sweden we sent it with her, along with a GPS. She had been caching with us before so was pretty familiar with geocaching but we needed to figure out where she could drop it once she got over there. I looked at cache locations in some of the towns that she would be visiting but most of them were in Swedish and besides that I was unsure of how safe the area was where they were located. We really needed a contact over there to help us out but how did we find one. I picked one town and sent a blind email to the Visitors and Convention bureau telling them who I was, what we were trying to do, and asked if per chance they knew any geocachers. The very next day I got an e-mail from Jorgen Ronning (Trio) asking how he could help. I told him about Mary Helen and the travel bug that we were trying to send home and he gave me the name of a travel bug motel in one of the towns that she was going to be visiting and said that it was in a very safe area of town. With a location as to where to drop the travel bug settled we instructed her to make sure that someone was with her when she went to drop it and if she could not find anybody to go with her to just bring it back home. She only knew one other student that was going on the trip along with the instructors. While in Sweden they traveled from town to town on a bus. Before they got to the town where she was supposed to drop the travel bug she was talking to the boy seated next to her and she told him what she was trying to do. He volunteered to go with her to find the cache and drop the travel bug. She had never met Andrew but he seemed like a nice enough guy and he was a catholic, who just like her, would be looking for a place to attend Mass on Sunday. They ended up going to church together as well as looking for the cache together. When they found the cache they deposited it in the container and Mary Helen signed the log with the caching name we had agreed she would use,” Hearitagain”. She is going to be an audiologist. When they got back home that summer they both went their separate ways, he back to St. Vincent where he was from and she back to Little Rock. That Fall when they got back to school they started dating. The Saturday after Christmas this past year Mary Helen went to St. Vincent to have a late Christmas with Andrew’s family. When she got there Andrew asked her if she wanted to go geocaching. Since she really hadn’t dressed for it she wasn’t too happy about it but agreed to go along anyway. He took her out to some property his Dad owned and gave her the GPS and told her his brother had hidden a cache there. She soon found an ammo can and upon opening it found it lined with carpet and containing two boxes. One was a charm for her charm bracelet that he had given her and the other was an engagement ring. They are getting married on August 31. I would love to travel to Sweden and see some of the sites she told us about and meet Jorgen. He keeps a blog and posts on it his caching experiences. http://www.treocaching.se/#me

Do you like geocaching by yourself or in a group?
Its always fun going with someone because you get to visit and share geo stories while you cache.

How many First to Finds do you have?
I think I only have about 13 of them.

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?
When I first started caching FTF’s were a big deal. I think all of mine I have, I got in the first three years I cached. I don’t cache as much as I did in the early years because there is so much other stuff going on in our lives. I did finally figure out how to set alerts a couple of months ago and I think I set them for ten miles. I’m not really a set on go cacher anymore because between work and home I stay pretty busy.


Do you have any other hobbies besides geocaching?
I like to repair and refinish furniture, fish when I get the chance and every Friday I hit estate sales.
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May 2013 Geocacher Profile

May 01, 2013 - 7:51 PM - by MathSeeker
The Membership Relations Committee is happy to showcase some ArkGeo Geocachers through the "Geocacher Profile". The committee thought Max & Roylene Slaughter aka nonnipoppy should be the next cachers to be in the spotlight.

What is your geocaching name?
nonnipoppy

How did you choose your handle?
Our grandchildren call Roylene, my bride, nonni and they call me poppy. We contracted the name and became nonnipoppy

How long have you been geocaching?
Since 2002

How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?
Roylene had read an article in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette about geocaching and we were a bit intrigued and already owned a Garmin handheld GPS. We traveled to Ada OK in support of our son who was finishing a 100 mile bicycle race there. We looked for our first physical cache with an approach that would make the Keystone Cops proud. The coordinates were set to the wrong format and we did not know to place a waypoint and search for that spot. Instead we tried to walk around until the readings on the GPS were the same as the coordinates of the cache. Needless to say that first ever cache hunt was a dismal failure. We did find GC 7146 a virtual cache called "The Secret Of Sherwood Forrest".

Who usually goes with you when you go caching?
We have not actively cached in a few years. When were were active it was mostly nonni, Golfnutz, and rklmbl.

How long will you work on puzzle caches before you give up?
If it was a math puzzle about 30 seconds. Other types would get more attention particularly if they caught our fancy.

What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in?
Far to many to name them all. Searcy where Woodwalker had great hides, Glenwood where Cachemates did phenomenal things with their hides, Pueblo Co where Milkman had some very inventive caches, Germany with our German cache friend --------------, and Vienna Austria where Golfnutz and I had an amazing time with thousands of people around us speaking a language we did not understand. We felt a bit like James Bond on a mission.

Do you do paperless caching?
Yes

What kind of geocaching rig do you use?
Garmin 60csx

Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching?
It is inexpensive, entertaining, and very educational.

Where are you originally from?
Levelland, Texas

In what states have you geocached?
Washington, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi off the top of my head.

What was your first event ever attended?
We hosted it here in Clarksville I believe along with Golfnutz

How many caches have you found?
4232

Which type of cache container do you prefer over the rest?
Unique hides or containers

What was the most famous cache that you have found?
No clue about this answer

Do you use disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries?
disposable

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

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

What is you favorite type of cache hide?
Unique

Out of all your hides, what are your personal favorites that you take pride in?
Most of our hides are now either archived or have been adopted.

What do you think the proper hide to find ratio should be to keep the sport fresh?
I think this is actually different for different people.

How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby?
Roylene had read an article in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette about geocaching and we were a bit intrigued and already owned a Garmin handheld GPS.

What's your favorite geocache?
???

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

Do you like geocaching by yourself or in a group?
group

How many First to Finds do you have?
No clue

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?
No

Do you have any other hobbies besides geocaching?
Photography
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April 2013 Geocacher Profile

Apr 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 Gunnar Wright aka Arkansas stickerdude should be the next cacher to be in the spotlight.


What is your geocaching name?
Arkansas stickerdude


How did you choose your handle?
I work in Arkansas and my car dealers call me the stickerdude.

How long have you been geocaching?
Since 1/30/2004

How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?
I found out about geocaching from a $1 that had Where's George on it 1st cache was "Birds all around".

Who usually goes with you when you go caching? Usually go alone now

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


What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in?
Used to be Clarksville

Do you do paperless caching?
Yes, love it!

What kind of geocaching rig do you use?
Garmin gpsmap 60csx and iPhone 4

Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching?
It's fun and it gets you outside.

Where are you originally from?
Magnet cove, Arkansas

In what states have you geocached?
Ar, OK, CA, TX, KS, MO, IL, IN, OH, KY, TN, AL, FL, and DC

What was your first event ever attended?
Not sure

How many caches have you found?
2021 so far

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

What was the most famous cache that you have found?
Choc gccdb8

Do you use disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries?
No

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?
No

What is you favorite type of cache hide?
One that takes you to a beautiful place.

Out of all your hides, what are your personal favorites that you take pride in?
Rebels rule it's soooo easy but soooo hard.

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

How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby?
Found a Where's George dollar bill and looked into geocaching.

What's your favorite geocache?
Choc

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

Do you like geocaching by yourself or in a group?
Love groups

How many First to Finds do you have?
Idk not into ftf

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?
Not into ftf

Do you have any other hobbies besides geocaching?
Lots. Softball, mtn biking, kids, and lots more.
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March 2013 Geocacher Profile

Mar 02, 2013 - 7:58 PM - by MathSeeker
The Membership Relations Committee is happy to showcase some ArkGeo Geocachers through the "Geocacher Profile". The committee thought Morgan O'Neal aka drmo913 should be the next cacher to be in the spotlight.

What is your geocaching name?
My geocaching name is drMo913 (pronounced doctor mo)

How did you choose your handle?
Mo is a nickname I've had for years. It's from my first and last initials. The dr is a carry over from college. I played in a weekly poker night with my friends. I had ran across a book of poker legends. One such legend could be summed up with the phrase "don't play poker with a guy named doc". My friends jokingly called me "doctor mo". And the 913 is my birthday.

How long have you been geocaching?
I started geocaching in June of 2008.

How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?
The first geocache I found was Magnolia at Chestnut (http://coord.info/GC17W2J). My wife and I found it without a GPS because we didn't have one at the time. We studied the website for a few days before we became brave enough to go on the hunt. Once we were there, it took us 30 minutes to locate that little guy. The funny part was that I had held the cache in my hand a number of times and ignored it because I thought it was a pine cone of some sort......in a Magnolia tree.

Who usually goes with you when you go caching?
My wife (smilin4God) is my usual companion. Often JasonDDickerson and WednesdayAdams are tagging along or driving the cachemobile.

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

I don't give up. Unfortunately, there are not many close puzzle caches.

What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in?

I've loved caching in Michigan. I grew up there as a kid and finding caches there brings back a lot of memories of doing things with the family.

Do you do paperless caching?
Generally. Unless it's a puzzle cache.

What kind of geocaching rig do you use?

It depends. We use a Garmin Colorado 400t, a Magellan Explorist, an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 5. The Colorado has been my goto since the beginning, but all 4 see a lot of use.

Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching?

The fun and the people. I love playing games and being outdoors, and I love making friends with people from all walks of life.

Where are you originally from?
I was born in Flint, Mi. I moved to Columbia, TN when I was 10. I've lived in Arkansas since 1996.

In what states have you geocached?
Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Michigan, Texas, Mississippi, Indiana, Alabama, Illinois, & Missouri.


What was your first event ever attended?
Clarksville or Cacheville 2009 (http://coord.info/GC1JZG9)


How many caches have you found?
My profile says 864, but my wife has recently reminded me that I have another 15 or so caches that I need to log.


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

The unusual.

What was the most famous cache that you have found?
"And Jesus Wept" (http://coord.info/GC7051). This is a virtual cache locacted by the OKC Bombing Memorial. I would encourage everyone to tour that museum some day.

Do you use disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries?
Disposable. I have rechargeable, but I keep misplacing the charger.

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

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

In years past, my goal was to make the cache as tricky as possible to find it. More recently, my goal has changed to make the caches more of a pleasant experience for the cacher.

What is you favorite type of cache hide?

I love well designed multi's. It makes me feel that I've accomplished something.

Out of all your hides, what are your personal favorites that you take pride in?
My favorite is The Golden Greek: Our Man JZ (http://coord.info/GC2D7P4). It's my favorite because I hid the cache in honor of a friend, it was hidden with friends, and it's been a tricky hide for a number of people to find despite the cache itself is pretty straight-forward.
What do you think the proper hide to find ratio should be to keep the sport fresh?
1:50


How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby?
I read an article covering the Otterspoon cache at Beaver Fork Park outside of Conway, AR in 2006 or 2007. Then I met a friend who goes by Deezer at church who was a geocacher. On July 4th, 2008, Deezer and his Geezer, his father, took me out geocaching for my first real geocaching trip. We grabbed around 15 caches. That evening, my wife and I went shopping and purchased our Garmin Colorado.

What's your favorite geocache?
Lift Station #10 (http://coord.info/GCMEQM) in Clarksville, AR.

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

I would love to go caching in Oregan/Washington. Especially, if I could grab a Starbucks drink at "the" Starbucks.

Do you like geocaching by yourself or in a group?

A group is so much more fun. Sometimes it's hard to look ridiculous when you are by yourself.

How many First to Finds do you have?
um... I know I have a few, but I don't keep track of it.
Maybe 3?

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?
LOL. Nope. I do have notifications set out to 30 miles, but I seldom grab the FTF.

Do you have any other hobbies besides geocaching?

I play guitar (acoustic and bass), and I've been tinkering around with woodworking.








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February 2013 Geocacher Profile

Feb 01, 2013 - 11:33 PM - by MathSeeker
The Membership Relations Committee is happy to showcase some ArkGeo Geocachers through the "Geocacher Profile". The committee thought Kevin Cackler (kcackler) aka The Cacklers should be the next cacher to be in the spotlight.

What is your geocaching name?
The Cacklers (kcackler on ArkGeo)

How did you choose your handle?
We are Anna, Kevin, Isaac, and Bear Cackler. Otherwise known as "The Cacklers". Creative, I know

How long have you been geocaching?
We found our first cache in April, 2010.

How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?
Our first cache was GC1P658, and it was honestly pure luck that we found it. Mr. Cackler had already attempted it twice before Mrs. Cackler came to the rescue and figured out the meaning of the name of the cache. At the time, we only had our iPhone 3 to cache with, so we were lucky that we managed to find it at all! The phone kept pointing us to a tree, but Mrs. Cackler eventually figured out what the "endangered species" was.

Who usually goes with you when you go caching?
These days, when we're lucky enough to go caching, it's all 4 of us together. We also frequently go with The Mcneelys and have also ventured out once or twice with captaincooder.

How long will you work on puzzle caches before you give up?
I think the shortage of puzzle caches in our find history can answer that question. We really never put much time into puzzle caches (No time for that!) unless the cache has great logs / favorite points.

What town/ares have you most enjoyed caching in?
We love caching in Russellville just due to the sheer number and quality of caches here.

Do you do paperless caching?
For the most part, yes. If we're making a road trip, we will load up the GPS with caches along the route but we'll also print out some of the more promising looking geocaches so that we can easily read about them and decide which ones to hit.

What kind of geocaching rig do you use?
We have an eXplorist GC, which works very very well for being such a cheap unit. Most of the time, though, we use our phones (Samsung Galaxy SII)

Why would you recommend anyone else to take up geocaching?
Because it gets you out of the house and can take you to places you would never see otherwise. We found Hudson Shelter Falls and The Knife Edge on one single road trip. Those two caches were the highlight of our several day long vacation. If it weren't for geocaching, we would have driven right by two very awesome spots. That is why we geocache.

Where are you originally from?
Mr. Cackler is originally from Grove, OK and then Mena, AR. Mrs. Cackler is from Mena, AR.

In what states have you geocached?
Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri so far. We don't get to travel much right now because of the little Cacklers.

What was your first event ever attended?
Our first ever event was GC2HCZN -- Autumn Eat & Greet - Russellville, hosted by Old River Runner.

How many caches have you found?
412 as of today.

Which type of cache container do you prefer over the rest?
We like anything that has had a lot of thought put into it. Neat contraptions, new ideas, etc...

What was the most famous cache that you have found?
We really haven't found any that are "famous" in the traditional sense. I guess the one that we've found that we've most often heard mentioned is GC26NPF - Crack the SAFE. That was a fantastic geocache.

Do you use disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries?
Rechargeable most of the time (Counting our phones and the seldom use of our eXplorist GC). Sometimes we forget to bring the rechargeables though and have to stop by a gas station and purchase disposables.

Do you enjoy hiding or finding more as your part of the hobby?
Mr. Cackler enjoys finding the most. Mrs. Cackler enjoys hiding the most. Mr. Cackler loves the thrill of discovering new places and Mrs. Cackler enjoys the hunt of a good hiding spot and coming up with creative hides.

Do you have a personal goal in mind when you make a hide?
Our goal is to simply make a cache the others will enjoy hiding. We try to make each one creative or unique in its own way.

Out of all your hides, what are your personal favorites that you take pride in?
I think our favorite (Now archived) would have to be GC2GGYN - Oakland Cemetery Cache. That one gave captaincooder some trouble, which was our sign that it was a hide well done. Our second favorite would have to be GC3GH2Q - X-TREME PUTT PUTT. And since I'm here, our (other) second favorite would have to be GC3FA53 - The Beaver March of War - We had a lot of fun hiding that cache and enjoy reading the logs for it.

What do you think the proper hide to find ratio should be to keep the sport fresh?
No opinion on this one. I think that as long as people are putting out new and unique hides, geocaching will remain fun for many people.

How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby?
Mr. Cackler read an article sometime in early 2009 about this crazy thing called geocaching. At the time, he laughed about such a stupid hobby and then promptly forgot about it. Sometime in April 2010, he read another article about geocaching, and for some reason, this time it stuck. He meekly told Mrs. Cackler about what he'd read, and she (surprisingly) thought it sounded like great fun. Later that day, we loaded up and went hunting (Though did not find anything for a week or so)

What's your favorite geocache?
It's hard to really define one as our favorite because we have so many of them.

GC26NPF - Crack the SAFE - We loved this one because of the unique tools that we had to use to solve each cache.
GC11GWB - The Knife Edge - We loved this one because we had driven past this spot dozens of times before discovering geocaching. When we finally stopped and made the hike to find the cache, it was such a thrill. We didn't even know the trail was there
GCN37D - Hudson Shelter Falls - We loved this one because in order to get to it, we had to drive down a few miles of bad road, then turn onto a logging road and drive a bit down it. Then we had to hike a short ways to actually reach the falls. The scenery was beautiful, and again, we'd never have known about it were it not for geocaching.
GC24E6C - The Starlight Series - I believe this was our first night cache, and it was amazingly well done. We have since done it several times.
GCT5Y9 - Ghosts of Spanish Conquistadors - This one was great because we had probably been up there 50 times before we started caching. To think that we were so often that close to the night cache was very cool.
GC33DPC - The Twilight Zone - I can't reveal too much about this one, but it stands out in my mind when I'm trying to come up with a cache to take a new cacher / muggle to.

I'm sure I'm missing some, but those are the ones sticking out in my mind right now.

If money was no object, where would you like to go geocaching?
If money was no object, we would travel the world 24/7/365, geocaching the whole time. If we had to choose one place, it would probably be Australia or New Zealand.

Do you like geocaching by yourself or in a group?
We prefer to go with friends and family. The more people the better, especially on those spooky night caches.

How many First to Finds do you have?
Not really sure. Probably around 20ish.

Are you a First to Find person wh o is always set on go and if so, how many miles out do you have your settings on to get notifications?
Yes, absolutely. FTFs are my favorite type of victory. Unfortunately, life and work and other nonsense gets in the way sometimes, so I don't have as many as I'd like. Our notifications are currently set at 20 miles, but used to be set at 50.

Do you have any other hobbies besides geocaching?
Mrs. Cackler is a fantastic baker and can make a chocolate cupcake that is beautiful enough to bring you to tears. Mr. Cackler doesn't have much spare time, but enjoys building things in the shop when he gets a chance.
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