I have been busy this summer, camping with the family, sleeping, working, eating, sleeping, etc.
There has been a lot going on so I thought that I would toss some stuff out that I noticed.
Latitude 47 the geocaching blog did an article on Tico Jeffrey. I have been happy over the last few years to see a number of his caches listed. So it was cool and a surprise to have him highlighted. Congrats for all your caching, and the article
Geocacher of the Month
Also on Latitude 47 is the geocacher of the month. Geocaching.com is going to select outstanding cachers.
Groundspeak needs your help acknowledging a geocacher each month that stands out by inspiring other geocachers with their innovation, creative hides and/or logs, respect for the environment, and geocaching etiquette.
It goes with the focus this last year to improve he hides and highlight outstanding caches and now cachers. There will be a special coin, hat, and certificate given out.
So if there is someone that inspires you. They may be creative in hiding, or showing respect for others and the environment around us. Email geocacherofthemonth @ groundspeak.com
Every nomination must meet the following requirements. Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and description (in 500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the first Geocacher of the Month must be received by August 4th.
It is a great way to point out to others cachers that have contributed to the community we are a part of. Perhaps they have found 200 but share experiences with others. Perhaps they have placed a number of creative hides, make logs that are interesting. Toss out their names.
A munzee is a little barcode tag that you hide. Similar to a geocache. Someone hides it and then you go find it and scan it with your phone.
I thought the idea was cool, as I played with it for a while. However it quickly lost its luster as I began to think why I would place one instead of a geocache. It is just as much work, more difficult to create the tags, then activate them. They are not as usefull in the mountians (looking for a little tag)
So thought they are interesting. I would much rather place a micro cache then go out and place a munzee. No offense to the munzee folk, but it is the same reason I would rather deal with geocaching than opencaching. There are more, they are reviewed so you dont place a cache in a sensitive spot, phone GPS are mediocre. (for placing and finding). Plus there are not enough players and none around. Bleh... back to my wherigo I am working on... actuall one of my two wherigos, or is it three I am working on.