01/18/08 – Geocaching In The News

Posted in In The News on Jan 18, 2009

There really wasn’t a lot of Geocaching in the news last week so we skipped the post but this past week sure made up for it! There are lots of Geocachers mentioned, news on the MML Geo Trail, a fantastic use for GPS and updates on the HooHaa Race standings. Read on!

Brad Bumgardner and his girlfriend Amber are mentioned in this article about caching in the Indiana Dunes State Park. You can read more here.

Bill Primrose, Jerry Edmunson, John Boettiger and Shirley Phillips from Brazoria County, Texas are featured in this great article. You can read more here.

Don Hillman from Lakeland, Florida and his caching partner, Beth Bodenstein are featured in this article along with Aleeta Hall of Haines City. BC Five or MuchAdo are also mentioned.

Don Hillman and Beth Bodenstein are mentioned again in this article about Bok Tower Gardens and Trek Ten Trails, a series of hikes in Polk County that feature Geocaching opportunities. You can read more here.

Wes and B. J. Sorenson from Vergas, Minnesota will be teaching an upcoming Geocaching class on January 19th. here.

Dan Henke and Felicia Higgins from Waynesville, Missouri and mentioned in this article from The Daily Guide.

Leeanna Clark, a registered nurse spoke about Geocaching to the Society for Professional Archaeologists (quite the audience!). You can read more in this article that preceded the speech date.

Dr. Jamie Whetlock, his 11-year-old son, Carson and Jeff Drozd from Yucca Valley, California are featured in this article from the Hi-Desert Star. You can read more here.

Bob and Loretta Ellis, of Janesville, California are featured in this lengthy and informative article about Geocaching located here.

Eric and Donna Wilcox of Breton Bay and Billy and Terri Doughty of Lexington Park, along ith their 3-year-old granddaughter, Lilly were out recently searching the Leonardtown sponsored caches along the MML Geocache Trail. You can read more here and here.


And speaking of the Maryland Municipal League’s Geocache Trail, the mayor of Laurel has announced that his town has now joined the list of participating towns. There’s a small note here about midway down the page.

Here’s another article about the MML’s Geo Trail, this time focusing on the town of La Plata. Recently, the town and several volunteers hid a cache of “treasures” that includes La Plata lapel pins, stickers, historic brochures and pens. You can find out more here.

There’s an upcoming Geocache Challenge on February 7th at Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell County, Indiana. You’ll find more info here.

Here’s a real interesting article sent to us by ACGA member Stagunner – it’s about blind people using GPS technology to navigate around their communities. Although the article focuses on them getting government funding the idea is what intrigued us the most. You can read more here.

And once again, the latest standings for the HooHaa GeoChallenge Race. Still in 1st place is TripCyclone’s Easy Flyer with 8007.1 miles, in 2nd place is Gunny’s Electric Bug with 6517.7 miles, moving into 3rd place is Kiss My Cache’s Peace Luv and Travel Bugs with 2457.7, in 4th is Geocat’s Racer with 669.4 miles, in 5th place is Hick’s World with 505.5 miles, in 6th place and moving is HeadHardHAt’s Just A Nut with 256.9 miles, in 7th place and moving is EMC’s Chocolate Chip Cookie with 139.2 miles, in 8th place is PJ’s Champion Quilt with 123.2 miles and in 9th place, still in hibernation somewhere in the deep snows of Nova Scotia, is our very own GoGo T. Urtle with 38.9 miles. :)

Btw – You can keep updated on the race positions at anytime by visiting GeoCache: I’m NOT Obsessed… Right? and scrolling down the right-hand menu.

And that’s the way we saw this week, or so, in Geocaching! Seriously, these were a few interesting Geocaching related news articles that we came across this week that we wanted to share.

Oh, btw, you can always find more weekly Geocaching news here and here. If you know of an article we missed you can let us know here.

Keep on cachin’!

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2 Responses to “ 01/18/08 – Geocaching In The News ”


  1. P.J. -

    Just wait until the warm weather!

  2. P.J. -

    You guys snowed in up there? Cat got your internet? :D


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