Well, it’s been a few weeks since we did the news so there’s a lot of it! There’s quite a few cachers in the news, several bomb scares and a couple of great events. Grab a coffee, sit back and read on!
Dave Baumchen from Seattle, Washington area, who has 10,126 cache finds, is featured in this article here.
Jeff Zesch, Walter Guertin and Donna Siegel of Massachusetts are mentioned in this article here.
Denise Eickbush from Wichita, Kansas is featured in this article from KSN3 News.
Kathleen Fisher and Bob and Barb Fochtman are mentioned in this article about their caching experiences around Fort Gratiot’s Natural Reserve and Walking Trail in Port Huron, Michigan.
Amy Mills, from Central Iowa, is mention in this article here.
Nate Cushman, from the Everette, Washington area, is featured in this article here.
An introduction to Geocaching was held at The Indiana Dunes State Park recently which was well received. You can read more here.
Geocaching was also the part of the festivities of The No Child Left Inside event held recently in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. You can read more about this event here.
A Kelowna, British Columbia cache was recently mistaken for a bomb and the police are looking for the Geocacher so that they can ‘educate’ him. You can read more here.
Another Geocaching related bomb scare happened in South Carolina recently. You can read more about this one here.
And yet another bomb scare related to Geocaching. This time in Boulder, Colorado. You can read more about it here.
Senior reporter Joe Borlik and staff photographer Brandon Buck for Cental Michigan University’s cm-life.com went on an excursion to figure out what Geocaching is. Their story is located here.
On a lighter note, a Cache In Cache Out (CITO) event was held in conjunction with the 17th annual Musconetcong Watershed Association Spring Clean Up in Warren, New Jersey recently. You can read more here.
Minnesota State Parks Geocaching Wildlife Safari begins on May 2nd! Once you find the hidden cache, collect the Critter Cards. The more critters you collect, the more rewards you can earn. Find out more here.
And finally, here are the latest standings, with very little change, for the HooHaa GeoChallenge Race. Still in 1st place, and still moving, is TripCyclone’s Easy Flyer with 8042.8 miles, in 2nd place is Gunny’s Electric Bug with 6517.7 miles, in 3rd place is HeadHardHat’s Just A Nut with 3544 miles, in 4th place and still moving is Kiss My Cache’s Peace Luv and Travel Bugs with 2457.7, in 5th is Geocat’s Racer with 669.4 miles, in 6th place is Hick’s World with 505.5 miles, in 7th place is PJ’s Champion Quilt with 427.5 miles, in 8th place and moving is EMC’s Chocolate Chip Cookie with 159.8 miles and moving, and still in 9th place, still sleeping, is our very own GoGo T. Urtle who is resting comfortably at Codswallop with a total of 54.6 miles.
And that’s the way we saw the past couple of weeks in Geocaching! Seriously, these were a few interesting Geocaching related news articles that we came across this week that we wanted to share.
Keep on cachin’!