We’re happy to announce yet another great cacher for the month of March – Brendah!
Where do you call home?
Salford, Ontario – small town south of Ingersoll.
Where does the name “brendah” come from?
It is just my first name and last name initial. I don’t have any nicknames and could not think of anything imaginative so I am just myself.
When you are not caching, what do you do for fun?
My family and I love to camp, hike, canoe, etc. I have a Jeep that I love to “play” in the mud and off-road with. I also like to garden, have two ponds I enjoy maintaining and love to read.
How long have you been geocaching?
I joined gc.com on February 24, 2008 but didn’t find my first cache until May 31, 2008.
My husband, Andrew, caches with me most of the time but we only log under my name.
How did you find out about geocaching?
I read about it in a magazine while at the library one night. I thought it sounded very cool and imagined there be caches in Ingersoll that I could find. I didn’t pay much attention after that because I knew I would not be able to afford a GPSr. A couple of years later, in February, I was bored and surfing the Internet when I remembered about geocaching and looked it up… I joined that day.
Have you gotten anyone else involved in the sport?
I have not gotten anyone I know personally involved but I have talked to lots of different people about caching while out searching or through presentations that I have done. Some have joined.
What gear do you use for caching?
Garmin Colorado 300, Etrex Legend , Blackberry Curve, my Jeep and sometimes a canoe!
Tell us some of your caching milestones (first, most memorable, etc).
First cache – GCMGAC The Black Donnellys (I started out with a multi!)
Most Scenic – GC17M1G Labtrackers Scenic North 1 (We drove forever down a snowmobile trail then a hydro corridor to come upon this beautiful location!)
Most Memorable – GC1X7FQ Mining Some Cold Hard Cache Too (I can’t believe I went down the side of a cliff using a rope!)
1000th Cache – GC1NZBE My Ideal Geocache (Was a great day, hike and celebration with fellow cachers!)
What are your favourite caches?
I love doing caches in rural settings, preferably in forests on trails. My favourite place to hike is the Bruce Trail so caches along the BT are best! I also enjoy the challenge of finding the accurately rated higher D/T caches.
What are your least favourite caches?
Anything that is in the area of high muggle activity!
Any recent highlights you would like to share?
Being part of the geocaching community is very enjoyable to me. I have started the South Western Ontario Geocachers organization. I also volunteer my time as an executive on the Ontario Geocachers Association. And recently I started working with a great group of people to assist with the planning of the COG Spring Fling! When I enjoy something I get very much involved!
And of course, being awarded the COTM! I appreciate those that nominated and voted for me! Thank you.
Any thoughts on caching you would like to share?
Caching has given Andrew and me the opportunity to visit places that we would never have visited before. I don’t think we would have done the many things we have without caching showing us the way there!
I also love how many cachers I have met that have become my true friends! It amazes me at how much the caching community cares for each other. I have more caching friends than I do “regular” friends. I can’t think of anywhere else that I have felt this comfortable so quickly. Thank you!