Team_Tyrrell has been voted this month’s Cacher of the Month. Lets see if we can track them down to answer a few of our questions.
Q and A with Team_Tyrrell
Q: Where do you call home?
A: I’m proud to call the beautiful National Capital Region – and Ottawa in particular – home.
Q: Where does the name Team_Tyrrell come from?
A: Well, the Team part came about as an incentive to always cache with my partner at the time; the Tyrrell part is actually just my last name. When you put it all together, remembering to throw in an underscore to keep things interesting, I like to think you’ve got a semi-ingenious username!
Q: When you are not caching, what do you do? (work and/or relax?)
A: Besides working fulltime as a Program Analyst for the Government of Canada, I’m also finishing up a few remaining credits for my honours degree. Whatever leftover free time I have that’s not spent in front of the television I try to spend outdoors.
Q: How long have you been geocaching?
A: I signed into the geocaching.com website for the first time on February 17, 2006 and found my first cache (the since archived Ottawa’s Bridges – Laurier (GCM00A)) 18 days later on March 6, 2006. I’ve been hooked ever since.
Q: How did you find out about geocaching?
A: After reading an article about how a major US thoroughfare was temporarily closed due to a suspicious package that turned out to be a geocache, I decided to see if there were any nearby and was quite surprised to stumble upon the burgeoning Canada’s Capital Cachers community.
Q: Have you gotten anyone else involved in the sport?
A: Although I’ve taken quite a few friends and family members out caching, I don’t believe any of them actively cache on their own.
Q: What gear do you use for caching?
A: I try to keep things pretty simple and am usually out with only my Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx and my BlackBerry.
Q: Tell us some of your caching milestones. (First, most memorable etc.)
A: Although I seem to have the uncanny ability to remember minute details about a lot of the caches I’ve found, and thus really do appreciate them all, two particular finds stand out for me. The first was finding Mission 7: Crab Creek (Project APE) (GCEF7) while off on an adventurous 2 province/13 state road trip. The second was finding Anole (GC15J0Q) – a triple bonus in that it was my first international FTF, was find #1100, and happened just hours before I left Bermuda!
Q: What are your favourite caches?
A: I really do like all types of caches, from the 30 second lamp post micros, to the half-day 20km treks. That being said, I think my all-time favourite caches would have to be those where I’m challenged on the journey, yet quickly rewarded with an easy find in a spectacular area that I would have otherwise never visited.
Q: What are your least favourite caches?
A: Besides caches where I feel out of place searching, such as those located really close to people’s houses, I’m not a huge fan of those that I can’t find.
Q: Any recent highlights you would like to share?
A: I recently had the pleasure of finding my 1300th cache with pjshanno while out participating in Ottawa’s famous Go and Get Em 12 event.
Q: Any thoughts on caching you would like to share?
A: Nyjnlf erzrzore gb unir sha!
Thanks to Team_Tyrrell for taking time out between finding caches to share a few moments with all of us. Always looking forward to reading about your adventures.