We started honoring geocachers for their great hides, amazing spirit, and contribution to the geocaching community exactly one year ago. Nominations continue to come in from all corners of the world to recognize the young and the old, the cool and the geeky, and everyone in between who has made a mark on their community.This month’s featured Geocacher of the Month is described by her community as caring, dedicated, and helpful.
August Featured Geocacher of the Month, wendy (whbaisden was her previous geonick)
Congratulations to Wendy, a.k.a. whbaisden for being named August’s Featured Geocacher of the Month!Wendy is recognized for helping to organize the Hatfield and McCoy GeoTrail Kickoff Event scheduled to launch for September 1st. The GeoTrail cuts through Kentucky and West Virginia in the United States. Wendy has also been a strong advocate for her community since she launched on her first geocaching adventure in 2010, and she has no intention of slowing down.A geocacher casting a vote says, “In the very short time she [Wendy] has been involved with geocaching, she has managed to instill in any number of people the joy of geocaching. She has managed to get multiple city governments and chambers of commerce aligned behind what has turned out to be a major event, possibly even a Mega-Event. Nothing in her previous geocaching experience has prepared her for this massive undertaking, but she has not wavered in her determination to succeed, nor has she been stopped by any obstacle. I think she had done a truly remarkable job and is worthy of recognition. It is for these reasons that I am throwing my support to Wendy.”whbaisden will receive a collector’s edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging his contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.
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Thank you to the fellow August nominees and all those who supported them. The nominees not chosen as featured Geocacher of the Month will receive a gift of appreciation from Groundspeak. See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here.The geocaching community is encouraged to re-nominate those who have yet to be honored as featured Geocacher of the Month. If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 September featured Geocacher of the Month must be received by the end of the day on Monday, September 10th.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top three candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.
The Hatfield McCoy Geotrail Event began in 2011 with the first ever accidental MEGA geocaching event in the state of WV held by individual geocachers, SpongeBob CachePants and Wendy.
518 People showed up on the morning of the opening of the event held in front of the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce in Williamson.
Since the publish of the cache locations thousands more have come to the area to search for the geocaches and a little more knowledge about the historic Hatfield McCoy Feud.
The Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail takes you on an adventure through Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. Along the way you will discover all the historic sites that are important to the feud.
If you are not familiar with geocaching you can learn more by clicking the link below.
A Souvenir by: HMGT
Artist Name: Elmer Hatfield
Additional Information:Geocachers gathered in Matewan, WV to experience the Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail, a geocaching journey through historic Hatfield McCoy Feud sites along southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky’s scenic highways. The event and GeoTrail educated geocachers of the epic battle between the two families. Additional activities included the The Hog Trail, a "Geo-Art" series of geocaches and the infamous "Stolen" Pig Roast.
A Souvenir by: HMGT
Artist Name: Victoria Milhollan
Additional Information: Geocachers gathered to experience the Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail, a 75 mile geocaching journey through historic sites along southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky’s scenic highways. The event and GeoTrail educated geocachers of the epic battle between the two families. Additional activities included the The Hog Trail, a new "Geo-Art" series of geocaches and the infamous "Stolen" Pig Roast.
A small series of geocaches placed along the trail at Bob Amos Park in Pikeville Ky. Each cache acknowledges the death of one of the participants in the Hatfield McCoy Feud. The Obituary for each is factual but fictional and written by the Feud Historian, Professor Bill Richardson.
This series of Geocaches is dedicated to the lore of the piggy :) 125 caches placed along the King Coal Highway, just for fun.
This is a geoart series of caches that give you a pig on your geocache map.
All fast park and grabs !!!!
Wendy's Geocaching Profile is filled with numbers. But more importantly her mind is filled with memories from the adventures that she has had while geocaching.
There is no way I can say how much I have gained from my time as a cacher. So many friends in my life come from the time I spent on geocaching adventures.
These adorable metal coins are about the size of a nickel and you get both the Team Hatfield and Team McCoy tags for 10.00 shipped to you.
Order yours today before they are gone and display on your key chain, a necklace or add to your collection of Pathtags :)