October 2015 – Cacher of the Month


Caching Name: rflester

Real Name: Bob Lester

1. How did you become involved in geocaching?                                             I first found out and geocaching while attending an air show at Edward’s Air Force base in California in October of 2005. There was a display of GPS equipment in one of the hangers and there was a stack of pamphlets there about geocaching. I found my first cache the next day.

 2. How did you choose your caching name?                                                 My caching name is just a combination of my first and middle initials and last name.

3. What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, and puzzle, virtual?                                                                                                                I like the traditional and virtual caches, especially the virtuals. It’s a shame that the virtuals have been discontinued, I had a good time doing the ones in Gettysburg.

4. Which caches were the most challenging, either physically/mentally?                                                                                                                Bicycling a power trail or kayak caches are the most physically demanding, at least for me. Puzzles in general are a mental challenge, especially those by a certain southern Delaware cacher!

5. What are your current geocaching goals?                                                    I’m not much for setting goals. I had hoped to reach 10,000 finds by the end of this year but health issues have sort of killed that.

6. Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t?                     I would like to go back to England someday to do some caching there.

7. What is your most memorable caching experience?                       Climbing inside an extinct volcano after a cache was a pretty cool experience. This was in California, the cache was called Amboy Crater (GC108Q6) after where it was located.

8. What do you like about geocaching?                                                                   I like that it gives me an excuse to get outside and go for a nice walk. Also, since I have low back problems, the walking helps keep my back loosened up.

9. Do you have some favorite caches in the area?                                      Favorite caches around here include anything in Valley Garden Park and White Clay Creek Park.

10. Do you have any other hobbies or interests?                                         I’ve been a fan of science fiction, in print and on the screen, for as long as I can remember. I’ve also been working on my family tree for some time now; I’ve let that slide lately though and I’m trying to get back on track with that.

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