January 2016 – Cacher of the Month


Caching Name: annyw_99

Real Name:  Ann Woodall

1.     How did you become involved in geocaching?                          Tabbikat (Chris) mentioned it to me in January 2009 at a book group that we were a part of.  I signed up a few days later and the rest is history!

2.  How did you choose your caching name?                                                   It’s not the most creative name – I’ve been using it for my email address for years.  Was thinking of changing it, but at this point, I’m thinking of just sticking with it.

3.     What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, and puzzle, virtual?                                                                                                           I typically find traditional caches.  I do go for puzzles at times when I can figure them out!

4.  Which caches were the most challenging, either physically/mentally?                                                                                                     I get stuck a lot of times with puzzles.  Some of them take quite a while to figure out and have that “aha!” moment.  Physically, some of the harder climbing caches; caching alone, I have to be a bit more careful with those as I’m a bit afraid of falling, tripping, etc. without anyone around.

5.     What are your current geocaching goals?                                                 I’d like to become better with solving the more puzzle caches.  I also tend to give myself personal goals of finding a certain amount of caches and reaching certain milestones.  A big goal is to travel more and get caches in more areas.

6.     Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t?                                                                                                                              I’d love to do the ET trail out in Nevada area.  But for now, I’d like to go more along the east coast and eventually work my way out to the west coast.

7. What is your most memorable caching experience?                              One is when I got my car stuck at the C&D Canal a few years ago!  Silly me tried to go around a mud puddle, thinking I had enough room.  Well, I ended up getting stuck, had to walk to Summit North Marina to try to get help.  About six hours, a tow truck, and a jeep with oversized tires later, I was finally able to get my car out and get home!  Needless to say, I stay away from things like that now!

8.     What do you like about geocaching?                                                                I like being able to get out and see different areas and go places that I ordinarily wouldn’t have. Some areas are amazing to see!

9. Do you have some favorite caches in the area?                                            It would be hard to pick specific caches for favorites.  I do enjoy finding caches in cemeteries for the historical aspect (and the fact that they’re usually quiet and free from muggles!).  MikeOtt and DeliciousD put out caches that I have fun finding around the area.  Evanspack and Rehobch always place great caches that are great to find!

10. Do you have any other hobbies or interests?
I enjoy reading, movies, and crafts like knitting/crocheting/cross stitch.  I also love spending time with my six nieces and nephews, who range from 1 ½ up to 12 years old.  I’m currently in school part time, as a History major and a Forensic Science minor, so that takes a decent chunk of time.


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