May 2016 – Cacher of The Month

Caching Name: C1nn4m0n
Real Name: Cinnamon

1. How did you become involved in geocaching?
I honestly can’t remember how I first heard of it. I know that it was sometime before 2007 because that is when my account was created, but I didn’t start until 2011 full of cabin fever and needing something to do. After the first find it was an instant addiction!

2. How did you choose your caching name?
It is a name I’ve used on the internet for years

3. What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, and puzzle, virtual?
I enjoy all types of caches though my favorite are those that involve a nice hike in an awesome location or other such awesome adventure on the way to the final destination. I tend to get easily frustrated with puzzles when I can’t immediately grasp the concept. At times I will put them down for a while and when I come back with fresh eyes the correct approach is more obvious. I am always a bit disappointed when a very tough puzzle ends in something like an LPC.

4. Which caches were the most challenging, either physically/mentally?
Physical: GC20C8 Maryland High Point Cache – I got this one over the summer and it was a killer hike but so worth it once I got to the top and got my certificate!
Mental: GC1Q36F Time to Unwind – The entire experience of this cache was awesome and the puzzle(s) were some of the toughest and most fun yet!

5. What are your current geocaching goals?
I’m attempting to finish my D/T grid – only one block left which I hope to get sometime in November.

6. Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t?
I can’t pick just one, I want to go everywhere!

7. What is your most memorable caching experience?
There are so many but I think that GC4K508 The Emma Giles ranks up there because it was so incredible to see those shipwrecks right outside of Baltimore. WVTim and Spring Grove runs are always a lot of fun, but the best and most memorable experiences have more to do with the fun had with the friends I’m out with than the caches themselves.

8. What do you like about geocaching?
I love that it gets me outside and works both my mind and body. I love the people it has introduced me to and the way that it’s been able to add fun to everyday situations. I also really love to cache on vacation to see things off the beaten path.

9. Do you have some favorite caches in the area?
So many! A notable few are:
GC82B5: Manunka Chunk Tunnels
GC4K508: The Emma Giles
GC12QX4: Maryland’s Most Haunted: The Secret Room
GC513WZ: The Capitol – A historic Frederick Geo-Adventure
GC1PWNV: Antietam – The Bloodiest Day
GC2HN2H: Raiders of the Lost Cache

10. Do you have any other hobbies or interests?
I love to hike and kayak, basically anything outside – even if it doesn’t involve caching.

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