November 2017 – Cacher of the Month

Caching Name: Dosadodeb
Real Name: Deb Cohen

1. How did you become involved in geocaching?
I read about geocaching in an article in Games magazine way back at the beginning. It was before I knew anyone who had a gps device, and I didn’t even really have a picture of how they worked. Caching sounded like a lot of fun, but I assumed that I couldn’t do it with my terrible sense of direction. So I forgot about it until I told a square dancing friend that I was looking for a new hobby, and she suggested it.

2. How did you choose your caching name?
Even though I’m not square dancing much anymore, it’s still part of my identity.
Do-si-do is a relatively well known square dance call, and it alliterates with my name. Dosado is the official spelling.

3. What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, and puzzle, virtual?
Not multi! I love both the traditional and the puzzles.

4. Which caches were the most challenging, either physically/mentally?
Well, I’ve never been able to find Fourteen Minus Six! My toughest find, search-wise was out of town. There was a memorial to a geocacher in the woods, and there was stuff everywhere—dozens of bird cages, lots of decorations on the trees, arches at entrance and exit—the cache was a nano and could have been anywhere. I looked with two and a half friends for about an hour (one gave up and sat down half way through). Finally I spotted a tiny thing that didn’t belong, performed a little manipulation, and AHA, had it in hand.

5. What are your current geocaching goals?
It’s a tie between having fun and not getting pi or ticks.

6. Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t?
Around here I want to do some of the river caches but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Otherwise it would be fun to hit as many states and countries as possible. None in particular.

7. What is your most memorable caching experience?
Another tie! One was watching debbear fall in slow motion (or so it seemed) head first toward a cinderblock. The other was also with debbear. We were trying to solve Tribute to Sam. It was before we had learned any of the tricks for these things. We struggled for a while, then she wondered out loud about the cache name, and it just clicked for me.

8. What do you like about geocaching?
It makes me feel like an 11 year old who knows about this secret world that others don’t. I love solving puzzles, and finding caches that are cleverly hidden. I haven’t been able to join in on many of the “let’s meet and cache together” outings, but I like that too.

9. Do you have some favorite caches in the area?
Who could not love Your Key to Cache?!! Other favorites are Catfish Hunting because it made me laugh out loud, Martin’s puzzle caches because they’re so clever, and ELP8 and Alice’s Restaurant because they made me think, then laugh.

10. Do you have any other hobbies or interests?
I love board games! (Codenames is my latest favorite.) It would be fun to play with other cachers—just message me if you’re interested.

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