November 2018 – Cacher of the Month

Caching Name: Drew136
Real Name: Drew Horseman

1. How did you become involved in geocaching?      I had a friend who had some car trouble and I was able to get her car back on the road. She was grateful and gave me a brand-new Garmin Etrex as a thank you gift. I had heard of geocaching before, so the next day, I took my sons out to find our first few caches. I was hooked. I guess I’m an explorer by nature.

2. How did you choose your caching name?
Pretty simple: my name and address.

3. What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, and puzzle, virtual?
I enjoy hunting all types, however, I tend to chase caches that are old, with high favorite points or are in interesting or new-to-me areas. I also hunt down challenge caches, caches to complete challenges and lonely caches.

4. Which caches were the most challenging, either physically/mentally?
I find that the most challenging caches for me are those that take me out of my comfort zone. Crawling through tunnels, long hikes in rough terrain or mental challenges are equally challenging. A tough hike I just completed was for GCD Geocache in Washington state, a rough tunnel crawl was for GC2WY7T Krachtpatser Afwateren up in Pennsylvania and a tough but cool puzzle I just solved and got was GC45MBR Oh, Valentine Puzzle down near Seaford.

5. What are your current geocaching goals?
I want to cache in all 50 states, get the oldest cache in all 50 states, grab all the year 2000 caches in the US…and then go on to Europe!

6. Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t?
Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, China, Japan, Australia…I guess I just want to see the world.

7. What is your most memorable caching experience?
I have had a lot of great trips with my caching friends. I loved them all in their own way; but I have had a caching trip with each of my sons (one to New England and one to the Northwest) and those are near the top.

8. What do you like about geocaching?
I enjoy the friends I have made, the adventures I have been on and all the places I have been.

9. Do you have some favorite caches in the area?
Bison Tube Puzzle Box #1 and #2 (GC71A7Y and GC7BFZH) by Martin Mitchell,
the two Tunnel of Doom caches (GC20Z4Q and GC20Z5D) by Mike Ott,
The Cache of Wolfenstein Enigma (GC3YTTM) and A Song of Ice Cold Beer and Fire (GC4ZHRK) by captnkirk17, FSC-2018-The Maze (GC7QVRB) by Joe Wessels and, of course, Talley 10,000 for Drew136 (GC4MJJD) by JeffS47. We have some great cache hiders around here.

10. Do you have any other hobbies or interests?
I enjoy spending time with my two sons and I play tennis quite a bit.

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