December 2018 – Cacher of the Month

Caching Name: Tabbikat
Real Name: Christine McKinney Greentaner

1. How did you become involved in geocaching?      A friend who was active with the scouts told me about geocaching because at the time I was in a hiking group from MD. The first cache I did was “71” and I was hooked.

2. How did you choose your caching name?       I’m a cat lover (all animals really) and my first cat named Tigger who lived to the age of 19 was a gray tabby so I went with that.

3. What type of cache do you prefer seeking – traditional, multi, and puzzle, virtual?      I never pass a virtual whether old or new. They take you to such cool places. I enjoy fun field puzzles as well as gadget caches. I do earth caches too but they can be so much work!

4. Which caches were the most challenging, either physically/mentally?       An adventure that was very hard work was the ET trail. A great experience but more than I could ever imagine c&d’s to be.
I just recently solved a puzzle that took me over a week so sometimes puzzles aren’t my friends. :)
One hike last year was tough, CAM 2018 Rocky Gap.

5. What are your current geocaching goals?       Next summer I will complete my goal of going to all 50 states which took a while! I went to Hawaii before caching, so I must go back and get a cache one day. I am also a fan of the star geoart in each state and Evanspack and myself have been working on them. We have 10 done and always planning for the next trip!

6. Where have you always wanted to go caching but haven’t?         After I finish all 50 states next year, I would like to cache more in Canada and go to Europe. Bermuda looks fun too!

7. What is your most memorable caching experience?       One of my most memorable experiences was working with the MD team for Geowoodstock 2015. What an amazing group of people and so much fun!
I have loved my caching trips around the country and they are all so memorable!
I also love lab caches at Mega events :)
Doing Mingo GC30 was a fun experience, along with GC21 Lake Lanier and GC20 Marooned. And I’ve gotten a cache at 14,000 feet GC4P5BM Pikes Peak Summit and one at -240 feet GC1RBAD Death Valley.

One of my favorite caches was in Louisville KY, called Raining Letters, GC2D90K. I have never seen anything like this before.

8. What do you like about geocaching?       The friends of course! I’ve been caching for 10 years and have made wonderful friends. We have had so many cool adventures and I treasure them so much. I also like that when I plan trips, it’s easy to see so much by caching.

9. Do you have some favorite caches in the area?        My favorite cache in Delaware is no longer there; Collin’s Beach. It was an awesome historic creepy spot for a cache. I remember having a great time with the Lord of the Rings series and just recently FSC 2018 – The Maze cache. I have enjoyed placing caches too especially working with Evanspack to create the Delaware Star Geoart and loved working with organizations to set up caches at the Collins-Sharp House in Odessa, Belmont Hall in Smyrna, FYC caches in MD and 2014 CAM cache in Kent County MD.

10. Do you have any other hobbies or interests?        I enjoy home decorating and making creative things for the house. I enjoy Netflix or Hulu or Amazon series. Love spending time with my two nephews and love to travel. In my spare time, I help take care of two feral cats communities.


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