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The Cache-ies: Paul Bunyan Award (i.e. best logger)
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msteffel
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:10 pm    Post subject: The Cache-ies: Paul Bunyan Award (i.e. best logger) Reply with quote

If we had something like the Grammies/Oscars/Tonys/etc for Geocaching and there was a category for best logger (the Paul Bunyan Award [get it? Paul Bunyan, he's a lumberjack, a "log"ger, get it? Rolling Eyes Well, I crack me up anyway Laughing ])

Anyway, while I've read some great logs myself and have read on here that some cachers take pride and the time and effort to provide great logging on caches [FSU*Noles, Bobcam, etc] but from my limited experience incrediblemagpie logs would get my vote for the Paul Bunyan Award!

Take a peak at his logs for One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and FirstBass's Series (as 1B noted in his blog) for some examples.

I'm not suggesting we should have a MNGCA Cachies awards or anything like that, just trying to give the incrediblemagpie some deserved credit for logs that are a blast to read and make it so more people might enjoy the logging of the incrediblemagpie!
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Dances With Beehives
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I've always enjoyed the creativity in incrediblemagpie logs. That guy is WAY out there, (in a good way). Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most the time I don't know what the gack magpie is talking about, but his posts do crack me up. Here is one I enjoyed Before the FBI
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is my favorite incrediblemagpie log On my "you hid Creekin Where " cache.
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=23fba35e-eca9-4dc0-a209-9849fb222476

Got to check out the pictures too.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On cachestats there is a stat for the longest logs and I read them sometimes because they are always good stories.

I vote for FSU*noles for best over all logger and incrediblemagpie for most creative.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Re: The Cache-ies: Paul Bunyan Award (i.e. best logger) Reply with quote

msteffel wrote:
I'm not suggesting we should have a MNGCA Cachies awards or anything like that


Actually I think that's a great idea. I think a yearly series of awards would be wonderful to see.

I'd be interested in putting together a proposal here that fleshes this out some and see if the board is interested in it.

Is there any interest in this? Besides best logger, what other categories do you see?
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spinowner
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: The Cache-ies: Paul Bunyan Award (i.e. best logger) Reply with quote

Pear Head wrote:
msteffel wrote:
I'm not suggesting we should have a MNGCA Cachies awards or anything like that


Actually I think that's a great idea. I think a yearly series of awards would be wonderful to see.

I'd be interested in putting together a proposal here that fleshes this out some and see if the board is interested in it.

Is there any interest in this? Besides best logger, what other categories do you see?


Let me beat drat to the punch and nominate as a category "Most DNF's". We could call it the ISAC award.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:56 pm    Post subject: Re: The Cache-ies: Paul Bunyan Award (i.e. best logger) Reply with quote

Pear Head wrote:
msteffel wrote:
I'm not suggesting we should have a MNGCA Cachies awards or anything like that


Actually I think that's a great idea. I think a yearly series of awards would be wonderful to see.

I'd be interested in putting together a proposal here that fleshes this out some and see if the board is interested in it.

Is there any interest in this? Besides best logger, what other categories do you see?


This does sound like fun forum fare.

I would change best logger to best log - easier for people to vote on.

Best event by an MnGCA member (or group of members)

Best outreach (Geocaching 101 type thing, out with the girl scouts, whatever)

Most effective CITO

Best wardrobe while caching (must have picture)

Most successful day caching (any number of measures of success: #'s, marriage proposals accepted - or rejected, miles hiked, etc)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:25 pm    Post subject: more awards Reply with quote

Purple Heart for injuries sustained while caching
World Traveler for overseas caching excellence
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RonGerth
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Soggies for the most mile hiked in a swamp in one day.

The Dracula award for the cache that lays out the most cachers while they are waiting for a blood transfusion to replace the lost volume due to the MN state bird.

The Itchy for the cache with the longest route required through poison ivy to get it.
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EskoClimber
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RonGerth wrote:
The Itchy for the cache with the longest route required through poison ivy to get it.


How about the Itchy and Scratchy (insert the Simpsons here) ?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: more awards Reply with quote

dornole wrote:
Purple Heart for injuries sustained while caching

I think we all know who won this one this year!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't want to suggest having a Cache-ies cause at times Cache of the Month has gotten a little contentious (and some of the categories below might lead itself to more of that). But if 'the people' want it, some possible categories (just brainstorm here, I think there are too many):

Cache of the Year (I know Wisconsin's geocaching association does this)
Traditional Cache of the Year
Multi Cache of the Year
Puzzle Cache of the Year
Puzzle Cache of the Year not done by Pfalstad or Paklid
Best Adventure Cache
Best Milestone Cache

Best cache Series
Most creative cache container
Best cache hide
Best cache camoflague

Boldest hide (do we want to encourage this Wink
Cacher that looks most like a Yeti (oh, what to name this award?)
Most visited cache (can we get the number for this?)
Best/Most creative travel bug
Best/Most creative geocoin
Best/Most creative path tag
Most traveled bug (can we get the numbers for this?)
Worst luck/Most amazing story
Injury of the Year
Event of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Cacher of the Year (cacher who most exemplifies what MnGCA is about [I might have to read the bylaws to be able to vote on this one]]
Social Cacher of the Year
Lifetime Achievement award (would this be for geocaching as a whole, Minnesota Caching in general, the MnGCA, etc.)

Just a thinking out loud. Plus you don't want to have too many cause then the speeches will constantly be cut off by the Geocaching band so it doesn't go over time! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

msteffel wrote:

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Lifetime Achievement award (would this be for geocaching as a whole, Minnesota Caching in general, the MnGCA, etc.)

I nominate BobCam...just so he may slow down and let the rest of us do a little catch-up!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I talked to incrediblemagpie last night at the excellent WeekNIGHT caching event, and he reported (with tongue in cheek, of course) that he is feeling great pressure now as a result of all this adulation.

Is there such thing as Logger's Block?

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