Meet December's Featured Cacher, DogSoft!
How long have you been geocaching?
I have been caching since 2005-2006, which I cached under my friend's account societyoforion. If you look at the Cito Event GCT9EZ you can see an image of me at the event. With my account I have been caching since early 2008.
How did you end up getting into this wacky hobby?
My friend one day said "Let me show you what geocaching is," and I thought it was pretty cool.
How did you come up with your geocaching handle?
DogSoft is actually the name of my programming company which is based off my online nickname Mega-Dog, which I have been using for 15+ years. DogSoft is short for Dog Software.
How did you find your first Geocache, and which one was it?
My first find was Buttons & Coins (GC16V9C), which was found with my good friend. I don't remember much about the find but I do remember there was still snow on the ground.
What/how many states/countries have you geocached?
I have cached in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, California and Michigan. Before I had my account I did have some finds in Illinois and Ohio.
What town/areas have you most enjoyed caching in?
I mostly Cache the Saint Paul area, but with friends being in other cities I do get out to them at times.
What is a favorite caching memory of yours?
I really don't remember one, but some of my top ones were my 1k find and freezing for the Winter Cache Bash making my 3k find. My last favorite was the 31 day streak by city bus, it took tons of time to plan making sure I left one here and there and had to adjust my schedule of leaving to make it to work on time.
Do you enjoy hiding or finding more as your part of the hobby?
I do like the finding at times but I do like hiding, I just wish I had more time to do it these days.
What is your favorite type of cache hide?
I do like the puzzles; they really work your mind and when I do try and solve them I come up with ideas for new ones.
What do you do when you’re not geocaching?
Besides geocaching I play Texas Holdem Poker and Magic The Gathering. I do love playing Classic Video Games from the old Nintendo to old PC Games like Doom 2, which I still play online.
Anything else you'd like folks to know about you?
Recently I acquired 20+ hides from El Hanzo, who has retired his caches to his brother and I. I program and do web design for a hobby now, I should really start charging for my services.
Thanks again to DogSoft, our December featured geocacher!