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Well it used to be the legendary Stayfloopy, but he move out of state. Then there is the simply amazing IMSpider who has found at least 1 cache for over 1,400 consecutive days (The Cal Ripkin Jr of geocaching), but I think he just moved out of the state too.

 

Now it's probably Treequest for his incredible hides, though Slukster is certainly making a name for himself with his hides but hasn't been around long enough to be called "legendary".

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The closest geocache legend to me is Terra Girl. She has over 10,000 finds!

 

Sorry,

 

In my book geocachers with the highest average terrain rating for found caches are legends.

 

How about being legendary for the "Lamest Cut & Paste" logs?

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At one time it was 50sumtin - many of his caches live on in some of the greatest locations for geocaches in the central coast of California. He was an avid finder, too, with 4,800 finds.

 

I agree that Bud is missed. A visit down the Coast would not be the same without one or two of his caches. A cacher just outside of my area, trailpuppy, is similarly missed for his unique hides, many of which involve almost impossible to solve puzzles that required long hikes through hard terrain for almost impossible to find caches. Some of his hides in my area never were found. A unique person, with a unique spirit, whose legend continues to grow in so many ways. Trailpuppy certainly took me to some wonderful places, with some of the best adventures I have had while caching.

 

We have several legends in my area: sdarken (for a great sense of humor and wonderful caches, certainly his Whine of the NonGeocachng Spouse is a classic); kenneray for his inexhaustible determination to carry ammo cans to the furthest reaches of places that can only be visited by bushwhacking down to the steep side of lakes that are only accessible during drought years; j5 crew for his relentless optimisim, his infallible geosense, and obsession with the game.

 

Kablooey sometimes passes through my area (his last day without a find was July 15, 2003). Alamogul comes by.

 

Bkip used to live in our area and still is famous for his wonderfully crafted hides and photography (at least two gc.com banner shots).

 

People become legendary for all sorts of reasons. Now that I think about it, almost everyone is famous in my area: dgreno, forman, runnerfam, geojammers. Too many people to list here. The people I have met while caching are indeed legendary for making the game what it is.

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Bkip used to live in our area and still is famous for his wonderfully crafted hides and photography (at least two gc.com banner shots).

 

Now that I think about it, almost everyone is famous in my area: dgreno, forman, runnerfam, geojammers. The people I have met while caching are indeed legendary for making the game what it is.

I'll second that list and add Erickson. If I were still working that area, Hopefully I'd even have made the cut.

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to me, only the number of finds someone has doesn't make them "legendary"

 

however the time they have been in the game, their hides and efforts to keep their caches "alive" are a few of the things that would qualify someone as "legendary"

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We have two. The legendary King Boreas, with more (2482) hides than anybody, and Bobcam, joined Wednesday, 26 September 2007, with 20,601 finds as of today. And that is 20,601 unique logs as well (well, I haven't checked all of his E.T. powertrail caches, but of the ones that I did look at, all of those were unique).

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If I were still working that area, Hopefully I'd even have made the cut.

 

Definitely! You are still part of the local legends! I am always happy when I see your name on a log or come across one of your unique game pieces. One of my favorite caching moments was finding a game piece of yours somewhere in Arizona, between Utah and the North Rim. And some of your local hides will long be remembered.

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Locally, I'd say Techiegrl64, who's only been caching since 2008, and has already surpassed a lot of ol' timers. She's closing in on her 10,000th find. Those are real finds, too. None of that "well, I think I saw where the cache should have been, so I'm counting it as a find" garbage.

 

I had the pleasure of taking Techiegrl on a run when she was here in Alabama recently. She was a lot of fun to have around and her finds are legit finds. That is some pretty serious caching for only a couple of years in.

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I would say in our area, the local caching legends would be Glenmart. They are amazing!! They have the most finds in Oregon, but what's more they are great people who leave great logs, and maintain their caches well. They really add a lot to the geocaching community :D

 

While Glenmart are legendary... I think you're missing one important Oregon cacher...

 

DaveUlmer, probably the most legendary cacher with sixteen finds and six hides. :ph34r:

 

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Well it used to be the legendary Stayfloopy, but he move out of state. Then there is the simply amazing IMSpider who has found at least 1 cache for over 1,400 consecutive days (The Cal Ripkin Jr of geocaching), but I think he just moved out of the state too.

 

Now it's probably Treequest for his incredible hides, though Slukster is certainly making a name for himself with his hides but hasn't been around long enough to be called "legendary".

IMspider is mine too! He has found quite a few of mine... I love the little red spider he draws! Funny, he must have traveled miles to get to my cache!

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I would say in our area, the local caching legends would be Glenmart. They are amazing!! They have the most finds in Oregon, but what's more they are great people who leave great logs, and maintain their caches well. They really add a lot to the geocaching community :D

 

While Glenmart are legendary... I think you're missing one important Oregon cacher...

 

DaveUlmer, probably the most legendary cacher with sixteen finds and six hides. :ph34r:

 

Z.

 

I know quite well who Dave Ulmer is, and I acknowledge his contribution. However, for me personally, I'm sticking with Glenmart. Thanks though :D

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IMSpider left town too. He followed Stayfloopy to Delaware. So I guess that would make me the legend. :ph34r:

 

Actually, Big A is on the march, Harry Dolphin and Andy Bear are acquiring a following in the puzzle cache category, Briansnat is the guy who introduced most of Northern NJ to Geocaching with his super hides , we had Avroair with some great events. Old Navy and Weathernowcast have picked up that to a degree.

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Here's a coincidence: I was caching yesterday and another cacher walked into the clearing. He was wearing galoshes, had safety goggles up on his forehead, was holding a clipboard, two GPS's a walking stick and had electronic things hanging around his neck that I couldn't identify. It was Stayfloopy. I had heard of him but never met him before. We found two caches together and then split. He seemed really friendly and I had no idea he had nearly 13,000 finds.

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Definitely Contryguy, the King of Nebraska geocachers!

 

With Rotorootie coming up with his sidekick Doogie Dog, trying to steal the crown...

Well, prom my poush!! You're not gonna nominate Starbrand? :ph34r:

 

Shhhh! I'm trying to get some brownie points from my reviewer!

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I would say in our area, the local caching legends would be Glenmart. They are amazing!! They have the most finds in Oregon, but what's more they are great people who leave great logs, and maintain their caches well. They really add a lot to the geocaching community :ph34r:

 

Not anymore. elkjim is the top finder of the state of Oregon now.

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I would say in our area, the local caching legends would be Glenmart. They are amazing!! They have the most finds in Oregon, but what's more they are great people who leave great logs, and maintain their caches well. They really add a lot to the geocaching community :ph34r:

 

Not anymore. elkjim is the top finder of the state of Oregon now.

 

I still like GlenMart the best :D Plus, I was under the impression as of a couple of days ago that GlenMart had caught back up... but I'm not that concerned anyway. I don't care about people's find counts that much.

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I would say in our area, the local caching legends would be Glenmart. They are amazing!! They have the most finds in Oregon, but what's more they are great people who leave great logs, and maintain their caches well. They really add a lot to the geocaching community :D

 

Not anymore. elkjim is the top finder of the state of Oregon now.

 

I still like GlenMart the best :D Plus, I was under the impression as of a couple of days ago that GlenMart had caught back up... but I'm not that concerned anyway. I don't care about people's find counts that much.

 

Yep, me too. I met GlenMart one time so far and they are number one in my book. If only GlenMart do the powertrail in Nv, Elkjim will be in the dust again. :ph34r:

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I would say in our area, the local caching legends would be Glenmart. They are amazing!! They have the most finds in Oregon, but what's more they are great people who leave great logs, and maintain their caches well. They really add a lot to the geocaching community :D

 

Not anymore. elkjim is the top finder of the state of Oregon now.

 

I still like GlenMart the best :D Plus, I was under the impression as of a couple of days ago that GlenMart had caught back up... but I'm not that concerned anyway. I don't care about people's find counts that much.

 

Yep, me too. I met GlenMart one time so far and they are number one in my book. If only GlenMart do the powertrail in Nv, Elkjim will be in the dust again. :ph34r:

 

Heh... Elkjim is pretty cool though too, and his son legoboyjj. Actually, this area has a lot of really great cachers, including you SwineFlew!! :D

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If I were still working that area, Hopefully I'd even have made the cut.

 

Definitely! You are still part of the local legends! I am always happy when I see your name on a log or come across one of your unique game pieces. One of my favorite caching moments was finding a game piece of yours somewhere in Arizona, between Utah and the North Rim. And some of your local hides will long be remembered.

I guess with my FTF on "The Black Hole" I have nabbed myself a spot in the history books forever. Thanks for the props.

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Heh... Elkjim is pretty cool though too, and his son legoboyjj. Actually, this area has a lot of really great cachers, including you SwineFlew!! :ph34r:

 

Indeed, we got some really awesome cachers in this area and most keep their caches top shape, included you! To me, a geocaching legend is nothing about numbers. Its more about how they are part of the community and keeping up with their own caches.

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The folks I mentioned earlier got my vote because the question asked was "in your area". Expanding that area Cybret would get my vote, as would Mtn-Man, ErikLR88, Keystone and JoeGPS to name but a few. These guys are legends not because of a large number of finds but because of what kind of men they are, the examples they set, the things that they've done for our game.

 

I've had the pleasure to get to know a great many cachers who are great people, if not legends in the game then certainly legendary people to me, folks who have my full trust, confidence and respect. You won't have heard of most of them, but this game and community are better by far for their being among us.

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We have a few legends here.

 

Of course there is the legendary Scubasonic who has the most first to finds than anyone I know of.

And there is an unnamed cacher who has over 10,000 finds. I'm horrible with names though.

 

I'd like to think I were legendary but I will be satisfied to think my hides are appreciated.

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The closest geocache legend to me is Terra Girl. She has over 10,000 finds!

 

Sorry,

In my book geocachers with the highest average terrain rating for found caches are legends.

How about being legendary for the "Lamest Cut & Paste" logs?

OK... I vote for Kit Fox. You know us liberals socialists... we don't want anyone to feel left out. :ph34r: Edited by knowschad
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Well, Texas gets to claim Lord British and the only reasonably attainable one of his 3 count 'em THREE legendary caches. :ph34r::D:D

 

Most of the legendary cachers from the Houston area don't cache anymore, like geowyz and UsMorrows and a host of others.

 

It's hard for me to think of some of the folks that still cache as legends. I mean how can someone be a legend if they are still around, but I guess they are... Folks like Muddy Buddies, 9Key, Moosiegirl & The Outlaw, The cacher formerly known as Geekqualizer, TreyB, Mrs. Capt. Picard, Rich & Lola, etc.

 

To me just about anyone that started caching before me and is STILL caching is a legend regardless of their find count or hide contributions. I've said it before and I'll say it again here; It takes a certain kind of masochist to stick with geocaching in the long term when the average NEW cacher's lifespan in the activity is probably not much longer than that of a honey bee from my observations.

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"Legend" is a term with many meanings. Apparently, many folks feel that those with the highest find count qualify for the title. For me, I'd rather save that honor for those folks who have had the greatest impact on the game. Locally, I think that would include Dale & Barb, The Federation and IceCream Man, in no particular order. These are the locals who absolutely live and breathe geocaching, promoting its merits in all they do.

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IMSpider left town too. He followed Stayfloopy to Delaware. So I guess that would make me the legend. :ph34r:

 

Actually, Big A is on the march, Harry Dolphin and Andy Bear are acquiring a following in the puzzle cache category, Briansnat is the guy who introduced most of Northern NJ to Geocaching with his super hides , we had Avroair with some great events. Old Navy and Weathernowcast have picked up that to a degree.

 

Avroair is certainly a legend for his great events. He took his talents to Seattle. Team Rampant Lion was another awesome event organizer, but he's out in the Sacramento area now.

 

And there is Polskikrol. His caching treks are becoming legendary. He will bag a bunch of caches on a 12-14 mile hike with a friend or two and once they are worn out, he will drop them off at their cars and head out for another 6 mile cache hunt for dessert, all with a hangover.

 

Earlier this year Skigirl and I met up with Polskikrol in the Catskills to drive him to a trailhead for the start of a solo backpacking/caching trip. We were scheduled to meet at 10 am. While he was waiting for us he did "a little caching" and bagged Aircrash 3, Huckleberry Point and several other caches just to pass the time while he waited. That was a 10+ mile hike over some very difficult terrain for a warmup and he was done by 9 a.m. It would be a full day's effort for most of us normal geocachers. Polsikrol's feats are certainly approaching legendary status.

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"Legend" is a term with many meanings. Apparently, many folks feel that those with the highest find count qualify for the title. For me, I'd rather save that honor for those folks who have had the greatest impact on the game. Locally, I think that would include Dale & Barb, The Federation and IceCream Man, in no particular order. These are the locals who absolutely live and breathe geocaching, promoting its merits in all they do.

 

+1 You said it better than me.

 

I'm lucky enough to count The Fed & IceCream Man among my personal friends. :ph34r:

 

Don't forget DocDean & Paintfiction. :D

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Now it's probably Treequest for his incredible hides, though Slukster is certainly making a name for himself with his hides but hasn't been around long enough to be called "legendary".

 

Wow, an honorable mention. I am humble. :ph34r:

 

If briansnat does not qualify as a legend of geocaching then nobody does. His work here in the forums has made him a legend far reaching from his local NJ geocaching community.

 

I was at a local meet and greet event last year at Fudruckers and I was talking to my buddy bigA800. He pointed over at Brian and asked "Do you know who that is?" in one of those voices you might use when you are in a restaurant and see a celebrity from across the room. "THAT's briansnat". If that doesn't qualify him as a legend I don't know what does. :D

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we had Avroair with some great events.

 

Avroair is certainly a legend for his great events. He took his talents to Seattle.

 

Many folks (like me) that enjoyed the week of events surrounding GW8 did so because Mark had a B-B-BIG hand in the organization and hosting of quite a lot of the events. :ph34r::D:D

 

I'm worn out after hosting 1 event. I can't imagine hosting or helping host most of a week of events.

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"Legend" is a term with many meanings. Apparently, many folks feel that those with the highest find count qualify for the title.
To me, "legend" means those folks that we speak of in hushed tones at events or while caching with others. Yes, they do tend to be those with numbers, but that's just human nature in action.
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People become legendary for all sorts of reasons. Now that I think about it, almost everyone is famous in my area: dgreno, forman, runnerfam, geojammers. Too many people to list here. The people I have met while caching are indeed legendary for making the game what it is.

 

I always think of bthomas, Ranboze, and Fizzy Magic when I think of your area.

 

Ben and Robin have put so many thoughtful logs on my caches in the Eastern Sierra that I dedicated a cache to them and Fizzy's logs on Quantum Leap are my favorite plus I got to go 4wheelin' with him to the bunker. :ph34r:

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IMSpider left town too. He followed Stayfloopy to Delaware. So I guess that would make me the legend. :ph34r:

 

Actually, Big A is on the march, Harry Dolphin and Andy Bear are acquiring a following in the puzzle cache category, Briansnat is the guy who introduced most of Northern NJ to Geocaching with his super hides , we had Avroair with some great events. Old Navy and Weathernowcast have picked up that to a degree.

 

Word on the street is that IMSpider had to move to another state because he had found all of the caches within a 80 mile radius of home and it was too far for him to travel to keep his streak going. :D

 

One local caching couple that is a legend in my eyes is Sue&Barry. They seem to crank out at least 1 new cache hide each week and each hide has some type of theme that is guaranteed to keep you smiling and having fun on the caching trail. They always leave unique logs on all of their finds and usually include a picture or two as well (usually of Sue. I think Barry is a bit camera shy). They have a great sense of humor and have influenced many of my hides.

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"Legend" is a term with many meanings. Apparently, many folks feel that those with the highest find count qualify for the title.
To me, "legend" means those folks that we speak of in hushed tones at events or while caching with others. Yes, they do tend to be those with numbers, but that's just human nature in action.

 

People really do that. I've seen it. Don't get it. But seen it. :ph34r::lol:

 

Lee (Alamogul) and Jeremy (just to name 2) put their pants on one leg at a time just like everyone else and both are very approachable normal people. :D

 

I was very pleased to get to meet Moun10Bike this year and score one of his coins. Funny. I wasn't starstruck by the man, but the freakin' COIN! I just about floated out to my car to get something to give back in trade for it. Go figure. :D:D:sad:

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Erie PA - Goldsnoop, who you can usually add 1-2 stars to the difficulty he chooses and he comes up with some amazing hides, and T-Prints, who has a ton of various types and difficulty caches out, including some amazing puzzles and simple yet elegant hides. Rev Mike was pretty prolific a while back, with Team NOVA, who was most of my original finds.

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