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CCCooperagency he's found a lot of older caches in my area in fact pretty much all of them. What I don't get is why he stopped at 25001 caches, everytime I see his log on geocaching.com his find count stays the same.

 

I doubt many of you guys know much about him as he's pretty much a local to the Philadelphia area, but does anyone know what's up?

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CCCooperagency he's found a lot of older caches in my area in fact pretty much all of them. What I don't get is why he stopped at 25001 caches, everytime I see his log on geocaching.com his find count stays the same.

 

I doubt many of you guys know much about him as he's pretty much a local to the Philadelphia area, but does anyone know what's up?

She. Her name is Lynn. I met her once while she was visiting Minnesota. I was out caching, and looked down the trail and here comes King Boreas (most hides) and CCCooperAgency (most finds at the time). I already knew KB, and I recognized Lynn from cache galleries from a previous visit here. I was very impressed by how "normal" this geocaching celebrity was. A couple years later, I had occasion to make a trip to Mt. Joy, PA and I contacted her beforehand for some caching information. Again, she was very outgoing and friendly for someone that I would have thought was bothered all the time by other cachers.

 

She eventually decided that she had become way too obsessive about the numbers (she told me this in an email... it is not mere speculation) and had let her priorities lapse. She stopped at 25K, and then, for some reason, logged one more (I think it was an event, if I recall right). I have heard that she is still caching, but under another account.

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I have a vague impression that it is a she rather than he, but as I don't know the person, erm, personally, and all I have are things I've heard, I won't repeat them here (other than to say there's nothing scandalous).

 

Rather than dragging someone's account out to be dissected in the forums this way, if you're curious, why not email the user directly and ask? I think it is much more polite.

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The story as I understand it:

 

She is/was an independently wealthy cacher with nothing to do but go caching.

Chartering a jet to head off to another continent was no problem.

She cached with several companions over the years, but she visited all the caches she logged.

Over time, many cachers could not believe that she could be so proficient.

Stories were told.

Logs were questioned.

Her integrity was challenged.

The excessive scrutiny began to wear down upon her.

I believe she has mostly retired from Geocaching...I could be wrong (and I hope I am).

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The story as I understand it:

 

She is/was an independently wealthy cacher with nothing to do but go caching.

Chartering a jet to head off to another continent was no problem.

She cached with several companions over the years, but she visited all the caches she logged.

Over time, many cachers could not believe that she could be so proficient.

Stories were told.

Logs were questioned.

Her integrity was challenged.

The excessive scrutiny began to wear down upon her.

I believe she has mostly retired from Geocaching...I could be wrong (and I hope I am).

From my limited knowledge, I don't think the independently wealthy rumor was true, although I had heard it, too. I do know for a fact that she and her husband run an insurance agency (guess what its called), so I suspect that "wealthy" would not be a term that they would use for themselves.

 

The rest of what you say fits pretty well with what little I know.

 

Since that time, her last recorded count of 25001 puts her 11th in the world in ranking, with Alamogal in #1, Team Snook in #2, and our own Bobcam, who has only been at it since 2007, in #9 (as of this week).

 

If you are into following that sort of thing, the website that keeps track is: http://www.cacherstats.com/Rank1-125.html

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Lynn Cooper is indeed a she. I've cached with her in perhaps 10 states and used to attend her events in PA pretty regularly. She is well-known and beloved in the geocaching community. She developed a bit of mystique by ignoring the forums and rarely if ever posting here. She does still cache under another account but does not log her finds. If you ever see her post a Will Attend to an event go meet her, she's a wonderful Christian friendly and outgoing geocacher. And no, numbers don't mean a thing to her despite having been one of the top finders for years. She, like many of us, caches strictly for fun.

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Lynn Cooper is indeed a she. I've cached with her in perhaps 10 states and used to attend her events in PA pretty regularly. She is well-known and beloved in the geocaching community. She developed a bit of mystique by ignoring the forums and rarely if ever posting here. She does still cache under another account but does not log her finds. If you ever see her post a Will Attend to an event go meet her, she's a wonderful Christian friendly and outgoing geocacher. And no, numbers don't mean a thing to her despite having been one of the top finders for years. She, like many of us, caches strictly for fun.

 

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Lynn Cooper is indeed a she. I've cached with her in perhaps 10 states and used to attend her events in PA pretty regularly. She is well-known and beloved in the geocaching community. She developed a bit of mystique by ignoring the forums and rarely if ever posting here. She does still cache under another account but does not log her finds. If you ever see her post a Will Attend to an event go meet her, she's a wonderful Christian friendly and outgoing geocacher. And no, numbers don't mean a thing to her despite having been one of the top finders for years. She, like many of us, caches strictly for fun.

 

Sounds like someone I'd enjoy meeting. Thanks for the insight.

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I have heard that she is still caching, but under another account.

She was using CCCA for a while.

Isn't that forbidden on this site?

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I have heard that she is still caching, but under another account.

She was using CCCA for a while.

Isn't that forbidden on this site?

What?

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I have heard that she is still caching, but under another account.

She was using CCCA for a while.

Isn't that forbidden on this site?

What?

 

Starting over with a new account? I wouldn't see how that's forbidden. The one-time No. 1 cacher in the world (numbers wise) not being into the numbers anymore? Nothing to see here. <_<

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I have heard that she is still caching, but under another account.

She was using CCCA for a while.

Isn't that forbidden on this site?

What?

 

Starting over with a new account? I wouldn't see how that's forbidden. The one-time No. 1 cacher in the world (numbers wise) not being into the numbers anymore? Nothing to see here. <_<

Sorry, I'm probably confusing it with a sock puppet. I thought a person was only allowed to have one account.

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Sorry, I'm probably confusing it with a sock puppet. I thought a person was only allowed to have one account.

There is a rule against using sock puppets in the forums. For geocaching purposes many people have multiple accounts. During the period when you could not change your geocaching name, many people simply created a new account with the name they wanted.

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Small world. Years ago, way before I started caching, my wife and I had insurance through them. Oddly enough, since I'm not from the area, I just mailed a check. Last weekend, we had a small celebration for my Father In Laws 90th birthday. When we were driving him home (took him to the legion to drink, always use a DD) we passed by this building. My wife pointed it out. Interesting that things pop up like this. This same thing happened to me this week with a retired guy from work.

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The answer is in the blog CCCooperAgency's Blog

 

Yep, that would be the answer. Looks like that post is only a couple months old too. She never did like being a celebrity, and being talked about in the forums. I'm sure she still doesn't. :huh:

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I ran into her at a cache and she was super nice and very friendly. Later, I went to an event she graciously held for Team Alamo,(or AlamoGul) who had surpassed her in finds. He was extremely friendly also. Oddly, I noticed that they seemed to be the same height. I suspect she just enjoyed caching and didnt really care about the numbers or being an icon. There were a lot less caches back then without any powertrails, so the current numbers really cannot be compared.

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That blog is the most bizarre thing I have read lately :huh:

 

It was kind of difficult to follow the train of thought there.

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That blog is the most bizarre thing I have read lately :huh:

Extreme people are extreme.

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Rather than dragging someone's account out to be dissected in the forums this way, if you're curious, why not email the user directly and ask? I think it is much more polite.

 

I agree.

To the OP: Hopefully, when you mature, you'll realize some things should remain private.

Any questions you had could have been answered in private.

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Rather than dragging someone's account out to be dissected in the forums this way, if you're curious, why not email the user directly and ask? I think it is much more polite.

 

I agree.

To the OP: Hopefully, when you mature, you'll realize some things should remain private.

Any questions you had could have been answered in private.

 

Y'all are being too hard on the OP. Given that blog post, I'd have to say that Ms. Cooper doesn't seem to be at all concerned about her privacy. I'd bet she's glad that this thread is getting more people to read her testimony.

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I spent a day with Lynne when she came to KC. I couldn't keep up with her and had to ask another cacher to take her around for a while.

 

The thing that blew me away is she could see the cache location from 150 feet away. We would walk up to a location and she would say, "I bet it is in that knot on the right side of the tree" I couldn't even see the tree much less the knot. I think we found 280 caches in two days (hard to do back then) of which I found exactly two before she did.

 

She is a wonderful person and one that I am glad to call friend.

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Rather than dragging someone's account out to be dissected in the forums this way, if you're curious, why not email the user directly and ask? I think it is much more polite.

 

I agree.

To the OP: Hopefully, when you mature, you'll realize some things should remain private.

Any questions you had could have been answered in private.

I don't care...

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I am closing this thread. The OP is cautioned not to open further threads of this nature.

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