Saturday, July 28, 2012
I recently marked my fifth anniversary as a Volunteer Reviewer for Groundspeak. To mark the occasion, Groundspeak sent the really outstanding trackable shown in the image below. Allegheny GeoTrail, one of the first geotrails to be published. Since then, I've been involved with reviewing a number of these fun trails including the North Country Trail Geo Trail and the recent Clearfield County Geotrail. Within the last month I was able to publish the Athens County Geotrail. For me as a player, these trails are fun and exciting and get me to explore places I might have missed without the trails pointing the way. I publish a lot more caches now than when I first started reviewing. This year will be double that first year. When I first started, the winter months were quiet for new cache listings in our snowy territory. Over the years, the big winter dip has become less prominent with a lot of year-round cachers and hiders. The first five years have been mostly fun. The time to review has reduced the number of caches we have time to find, but we still go out frequently. It is always interesting to find caches I published. The other volunteers and the Groundspeak staff are great people. My life has been better for having the opportunity to meet the team and become friends with them. If you wish to discover this trackable and add a unique icon to your collection, please contact me.