GoLI Member Spotlight
Dog and Bear (Steve Rogers)
1. What does your cacher name mean?
My name is Steve Rogers - also I go by Captain America, or Mr. Rogers, my caching name is Dog and Bear. My name matches myself perfectly and shows how real I am.
2. When did you start caching and how did you find out about it?
My good friend Bruce (mrblh) first introduced me to this game.
3. Describe your first find.
It all started in the town of Lake George on Thursday July 15, 2004. The name of the cache was Easy View – Revisited (GCGR4H).
4. How many finds do you have?
As of this time, I have 10,334 finds.
A. Finds by type
Traditional Geocache 8,408
Virtual Cache 149
Letterbox Hybrid 72
All Event Cache Types 536 (Event Cache 476; Cache-In Trash-Out Event 39; Mega-Event Cache 19; Geocaching HQ Celebration 1; Giga-Event Cache 1)
All Mystery Cache Types 653
Geocaching HQ 1
Project APE Cache 1
Webcam Cache 9
GPS Adventures Exhibit 2
Wherigo Cache 21
NGS Benchmarks 400
Lab Cache 17
B. Pick one favorite Cache that you’ve found?
One of my memorable finds was my one hundredth find - American Cemetery in the Philippines. I spent several hours here reading the many walls of history and seeing how many people perished during this conflict. This place is very special and it moved me to tears. Can you spot the traditional log book for this cache. GC6CFA?
5. How many caches have you hidden?
A. Hides by type
Traditional Geocache 48
Letterbox Hybrid 1
All Event Cache Types 102 (Event Cache 91; Cache-In Trash-Out Event 11)
Mystery Cache 9
Lab Cache 1
B. Pick one favorite cache that you’ve hidden.
My favorite type of “hide” is when I create an event, and get to sit back and watch everyone laughing and having a good time; it gives me a warm feeling and I know it is a success. Last year, I went on a cacher’s road trip in Kentucky - I had 292 cachers and their families attend. The count was over 500 people I was told by several people; the line went out the door. They thought the Pope was in town. I just laugh. I must say that I greeted everyone that night and shook so many hands - it felt like a thousand hands or more.
6. Stats review
a) States: 32
b) Countries: 12
c) Souvenirs 194
d) Fizzy: Not finished yet, don't know if it will happen
e) D/T: I have a 74 Diff/Terr combinations found, out of 81
f) Streak: 126 in one day, 105 days total streak with 1 or more finds
g) Slump: 435 days without a find
h) FTFs: 153
i) Best caching week? 205 finds in 2009
j) Best caching weekend? 132 finds in 2014
7. Do you trade SWAG? Any signature SWAG items? No
8. Like to move trackables? No, not really. How many do you own? 52
9. Cache with GPS or Phone? GPS only
10. Do you have any geocaching goals? My main goal was 10,000 finds. That was done last year at the Giga Event in Ohio.
11. Do you cache with anyone? Brian (Unwinder1) at present time. I have cached with hundreds of other cachers over the years.
12. Memorable caching story: Everyone will have great stories; there are so many that are favorites, from caches, to my events and other events. So many to just pick one.
13. Bucket list cache? To cache in Australia
14. Besides geocaching, what else should we know about you?
I have a saying I use in almost all of my logs, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. The Way of Lao-tzu Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC). So it is that, “The journey to a single cache can take you a thousand steps or more.” The Way of Dog and Bear - just a Cacher From New York (1957 to Present)
15. What do you want GoLI to work on?
(1) To bring and have Mega events on Long Island, and (2) to encourage geo-art to be made on Long Island and (3) To further make Long Island a place for all geocachers to come and play and have fun as a big family of great friends.