Before Team Trail Walker came into being, I was just a guy with a new toy. My wife purchased a GPS receiver for my birthday in April of 2003. While searching online for ways to use my new Gadget , I stumbled across Geocaching.com. I found this website as intriguing as my new global positioning receiver. I registered as a user under the name of Manyhatz and started down a road of joyful addiction. Several months passed before I was able to talk my wife into joining me on a Geocache hunt. She wasn’t as crazy about Geocaching as I was, but enjoyed it nonetheless. In February of 2004 I rescued an Australian/German Shepherd mix from the Dumb Friends League. My new dog Molly loved to hike with me, and it was only natural to take her Geocaching. All the elements had come together to create a great Geocaching collaboration called “Team Trail Walker”. Our on-line monikers are Manyhatz and YaYa. Molly doesn’t think she needs a moniker.
Molly and I take daily walks which will occasionally include a Geocache. On the weekends I’ll take the dog to one of the many mountain parks along the front range for a day of hiking and cache finding. Molly and I average over 1200 miles of trail and nearly 100 Geocaches a year. During the summer we will try to take at least one long weekend a month to camp in the high country. These extended camping trips will always include Geocaching along with your standard hiking, fishing and sightseeing. I try to include benchmark hunting into the mix but it seems to be of lower priority, although I have found several benchmarks in wonderfully old town’s.