"When you go to hide a cache, think of the reason you are bringing people to that spot.
If the only reason is for the cache, then find a better spot."
.... Briansnat


Friday, January 20, 2012

New Year - New Goals

It's that time of year for a couple of enginerds (us) to think about geocaching numbers for the new year, but first last years...

Caching in Oregon for the first time.

8500 finds -> yes... this was a surprise. The stars aligned and we cached a lot.
850 3+ terrain finds -> no... We were close at 828, but didn't cache as much in PA.
500 multi finds -> no... We were close again at 484.
500 puzzle finds -> yes... A week in CA helped as we finished with 509.
900 New York caches found -> yes... work travel and a little vacation helped.
275 US Counties with finds -> yes... a lot of travel and we ended the year with 306.
28 states with caches found - yes... Two trips in the fall to California left us at 29.
130 caches hidden -> yes... GeoWoodstock inspired us to hide more caches than we had in years. We ended with 147 caches hidden.

We visited Watkins Glen for the first time in years.

There were lots of great memories with those goals. We got to see a few new places and visit some old places we hadn't seen in years. With the new year comes a new set of goals. We'll see how we do and hope as always to have fun. For this year we decided on...

2011 was our first year for caching in California

10000 finds -> This will actually be tough for us. 2011 was a strange year the most finds we've had since becoming reviewers (yes reviewing does take a lot of time). It's a challenging goal for us.
950 3+ terrain finds
550 multi finds There aren't too many around either home base.
600 puzzle finds
1000 New York caches found -> Finally... I think this is doable.
3000 Pennsylvania finds -> I don't think this can be done. We need over 400 finds.
34 states with caches found -> We may end up with just one state. We may get 35. We'll see.
160 caches hidden -> This is a more likely number for us.
366 days of caches found -> I don't think we're the only cachers trying for this. There will be a lot of found and attended logs on February 29.

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