Made it to a milestone!

Well, after seven years of geocaching, we finally made it to 300 finds. For the last couple of years we’ve been saying “We’ll have to get to 300 this year”, but it hasn’t happened until now. We had a bit of a burst of geocaching over a weekend, and that was enough to get us there. Along the way we converted some friends of ours into geocachers after they helped us find a cache. They found their first cache a couple of days ago. We managed to set a new record streak of five days in a row of caching, as well as finding the ten caches closest to our home.

We’re not going to rest on our laurels, though – there are a couple of other goals that we’d like to achieve this year. The main one is to reach 500 finds by the end of the year. It may seem like a bit of a stretch, but I think we can get there. It just takes a couple of days of intensive caching a month to build our number of finds quickly. We’d also like to complete our Difficulty/Terrain grid up to 3.5/3.5. This means finding a cache in each of the possible 36 combinations of Difficulty and Terrain from 1/1 up 3.5/3.5. We’ve nearly finished our 3/3 grid (just one more combination to find), and then we can aim for the next level. Our final goal is to set a new record for the most caches that we’ve found in a day. At the moment our best is 12, but we can easily do better than that – we managed to find five in about two hours, so we should be able to easily get to 20 (or even higher) in a day.

I think it’s going to be a fun few months ahead!