Life as a Geocacher

Caching and Reviewing

This is made up of stories from my caching and my reviewing.  It is a collection of those along with comments and thoughts.  Photos, and maps of some adventures and lists of some of the oldest caches.

The 7 Souvenirs of August

It has been a while since I wrote anything.  As i am home sick, enjoying the view out the window i thought i would take the time to type out a few rambling words.

I was happy to see there was not a return of last Augusts 30 days of geocaching.  I despise streaks.  I did 100 days and it seemed to suck the life out of the game for me.  Some people love it, DrJay and his 2750 days in a row loves it. That would send me over the edge.  Of course it may have driven him crazy a few times, and it takes some planning on his part.  However, this part of the game is not something that I have ever enjoyed.

So this month when they announced the 7 Souvenirs of August I got exited.  I have saved some caches that are nearby so that I could grab something like this, busy day challenges, or something similar. 

This meant that I could pick the caches I wanted to grab.   I had a daughter get married earlier in the month, and a week long scout camp, so I missed a number of events people needed to be first in line to complete them all.

Well I went to an event Saturday thrown by a young man at a nearby park.  What was different about it was the logs of people that will attend.  The area I am in is notorious for the fact that most of the cachers do not log will attends.  So people have no idea who will show up.  Howver I saw a number of people I had never heard of log that they would attend.

When the time for the event came I drove over a few minutes late.  When I got there I could see a crowd.  I saw two familiar faces that I spoke to for a minute before i headed over to the group.  Then there was only a face or two that I recognized.   I think there was about 30 cachers at the event maybe a little more.

I gave a call out at one time, and asked how many had attended the event in the past.  Only 10 or so raised their hands.   I found that interesting that the majority of people were there to complete their 7 souvineers and broke with their caching solo routines to join the bigger crowd.

Personally I think this is a great thing.  It is nice to see new faces, hopefully this was repeated far and wide and everyone saw a number of new cachers appear in their midsts and they will join us going to other events in the future.

Happy caching.... See you on the trail

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