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#1 KeyResults

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:06 PM

Here we go again my distinguished Ladies and Gents!

 

Geocaching is many things to many people. And, that's okay. I hear many times, "it's not about the numbers", and, if that's you, that's ok too. For some, however, numbers are inescapable; they come with the territory. Extraordinary geocaching achievements, most inescapably measured in some form or fashion, should NEVER lead another to assume anything. Never assume that extraordinary achievement comes without enthusiasm or passion for the game. 

 

I believe most would consider 1,000 finds a uniquely significant achievement in Geocaching circles. How many people do you know with 1000 First to Finds? Even though Groundspeak "officially" chooses not to recognize FTFs, we in SETX, and most of the rest of the world, do think it's special to be the first to SL on a new one. Some, think it's so cool, that they go after them aggressively, and a handful go well beyond casual caching by any standard to "get there first". One Geocacher in particular, Texas Writer, goes beyond that...

 

Texas Writer logged his first cache on Apr 4, 2012 and as of Oct 23, 2013 has:

- roughly 6400 smiley's (that's 11 caches per day for 551 straight days and counting)

                                      [That's 6400 the traditonal way, no "ET Highway "power caching" yet]

- 2500 trackables logged

- hidden 238 diligently maintained geocaches, including some awesome series 

- Completed the D/T grid, a couple times over

- Found 895 FTF's. Whaaaa? Yep, 895 FTFs as of Oct 23 at 2:55PM 

(895 FTFs in less than 18 months! 50 FTFs per mo! (NO WAY!  WAY!) 

 

HELP ME ROOT TW on to 1,000 TH First to Find by his 2nd Anniversary on Apr 4, 2014 

Personally, I think it's a slam dunk, sure as death, taxes, and muggles :)

 

Let the countdown begin! :)


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#2 Dhaulaghiri

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 04:39 PM

* takes a very deep bow for TW's achievements so far, and cheers him on toward 1000 FTF *

"Do or do not, there is no try." -Yoda

 

"Some say he can get FTF on a 5 terrain cache blindfolded. Some say he's never decrypted a hint and doesn't own a GPSr. All we know is... he's called The STIG!" -Houston Control
 
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Posted 23 October 2013 - 04:50 PM

* promises not to "steal" any more FTF's from under TW's nose*



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:34 PM

That's about a 1 in 7 ratio.  At his current rate of finds, I think he should shoot for December 31st.

 

The gauntlet has been thrown.

Meet the Challenge!!!!!


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:45 PM

I think he got about 10 more tonight, near Kitty Hollow Park near Sienna Plantation.    :uglystupid2:


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:12 AM

That's amazing!!! BTW - I think your tagline of "Why am I all sweatty and late? Umm.." is freaking funny! Good luck on your 1000 quest.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:19 AM

905 as of 11:58PM, Oct 24,2013 


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:34 PM

At my current rate, I'll hit 1000 FTF's on 10/31/2070.  I'll be 112 years old...

 

I, for one, cheer on TexasWriter in his endeavours, but will make every effort to see that his 1000th FTF DOES NOT come on a cache in Baytown, right under our collective noses.  We have a little bit of pride on the east side! :peace:


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:00 PM

I admire the staying player who makes 1000 FINDS!

1000 FTFs are incredible.  

 

I hope I get to make a map, not just as a memento of this but just the fun in doing it! O0


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:37 PM

Okay, let's see, now we likely know how soon it will happen, AND we know it will most likely be in Baytown, Texas. ;) Just sayin'
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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:31 PM

At my current rate, I'll hit 1000 FTF's on 10/31/2070.  I'll be 112 years old...

 

I, for one, cheer on TexasWriter in his endeavours, but will make every effort to see that his 1000th FTF DOES NOT come on a cache in Baytown, right under our collective noses.  We have a little bit of pride on the east side! :peace:

I feel your pain. TW has pillaged my local area of 4-5 FTF's within a mile of my house this last week. I like FTF's as well but once I crawl into bed with my warm wife "FTF" takes on a whole other meaning for me. >:D

 

More power to ya TW, go get em!!!!!!


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:42 PM

 

Here we go again my distinguished Ladies and Gents!

 

Geocaching is many things to many people. And, that's okay. I hear many times, "it's not about the numbers", and, if that's you, that's ok too. For some, however, numbers are inescapable; they come with the territory. Extraordinary geocaching achievements, most inescapably measured in some form or fashion, should NEVER lead another to assume anything. Never assume that extraordinary achievement comes without enthusiasm or passion for the game. 

 

I believe most would consider 1,000 finds a uniquely significant achievement in Geocaching circles. How many people do you know with 1000 First to Finds? Even though Groundspeak "officially" chooses not to recognize FTFs, we in SETX, and most of the rest of the world, do think it's special to be the first to SL on a new one. Some, think it's so cool, that they go after them aggressively, and a handful go well beyond casual caching by any standard to "get there first". One Geocacher in particular, Texas Writer, goes beyond that...

 

Texas Writer logged his first cache on Apr 4, 2012 and as of Oct 23, 2013 has:

- roughly 6400 smiley's (that's 11 caches per day for 551 straight days and counting)

                                      [That's 6400 the hard way, no ET Highway here]

- 2500 trackables logged

- hidden 238 diligently maintained geocaches, including some awesome series 

- Completed the D/T grid, a couple times over

- Found 895 FTF's. Whaaaa? Yep, 895 FTFs as of Oct 23 at 2:55PM 

(895 FTFs in less than 18 months! 50 FTFs per mo! (NO WAY!  WAY!) 

 

HELP ME ROOT TW on to 1,000 TH First to Find by his 2nd Anniversary on Apr 4, 2014 

Personally, I think it's a slam dunk, sure as death, taxes, and muggles :)

 

Let the countdown begin! :)

 

 

Gosh, thanks, Kenny. I didn't get on here all day yesterday and only just not got on today (unusual for me). I was a little busy yesterday and last night chasing down 25 FTF's  :) and then had several things to take care of today (including finding the two in Sugar Land that we couldn't find last night). I know my personal goal has pushed me over the geo-boundary lines into other people's territory (for those east siders that see it from a territorial standpoint :notme: ), but please bear with me a little longer. As soon as I hit 1,000 my notification area probably won't change much, but my "distance willing to travel" is going to look a bit different....depending on how many there are, whose they are, etc. Thanks again, Kenny, and thanks to all of you for the caches that you put out....and for not calling the guys that have those funny little jackets with the sleeves that attach in the back....I never liked those jackets.


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:43 PM

At my current rate, I'll hit 1000 FTF's on 10/31/2070.  I'll be 112 years old...

 

I, for one, cheer on TexasWriter in his endeavours, but will make every effort to see that his 1000th FTF DOES NOT come on a cache in Baytown, right under our collective noses.  We have a little bit of pride on the east side! :peace:

 

I can almost guarantee you it will be a Baytown cache now....lol.


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:44 PM

I think he got about 10 more tonight, near Kitty Hollow Park near Sienna Plantation.    :uglystupid2:

 

Got 8 of them last night, Stan, but they were hard-fought....let me tell you. Went back today and got the two we couldn't find. I was one tired puppy at 2:30 this morning.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:11 AM

Here you go Brian

Just found a cache published in Aug 2013 and no FTF log yet......

http://coord.info/GC4J3GZ


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:05 AM

Here's one published in 2004 with no FTF yet!

http://coord.info/GCKHVJ


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:20 AM

Here's one published in 2004 with no FTF yet!

http://coord.info/GCKHVJ

 

Well I guess that's one way to keep me out of Baytown. Lol. Looks like fun. And I needed to go visit our Alaska facility. Might have to start making some plans for next summer. :)


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:23 AM

I grabbed 21 FTF's last night north of Livingston. On #19, I found the well-camo'ed micro cache almost 600 feet off coordinates....on a dirt road...in the woods. http://coord.info/GLCJYWEM I'm not very good at puzzle caches in the traditional sense (except the ones that just require research), but I guess puzzles come in many forms. Fun night.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:16 PM

931 as of 1:15pm Oct 26, 2013
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:24 AM

942 - As of 7:23 CST :)
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