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!
Edited by KeyResults, 20 November 2013 - 10:54 AM.