I don't know about past years, but I know that I didn't start caching until March 1st of this year, and we have really been hot on the trail, we should hit 500 in the next few days by the end of the month, not as much as many of you but one day we will be there. I think if the caching community continues to work on educating cachers, more will come we started caching after going to a class taught by Baytown Bert and since then he has followed up and made sure we are getting connected to the geocaching community he has invited us to events, encouraged me to get on here, and also Houston Control has been another great person to help us if we need it while caching, I have met many great people while caching. Make sure that we keep teaching people and inviting them to join.
Wow, 500 in just a few months is a lot! Welcome to the addiction.
Baytown Bert and Houston Control are great mentors and they are great assets to represent the geocaching community.
We met Houston Control while attending one of our first outdoor events. We were walking in the woods, and ready to find our next cache, and we clearly had no clue how to get there, and even though he had already found the cache, he took the time to walk us there- or we'd still be in the woods flailing around 7 years later. He didn't have to walk us there, but he is a nice, helpful person.
I could go on about Baytown Bert's contributions, but what clearly sticks out in my mind is his fun attitude toward caching and life itself. He took me out in his kayak and made my day so special. Every time I have been in a kayak since, I remember fondly how much fun I had because of him.
"Hooking up" with such nice people have clearly set you on a great caching "career".