IT’S NOT ABOUT THE NUMBERS……except when it is!
What do I mean? For me, getting outdoors and/or hanging out with other geocachers is, by far, the more enjoyable part of geocaching. However, the ‘numbers’ can help tell that story.
For instance, one statistic I’ve been watching for a few years now is the number of days geocaching. Yes, it’s a number I want to see increase because it means I’m getting out more often to geocache. I prefer geocache hunts that involve hiking trails so more days geocaching means more days out on a trail! Sadly, that number dropped this year. Purchasing an RV mid-October might have something to do with diverting my attention away from geocaching at the end of the year!
Comparing 2013 and 2014
Geocache Finds for 2014
Finding GC12 & GC17 (two of Oregon’s oldest caches) helped with progress on a couple of challenge caches like The Oregon History Challenge and The Oregon Jasmer challenge.
Finding enough hiking geocaches in the Columbia River Gorge to qualify for Columbia Gorge Hiking/Caching Challenge, Part 2. There is indeed a Part 3 and I look forward to hiking more trails to complete that one as well!
Finding a geocache that hadn’t been found for five years! Rock Cove was a fun hunt in one of my very favorite areas to explore and hike – Samuel Boardman State Scenic Corridor.
February marked the Sixth Anniversary of our local, weekly gathering of geocachers for early morning banter, coffee and comaraderie! This is a testament to the nicest people I’ve ever met in the geocaching world. We don’t take ourselves or this game so seriously that it causes rifts…. our dual motto’s : You Meet The Nicest People Geocaching and We’re Awesome Like That!
Celebrated my Ten Year Geocaching Anniversary in July 2014! Over a decade of outdoor adventure and making new friends. On to Twenty, I say!
Our 2011 Four Winds Serrano 31V
Twenty Fifteen represents a BIG change for my wife and I as she retires and we hop aboard our RV and begin a new chapter! For a time, we plan to pull up roots and travel these United States full time. I have no idea how long we will do that but I have a feeling we are really going to like it!
As far as geocaching is concerned, I am so looking forward to new places to explore! Particularly places with less rain! Oh yeah! Here’s to coloring in that United States map!!