Last year, I set a goal of finishing the 366 Challenge. For the unaware, it is a unique geocaching challenge that requires finding a geocache on every calender day of the year. I had about 96 days that needed to be filled and was able to complete it in December. But what about 2014?2013 ended with some highlights. Beyond finishing the 366 challenge, I also was able to finally cross the 4000 mark and set my highest find year since 2010. I crossed the 200 mark for puzzle finds with a collection of challenge completions in the summer. And more county finds are always nice.
My overall goal of completing the 366 was finished on December 19th. The cache I found was called Mail Call, a letterbox hybrid in St. Joseph. I decided to finish with a non-traditional cache to mark the last find. It also happened to be close to stop I needed to make. The find ended up being easier than expected, though I’m sure some passerby’s were wondering why I kept taking photos. I had some fun taking the photo as some people have been joking about my new look. So I got this photo of me with the logbook.
By the way, I officially signed the log for a local 366 Challenge on January 11th. I specifically choose one hidden by a friend of mine in Kansas City. It was GC2EH02.
So now that leaves me with setting a goal for 2014. Not setting one yet might explain why I only have three finds so far. I am at a loss. There are several things I would like to do. It would be nice to finish another county challenge but that might not be a good option right now. Finishing the Fizzy challenge would only require five finds. Finding them will require a bit more work, but that might work. Last year, I was REALLY close to having a find rate of 1 per day. Considering the last few years, that is a decent enough goal. One other one that I had thought about was trying to increase my number of non-traditional finds.
All three seem like good goals. However, I think my primary goal will be to have a find rate above 1.0 per day. I’ll make the number of non-traditional goals and finishing the Fizzy as secondary goals.
Anyone have any other good ideas?