a post from last June on the occasion of my third FTF. (It's an unofficial statistic about who finds a cache first after it's been published.) The other day, I received an alert a few miles away from where I was, so I drove over there. It required clambering down a hill and jumping over a small stream.
the cache wasn't too hard to find. It's actually in this picture.
second hide less than a mile away. This was not a coincidence -- they were both hidden by the same user. It would have been unlikely for it to be otherwise -- these were only the 4th and 5th caches hidden in the DC area in 2017.
So I rushed off to the next cache. It was a little trickier, but I persisted. The guy 25 minutes behind me on the first walked to the second, and failed to find it an hour after I claimed the FTF. I didn't think to take a picture there.
So, two FTFs in one day, and my fifth and sixth overall.
What other statistics have I updated since my last post?
- I am up to 227 caches found overall.
- 2016 was my most productive caching year, with 134 total finds.
- I have now found caches hidden in 125 months, which keeps pace, as the total number of months geocaching has been around ticks up to 201.