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 Post subject: New Year, New Goals
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:11 am 
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Happy New Year, everyone!
As the new year begins, many people set goals or make resolutions. What are your geocaching related goals for 2014? I know I've seen posts like this in the past, but let's start a fresh one for 2014. I'm curious and I know I'm not the only one who has some geo-goals.

So far, mine are:
1. Hike more!
2. Attend GeoWoodstock
3. Fill in my calendar grid
4. Make more geo-friends
5. Finish the SSB trail
6. Get the last grid for Maryland's DeLorme challenge


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 Post subject: Re: New Year, New Goals
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:22 pm 
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I hope to:

Add 6 more states to my map
Plant 12 new caches
LOSE WEIGHT (yes... that is caching related!)
Hike more!


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 Post subject: Re: New Year, New Goals
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:35 pm 
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Our Caching Goals

1) Attend Geowoodstock
2) Attend Midweast Geobash for the Third Year
3) Find at least 1000 caches in 2014
4) Finish the Traveler's Challenge
5) Find and Log Montgomery ADC, Frederick ADC, All Counties, 366 Day Challenge, 100 Day Streak, Season Caching and Fizzy Challenges, We qualify for all just have to go get them.
6) Complete CAM 2014
7) Get our First EarthCache and Letterbox Published
8) Hide more Dedication caches

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 Post subject: Re: New Year, New Goals
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Mine for 2014 are:
1. Reach 100 caches
2. Complete CAM
3. Enjoy the outdoors
4. Not caching related but marry Sherri. :smt007
5. Enjoy LIFE!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: New Year, New Goals
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I've met most of my previous goals, so I'm keeping it simple this year:

1) Get get an EarthCache and a Letterbox-Hybrid published. (I waited too long to finish up the letterbox I was working on, it wound up getting archived out). Once I do this, I'll have at least one of each cache type.

2) Take a 60 mile detour off my trip to Oswego, NY this summer to remove a DNF at a really cool cache located at my alma mater. (Priorities!!)

3) Find the lowest elevation (on land) geocache. This is contingent on getting good ticket prices, and being able to get away from the in-laws when visiting!!!


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 Post subject: Re: New Year, New Goals
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:50 am 
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I like the topic. I usually make a mental note of geocaching goals at the beginning of each year.

1. Complete my calendar grid, only have Jan 22nd left, and I already have a cache reserved in case there is 3 feet of snow.
2. Hopefully publish a "National Treasure" type geocache adventure in the city of Frederick with help from the City itself and a certain puzzle master from the area.
3. Hopefully publish an Earthcache near where we vacation in Michigan.
4. Complete the Montgomery County ADC Challenge - 4 squares left
5. Either complete or get near completion of the Frederick County ADC Challenge - 10-12 squares left.
6. Planning on doing some caching in Erie PA when I attend the ASPGB this year, and someone put out over 50 non-traditional challenge caches in the area ranging from easy to complete to difficult. I am about 75% done in qualifying for the challenges but need to find about 30-40 puzzle, multi, letterbox, virtual, and earthcaches in Maryland to finish qualifying. I hope to grab those this year.
7. Have fun and
8. Continue working on the goal that HoneyBadger34 and I set last year to get in shape to the point of grabbing GC3QGY4 - The Highest in the Haven and GCGB2Q - Top of Thousand Steps(Bear Paw Trail) on the same day sometime in the summer of 2015.


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 Post subject: Re: New Year, New Goals
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:29 am 
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Man, everyone has such great goals. Here's a list of mine (just off the top of my head):

1) Since I just completed 1500 (on Dec 31st) I'd like to get at least 365 caches this year.
2) Pick up some missing Delorme grids for Maryland (and maybe Deleware).
3) Work on my spy cache series.
4) Find some neat places to put some bigger containers.
5) Significantly reduce the number of days without a find.


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 Post subject: Re: New Year, New Goals
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:40 pm 
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I'm not big on geocaching goals but here are a few.

1) Attend MOGA for the first time.
2) Complete CAM 2014
3) Host the 3rd annual NITW event
4) Attend GWS
5) Get out west to finally hit some of the big power trails!
6) Hide more caches in my old _JohnnyCache style.
7) Stay single and unmarried for another year :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: New Year, New Goals
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1. Finish the Jasmer challenge (where is the MD cache of that anyway)?
2. Hide some 5/5s. There just aren't enough around.
3. Find some more 5/5s.
4. Finish up I AM GORGEOUS
5. Grab Maryland High Point Cache
6. Find a bunch of kayak caches.

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 Post subject: Re: New Year, New Goals
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Excellent thread topic! Here's what we have in store:

1. Complete Maryland Counties Challenge. We've met the requirements, just need to make the find.
2. Complete Delaware Delorme Challenge. If there is a Delaware Counties Challenge, do that too. Same deal as above.
3. Find a cache in either Montana or Alaska. Last two states we need to have cached in all 50.
4. Attend a mega event.
5. Complete the "81" grid.
6. Maintain and advance our Zombie Travel Bug project.
7. Launch ??? more ZTBs.
8. Get a ZTB hit in the southern hemisphere.
9. Get ZTBs into the remaining states (7 left to go).
10. Complete the Star Spangled Banner Geotrail.
11. Complete the Washington County Geotrail.
12. Rescue 5 travelbugs via the travel bug rescue site..
13. Do at least three geocaching weekend trips in areas locally (Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware).
14. Continue to host a monthly meet and greet.
15. Place more truly outstanding hides. We want to give back to our community, and this is the best way we know how! The real list of goals we have lists the cache ideas, but we left that off of here. We have some fun things in store for you, and (insert shameless plug here) one of those goals was met today the publishing our first true puzzle cache: Enigma (http://coord.info/GC4WAQ6). We hope to publish an earth cache as well this year, and have a lot of other fun ideas in the hopper....

If we do half of this it will be amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: New Year, New Goals
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My goals for the year are:

1. Find a November 2000 cache to finish off the Jasmer challenge... then start finding those challenge caches.

2. Finish off my calendar. I missed December 19th otherwise I would be on track to be done in March. I have 37 empty days between now and the middle of March.

3. Attend Pirates of the Potomac this year

4. Take part in CAM 2014

5. Organize a group to attend the Going Caching mega event in Rome, Georgia next October.

6. Keep having fun

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 Post subject: Re: New Year, New Goals
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Wow! These are some neat goals! I might have to add a few goals to my original list!


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 Post subject: Re: New Year, New Goals
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I did pretty good on my goals for 2013. Most importantly I had a good time with good friends. Here is 2013 and my progress:

100 caches in a day - Completed on 23 Feb with a great Maryland team in North Carolina
MML 2013 - Completed
CAM 2013 - Completed
Maryland Delorme - Completed
Delaware Delorme - Completed
Jasmer - Completed
New Jersey Delorme - Completed
Fizzy - Just need to find the final
Vermont Delorme - 4 more pages to go but it will probably have to wait until 2015
Place another Christmas series - It just wasn't possible for 2013

Goals for 2014 are:

Finish up I AM GORGEOUS with Dave, Sonya, Brenda and Rich. I hope to make this 2000!
The Maryland All Counties Challenge (just need the coords and the finding)
Well Rounded Maryland Cacher (The Fizzy Challenge) (waiting to do with MD All Counties)
West 76 Degrees Longitude Challenge (just need to make the find)
West 77 Degrees Longitude Challenge (just a matter of logging now)
North 39 Degrees Latitude Challenge (just need to make the find)
Resuscitation Challenge: 400/400 (just need to make the find)
Miscellaneous MD and regional challenge caches like The Ghosts of DelMar (MD/DE Virtual Challenge)
Finish 2/3rds of the Cache Across America - Series Final
Grab every old cache I can find while doing CAA like Mingo
Start a monthly event series in my new old home town.

Overall I think it is going to be a great year.


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