I couldn't agree more. Well, my definition of "close by" may be further than yours. And, I do care some. Other than that, my sentiments exactly!Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
Plus, I think FTFs are more appealing if they are rare and unplanned for. You don't know they're coming, where they are, or what they will entail.
My favorite FTFs I spotted in the AM, often postponing work until I at least did part of it. Both Dyslexic's Nightmare (GCJ938) by Team Nirvana (4/4) and Maine Hop in the Bangor City Forest (GCGT94) by Ivy and Lucy (1/2) it was pouring. I was so wet at the latter I had to strip and wring my clothes out in the parking lot before heading to work. Brewer by the Numbers (GCP1NY) by mainiac1957 (2.5/1.5) was a fun FTF because of all the mental stress.
As far as FTF distance - Insp Gadget's First American Cache (GCJ56T) by Insp Gadget (1/1.5) was 171 miles ATCF from home, but I found that 3 months after it was published. My furthest "race to get it" FTF is China School Forest (GC9E3D) by Haffy6 (1.5/1.5) 45.3 miles from home ATCF, which also happens to be my first FTF.
So, that being said, anyone heading out for the FTF's, have fun!