When you're there, adding your log to the book, you'll understand. It's not about the finish line, it's about the journey.
We are very lucky to have such a well thought out logging ceremony in Maine. In some states, it's just another cache, just another name and date on another line. But, there is a real cost to this personal touch: the finders must arrange a time to hold the ceremony. Schedules don't always line up and that's why Sudonim signed before Gob-ler. Gob-ler is still the first to complete the challenge.