A few months back I thought that was never any way I would get near to completing the DeLorme Challenge since I figured that even though I had been geocaching for a couple of years that I didn't travel that far.
Originally Posted by ltlindian
It wasn't until Hiram took a list of my found caches and plugged them into a map that he came up with that I realized that in the course of geocaching here and there on various camping trips, business trips, day trips, etc. that I had actually done a lot more caches in a lot more places that I had realized. Of course it helps that a) I had been actively geocaching for some time, b) I live in an area of the state that is relatively central to the rest of the State and c) well . . . see A.
I suspect that few folks set out to just do the DeLorme Challenge . . . rather most have done a bunch of the maps and then at some point figure they might as well do a few more to wrap up this Challenge and be one of the proud, the few, the Marines . . . I mean . . . the Geocachers. In all seriousness, this is a fun cache to do . . . it just takes a lot of time and gas money to get to some of them. My personal advice . . . do some local caches near you, expand outwards with some day trips and nab a few more on a camping trip . . . in time you too will soon come to the realization one day that you have found a lot more maps than you might have realized.
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