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    Default Milestone question

    I hit my 50th cache yesterday (and the car hit 35,000 miles), and I was just wondering how long it took some of the more experienced cachers to reach their 100, 200, 500, etc milestones.

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    Congrats!!! I used to be a numbers and FTF "HO" but have since mostly just concentrated on doing the caches that interest me. I'm sure there are many in here who will pipe up with their accomplishments. Most of my caching friends have passed my numbers long ago when I used to be way ahead of them. The old saying goes it's
    "not about the numbers" but how you got there.
    Just smile it won't crack your face

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    suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best
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    My son and job take up most of my time and with another boy due in February, it's taken me 3 years to reach my today total of 156. Eventually i'll get out more and travel further and further away.
    There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and ‘mental illness'. ---Dave Barry

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    When I first started I couldn't wait to do 5 or 6 a day and go every chance I could. Now I get out when I can. My three children are all going in different directions. I take the time when I can.

    I am currently at 180 and eventhough 200 doesn't seem that far away....with winter coming on....

    I got 100 in less than a year but 200 may have to wait till next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by balinda View Post
    When I first started I couldn't wait to do 5 or 6 a day and go every chance I could. Now I get out when I can. My three children are all going in different directions. I take the time when I can.
    Oh, I remember those days. Now I just go out if something interests me, I go with a group of friends, or I can spice up a work-out by incorporating some geocaching. My numbers are not that great for the number of years I've been caching. I'm okay with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaching Karen View Post
    Now I just go out if something interests me, I go with a group of friends, or I can
    get Vic and Tom to go walk in the pouring rain, the dark, through uncharted woods, so I can log a few more caches.

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    Every cache has been a milestone, and many of the most memorable didn't end in 00.

    50 Was probably my favorite, however. I'm not sure what the cache was without looking it up, but I remember at 50 feeling I had found a large percentage of Maine's caches.
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicbiker View Post
    get Vic and Tom to go walk in the pouring rain, the dark, through uncharted woods, so I can log a few more caches.
    And I still plan on getting Vic and Tom to truck throught the woods with me. I think our first time we included Gary and we were scoping out a place to winter camp. BUT someone didn't spend the night in the cold......

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    I started caching in June of 2006 with only three (count them 3) caches in the immediate area. But I managed to get 50 caches and thought that was a lot. Then in 2007 I found 111 more and thought I was doing great..... This year so far I've found 251 more caches, total to date 412. So maybe as the fever grows, you double your finds each year??? I hope so. I'm hooked and it's great fun! But I prefer NOT to get a lot of finds in one day. I like quiet places in the woods, and I like to find the cache, paw through everything in it and then enjoy the scenery. And I like to be able to remember the cache, the place, the experience long after I've found it. Find what you like and concentrate on that. For always there will be cachers with greater and lesser finds than yours.. to paraphase a bit. But finds do get easier as you go along.
    "There is nothing- absolutely nothing- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats". Wind In the Willows

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    Its Different For Everyone On How Long It Takes Or What Their Personal Goal Is. I Am All About Every Aspect Of The Game. Milestones For Me Are Different. I Set A Goal For The Year And Try To Reach It. This Year I Have Not Met That Goal Yet And Next Year Will Be Better For Me To Reach The Goal I Set For Myself

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