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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fins_Up View Post
    I enjoy chasing the FTFs but that darn place I have to go every day that gives me the paycheck that lets me do this crazy hobby keeps getting in the way
    I completely understand that, definitely seems to get in the way. I always sigh a little when new alerts pop on to my phone at like 9am.... because i know that the retired population will beat me to it.... oh well... they had there time to work too...
    I am up in the china area quite often (born and raised there) so maybe i'll beat you to an ftf some weekend if it happens to get posted when i'm here! I know my parents (n1tck) keep an eye out for them and have nabbed a few in the area.

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    With 120 FTF's it's fair to say I've chased a few and some of these finds were very memorable. When gob-ler was in Maine and living in the Lewiston area, he still occassionally beat some of us to caches right here in our neighborhood. I remember one FTF I grabbed in the Vaughn Woods in Hallowell that I searched for about a half hour and nearly panicked when I saw gob-ler headed up the trail. I made the find moments before he would have grabbed it and we shared a few laughs. One night, five new ones came out in the Waterville area around 8:30 PM. We loaded up our caching gear, dinner, dogs and dashed out. One of the caches was down a road/path barely wide enough for one vehicle, let alone two and as we neared GZ I saw headlights coming out! Yeah, it was "great FTF hound" gob-ler proudly announcing that we were too late as our mirrors hit as we passed! I still like the occassional run but haven't figured out how to get the phone alerts on my new Mesmerize phone. When I do, let the chase begin!
    Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

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    I am still known to chase after a FTF or two or maybe three. Still cool if you ask me!

    I may have slowed down a bit, but I still remember how to get it done!
    I'd really rather not cache, but I am helpless in the grip of my compulsion!

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    Sometimes FTAs (First To Attempts) and DNFs are cool, especially when that first attempt is made over 6 years after the cache was placed!
    Dan should be proud, it took 3 logs to log a DNF...
    Where was Tom? This trek looks right up his alley!
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    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

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    Just read the logs...wow, tough hide! 13 mile paddle? This is why I'm learning to fly helicopters!
    Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

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    I think FTF's are REALLY cool. However, I have moved to Down East Maine, I am currently disabled with incredibly limited resources. So, with the nearest FTF's about 20 miles away, it gets cost prohibitive for 1 cache. Oh, and with the new disability, it can't be a very high terrain or long hike. This from someone who liked the challenge of a solo hike for a FTF on Tumbledown Mountain and the Moat Mountain Progressive Challenge. Our lives, health, priorities, finances and desires change. Bing in my current situation, I am very happy and proud to be the FTF of a GRC. it makes my day and I feel like I am still a geocacher.
    I still feel the jitters and excitement of the crisp empty logs, and likewise wait for posts on my new hides. for me, it never goes away...
    MARTES
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    Here's a FTF from yesterday, and a very impressive one at that. Check out mainiac1957's cache, GC2V1FT. The requirement is simple, just have a find for 365 consecutive days. Anybody reading this have that? gob-ler has and he notched the FTF yesterday after a "short" drive over to Maine from PA! Well done Dick!
    Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubord207 View Post
    Here's a FTF from yesterday, and a very impressive one at that. Check out mainiac1957's cache, GC2V1FT. The requirement is simple, just have a find for 365 consecutive days. Anybody reading this have that? gob-ler has and he notched the FTF yesterday after a "short" drive over to Maine from PA! Well done Dick!
    And all he said in the log was " " just to get on Dan's good side.

    Actually, he wrote a really excellent log.
    Last edited by JustKev; 04-29-2011 at 07:17 AM. Reason: Little fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubord207 View Post
    Here's a FTF from yesterday, and a very impressive one at that. Check out mainiac1957's cache, GC2V1FT. The requirement is simple, just have a find for 365 consecutive days. Anybody reading this have that? gob-ler has and he notched the FTF yesterday after a "short" drive over to Maine from PA! Well done Dick!
    That is a really impressive FTF!!

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    Wink Forgot just one detail....

    Quote Originally Posted by dubord207 View Post
    Here's a FTF from yesterday, and a very impressive one at that. Check out mainiac1957's cache, GC2V1FT. The requirement is simple, just have a find for 365 consecutive days. Anybody reading this have that? gob-ler has and he notched the FTF yesterday after a "short" drive over to Maine from PA! Well done Dick!
    I think you sorta forgot the part about how he was in Lewiston for a family function. Now just running from there to here is still a lot for a FTF, BUT the man has over 1100 of them. And hew didn't get that many by holding back.
    Happy Trails!
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