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Thursday, February 10, 2011

How Many Geocaching Miles Do You Have?

I am typing up this post while waiting for the front two tires of my cachemobile to be replaced. Once again I was riding a good seventy thousand miles on fifty thousand mile tires. I knew it was time because you could feel the wop-wop-wop of the tread was getting distracting.
HHH waiting for some new tires.
While waiting I pondered about all the miles that I have not only put on those particular tires by my cachemobile as well. After checking the odometer I was amazed to see it with over 185,000 miles staring me in the face. Wow that is amazing. Then I started thinking about geocachers in general. We do put a fantastic amount of travelling behind us. For many it is not just finding geocaches in our local area. Geocachers explore all over the place. How many states do we visit just to go geocaching? How many different countries? Right now I am talking about road travel can you imagine if we also include flight as well. It boggles the mind and we wouldn't have it any other way.

How many dirt roads have we taken our standard two wheel drive cars only to find out it was a trail that some 4x4's fear to tread? Could we possibly count all the u-turns accomplished after we realize we missed the street, parking lot or driveway – again. When it comes to our auto GPSr units. Do you find yourself arguing with it because you know better? Geocachers live by that little box and it has been with us every step of the way. I don't know about you but I am on my third since I started geocaching.

Above all how many memories have we gained looking through the windshield? To be able to see that awe inspiring moment that just made us go WOW. How we never would have had those experiences if we were not out there geocaching. I am so grateful for the experiences that I have had and shared. So bring on those sometime long and tiring miles. The rewards of being out on the road is well worth it.

What are your best experiences on the road?


ds8300 said...

The GSAK generated statistics on my geocaching profile (DS8300) tell me that I have travelled 593,866 km (371,166 miles)to find 2167 caches. It would be interesting to see others figures as well. DS8300

kay and leanne said...

I dread to think how many miles we have traveled and we are only just starting, but its the fun of finding the cache, isnt it?!? once that cache is found, the arguments and GPS device hicups are all fogotten and just the fun times are remembred!

Just found your blog and think its great!