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They Say Your First Million is the Hardest

Eric Schudiske on April 23, 2010, 11:37 am

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Milestones

We’re not talking money. Get this. There are more than a million (pronounced: milllllllllion) geocaches hidden around world waiting for you to discover. It’s a big deal.

Right now there are 1,057,398 caches out there somewhere. Remember, just short of a decade ago there were only 75. You’re now truly within minutes of a geocache almost anywhere on earth (and beyond).

Find yourself in Libya for a conference on shoe-repair? Enjoy finding all ten geocaches there. Traveling around the Indian Ocean collecting bacteria spores and you’re sitting out a long layover in Seychelles: 17 geocaches. Christmas Island? The International Space Station? Kyrgyzstan? The moon?

Yes. Oh Yeah. Yep. Errr… No (not quite yet).

The first million geocaches took about a decade to accumulate. The second million will be outside your door before you know it. Some geocachers are really racking up the numbers. It takes more than all your fingers and toes to count the people who found more than 15,000 geocaches.  And more than 100 people have 10,000 finds or more.

However, the best of anything (geocaching included) can’t be measured by numbers, but in moments. You might want to cue the violin music. Cough. Cough. “…Right now, Catch a magic moment, do it right here and now. It means everything …” Did I say violin music? Maybe I meant the rock ‘n roll stylings of 80’s super group sensation Van Halen.

You get the idea. Still… I’m sure there were plenty of “moments” while you’re logging more than 15,000 geocaches.

A Promise NOT to be “N 45° 25.9 W 122° 22.4”

Not many people can make the promise not to be “N 45° 25.8 W 122° 22.4.” But I do. However, I won’t promise to not make you work. Sure you could click this, and find the answer. Not you though. Your voyage of discovery is true… wait… you’ve already clicked the link. Okay, the link goes to Boring, OR, USA. Okay. So I won’t be “boring.” I might take away hyperlinks in clues though.

Here’s something you can do to keep “boring” far far away and the adventure of geocaching close at hand. Stay in touch. Look to your right. “Like” our Geocaching.com page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Share your geocaching world of discovery through Tweets, pictures on Facebook and Flickr and video on YouTube and maybe I’ll keep posting the hyperlinks (just maybe).

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  • Darlene Fortin

    Wow over a Million, I have a long way to go with almost 1400. I have not cached in many countries. I have cached in Canada, U.S.A. and now Bermuda. I go to Bermuda a few times a year and have friends there. There are 62 caches in Bermuda, we hope to have 100 on the island before 2011… Its a wonderful place to cache and lots of history behind them

  • Dylman43762

    I just got my account but i have been doing this for a while using my uncles equipment i am only 11 but it sure is fun

  • Dylman4376

    i have found about somewhere around 25-30 cashes but i don’t have my own equipment like i said i have been using my uncles equipment. I have never been to Bermuda but it sounds quite neat i have only cashed in the U.S.A


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