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bflentje
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:14 am    Post subject: 2014 Goals? Reply with quote

We had a good response to the 2012 & 2013 Goals thread. Let's go another year..
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ever since completing my 2013 goals, I have not really thought about setting any new goals since I've accomplished almost everything I've wanted to do. I suppose to continue with the longer terms goals..

- Complete all Counties in Wisconsin. I am currently at 50/72.
- Finds in two additional Canadian provinces; Alberta and Saskatchewan. There is a slim chance I might pull this off in July.
- Continue my quest to find all of the oldest active geocaches in each state. Not likely to make progress this year.
- Continue my quest to be webcam cache leader. It's no longer likely to ever happen.
- Continue my quest to cache in all 50 states and DC. I only have 5 remaining. I am pretty sure no progress will be made in 2014.

KNOWNS
- Detroit and Ontario in June.
- Repeat the Kansas and Colorado trip, this time with family.
- North shore camping.

UNKNOWNS
- Talk of a geocaching roadcruise to the Black Hills.
- Talk of a geocaching roadcruise to western provinces.
- Talk of getting that BWCAW trip off the ground for others to enjoy.

Arghh, nothing that helps accomplish geocaching goals.
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Boreal Walker
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SD County, County Seat, and DeLorme Challenges
IA County, County Seat, and DeLorme Challenges
Multi-Fizzy Grid
500 Earthcaches total
400 Virtuals total
Mississippi River Ten State Challenge
Make progress on States, Oldest Cache, and Cache Across America
Find all active 2002 MN caches
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tonkaMN
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only one goal for me in 2014 - Reach 1,000 Unknown cache finds (currently at 716).
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Trekkin' and Birdin'
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We agreed that once we'd met a certain set of goals, we'd look at caching in a different manner. We have only three remaining now....

1) Double up the Jasmer....one away from that, August of course
2) All Minnesota virtuals
3) Minnesota counties...we just need one more and it shouldn't be too tough. Maybe our next trip to visit my family and we should be good on that one.

I have no idea just what Trekkin' wants to do once we've met these goals, and probably I don't want to! My direction would be to look at places we think would be cool to explore, see what caches might be there and go. We thought in retirement we'd have lots of freedom, but we've been left with two dogs and a daycare gig for a grandchild, so keeping away from goals and picking nice places suits us at this stage. We've been slowing ourselves down the past couple years, spending more time doing other stuff.

Can I add "complete the winery coop book?" Seems like that's been our other goal of late....where can we cache and then visit a new winery? Rolling Eyes
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PackaDad
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tonkaMN wrote:
Only one goal for me in 2014 - Reach 1,000 Unknown cache finds (currently at 716).

I have the same goal, (currently at 833).
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Tropicalloon
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am hoping to complete Jasmer (need Beverly or Mingo to complete).
Complete Date Placed grid - need one in May.
Complete MN State Parks series for the first time....I have 11 to go including NE Biome & Final.
Catch up on logging!
Solve more puzzles.
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I Spy.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's what I am shooting for:

- 3X D/T grid
- Continue my oldies quest and wrap-up the Jasmer challenge
- Reach 10 webcams, 50 earthcaches, 100 LBs, 175 virtuals and 300 multi's
- Hide a few for others
- Make it fun and not a chore! Very Happy


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rosebud55112
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of these are carried over from 2013, since I missed completing so many of those goals:

Travel: Add 1+ new states and 15 or more new counties.

Increase my non-traditional finds. I'm currently at 67.8% Trads. I'd like to get that below 2/3rds of my finds. Specifically-attend at least 2 CITOs, Find 10+ virts, 15+ ECs, 15+ Multis, and 75+ Mysteries. Attend at least one event per month.

Challenges: Qualify for (and find) at least 20 good Challenge caches.

Publish: Get 10+ new caches out for others, including the ones I have written up but haven't placed yet. Take cachers to interesting locations, rather than street signs.

Documentation: Take and post more photos, write better logs, including my DNFs.

MNGCA: Be involved with the 2014 MnGCA geocoin design, if one is going to be produced nest year.
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Aix sponsa
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a new geodog. That means all other goals are set aside if this one is met.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rosebud55112 wrote:
Take cachers to interesting locations, rather than street signs.


So far the best goal I've seen listed by anyone.. Cool
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schmittfamily
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My opinion is if someone has given me an interesting puzzle first, I am perfectly fine with a street sign.

2014 goals:
1. Finish D/T grid
2. 1000th find
3. Maintain more unknowns than micros
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dornole
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I WILL finish the 366 grid this year, unless I am once again deathly ill or in a remote cacheless location on the days I have missing. I think this is my 3rd or 4th year working on it!
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

schmittfamily wrote:
My opinion is if someone has given me an interesting puzzle first, I am perfectly fine with a street sign.


Sure, me too. But this is a goals thread. Wink
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AerosmithPA
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As corny as it may sound, a goal is to NOT complete the 366 grid. So far I've been able to keep one day cache free. It may be hard to accomplish this goal in 2014, as I will be in a really cool place on said day.

Only other goal is to average one find/day.


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