Well I finally got there. Number 700 and counting. I have been creeping up on this one for quite a while now. With the weather getting crappier and the day light hours shorter and shorter I have been slower to get to this milestone than others in the past. On top of that I have been keeping busy with a brand new job stealing my daytime hours away but I cannot complain as I feel as though I have found a job I can truly grow into and look forward to a 20 or 30 year career life ahead of me.
As some of you know I have also been concentrating on placing caches rather than finding them as I just wrapped up hiding an 11 cache series this past month and a half. That meant many a night after work searching for 11 separate locations worthy of a cache placement including the best possible spot for the final cache location. The sites all seemed to go over well with all who found them so well in fact that I have decided to start work on another series with a much different twist to it this time. A multi cache series with a mystery ending. I haven't seen a series like it so far in my travels that involve all the caches in the series as multi's with a mystery final. The average series has a mix of mostly regular caches with perhaps one or two of them as multi's or mysteries. So I am hoping to create a first in the geocaching world with these ones.
I am planning to put forth quite a bit of research into each of these caches and will be raising the difficulty levels on them much higher than I normally do on one of my caches in hopes of maximising the enjoyment for everyone who takes on the challenge of finding them. I know that these ones will not make everyone happy who decide to try and find them but this series is going to be geared towards those who love a difficult challenge and the thrill of finding the cache once the effort has been made in completing the challenge of each mission. Stay tuned!
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