After Bobcam found his 15,000th cache on February 25, 2010, I realized I had missed an opportunity to place a tribute cache for Minnesota’s most prolific cache finder. My guilt was aggravated by the fact that the guy had even hidden some caches in my honor. I immediately concocted grandiose plans to celebrate Bobcam’s 20K find with a “power trail” of 100+ caches that would meet Surfer Joe’s strict guidelines.
Well, life happened, and then Bobcam went on a run of cache finding that was outlandish even by his absurd cache finding standards. He found his 20,000th cache this past Tuesday, July 6, 2010, and my plans for a power trail hadn’t even gotten off the ground. This means that he found 5,000 caches in 131 days, a pace of more than 38 caches per day. And he doesn’t even come close to caching every day. And he doesn’t choose only the easiest caches; out-of-the-way, 4.5 star terrain, 5 difficulty caches do not phase him. He’ll rise to the challenge. Oh, and he’s also managed to hide well over 200 caches in his spare time. He's ranked #14 in the world, despite having started caching in only September 2007.
So, I decided to hide a couple caches in recognition of an amazing achievement by Minnesota’s greatest cacher, who is also a really modest, selfless guy who probably hates the fact that I’m publishing these caches. The caches are nothing special, but hopefully they’ll help Bobcam get to his next caching milestone. (No rush to find them, dude!)
Looks like the grandiose power trail will have to wait until Bobcam’s 25,000th find. Oh, crap, that will probably happen by the end of the month. I’d better get cracking.
Congrats on 20K, Bob.