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The Donut Hole Puzzle

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Hidden : 10/3/2010
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This cache is placed to mark my achievement of an obscure and very transient milestone. The official clearing of all caches within my “Donut Hole” (The 10 mile circle around my home coordinates).

When I first started caching I had a pocket query set up for all caches in any direction within 5 miles of my home coordinates. I set my "Home Coordinates" as a nearby cache: GC113J3. As time passed the list of caches within 5 miles grew shorter and shorter, but I could never quite get ahead of the constant flood of new caches always being published. Today, for what may only be a few hours, I finally cleared the last cache left in what Butcher once told me he calls “The Donut Hole”.

I checked my cache finds today and learned that I have found over 500 caches within 5 miles of my home coordinates and close to 1,200 caches within 10 miles. Some of my favorites include: GC21CRM, GC29MBQ, GC1BTAZ, GC1DRH7, GC1ME6C, GC1GC3C, GC1ATF1. These were pretty cool too: GC1W58R, GC15NHR, GC14DHG, GC1F8WB, GC1KCAB, GC2679, GC1B3KD.

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