I started doing this challenge nearly two years ago. At first it was just a question of picking off a few nearby caches to fill in holes. Then I started looking at the ones that were missing and found that the nearest ones for a lot of them were a long way off.
I made a bookmark list of potential caches for all of my missing months and started making some journeys out to pick them up. Its really worrying how many of those are now getting archived. I lost my nearest for September 2004 and then my backup too. I had to go to one about 50km off. If anyone is starting to fill their Half-Jasmer now I'd advise them to do it as soon as possible.
This was a very enjoyable challenge and we visited some lovely places because of it. I measure the quality of a challenge by the number of times I mention it in my cache logs - so this must be one of the best.
My mate Richiecactus had been with me when I finished off the final qualification for the challenge a few months back. He was still a few months short at the time so he decided to quickly finish them off so that we could collect this cache together.
Today was the day. Our GPSr's were pointing in opposite directions as we approached so we split up. I searched with my son Bobcat off one way but couldn't see anything there. Then we heard a whistle - Richiecactus had found it. When we saw the size of the cache we had to laugh - it would've been embarrassing to log a DNF with something that size.
We took the geocoin. Reading the log we'd noticed that Mario McTavish was the FTF so we left a Mario toy.
You can check our qualification by looking at our profile, but I'll also attach a screenshot of our Jasmer grid
#1850 TFTC (+fave point)