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246 caches found in 24 hours by a team of 3

Post by Webguy » 12 November 04 11:47 am

Even Maccamob could not achieve this sort of record...

http://www.todayscacher.com/2004/nov/people3.asp

But then, you never know.

I reckon, if you tried, for 24 hours straight, you could get well over 100 around Sydney, maybe 200. But WHY?

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Post by teamkittens » 12 November 04 12:17 pm

Wow a single county with 2000 caches in the vicinity, that sure would help you rack up a lot in no time...

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Post by Cached » 12 November 04 2:16 pm

I wonder what the Australian record would be?

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Post by Lt. Sniper » 12 November 04 3:20 pm

My guess is that dak's Emu Mob would know :D

EDIT: Are we going to see another Aussie Geocaching Newsletter any time soon?

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Post by Team Piggy » 12 November 04 3:56 pm

Dont Know about in 24 hours, but I would suggest with careful planning and routes laid out, you could easily hit 100 +.

Team Geocoopers & I hit between 35 & 40 in one day with close on 1000 kms of travel on our cache trip thru VIC last year.
Can't remember the exact amount but was over 35, and I think the 3 day trip (caching daylight only) grossed about 75 ish ?

Must dig out the tracklogs to have a look exactly what we did find.
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Post by maccamob » 12 November 04 3:56 pm

The best day's tally in Australia that I'm aware of is 21, by a well-known Sydney cacher on a visit to Adelaide a while back. <br>
Amazed at those US record statistics - a cache about every 1.2km or 6 minutes! And that was after eliminating hundreds more from their hit list. Caches must be under almost every tree over there. :roll: Florida, where the record was set, has 4500 caches (Australia 3500) but that is dwarfed by California, where there are 14,500. :shock: Sounds like many are fairly easy though, after a visiting American cacher wrote in a log for a 1½/1 multi-cache out here recently "Had a good time finding the clues and figuring out the coords needed. We need more caches like this back in the USA." :wink:

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Post by Lt. Sniper » 12 November 04 4:00 pm

"Had a good time finding the clues and figuring out the coords needed. We need more caches like this back in the USA."
Welcome to Geocaching Australia, where we have Quality, not Quantity :D

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Post by EcoTeam » 12 November 04 5:27 pm

Lt. Sniper wrote:My guess is that dak's Emu Mob would know :D

EDIT: Are we going to see another Aussie Geocaching Newsletter any time soon?
It was discussed in another thread, and everyone was in favour of it, but so far I have a grand total of 1 submission!

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Re: 246 caches found in 24 hours by a team of 3

Post by EcoTeam » 12 November 04 5:34 pm

Webguy wrote:Even Maccamob could not achieve this sort of record...

http://www.todayscacher.com/2004/nov/people3.asp

But then, you never know.

I reckon, if you tried, for 24 hours straight, you could get well over 100 around Sydney, maybe 200. But WHY?
$800 in expenses? :shock:

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Post by Mind Socket » 12 November 04 6:53 pm

Why indeed. Hopefully the stunt driving implied in the article takes them out of the gene pool before anyone else.

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Post by Posspet Boys » 12 November 04 9:55 pm

Last month I did 23 in one day and my feet have not been the same since. This was with only 1 DNF that was later confirmed as not being there.

If you planned out a trip for an area with quite a few caches in it you could easily achieve upwards of 30.

It's easy when you know where they are but if they are all new and you get no assistance from anyone else it could be another matter.

Don't challenge Macamob though as they will always win.

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Post by maccamob » 13 November 04 12:38 am

Posspet Boys wrote:Last month I did 23 in one day .... Don't challenge maccamob though as they will always win.
Our best for one day is only a lowly 15, and that's well off the pace. When it comes to speed, we are geo-tortoises, not geo-hares. We only get there in the end because we have the time to keep plodding on ... :wink:

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Post by teamkittens » 13 November 04 9:22 am

When we did Rabbitto's 13th Cache, we got the first 12 caches in 4.5 hours (I think the first five came in the first hour, then the others were slower, as they were less suburban). Planning out a route beforehand definitely makes it easier to cache quickly! We ended up with a total of 19 that day, which is our best - usually don't try for quantity though, as it means you don't get to spend time enjoying the locations you're getting to. And it sounds like it's a feat that's definitely much easier to try for in cache-dense America :shock:
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Post by traineediplomat » 13 November 04 1:03 pm

Heheheh my record is a paltry SEVEN....and that was when I was visiting Melbourne. I planned a 10 cache day in the ACT...but then I only started at noon, had late lunch at Macdonalds and ended up with 3...hehehehe

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Post by dak's Emu Mob » 13 November 04 1:13 pm

maccamob wrote:Florida, where the record was set, has 4500 . . . caches
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Guess where I'm slated to go for two weeks in January? Orlando, Florida. :twisted:
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I'll have a free weekend over there. I'll see what I can do, but 246 is a big ask.
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When I visited Sacramento, California in January of this year, I noted that there were 32 caches within 5km of my hotel! I haven't checked out the Orlando situation yet. I just hope the training doesn't get cancelled. :roll:
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