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365 consecutive days with finds. Is it fun or drudgery?
I'm glad I'm done.
in Miscellaneous by rendystod (1.5k points)
We were very glad when it was over, a great sense of achievement but its taken a while for our passion for caching to recover!
Congratulations. I'll never do that. Especially because my surroundigs are more or less 'done' so i had to drive a while for the next cache. And that si very challenging after a day of hard work.

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Hi, congratulations!

It is both. I organized a break after 732 days. The last time it was more a drudgery. But now it is a good feeling to reached this goal. I wish you more challenges in next time.
by nico63 (590 points)
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Hi , I'm in a streak, hoping for the 365 (366 is not possible, next year is no 29. Feb :-( , but now I have made 3 month and it get painful. Also I live in Berlin with lots of caches in the surrounding, it is hard to take the bike every day and drive to the next cache. My wife is not a cache lady, so she has other topics on the weekend for me :-).

Butnevertheless it is a challenge and lets see how far I will get.
by Rolli2 (6.3k points)
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I can't even imagine people think this is fun!?! Yes, it must be great looking back,  once you've achieved this goal. (If you didn't cheat...) But the process... yuk!

I did a 30 day streak in September and halfway i was already sick of it. But I didn't want to stop, because I hate giving up even more. And I just like to challenge myself.
I picked Sep because I had a lot of free time back then and yet it was still very hard to do.
- Bad weather.
- Easy caches were already found.
- Had to go further and further, so it was more time consuming then expected
- No time to cache because of unexpected events
-...

All of this took the fun away, it started to look like a very boring job. Gave me stress, because I couldn't skipp a day => not enjoyable.

I've noticed a lot of cheating during my only short caching career, and I always wonder who are they kidding anyway? :)
by Sportilicious (1.9k points)
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No, it's fun and it's still funny. Only during the winter time it could be hard, but you need some backup caches for those winter days.
by SalzburgerIgnore (1.9k points)
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It's not fun dragging yourself away from family, friends and important date just to get a cache. I got to 175 days and gave up. Now new caches in my area can only be found if you have done a 366 days of caching. Seems a little unfair to people that can't make a daily commitment to a find.
by DARKSIDEDAN (3.7k points)
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It might be fun, but if you have been caching for a while, caches close enough for during the work/school week are hard to come by. I'd expect people to drive a lot, only to make just one short cache.

I started, but decided that 42 days was nice enough a streak (42!) and to instead, when driving to some remote location, ① enjoy it better and ② do all the caches there at once, and ③ not put myself under pressure like that.

I do keep using stuff like Hidden Month/Year (I have the others full already), Challenges, Souvenirs, etc. to present me a “suggestion” from the rich “buffet” of caches in my area, just like I don’t limit myself to just Groundspeak (there’s the Opencaching network, geocaching.gpsgames.org, TerraCaching, the other GPS games and xkcd GeoHashing, and there used to be Navicache…) for spread out fun. But I’ve been around caching for very long (knew it in 2004, managed to borrow some hardware to actually do it first in 2006), and this idea never seemed attractive, despire living in a high cache density area.

This is also better for your ecological/environmental footprint. I also tend to do much less GeoDashing and GeoHashing recently, they’re just too widespread.
by mirabilos (2.7k points)
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