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Targets and ambitions for 2019

+19 votes
Time for the annual question - what are your geocaching hopes, plans, ambitions and/or targets for 2019?

To get the ball rolling, I'm hoping to clear my DT grid (though I think I said that last year), and get at least three new gemstones on BadgeGen. I'm planning to get at least two new countries (Czechia and Italy), and continue my series of SideTracked events in the UK.

I'm also hoping to do a "multiple counties" 24 hour bash with friends, and would like to try to get 100 caches in a day.
asked Dec 21, 2018 in Miscellaneous by Optimist on the run (Expert) (18,130 points)
I would like to reach my 4000 caches in 2019, until then I only need about 890 caches.
My 81 matrix should finally be finished, missing only 1 difficulty.
An event is planned, on the subject of Cito to go, how to make such a thing.
I believe these are enough wishes, now I have to dare to fulfill.
i want to reach my 3K :D
I would reach 1K cache found and And exceed my altitude limit of 3500mt
I woul like have 1000 founds
At the end of 2019 I haven't my goal of participate in one mega :-(

60 Answers

+2 votes

I started Caching at the end of November 2017 so have just completed my first year. I now realise how many additional challenges there are! A friend brought a 365 micro challenge to my attention - huge for me as I only had 45 different date micro finds as I entered 2019. I retired in the summer of 2018 and moved back to the UK which provided such a wide range of caching opportunities compared to the island of Guernsey so my targets for 2019 are:

  • complete the 365 day micro challenge; the last date to get will be 30th December!
  • As I need to get so many different days for the micro challenge I might as well have a go at caching every day this year!
  • realistic challenge: increase my finds to 1000 (currently 465)
  • Dream challenge: reach 2020 finds on 1st January 2020!!
I would also like to fill in more of my date hidden and D/T grids and am going to try to combine these with my micro challenge where possible.
Good Luck everyone with your own personal challenges. Remember whatever the challenges keep on enjoying!
answered Jan 8, 2019 by Puddlesplasher25 (190 points)
+1 vote
I'm hoping to go geocaching more in 2019 than I did in 2018. I only had 73 geocaching days with a total of 408 finds during 2018 and I would really like to get out more often.

I'm planning to host an event this summer.

Attend few more Mega-events and hopefully a Giga-event as well (I already have plans for this anyway).

I always try to add a few new countries each year.

Close at least one of the two remaining gaps in my Jasmer matrix. They are hard to find, however...

Finish the third loop on my D/T matrix (two combinations missing) and maybe the fourth as well (five combinations missing).

Reach 5000 finds (only 477 finds away).

Improving my karma by hiding more good caches.
answered Jan 9, 2019 by Chrysafenios (1,290 points)
+1 vote
To have another awesome year caching!
answered Jan 10, 2019 by Devlin- Brown (220 points)
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For me my general 2019 goals are:

  1. Finish my D/T loop (4 caches), bonus points if I can finish my second loop (another 29 caches)
  2. Finish my found date calendar (excluding Feb 29)
  3. Complete my find streak up to 366 days (currently just over 230)
  4. Publish a series of kids letterboxes
  5. Publish at least 1 AR cache (already done)
  6. Place my first T5 physical cache (we have hosted a T5 event, but haven't placed a physical cache yet)
  7. Maintain my FTF streak, which is currently at 12 months.
  8. Pick, and complete, an appropriately impressive cache to do as our 1000th find (currently on 847)
Optional bonus goal: Place a ~100 cache GeoArt (50/50 challenge caches and puzzles) that I started playing around with late last year.
Stat nerd goals:
  1. Up my belt score from 200 to 300
  2. Earn at least 3 new gemstones (currently have 10)
  3. Progress at least 5 of my current Bronze badges
  4. 200 finds in a day
answered Jan 11, 2019 by BFMC (3,570 points)
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Just found our 5000. cache.

2 goals

- 6666 by end of 2019

- more countries than now

Greetings and all the best for your goals
answered Jan 13, 2019 by supertwinfan (15,700 points)
+1 vote
My goals for 2019 are not so high. I just want to find my 2000 Cache.
answered Jan 14, 2019 by GreenMagenta (420 points)
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Hi here are my Goals for 2019:

- trip to Ireland and find Europe's first (June 2019) DONE

- visit 500 Geocaches in one day (Roadtrip April 2019) DONE

- visit Cache number 200 with T5 (current 138) DONE

- visit our 100th event (current 91) DONE

- perhaps visit our 10th Mega-Event (Berlin) DONE (NOT BERLIN, BUT WE VISIT THE EVENT AT THE LAKE 2019)

- and the biggest goal: hiking a lot in our beautifil nature

See you in the woods

answered Jan 15, 2019 by The4Hasards (3,170 points)
edited Dec 31, 2019 by The4Hasards
+1 vote
Clean up a bit of DT with more difficult caches. Mainly I want to focus on the T5 and those of this year to find at least 300. This will be hard work.
I also want to travel to new countries.

If you're going to the Czech Republic let me know, I'd like to welcome you and give some tips. We have lots of beautiful cows in the Czech Republic.
answered Feb 2, 2019 by nimir (2,050 points)
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I would be more active like last year and found more like 1000 caches.

Finishing some missions of local Challenges.
answered Feb 3, 2019 by Dubachik (170 points)
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- Get at least one new country

- Work on completing counties (Landkreise) for Hessen and Rheinland Pfalz - just a few more for each

- Get more finds and more cache types in surrounding countries we already have cached, to make our European map a little more varied (example: 100 caches in France)

- Log GC40 before on4bam (already got this one) laugh

answered Feb 3, 2019 by hzoi (7,670 points)
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Like to go to UK and log some different cache types
Go to Poland and log an Earthcache
go to a mega event

and have a lot of fun on sunny days discovering nice  place I have never seen before
answered Feb 9, 2019 by Rolli2 (6,210 points)
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will try to find 100 caches per month
answered Feb 9, 2019 by supertwinfan (15,700 points)
+1 vote
I'd like to reach my goal of 10,000 finds - and I'm looking forward to the geocoin I'll get when I'm finished! :-)
answered Feb 16, 2019 by Duo Baculi (270 points)
+1 vote
I plan to place several geocaches at named mountain tops or named hill near were I live.
answered Feb 18, 2019 by mojave_rattler (290 points)
+1 vote

We have some goals for 2019 as always. They help keeping the motivation high! :D

Our goals for 2018 were:

1. We want to continue filling the calendar. We closed the calendar on leap day 2016. In 2017 we closed the traditional calendar, and in 2018 we are going to close both the mystery and the multi calendar. We are missing 4 days with mysteries and around 80 days with multies.

-December 8th we logged the last multi, and now have 1+ Traditional, Mystery & Multi on each calendar day.

2. We are also trying to log every D/T combination this year, and maybe in that progress close the matrix81 for the fourth time.

-We got lucky and someone made a DT81 series with all letterboxes. So the first cachetype we closed the DT81 with, was letterboxes. :D

3. Attend the Mega in Randers (Denmark) again this year.

-This was the easiest of our goals to reach. :D

4. Log over 1000 caches in 2018.

-I ended on 1330 caches in 2018.

5. Log our 7000th cache (Needs to be a virtual for a challenge, so we appreciate all the new virtuals)

-We logged our 7000th on June 27th, but decided to save a virtual for number 10000 instead. :)

Now the goals for 2019 are a bit less hectic (except for our wildcard goal :P)

1. Attend our first GIGA in Hamburg (GC77777)

2. Reach 9000 finds.

3. Get out and check out a place I might place my first earthcache at.

4. Get a find in all mainland counties in Western Denmark.

5. Close a few (or all) of the remaining degrees in the Danish 360 degree challenge.

6. Log 25+ (Preferably 30+) challenges in a day.

7. Log some of the many mysteries we have solved over the years.

8. Our wildcard goal is something we are not ready to share, as it is 50/50 if we will be able to pull it off. We do have a backup plan in case of failure though. :)

So in short: Fewer, but longer, geocaching trips in 2019.

It's nice to read other peoples goals, it gives inspiration for the goals in 2020! :D

answered Feb 22, 2019 by MAS83 (1,970 points)
+1 vote
I am planning on placing several new caches on named peaks or hills in my home geocaching area of Southwest Utah.
answered Mar 3, 2019 by mojave_rattler (290 points)
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I had to change my ambitions for 2019. I wanted to find 100 caches per month. I failed in February. So I still have the target 1200 caches in 2019 and need to strenghten my finds in the next months.
answered Mar 4, 2019 by supertwinfan (15,700 points)
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At the moment I don't have that many explicit goals. I have a few calendars that I'm working on completing but most of them require leap day so it's not so much a 2019 goal as a "by leap day 2020" goal (which is still less than a year away). This is things like filling the calendar with smalls, D1.5, T1.5, at least three types on all dates, a couple of attributes, and logs on at least three different years on each date.

I'm also working on the multi-calendar but there are too few unlogged multis within a reasonable distance for me to be able to set up a time goal for this.

I'm also (in theory) working on completing my third, fourth and fifth loop of the D/T matrix in order to qualify for a local challenge. In practice, very little is happening here...
answered Mar 4, 2019 by pinkunicorn (Moderator) (153,590 points)
+1 vote
Create My small 130 caches PowerTrail

reach my 2000 caches in 2019

clear my D/T ( all T5)

I plan an event.
answered Mar 8, 2019 by Barney57420 (170 points)
+1 vote

For 2019 our goals are:

  • Hit 5000 caches
  • Continue cache-a-day steak to 5 years
  • Hit 100 caches in a day
  • Geocache in 3 new states (currently at 40)
  • Geocache in one new country outside of N. America
  • Start to place our own geocaches
answered Mar 8, 2019 by 8_is_Enough (900 points)