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What's your geocaching target for 2016?

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2016 is a fresh new year full of geocaching possibilities. Do you have any special goals that you are planning to fulfill during 2016?
asked Jan 13, 2016 in Miscellaneous by pinkunicorn (Moderator) (153,590 points)
retagged Dec 5, 2016 by pinkunicorn (Moderator)
My Goal was to reach 1000 which i would reach this weekend. By now i think it would rather be reaching 1200 Caches ;)

74 Answers

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My primary target is to have a fun and take our son for geocaching as much as possible, but when it comes to numbers for 2016 I have following goals:

  • 4000 found caches
  • 3000 traditionals 
  • 600 unknowns
  • 200 multi-caches
  • 80 EC
  • 65 events
  • 50 WiGo 
  • 15 letterboxes
  • 5 virtuals
  • 5 webcam caches
  • 2000 micro 
  • 1000 small  
  • 500 regular  
  • 50 large  
  • double D/T matrix 
  • blue D/T matrix  
  • 60 fields of green D/T matrix
  • 40 fields of yellow D/T matrix
  • 50 D5 and at least 2 of them abroad
  • 50 T5 and at least 2 of them abroad
  • 5 D5/T5 
  • log 15 challenges
  • 70 pieces of GeoPuzzle
  • 5 Geotrophies in 2 more countries
  • 90 souvenirs
  • 280 degrees of Czech Republic
  • complete Finds by found date calendar (completed 2016-02-29) and do as much as possible to double and triple calendar 
  • complete Finds by hidden date calendar
  • get 170 Finds by hidden month
  • place 12 more caches (I would like to place cache or make an event for every 100 caches I find)
  • make two EC
  • place a WiGo with original cartridge
  • place a  Letterbox
  • make an event
  • make a CITO
  • finish my challenge series
answered Mar 21, 2016 by rabmoor (2,780 points)
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Mine is pretty simple this year.  smiley

  • Complete the 81 Block (only three left)
  • Try to find more caches each month than the month prior throughout the year
  • Clear off my Solved but not yet Retrieved list of solved puzzles (up over 100 now) 
  • Reach 5000 (only 1068 to go)
answered Mar 22, 2016 by Stewj (1,170 points)
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  • First of all: I plan to have fun :-)
  • Fill up my finds by found date calendar
  • Fill up the list of German countys with a find
  • Add some French regions with a find
  • Get an answer from the BadgeGen developer to my request to invent County-Badges after month of waiting ;-). Anyone knowing him personally?
  • And at last: have fun :-)
answered Mar 29, 2016 by E.U.S.A.L (880 points)
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I plan to:

Grab a FTF on a multi.

Hide a camouflaged cache.

Go on a power trail.

Achieve another badge level for my Fizzy Grid.

Take some great photographs.

Enjoy finding some magnificent caches.
answered Mar 31, 2016 by Potatonator (10,790 points)
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I would like to have more than 4000 finds at the end of the year (I currently have 2963) and to have logged more caches this year than last (last year I had 1019 finds).

I'm trying to fulfil the FTF 24 moths in a row-challenge (I currently have 10 months in a row).

Later this spring I will attempt to log five countries in one day.

I would like to attend at least one Giga event and at least three Mega events. Currently planning to attend the Giga in Essen, Germany. Also currently planning for three Megas (Switzerland and Wales). Mega Sweden FAD also seem likely, but I haven't started planning for that yet.

I would like to finish my second round on the D/T matrix (three combos left) and maybe also the third round (15 combos left).

Always looking to find caches in regions and counties (län och kommuner) here in Sweden where I live that I haven't found caches in yet.

Maybe hosting another event. It was fun last time and a lot of people attended.

However, my main goal is to have a lot of fun!
answered Apr 1, 2016 by Chrysafenios (1,290 points)
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1. Completing calender

2. Completing D/T Matrix

3. 100 caches in a day!
answered Apr 4, 2016 by urriellu (640 points)
+3 votes
I want to complete the calender and find a cache every day. :-)
answered Apr 5, 2016 by K(r)uschelBär (440 points)
+3 votes
More caching. ;)
answered Apr 8, 2016 by Kodo-Jano (2,430 points)
+3 votes
I'm aiming for 2016 finds in 2016
answered Apr 14, 2016 by RidgeGrovers (410 points)
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So it's already April, but anyway, my goals were/are:

  • earn the Travel Bug Diamond Badge so that I can finally log a certain challenge (already achieved);
  • find my 100th T5 (8 to go);
  • find my 100th D5 (24 to go);
  • hide my 50th cache (already achieved).

Overall, have a lot of fun of course, which of course doesn't count out a certain amount of statistics geekery. ;)

answered Apr 24, 2016 by Vooruit! (1,090 points)
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Plan on filling our D/T grid.

Getting closer to 3,000 finds currently at 2,702

Few more kayaking series.

Having even more fun caching.
answered Apr 25, 2016 by Shaun&family (190 points)
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My goals are:

- reaching the black belt

- more cache finds than in 2015
answered Apr 26, 2016 by Arnaudd (1,560 points)
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I haven´t a special target.

One of my primary goals is "have fun every day" smiley

I spend time to walk some hiking trails with a lot of caches.

answered May 10, 2016 by .Crusher (190 points)
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My target for 2016 is :

- First of all to complete the Finds by found date calendar.

- I will be passing 3000 finds this year

- I will be complete 2001 year in finds by hidden month.

Grettings from Barcelona

answered May 11, 2016 by Tots4junts (540 points)
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I would like to see new places, and hopefully log new countries in the process. 8 new so far this year, and 2 more nex week, so it's looking pretty good!

I would also like to do the 2d loop of the D/T matrix and work on the 2d loop of the Jasmer
answered May 11, 2016 by StadsAlv (10,020 points)
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1000 Caches und reach the 83 Matrix
answered May 11, 2016 by die Stare (260 points)
+2 votes
To com nearer to my next year challange:
10 years 10k founds
answered May 11, 2016 by HansHans (2,010 points)
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I know it's a a little late to answer as it is May now - but anyway...

... my main goal is (of course) to have as much fun as possible by caching and see as much nice places as possible. Second i want to meet new people, get some more friends in my area with the same hobby so that

Except from that my goal are very modest - compared with other users here.

I hope i will make it to

- cache in 2 more states

- get a higher number in "best day" (current 29)

- get 3 more emerald badges (current 2)

- get a mystery-badge (current missing 11)

- get a "regular cacher"-badge (current missing 7)

- get a "rugged cacher"-badge (current missing 3)

I know that these are pretty small goals - but hey, i m realistic... and it's still a hobby, which should bring fun... not stress like work!
answered May 18, 2016 by JaToNi (170 points)
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not to become addicted to this beautiful game :)
answered May 18, 2016 by apneli (870 points)
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I have quite a simple challenge this year, but it could also prove to be a lot of work!

  • Reach 2000 finds (529 so far!)
  • Find a webcam cache (I have my eye on one)
  • Hide 10 caches (1 so far)
  • Hide a Church Micro
  • Complete the 360 degree UK challenge in Northamptonshire.
I think this is achievable, and I'm sure I can do it :)
answered May 29, 2016 by Pesh (150 points)