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kirok

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Yet another entry into the Binthair AFC this month! Wow!
« on: November 24, 2010, 17:29:26 »
AFC member number 43 - lostinthegarden, who completed their quest today with “Double Cross”



2010-09-05 to 2010-11-24 - 81 CALENDAR days. WOW!!
« Last Edit: November 24, 2010, 23:07:19 by kirok »

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Re: Yet another entry into the Binthair AFC this month! Wow!
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 18:50:30 »
Simply AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Yet another entry into the Binthair AFC this month! Wow!
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 20:41:49 »
81 days!  Well done indeed.
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Re: Yet another entry into the Binthair AFC this month! Wow!
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 22:45:19 »
Those are some impressive stats there...congratulations!

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All Finds Club rank:    43
Total number of finds:   43
Found first cache on:   2010-09-05
Found last cache on:   2010-11-24
Total days spent on the challenge:   81
Average days spent between finds:   1.88
Successful days logged in the field:   31
Find average per logged day:   1.39
Most Binthair's in one day:   3  on  2010-10-16
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Re: Yet another entry into the Binthair AFC this month! Wow!
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 08:27:40 »
 :o VERY very impressive, cathy and barry, with a holiday in africa in between, no less!!  :D GOOD FOR YOU!! :D

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Re: Yet another entry into the Binthair AFC this month! Wow!
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010, 09:50:57 »
 :o wow that was fast  :o

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Re: Yet another entry into the Binthair AFC this month! Wow!
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2010, 12:58:59 »
Astounding!
A very impressive achievement!

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Re: Yet another entry into the Binthair AFC this month! Wow!
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2010, 22:23:21 »
;D ;D  Wow!  Congrats!  That's really impressive.  I need to start working on some binthair's again.

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Re: Yet another entry into the Binthair AFC this month! Wow!
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2010, 16:23:04 »
Thanks, everybody!  We look forward to getting our spiffy AFC jackets, learning the secret handshake, and lounging around the clubhouse, swapping tales of Binthairian exploits, and maybe having a beer with the master himself.   :)

It was quite an adventure, and it's a bittersweet feeling to finish the challenge.  It seems strange not to be planning our next assault on a Binthair cache.  There is no lack of interesting and challenging caches out there that we have yet to do, but nothing quite like this series.  Ah, the memories... the countless hours spent solving puzzles, examining trees for tags, bushwhacking... the bruises, scratches, wet feet, insect bites (and even one dog bite)... it was all worth it for that exhilarating feeling of finally making the find and signing the log, not to mention some great hikes and great sights, and discovering many cool places that we never knew existed.

We couldn't have done it without the help and encouragement we received from many of our fellow cachers.  We mentioned them in our final Binthair log, but it's worth repeating the list here (and apologies if we've missed anyone): Kirok, venturer_catt, Karen of The Fossils, 3-Bearss, Brian of BrianDiane, and dadndaughter.

The Binthair caches may not be for everyone, but doing them was hugely satisfying for us, and we highly recommend them.  Kudos to the CCC volunteers who have stepped up to keep them available, and we'd be happy to lend a hand with the maintenance chores in the future.  There are several that we would not be keen to revisit, though.   :)

Cheers,

Barry & Cathy
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Re: Yet another entry into the Binthair AFC this month! Wow!
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2010, 17:28:02 »
 ;D Congrats on completion of the Binthair caches ... a lengthy process, 43 cache finds but how many visits  ::)
Well done

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Re: Yet another entry into the Binthair AFC this month! Wow!
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2010, 14:05:30 »
;D Congrats on completion of the Binthair caches ... a lengthy process, 43 cache finds but how many visits  ::)
Well done
Good question!  A quick tally shows that we did about 28 of them in one go ("one go" means not having to return to a given location, though obviously all of the caches involve visiting multiple locations, sometimes separated by considerable distances).  So, about 15 required repeat visits of some sort - the worst for us in that regard were The Missing Link, Black Cross at Black Rapids, and the aptly-named Brain Cramp.

BTW, in our acknowledgement of folks who provided help and encouragement, we neglected to mention dadndaughter, so we've now corrected that oversight - thanks, Daryl!

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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2010, 20:28:47 »
Great work!