I was taking a look at my past finds statistics and found that most of my finds occur in May. I guess the trend starts mid-April but May is really when the numbers start flowing in. I guess this is because the weather is turning warmer and I’m ready to get outside. This May wasn’t any different. I’ve spent the past few months staring out the window waiting for temperatures to increase enough to not have to wear four layers of clothing just to be comfortable. I’m also coming off of a fairly long hiatus from Geocaching meaning that my caching-sense isn’t what it used to be.
To combat the winter cabin fever and to help get my caching numbers up where they should be I’ve established a few goals for May:
- Break my record of nine consecutive days finding a cache.
- Find 100 caches in the month.
- Start doing some of these mystery caches that seem to plague Anne Arundel County.
I’d also like to increase my annual cache count. I’ve never found, on average, one cache per day per year. Back in 2007 I got close by finding 280 caches that year (0.7671 caches per day). Really this shouldn’t be difficult and maybe I’ll get lucky and double that!
So I’m four days into the month and it’s the first weekend, how am I doing? Well, I’ve found a cache every day of this month (actually since 30 April) and I’ve added thirteen new caches to my list of finds. I’ve even found a cache series that I’m really interested in: the Cold War Caches. I attempted three of these today but only came up with two of the finds.
So we’ll see how things go through the month and hopefully I’ll meet my goals. It should be fun trying anyway!