2902 kilometres for a First to Find ….
On the back of my challenge of the longest distance in a day for 2 cache finds (one in South Australia and one in Nevada), I thought I would do another challenge – longest drive for a First to Find (FTF).
The challenge involved having found a cache in every 10km band from your home location up to your age x10 so in my case 490 km.
I did the queries in GSAK and found that I had found a cache in the 49 distance bands required. Now to get the cache and hopefully a FTF.
I was heading north anyway so a long distance FTF was going to be a bonus.
Well after 4 days and 2902 km I arrived at ground zero (GZ) to find it all burnt out and on the ground were some burnt spray cans and a sorry looking eclipse tin. Surely this wasn’t it.
I looked over a couple of metres and there appeared to be something buried. I unscrewed it and it appeared to be the cache or was it.
I opened the container only to find a puzzle to be solved to find the final GZ.
Thinking caps on and a few texts to the owner on clues to solving the puzzle then finally about 10:30 pm I had the puzzle solved.
The only problem is that I would not be able to get to the final GZ for another 18 hours due to my commitments in Darwin.
It seemed a long day but finally the time came to find the cache.
I drove up to GZ, thinking surely the FTF would have gone by now. Opened the ammo tin, took out the log book, opened it up to find …… I was FTF.
So after 5 days and 2902 kms (plus a few extra back and forth into Darwin) I had a long distance drive FTF.
I guess now how many have driven further for a FTF …