How do you make an EXTREME Geocaching trip?
It all starts with an idea. Like anything else something will spark you to do a little more than just wish/dream about a trip/adventure.
My spark for this trip started with Moun10Bike asking if I was going on another power run because he would love to experience it. Well I had not planned on it since after the ET Highway I didn’t really want to cache for over a month so I was done with power trails. I had the memory to share so it was time for something new.
Well that didn’t last long he dropped a spark in some oil soaked rags and I could not put out the fire! Thanks a lot Jon J So first thing for me is to create a simple plan of what to do and then throw it in the fire and let it BLOW UP!
The simple plan was to fly down Memorial Day weekend with Jon a few good caching friends (someone who could deal with me nonstop four days in cramped quarters so that is a small list) do Route 66 grab some cool caches and fly home. Short, sweet, fun and not to stressful. Well that was before the fire now it is 9 states, over 3,000 miles, over 1,000 caches, four cachers in one car for just five days. Tough but not impossible.
When I started with the idea I had to make up a team. That is always a tough one because of money, time off, spouses and all the small things that can derail this INSANE TRAIN. After I had the team, I had to add things in for each cacher to help meet their goals and to add to their drive to finish this way out of hand idea.
GO BIG OR GO HOME!