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Here is the quick reply in hopes of warding off another closed thread.

 

http://www.cacherstats.com/Rank1-125.html lists the top found logs. There is however debate (rightly or wrongly) on the standard used in those logs. There is always debate on this. Just check out the last page or two of topic.

 

PS. this is a hot topic which always causes debate. you may want to familarize yourself with the forum search option.

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I won't "Markwell" you on this, but will note that there's lots of forum threads out there on this topic.

 

Basically, two "teams" called CCCooperAgency and Team Alamo are about tied (one keeps passing the other) at 17000+ finds, the next one down the line is a few thousand finds below that. Locally here in the NY City metro area I think Stay Floopy at almost 6000 finds is the local champ.

 

I was just wondering who holds the record for the most finds so far in their caching career. When I'm bored I like looking at profiles and see where people have been and what they have found, so I'm just curious about who has found the most.

 

It's funny when I'm bored I do the same thing. Scary coincidence is that our profile looks a little like yours (not in terms of geography, occupations, etc., just in format; i.e. big picture of us in the upper right corner, description of where we each were born and raised, cache goals, etc.).

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http://www.cacherstats.com/Rank1-125.html lists the top found logs. There is however debate (rightly or wrongly) on the standard used in those logs.

Basically, two "teams" called CCCooperAgency and Team Alamo are about tied (one keeps passing the other) at 17000+ finds, the next one down the line is a few thousand finds below that.

If you have something on topic to post, then post.

If you don't then please refrain from derailing the topic.

 

Maybe one time this topic will stay on track if we work on it. I doubt it, but I'm an eternal optimist.

Call me a cynic (note my sig line), but I can't think of anything else on topic that can be said.

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I was just wondering who holds the record for the most finds so far in their caching career. When I'm bored I like looking at profiles and see where people have been and what they have found, so I'm just curious about who has found the most.

Well, you stated why you were interested. :)

 

I've met TeamAlamo, one of the two racing for the most finds logged on GC.com. Ran into him last week at a cache. He even took a little time out for a chat, although he's still the most impatient cacher I've met. :rolleyes:

 

CCCooperAgency is the other of the two "most finders," who I've not yet met, because she's on the East Coast and I'm not. Her friends describe her as "energetic." Maybe impatience and energetic describe obsessive Geocaching behavior. :rolleyes:

 

It's too much work to sort through 17000+ finds to figure out where they have been, so to answer your question, they have been to many places, including cross-country trips, foreign countries, etc.

 

I'm sure others will give you links to leaderboard sites where you can track this at the comfort of your own home.

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If you have something on topic to post, then post.

If you don't then please refrain from derailing the topic.

 

Maybe one time this topic will stay on track if we work on it. I doubt it, but I'm an eternal optimist.

Just saying it again. No "in before lock" posts please. They are tiring frankly and a big part of the problem. You are bumping the topic and adding nothing to it.

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Cache Stats are a good way to track your caching history and achievements. If you have spent some time reading through the forums since posting this thread you may have come to realize that "found it" has a broad definition around here. Therefore, cache stats are pretty much meaningless to everyone but the cacher and perhaps their caching buddies.

 

If you have satisfied your curiosity you can simply post to this thread and request that a moderator close it.... please :)

 

 

have fun! :rolleyes:

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Yup, TeamAlamo and CCCooperAgency are at the top of the most find logs list. I don't think I've ever actually met either cacher. I've exchanged a few emails with Lynn. She's nice.

 

Just theother day, I learned that TeamAlamo lives in southern California. I had assumed that he was in Texas.

There happens to be a town named Alamo in the San Francisco Bay Area, just east of Oakland, so technically, he lives in Northern California.

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There happens to be a town named Alamo in the San Francisco Bay Area, just east of Oakland, so technically, he lives in Northern California.
There you go. Now I've learned something else.
I suppose 'most finds' would depend on whether or not you consider a find on your own cache counts as a 'find'. Most people do not.

This thread was going swimmingly, why did you try to drag it down to the same level as that other thread? :laughing:

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There happens to be a town named Alamo in the San Francisco Bay Area, just east of Oakland, so technically, he lives in Northern California.
There you go. Now I've learned something else.
I suppose 'most finds' would depend on whether or not you consider a find on your own cache counts as a 'find'. Most people do not.

This thread was going swimmingly, why did you try to drag it down to the same level as that other thread? :rolleyes:

Thank you. I was thinking the same thing. Even after two warnings from me no less. :laughing:

 

Let's call this one off topic warning number three.

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I met Team Alamo at a cache recently. She was waiting in the car while he was looking for a cache but he was on the wrong side of the road. He spotted the cache after I uncovered it and failed to see it. D'Oh! After the find he was out of there like a shot so I guess maybe the "impatient" description might fit.

 

Didn't realize who it was until later that day when I was at a N.U.T.S. (Northstate Unusual Treasure Seekers) dinner. Team Alamo was there and was introduced to everybody. Seemed like a nice enough guy to me. I just can't imagine putting in that much time and effort finding caches though.

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I suppose 'most finds' would depend on whether or not you consider a find on your own cache counts as a 'find'. Most people do not.

 

Agreed, this doesn't really seem like a find to me since the finder hid it.

http://www.geocaching.com:80/seek/cache_de...14-0cb909ce61ac

 

In this case I doubt the owner hid this cache. She is well known for having other people hide caches for her throughout the country and listing them under her account. Odds are that is what was done here and CCCooper never saw the cache or its hiding place until she found it.

 

Why someone would want to own caches that they've never seen is a horse in a different garage.

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Why someone would want to own caches that they've never seen is a horse in a different garage.

 

Makes perfect sense to me!

 

As a frequent traveler I often find a really cool place to hide a cache, but since vacation caches are not allowed and it's too far from home to maintain I can't hide one there.

 

The answer is to either to work with a trusted local cacher who will serve as your cache maintainer, or get a local to place a cache there.

 

Lynn chooses the first, I choose the latter.

 

Either way we get the fun of creating a new cache, collaborating with another cacher, and finding it afterward if we weren't actually with the hider.

 

Works for me!

 

Ed

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Why someone would want to own caches that they've never seen is a horse in a different garage.
Makes perfect sense to me!

 

As a frequent traveler I often find a really cool place to hide a cache, but since vacation caches are not allowed and it's too far from home to maintain I can't hide one there.

 

The answer is to either to work with a trusted local cacher who will serve as your cache maintainer, or get a local to place a cache there.

 

Lynn chooses the first, I choose the latter. ...

Brian's theory is that Lynn didn't scout out the location, but still 'owns' the cache. This would appear to be true, since she logged it as a find.

 

As long as the placer continues to maintain the cache, it doesn't matter that Lynn shows as the owner.

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Why someone would want to own caches that they've never seen is a horse in a different garage.
Makes perfect sense to me!

 

As a frequent traveler I often find a really cool place to hide a cache, but since vacation caches are not allowed and it's too far from home to maintain I can't hide one there.

 

The answer is to either to work with a trusted local cacher who will serve as your cache maintainer, or get a local to place a cache there.

 

Lynn chooses the first, I choose the latter. ...

Brian's theory is that Lynn didn't scout out the location, but still 'owns' the cache. This would appear to be true, since she logged it as a find.

 

As long as the placer continues to maintain the cache, it doesn't matter that Lynn shows as the owner.

 

Choosing the words you agree with instead of the whole post skews the meaning.

 

You left out this line:

Either way we get the fun of creating a new cache, collaborating with another cacher, and finding it afterward if we weren't actually with the hider.
that shows how one can both own and find a cache!

 

Ed

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Why someone would want to own caches that they've never seen is a horse in a different garage.
Makes perfect sense to me!

 

As a frequent traveler I often find a really cool place to hide a cache, but since vacation caches are not allowed and it's too far from home to maintain I can't hide one there.

 

The answer is to either to work with a trusted local cacher who will serve as your cache maintainer, or get a local to place a cache there.

 

Lynn chooses the first, I choose the latter. ...

Brian's theory is that Lynn didn't scout out the location, but still 'owns' the cache. This would appear to be true, since she logged it as a find.

 

As long as the placer continues to maintain the cache, it doesn't matter that Lynn shows as the owner.

 

Personally, I would try to avoid such a practice so I don't get accused of conspiracy later on. ;):blink: But in this case, the geographical separation from her home territory (if she has such a thing after 17000+ finds) shows it's harmless.

 

For newbies watching this thread wondering what it's like to have the most find counts, there you have it. You'll have to run around all over the place endlessly, spend enormous amount of time logging finds online, and then get rewarded with unneeded scrutiny at the end of the day after all that work. :unsure:

 

If you say TeamAlamo and CCCooperAgency are dedicated (to Geocaching), that's an understatement.

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I met Team Alamo at a cache recently. She was waiting in the car while he was looking for a cache but he was on the wrong side of the road. He spotted the cache after I uncovered it and failed to see it. D'Oh! After the find he was out of there like a shot so I guess maybe the "impatient" description might fit.

 

Didn't realize who it was until later that day when I was at a N.U.T.S. (Northstate Unusual Treasure Seekers) dinner. Team Alamo was there and was introduced to everybody. Seemed like a nice enough guy to me. I just can't imagine putting in that much time and effort finding caches though.

 

Local friends here in Northern California try to paint a more realistic picture of TeamAlamo. It's unrealistic to just call him "great" or "nice" even though he is... most of the time. :unsure: For me, "impatient" describes him very well. If you want to go caching with him, don't be late!

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Why someone would get upset over the way another person caches is beyond me.

 

If either of the two teams had logged 17,000 finds on a single cache that they own, or 17,000 different caches that they'd never seen before they found them, is all the same to me. And it has zero effect on the game played by everyone else, right?

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Why someone would get upset over the way another person caches is beyond me.

 

If either of the two teams had logged 17,000 finds on a single cache that they own, or 17,000 different caches that they'd never seen before they found them, is all the same to me. And it has zero effect on the game played by everyone else, right?

Certainly, it has almost no effect on other players.

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