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Offline Griff Grof

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What's your most memorable FTF?
« on: June 28, 2014, 02:13:47 pm »
If you've been fortunate enough to clock up many FTFs, you'll have a most memorable one!

Whether it was for good or bad reasons, the find, the journey, the achievement or the challenge... Share your story/reasons for it ranking as your most memorable.

Will share my own later.
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Re: What's your most memorable FTF?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 03:14:36 pm »
Has to be this one:

The Final Revelation (GC3VJ32)

Especially as you had to solve and find 65 other puzzles first to be in a position to find it, that doesn't include all the field stages of the other puzzles either.

The final was fitting, multi stage with not one but two ammo boxes along the way with various field puzzles to solve too.

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Re: What's your most memorable FTF?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 11:05:26 am »
I have had a few FTFs, or joint FTFs, but none so involved as that one.

A fairly recent one was this one Head in the Clouds : SS19. Solved the puzzle quickly and headed out there with xJ. The physical part wasn't as extreme as you might imagine by looking at the cache page, but overall the solving quickly, getting to it first, and finding it at night was great fun.

The Works was my quickest FTF. Technically xJ was the FTF, but we were both there together. The cache page shows that xJ found in 34mins and I found in 40mins. For the record those times included getting into the car, driving a mile, finding / signing, then going home again firing up the PC and logging, no mobile phones used that day. So all in all we were quite pleased with those times :)

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Re: What's your most memorable FTF?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 08:14:53 pm »

Nyctophobia . The memory isn't from the actual FTF but for what happened 3 days later.


It's behind you. I was FTF 6 weeks after release and it then was unfound for a further 8 months.

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Re: What's your most memorable FTF?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 10:12:48 am »
Blimey which do I choose ???

EE15 - Elgar Enigma - The Final Variation
This was a great series, with many locations to visit, all on a Elgar theme to celebrate in 2007 the 150th anniversary of Edward Elgar's birth, before finally getting to this final cache of the series. There were also several other cachers on the hunt to get FTF which added to the 'fun', with a added bonus of a prize, a set of Elgar CD's. Bumped into one of them while at one location ;D

Looking for Linda
This is a great location and quite a challenge as it isn't straight forward. This was my first underground cache several years before the BA caches and my first ever FTF ;D

Hippos Below
Well this is an amazing adventure into the dark with a boat. Not only is it tricky to get to the cache as you need a boat but just getting to the start of the tunnel. This is lots of fun and I've been down the tunnel three times so far ;D

and I can't not mention Below Above - Mind The Trains
First you had to decrypt the page to find the start and the route you needed to take and then off underground in a great location, lots of history, lots to see (in the dark!), an amazing place ;D
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Re: What's your most memorable FTF?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014, 03:24:28 pm »
@walktall, WOW! I'd be happy just to do those caches, never mind FTF them, thanks for sharing :-)

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Re: What's your most memorable FTF?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2014, 01:17:40 pm »
Yes, wow, thank you for sharing all those caches everyone!  :) TJ, agree that Nyctophobia would be very memorable given what happened a few nights later  ;)

Well, so far I've only had 14 FTFs, and non since January 2013  :o

I have a bookmark list of all my FTFs so far.

Perhaps one of my most memorable is simply the first - Jesters Willow - purely because @Wacky races and I felt an overwhelming sense of achievement after discovering we finally found one first - I reckon everyone has felt this way too  :)

I reckon A Break From the Norm 1 - Round the Bend has to be up there too - we had just completed the series after DNFing this one at the very start, but we bumped in to @Wrighty and @tarmacjohn at the parking coords, where they used their PAF card, leading us to the ingenious first step, and subsequently to the cache.

Feel free to share more memorable FTF's that come to mind if you've shared yours already, and if you haven't, then please do feel free  :)
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