Power cachers are always pushing the limits of the game,and as we were in the final stages of writing this book,we received word of a new record claim by a team that included two people we quote extensively elsewhere:Steve O’Gara (ventura_kids) and Elin Carlson (EMC of Northridge,CA). They joined with f0t0m0m on August 29,2009 in a midnight-to-midnight run that netted 413 caches in one day.
The trip involved extensive planning using GSAK,Google Earth and Geocaching.com. Ventura_kids created nine possible routes,consuming an estimated 45 hours. The team logged its 100th find at 5:30 a.m. By then,they had already battled swarms of grasshoppers who thought their car was a nifty place to hang out in the darkness of night. All day long,our heroes suffered through heat and dehydration in the process of traveling 471 miles.
We interviewed ventura_kids about this remarkable accomplishment in late September. Listen to the entire interview below.