Thanks for the comments. We went to try to have a good time and see if we could play with these guys.
I can assure you that there was well over 100 man hours of hard preparation to determine what caches to seek and the correct routing. It is exhilarating to be that active for 24 + hours.
We came together with very little knowledge of each other but united by a single goal.
The previous record holder, Geopirat, who led this run stated in our first meeting that his goals were to do the following in this order:
1. Meet other cachers
2. Have fun
3. Break the previous record and set a new one if possible
We each shared a super time with 7 other guys while successfully accomplishing a common goal. The kidding, camaraderie, jokes, successes, failures and laughter were truly special to me. At the risk of sounding kind of sappy it was a special time that I will always treasure.
At the same we will also enjoy the next cache we find even if we only find one in a day. Thanks again for your kind words.....poppy
edit: recalculated planning time
May those who love us, love us. And those that don't love us, may God turn their hearts; and if he doesn't turn their hearts may he turn their ankle so we may know them by their limp.... An Old Gaelic Blessing