It wasn't too long ago (2011) that I was at an event that I was attended an event for Paul's 25,000th cache find milestone, eating some burgers, and handing out high-fives at Phil's Ice House (GC33179).
When someone reaches this kind of milestone, something has to be said, celebrations have to be held, and recognition has to be bestowed! Congratulations Paul (Hi_Dude98)!
Paul has quite a few adventures in his quest for those astronomical find numbers, from sleeping in his car, teaming up with friends and taking turns driving, sleeping, and grabbing caches! He has been interviewed on Podcacher and many other podcasts, and written about in the FTF magazine! We soon hope to get an exclusive from him and get some of his stories published on the site!
I wasn't able to capture "friend" section when he actually rolled 50K, but close enough!
He hit his milestone of 50K on January 12th, 2015 with the completion and the challenge cache find "Jasmer Challenge (Texas Edition) (GC2E8N6)".
Make sure you check out the Tribute cache, HiDude 98 - 50K Tribute (GC5K78A), placed for the milestone achievement!
An event "HiDude_98 hits 50,000! (GC5JWYF)" will be held January 21st at Torchy's Tacos at 7:30pm for all to start a new round of high-fives (or high-tens) with Paul! Congrats again!