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Taking a page right from Tequila, I'm creating this forum if anyone wishes to discuss their progress on this little challenge cache. I know, I know, it's only 9 caches you need and doesn't compare to "his" cache! :blink:

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So it looks like you need to log at least 5 different cache types and any one type will not have more than 3 finds.

 

As a new cacher, I can appreciate the rules. res2100's BT hike is on Good Friday for anyone keeping count and there's a lot of traditional caches along the route :blink:

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As a new cacher, I can appreciate the rules. res2100's BT hike is on Good Friday for anyone keeping count and there's a lot of traditional caches along the route :laughing:

 

Not to mention, 25C and sunny forecast! And you'll also have an "Event" icon for Good Friday.

The tricky part for this cache is when you realize it's coming up on Christmas and all you need is a Wherigo .... now THAT's sneaking away from a holiday meal!

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Not to mention, 25C and sunny forecast! And you'll also have an "Event" icon for Good Friday.

 

I am so excited for the weekend, espically after the cold weather and rain we've had for the last few days. Maybe I'll see you along the trails at some point seeing how you're from Halton Hills :laughing:

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oh well, guess it was bound to happen..

 

Sucks for folks like me who are pretty much guaranteed to be working on Holidays. So i guess i will [vent]/rage/express my [disdain]/dislike/appreciation/fondness !

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<snip>

 

Sucks for folks like me who are pretty much guaranteed to be working on Holidays. So i guess i will [vent]/rage/express my [disdain]/dislike/appreciation/fondness !

 

Hadn't thought about that. :laughing: Please accept the geek's humblest apologies. :rolleyes:

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In preparation for next year we successfully found a Traditional and Multi cache today. Hummmmm...wonder which one we should use....lol. :sad::)

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As did we :D

 

In preparation for next year we successfully found a Traditional and Multi cache today. Hummmmm...wonder which one we should use....lol. :sad::)

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As did we :D

 

In preparation for next year we successfully found a Traditional and Multi cache today. Hummmmm...wonder which one we should use....lol. :sad::)

 

Beat ya!

Traditional, Multi, Unknown, and Event found today with the BT Hike. A bunch of them got the Virtual at the end of the hike too.

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1 holiday down - only 8 more to go before FTF! :laughing:

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I've just been asked if Benchmarks qualify for this challenge. Care to share your thoughts on this?

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A benchmark is just a different type of virtual, with no real verification the cacher actually visited the benchmark.

 

I see no reason not to accept it.

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A benchmark is just a different type of virtual, with no real verification the cacher actually visited the benchmark.

 

I see no reason not to accept it.

 

sure they can be verified

 

the virtuals i've done all required a photo at GZ for verification, no photo no smilie

 

same can be requested for benchmarks

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A benchmark is just a different type of virtual, with no real verification the cacher actually visited the benchmark.

 

I see no reason not to accept it.

 

sure they can be verified

 

the virtuals i've done all required a photo at GZ for verification, no photo no smilie

 

same can be requested for benchmarks

 

I was referring to U.S. Benchmarks. The ones I found had no photo requirement and I can see no "owner" to police the logging.

 

Perhaps Canadian Benchmarks are different.

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I was referring to U.S. Benchmarks. The ones I found had no photo requirement and I can see no "owner" to police the logging.

 

Perhaps Canadian Benchmarks are different.

 

there are no Canadian Benchmarks that can be logged on GC, only ones recognized are the NGS Benchmarks

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I was referring to U.S. Benchmarks. The ones I found had no photo requirement and I can see no "owner" to police the logging.

 

Perhaps Canadian Benchmarks are different.

 

there are no Canadian Benchmarks that can be logged on GC, only ones recognized are the NGS Benchmarks

 

So, what is the ruling, entogeek? Benchmarks or no benchmarks?

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Benchmarks qualify as do virtuals, events, CITOS, wherigos, earthcaches, multis, mysteries, letterboxes and traditionals. Should TPTB develop a new kind of cache then it can qualify as well.

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What about Archived? B) Is that a type? I am looking to do that on Christmas so it does not block the rest of the year. ;)

 

Okay I was just asking. :D

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Everybody have their to-do list ready for Victoria Day?

 

Yes I am doing a nearby cache, I was thinking of doing this cache, and I still have to decide whether or not to drive 136.2km for it... I think it might be worth it! I was hoping I could get an FTF for once, but I can see everybody else has patience too!

 

Only 1 Wherigo nearby... Canada day looks like the best time for that!

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We did a puzzle back on Good Friday and completed 5 different cache types on Monday including: Letterbox, Benchmark, puzzle, traditional and earthcache! We are now looking towards July 1. We are going to attempt one that we don't normally do on our normal caching radar!

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I am also working on the challenge...

On Easter I did an earthcache and a traditional. On May 24 I did an earthcache, traditional and a mult =]

July 1 I am going to try to do something I usually don't like a Wherigo or a letterbox.

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I will be awarding nine prizes - one to each of the first nine cachers who have: 1) met the challenge and 2) found and signed the log book no earlier than 12:01 am 21 February 2011 (this just happens to be Family Day). :laughing: The prizes will not be in the cache itself - they will be in my possession waiting to be awarded to the "First Nine to Find".

 

I will be checking the cache on 20 February 2011 and any names entered into the log book will be removed as it will not have been possible to meet the challenge prior to 21 February 2011. I will also be at the cache as of 11:59 pm 20 February 2011 just in case someone is crazy enough to want to try to be among the "First Nine to Find". B)

 

I have been asked to make a ruling on the following scenario. Two or more folks cache as a team. Person A logs the final cache while Person B waits near this Challenge cache. Person A "phones/SMS/yells at the top of their lungs" that the challenge is complete and Person B should enter their name into the log book of this Challenge. The international federation of geek-like cachers has ruled that this is a violation of the spirit of this cache and is therefore unacceptable. :laughing:

 

July 1 is just around the corner - remember, whatever cache type you find tomorrow cannot be used elsewhere in this challenge's grid. :ph34r:

 

Good luck to all, Happy Canada Day and above all else, have fun! :)

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I have been asked to make a ruling on the following scenario. Two or more folks cache as a team. Person A logs the final cache while Person B waits near this Challenge cache. Person A "phones/SMS/yells at the top of their lungs" that the challenge is complete and Person B should enter their name into the log book of this Challenge. The international federation of geek-like cachers has ruled that this is a violation of the spirit of this cache and is therefore unacceptable. :laughing:

 

 

would have never crossed my mind to do that, setting that rule from experience? :)

 

I will also be at the cache as of 11:59 pm 20 February 2011 just in case someone is crazy enough to want to try to be among the "First Nine to Find".

 

will you wait for FTF, maybe with some hot chocolate ready? B)

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Benchmarks qualify as do virtuals, events, CITOS, wherigos, earthcaches, multis, mysteries, letterboxes and traditionals. Should TPTB develop a new kind of cache then it can qualify as well.

 

 

Hmm...I may be going to Florida at Christmas and there are only traditional and some puzzle caches nearby but there are a number of Benchmarks now available including one just outside the Park where I will be staying. Now I don't have to travel to Sarasota for that earthcache. My mother will be so pleased on Christmas Day and I get to cache in the sunshine.

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I will also be at the cache as of 11:59 pm 20 February 2011 just in case someone is crazy enough to want to try to be among the "First Nine to Find".

will you wait for FTF, maybe with some hot chocolate ready? B)

 

I see you've already figured out what the prizes will be. :):ph34r::laughing::D:laughing:

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Ontario Holiday Challenge Cache song (composed by Skyecat and Walt Disney) :mad:

 

 

 

(Musical Intro)

 

 

Hi ho, Hi ho,

 

It’s off to cache I go

 

(whistles)

 

Hi ho, Hi ho

 

 

Hi ho, Hi ho

 

I’m off to find a Wherigo

 

(whistles)

 

Hi ho, Hi ho

 

 

 

I have a plan

 

and have to dash

 

I want to log

 

an earth cache

 

 

Traditionals, multi’s and mysteries

 

All have their day

 

But they are not required

 

For the Challenge today

 

 

So get out the hat and sunscreen

 

Go put on some socks

 

Load up the GPS

 

And look for a letterbox

 

 

Chorus

 

 

Hi ho, hi ho,

 

Its off to cache I go

 

(whistles)

 

Hi Ho, Hi ho

 

 

Hi ho, hi ho

 

Its off to cache I go

 

(whistles)

 

Hi Ho, Hi ho

 

Happy Canada Day ;)

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Traditionals, multi’s and mysteries

 

All have their day

 

But they are not required

 

For the Challenge today

 

 

Hmmmm. I managed to hit a Mystery, Two Multis and 5 Traditionals today .... :mad:

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I got a mystery, a virtual and an earthcache today! Woo-hoo! ;)

 

Oh wait, I keep forgetting it doesn't matter what I get. :mad:

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I got a mystery, a virtual and an earthcache today! Woo-hoo! :)

 

Oh wait, I keep forgetting it doesn't matter what I get. :(

 

A virtual would have been great for today - there's so few of them. With a badly sprained ankle, I managed to get an earth cache.

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Missed out on a mystery, but got an earthcache. Unfound virtuals near me are getting scarce.

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for July 1st we went to Niagara Falls for the celebrations and got a virtual and a letterbox just to be sure :(

 

jus realized the virtual is an old one too Hidden : 11/22/2002 :)

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It was an interesting day for us. We started out in Buffalo with some non-cachers and couldn't convince them to go to the power plant for a webcam cache :(! Totally sucked! We ended up only getting a tracitional in the states! What a challenge that would have been! In the end we ended up getting a traditional, virtual and a letter box - so I think we're looking good for the rest of the year! Looking forward to 12:01 am Feb 21! T of INOC!

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OMG! What have I started?

 

don't worry, we were freaks already :mad:

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I have an Event cache for Good Friday, an Earthcache for Victoria Day, and a Letterbox for Canada Day... this is gonna be easy!

 

Being one of the first 9 to log the cache though, will not... I have to work that day (finding a qualifying cache will not be a problem). Nevertheless, the fun of completing the challenge is enough for me.

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I got a virtual, traditional, and an earthcache on July 1!

 

Picked up an Earthcache, Wherigo, Letterbox and two traditionals to be on the safe side. Have plans to be in the states for Labour Day close to a number of Virtuals, and Christmas Day in Floridal I can get some Benchmarks. Looking good for Feb 21st at 12:01am

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We picked up a Virtual to fill that Evil Centre Square today.......July 4th.....Oh crap wrong country.... ;):blink:

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We picked up a Virtual to fill that Evil Centre Square today.......July 4th.....Oh crap wrong country.... ;):blink:

 

All you need is an American version of the Holiday Bingo challenge to include Presidents Day, Memorial Day and of course American Thanksgiving. That should go with your July 4th find.

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Mr. Geek,

 

I need a ruling from the international federation of geek-like cachers.

 

You have ruled that Benchmarks qualify as there are just a different type of virtual but....

 

Do Waymarks qualify?

 

Personally, I say "NO" as they are not recorded on the geocaching.com stats but on they are recorded on Waymarking.com site. I have heard others say they should count.

 

So this is why your paid the big bucks in your position of authority... what's the ruling!

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I know an exception has been made for benchmarks, but as I stated in an earlier post, "Should TPTB develop a new kind of cache then it can qualify as well." Waymarks, which are listed on the Waymarking site, are not considered a cache by TPTB so they do not qualify. Should TPTB convert them to caches, then they would qualify.

 

In the words of the immortal Yul Brenner, "So it shall be written, so it shall be done."

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I know an exception has been made for benchmarks, but as I stated in an earlier post, "Should TPTB develop a new kind of cache then it can qualify as well." Waymarks, which are listed on the Waymarking site, are not considered a cache by TPTB so they do not qualify. Should TPTB convert them to caches, then they would qualify.

 

I'm confused... we agree?

 

This is a trick, right?

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I know an exception has been made for benchmarks, but as I stated in an earlier post, "Should TPTB develop a new kind of cache then it can qualify as well." Waymarks, which are listed on the Waymarking site, are not considered a cache by TPTB so they do not qualify. Should TPTB convert them to caches, then they would qualify.

 

I'm confused... we agree?

 

This is a trick, right?

 

No, it's not a trick. "Waymarks, which are listed on the Waymarking site, are not considered a cache by TPTB so they do not qualify. "

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Nicely on track for this challenge. Only one problem - we got no chance at FTF :laughing: . We'll be doing a traditional in Hawaii on Family Day :) . At least we'll avoid the mob scene in the middle of the night. That should be funny. Take pics of all the FTF midnight maniacs. Fun challenge.............MPC :huh:

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Nicely on track for this challenge. Only one problem - we got no chance at FTF :D . We'll be doing a traditional in Hawaii on Family Day :) . At least we'll avoid the mob scene in the middle of the night. That should be funny. Take pics of all the FTF midnight maniacs. Fun challenge.............MPC :D

 

Aww shucks, so sorry to hear you will be out of town for the "Midnight Madness" event. Should anyone be crazy enough to show up - and who's to say anyone will - you'll be in everyone's shivering thoughts.

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Nicely on track for this challenge. Only one problem - we got no chance at FTF :D . We'll be doing a traditional in Hawaii on Family Day :) . At least we'll avoid the mob scene in the middle of the night. That should be funny. Take pics of all the FTF midnight maniacs. Fun challenge.............MPC :D

 

Aww shucks, so sorry to hear you will be out of town for the "Midnight Madness" event. Should anyone be crazy enough to show up - and who's to say anyone will - you'll be in everyone's shivering thoughts.

 

I'm sure there will be several there. One of them would have been me too. I'll post my 12th to find on March 1st LOL.

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