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I'm running the checker on some of the local cachers to produce my list of prequalifiers that the reviewer will probably want, and came across this one who's been caching for just a couple of years more than me:

  • 522 T4 caches (40 required)
  • 459 Significant Hike attributes (20 required)
  • 742 Cliffs/Falling Rocks attributes (50 required)
  • 3051 Dangerous Animals attributes (50 required) and he's still alive and uneaten!
  • 3445 Scenic View attributes (100 required)

I think he might sneak in.

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On 9/19/2019 at 9:22 AM, barefootjeff said:

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The location is inside Brisbane Water National Park so I'm currently going through the approval process with them. I really wanted something a bit more than just a traditional for this spot, hence the idea for the challenge.

 

This might all be moot now as the park ranger has reservations about allowing a cache anywhere near the caves because of the danger of rock falls. I have a fallback GZ well away from any overhangs that I've now put to her so I'll see what happens, but it might be a bit more susceptible to muggles as I noticed a rock-climbing bolt nearby.

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Just an update on this for anyone interested. While waiting for any further response from the park ranger, I've been scouting out possible alternative locations for this challenge cache and found one that even better fits the "nemophilist" theme. It's a 3km hike through the forest with plenty of sandstone rock-scrambling...

 

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There are several vantage points along the way offering views comparable to my original location.

 

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GZ is in public bushland just outside the national park boundary and is in a cave accessible through a crevice between huge boulders.

 

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I've heard nothing more back from my reviewer following my initial query about the eligibility of the challenge so I placed the cache this morning and submitted it for review. I guess I'll soon find out if it's eligible.

 

If I do eventually get a favourable response from the park ranger about my original location, I'll put a traditional there.

 

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8 minutes ago, barefootjeff said:

It's just been published (GC8DQXK). After all that effort, phew! Thanks everyone for your feedback and suggestions.

I'm out of this one. One short of half the T4.

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7 hours ago, barefootjeff said:

It's just been published (GC8DQXK). After all that effort, phew! Thanks everyone for your feedback and suggestions.

 

Good gracious.  Even I qualify for that!

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8 hours ago, barefootjeff said:

It's just been published (GC8DQXK). After all that effort, phew! Thanks everyone for your feedback and suggestions.

 

Congrats on the publish - yay!

 

Holy cats, I've a lot of work to do.  (At least I only have to face down 8 more dangerous critters.)  :D

Gonna be a lot of fun getting there, though!

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I verified it with the checker but not going to make it out your way anytime soon.  I enjoyed my time in Sydney and Perth when I was there in the US Navy and would certainly like to go back so I'm not going to say never!  I might ask to borrow this idea at some point in the future but would need to find a place that would tie the two together.  Congrats on getting it out!

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Yay I'm a nemophilist!  And then some. I blame Ontario.

415 finds of terrain 4 (40 needed).
154 caches of type "Significant hike" (20 required).
146 caches of type "Cliffs/falling rocks nearby" (50 required).
2658 caches of type "Dangerous animals" (50 required).
1640 caches of type "Scenic view" (100 required).

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Congratulations!  The pictures look great.

 

But you're making me cry - I qualify but I don't know when I'll make Down Under (it's on the list) to find the cache.

You have found 51 caches of type "Significant hike". You require 0 more caches of this type.

You have found 142 caches of type "Cliffs/falling rocks nearby". You require 0 more caches of this type.

You have found 264 caches of type "Dangerous animals". You require 0 more caches of this type.

You have found 1374 caches of type "Scenic view". You require 0 more caches of this type.

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On 9/21/2019 at 12:39 PM, barefootjeff said:

I'm running the checker on some of the local cachers to produce my list of prequalifiers that the reviewer will probably want, and came across this one who's been caching for just a couple of years more than me:

  • 522 T4 caches (40 required)
  • 459 Significant Hike attributes (20 required)
  • 742 Cliffs/Falling Rocks attributes (50 required)
  • 3051 Dangerous Animals attributes (50 required) and he's still alive and uneaten!
  • 3445 Scenic View attributes (100 required)

I think he might sneak in.

 

This cacher dashed out there at first light and got FTF, of course!

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Out of interest I run the checker and to my surprise I almost qualify.

I only have 49 "Dangerous Animals" but think even this 2,4% of my founds are highly exaggerated. I can't remember *any* cache where this attribute truly make sense.

 

But this (21%) is ridiculous, isn't it? I guess power trails through deserts might produce such statistics.

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2658 caches of type "Dangerous animals" (50 required).

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Not surprisingly, I need more of those dangerous cliffs / falling rocks, probably T4 to boot.  Not surprising, as a solo cacher I often avoid dangerous areas.

 

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6 hours ago, Hynz said:

But this (21%) is ridiculous, isn't it? I guess power trails through deserts might produce such statistics.

23 hours ago, thebruce0 said:

2658 caches of type "Dangerous animals" (50 required).

haha, yes indeed. Also in Ontario we have quite a few parklands and remote conservation areas where the attribute could be there for anything from snakes to coyotes to bears.  The attribute could be interpreted to varying degrees depending on who uses it.

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User has 0 finds (40 needed).Filters:( terrains (4) )

Yeah, I don't think I'm going to qualify any time soon...

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1 hour ago, niraD said:
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User has 0 finds (40 needed).Filters:( terrains (4) )

Yeah, I don't think I'm going to qualify any time soon...

 

Well the nice thing about quantity-style qualifications is you just need to do a quick search for the property to find out where they're congregated, and how many are close by. You could even combine with the P&G attribute to filter for easy caches that still qualify. So don't count it out yet :)

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Oh yeah I qualify I just need to do the trip now.

 

[Lynx Humble](https://www.geocaching.com/profile/?u=Lynx%20Humble) has used [Project-GC](https://project-gc.com/Challenges/GC8DQXK/45135 "Project-GC Challenge Checker") to see if they qualified for this challenge and they did. OK: AND{ User has 134 finds (40 needed).Filters:( terrains (4) ) User has found 176 caches of type "Significant hike" (20 required).User has found 98 caches of type "Cliffs/falling rocks nearby" (50 required).User has found 69 caches of type "Dangerous animals" (50 required).User has found 1193 caches of type "Scenic view" (100 required).}

?hiking-yes.gif You have found 176 caches of type "Significant hike". You require 0 more caches of this type.
?cliff-yes.gif You have found 98 caches of type "Cliffs/falling rocks nearby". You require 0 more caches of this type.
?dangerousanimals-yes.gif You have found 69 caches of type "Dangerous animals". You require 0 more caches of this type.
?scenic-yes.gif You have found 1193 caches of type "Scenic view". You require 0 more caches of this type.

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On a lark, I ran the checker, too, just to see how many miles I was from ever being worthy. Turns out that all I need to make the grade is just one more Cliff/falling rocks. I had no idea I'm nearly a nemophilist.

 

I was surprised by how many dangerous animals I've been threatened by. I thought that attribute would be the problem, but I easily qualify there. Nearly 5% of my finds have that attribute. Perhaps people set dangerous animals when they hide a cache in a sketchy side of town where the humans are dangerous?

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On 10/10/2019 at 12:29 AM, barefootjeff said:

It's just been published (GC8DQXK). After all that effort, phew! Thanks everyone for your feedback and suggestions.


That looks great! :)

 

Cool, I only need 25 more T4 caches, and 44 Cliffs/Falling Rocks, and I’m in!  
 

That cache is 9,271 miles from home.  May have to take a day off to find it.

 

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I've got some hiking to do before I qualify as a Nemophilist!  Besides the fact that the cache is +7,400 miles away, I need 33 more T4 caches, 43 more with the Falling Rocks attribute, and 19 more "significant" hikes before I can claim this challenge!  On the positive side, I've faced enough dangerous animals (93 found, of 50 needed) and viewed 271 scenic places (only 100 needed!).  Looks I need to be a bit more adventurous before we plan a trip to Australia!

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