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At [http://www.geocaching.com/ Geocaching.com], challenge caches must be approved by [[Groundspeak]], as well as by the local reviewer.
 
At [http://www.geocaching.com/ Geocaching.com], challenge caches must be approved by [[Groundspeak]], as well as by the local reviewer.
  
== Challenge Caches ==
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== Examples of Challenge Caches ==
  
* {{waypoint|GCYNR9|Bay Area Quadrangle Challenge}}
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* Alphabet and Alpha-Numeric Challenges
* {{waypoint|GCZMBD|Los Angeles County Quadrangle Challenge}}
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** Find caches with names that begin with the letters A–Z.
* {{waypoint|GCZPK9|Monterey Bay USGS 15-Minute Quadrangles Challenge}}
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** Find caches with owner names that begin with the letters A–Z.
* {{waypoint|GCZPKH|Sacramento Valley Quadrangle Challenge}}
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** Find caches with names that begin with the letters A–Z and the digits 0–9.
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** Find caches with owner names that begin with the letters A–Z and the digits 0–9.
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* Best Day Challenges
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** In a single day, find a given number of caches (typically requiring a [[numbers run]]).
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* Busy Day Challenges
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** In a single day, find a given number of caches with different [[Types of caches|types]].
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* County Challenges
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** Find a cache in each county of a given state.
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** Find caches in a given number of counties.
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* [[DeLorme Challenge]]s
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** Find caches on each page of the ''[https://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML/DELibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10096 Atlas & Gazetteer]'' published by [http://www.delorme.com DeLorme] for a given state.
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* Difficulty/Terrain Challenges
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** Find a given number of caches with a specific [[Difficulty and Terrain Ratings|difficulty/terrain rating]].
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* Grid/Chart Challenges
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** Find a cache with each of the 81 possible difficulty–terrain combinations (i.e., filling your "Difficulty and Terrain of Caches I've Found" grid)
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** Find a cache on every day of the year (i.e., filling your "Finds for Each Day of the Year" grid)
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** Find a cache of every type, excluding rare/obsolete types like [[Project APE|Project APE Caches]] or [[Types of caches#Locationless Caches|Locationless Caches]] (i.e., filling your "Cache Types I've Found" chart)
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* Hide Date Challenges
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** Find the ''n'' oldest caches in a given area.
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** Find a cache hidden in every month since May 2000, when geocaching started ([[Jasmer Challenge]]).
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* Quadrangle Challenges
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** Find caches in each USGS map quadrangle in a given area.
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* Streak Challenges
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** Find a cache every day for a given number of days.
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* Combination Challenges
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** [[Fizzy Challenge]]s require finding a cache with each of the 81 possible difficulty–terrain combinations, as well as finding a cache of every type, excluding rare/obsolete types.
  
* {{waypoint|GC1EQH9|Alphabet Soup}}
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== Challenge Cache Bookmark Lists ==
  
* [[DeLorme Challenge]] series
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* [http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=0a3e1a81-39d8-45c9-bfb3-7fe026bf883d U.S. Challenge Caches: States A-CA]
* [[Fizzy Challenge]] caches
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* [http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=04b82c39-9ccd-4f7d-a644-bfc30f56d39d U.S. Challenge Caches: States CO-LA]
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* [http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=92ae789f-c22b-4cea-a6df-c0b9c5679216 U.S. Challenge Caches: States M]
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* [http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=47a65d48-7c6a-4f28-ba9f-1925b1621db1 U.S. Challenge Caches: States N-S]
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* [http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=a9cbc2c6-0d34-4e99-b112-ca51819e2ef6 U.S. Challenge Caches: States T-W]
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== See Also ==
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* [http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=206 Challenge Caches] (Groundspeak knowledge base)

Revision as of 22:31, 23 March 2012

A challenge cache requires geocachers to complete certain tasks (e.g., to find other geocaches meeting certain requirements) before they can log it. Typically, geocachers must send email to the challenge cache owner providing evidence that they have completed the challenge requirements, and the cache owner replies with the coordinates of the cache.

At Geocaching.com, challenge caches must be approved by Groundspeak, as well as by the local reviewer.

Examples of Challenge Caches

  • Alphabet and Alpha-Numeric Challenges
    • Find caches with names that begin with the letters A–Z.
    • Find caches with owner names that begin with the letters A–Z.
    • Find caches with names that begin with the letters A–Z and the digits 0–9.
    • Find caches with owner names that begin with the letters A–Z and the digits 0–9.
  • Best Day Challenges
    • In a single day, find a given number of caches (typically requiring a numbers run).
  • Busy Day Challenges
    • In a single day, find a given number of caches with different types.
  • County Challenges
    • Find a cache in each county of a given state.
    • Find caches in a given number of counties.
  • DeLorme Challenges
  • Difficulty/Terrain Challenges
  • Grid/Chart Challenges
    • Find a cache with each of the 81 possible difficulty–terrain combinations (i.e., filling your "Difficulty and Terrain of Caches I've Found" grid)
    • Find a cache on every day of the year (i.e., filling your "Finds for Each Day of the Year" grid)
    • Find a cache of every type, excluding rare/obsolete types like Project APE Caches or Locationless Caches (i.e., filling your "Cache Types I've Found" chart)
  • Hide Date Challenges
    • Find the n oldest caches in a given area.
    • Find a cache hidden in every month since May 2000, when geocaching started (Jasmer Challenge).
  • Quadrangle Challenges
    • Find caches in each USGS map quadrangle in a given area.
  • Streak Challenges
    • Find a cache every day for a given number of days.
  • Combination Challenges
    • Fizzy Challenges require finding a cache with each of the 81 possible difficulty–terrain combinations, as well as finding a cache of every type, excluding rare/obsolete types.

Challenge Cache Bookmark Lists

See Also

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