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South Central Alaska DeLorme

A cache by blazingpathways
Hidden : 4/6/2008
In Alaska, United States
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


NOTE:  THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS CACHE WERE REVISED 9-10-09

 

First of all, there are important thanks to go out. This cache would not have come into being without the guidance and assistance of Ladybug Kids and Erik88l-r. Ladybug Kids' suggestion to allow earthcaches in pages that contain national park land was an important key. Erik88l-r's emails regarding possible loopholes and areas that he knew would be show stoppers was invaluable; as was his support of this way of creating a DeLorme in a state with few roads and lots of area. My gratitude to you both!

Now, down to the basics: What is the DeLorme Challenge? I came across the Washington DeLorme Challenge and said WOW! Where is Alaska's? Soon I realized there was none to be found. Wondering about that, I perused the pages of my Atlas and reality set in. It would be amazingly difficult to complete the 132 map pages and insets, with many of them only accessible by small plane or ferry. Even this information couldn’t dampen my desire to find a way to have an Alaskan DeLorme Challenge. What you find here is the result of that desire.

Here’s how to complete this cache: Utilizing DeLorme’s Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer (I used 2001 and 2004 versions), find a cache within the boundaries of the pages or insets listed below AND find the cache located at the final coordinates for this challenge. It is also important to use the following parameters.

Parameters:

1. Create a public shared bookmark list titled South Central Alaska DeLorme Challenge. When complete, this bookmark list will have 41 caches bookmarked, one for each page or inset listed below and one for the South Central Alaska DeLorme Challenge when the final is complete. Comment on each listing which page or inset is being completed.

2. Additionally, since there are no caches available for some of the pages or insets, placing an earth cache (April 8, 2008or after) anywhere within the boundary of those pages or insets will count towards completing that page's requirement.

3. Additionally, since there are no caches available for some of the pages or insets, placing a qualifying cache (April 8, 2008or after) anywhere within the boundary of those pages or insets will count towards completing that page's requirement, as long as you reside in the area.

4. Additionally, since there are no caches available for some of the pages or insets, placing a qualifying cache (April 8, 2008or after) outside your local area will count towards completing that page's requirements only with permission of geocaching.com and only if the geocacher has enlisted a local person for maintenance.

5. Log a find on this cache page once all requirements, including completing the final have been met. The cache owner will then review your bookmark list and if it is verified as complete, then the found log will be accepted. Found logs that do not meet all the requirements of this challenge cache will be deleted.

6. The final find can only be logged when the physical container for the final is found and the logbook inside signed.

7. Generally accepted rules, guidelines and conditions for logging a cache find apply to all caches claimed towards completing this challenge.

8. In order to count for this challenge, caches must be listed on Geocaching.com and they must show that you have personally (physically) found and logged them.

9. You may include caches you found prior to the creation of the South Central Alaska DeLorme Challenge as long as they meet all other challenge requirements.

10. If you placed a cache prior to April 8, 2008, it will count the same as finding a cache, as long as you show as the owner on geocaching.com and the cache is active at the time you apply for the final cache coordinates. Other requirements, such as being within Alaskan boundaries and cache type must also be met.

11. Webcam, virtual (with the exception of earthcaches), events, wherigo, and mystery caches are excluded.

12. If a DeLorme Atlas page includes space not located in Alaska, only caches in the Alaskan portion count.

13. The posted coordinates for a cache will determine in which state or page a given cache is located. For multi-caches, the beginning coordinates will be used to determine on which page a given cache is located.

14. While you may have others with you when you find the final cache, only those who have fulfilled ALL criteria for this cache will be allowed to log it as a find.

15. The final decision as to whether the conditions of the challenge have been met rests with the cache owner.

Page and Inset Listing:
 
Pages
51, 52, 53: One find within the F&G SC AK boundary for each page.
Pages
59, 60: One find within the F&G SC AK boundary for each page.
Pages
61, 62, 63, 64, 65: One find for each page.
Page  65
Inset 2: One find within the F&G SC AK boundary.
Pages
66, 67: One find within the F&G SC AK boundary for each page.

Pages 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74: One find for each page.
Pages
75, 76: One find within the F&G SC AK boundary.
Page  80: One find within the F&G SC AK boundary.

Pages 81, 82, 83: One find for each page.
Pages
84, 85, 86, 87, 88: One find within the F&G SC AK boundary for each page.

Pages 91, 92: One find within the F&G SC AK boundary for each page.
Pages
93, 94: One find for each page.
Page  95: One find within the F&G SC AK boundary.
Pages
103, 104, 105: One find within the F&G SC AK boundary for each page.

Here is a link to download a GPX file with the South Central Alaska Fish and Game Boundary (F&G SC AK Boundary) as a track and all of the pages in this challenge outlined as routes.

SC AK DELORME FILES LINK If this link doesn't download for you,  Contact blazingpathways if you would like a copy of the file.

Thank you to geocachealaska.org for hosting these files!!

This cache page contains a progress toward completion listing. Add the South Central Alaska DeLorme Challenge to your public shared bookmark list when you begin work on this challenge and your stats toward completion and your name will be added.

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B

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Total completed

11

07

04

10

13

04

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

65 Inset 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

71

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

81

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

82

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

83

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

84

X

 

 

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

85

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

86

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

92

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93

X

X

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

94

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

103

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

104

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

105

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: on 4/4/2014 11:26:29 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:26 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum