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Mystery Cache

OhiO's Well Rounded Fizzy Challenge

A cache by W8TTS
Hidden : 4/17/2008
In Ohio, United States
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is located in the Portage Lakes State Park in Northeastern Ohio and is given the 5/5 Rating because of the difficulty in completing the requirements.
The actual rating of this cache is 1.5/1.5.

You will be looking for a camoed sandwich size Lock-'n-Lock.

Permission for placing this final cache was given by the
Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The Cache is at the posted coords, but you must read and fulfill the following requirements to log this cache!

Disclaimer: This cache is not for everyone.
Please see the changes to the reporting requirements (10/22/2012).
Please note Basic Rule #2 was dropped on (09/16/2012).

Since OhiO is a well rounded state, i.e. round on the ends and high in the middle.  It needed to have a well rounded cache.   So, . . .

The original Fizzy Challenge cache; GC11E8N – "Well Rounded Cacher (The Fizzy Challenge)", was placed in California by Kealia to honor the cacher FizzyMagic, who has given much to his local caching community.  This cache, GC1AHN3 - OhiO's Well Rounded Fizzy Challenge, is placed in Ohio to honor all cachers, past, present, and future.  And, I want to add a special thanks to Kealia, and to Todd of the ODNR.

Read ALL of the following carefully before you seek this Cache.  You must meet the requirements of this Challenge to Log this Cache.  Failure to meet the requirements WILL result in LOG DELETION.  This cache is not for everyone.  It may not be for you.  There is no time limit as to when this Cache must be completed.  But, by the time that you have completed this “Fizzy” you will have accomplished much and become a well rounded cacher.

To be able to claim a find on this cache, you will need to first find at least one cache of every difficulty/terrain combination (81 unique combinations).  Like this:

Difficulty   1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5
1 x x x x x x x x x
1.5 x x x x x x x x x
2 x x x x x x x x x
2.5 x x x x x x x x x
3 x x x x x x x x x
3.5 x x x x x x x x x
4 x x x x x x x x x
4.5 x x x x x x x x x
5 x x x x x x x x x

As part of those finds, you'll need to have at least one of each of the cache types below (the different cache types DO count against the 81, so if you find a 2.5/2.5 multi-cache, it fulfills both requirements.):

Earthcache - EarthCache Event Cache - Event Cache Letterbox Hybrid - Letterbox Hybrid
CITO Event - Cito Event Traditional Cache - Traditional Cache Multi Cache - Multi Cache
Unknown Cache - Unknown Cache Virtual Cache - Virtual Cache Webcam Cache - Webcam Cache

We've excluded APE caches and MEGA events as they are few and far between, Locationless Caches as they've been phased out, and Wherigo™ Caches as they require a Wherigo-enabled GPS device.

The caches used to fulfill the above requirement can be from anywhere in the World.

Now, how do you track your caches and report them?

      There is now one preferred method; a Bookmark file, that is shared and public with this cache as your 82nd entry, on your account.
  See below on how to send the info. If you do not have a Premium Account contact me about how to send me the information.

This change in reporting was caused, by what appears to be, the demise of the "itsnotaboutthenumbers" site.  Their Difficulty/Terrain matrix made it easy to check the caches as it linked to the caches.  The matrix from GSAK's FindStatGen macro doesn't do this.  But, with a DB built from the Pocket Query and run against the FizzyBrowser macro in GSAK it becomes very easy.

Basic rules (to keep things easy):
    1 - All PREVIOUS cache finds DO count - you do NOT start from zero "0" at this point.
    2 - Rule deleted 09/16/2012. This was the published date rule.
    3 - No rating changes of existing caches will be accepted as counting towards your goal
    4 - Generally accepted rules, guidelines and conditions for logging a cache find apply
    5 - These must be caches listed on that you have personally
         (physically) found and logged
    6 - Logging finds on caches you own will NOT be allowed
    7 - If you 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.
    8 - Finds without the proper back-up WILL be deleted
    9 - This cache and other Fizzys do not count as part of the matrix.
  10 - "Liar's Caches" or others which are deliberately over-rated will not be allowed.
Please adhear to these simple rules to keep things fun for everybody.

To claim credit for this find (and keep your find from being deleted) you must do one of the following:
A). Send me (w8tts [at] w8tts [dot] com) a copy of your most current MyFinds PQ
B). With the Bookmark file that contains the 81 caches, plus this cache:
         1). make the Bookmark file public & shared,
         2). create a Pocket Query from the Bookmark file,
         3). send that Pocket Query file to me (w8tts [at] w8tts [dot] com).
         4). I'll get back to you ASAP letting you know if you are good to go or not.
   C). Contact me (w8tts [at] w8tts [dot] com), only if you don't have a Premium account, on how to send me the information

Please no "Travel" items as they may reside in this cache for a long time.

This should be fun and we're counting on the honor system for sticking to the rules. We will spot check the finds, but don't want to have to be the cache police on checking every find. Please "play" fair and have a good time!

And, congratulations to the following
as they are
Well Rounded Cachers!

2008 Jun 05 - Ubear & Stinky 2008 Aug 04 - Cteam
2008 Aug 05 - Alamogul aka TeamAlamo 2008 Nov 05 - Mountain_Wanderer
2008 Nov 29 - thebuddhaman 2008 Dec 19 - BuffaloBob65
2009 Apr 01 - Martin, from Franklin, GA 2009 Jun 15 - Danvers Duo
2009 Jun 20 - Tigerz 2009 Jul 08 - captphil
2009 Aug 02 - basebell6 2009 Nov 09 - tprints
2010 Mar 07 - Gone2theDogs 2010 Mar 27 - dougsmiley
2010 May 11 - Lisdowney 2010 Jul 12 - Cary Owl
2010 Aug 06 - Deermark 2010 Aug 06 - daggy
2010 Sep 17 - IndyMagicMan 2010 Dec 04 - DLiming
2011 Feb 22 - tucci's team 2011 Apr 21 - Skyecat
2011 May 30 - SerenityNow 2011 May 30 - tatie
2011 Jun 29 - Hipointer and Capiti 2011 Jun 30 - bitbrain
2011 Jun 30 - tiger130 2011 Jul 03 - f0t0m0m
2011 Jul 03 - Southpaw 2011 Jul 03 - AirRaidFan
2011 Jul 27 - MrPirateCat 2011 Aug 06 - Juicepig
2011 Oct 02 - KSAcat 2011 Dec 18 - Hunster
2011 Dec 24 - Mattfamily 2011 Dec 24 - Blue Goose
2011 Dec 24 - HopeWeFindIt 2012 Mar 02 - Team Bullis
2012 Mar 07 - The Inkwell 2012 May 23 - Abiectio
2012 Jun 26 - WingsAndTales 2012 Jul 21 - CaptainPunkin
2012 Aug 12 - 2McDs 2012 Sep 2 - Daisy Explorers
2012 Oct 10 - Folboter JAF 2012 Oct 20 - RexC
2012 Oct 20 - City Slicker OH 2012 Oct 20 - SuzyJazz
2012 Oct 29 - Clubmud1 2012 Oct 30 - TheView
2012 Nov 17 - MI Barrel Makers 2012 Nov 17 - jomber
2013 Apr 04 - Dame Deco 2013 Apr 04 - Skibug9
2013 Apr 21 - SmoothCacher 2013 May 11 - mmswift
2013 May 11 - JBase 2013 Jun 12 - mijojelweslandon
2013 Jul 13 - zuma! 2013 Jul 13 - Trekkin' and Birdin'
2013 Jul 13 - Team Honeybunnies 2013 Jul 13 - comkelp
2013 Jul 25 - havocgeo 2013 Jul 25 - PurpleHawks
2013 Aug 19 - PGOGO 2013 Sep 14 - tygerkat
2013 Sep 28 - The Busy Bee 2013 Oct 12 - fyrcanine
2013 Oct 12 - fyrcanine 2014 Jan 30 - theBrown7
2014 Mar 15 - birdandsquirrel 2014 May 19 - marlin01
2014 May 24 - SpeedCity 2014 May 27 - Paracelsus
2014 May 27 - BooDogMama 2014 Jun 01 - The-Driver
2014 Jun 10 - carels 2014 Jun 14 - SnakeHeat


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 6/14/2014 6:55:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (1:55 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum