White Belt of Geocaching Challenge
In Minnesota, United States
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The cache IS at the posted coordinates.
A sort of easy challenge. This is for those of us that don't expect to accomplish BW's Black Belt or even L(NN)'s Green Belt Challenge in one lifetime.
What you need to do is to find (or to have found) an elementary variety of caches as specified below:
Verification: See the sample log below.
- D/T (Difficulty/Terrain) requirement: Find at least fifteen 1.5/1.5 caches. (The D/T ratings of your finds can be easily obtained from your public profile page.)
- Propinquity: Find at least one cache in each of the counties that are adjacent to your home county. Note that's counties, not countries.
- a) Puzzle Find a puzzle cache. This must be a cache in which you actually needed to solve a puzzle in order to locate the cache. You must have personally solved the puzzle, not merely tagged along with the actual solver.
- b) Multi Find a multi-cache with at least three stages. (including the initial and final stage.)
- c) Letterbox Organized letterboxing predated geocaching by about 150 years.
Naturally, gps coordinates were not involved. Typically one follows a series of (often confusing) written directions to a hidden box which contains a log and a stamp, with which you make an impression in a pretty little book you carry with you. You also have a stamp which you stamp in their log book. And you write a cordial note in their book describing your pleasurable experience. You DO NOT remove their stamp. Geocaching.com tries to incorporate this wonderful activity by allowing a cache to be called a LetterBox Hybrid (LBH) if it contains a stamp.
Requirement: Find an LBH and DO NOT remove the stamp.
- d) CITO Satisfy the requirements for a CITO cache, which usually involves filling up a bag with trash. Note that this can be done at any time and any place. This activity helps to ameliorate the guilt feelings we have about leaving trash in the woods for others to find. For example please see GC8D14.
- Misc Do any two of the following:
- a) Abstinence You found zero caches over some 30-day period since you began geocaching.
- b) FTF ratio The ratio of your FTFs to your finds must be less than 0.10, i.e. fewer than 10% of your finds should be FTFs.
- c) Oops. You DNFed a cache only to learn later that the next cacher found it.
- d) Maintenance Assistance replace a log or container in someone else's cache.
(No hints available.)
Last Updated: on 1/27/2015 2:38:20 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (10:38 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum