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7 Souvenirs of August

Mystery Cache

The Well-Travelled and Aged Cacher: NT

A cache by Grahame Cookie
Hidden : 5/28/2012
In Northern Territory, Australia
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This CHALLENGE cache let's us celebrate with the cacher that has been quite a distance from their home. To log a FIND on-line you need to create a list of A cache found in EACH 10km radius, one for each year of age, from the closest cache you have placed to your home. This is to a maximum of 10km times the age you turned last. Minimum of 18 years ie, 180 kms

**Let's make a 650km maximum for the veterans.**


The coordinates above will take you to something you wouldn't want to drink from, and then using some cacher's magic you can sort out where the final cache is (an ammo tin). Be careful at WP1, and there is no parking beside the final cache, just a short walk required.

Rules and Requirements

1/ So, to reiterate, to log a FIND, please be prepared to list a cache found in each 10km radius from a cache you have placed close to where you live. (I don't need to know where you live, just need a reference point to ensure you have completed the CHALLENGE.) And that is a cache found and logged for EACH 10km for EACH year of your age. For example, if 25 years old, then that is 25 caches, going out to 250km from your 'home'/the closest cache YOU have placed to your home. The younger you are, the easier it would be to complete. But, there is a minimum (now - 4/8/12), of being at least 18 years of age, and a minimum of 180km distance covered.
1/a) Exception: after consultation with much more experienced cachers than myself, who live in the more remote areas, I am proposing the following exception: You may subtract the WHOLE thousand(s) of kilometre(s) off more distant caches to make up for the absence of caches in those required zones, BUT, only up to 25% of the caches submitted could be of that type.
For example, where there are NO caches in the NT at 250km from Darwin, and again 320 to 350km, a cache found at 1,252km, or 2,320km, or 3,330km for example only, would have the thousands of kilometres removed, and then the cache would be used for the appropriate remainder zone.

1/b) If you have completed any other Well-Travelled Challenge caches, you may use any cache YOU have placed as the reference point to measure from for the series of 10km radii. And you would need to supply a FRESH List of appropriate caches.

2/ All rules, guidelines and conditions for logging a cache find on Geocaching.com apply. These caches must be physical type caches with logbooks that are listed on Geocaching.com that you have personally found. Event caches, CITOs, Earthcaches, and Virtual caches will NOT be allowed.

3/ Caches found prior to the creation of the "The Well-Travelled and Aged Cacher: NT" are definitely allowed.

4/ The posted coordinates for each cache will be used to determine which region a particular cache is located, including multi and puzzle caches.

5/ You must sign the logbook at the cache in Darwin.

6/ To verify your claim for this challenge cache, you must submit the code of your closest placed cache, and your list of caches and their GC code for each of the required 10km radii with your 'Found' log. Any 'Found' logs that do not comply with the rules and requirements or do not provide a list of caches found for verification will be deleted.

The idea for this cache comes from a cache of Elin Carlson, EMC of Northridge, CA - GC2KN8Z, "The Well-Travelled Cacher (bthomas) Challenge L.A." **That is a Premium Member only cache, so I can't seem to link it**. (With elements from the unknown, GC3C9M, NSW State Challenge included)

WP1 - A common surgical intervention for normal childbirth: Lower Segment ...ean Section. If it wasn't an Elective, but an ... LSCS how many times would you blow 'it'? (Hopefully a Boy Scout could tell you)

This cache will be cared for in my absence by the TiedyeSmileys from Darwin. Thanks guys.

CONGRATULATIONS to FIRESAFE for an epic FTF

**I truly sympathise that visitors to the Northern Territory, particularly say from Tasmania, Hawaii, etc will find it VERY HARD to have certain distance bands with a cache to find.** Hopefully exception 1/a) will help. Also, for Territorians, note my Note for Christmas Day 2013, where the proposal is: you need to have found a minimum of 700 caches, and have at least 4 "Distance to Finds" zones with x 100 caches, and 4 zones with x 50 caches.

IF you have zones where there are NO CACHES, or if you are having to prepare a fresh list as you are completing an extra Well-Travelled Challenge, and there are zones that you can only find one cache in, please contact the CO - Cache owner, and we'll see what may need to be used for exceptions! (on gwcooke@y7mail.com)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ubj znal gvzrf jbhyq lbh gbbg? Svsgrra Uhaqerq b'pybpx
Gbgny bs qnapr = Rvtugl Fvk

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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29 Logged Visits

Found it 13     Didn't find it 2     Write note 11     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 1     Owner Maintenance 1     

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Last Updated: on 8/16/2014 1:51:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time (8:51 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum