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. If you have been so busy caching and travelling that you haven't even placed a cache you may use the coordinates of your actual house, or your post code, the closest Post Office to home, or other centre of operations as applicable. This is to a maximum of 10km times the age you turned last. With a MINIMUM of 21 years.
**Let's make a 650km maximum for the veterans.**
The cache is NOT at the above coordinates. When you get to the above coordinates you will be given further instructions on where you need to go. (And it won’t very far at all, compared to what you have done to qualify for this cache!!)
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 35 years old, then that is 35 caches, going out to 350km 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 of 21 zones to fill.
1/a) Exception: after consultation with more experienced cachers than myself, who live in the more remote areas, I am offering 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.
1/b) If you have completed the NT Well-Travelled Challenge, or 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 (unless there has been a designated logbook to sign).
3/ Caches found prior to the creation of the "The Well-Travelled and Aged Cacher Challenge: WA" 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 Perth
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, AND the Date Found for each cache for 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. Caches submitted for the NSW Schoolies Challenge, or the NT Challenge cannot be reused for this Challenge, even if for another distance band.
7/ And, please post a photo of your last birthday celebration. It would be nice.
8/ On the age issue for Teams, I will propose the MAP formula This is where you double the younger persons age, add the older age, and then divide the total by THREE. For example, an Eighty year old and Fifty year old in the team - 50 x 2 = 100, + 80 = 180, divided by 3 = 60.
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." Above all, remember, Caching is supposed to be fun!
This cache will be maintained if necessary by the well-travelled, but local Fairwaydrivers
Congratulations to Everlasting for being the FIRST to FIND The Well-Travelled and Aged Cacher Challenge: WA. Well done!!!
IF you have zones where there are NO CACHES please contact the CO - Cache owner, and we'll see what may need to be used for exceptions! (on firstname.lastname@example.org)