The objective of this challenge:
Find caches starting with each letter of Your Geocaching Cacher Name
as shown on your User Profile Page.
- Only the first letter of the found cache will count towards meeting this objective.
- If you have punctuation marks, special characters or numbers in your Cacher Name, you are not required to find a qualifying cache for those items…this challenge is about the letters. However, you MAY qualify with numbers, punctuation marks etc. if you choose to do so.
- Found caches can only be used once. i.e. if you have two “E”s in your cacher name you will need to find two different caches starting with the letter “E”.
- Caches must be found in the home state of the Cacher. If the cacher feels they have more than one “home” state, they should qualify as appropriate.
- No time requirements…previous finds prior to the publishing of this challenge are acceptable.
- If you found a cache and it has since been disabled or archived, it would still be considered qualifying.
- Your own placed or adopted caches will not count towards qualifying.
- Only the following cache types are acceptable for this challenge:Traditionals, Multi-Caches, Unknown / Mystery Caches, Letterbox, and Earth Caches
“Fancy” Challenge Qualifying
If you are feeling “fancy” try qualifying by:
- Using only one type of qualifying cache other than Traditionals
- Caches / cache names that have some meaning to you (please feel free to share)
- Caches which follow a theme of your choosing (please share your theme)
Please note: Non-“fancy” qualifiers are acceptable and will not be deleted.
Qualifying Justification Methods
Submit some reasonable method to demonstrate qualification (JPEG, Bookmark, text in log, etc.)
Please indicate which letter of your name, geocache code, name, your found date and “fancy qualifying” if desired. (See example below for a sample.)
Finding Before Qualifying
It is acceptable to find this cache prior to qualifying.
Please sign the physical log.
On the online cache page, please post a note.
When you qualify, you may then post a “Found It” log and claim the find.
A Challenge Qualifying Example
Our Geocaching User Profile Cacher Name is “hawkeyetob” which has 10 letters.
We found 10 different caches with names for each of the letters in “hawkeyetob.”
Our home state is Iowa so all of our qualifying finds are from Iowa.
Letter Code Name Found Date Fancy Qualifying
H = GCNYB5 Hickory Park – no camping 3/26/11 BBQ…what’s not to love?
A = GC2DXMW Another Brick in the Wall 7/14/11 An awesome song!
W = GC2912E Welcome to Hawkeye 7/5/10 Part of our Name is in the Name
K = GC11Q2P Kinnick Stadium 9/5/10 Our Favorite College Stadium
E = GCH9K6 Eldorado Overlook 2 7/1/10 Our First Ever Geocache Find
Y = GC2XD03 Yertle the Turtle 6/5/11 Our family loves Dr. Seuss
E = GCKFD9 Echo Valley Cache 5/28/11 Placed by one of our favorite Cachers
T = GC3K1HK Trout Haven 5/12/12 An unexpected beautiful location
O = GC2D3BM Ol’ Blue Eyes 8/12/10 Our first ever First to Find
B = GC1GBXK Becky’s Fen 7/1/11 A fun and enjoyable Earth Cache
The Difficulty of the challenge may take some additional time so is assigned a 2.5.
The Terrain is not handicapped accessible and is assigned a 1.5
The Difficulty and Terrain for the Final Cache location would be a 1.0 / 1.5
Permission for the placement of the final cache obtained from:
The property owners gave permission to park in the drive way but would prefer cachers to avoid the house and front porch.
Hint may help you with the final location but may lean towards being a spoiler!
Congratuations to birgenfamily for the First to Find!