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Mystery Cache

IDAHO'S DeLORME CHALLENGE

A cache by idtimberwolf
Hidden : 10/6/2005
In Idaho, United States
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

This is for all you addicted cachers out there, It's time to get out your IDAHO DeLorme Atlas. Break into the kid's piggy bank to fill up the geo-rig, put your hiking boots on, and grab your walking sticks. Your going to explore our Great State of Idaho. OH, you might want to take your GPSr.

This is for all you addicted cachers out there; it’s time to get out your IDAHO DeLorme Atlas. Break into the kid's piggy bank to fill up the geo-rig, put your hiking boots on, and grab your walking sticks. You’re going to explore our Great State of Idaho. OH, you might want to take your GPSr.

In January of 2004 Haicoole unveiled the California DeLorme Challenge and it was a sudden hit...caches in the far corners of Calfornia started recieving more visits than ever before...

In August of 2005 SKWERL saw what was going on in Calfornia and unveiled the Nevada DeLorme Challenge...

The next DeLorme Challenge was in Oregon By Duck-n-Deedy in September 2005...

And also in September 2005 Moun10Bike started the Washington DeLorme Challenge...

By now I'm sure you have figured out where I'm going with this...and you’re right...Just when gas prices are going thru the roof...It's here: "THE IDAHO DeLORME CHALLENGE"...

AS WITH ALL CACHES OF THIS TYPE YOU WILL NOT FIND A CONTAINER AT THE POSTED COORDINATES...AS A MATTER OF FACT FROM TIME TO TIME I WILL MOVE THE COORDINATES AROUND THE STATE...

The DeLorme Atlas is published for all 50 states and is a favorite among outdoorsmen, they are available in many locations...if you don't have one for Idaho yet you might want to get your hands on one because completing this cache requires the use of one...

The goal is simple: DeLorme has Idaho broken down into 52 parts...each part is on a page...To log this cache you must find a cache in every section of the Idaho DeLorme Atlas...

Some sections may not contain a cache, you may fill the requirement by hiding one. Remember all caches must meet the guidelines which include no vacation caches that you cannot maintain...

In order to claim this cache, you must first send me a file containing all of your hides and finds. (.GPX format is preferred or .LOC if you filter out your locationless, event and CITO caches ahead of time for me.

At a minimum I need a list containing cache name, waypoint, and coordinates.) I will review the list to verify your caches finds/hides.

Once everything checks out, I will then be in contact with you so you can sign the logbook! Please feel free to post notes and pictures of your progress.

Attached is a map of how the state is broken down in the DeLorme Atlas (Thank You Moun10Bike)

Attached also is a map of Moun10Bike's progress in the Idaho Challange (Again Thank You Moun10Bike) as you can see from Moun10Bike's progress map, most of you will already have a few of the sections covered.

From time to time as people send me their progress I will post their map on this page so others can see where they stand in the challenge.

I have an awesome FTF prize to make this worth your time and effort. The FTF prize is a hand made custom hiking staff, the hiking staff is being built by none other than Idaho's own DustBusters (Thank You DustBusters)...

I am also working on some other FTF prizes and will post them as I get them rounded up.

Based on feedback from and incidents seen with DeLorme Challenges in other states, some guidelines need to be laid out:

1. As mentioned above, the posted coordinates are not the actual coordinates for the cache. The actual cache may actually be quite some distance from these coordinates! Alright I'll be honest, the final cache consistes of a logbook that will remain in my possession. Once you have finished the challenge and I have verified the completion, I will make arrangements to get the logbook to you so you can sign it.

2. Generally accepted rules, guidelines and conditions for logging a cache find apply. These must be bona fide caches listed on Geocaching.com that you have personally(physically) found and logged. You may include caches found prior to the creation of the Idaho DeLorme Challenge so long as they meet all other Challenge requirements.

3. Placement of a cache on a DeLorme Atlas page counts the same as finding a cache on that page. If you choose to do this, however, you are responsible for meeting all approval and maintenance criteria with Geocaching.com.

4. All cache types count as finds or hides for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included) and locationless caches.

5. If a Idaho DeLorme Atlas page includes space not located in Idaho, only caches in the Idaho portion count.

6. While you may 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. Find logs by other cachers will be deleted.

7. When in doubt ask—we can discuss it or even seek guidance from others, but the final decision rests with the cache owner.

8. While the various editions and versions of the DeLorme Atlas do not seem to have changed much in terms of page boundaries, the information in the cache owner's copy will be considered definitive.

9. Remember that this is a game and is supposed to be fun! Many thanks go out to Haicool for the original idea for this cache and to the other cache owners who have taken the idea and run with it for their own states.

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59 Logged Visits

Found it 20     Didn't find it 1     Write note 37     Publish Listing 1     

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Last Updated: on 9/13/2014 4:30:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:30 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum