Rhode Island's own version of the DeLorme Challenge.
Please be sure to read and understand all rules before attempting. Please email me if there are any questions.
1. Find a physical cache within each Rhode Island page/map in the Third Edition, Second Printing of "Connecticut and Rhode Island Atlas & Gazetteer", published by DeLorme and copyrighted in 2003. A WHOPPING 12 CACHES IN ALL! Physical caches include Traditionals, Multis, Puzzles, Letterbox Hybrids and Wherigos. Here is a worksheet in PDF format with all the necessary information, including the boundary coordinates for each page ( JPEG version Here ). Pages 66, 73, and 75 each have two map sections. You only need to find a cache in one of the sections on each of those pages.
2. Create a Bookmark List containing the twelve caches you wish to use to complete the challenge. To make sure I can see the Bookmark List, go to the page for the list and check "I want to share this list with others" and "Make this list public". I cannot see it if you don't complete the checks. If you are not a Premium Member, please contact me so we can work out a way to verify your completion.
3. Post a note to the cache page indicating you have completed the challenge and are looking for the OK to log online. Please wait for my response giving the go-ahead. This normally takes less than 24-hours, but sometimes real life takes charge and this may take longer. Please be patient.
4. Find the Challenge Cache at the above listed coordinates and sign the log book. You may sign the log book at any time. However, you cannot log your find online until you receive the OK from me.
Per geocaching guidelines, any Found It logs made prior to the verification will be deleted without notice, without exception.
5. Once you receive an email confirming you have completed the challenge, you may log your Found It log online.
If you have questions, please ask. If required, I can work to arrange to make this cache a Terrain 1 if you are physically unable to make the trek to the final cache.
Note: There are some GSAK macros and other tools out there that allege to be able to verify that the prerequisites have been met. Some of these are not accurate, so do not rely on them to indicate completion of the challenge. I am the sole arbiter for the cache.
Final Cache Information
The Difficulty Ratings are for the final only.
The final is an approximately 2.0 mile long round trip easy hike on wide trails. It should take less than one hour from parking to cache and back.
Maps are available at the DEM Website. You should let someone know where you are headed, and bring a cell phone. A caching buddy is also a good idea. Please plan accordingly, and wear appropriate clothing and shoes, and bring enough water and food for the walk. An emergency card such a this one is also a good idea.
All users of state management areas, and all hunters statewide, must wear at least 200 square inches of solid daylight-fluorescent orange material from the first Saturday of October through the end of the season, February 28. Additional information for Turkey Season!
Here's an official Groundspeak video of someone doing the Challange in one day!