Old School Challenge - South Island
In South Island, New Zealand
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Old school, a slang term referring to an older school of thinking or acting, and to old objects in general, within the context of newer, more modern times. Rather than carrying the negative connotation of obsolete or out-dated, it may be used to refer to a time of perceived higher standards or level of craft. The term "old school" may be effectively equivalent to "They just don't make 'em like this anymore."
Anything that refers to a previous generation of a subject/idea/object/etc. Typically, they are highly regarded and sometimes the very thing that started it all.
A fitting tribute challenge we hope to the “old school” caches which were placed as a challenge to visit remote areas, and use of a GPSr for navigation. Remarkably by today’s standards the caches themselves were in plain sight once you arrived at GZ, and some of these still remain as such today. With the growth in popularity of the sport, and migration of placements to more urban areas the challenge is now more about the disguise, and need for stealth.
A lot of the appeal of geocaching when I first started was the challenge of visiting places I’d never had a reason to visit before, and to work out how the heck I was going to get there! Like all good adventures the rewards were more about the journey than the actual destination.
I can distinctly remember finding Flagstaff Hill (Otago) on a beautiful sunny day in 2010 - just a few months shy of the caches 10th birthday. It was amazing to stand there will such an old cache. The remoteness and nostalgia of it all gave me a real feeling of the excitement and adventure those early caches must have delivered.
This cache can be found at the listed co-ordinates but you will need to have completed the challenge of finding and logging the 10 oldest still active geocaches in the South Island before signing the logbook of this one, and logging it on-line. The 10 oldest are listed below, the list will be updated as and when any of them get archived.
*Any finds you have already made on any of these caches prior to the publication of this challenge will count, but only if they are still active when you have completed the task and claim this find.
*Any caches found after this cache’s publication date that get archived before you complete the challenge will remain as valid finds for the purpose of this challenge.
*If you own (or have adopted) any of these caches then they automatically count but only if they were adopted prior to the publication date of this challenge. If you do subsequently adopt one of these caches without having logged an earlier find on it you will need to find the next oldest cache (the 11th oldest) in the South Island.
GCAF Mount Cargill (Dunedin, Otago)
GCBO Flagstaff Hill (Dunedin, Otago)
GCB2 Botanical Gardens (Dunedin, Otago)
GCB1 Unity Park (Dunedin, Otago)
GC153 Sutton Salt Lake (Middlemarch, Otago)
GC1AF Bluff Hill (Bluff, Southland)
GC1C8 Table Hill (Owaka, Otago)
GC547 Chch Port Hills Cabbage Trees
GC1FCC Clifden Bridge (Clifden, Southland)
GC112C Monkey Island (Riverton, Southland)
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Last Updated: on 5/12/2013 2:58:25 AM Pacific Daylight Time (9:58 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum