New challenge October 3: Help Signal escape the hedge maze

Finally, Signal sees a light in the distance of the cave. He marches forward, away from the troll who is distracted by the jewel he found. The light in the distance and a sweet smell of flowers lead him out of the cave and into an elaborate hedge maze. Will Signal be able to navigate through the maze and continue on his quest? Geocachers have until October 3 at noon UTC to escape the cave before we find our way through the hedge maze.

Throughout the hedge maze are friendly goats grazing through the labyrinth and creating shortcuts in the maze. If Signal can find a few of these goats, he’ll have an easier time finding his way out.

These friendly goats, like the one in the image below, are the special bonus item for the labyrinth in the hedge maze.

Every time you log a geocache, you will have a chance of finding one. If you go geocaching with a group of people, there’s a chance that one member of the group might find an item at a cache, but others don’t. These items award bonus leaderboard points that add on to the points you earn for logging the geocache. If you log your finds in the app and you find a goat, there will be a banner message to let you know you found one. On the website, there is a counter for these special bonus items that you can see on the page for Signal’s Labyrinth. The counter displays the item and shows how many you have found.

You must collect 50 points to earn the first souvenir for the labyrinth in the hedge maze and 500 points to earn the second souvenir and get Signal out of the labyrinth.

Each labyrinth in Signal’s Labyrinth has different point values for finding geocaches, Adventures, and bonus items. Mystery Caches are worth more points for this round on account of the puzzle solving skills required to navigate through the elaborate hedge maze.

Found an Adventure Lab Cache (Adventure Location) 10
Found a Mystery Cache 35
Found a Multi-Cache 30
Found an EarthCache 30
Attended an Event 20
Found a cache with 10+ Favorite points 20
Found a Signal’s Labyrinth item 50
Found it* 15

*Log a Found it on any other cache type

The maximum number of points you can earn for any cache log is 85 points.

Read our Signal’s Labyrinth announcement blog post for FAQs and more information about the souvenir challenge.

Genevieve is a Marketing Associate at Geocaching HQ.