New challenge February 6: Signal enters the final labyrinth in the dragon’s lair

With a lantern to light his way, Signal escaped the labyrinth in the castle and now one final challenge lies between him and returning home to Geocaching HQ—and it’s the biggest one yet. To get back home, Signal must navigate through a labyrinth in the lair of a hungry, fire-breathing dragon. Will Signal be able to get out without a run-in with the dragon? Gather all your geocaching friends and find geocaches to help Signal make one last escape! Geocachers have until February 6 at noon UTC to escape the castle before the journey through the dragon’s lair begins.

Moving through the dragon’s lair won’t be easy, but in different corners of the lair are hunks of the dragon’s favorite food: ham. If Signal can find and throw it in the dragon’s path, he might be able to distract it long enough to make a quick escape.

The dragon’s favorite food, the ham in the picture below, is the special bonus item for the labyrinth in the dragon’s lair.

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 gemstone, 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 dragon’s lair and 500 points to earn the second souvenir and get Signal out of the labyrinth.

If you’ve earned all available Signal’s Labyrinth souvenirs from each of the 6 labyrinths, you will also earn the “You brought Signal back to HQ” souvenir after completing this final labyrinth.

Each labyrinth in Signal’s Labyrinth has different point values for finding geocaches, Adventures, and bonus items. Here are the point values for the labyrinth in the dragon’s lair.

Found an Adventure Lab Cache (Adventure Location) 10
Found a Multi-Cache 35
Found a Mystery Cache 30
Attended an Event 25
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 Manager at Geocaching HQ.