Challenging Challenge Challenge
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Geocaching is challenging. Some people make it more challenging by creating challenge caches. Challenge caches require you to find caches that fulfill a specific requirement before you may log a find. You may have to find a cache in every county in the state, a cache on every day of the week, or just a list of caches the owner thinks are worth finding. Some challenges are more challenging than others. Some are just plain silly. Either way, you need to go find them. Why? Because you want to find this cache. This is the Challenging Challenge Challenge.
In order to log a find on this cache, you need to complete more than half of the challenge caches listed below. They are the challenge caches hidden in Illinois. To make it just a little more challenging the Challenging Challenge Challenge cache is located near the northeast corner of the state. Hey, if you worked this hard already a little more travel time shouldn't be a problem.
You are looking for an ammo can in the woods. It is filled with trinkets and a logbook. What more could you ask for? It's not hard to find and the walk won't kill you. The difficulty and terrain ratings are based only on what you need to do to meet the requirement to log your find.
You must find more than half of the caches listed on this page. If there are nine caches listed on the page you must find at least five of them. If there are ten you must find at least six. And so it goes. Your finds must be legitimate and approved by the owners of those caches. Complete those challenges and compile a public bookmark of those finds on this page. If you are not a premium member you may email a list of your required finds for verification through my profile. Any logs not conforming to the rules will be deleted.
If you have a found log on one of the listed caches then put it in your bookmark. If you own one of the listed challenge caches it is your decision as a cache owner if you can log a find on your own cache. If that is how you want to play the game and it makes you happy that is up to you. Feel free to include it on your bookmark and see how far it gets you.
At the time this cache was placed there were nine Challenge caches in Illinois. As more are placed the list will get longer which will increase the number of challenge caches you need to complete to fulfill the requirements for the Challenging Challenge Challenge. I suggest you get moving.
Meaningless bonus points will be awarded for finding caches in Illinois that contain "challenge" in the title but are not actual challenge caches.
Effective 10/1/10 you are no longer permitted to log the cache until you qualify. You may log the cache only after finding the currently required number of Illinois Challenge caches. Notes indicating that they will be changed to finds at a later date will be deleted.
If you don't like my rules, go start your own challenge. But keep in mind, it will get added to this list and you'll just make it harder for everyone else.
Alphabet Soup Challenge for Illinois
Illinois All County Challenge
The Illinois DeLorme Challenge
The GONIL Nine County Classic Challenge
Komplete Geocaching, Illinois Style!
GONIL 2008 Cache of the Month Challenge
One Busy Day: The Illinois Icon Challenge
Zipping Up Chicago: The 606 Challenge
DeKalb Zipper Challenge
Alphanumeric Challenge - Cache Owner Name
The Lonely Cache Challenge
Take Time to Give Back: The CITO Challenge
Challenge of the Century(s)
National Road - Illinois Challenge
IL Challenge Of The Century - DNF
The "Busse Woods Cache Master" Challenge
The Illinois Road Trip Challenge!
Cache-a-Day 100 Day Streak Illinois Challenge
Cache-a-Day Every Day Illinois Challenge
Chicagoland Battleship Geocaching Challenge: FINAL
Sil-nt L-tt-r Chall-ng- Challenge Cache
Century of FTFs Challenge - We Still Suck
Illinois Virtual Challenge
Sometimes it IS All About The Numbers: A Challenge
What Category of EarthCache Was That? Challenge
2k Challenge:Scottberks,Wheels & KU race to 2K
10 Years! - The Count To Ten Challenge
10 Years! - The Challenge
GEOCACHE City Challenge
1K, 2K, 3K,...A Milestone Challenge
The "Cooperation Challenge"
GONIL 2009 Cache of the Month Challenge
The Spice of Life Challenge
The Legend of BAT - The Challenge
Holiday Challenge v.IL
Bronze Earthcache Challenge
Drive the Drive - The Anti-Anti-Micro Challenge
5-icons 'in-a-day' Caching Challenge! I-57 N
The 15% Challenge
The day it all began ( for you ) Challenge Cache
Baker's Dozen Challenge
Jeep TB Challenge
7 Month Challenge Cache (May - Dec 2000)
The Devil in the Details: A Devil of a Challenge
The Mayor of Niles: A Challenge Cache
The Eagle Has... Logged It!
CGP First 30 Shows "Cache of the Show" Challenge!
Illinois Trackable Challenge
the PnG Champions Challenge
Marion County Challenge: We're Surrounded!
The Challenge of Speaking Non-Traditionally
The Milestone Challenge
Cache a Little R&R: Crystal Lake Puzzle Challenge
The Puzzle-A-Day Challenge
Seven is Heaven: A Small Sized "Challenge"
Seven is Heaven: A Micro Sized "Challenge"
Seven is Heaven: Puzzle/Mystery Challenge
Embrace Illinois: The Challenge
The Obtuse Challenge
GEOCACHE City Challenge (Hardcore Edition)
The Insane Cacher Challenge: One Busier Day!
Incentive for Kacheup (Challenge)
A Javapgmr Challenge - Punctuation
I-55 Interstate Highway Challenge
The Eventful Day Challenge
Don't Call It A Comeback... Mega Streak Challenge!
The Vertically Challenge
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious City Challenge
Illinois State Challenge: We're Surrounded!
The Dirty Dozen: A Challenge Cache
Enjoy the Challenging Challenge Challenge.
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