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8 for 100,000’ cache challenge!
The cache is at the posted coordinates. In order to log this cache, you must find and log 8 caches which are located at a combined elevation of 100,000 feet.
There are a few rules which go along with this challenge, and they are listed below:
1.) Any cache listed on the geocaching.com website, from anywhere in the world, is eligible to be used for this challenge.
2.) Previous finds count. If the cache is currently archived, but you found it when it was active, you may use it.
3.) 2008 Garmin Mapsource is the software I will be using to check the elevations of your caches.
4.) Elevations will be counted as follows: If your cache is found to be between two lines of contour without touching, it will count as half the elevational difference between the two (ex. If your cache shows up to be between 13,200’ and 13,300’, it will count as 13,250’). If your cache is touching one of the lines of contour, it will count for that elevation.
5.) A picture posted with the elevation on your GPS receiver may be used instead of the “contour method” of estimating elevation described in 4. Use whichever method will give you the greater elevation. (ex. Your cache shows up between the 13,200’ and 13,300’ contour interval, but you have a picture of your GPS receiver at the cache with 13273’, you may use the higher number with the posting of the picture).
5.) A cache found at the top of a known mountain peak can not count for more than the accepted elevation for that peak. U.S. Geological Survey elevations will be used for known peaks. (ex. You find a cache at the top of Pikes Peak at 14,110’, but have a picture with 14,155’ from the top of Pikes Peak. It will still only count for the accepted elevation of the top of the peak). In other words, you can not use GPS receiver error to give you a higher elevation than the accepted elevation for the top of the peak.
6.) For any cache found at a different location from the coordinates which are given for the original listing (multi-caches, puzzles, traveling caches) the elevation will be taken from the original listed coordinates. (added 6/22/2009)
7.) Sign the log at this cache!
When you log your find, please include the following for each of the caches you will be using: Date of your find, Cache waypoint number, Name of the cache, Elevation. Please total your elevations at the end of your list.
1. 08/10/2006 GC659F Pike Never Made It! 14,075’
2. 08/24/2008 GC7DBB Mt. Evans Star Watching 14,125’
3. 08/24/2008 GC7C07 Top of the World 14,200’
4. 08/24/2008 GC1FDM1 No Sherpas Required 11,675’
5. 07/05/2004 GC797B Huffer Hill 12,005’
6. 07/05/2004 GC5E50 Boundaries of Life 12,025’
7. 03/08/2005 GCCF9D Christmas Cotopaxi 16,019’
8. 07/11/2004 GC1322 Baker Pass 11,425’
Total elevation of 105,549’.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum