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GTP's D/T BINGO CHALLENGE (VIRGINIA)

A cache by goingtopot Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/06/2009
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Watch out for muggles at this site. They may not show often at the specific cache location, but when they do, you may not want to try the required stealthy approach or you'll need extra stealth!



Please replace the cache carefully better than you found it. Thanks in advance.

BYOP just in case! :o-)

  • The cache is NOT at the posted coordinates, read the requirements and cache location information below.
  • To receive credit and a for the find, you MUST complete the BINGO CHALLENGE following the rules below and log as required!



Enjoy this caching experience and the paths and scenery at the location.



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The original D/T Bingo Challenge was developed by Harwell5 in Gastonia, N.C. (GC1P71J). It is believed to be the First Difficulty/Terrain Bingo Challenge in the U.S., until the addition of Bingo Challenges in Maryland and Virginia. The Harwell5s have granted permission to create this Virginia Bingo challenge, and I am honored they have allowed me to develop the next and hopefully not the last State Bingo Challenge.


If you are in the North Carolina or Maryland areas and have completed the D/T Bingo Challenge in Virginia, you can also go immediately for
H5's D/T BINGO Challenge - Traditional (North Carolina) and/or Ump35 & Bee's D/T BINGO Challenge (Maryland),
find the final cache in those locations and receive your additional smilies.




BINGO ANYONE?


The much loved classic game of chance where you hope your number is called and when you hear the right number you yell out, "BINGO!", has arrived in geocaching, but in this game of Bingo, there is a twist!


YOU get to pick the blocks to fill in on your card!


This challenge will test your skills at finding caches of all ratings. Your Mission is to fill in only ONE of three cards below while following the rules:


HORIZONTAL CARD
- One cache in each of the 9 Terrain ratings with the same Difficulty rating.
(highlighted row for direction example only, can be any row)

T E R R A I N
D
I
F
F
I
C
U
L
T
Y

RATING If no image shown, please let me know
If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know
If no image shown, please let me know 1 / 1 1 / 1.5 1 / 2 1 / 2.5 1 / 3 1 / 3.5 1 / 4 1 / 4.5 1 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 1.5 / 1 1.5 / 1.5 1.5 / 2 1.5 / 2.5 1.5 / 3 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 4 1.5 / 4.5 1.5 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 2 / 1 2 / 1.5 2 / 2 2 / 2.5 2 / 3 2 / 3.5 2 / 4 2 / 4.5 2 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 2.5 / 1 2.5 / 1.5 2.5 / 2 2.5 / 2.5 2.5 / 3 2.5 / 3.5 2.5 / 4 2.5 / 4.5 2.5 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 3 / 1 3 / 1.5 3 / 2 3 / 2.5 3 / 3 3 / 3.5 3 / 4 3 / 4.5 3 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 3.5 / 1 3.5 / 1.5 3.5 / 2 3.5 / 2.5 3.5 / 3 3.5 / 3.5 3.5 / 4 3.5 / 4.5 3.5 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 4 / 1 4 / 1.5 4 / 2 4 / 2.5 4 / 3 4 / 3.5 4 / 4 4 / 4.5 4 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 4.5 / 1 4.5 / 1.5 4.5 / 2 4.5 / 2.5 4.5 / 3 4.5 / 3.5 4.5 / 4 4.5 / 4.5 4.5 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 5 / 1 5 / 1.5 5 / 2 5 / 2.5 5 / 3 5 / 3.5 5 / 4 5 / 4.5 5 / 5


or

VERTICAL CARD
- One cache in each of the 9 Difficulty ratings with the same Terrain rating.
(highlighted column for direction example only, can be any column)

T E R R A I N
D
I
F
F
I
C
U
L
T
Y

RATING If no image shown, please let me know
If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know
If no image shown, please let me know 1 / 1 1 / 1.5 1 / 2 1 / 2.5 1 / 3 1 / 3.5 1 / 4 1 / 4.5 1 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 1.5 / 1 1.5 / 1.5 1.5 / 2 1.5 / 2.5 1.5 / 3 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 4 1.5 / 4.5 1.5 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 2 / 1 2 / 1.5 2 / 2 2 / 2.5 2 / 3 2 / 3.5 2 / 4 2 / 4.5 2 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 2.5 / 1 2.5 / 1.5 2.5 / 2 2.5 / 2.5 2.5 / 3 2.5 / 3.5 2.5 / 4 2.5 / 4.5 2.5 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 3 / 1 3 / 1.5 3 / 2 3 / 2.5 3 / 3 3 / 3.5 3 / 4 3 / 4.5 3 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 3.5 / 1 3.5 / 1.5 3.5 / 2 3.5 / 2.5 3.5 / 3 3.5 / 3.5 3.5 / 4 3.5 / 4.5 3.5 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 4 / 1 4 / 1.5 4 / 2 4 / 2.5 4 / 3 4 / 3.5 4 / 4 4 / 4.5 4 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 4.5 / 1 4.5 / 1.5 4.5 / 2 4.5 / 2.5 4.5 / 3 4.5 / 3.5 4.5 / 4 4.5 / 4.5 4.5 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 5 / 1 5 / 1.5 5 / 2 5 / 2.5 5 / 3 5 / 3.5 5 / 4 5 / 4.5 5 / 5


or

DIAGONAL CARD
- One cache in each of the 9 cache combination of Difficulty/Terrain rating.
(highlighted line for direction example only, can be either corner to corner line)

T E R R A I N
D
I
F
F
I
C
U
L
T
Y

RATING If no image shown, please let me know
If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know If no image shown, please let me know
If no image shown, please let me know 1 / 1 1 / 1.5 1 / 2 1 / 2.5 1 / 3 1 / 3.5 1 / 4 1 / 4.5 1 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 1.5 / 1 1.5 / 1.5 1.5 / 2 1.5 / 2.5 1.5 / 3 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 4 1.5 / 4.5 1.5 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 2 / 1 2 / 1.5 2 / 2 2 / 2.5 2 / 3 2 / 3.5 2 / 4 2 / 4.5 2 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 2.5 / 1 2.5 / 1.5 2.5 / 2 2.5 / 2.5 2.5 / 3 2.5 / 3.5 2.5 / 4 2.5 / 4.5 2.5 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 3 / 1 3 / 1.5 3 / 2 3 / 2.5 3 / 3 3 / 3.5 3 / 4 3 / 4.5 3 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 3.5 / 1 3.5 / 1.5 3.5 / 2 3.5 / 2.5 3.5 / 3 3.5 / 3.5 3.5 / 4 3.5 / 4.5 3.5 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 4 / 1 4 / 1.5 4 / 2 4 / 2.5 4 / 3 4 / 3.5 4 / 4 4 / 4.5 4 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 4.5 / 1 4.5 / 1.5 4.5 / 2 4.5 / 2.5 4.5 / 3 4.5 / 3.5 4.5 / 4 4.5 / 4.5 4.5 / 5
If no image shown, please let me know 5 / 1 5 / 1.5 5 / 2 5 / 2.5 5 / 3 5 / 3.5 5 / 4 5 / 4.5 5 / 5




After you have completed ALL 9 of either horizontal, vertical or the combination diagonal, you can claim "BINGO" and now claim the find.

The Difficulty rating for this challenge is 5 based on the requirements of the challenge. The Terrain rating of 2.5 relates to the final cache location. For some, it may be a 2, and for others, it may be a 2.5.

This Challenge Cache will hopefully find a place for everyone to be able to complete, but it could be difficult physically or mentally and test your skills at being a geocacher.
  • If your brain freezes at the thought of trying to find a 5 star difficulty cache or you just like to hike, then you should try the Horizontal Card.
  • If you are not skilled at hiking and love the challenge of finding the cache, then you should should try the Vertical Card.
  • But, if you are a GeocacheAholic and enjoy any and all caches, then the true challenge in this game would be to go for the Diagonal Card and try for the line from 1/1 to 5/5 or from 5/1 to 1/5.


THE RULES!!

NO EXCEPTIONS
  1. ANY cache listed on Geocaching.com that contains a logbook that you have signed is valid for this challenge. Found caches can be from any U.S. State or foreign Country
  2. Virtual, Webcam, Earthcache and Event Caches do not qualify)
  3. You CANNOT claim a cache that you have previously or currently own.
  4. Only caches hidden & published PRIOR to 09/06/09 can be used to claim a block on a card. This means you may already have completed the challenge! Finds of caches published after this date DO NOT qualify.
  5. Qualifying caches MUST BE ACTIVE. Archived or disabled caches DO NOT QUALIFY unless they were archived/disabled AFTER you logged your find.
  6. This Bingo Challenge cache DOES NOT qualify as a find for Difficulty 5 and Terrain 2.
  7. You may NOT log this cache as a find until the requirements have been met for each of the nine individual caches you use to fill your card. All rules pertaining to those caches must be followed as well.
  8. All finds (of this final cache) with non-qualifying logs WILL be deleted at my discretion.
  9. YOU ARE ONLY ENTITLED TO ONE "FTF" PER CARD.

WHEN YOU HAVE BINGO!


You MUST venture to find the final cache and sign the logbook, but instead of yelling "Found It!" (when / if you do), you SHOULD yell out "BINGO!"


Then you MUST (not optional) log your find and claim your by telling which card you have completed AND either:

1. Listing qualifying caches in your log with the date difficulty and terrain non-premium or premium

OR

2. Create and insert a link to YOUR bookmark list with each of your qualifying caches labeled with the date found, difficulty and terrain rating, (for premium members only due to feature of premium membership).


BONUS!!! - Three smileys are possible if you choose to complete each card, but you MUST follow the same rules and log as required for EACH card. However, only one visit to the final cache location is required AFTER you have completed at least ONE card. IF you have visited the final cache location and you want to log another card, you must state in your log that you have visited the final cache previously and the date of visit.

At your option, take a picture of yourself holding the BINGO sign and post it on your log so that we might enjoy seeing the smile on your face. It would also be in good caching fun to show others your hard work at completing this Challenge. Besides, since you have come so far in completing the challenge, wouldn't you want others to see your accomplishment!)

FINAL CACHE LOCATION & INFO


  • Upon arrival at the posted coordinates, you should be standing next to an obvious structure. At this location, point to a bearing of 310 degrees. Begin walking along this bearing until you reach another structure's sign - approximately 330 feet.Turn left to a bearing of 210 degrees and walk approximately 165' into the wood to the cache site. This may require a small amount of variable movement. Use your GPS to determine the distances and bearings. Once you have traveled (as the crow flies) along both paths, begin your search.The cache is very close, but keep in mind that cover may vary the accuracy of your GZ.
  • The final location coords may not have been taken with a GPSr with equal accuracy to your own, better or worse, so you may not get a single totally accurate GZ. Good "geosense" will tell you where to look.
  • No hints are available unless a DNF is logged and an email is sent requesting a hint. If you log a DNF while at the final location (electronically), do so, but I may not be able to respond to your email right away, which means you may have to make a second visit to the final location.
  • The final cache container is an ammo can that has been camo'd and blends well with it's surroundings.
  • When and if you find the container, PLEASE re-hide it AS well or better than you found it, keeping in mind the surroundings and what would hide it best.
  • Parking is available with plenty of spaces.




WHO WILL BE FIRST
to physically sign the log book for each card?

Congratulations to:
MaknTracks75 for being FTF overall;
MaknTracks75 for being FTF for Maryland;
BeachBeans for being FTF for Virginia;
MaknTracks75 for being FTF on the Vertical card;
Bubba Q. Jack for being FTF on the Diagonal card;
Barkfeather for being FTF on the Horizontal card!;
Tigerz for being FTF for South Carolina;
Umacme for being FTF for North Carolina;
Six Little Spookies for being FTF for New Mexico;
Boston Brewins for being FTF for Massachusetts;
3PintDave for being FTF for New York;
RagTop86 for being FTF for Pennsylvania;
IowaBeaver for being FTF for Iowa;
Nothereeither for being FTF for Ohio;
Monkeybrad for being FTF for Tennessee;
DirtyD13 for being FTF for Florida;
DCDawn for being FTF for Wisconsin;
and Poe+Monkey for being FTF for Georgia.


Final cache will be visited to verify FTFs and regularly to deter armchair claims, which will be deleted.


WALL OF FAME
(for those FTF who find the final and claim the smiley for a row/column/line)
Horizontal Card Vertical Card Diagonal Card
Row FTF Column FTF Line FTF
1.0 If no image shown, please let me know cphug184 1.0 If no image shown, please let me know Bubba Q. Jack 1/1 to 5/5 BubbaQJack
1.5 If no image shown, please let me know ChucKremer 1.5 If no image shown, please let me know MaknTracks75 5/1 to 1/5 cphug184
2.0 If no image shown, please let me know WWCD 2.0 If no image shown, please let me know Gaiter Man
2.5 If no image shown, please let me know tigerz 2.5 If no image shown, please let me know reedkickball
3.0 If no image shown, please let me know Bubba Q. Jack 3.0 If no image shown, please let me know barkfeather
3.5 If no image shown, please let me know umacme 3.5 If no image shown, please let me know iowabeaver
4.0 If no image shown, please let me know barkfeather 4.0 If no image shown, please let me know captainmath
4.5 If no image shown, please let me know UMP35 & BEE 4.5 If no image shown, please let me know tigerz
5.0 If no image shown, please let me know FeatheredFriends 5.0 If no image shown, please let me know donbadabon


goingtopot logged Horizontal 2.0 and Vertical 1.5 on the MD Challenge cache.


please let me know if not image can be seen First Cachers from each State please let me know if not image can be seen
(mouse over over flag for State name)
AL
AK
AZ
AR
CA
CO
CT
DE
FL
DirtyD13
GA
Poe+Monkey
HI
ID
IL
IN
IA
iowabeaver
KS
KY
coheeba
LA
ME
MD
makntracks75
MA
boston brewins
MI
MN
MS
MO
MT
NE
NV
NH
NJ
NM
six little spookies
NY
3pintdave
NC
umacme
ND
OH
nothereeither
OK
OR
PA
ragtop86
RI
SC
tigerz
SD
TN
monkeybrad
TX
UT
VT
VA
beachbeans
WA
WV
WI
DCDawn
WY

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