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Challenge of the Century - DNF

A cache by mhoefing Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/12/2010
In Iowa, United States
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Finally, a use for DNF's!

I didn't come up with the idea for this cache on my own. In researching another type, I found that there were a few different series of "Century" caches in a few different states. I think one of the first was in South Carolina, but Tennessee, Indiana, Wisconsin and Utah all have at least some of the series. I plan to do a few, but if anyone else wants to do the rest, I won't mind.

Please read the description below for logging requirements.

Hide difficulty is rated 2 star.

We are fascinated by them.
Milestones celebrate progress made and goals reached.

The number 100 denotes a certain sense of accomplishment.

Please accept this series of Challenge Caches as a celebration of your achievements or as a goal to complete.

To log a "Found It" for this cache you must have previously:

Logged one hundred Did Not Finds.

Why are so many cachers reluctant to log DNF's? It helps the cache owner know there might be a problem with a cache, or help the owner as well as other cache finders get an idea of difficulty. And there's nothing wrong with being human and sometimes missing the cache. Log those DNF's and let the record stand. (By the way, if you log your 101st DNF on this cache, well, let's just call that ironic.)

If you're not sure how to get your total, there is an easy way, no need to run a PQ (which won't tell you anyway).
  1. From your Quickview
  2. Click on "Geocaches" (2 to the right of Quickview)
  3. Click on "Didn't find it" (the total number appears right at the top)

While on that screen, take a screen shot of the top part of the page showing your username, the number, and at least the last DNF you had. Please post it with your log.

Please bring a writing utensil.

The cache is at the posted coordinates. Since this is in the woods just off the bike path, there may be poison ivy or thorns. In your online log of this cache, please write something about your adventure to get here. I, and other cachers, would really appreciate it.

Now this is what a Challenge Cache is supposed to be! If you enjoyed this Challenge...please throw me a bone with a favorite point.

Logs without the appropriate picture will be deleted.

Congratulations to The NVG for FTF #728! and 292 DNF's

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pnpur vf n crnahg ohggre wne.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



122 Logged Visits

Found it 89     Didn't find it 3     Write note 20     Temporarily Disable Listing 2     Enable Listing 2     Publish Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 4     Update Coordinates 1     

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Last Updated: on 10/5/2017 9:16:37 AM Pacific Daylight Time (4:16 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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