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366 Days of Caching- The Long, Long Road Challenge Mystery Cache

Hidden : 07/12/2010
5 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is not at the posted coordinates!!

This cache is for geocachers who have found a cache on 366 of the calendar days and/or 366 in a row. Do both and you used to be able to log this twice!! (Not anymore due to Groundspeak restrictions).

Two great and pertinent Winston Churchill quotes:

"Never, never, never give up."


"If you're going through hell, keep going."

This is a challenge cache, so you must complete either challenge in order to log a "Found it" for the cache. Feel free to visit the cache and sign the physical log anytime you wish, but you cannot log it online until you qualify.

In addition to finding the cache and signing the physical log, to qualify for a "Found It" online, you must have completed one or both of the following challenges:

Challenge 1: Find at least one cache on 100% of the dates of the year.
For this cache, that means 366 days (February 29th included!)


Challenge 2: Cache for any 366 days in a row.

For the first challenge, these days do not have to be consecutive, in the same calendar year, after the publication of this cache, or any other requirement. You just have to have found a cache on 366 different dates (every date of the year).

For the second challenge, you must have cached for 366 straight days in order to log this cache. You do NOT have to have a February 29th as one of your days.

I will review your statistics page to verify your results. If you do not share your statistics, please provide evidence of your meeting the challenge requirement. The best/easiest way to do this is provide a screenshot from a stats program showing which dates you have cached (several are available online for free.) Listing the qualifying caches in your log, attaching a Bookmark List, or another way that definitively shows your accomplishment is also acceptable. If you have questions regarding how to verify, let me know. "Found it" logs without adequate backup will be deleted.

Note: The Difficulty level shown takes into account both finding the actual cache container and completing the challenge. Finding the physical cache container is a 2.0. I put it here because it is “the end of the road”- your conclusion to a year of caching!

So where is this cache?

Add a three digit significant number (significant to the rules of this cache) to the .mmm of both the longitude and latitude of the published coordinates. The same number is used for both N and W.

You can check your answers for this puzzle on

Don't Forget to Calculate the Final Coordinates!!

NOTE: This cache has written permission from Fairfax County Parks and Recreation Department.
Do NOT look for this cache after dark!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qbja gur fgvpxre genvy - oevat pyvccref - arkg gb onfr bs ynetr gerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)