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peanutbutterbreadandjam: Unfortunately, it has become obvious over the years, that some people like to break things, and not respect other's property. This cache has suffered at the hands of the knuckle-draggers many times, and after visiting its sad remains today, it is clear to me it is not suitable for the caching climate that we live in. It is hereby archived.
If anyone was working on their 99-day streak and had already sought out the container and signed the log-book in anticipation, you may log this as a find when your 99-day streak reaches its terrifying end! Well done!
If you are currently on your streak and you had not previously signed the log book for this cache, unfortunately there is nothing I can offer you, except perhaps to suggest you ask someone to hide a similar cache? Best of luck!
Thanks to all the 99-dayers out there that joined me in a true test of the geocaching endurance spirit! I stand and salute all that succeeded and all who "gave it a go"!

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99-day challenge - Calgary, Alberta

A cache by peanutbutterbreadandjam Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/19/2010
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

THE CACHE IS AT THE POSTED COORDINATES

This is a Challenge Cache. In order to log a find on this cache, you must first meet the following criteria:
You must have found at least one unique and physical geocache every day for 99 consecutive days.
This actual cache is a multi-stage, multi-person hunt. You will need two friends to accompany you in order to sign the log book.


You think when you wake up in the mornin
yesterday don't count.
But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there?
Your life is made out of the days it’s made out of.
Nothin else.

Cormac McCarthy, "No Country for Old Men"

A geocaching friend looking to add an extra element of fun to her hiding and seeking, challenged herself to see how long she could continuously find at least one cache every day. After 111 days, and with no end in sight, she logged an amazing first-to-find on a special challenge cache (GC27BTP) that helped mark the significant achievement of 100 consecutive days with a find, that she had just completed.

Inspired by her efforts and the boost that a challenge of this nature gave to my own personal geocaching activity, I set out to see how long I could maintain my own streak. I looked too, to see if there were any local challenge caches in existence that might provide a suitable milestone marker for myself. Not being able to find any, I created this cache for others that feel similarly inspired.

And in a nod to another friend that chose to commemorate her 99th find instead of her 100th, this challenge cache has been created for those that have found at least one geocache every day for 99 consecutive days.

What would stop your streak? How hard is it really, to go out and get a quick geocaching fix on your way to work, or school, or home? With a friend, your family, on your own - a quick diversion in our busy lives - that's what this challenge is all about.

For myself, a little pre-planning, normally the day before, helps a lot. Having enthusiastic friends also gives a boost when needed, but after a while, the streak seems to take control! I say to myself, "How can I stop now, I've come this far...?" My streak began on May 5th, 2010 with GC27J3J and ended 198 days later (2x99=198) on November 18th, 2010 with a DNF the next day on GC2HBN7 (Grrr!)


In order to log this cache you must simply do 2 things:

1) String together 99 days, in a row, of physical cache finds (not including Earthcaches). The caches do not have to be in Alberta. To be clear, the acceptable cache types are: Traditional, Multi-cache, Puzzle (physical location with log book), Event, Mega-Event, Letterbox Hybrid, CITO.

Cache types that are excluded from this challenge (for various reasons): Earthcaches, Wherigo, Virtual, Locationless caches and events without a log book.


You can prove this by either sending a list of your finds to me from the 99 days; create a public bookmark list; or use one of the many stats generators out there, or notify me of your Groundspeak Stats page. If you don't have a premium geocaching.com account, we'll figure something else out. But I'd suggest if you cache this much, you should do yourself a favour and get a premium account!

If you are logging this cache during a current streak, it CAN be logged on your 99th day, but it CAN'T be the first find on that day. You have to have 99 consecutive days of caching, BEFORE logging this find. Online find logs that do not meet this requirement will be deleted.

Because of the amount of work involved in logging this cache, I will accept current streaks, as well as previous streaks.

So, if you have read this far, you have probably already completed 99 straight caching days or are about to. Congratulations! That is a tremendous accomplishment and something worthy of celebrating with friends. With that in mind, here is an opportunity to have those friends help you with this cache!

You can check your eligibility with a Project-GC checker:
PGC Checker


2) Find the 99-day Challenge - Calgary, Alberta cache, which is a three-stage multi-cache. The first stage, a small Lock & Lock container, is at the posted coordinates, but you will need the assistance of an adult-sized, and strong, friend to find it, and the assistance of a second friend, of any shape or size, to find the second stage, which is a regular Lock & Lock container. The second stage will give you the coordinates for the final waypoint, where you will find a largish Lock & Lock container filled with the usual assortment of trade items, log book and my ToolPool. All three containers have been well camouflaged. Your accompanying friends need not be members of the 99-day club. Good luck in your search!

Please do not reveal spoilers in your logs or posted photographs - online logs that reveal the nature of the hide, in any way, will be immediately deleted and the finder will be invited to re-log the find.

Finder's cards have been left in the cache for the first several visitors. In addition, if you wish, you can use the 99 day challenge icon in your online profiles, on your cache pages and as part of your personal signature items. Please note: You may find this cache at any time, and you may sign the official logbook, but you are encouraged to only log an online find after meeting the requirements of the challenge. Online "notes" are permitted anytime!
There was a FTF gift of a FTF pin.
Once you have successfully completed this caching challenge and legitimately logged a find on this cache, you have earned a coveted 99-day challenge cache car decal!
I normally hand these out at local events when I bump into you, so if the fit is there and you see me, give me a gentle nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

The access road that takes you closest to the first waypoint is closed from October 1st to May 1st each year. You may still pull off the highway at the stopping point, park, and walk into the cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ng svefg fgnaq gnyyre naq yvfgra jvaq jvyy abg or lbhe sevraq. Ng frpbaq whfg ernq ab bcra. Ng guveq tb haqre.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)