The Southeast Texas Geocachers are hosting the 9th Annual Texas Challenge the weekend of March 12, 2011 at Huntsville State Park
, with the main event starting at 9:00 AM on March 12th, at the lodge.
Click here to Register!
Pre-registering helps the event organizers plan the meals and activities and ensures that we have enough t-shirts and coins available for everyone. Register your team one person at a time.
Please join us at Huntsville State Park for a full weekend of fun, food, and games!
The Texas Challenge is an annual event that pits cachers from across the state in a contest to find the most caches during a timed competition. The Grand prize? The coveted Golden Ammo Can
, and bragging rights for the next year!
Please visit our website and make your reservations
as soon as possible. We're looking forward to seeing you all there!
For questions and the latest news please visit the Texas Geocaching Forum
What do we need from you? Please post a *will attend* and watch this listing for future announcments. When you post your attendance, please state which team you will be representing in the challenge. Click here to Register!
Registration Update! >>
The deadline for Pre-made Score Card is midnight February 28th. Deadline to order shirts and meals is March 3rd, and will close at midnight. Registration will stay open until March 10, if you would like to register to compete, but all other options will be closed. After March 10th, no one can register to hunt for caches in the Texas Challenge. However, you can register in person on Friday, March 11 or Saturday, March 12, to attend the event as a non-playing participant.
Schedule Events >>
The weekend's schedule of event has been posted on the Texas Geocaching News page
, forum, and Facebook page! Check it out!
Travel Bug Rules >>
Here's what you need to do to ensure that the trackables you bring to the event are routed TOWARD their intended destinations rather than being randomly scattered about the state when everyone departs the event.
Since this isn't exactly an international event, I have simplified the routing from the system I designed for GW4 that is now in use at most MEGA events. The trackable system for TC 2011 goes like this:
First off, please put the trackables you bring into a ziploc baggie and make sure it is sealed tightly.
Considering Huntsville as the origination point mark your trackable's baggie with one of the following destinations considering where it should head from Huntsville to stay on track:
Any or Task
There will be a labeled bin for each of these destinations plus one extra for unlabled trackables, because there is always a few who don't get the memo.
The same ticket system will be in place that is used at MEGA events with one ticket per trackable, but in this case THERE WILL BE A PRIZE DRAWING with the tickets that will be held during the lunch announcements. You do not need to be present to win. Winning numbers will be posted through the Sunday morning CITO event.