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The Great Date Challenge Mystery Cache

Hidden : 01/16/2011
5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

This is a Challenge Cache. It is hidden at the above co-ordinates, but please read the whole page to check that you meet the requirements for logging this cache.

You must find 12 puzzle caches before you can log this cache.

Your list of 12 puzzles must have one cache for each month, and each one must be on the same day of the month. For example you might have Jan 5th, Feb 5th, Mar 5th and so on up to Dec 5th.

You can only log a find for this cache on the correct day. So in the example above you must do this on the 5th of a month.

Your list is allowed to contain puzzles that you solved in previous years, but you must have found at least one of them after the published date of this challenge.

Other Rules:

  • Only puzzle caches are allowed (ie they must all have the "?" icon).
  • The difficulty of the puzzles in your list is irrelevant, all that matters is that each must have contained some puzzle component to solve. Most puzzle-cachers will understand what I mean by this. Thus the following cache-types will not be allowed:
    a) Challenge caches (such as this one)
    b) Bonus caches (where you find the co-ordinates by simply collecting numbers from a series of other caches).
  • You must setup a bookmark list showing your 12 qualifying finds. The date you are claiming should be included in its title (e.g "I claim the 5th").
  • Non-premium members should provide proof of their finds by providing links in their log
  • Since there are only eleven months which have 30 days, and seven with 31, these will be treated together as a special case. If you are claiming 30th/31st then you must find caches on all 18 of these dates. You can log this cache on either the 30th or 31st.

You should create your bookmark list at the same time you log your find. I will give you a little leeway here to do this by the end of the same day, however if you don't provide the proof that you've found your 12 puzzles I will delete your log. If you have any worries about whether your list of puzzles qualify you to claim a date, please contact me before you travel to get the cache.


Here is a table showing the first 30 finders and the dates that they now own.

Date Name
1st Kitey
2nd DTJM
3rd Woking Wonders
4th mellers
5th Willie Wandering
6th BroyleBoxers
7th gullands
8th Wizbit100
9th TurnerTribe
10th BaSHful
11th qrang
12th Winter Foxes
13th We do checks and cache
14th martletsman
15th timhewison
16th Humber Rock and Gravel Horsham
17th Newmanmadhouseteam
18th Mario McTavish
19th The White Family
20th theguestfamily
21st IceColdUK
22nd Clarkester
23rd Grumpy Ant
24th PetersfieldPoodlePosse
25th pljg
26th SomersetCache
27th Herts_Skip
28th Kermit&Co
29th ===sgb
30th/31st Malpas Wanderer

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onfr bs ovt gerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)