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Iowa Alphabet Challenge

A cache by GeoCachingNuts Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/4/2011
In Iowa, United States
2.5 out of 5
4 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is part of It's a Fizzy Day event. The cache is not located at the listed coordinates. The idea for this cache is borrowed from a cacher in Alabama. You must create a shared bookmark list. Computers are available at the Polk City Library.

When we were looking for challenges for the Fizzy day event we discovered a good challenge cache already existed -ALABAMA CACHER NAME CHALLENGE. We want to extend thanks to SEARCHING4FUN, the creator of that challenge for some of the content we used in our cache write-up. (Why re-invent the wheel?)

In order to log this cache as a find, you must first find and log a cache that was hidden by a cacher whose cache name begins with each of the 26 letters of the alphabet A through Z. Only the first character of the cacher’s name counts, examples are as follows:

The NVG counts for the letter T, not N
-Cachehound does not count, as - is the first character. Sorry -cachehound
3amt does not count, as 3 is the first character. Sorry 3amt

Documentation Requirements:
To document your progress and your completion of the challenge, you must create a shared bookmark list that includes each of the qualifying caches, along with this cache. It must show the Cache Owner Name and Cache Name and the Date you found the cache. Make the Bookmark list Public, so that it appears on this cache page. Found logs without this documentation will regrettably have to be deleted.

Note: An easy way to check your progress is with the use of GSAK.
Download a PQ of your found caches and load them into a My Finds database in GSAK. Open this database and click on the Placed By column and the caches will be sorted alphanumerically by the cache owner name. Please remember to filter your finds down to finds in IOWA only. If you don't create a bookmark list, send us a list of your claimed eligible finds in a Word or Excel document. Be sure to include the same information we requested for a bookmark list. This option is for geocachers who are not premium members, or for anyone having difficulty with managing a bookmark list.

This is meant to be fun for all cachers, so we're not going to make a lot of rules, but there are a few.

1. You may not count a cache that you have hidden or have ever owned.
2. All previous Finds on IOWA caches count.
4. ONLY IOWA Caches can be included in your list.
5. All cache types count toward your goal.
6. Adopted caches are counted only for the original cache placer's name.
7. Only the "real" cacher name is acceptable. For example: If Geocachingnuts put out a cache under the name "St. Nick", it counts for "G" since if you click into "St. Nick" , it brings up the cacher name Geocachingnuts.

This should create quite an interesting and fun little challenge. All 26 letters of the alphabet for cacher names are active. We've completed the requirements ourselves and have many names for most of the individual letters. We're hoping that this challenge will give you another reason to expand your normal caching range to find the needed names.

The cache: It's an ammo can filled with swag. Try to trade evenly to keep the swag decent. Please cover the cache well when replacing it to it's hiding spot.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N vf sbe Nzzb Pna.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



43 Logged Visits

Found it 29     Didn't find it 1     Write note 12     Publish Listing 1     

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Last Updated: on 5/13/2017 5:37:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:37 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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