Skip to content

8-) The Lesser Date Challenge Mystery Cache

Hidden : 02/10/2012
5 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

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.

This cache is heavily copied from colincactus's The Great Date Challenge.

You must find 7 puzzle caches before you can log this cache.

Your list of 7 puzzles must have one cache for each day of the week, and each one must be on the same date in the month. For example you might have Mon Jan 5th, Tue Jan 5th (obviously a different year to the previous log), Wed Sep 5th and so on up to Sun Aug 5th. The month and year do not matter.

You can only log a find for this cache on the correct date. 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.

Each date may be claimed by anyone and manyones from the start (unlike tGDC), however there will still be 31 "First To Find on a particular date"s. I shall keep a list below of those 31 FTFs, each of which I hope will be as cherished as a normal cache's single FTF.

There are assorted goodies in the cache including a trophy for the actual First To Find which went to Kermit&Co on the 12th.


  • 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) (even if they include a puzzle element)
    b) Bonus caches (where you find the co-ordinates by simply collecting numbers from a series of other caches).
  • You must state the date you are using (e.g "I am logging the 5th") in your log (which must be dated the same date (e.g 5th) and list your 7 qualifying finds as links including the date and day of the week. E.g
    "Found it 5 Jan 2012"
    "I am logging the 5th."
    "Thu 5 Jan 2012 Parsimonious Master of Ceremonies."
  • If you have any worries about whether your list of puzzles qualify you to log a date, please contact me before you travel to get the cache.
  • Any cache which is used by the logger to claim The Great Date Challenge may not be used for this cache, whether this cache is done after or before tGDC. Any logs violating this will be deleted without notice - I will be watching tGDC.
Date             First To Find  Other finders 
1st =Andy_R  
2nd EL-JO Bellabumpkin
3rd The Evil Poles  
6th mellers bassetthound14
9th Number six happy_hunter_hp20
10th mashworth  
11th SomersetCache  
12th Kermit&Co colincactus, mpw246pl, ===sgb
13th Herts_Skip The Creepy Crawlies
14th Mario McTavish Lydford Locators
15th gullands  
17th DizzyPair  
18th Kitey  
19th MrCryptic  
20th clarkester cacheaccounting
21st 2ndEast  
22nd TurnerTribe  
23rd bsh92673  
24th Woking Wonders IceColdUK
25th Broyleboxers  
26th DTJM bleachedwestie, dyedwestie
27th timhewison  
28th Malpas Wanderer JacySioux
29th qrang Smartie Top
31st Winter Foxes  

I shall maintain this table until such time as all 31 FTFs are completed.

Good hunting. You may also be interested in my other caches.

Please only log a find if you have signed the log. If you haven't, try adding a "write note" instead. Thanks.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ernq nygreangr yrggref: ofngfvrpbxsbosvytngterr.r.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)