Mystery Cache

Fizzy Challenge - NJ Edition

A cache by Central Jersey Geocachers Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/12/2012
In New Jersey, United States
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

*** This cache is hidden at posted coordinates*** However..... Please take note that this is a Challenge Cache. There are a list of caching related requirements that must be accomplished before you can log a find on this cache. All previous cache finds count. You do not have to start from 0 and your finds can be from anywhere and from anytime.

New Jersey Well Rounded Cacher

"Fizzy Challenge"


History

GC11E8N, the original "Fizzy Challenge" was published in California on April 6, 2007. Kealia, the owner of the first Fizzy Challenge created the cache in honor of a local cacher, FizzyMagic. Including this cache, there are currently an unknown number of active Fizzy Challenges across the United States. Be aware to the rules regarding other Fizzy Challenges, as each one may be a little different, just because you qualify for one, doesn't mean you qualify for others.

It’s important to keep in mind this cache is not for everyone. To accomplish finds for each of the 81 required combinations will test your intellectual skills, your athleticism, and your endurance. Those who complete the requirements for this cache are truly "Well Rounded Cachers."

Requirements

To be able to claim a find on this cache, you will need to first:

  1. Find at least one cache of every difficulty/terrain combination (81 unique combinations).

  2. As part of those finds, you will need to have at least one find of 10 of the 14 cache types shown below (the different cache types count against the 81, so if you find a 3.0/2.5 multi cache, it fulfills both requirements).
    Traditional Cache Traditional Cache Multi Cache Multi Cache Mystery Cache Mystery Cache
    Virtual Cache Virtual Cache Virtual Cache Project Ape Letterbox Hybrid Letterbox Hybrid
    Earthcache EarthCache Virtual Cache Locationless Webcam Cache Webcam Cache
    Event Cache Event Cache CITO Event CITO Event Wherigo Cache Wherigo Cache
    Event Cache Mega Event CITO Event GPS Adventure
  3. Note of the 10 needed cache types, you’ll need to find at least one of the following somewhat rare and/or archived caches: Project APE, Mega Event, Locationless, GPS Adventure, or Whereigo. In the case of the Locationless caches, you can not log a now archived cache, but you can count a find made and logged before the Locationless caches were archived.
  4. As part of your 81 caches, include a cache of every size; i.e., large, regular, small, micro, and not chosen.
  5. Included in your 81 caches, find at least one cache Published in every year from 2000 through the current year (e.g., from 2000 up to and including the current year).

Tracking

Your statistics tab on your profile/quick view screen shows a lot of valuable information concerning your status on finding the NJ WRC. The basic tab is the most valuable and, on it, you can see: Cache Types you've Found; Container Types you've Found; Difficulty and Terrain of Caches you've Found.

Armed with the information of your current status makes it very easy to determine what you will need to do to complete the Challenge. All you have to do is to make notes on which caches you need to find in order to find the caches you are missing.

Of course, it's ultimately up to you to decide how to track your progress. Post your progress on this page will help you keep track of what else is needed.

When you’re done, be sure to alert us of your qualifying status. You find will be verified by information found on your statistics tab on your profile and on your cache found page. The hardest thing to validate are finds for every published year. So,  to save some time, please let us know which caches you found for each year.

Sorry, but to be fair to everyone and to maintain the prestige associated with being a Well Rounded Cacher, unannounced/unplanned logs and logs involving unfulfilled requirements will be deleted. (You may re-log as a note). Please be sure you are familiar with this rule.

Additional Rules

  • All previous cache finds count. You do not have to start from 0 and your finds can be from anywhere and from anytime.
  • Generally accepted rules, guidelines, and conditions for logging a find apply... all finds must be caches listed on geocaching.com that you have personally (physically) found.
  • If others are with you when you find the final, only those who have fulfilled all the criteria for this cache will be allowed to log the cache as a find.
  • This particular cache does not count as the 5/5 in the matrix... you must find a 5/5 before this one.
  • There is no cut-off date... you’re on your honor to fulfill these requirements with caches using legitimate difficulty and terrain ratings that have not been padded or altered to meet the WRC requirement.

The Final

You are looking for ammo box hidden in centrally located Allaire State Park not far from the trail, short bushwhack required. Please be aware of hunting in the area and wear appropriate clothing during that time. Ticks and chiggers abundant in summer months

* Special acknowledgement to jo.b for being the first of the Central Jersey Cuckoos to complete the Fizzy Challenge and make this cache possible,  May you always have fully charged batteries, clear skies for perfect signal and a new logbook to sign!

 

Central Jersey Geocaching

This cache is certified Central Jersey!
Dog Friendly Bicycles Significant Hike Snakes Ticks! Thorns 2 Mile Hike Chiggers! Central Jersey Certified

Geocache Identification Permit Approval Number: ASP2015031912
Permit Expires on: 3/19/18

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

haqre snyyra gerr

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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