Seven is Heaven: Run for the Border Challenge
In Illinois, United States
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The cache IS at the listed coordinates. The difficulty rating will vary based on the seven caches in the various counties you will find. The hide itself is not very difficult at all.
Find caches in SEVEN different counties in ONE DAY. Once you have found seven qualifying, you will be allowed to log the "Seven is Heaven: Run for the Border Challenge" cache. Please no Pre-logging. You do NOT have to find the final on the same day, but you DO need to find the qualifying seven in one day (midnight to 11:59pm). Please note that this cache does not count as one of your cache finds. You can find more caches on the day you find the qualifying seven. Don't feel like you have to stop caching for the day on account of me!!
Since I think Seven counties is a mite too easy, nothing but a little extra driving, I figure we need to add in one more qualifier: You must have a combination of Seven (7) states (minimum of 2) and icons (minimum of 3) For example, you may have visited 3 states and found 4 icons OR 2 states and 5 icons.
When logging the final, please post the date you found your seven, Which county and their GC numbers.
My Finds: March 18, 2011
GC296T8; Forest Hills; West Virginia; Traditional
GC1RXA8; What a Fair Place for an Old Owl and a Mad Cow; Pennsylvania; Traditional
GCBE82; In Like Flynt; Ohio; Virtual
GC2C32H; Cook Spring; Indiana; Earth Cache
GC1TXYN; Challenge of the Century 1/1; Indiana; Mystery
GC1RKVK; Indiana County Road; Indiana; Traditional
GC2Q8QD; Blue Star of Norwood Park; Illinois; Traditional
I actually found caches in 15 counties this day (18-177-Wayne-(County), 18-097-Marion-(County), 39-013-Belmont-(County), 18-011-Boone-(County), 39-097-Madison-(County), 39-113-Montgomery-(County), 39-119-Muskingum-(County), 39-049-Franklin-(County), 39-023-Clark-(County), 54-069-Ohio-(County), 18-057-Hamilton-(County), 39-089-Licking-(County), 18-073-Jasper-(County), 42-125-Washington-(County), 17-031-Cook-(County)) on 2011-03-18
These were in 5 different states ,Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois AND 4 different icons
I will reward multiple FTFs for this one.
1) You can claim an FTF if you qualified PRIOR to the posting OR
2) You can try to be the first to qualify AFTER the posting.
3) I'll even give you one if you are the first to find with all matching or bettering criteria (At least seven counties, at least 5 States and at least 4 icons)
There is always some way to leave your mark on the log. Any log that indicates the finder did not sign for any reason (no pen, log full, scared off by a pack of wolverines, etc.) will be deleted. If you visit and the cache is missing, please log a DNF so that I can check on it and replace if necessary. Dropping a replacement is NOT permitted for this hide.
CONGRATS to J3Yoda for PRE-QUALIFYING FTF!
Congrats to BehmSquad and ICF for the POST-PUBLISHING FTF!
and Congrats to Dark Paycho for grabbing up the third available FTF on this cache.
(No hints available.)
Last Updated: on 3/13/2016 5:18:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:18 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum