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B*I*N*G*O Challenge Cache

A cache by Thystle Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/24/2012
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is at listed Coordinates: However, you must first meet the challenge requirements before logging this cache. Logs without verification will be deleted.

     B          I          N         G         O

B1

Have found 500 or more traditional

geocaches

I1

Have 25 or more finds placed by the same geocacher

N1

Have found 10 or more types of caches

G1

Qualify for an Alphabet Soup challenge

O1

Found caches in 25 or more U.S. states, or states and Canadian territories

B2

Have found 30 or more caches in 1 24-hour period

I2

Have found 100 or more virtuals

N2

Have found 100 or more caches in each of 3 or more states

G2

Have found caches for 100 or more consecutive days

O2

Have finds in more than 100 counties

B3

Have found 10 or more night-time caches.

I3

Have found and logged 10 or more benchmarks or trigpoints

 

FREE

G3

Have found 10 or more ham radio caches or TBs

O3

Your first cache find was not in Colorado

B4

Have logged 11 or more caches above 11,000 feet

 

I4

Have 25 or more puzzle cache finds

N4

Have found 5 or more caches placed between May 1, 2000 and Dec. 31, 2000

G4

Have been to 50 or more events

O4

Have met another cacher while at a cache

B5

Have group-cached with 5 or more geocachers in your party

I5

Qualify for a reverse alphabet soup challenge

N5

Have found 200 or more geocaches in 1 calendar year

G5

Have found 20 or more Earthcaches

O5

Have discovered or moved 200 or more travel bugs

 

Cache is a challenge cache placed at the above coordinates. To claim this cache, you must first meet the qualifying requirements listed below.  Logs not meeting the requirements will be deleted.

Board is a standard 5x5 BINGO board.  To log this cache, you must meet 5 of the requirements on the board, so that the qualifying squares on the board make a line either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Square N3 is a FREE square, so row 3 or column N, or the two diagonals, only have 4 qualifying squares to worry about.

Please list your qualifying row in your log.

The Specifics:  Please don’t list caches you own to qualify.

B1: Have found 500 or more traditional caches: Traditional in this case is physical geocaches with a logbook. They can be multi-caches, letterbox hybrids or traditional caches; but not virtuals, events, locationless, Wherigo, webcam, puzzle, Earthcaches  or benchmarks. Project Ape and the specialty Groundspeak caches in Oregon count as traditional.  To verify, I will be checking your Geocache list on your profile page.

 

I1:  Have 25 or more finds placed by the same geocacher:  Some cachers place more geocaches than others. If you are fortunate enough to live near one of these prolific cache owners, this will be easy. Or easier, depending on how difficult the CO likes to make it. To verify: I will accept either a bookmarked list of the 25 caches, a list of the GC numbers, or if you use MyGeocachingProfile, include the “Cache Owners of My Finds” in your public profile.

N1:  There are traditional caches, multi caches, Wherigo and letterbox hybrids. Unknown caches, events caches, mega-events and CITOs. There are webcams, virtuals, Earthcaches and locationless caches. And there are specialty caches, such as the last Project Ape cache,  10 Years! Event,  Lost and Found, the HQ, and GPS Maze exhibit. And there are non-cache benchmarks. To qualify, you must have found and logged 10 of these 16 types of caches. To verify, I will be checking your Geocache list on your profile page. Please make sure your statistics are unlocked for people to view.

Unfortunately, since Groundspeak has eliminated challenges (Not challenge caches), there is no way to check challenge finds, so we cannot count them at this time.

G1:  Qualify for an Alphabet Soup Challenge: find a Geocache whose name begins with each letter of the alphabet. No numbers or symbols, just the first letter of the cache name. If you do not use MyGeocachingProfile, please have either a bookmarked list, or a list of qualifying caches for me to check.

B2: Have more than 30 finds in one day. Real finds. Please don’t have finds from 30 days and list them all on one day to make the square: If you list Florida, Germany and Antarctica all in the same 24-hour period, we kinda know something is up with that. I will check your geocaching statistics in your profile; no need for a list.

I2: Find 100 or more virtual caches. These are the logless caches with the ghostie icon. I can verify in your statistics.

N2: Find 100 or more caches in 3 or more states. To verify, I will be checking your statistics  on your profile page.

G2: Find caches for 100 or more consecutive days. I’ll look at your statistics page in your public profile; no need for bookmarks or anything crazy.

O2: Have found caches in 100 or more counties: You can use a bookmarked list, or list by GC number in your logs; if you use an outside compiler such as GSAK or MyGeocachingProfile, please make sure those stats are visible for verification.

B3: Have found 10 or more night-time caches. Bookmarked list or GC list in logs please: as far as I am aware, there is no way to check this in your profile.

I3: Have found 10 or more benchmarks. If you logged them, I can check your statistics.

N3: Freebie!

G3: Have found 10 or more ham radio themed geocaches and/or travelbugs. Please have a bookmarked list, or other, with the GC/TB number: If you are a licensed ham, you may substitute your callsign for one of these. 73’s!

O3: Your very first geocache found was not in Colorado. Bonus points if it was outside the U.S.  Bonus points won’t get you anything, except your coolness meter will go up!

B4: Have 11 or more caches above 11,000 feet. Again, a bookmarked list is great, a GSAK list is better. If you have to hand write the GC numbers and altitudes in your log, that’s OK, too.

I4: Have found 25 or more puzzle/challenge/unknown caches. This cache DOES qualify for this square, provided all other qualifiers have been met. You’re welcome ☺!

N4: Have found 5 or more caches placed between May 1st, 2000 and Dec. 31st , 2000. Please have a bookmarked list, a list in the logs, or a GSAK or MyGeocachingProfile list on your profile page: will accept either a picture of your Jasmer Challenge calendar, or a list of oldest finds using these programs.

G4: Have been to 50 or more events. Events are where it’s at! Good food, friends, camaraderie- or service through CITOs or Geocaching 101 classes; all of ‘em count. Mega events, even! I can see this on your profile page as long as your stats are unlocked.

O4: Have met another geocacher at a cache. I will have to take your word on this; please give a name of the cacher you met, and a location. Cannot accept an event cache for this.

B5:  Have group-cached with more than 5 geocachers in your party. Please name the geocachers in your group, and which cache(s) you were going for. Please no event caches for this.

I5: Qualify for a Reverse Alphabet Soup: Find geocaches hidden by cachers whose caching names begin with the letters A-Z. Please don’t include multiple names from single geocachers. Please use a GSAK or MyGeocachingProfile list in your profile, or have a bookmarked list. If you don’t use a compiling program, please have the 26 qualifying caches and their GC numbers listed in your log.

N5: find more than 200 geocaches in 1 calendar year. This I can check on your stat page.

G5: Have found 20 or more Earthcaches: You don’t need to be a platinum Earthcache master; just let me see your stat page to verify.

O5: Have discovered or moved more than 200 Travel bug dog tags. These are easy to verify on your stats page.

Hopefully, the view from the cache makes all the effort worth it! Difficulty rating is due to meeting the qualifications, not the physical cache placement. Terrain involves some stairs. May be difficult ti find if there is snow on the ground. Cache container is a small pillbottle with a log inside. Please bring your own pen.

 

Good luck!

 

This challenge came about after a discussion about what would make a good BINGO Challenge cache. Several ideas were floated around; expect more BINGO-themed caches in the future!

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Guvf ebpx frrzf bqqyl cynprq.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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