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Mystery Cache

The Iowa "Lost" Challenge

A cache by sadie9072 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/17/2013
In Iowa, United States
4 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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4,8,15,16,23,42. These numbers may not mean a thing to you. They may mean a whole lot to you. That's something only you will know. They were popularized by a pretty good TV show, maybe you've seen it? However, I'm not here to chit-chat, that can be saved for the forums. I'm here to give you a challenge, if you want to take me up on it.

If you have ever seen, attempted, or heard of the Iowa Baker's Dozen Challenge, you may understand a little better how this challenge works.

The Challenge is to find four caches on a given day; eight caches on another day; fifteen caches on another day, sixteen on another day; twenty-three on yet another day and finally finding forty two caches on a day. However; they can be done in any order and do not need to be on consecutive days. For instance, on day #1, you might find eight caches. Now you have your 8-caches-on-a-day completed. A couple of days later you might find twenty-three caches. OK, now you have your 23-caches-on-a-day completed. Therefore; the minimum number of days that it would take to complete this Challenge is 6 days. The cache amount you find for the day needs to be EXACTLY that of the number you are seeking.

NOTE: Your cache finds DO NOT have to be in Iowa.


Below are three additional stipulations:

1. I will explain this stipulation by using an example. Let's say that all you have left to do to complete the Challenge is to find 8 caches on a day. You look at your find's log and discover that a while back you found 9 caches on that day. You might think that this would complete the Challenge for you. Wrong! If you need to find 8 caches on a day, then this means that you need to find (or have found) exactly 8 caches on that day and no more.

2. On each caching day, you must find at least one Wherigo, multicache, earthcache,or puzzle cache. They can't all be good ole traditional caches.

NOTE: Other than the multi, earthcache, puzzle or wherigo requirement, the other caches for a day can be of any type, including additional multis, puzzles or wherigo caches. However event caches (not permanent) will not count.


To complete this Challenge cache, do the following:

1. Keeping in mind the requirements stated above, find and log the six days of caching which consisted of four caches found on a day, eight caches found on a day, fifteen caches found on a day, sixteen caches found on a day, twenty-three caches found on a day and finally forty two caches found on a day.

2. Create a public bookmark called "The Lost Challenge - yourcachingname" which contains 7 cache names inside it. These caches are the Wherigo, multicache or puzzle cache that you found on each of those six days of caching. Include in the comments field the date that the cache(s) were found and whether this was a 4-cache-day or a 15-cache-day or a 23-cache-day, etc. The 7th entry in this bookmark needs to be this Lost Challenge cache itself. It's fine to create the bookmark before you are done to track your progress. Just let me know when you have completed the challenge. If you are not a premium member and cannot create bookmarks, either keep track of your totals and post them as a note when you complete them and wait for verification.

3. Once you complete your bookmark (if making one), post a note to this cache page along with a found it note or prior to searching. No longer needed approval before you may seek out your Lost Challenge final cache.

Good luck...and watch out for clouds of smoke and the Others.


Events do count.

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum