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360° of Utah Challenge

A cache by HikingSeal Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/02/2014
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


Cache IS at the posted coordinates. Difficulty is for challenge. Placement is 1.5 difficulty


Where It Came From:

This cache was inspired by the mention of the San Diego 360 Challenge! on Podcacher Show 466. As the owners of all the 360 degree challenges must, I have to send thanks to ganja1447 who owns the fiirst 360 challenge, which is in Sweden, and the site project-gc which hosts the checkers for these challenges.

How It Works:

To log a find on this cache you must:

  1. Sign the log in the cache at the above coordinates
  2. Find a cache of any type within Utah in each degree sector around the challenge cache. The posted coordinates of multis and puzzles count, not the final the coordinates.

In other words, you must find at least one cache of any type within Utah which is within 0-1 degrees bearing from the challenge cache itself, and at least one other for 1-2 degrees bearing from this cache and so on, up to the 359-360 degrees span.

You will need at least 360 logged caches to reach the requirement.

Verification:

Eyes crossing thinking about all the work involved in documenting this challenge? Don't panic! That's why I was thanking ganja1447 (aka Magnus on some pages) above. There is a checker at project-gc that will do the work for you. Follow this link to the checker. On the checker page, type your caching name into the box next to Profile Name and click the blue Filter button. When all 360 lines representing the degree sectors are green, you are qualified. It will also say "You have complete 360 of 360 degrees" above the map.

In other words, nothing, no list of caches, NEEDS to be attached to or in your log to support your find. Anyone can go to the checker, type in a caching name to see the progress on this challenge.

However, I think it would be fun if you would post a note with a screen shot of your progress toward this challenge when you first check it, perhaps when first read this page or you sign the log. Then when you finish, post another screen shot with your log, before and after pictures! Be sure to include your Profile Name when you do the screen shot. This is not a requirement, it's just for fun. ganja1447 told me when he set up the checker nine people are already qualified and a bunch are really close. It would be fun to see everyone's starting point.

I am one of the nine. A cropped version of my checker map is the background for the cache page.

Hopefully this will be another of those challenges that will get people out of their normal caching area and exploring the corners of our great state. Have fun!

Cache Location:

When I placed this cache there were several big, old cottonwood trees on a lush lawn. A few years ago the property owners decided to xeroscape. In principle, I support the concept in this desert state. In practice, it is not nearly as nice a place to visit. My apologies for bringing you to not the nicest place to find a cache. Hope the challenge causes you to visit many more nicer looking places.



Congratulations to G & C Lost'N'Found for the FTF!

A special congratulations to Mzblubrd for being the first to log a find who actually had to go find some caches before qualifying.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ovfba ghor ybj ba gur srapr

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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