Caching to the Moon & Back - RM Challenge #87
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To claim this challenge, you must have logged at least 725,141 km / 450,582 miles (distance to the moon and back) in total distance measured in straight lines between all your found caches, in the order which you logged them. This cache is at the above coordinates, but in order to log a find, you must have completed this challenge.
Your log should state the total miles calculated between your caches and the method you used to calculate the distance. While you can use the checker below, we will accept a wide range of methods such as calculating using trigonometry in Excel, running macros in GSAK, or doing your calculations in FizzyCalc. Locationless, reverse, moving and traveling caches should be excluded from the calculations.
CuteLilFuzzyMonkey and RetiredGuy have combined to put out the Retired Monkey Challenge Trail. In the tradition of challenge caches, at least one of the two of us has qualified for each challenge. Because we have very different caching styles, the challenges will be very tough for one person to complete all of them. Your progress will be tracked on the leaderboard. As with many good caches, our inspiration for many of these caches came from others, so thank you all!
For most of the caches in this series, we will provide a checker through Project GC to verify whether you have met the challenge. Often the script is written by others, so they might not word the results perfectly, but it will save a huge amount of time to check if you have met the challenge.
You can use the above link to check your progress
Please note that if you are a non-premium Geocaching.com member, this checker will not include any premium caches that you may have logged.
Here is RetiredGuy's signoff on this challenge from the Project-GC Checker:
I made it with a distance of 757,606 km and I only needed 725,141 km
This is 1.04 times the required distance
Rules for the challenge caches in this series:
1) As with all caches, the decision as to whether a log is valid rests solely with the cache owner.
2) We have provided a verification tool whenever possible. It might not be perfect and is therefore not the final authority (see #1).
3) You may sign the log before completing the challenge. If you have do this, please use a "Write note" log to record your find and then a "Found it" log once you have completed the challenge.
4) Your log must contain enough information to prove you have met the challenge. We suggest using the verification checker if one is available. You do not always need to provide the entire output of the checker as it can sometimes be quite verbose.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum