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Explorer 302 Challenge (Northallerton & Thirsk)

A cache by Sowerby Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/4/2015
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is another in the Explorer Challenge series. The cache is at the published location, but to log it you must have found caches in at least 127 different grid squares on the Ordnance Survey Explorer 302 map (Northallerton & Thirsk Catterick & Bedale).


The cache is called the Explorer 302 Challenge because each of the 127 caches you need to have found to qualify must be in a different Ordnance Survey grid square as depicted on the Explorer 302 (Northallerton & Thirsk Catterick & Bedale) map.

The caches can be of any type. Previous finds qualify, including caches now archived and events attended (even if you were the host), but not other caches that you placed yourself.

For the purposes of this challenge it is the published co-ordinates of caches, including Unknown/Mystery and Multi caches, that are used when determining which square a cache counts towards.
To find out more about this and other Explorer Challenge caches go to www.pppgeo.co.uk/explorer.html

The grid squares on the Explorer 302 map "start" in the north west corner near Catterick Garrison at NZ 14000 00000 and "finish" in the south east near Thirsk at SE 44000 80000.

There are 600 grid squares and you need to find a cache in 127 of them to qualify. I set the challenge at 127 because that is the maximum number that a new cacher could find when the cache was published.


The Ordnance Survey grid reference is given on each cache page just below the main co-ordinates, as circled below on one of my other caches.


To help those of you that want to plan your finds a GSAK macro is available. If you run the macro with your "My Finds" pocket query it will report the grid squares you have found - see the example output below which shows the 148 grid squares I had found when this cache was published. If you run the macro with a pocket query centred on this cache and listing all caches you haven't found within 40 miles, the output will show which caches are in the grid squares you still need.



An online Challenge Checker is available at www.cgtk.co.uk/geocaching/challenges. If you upload your "My Finds" pocket query it will report the grid squares you have found and the relevant caches - see the example output below which shows the 148 grid squares I had found when this cache was published.



When you have found 127 caches you need to provide proof of that fact to be eligible to claim a find on the cache using one of the following methods:

  1. List the 127 caches in your found log; with the GC code, cache name, Ordnance Survey grid reference and date found for each cache.
  2. Add an image of the output when you run the GSAK macro to the log of your find.
  3. Add an image of the output when you run the Challenge Checker to the log of your find.

Any finds without proof of qualification will be deleted!

Have fun! The difficulty rating is for the challenge; the difficulty rating for the actual cache is 1.5.

You must sign the paper log in the cache to be able to log online as "Found". I reserve the right to delete your online log if you haven't signed the paper log in the cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jbbqra cbfg

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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23 Logged Visits

Found it 16     Didn't find it 1     Write note 5     Publish Listing 1     

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