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Sterling-Cache: As the Sun Rises it also falls and it is the same with Geocaching Events and so this event slides into the darkness of the archives and how fitting on an evening when there is a Lunar Eclipse

See you all when the sun rises again for a full days caching on the 21st June 2020

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Solstice Challenge 2019 - Sunrise

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Hidden : Friday, 21 June 2019
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Terrain:
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21 June 2019, 04:00 - 05:00

The Solstice Challenge 2019 Rises Here


THE EVENT = SOLSTICE CHALLENGE 2019 - THE SUN RISES


THE USUAL EVENT ITEMS


The event takes place at the Coordinates Listed above which is at the Reigate Hill Viewing Point
It takes place from 04:00 to 05:00 in the morning, as the sun rises


You do not have to take part in the rally to attend this event, should you get carried away you can join in on the day

There will be an Event Log
There will be Two Travel Bug Containers
1 - One for TB's that can only be discovered
2 - One for TB's that need a change in ownership and moving in a different direction
People to answer questions about the pastime
People to guide you to the location of caches that are eluding you (at this time of day they may still escape all!)

THE EVENT SPECIFIC ITEMS


PRE-WALKING A ROUTE IS NOT CONSIDERED WITHIN THE SPIRIT OF THE DAY

This Event is primarily the start point for the Rally,
This Event starts in the Car Park area of the Reigate Hill Viewing Point and there is No Charge for Parking
There will be, in the unlikely circumstances of rain or other inclement weather, an Event Shelter erected to huddle under
There is a café on site that controls the toilet facilities, the toilets are only open when the café is, and the café will not be open during the 04:00 to 05:00 Event, therefore please bring your own refreshments
Level access from the top of Fort Lane, where there are two accessible parking bays
Paths are smooth and fairly level in the area of the event
Accessible toilet at the Wray Lane car park
Benches around the car park area
Easy access by public transport; bus routes on the A217 pass the Wray Lane car park and the stop is within 200 yards

There will be a 1 minute Start Box from which Rally Participants will begin there challenge
There will be a taped off area to segregate spectators from the participants as leave on the challenge(If Numbers Dictate)
AS WITH ALL ASPECTS OF GEOCACHING YOU TAKE PART / JOIN IN / PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK, ASSESS ALL RISKS ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS

We do this for fun and want to see you again and again
PRE-AMBLE
This event is based on previous years "Solstice Challenges" Caching Rally,
The date has moved to reflect the true day of the title - It takes place on a Friday, the 21st June 2019, Summer Solstice Day from 04:00 to 05:00

Hopefully the sun rise will be seen, certainly over the trees that obscure the horizon point at dawn in the direction of the sun actually appears from.

Summary of the Rally / Challenge;

To get as many caches as you can in 16 hours and 38 Minutes (That is how long the sun is up)
The Sun appears at 04:43 The Start Opens at 04:00 until 05:00 (Depending on the number of entrants)
Start at Reigate Hill – N 51° 15.360 W 000° 11.520
Finish at GC86ZAF the Jack & Jill Windmills, Clayton – The Sun Sets at 21:21
The Finish of the Challenge / Rally is from 21:00 to 22:00
– Finishing at Jack and Jill Windmills, Clayton - N 50° 54.310 W 000° 08.910 during the event GC86ZAF

In order to take part and be eligible for the trophy you will need to
1. See the Sunrise at Reigate Hill at N 51° 15.360 W 000° 11.520 between 04:00 and 05:00
2. Be there with a Travel Bug that is clean, has no mileage attributed to it (If you do not have one I can provide one, at cost)
3. A Commemorative Wood Coin will be attached to the TB
4. Teams - A Team can consist of a number of different caching identities
5. The number of members in the team is required in order to ensure each team member gets an event wood coin.

Note about Teams -

Those people declaring themselves as a team must stay together
- Generally games played in teams require all members of the team to be in close proximity at all times
- In this case all team members must be with 150m of each other at all times
6. At the start and finish odometer reading from the vehicle of each team will be required

PRE-START

Say you are going to attend the event by logging your “Will Attend” intention on the Cache Page GC 86YQ7
- Saying whether you will take part as an individual or as a part of a team, if so how many in the team

That will generate you a start time – Initially, a random minute between 04:00 and 05:00 AT THE START Upon arrival at the start you will be given
1:- A Team Logging Sheet
2:- A Start Time (Hopefully this will be published prior to the Event)
3:- A Score Sheet (A sheet detailing the points obtained for each cache logged during the Challenge / Rally)
4:- A Solstice Challenge Wood Coin to which the TB is to be attached
5:- A Solstice Challenge Wood Coin, one for each Team Member, a Challenge / Rally Souvenir
Prior to departure the team will need to provide An odometer reading from a vehicle if it is to be used to transport the team while gathering caches (If you (or your team) is/are walking or cycling all the way to the finish then an odometer reading is not required)
Challenge / Rally Departure Teams / Individuals will leave at minute intervals to reduce the effect of a mass departure

Challenge / Rally Procedure

The Team Logging Sheet, a manual method of keeping a track of the caches that have been visited and logged by the team
- This completed, will be handed in at the finish
- This will have a copy of the points to be gained by each cache type logged
- This will have your team finish time on (The Time you have to hand the sheet in at the Event GC86ZAF, Solstice Challenge 2019 - Sunset at the Jack and Jill Windmills, Clayton, - N 50° 54.310 W 000° 08.910

Challenge / Rally Scoring

The following points are awarded for finding caches by type and series (If Applicable)

Published a photograph of the TB at a Cache, on the TB Log = 1 point
Published a Team Photograph with the container on the Cache Page = 1 point
Traditional Cache = 5 points
Multi Cache = 15 points
Mystery Cache = 5 points
Virtual Cache = 20 points
Letterbox hybrid = 5 points
Event Cache = 30 points
Mega Event = 55 points
Webcam Cache = 50 points
Earth Cache = 50 points
Whereigo Cache = 20 points

First to Find Bonuses = +25 points to the type (IE Traditional CM gives 5 + 25 = 30pts)
– Joint FTF is not allowed

Unique Cache Bonuses = 5 points (IE Finding and Logging a cache no other team gets)
Church Micros = +5 points to the type (IE Traditional CM gives 5 + 5 = 10pts)
Side Tracked = +5 points to the type (IE A Multi ST gives 15 + 5 = 20pts)
Village Signs = +5 points to the type (IE A Mystery VS gives 5 + 5 = 10pts)
Village Hall Series = +5 points to the type (IE A Mystery VS gives 5 + 5 = 10pts)
Fine Pair = +5 points to the type (IE A Traditional FP gives 5 + 5 = 10pts)
Counties Visited = 75 points (Excluding Starting County – IE Surrey = 0 Points)
Countries Visited = 100 points (Excluding Starting Country – IE England, 0 Points)

Certain Caches will add more points to their total listed above - All will be revealed at the Start

DO NOT BE LATE TO THE FINISH

DO NOT STAY OUT CACHING LONGER THAN YOUR - 16hours and 38minutes

Late Back penalties are
- 1 min, 1pt
- 2mins, 2pts
- 3mins, 4pts
- 4mins, 8pts
- 5mins, 16pts
- 6mins, 32pts
- 7mins, 64pts
- 8mins, 128pts
- 9mins, 264pts
- 10mins, 528pts and so on, an exponential function

A Solstice Wood Coin with a TB Tag in it – to be logged at every cache visited – from which the Straight Line distance travelled will be determined

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jurer gur Ha-Uvatrq Unat Bhg

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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