The Kansas Delorme Challenge
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This is not your regular cache, you will have invested thousands of miles to get the answer to this one! Do not go looking at the cache coordinates listed, the Kansas Highway Patrol will give you a Christmas Coupon!
Delorme Maps are available at a lot of truck stops and travel plazas. I buy mine at a discount store. You do not have to buy a Delorme Map to complete this cache, but it will help you. Basically the maps divide the state up into sections. Kansas is divided into columns and rows, five high, thirteen wide for a total of 65 sections. The maps are an excellent source of information and are even broken into a GPS grid.
In order to claim this cache you will have find a cache in each section on the Delorme Maps. There it is, 65 caches, one cache in each block on the grid. I have checked and there is a cache to be found in every block. In fact I think I only need about five blocks to complete this cache myself.
I have been doing some more research and have to add that caches you have hidden do count as a find for you. Otherwise there are a couple of cachers in the state that would have to wait for another cacher to place a cache in certain blocks of the state.
When I drove around the state photographing the courthouses, I estimated that it took over 6000 miles to complete the tour. I think at the very least you will have driven 5000 miles to qualify for this cache. The final coordinates will be sent to a qualifying cacher upon their submission of a completion notice by placing a note on the cache page.
I submitted this cache under DelormeChallengers so when I am eligible to claim the final, I can add my name to the log. The State of Kansas should only need one of these. Enjoy the adventure! Glen
The KSRenegade scored his FTF on the Kansas Delorme Challenge. We stood around and reflected over the adventure and shared notes. I will be looking forward to the next one that completes the challenge!
byonke, Brian and Carlin, came to Kansas to finish off the Kansas Delorme Challenge. They spent a few days touring the western half of the state, knocking down a tremendous section of Kansas in just a few days. Again, it was really nice to speak with them and exchange a few notes about their adventures.
LuvGeezuz, Ken and Connie knocked down the Kansas Challenge from Hays. I knew Ken was getting serious when the questions started rolling in about questionable caches. I would like to thank him for placing and repairing caches in several blocks. The Delorme Challenge has been a KS cacher's cooperative and I apprecate all those who chipped in to make it work.
BaronDriver from Bel Aire, Kansas completed the cache on October 2, 2005. He had been ominously quiet, but I knew he was gaining rapidly as I had been watching his finds. Kent and Dianne made a trip to northwestern Kansas this weekend and knocked down the final sections of the cache. I think Kent has contributed more to the Kansas game than any other Kansas cacher. He has placed caches all across the sparsley populated areas of western Kansas and who knows how many players he has recruited. He was the one I thought originally might have the Kansas Challenge completed without seeking any caches. A great guy to have in the game, Thanks Kent and it was great to see you guys again....
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- BarondriverThe barondriver completed the Delorme Challenge on October 2, 2005!
- FTF for an out of state cacher....Brian and Carlin came to Kansas on vacation and toured the vast open range of western Kansas. They stopped by Salina to claim their prize, it was really nice to talk with them about their adventures. Super Job!
- KsPrairiePartnersThis one came as a surprise, they sent me an e-mail about two days before completion and said they planned to complete it at the end of the week. Great job! Another nice geocaching experience, it was a pleasure meeting them.
- KSRenegade and his FTF!This was a positing I had high hopes of being in, Marty beat me to it! Awesome job! Glen
- LuvGeezuzKen and Connie completed the Challenge, what a team!
- The map!
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum