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Washington History Challenge

A cache by The Jester Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/03/2007
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Do you believe in "Oldie but Goodie"?
Are you obsessed with caching?
Have you always wanted a 5/5 cache on your record?(see 6-19-07 note)
Do you want a challenge that skips those quickie micros?
Answering YES to any (or all) of these questions qualifies you for the newest Challenge cache:

The Washington History Challenge!

At this time there are 30 29 28 27 26 caches in Washington that were placed during the first year of Geocaching (5-3-00 to 5-3-01). The listed co-ords are the avarage of these caches, so they will not help you. The challenge is to find them all (hiders count as finders), then e-mail me and when I've is
a 4* difficulty and one is a 5* terrain, the actual cache is much easier, but I'm not saying by how verified the finds you'll get the co-ords of this cache. The D/T rating is because at least one of the caches much.
Only those who qualify can post finds for this cache, even if you find it with someone who does qualify.

6-19-07: New information shows that Banana Slugs & High Places was not placed during the first year. It was placed on July 19, 2001, the placed date was changed to March 4, 1979 (the date the plaque was placed), and then to 2001 - without the month/day being changed. The placed date has been changed on the page. So with this in mind, I'm removing it from the Challenge list. This will make the Challenge easier, as it was the only 5* difficulty cache.

8-7-07: Mountain Marsh (GC8) has been archived. So there are only 31 caches left in the Challenge. Found counts will be lower by one for those who have found it.

7-1-08: Carnation Tree Farm Treasure (GC546) has been archived. So there are only 30 caches left in the Challenge. Found counts will be lower by one for those who have found it.

4-21-09: Just to be clear, Carnation Tree Farm Treasure Returns (GC1EQAQ) is NOT a cache needed for the Challenge.

1-16-14: The Old Carty Place (GC4B6) has been archived. That leaves 28 caches in the Challenge. Found counts may change next Tuesday.

6-22-16: Scooby Doo's Sister Stash (GC589) has been archived. There's only 27 caches in the Challenge. Your found count may have changed.

8-7-19: Interurban Bike Cache (GC818) has been archived. So there's only 26 caches left in the Challenge. Your count may have changed.

Date Code Name
5/28/2000 GC8 Mountain Marsh
6/21/2000 GCD Geocache
10/7/2000 GC79 Iron Horse
11/19/2000 GCBC Monte Cristo
1/27/2001 GC1D8 She'll be coming
2/9/2001 GC245 The Rookie
2/11/2001 GC27B Green Mountain Cache
2/13/2001 GC299 Valley View
2/18/2001 GC333 Nick Nolte's Private Diary
2/22/2001 GC33A CARKEEK CACHE
2/24/2001 GC35E Yost Park
2/25/2001 GC373 No Hitch-hikers
2/27/2001 GC589 Scooby Doo's Sister Stash
2/28/2001 GC3A3 Skagit Delta Labyrinth
3/16/2001 GC4DB Burrows Channel Cache
3/17/2001 GC4B6 The Old Carty Place
3/17/2001 GC4B3 Tie Mill
3/18/2001 GC4EA WASH OUT FOR THAT LAKE!!!
3/20/2001 GC505 Old MacDonald
3/24/2001 GC750 Got Fire? Otter Falls
3/24/2001 GC546 Carnation Tree Farm Treasure
3/24/2001 GC541 SiHi
4/1/2001 GC5D4 Cash mirror
4/6/2001 GC617 An Innocent Love of Geocaching
4/11/2001 GC6E5 Juniper Dunes
4/11/2001 GC66F ...and a whimper
4/14/2001 GC6BC Ewok Forest
4/15/2001 GC6E4 The other side of the Falls
4/21/2001 GC776 The Green Beret Hide Site (What, are you scared??)
4/28/2001 GC818 Interurban Bike Cache
4/29/2001 GC838 MEMALOOSE ISLAND VIEW
5/3/2001 GC99C coyote lookout

If the number of first-year caches drops (due to archiving) to less than 20 this cache will also be archived.

Cachers completing the Challenge

Name Qualified Found
ruck 6/23/07 6/24/07
hydnsek 6/23/07 6/24/07 FTF!
lucyandrickie 7/01/07 7/04/07
OldBaldEagle 8/17/07 8/18/07
k7-wave 10/5/07 10/8/07
Prying Pandora 10/10/07 10/11/07
rocketglider 08/03/08 08/04/08
JustMike 02/01/09 02/03/09
GrnXnham 08/09/09 08/10/09
Scouting4Ever 12/31/09 01/01/10
Logan_six 2/8/10 2/9/10
Johnny_Boy_ 7/18/10 7/21/10
Moun10Bike 7/25/10 8/1/10
AndrewRJ 11/6/10 11/21/10
rakis2 09/17/12 09/18/12
lostinwashington 11/23/12 01/01/13
B+L 02/03/13 03/17/13
The Jester 02/20/13 (05/03/07)
lamoracke 03/17/13 04/11/13
benandjayme 06/15/13 06/17/13
rambudo 07/17/13 12/14/13
M&M 10/23/13 12/07/13
Curious Joe 06/27/14 08/13/14
Baddog_777 11/22/14 11/24/14
scooternerd 06/14/15 07/04/15
crs98 12/29/15 04/24/16
Frisky Biscuits 07/18/16 09/23/16
obarshay 06/09/17 06/12/17
gsbarnes 09/09/17 09/09/17
Qaz&Kids 07/01/18
Rock Chalk 05/04/19 09/06/19
Cool Cow Cachers 07/25/20 08/22/20
mmcash 09/27/20 09/27/20
go.warcat 10/10/20 10/12/20

Cachers working the Challenge:

Update as of 3/2/2021

Alpha Sort Numeric Sort
Name Found/Owned Name Found/Owned
_Shaddow_ 13 jim and jan 25
2 leep 10 Leon0112 25
2nd1of3 6 PhatBldGuy 25
4cools 1 boshea 22
blindleader 14 jtcoffee 22
Blue Power Ranger 1 philgeorge1 22
Boonie-Medic 10 TheLimeCat 22
boshea 22 runhills 21
Brasstax 14 BWelcker 20
Bull Moose 1 PippiLongstockings 20
BWelcker 20 cache ahead 19
cache ahead 19 CACHE KRAWLER 19
CACHE KRAWLER 19 EraSeek 19
cachenscary 17 cachenscary 17
cbagaason 14 dugfresh 17
Corvettekent 15 SpockProf 16
cougarcach24 8 Tubatad 16
crouchcrew 12 type2bill 16
Douglas_Clan 5 Winos_Seattle 16
dsvaughn 10 Corvettekent 15
dugfresh 17 gearguru 15
EraSeek 19 jjfeiler 15
EveningKiss 14 blindleader 14
ferguam 12 Brasstax 14
FluteFace 3 cbagaason 14
frisbee'r 12 EveningKiss 14
fritts22 2 Libertyfan 14
FunnyNose 8 LindaLu 14
gearguru 15 nolenator 14
GeoBroke 2 paisleykmt 14
GO West 13 _Shaddow_ 13
Go-pher-It 11 GO West 13
Hagz D Pirate 4 rockitbiker 13
Highpointer 7 scareway 13
ImLuckiest 7 crouchcrew 12
jim and jan 25 ferguam 12
jjfeiler 15 frisbee'r 12
jtcoffee 22 Sol seaker 12
kennelbarb 8 Go-pher-It 11
klien 3 mc3cats 11
LegoRanger 6 StephenTravels 11
Leon0112 25 2 leep 10
LFLibrarian 8 Boonie-Medic 10
Libertyfan 14 dsvaughn 10
LindaLu 14 Princess Trouble 9
Lizzy 1 shiwapema 9
mc3cats 11 WatchDOGSMike 9
melicious 7 cougarcach24 8
mikedawg360 6 FunnyNose 8
misenar 5 kennelbarb 8
mizdirection 3 LFLibrarian 8
mnerv 3 monsterbox 8
monsterbox 8 Og's outfit 8
mountainmann 0 shematt145 8
naj3 6 The Mercury Project 8
nolenator 14 Highpointer 7
nw climber 4 ImLuckiest 7
NW Wolf Pack 2 melicious 7
Og's outfit 8 PaneledZero 7
paisleykmt 14 PNWbrat 7
PaneledZero 7 2nd1of3 6
Peach&Pete 6 LegoRanger 6
Perky 3 mikedawg360 6
PhatBldGuy 25 naj3 6
philgeorge1 22 Peach&Pete 6
PippiLongstockings 20 Sugar Glider Sweatshop 6
PNWbrat 7 swaninwa 6
Princess Trouble 9 SweetSassyPants 6
rockitbiker 13 Douglas_Clan 5
runhills 21 misenar 5
scareway 13 Terpnurse 5
shematt145 8 WRASTRO 5
shiwapema 9 Hagz D Pirate 4
slinger91 2 nw climber 4
Snowwolf75 3 Team GlacierGlider 4
Sol seaker 12 FluteFace 3
SpockProf 16 klien 3
StephenTravels 11 mizdirection 3
Sugar Glider Sweatshop 6 mnerv 3
swaninwa 6 Perky 3
SweetSassyPants 6 Snowwolf75 3
Team GlacierGlider 4 fritts22 2
Terpnurse 5 GeoBroke 2
The Mercury Project 8 NW Wolf Pack 2
TheLimeCat 22 slinger91 2
Tubatad 16 Wheelers of Fortune 2
type2bill 16 4cools 1
WatchDOGSMike 9 Blue Power Ranger 1
Wheelers of Fortune 2 Bull Moose 1
Winos_Seattle 16 Lizzy 1
WRASTRO 5 mountainmann 0

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