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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8-7-07: Mountain Marsh (GC8) has been archived.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7-1-08: Carnation Tree Farm Treasure (GC546) has been archived.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1-16-14: The Old Carty Place (GC4B6) has been archived.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6-22-16: Scooby Doo's Sister Stash (GC589) has been archived.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8-7-19: Interurban Bike Cache (GC818) has been archived.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

Cachers working the Challenge:

Update as of 6/2/2020

Alpha Sort Numeric Sort
Name Found/Owned Name Found/Owned
_Shaddow_ 13 jim and jan 25
2nd1of3 6 Cool Cow Cachers 24
4cools 1 Leon0112 24
blindleader 14 mmcash 24
Blue Power Ranger 1 PhatBldGuy 24
Boonie-Medic 10 boshea 22
boshea 22 philgeorge1 21
Brasstax 14 runhills 21
Bull Moose 1 cache ahead 19
BWelcker 18 CACHE KRAWLER 19
cache ahead 19 EraSeek 19
CACHE KRAWLER 19 PippiLongstockings 19
cachenscary 17 BWelcker 18
Cool Cow Cachers 24 go.warcat 18
Corvettekent 15 cachenscary 17
cougarcach24 7 SpockProf 16
crouchcrew 12 Winos_Seattle 16
Douglas_Clan 5 Corvettekent 15
dsvaughn 10 jjfeiler 15
dugfresh 14 Tubatad 15
EraSeek 19 blindleader 14
EveningKiss 14 Brasstax 14
ferguam 12 dugfresh 14
FluteFace 3 EveningKiss 14
fritts22 2 Libertyfan 14
FunnyNose 8 LindaLu 14
GeoBroke 2 nolenator 14
GO West 13 _Shaddow_ 13
go.warcat 18 GO West 13
Go-pher-It 11 rockitbiker 13
Hagz D Pirate 4 crouchcrew 12
Highpointer 7 ferguam 12
ImLuckiest 7 Sol seaker 12
jim and jan 25 Go-pher-It 11
jjfeiler 15 mc3cats 11
kennelbarb 8 scareway 11
klien 3 StephenTravels 11
LegoRanger 6 Boonie-Medic 10
Leon0112 24 dsvaughn 10
Libertyfan 14 Princess Trouble 9
LindaLu 14 WatchDOGSMike 9
Lizzy 1 FunnyNose 8
mc3cats 11 kennelbarb 8
melicious 7 monsterbox 8
misenar 5 Og's outfit 8
mizdirection 3 shematt145 8
mmcash 24 shiwapema 8
monsterbox 8 cougarcach24 7
mountainmann 0 Highpointer 7
naj3 6 ImLuckiest 7
nolenator 14 melicious 7
nw climber 4 PaneledZero 7
NW Wolf Pack 2 PNWbrat 7
Og's outfit 8 2nd1of3 6
PaneledZero 7 LegoRanger 6
Peach&Pete 5 naj3 6
Perky 3 Sugar Glider Sweatshop 6
PhatBldGuy 24 swaninwa 6
philgeorge1 21 SweetSassyPants 6
PippiLongstockings 19 The Mercury Project 6
PNWbrat 7 Douglas_Clan 5
Princess Trouble 9 misenar 5
rockitbiker 13 Peach&Pete 5
runhills 21 Terpnurse 5
scareway 11 WRASTRO 5
shematt145 8 Hagz D Pirate 4
shiwapema 8 nw climber 4
slinger91 2 Team GlacierGlider 4
Snowwolf75 3 FluteFace 3
Sol seaker 12 klien 3
SpockProf 16 mizdirection 3
StephenTravels 11 Perky 3
Sugar Glider Sweatshop 6 Snowwolf75 3
swaninwa 6 fritts22 2
SweetSassyPants 6 GeoBroke 2
Team GlacierGlider 4 NW Wolf Pack 2
Terpnurse 5 slinger91 2
The Mercury Project 6 Wheelers of Fortune 2
Tubatad 15 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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