Mystery Cache

Washington History Challenge

A cache by The Jester Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/3/2007
In Washington, United States
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 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 verified the finds you'll get the co-ords of this cache. The D/T rating is because at least one of the caches is a 4* difficulty and one is a 5* terrain, the actual cache is much easier, but I'm not saying by how 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8-7-07: Mountain Marsh (GC8) has been archived.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7-1-08: Carnation Tree Farm Treasure (GC546) has been archived.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1-16-14: The Old Carty Place (GC4B6) has been archived.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6-22-16: Scooby Doo's Sister Stash (GC589) has been archived.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.

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

Cachers working the Challenge:

Update as of 3/28/2017

Alpha Sort Numeric Sort
Name Found/Owned Name Found/Owned
_Shaddow_ 14 jim and jan 26
2nd1of3 6 obarshay 25
4cools 1 PhatBldGuy 24
blindleader 15 Cool Cow Cachers 23
Blue Power Ranger 1 gsbarnes 23
Boonie-Medic 11 Qaz&Kids 22
boshea 17 runhills 21
Brasstax 15 CACHE KRAWLER 20
Bull Moose 1 cache ahead 19
BWelcker 15 EraSeek 19
cache ahead 19 philgeorge1 18
CACHE KRAWLER 20 boshea 17
Cool Cow Cachers 23 Rock Chalk 17
Corvettekent 14 blindleader 15
cougarcach24 5 Brasstax 15
crouchcrew 8 BWelcker 15
Douglas_Clan 5 Libertyfan 15
dsvaughn 9 nolenator 15
dugfresh 10 PippiLongstockings 15
EraSeek 19 Tubatad 15
ferguam 12 _Shaddow_ 14
FluteFace 3 Corvettekent 14
fritts22 2 GO West 14
FunnyNose 9 LindaLu 14
GeoBroke 2 rockitbiker 14
GO West 14 ferguam 12
gsbarnes 23 jjfeiler 12
Hagz D Pirate 4 mc3cats 12
ImLuckiest 8 StephenTravels 12
jim and jan 26 Boonie-Medic 11
jjfeiler 12 dugfresh 10
kennelbarb 8 WatchDOGSMike 10
klien 3 dsvaughn 9
LegoRanger 6 FunnyNose 9
Libertyfan 15 scareway 9
LindaLu 14 crouchcrew 8
Lizzy 1 ImLuckiest 8
mc3cats 12 kennelbarb 8
melicious 7 Og's outfit 8
misenar 5 Princess Trouble 8
mizdirection 3 shematt145 8
monsterbox 5 Winos_Seattle 8
mountainmann 0 melicious 7
naj3 6 PaneledZero 7
nolenator 15 PNWbrat 7
nw climber 4 The Mercury Project 7
NW Wolf Pack 2 2nd1of3 6
obarshay 25 LegoRanger 6
Og's outfit 8 naj3 6
PaneledZero 7 Sugar Glider Sweatshop 6
Perky 3 swaninwa 6
PhatBldGuy 24 SweetSassyPants 6
philgeorge1 18 Terpnurse 6
PippiLongstockings 15 cougarcach24 5
PNWbrat 7 Douglas_Clan 5
Princess Trouble 8 misenar 5
Qaz&Kids 22 monsterbox 5
Rock Chalk 17 Hagz D Pirate 4
rockitbiker 14 nw climber 4
runhills 21 Team GlacierGlider 4
scareway 9 FluteFace 3
shematt145 8 klien 3
slinger91 2 mizdirection 3
Snowwolf75 3 Perky 3
StephenTravels 12 Snowwolf75 3
Sugar Glider Sweatshop 6 WRASTRO 3
swaninwa 6 fritts22 2
SweetSassyPants 6 GeoBroke 2
Team GlacierGlider 4 NW Wolf Pack 2
Terpnurse 6 slinger91 2
The Mercury Project 7 Wheelers of Fortune 2
Tubatad 15 4cools 1
WatchDOGSMike 10 Blue Power Ranger 1
Wheelers of Fortune 2 Bull Moose 1
Winos_Seattle 8 Lizzy 1
WRASTRO 3 mountainmann 0

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