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Mystery Cache

Tour de Cache - NJ County Challenge

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Hidden : 8/17/2006
In New Jersey, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is a compilation challenge cache. To log the cache, you must first find and log at least one cache in each of the 21 New Jersey counties. The challenge starts August 26, 2006.

DISCLAIMER: The cache is not at the posted coordinates. That is the point where Mercer, Middlesex and Monmouth counties all come together which was a convenient mid-point for the state. However the cache is a 40 mm ammo can hidden somewhere within a 5 mile radius of the posted coordinates.

Just as the Tour de France takes its participants to all the regions of France so the Tour de Cache is intended to get you out and about to see the sights that New Jersey has to offer.  For the most densely populate state in the union, it contains an amazing diversity of natural and historic areas.  From the shore to the highlands, from the rush of the urban areas to the serenity of the wetlands, that's what this cache is all about.  Now for the details:

The Rules:

FIND ONE CACHE
IN EACH COUNTY

POST FINDS LIST
HERE FOR REVIEW

RECEIVE FINAL
COORDS AFTER REVIEW

FIND CACHE,
TRADE,
SIGN LOG

LOG HERE
FOR SMILEY!


EACH CACHER
 MUST SIGN
EACH LOG
DON'T MOVE
CACHES AROUND
(NO POCKET CACHES)
FOLLOW LOCAL
 RULES
IF A CACHE IS
NOT ALLOWED,
FIND ANOTHER

  1. Find one cache in each of the 21 New Jersey counties.
  2. Post a note listing your finds here - by county, cache and date. (see example)
    Please send us an e-mail when you complete the Tour so we can begin to review your finds.

    NOTE:
    Though the output from one of the numerous statistics programs may indicate that you have found caches in all 21 New Jersey counties, there is insufficient information in the output for us to conduct a review.  In particular the NJ County Challenge is restrictive in the type and size of cache that must be found.  Therefore, you still need to submit a list of the caches you wish us to review to determine successful completion of the challenge or not

  3. Final coords will be e-mailed after review of your finds list by the committee.
  4. Find the cache, make a trade and sign the log.  (Trades are optional and not a requirement to complete the Tour.  If you trade, please trade up or even.)
  5. Log your find on geocaching.com. 
  6. The cache can be done as a group but each member of the group must go to each cache site and sign each log.  Dividing into sub groups and pooling their efforts will not be allowed. 
  7. No pocket caches allowed.  The caches must be found at their actual locations.
  8. Observe all park and local regulations such as closing times and restricted areas.
  9. Caches that do not comply with the Rules or the Allowable Caches guidelines will be disallowed by the committee.  The affected player will be notified via e-mail of the disallowance and the reasons.  A new cache will then need to be found in the affected county in order to complete the challenge.  Cachers should revise their online logs accordingly to reflect the disallowance of any caches.

Allowable Caches:

Travel Bug Dog Tag (1 item(s)) Found It! Travel Bug Dog Tag (1 item(s)) NO my cache PREVIOUS
FINDS

Found It!Found It!

LISTED HERE

FOUND
STARTING 8/26/06

OK


BIG ENOUGH FOR BUGS - NO MICROS

NO NO
  1. Geocaching.com listed caches only.
  2. Caches must be found on or after August 26, 2006.
  3. Keeping with the original spirit of geocaching, the cache must be a physical cache with a log book that you sign  This includes Traditional caches, Multi-caches, Letter Box Hybrids, and Mystery/Unknown caches only.
  4. The cache must be large enough to accept travel bugs and other trade items.  Micro and nano caches are excluded starting November 1, 2006.
  5. Logging one of your own caches does not count.
  6. Revisiting previously found caches does not count.

Other:

  1. To ensure consistency,  Multi-caches and Mystery/Unknown caches will be scored in the county they are listed in.
  2. County boundaries as shown on USGS Topo maps.  Caches on or near county boundaries to be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  3. The difficulty and terrain ratings are for the final cache.  The actual ratings will vary according to the caches you choose to hunt.

Rewards:

You'll have the satisfaction of completing a significant challenge as well as the recognition of your fellow cachers through your logs here.

Geocoins are no longer awarded for completion of the Tour de Cache as their supply has been exhausted.

Personal Challenges:

You can set your own goals in completing this challenge.  Some suggestions are:

  • Standard  - complete the challenge as described above.
  • Vintage  - in addition to the Standard challenge include the oldest cache in each county.
  • Cutting Edge - only caches posted after this cache.
  • Multi Master - only multi caches.
  • Puzzle Master - only puzzle caches.
  • Hiking Master - only significant hiking caches.
  • Dark Lord - only night caches.
  • Lord of the Seas - only paddle to caches.
  • Muck Master - only caches that get your feet dirty.

There are many more variations that you can think of.  This cache is what you make of it.  Let's all cache responsibly and have some fun with this challenge!

Administration:

The cache owner will be the arbiter for all questions that may arise regarding this cache and its successful completion.  When in doubt, ask the cache owner for a ruling.

Acknowledgements:

This cache was placed with prior special permission from Groundspeak. Many thanks to Pofe for his/her assistance in obtaining that permission and guidance through the review process. 

Thanks to the committee members for development, placement, maintenance and administration of this cache.

This cache was inspired by the DeLorme challenge and county / state compilation caches which have been appearing recently on geocaching.com.  These bookmarks will take you to some of those other caches:

Amendments:

From time to time, the rules and conditions of this cache will be modified to prevent players from gaming the game.

8/24/06 - Added rules 6,7 and 8.
9/11/06 - Added rule 9.
10/27/06 - Clarified Allowable Caches Guideline 4 to specifically exclude micro and nano caches starting November 1, 2006.
4/20/07 - Clarified Rule 4 - Trading at caches is not a requirement for the Tour.

Finders:

  08/16/13
   Cacher Completed 21 Counties
Found Final Cache
 1  Harry Dolphin  09/16/06  09/17/06
 2  Andy Bear  09/16/06  09/17/06
 3  trowel32  09/16/06  09/18/06
 4  Y's Owl  09/17/06  09/17/06
 5  wigoweb  10/02/06  10/04/06
 6  JoenSue  10/28/06  11/03/06
 7  Frodo_Underhill  10/24/06  11/11/06
 8  Evil Chicken  11/10/06  11/11/06
 9  moose_is_loose  11/19/06  11/19/06
 10  Dirty_Bird  11/18/06  11/22/06
 11  BigNastyBrain  11/18/06  11/22/06
 12  nikcap  10/31/06  12/16/06
 13  lakelady  12/10/06  12/17/06
 14  JoiseyGirl  12/10/06  12/17/06
 15  Storm Runner  12/22/06  12/23/06
 16  Brian07663NJ  01/01/07  01/06/07
 17  m_and_w  01/15/07  01/17/07
 18  Caver Bill  01/20/07  01/21/07
 19  TwoCat  01/28/07  01/29/07
 20  Shuecrew  03/01/07  03/05/07
 21  polskikrol  03/06/07  03/10/07
 22  ThirstyMick  03/06/07  03/10/07
 23  programmer64  03/11/07  03/25/07
 24  MikeOtt  03/11/07  03/25/07
 25  dinobalz  03/11/07  03/25/07
 26  GOCrazy  03/29/07  04/02/07
 27  KrazyTrollz  03/25/07  04/07/07
 28  angryEMT  03/25/07  04/07/07
 29  mblatch  04/09/07  04/22/07
 30  bella_candy  04/22/07  04/22/07
 31  GuentherGal  04/21/07  04/22/07
 32  TeamHopewell  05/26/07  05/27/07
 33  joescout  05/27/07  05/28/07
 34  ericles  06/12/07  06/15/07
 35  Math Teacher  05/07/07  06/30/07
 36  tatsmeow  07/05/07  07/09/07
 37  avroair  07/07/07  07/14/07
 38  macatac1961  07/07/07  07/14/07
 39  mmacgown  07/07/07  07/14/07
 40  tsemclarney  07/20/07  07/22/07
 41  DrivingMeCrazy  07/20/07  07/22/07
 42  Spatial Distortion  07/20/07  11/01/08
 43  BazingaPunk  08/12/07  08/14/07
 44  Team Ecnarf  07/21/07  08/19/07
 45  Grunriese  09/03/07  09/04/07
 46  krypton17  09/16/07  09/18/07
 47  Strike Anywhere  09/20/07  09/24/07
 48  UnNamed  09/21/07  09/24/07
 49  Phatfish16  11/17/06  11/22/07
 50  ODragon  11/04/07  11/25/07
 51  cruzn4cache  12/20/07  12/23/07
 52  KBer  12/22/07  12/22/07
 53  captainmath  03/01/08  03/08/08
 54  firstmate_25  03/01/08  03/08/08
 55  stellarscapes  03/04/08  03/08/08
 56  Stellar Jr.  03/04/08  03/08/08
 57  ccolvard  05/05/08  05/10/08
 58  WaywardSons  08/10/08  08/14/08
 59  Nikon-ing  08/17/08  08/23/08
 60  KristinewithaK  08/17/08  08/23/08
 61  imoutnabout  08/17/08  08/23/08
 62  bernsa  06/21/08  08/24/08
 63  merenner  08/25/08  08/27/08
 64  Hushovd  10/18/08  10/21/08
 65  tugwake  10/18/08  10/21/08
 66  yankeepride  07/19/08  10/25/08
 67  zhawk  10/27/08  11/02/08
 68  melcrim  11/10/08  11/10/08
 69  Jenny_D_Pooh  11/10/08  11/10/08
 70  dougee  12/29/08  02/08/09
 71  Tatortott  02/07/09  02/08/09
 72  Belzelga  02/07/09  02/08/09
 73  The Print Shop  02/07/09  02/08/09
 74  Hunster  02/14/09  02/14/09
 75  gipsie  03/07/09  03/07/09
 76  Uncle Fuzzy  03/07/09  03/07/09
 77  snowball's-keepers  04/04/09  04/16/09
 78  Kayaking Janet  04/23/09  05/03/09
 79  andGuest  05/01/09  05/10/09
 80  Zemkies  04/25/09  05/10/09
 81  jrsyjane  05/17/09  05/19/09
 82  raritan  05/20/09  05/23/09
 83  wild-wildbill  05/19/09  06/07/09
 84  mrsmales  05/19/09  06/07/09
 85  herpnerd  06/06/09  06/09/09
 86  miatabug  06/09/09  06/12/09
 87  sparrows_gold  06/08/09  06/15/09
 88  Geo13  07/10/09  07/12/09
 89  moya crew  10/17/09  10/17/09
 90  EagleTrax  10/17/09  10/17/09
 91  BigA800  10/29/09  10/31/09
 92  TheSurfcaster  11/10/09  11/13/09
 93  IMSpider  11/10/09  11/14/09
 94  jeeeper1  12/21/09  12/21/09
 95  philflyboy  12/29/09  01/30/10
 96  luddy13  12/29/09  01/30/10
 97  levidan  12/29/09  01/30/10
 98  Phys.Ed  12/29/09  01/30/10
 99  CozmicDK  12/29/09  01/30/10
 100  jo.b  03/04/10  03/08/10
 101  bk1086  02/07/10  03/20/10
 102  sofiecat  03/21/10  03/27/10
 103  Fire-n-Air Cachers  04/26/10  05/06/10
 104  Marcas_Found  06/18/10  06/21/10
 105  SanMar  05/15/10  07/04/10
 106  RedHotRutabaga  08/31/10  09/14/10
 107  Sibe Walker  09/18/10  10/24/10
 108  vanm  11/12/10  11/19/10
 109  dkeato  11/04/10  11/26/10
 110  chsmathwisch  10/08/11  11/05/11
 111  GeoHunter..  03/20/11  11/06/11
 112  Maggie :)  05/29/11  11/06/11
 113  DON'T PANIC  04/28/12  05/20/12
 114  scrapes  08/28/12  08/30/12
 115  mary&mike  09/01/12  10/06/12
 116  jimmyg7929  09/03/12  10/07/12
 117  In your DDreams  09/03/12  10/14/12
 118  Trail Cachers  11/23/12  11/29/12
 119  PTBilly  11/12/11  01/06/13
 120  Bear Mom Scouter  11/30/12  01/06/13
 121  The Orr Knights  10/13/11  03/02/13
 122  Six Little Spookies  02/26/13  03/05/13
 123  GJAMPorter  08/22/11  06/19/13
 124  afkgps  02/24/13  07/21/13
 125  Lati.dude  08/16/13  08/25/13
 126  Kuzinitt  11/16/13  11/21/13
 127  sant74  11/30/13  12/06/13
 128  Jan and the Man  12/03/13  12/08/13




   fog  11/04/07  
   Rachelhead  11/24/07  
   Maggie :)  05/29/11  
   latitude55  08/22/11  
   dremi34  07/29/12  
   mortonfox  09/09/12  
   Team Freeman  06/30/12  
   Sakiman  10/25/13  
   Exit...Stage_Left  11/17/13  
   randy-lewis  11/17/13  




Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Cache safely and responsibly. Enjoy the Tour de Cache!]

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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Found it 172     Write note 206     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 2     Post Reviewer Note 1     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 9/10/2017 3:01:54 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:01 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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