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New Hampshire DeLorme Challenge Mystery Cache

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(If you try, you will probably be escorted from the field.)

Welcome to the NH DeLorme Challenge Cache

9/13/2012:  The New Hampshire DeLorme Challenge Calculator will now check your finds to see if you qualify for this challenge. If you have found qualifying caches on all 35 pages, it will give you the coordinates for the final cache.

The DeLorme Atlas Gazetteer is published for all 50 states. These maps are a favorite among travelers and outdoorsmen and are available at many locations, including online directly from DeLorme.

The final cache coordinates can be obtained by successfully finding or having hidden a cache in each page of the Atlas. New Hampshire has 35 such pages (pages 18-23 and 25-53 based on Sixteenth edition ©2010 book).

If you don't have a copy of the Atlas, you can download the following to help you with your quest:

For Delorme Street Atlas or Topo Software:

Google Earth (KML) version:

You might want to consider to complete the NH Delorme Challenge - Turn Every Page GCZTV1 cache as you complete this Challenge - you'll save on some driving!

Based on feedback from and incidents seen with other DeLorme Challenge caches, some guidelines need to be laid out:

Generally accepted rules, guidelines and conditions for logging a cache find apply. These must be bona fide caches listed on that you have personally (physically) found and logged.

Placement of a cache on a DeLorme Atlas page counts the same as finding a cache on that page. All caches must meet the guidelines and be published. In particular, the guideline regarding 'vacation caches' must be followed.

The following cache types count as finds or hides for the NH DeLorme Challenge:
Letterbox Hybrid

If a New Hampshire DeLorme Atlas page includes space not located in New Hampshire, only caches in the New Hampshire portion count. The posted coordinates for a cache will determine in which state or page a given cache falls.

A cache is eligible ONLY if it lies in a full block on a DeLorme page. The border (partial or half-space) blocks on each edge of each page do not count.

For Multi-caches, the page where the first waypoint is located is used by the calculator as the official listed page. For Unknown (Puzzle) caches, if the final location is on a different page than the posted coordinates, it will be excluded from this challenge. (If you know of any specific caches, please let me know and I'll add them to the list of excluded caches.)

While you may have others with you when you find the final cache, only those who have fulfilled ALL criteria for this cache will be allowed to log it as a find. Find logs by other cachers will be deleted.

When in doubt ask - we can discuss it or even seek guidance from others, but the final decision rests with the cache owner.

Remember that this is a game and is supposed to be fun!

To claim this cache:

Use the New Hampshire DeLorme Challenge Calculator to check your finds to see if you qualify for this challenge. If you do, it will give you the coordinates for the final cache. Once you find that and sign the log, you can log this challenge as Found!

For those that know their way around GSAK, you can use this macro to check your finds too:

Challenge Macro by Hynr

The find cannot be logged until the physical container is found and the logbook inside is signed.


This cache was originally created by Meandmydogs with the extensive (and exhaustive) assistance from MSCREP.
Also, big thanks to Glonch'sPride for maintaining this cache for the last 4+ years.
It is a honor to take over the ownership of this cache.

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