This is the 100-Caches-In-A-Day Challenge Geocache...a geocache challenge for the seriously determined (and possibly clinically insane) cacher! To qualify for the smiley for this cache, you have to have found 100 caches (for which you have NOT previously logged a Found It) in a single calendar day (whether you accomplished this in the past, present, or future doesn't matter). The day begins at midnight and ends at 11:59 pm the same day (you can't fudge it by going "6 pm on Saturday - 5:59 pm Sunday). A tough thing to accomplish...but that's what makes it a "challenge cache"!
In order to keep this a real CHALLENGE, we're going to put one limitation on the cache selection. You may use a MAXIMUM of 30 caches from the GRIM series in meeting this challenge. Trust me...it's doable.
You may find the cache and sign the log at any time...it IS at the posted coordinates and is a ridiculously-easy magnetic guard rail hide on a dead end road...and you can post a note to the cache page if you would like. However, you cannot log a Found It and claim that coveted smiley until the day you have achieved your 100-Caches-In-A-Day Challenge. We will have to delete any Found It logs for cachers who do not qualify.
When you log your accomplisment with a Found It, please either post a public bookmark list of your qualifying caches, or, at the very least, indicate the exact date of your accomplishment so others can go to your geocaching profile, look up your find record for the day, and confirm your awesomeness. Also, please post a description of your experiences.
The first geocacher WE knew of who attempted this was Silly Gilley. On November 23, 2007, he went solo. He was "...stopped by police 4 times, all after 2 am...was confronted by a drug addict...flirted with at a park...had 20 DNFs"... and he WOULD have made it but, in the last hour of the calendar day, he fell from a tree and injured himself severely enough that he had to visit the hospital the next day, leaving him at 97. Undeterred, however, he tried again on 1/28/08 and made it to 117 in a day.
Unofficial rules that have been shared with us by prominent Challenge-Cache hider Mulder suggest that one should have already accomplished the challenge oneself before posting it to others, soooooo.....
For the Gamers, we achieved our 100+ day on Father's Day 2010 (June 20, 2010)...if anyone wishes to follow the geocaching route we took, just check out our geocaching stats for that day. Gamer Son and I rented a hotel room in Broward to catch some zzz's and then went from 4 am until 8:35 pm trying to break our previous one-day record (56 in a day, set two or three years earlier) and to see if we could actually break the 100-caches-in-a-day barrier. We attempted 108 caches that day...found 102 (including 29 or 30 GRIMs), had 6 DNFs...and also managed to meet the requirements for two other caches that day, bringing the total to 104 for the day. We were stopped once by a police officer as we searched in the bushes in a church parking lot, and I slipped in a parking lot (racing with Gamer Son to see who could tag the car first) and nearly threw my back out...but we made our goal with seven-and-a-half hours to spare. We're thinking of trying to beat that record NEXT Father's Day!
Good luck with the challenge...and Cache On!