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waxwing454

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Challenge cache - 2 caches in one day 500 kms apart?
« on: November 18, 2012, 11:46:06 »
Can someone tell me if there's a challenge cache in the Ottawa area with the prerequisite of finding two caches in the course of one day 500 kms apart...or is it my imagination?

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Re: Challenge cache - 2 caches in one day 500 kms apart?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 12:53:05 »
2000 kms yes, Travelling Challenge Cache by ernie35 http://coord.info/GC3GH4P
500? No I don't think so...

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Re: Challenge cache - 2 caches in one day 500 kms apart?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 20:23:08 »
What was I thinking?  500 kms apart!  Phhhhh.....  This must be the one I was thinking of, and yes, I qualify.  Just have to go and find the cache. 

Thanks, bluelamb03!

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Re: Challenge cache - 2 caches in one day 500 kms apart?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 21:55:06 »
Now if only I had thought to find a cache before I took off for Singapore, and then after...

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Re: Challenge cache - 2 caches in one day 500 kms apart?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 15:18:55 »
It says on the cache page that dates prior to the publication are accepted, does anyone know an easy way to find this information?  I might have done it with the travelling I've done in the last few years.

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Re: Challenge cache - 2 caches in one day 500 kms apart?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 21:07:25 »
The way I would do it is in GSAK.   I would sort my finds by date found and then check the kilometers column to see if you have two on the same day with distance apart.   

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It says on the cache page that dates prior to the publication are accepted, does anyone know an easy way to find this information?  I might have done it with the travelling I've done in the last few years.

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Re: Challenge cache - 2 caches in one day 500 kms apart?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 22:16:24 »
The GSAk FindStatGen Macro does that for you.

Maximum distance in a day:    688 km - 9 caches, on 17/08/2008
Note: includes locationless caches.

Unfortunately, you can see that I have never cached and flown and cached... so far...

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Re: Challenge cache - 2 caches in one day 500 kms apart?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2012, 07:59:22 »
Unfortunately that feature won't work for me because I have locationless caches in my found history, from back in 2004.  I will play with GSAK and try to exclude those from my stats to see if there is anything extra. Sadly I don't think I have done this either.

I should be able to complete this in January however when I go to Flordia.

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Re: Challenge cache - 2 caches in one day 500 kms apart?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 10:25:56 »
Graciious, you can tell GSAK to exclude Locationless in the Options section, they will still count against your grand total but not in your distances and such.

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Re: Challenge cache - 2 caches in one day 500 kms apart?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2012, 14:34:51 »
Thanks Binrat, I'll play with the numbers tonight.  I don't think I'll qualify.   Also, Ottawa to Flordia is only 1943 kms apart so I'll have to travel somewhere else to make the distance go beyond the 2000 required.  bummer.