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Re: What Challenge Cache are you currently 'working' toward?
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2016, 10:18:01 »
Personally, I highly doubt they will do anything about the existing challenge caches.  They will likely get grandfathered into "existing", and any future challenge caches will likely have a new icon (if they do that at all).  Just like before Mystery caches existed, they left it up to the owners of trads and multis to change their icon themselves.  Groundspeak has always (ok, not always, but...) touted that they are simply the cache page hosting provider and reviewer of placed caches, but that the content of the description and the container itself is "owned" by the person who placed it.  Reviewers will not change a cache page, including the icon, D/T, description, etc... unless specifically requested to do so by the cache owner.  If they blanket change someone's icon without asking them, I bet there will be a lot more angry fallout to deal with.

That said, I do hope challenges continue, in whatever form they choose.  I suspect if they do survive, they will ONLY if verifiable using the stats available at their site. 

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Re: What Challenge Cache are you currently 'working' toward?
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2016, 00:38:44 »
From what I understand, they are grandfathering the existing challenge caches, and enforcing a challenge checker on project-gc.com for all new publications.
Further details to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=338632
http://project-gc.com/Home/FAQ#3082063764

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Re: What Challenge Cache are you currently 'working' toward?
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2016, 21:01:30 »
The summer looms before us, and a extra long weekend is beckoning.....

The wife and I are on the road this Canada Day weekend, to Rochester New York, to qualify for two challenge caches. The first is "Cross Border Caching Challenge: Gettin' Fizzy", http://coord.info/GC4W9FE, a cache I found back in September 2014 but only now can qualify for - if I find 7 caches in the Rochester to Buffalo area.... Only seven finds needed, and there's at least two of each D/T combination available to find so I have high hopes.

The other challenge I hope to qualify for is one I haven't found yet, but a trip is in the planning stage - "Well Rounded Cacher (The Fizzy Challenge)" by Kealia, http://coord.info/GC11E8N, down in San Jose California. I only need two finds for that challenge, and both D/T combinations are available in northern New York!

Stay tuned.....

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Re: What Challenge Cache are you currently 'working' toward?
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2016, 20:39:22 »
Update on the Rochester NY road-trip:

I found the two caches needed to qualify for the "Well Rounded Cacher (The Fizzy Challenge)" by Kealia, http://coord.info/GC11E8N
Both were classic long hikes into interesting spots and a big container at the end.

The other challenge, the "Cross Border Caching Challenge: Gettin' Fizzy", http://coord.info/GC4W9FE, proved more elusive. I found five of the D/T combos I needed, but I either DNF'd or did not attempt the other two combinations. Still  work in progress.....

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Re: What Challenge Cache are you currently 'working' toward?
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2016, 21:43:32 »
The weekend of November 11th to 13th took me and Mr. Packrat on a "challenging" Michigan road-trip! This trip was all about finding enough caches to qualify for four challenge caches I'd already found:

I needed 8 more 5/5 caches to log a find on "Morton Creek Challenge Series: 55 5/5s", GC6QG66, and I found 11 5/5 Challenge Caches!
I needed 3 Wherigo caches with specific D/T ratings to log a find on "Morton Creek Challenge Series: 30 Spots / 6 Types", GC6QG1E, and we found 4!
I needed a find in one more State to claim a find on "Carni Challenge Trail: 25 Provinces/States" https://coord.info/GC4ZTD6, so we detoured into Indiana to find "Indiana's First", GC93, on the way home.
I needed 6 finds at specific distances from my home coordinates for "Défi 0 ... 500", GC312JF, and we found them all!
 
Along the way we also found two webcams, one in Michigan and one in Ohio, three virtual caches, one in Michigan, one in Indiana  and one in Ohio, and the oldest caches in Indiana and Ohio too! As added bonuses I also found my 22,000th cache and completed my 18th Fizzy Grid.

Almost as epic a trip as Michel-Angelo and Happyheartcacher's sweep through the area back in June!

Long days on the road, but very satisfying. Is anyone planning a caching roadtrip?

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