Life as a Geocacher

Caching and Reviewing

This is made up of stories from my caching and my reviewing.  It is a collection of those along with comments and thoughts.  Photos, and maps of some adventures and lists of some of the oldest caches.

Challenge -vs- Bonus caches

Sometimes you will see me refer to a Challenge cache or a Bonus cache in my communication.  I hope these definitions help clear things up.

Challenge :  A challenge cache has a set of geoaching related requirements, Highpoints, Delorme, Fizzy, are all different kinds of challenges that push you in different ways.  In order to put out a challenge it must meet a few requirements.  A challenge must be geocaching related, it cannot be for the cacher that is setting up the challenges caches, and the cache owner must take on the responsibility to verify in some way.
    So Bob cannot say,"Find all of my caches" or "find all 20 of my caches in my pretty flower group" before you can log this cache. Normally he cannot say find all of sues caches either, or find 12 of sues pretty flower caches.  In some caches a cacher has so many caches that saying "find 40 caches by sue" may be allowed, but those should be reviewed on a case by case basis.
    You have to be willing to verify those challenges,  usually this may be a screenshot of the accomplishment, a bookmark, or listing the caches in the log.

Bonus:  A bonus cache might be the end of a group or a series.  It cannot be at the given location, and must have clues in the other containers, and is listed as a mystery  Also, if someone signs the logbook, by stumbling across it, or by being shown its location, you cannot delete the logs for not completing the series.  In that aspect it is much like a puzzle.  If someone finds it and signs the log, the cache may be logged.

I hope that clears those up.  If there area questions feel free to contact me.  Or if I need to clear some misconceptions up.


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