There are a variety of challenges out there in the geocaching world. Delorme, County, Fizzy, and the Cache Across America series are examples that many cachers have grown familiar with. I am currently working on completing a Fizzy Challenge. On July 4th Weekend, 2008, I finished the Nebraska Delorme and County Challenges, and signed the logs on September 13th at the 5th Annual Kearney Picnic.
For those not familiar with these challenges, let’s recap. The county challenge is simple enough. Find a cache in every county in a particular state. The Delorme requires finding a cache on every page of a state’s Delorme Atlas, a readily available atlas at bookstores, retail stores, and even gas stations. The Fizzy challenge requires finding one cache of each Difficulty/Terrian combination, including one of each type of cache. This one requires exactly 81 finds, which is why my buddies and I call it “The 81”.
So what’s next? Right now, I’m working on a streak. This means I’m trying to see how many days in a row I can find a cache. I’m currently up to 49 days in a row cached. I am continually working on Delorme/County challenges and Missouri is the state I am focusing on right now.
Recently, I completed an ICONIC DAY CHALLENGE. While I have completed the requirements for the challenge, I have not found one placed by another person yet. This challenge requires cachers to find a certain number of different cache types in one day. I hit 10 types in one day. Most require between 4 and 6 types. My goal in completing the requirements is to prove that I could do it before I created the challenge for the Kansas City area.
There are lots of other unique ideas out there: Quad Challenges, Zip Code Challenges, Alphabetic & Alphanumerica challenges, & 555 challenges are some. I’m sure there are others I haven’t seen yet as well. For now, I’m just going to keep working on the Fizzy challenge and the Delorme/County Challenges. Those are the big ones.
I’ve posted the following images to display my progress with various challenges:
1. Nebraska County Challenge – Finished, Map is dated July 26th, 2008
2. Fizzy Challenge
3. Nebraska Delorme Challenge – Finished, map is dated July 26th, 2008