Monday will start a new arc, but I thought I should finish the geocaching 101 comics with this one. I know many people who obsess about their hobbies- that’s what makes them a geek. Someone who spends every minute worrying about their fantasy football team, or car, or comics or… you get the idea. Sadly geocaching can create Pavlovian responses in some – the email comes that a cache has been published and there is nothing they can do except think about finding that cache. There are those who cannot drive to the grocery (or the local pizza place) without taking a side trip to find a cache. Sometimes these side trips can me miles out of their way. We all know those who are “die-hard” when it comes to their hobbies… caching is no different.
For many it all starts with a challenge… A challenge cache is one that you can only log if you have met certain requirements. The first of these to my knowledge were dealing with numbers… find so many traditional caches, so many virtuals, etc. Then cam the day challenges cache for so many days in row- right now the biggie around here is the 366 day challencge- you have to show that you have found a cache for every day on the calendar.
The two challenges sited here were the Indiana Virtual Challenge in which you had to log all the virtuals in Indiana. There was only one left on most people’s list and the road was washed out… so to make sure Sue could be FTF we hiked out to it, before they opened the road.
The other was the 100 day challenge… Sue decided to start this challenge in the fall which meant finishing it in the dead of winter. The trick is to save some for nearby… which she had- that still doesn’t help when it’s a snow day because all the roads in the county are considered impassible. Sue’s last cache for that was “100 days of cursing Professor Zoom” placed by Cecil near enough so she would be guaranteed to get it. For a complete list of challenges in Indiana visit IndianaGeocaching.com