Monday, 13 October 2014

Earthcache month and Challenges

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This month on the 12th Groundspeak was giving away a souvineer if you find and log an Earthcache.
Earthcaches bring you to  cool places to learn about our earth!!

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An EarthCache is a special geological location people can visit to learn about a unique feature of the Earth. EarthCache pages include a set of educational notes along with coordinates. Visitors to EarthCaches can see how our planet has been shaped by geological processes, how we manage its resources and how scientists gather evidence. Typically, to log an EarthCache, you will have to provide answers to questions by observing the geological location. For more information about EarthCaches visit

As you can see, I got mine!!!


 Trip to Vancouver Island

I had to go over to Vancouver Island to take care of some business, so of course I grabbed a few caches while over there. Found a cache that had a cool rock formation near it. I always wonder how things like this become to exist in nature.
Balancing Rock

 Challenge Caches

On the way back from the island I stopped to grab a challenge cache that I completed the requirements for some time ago. It was called North 49 Degrees Latitude Challenge
*To successfully complete this challenge, you must find at least one cache for every minute of North 49 degrees latitude. For example, for Minute 00, you would need to have found a cache between N49 00.000 and N49 00.999. For Minute 01, you would need to have found a cache between N49 01.000 and N49 01.999 and so on. Once you have successfully found a cache for every minute, (a total of 60)you could find this challenge cache and sign the log.
They could be from anywhere in the world as long as they were within the 49th parallel.
My list of 60 caches spanned as far east as the Alberta border and west to Vancouver Island.
North 49 deg. Latitude Challenge
I am still working on a similar challenge called West122 Degrees Longitude Challenge
I still need a few more caches to complete the requirements before I can log the challenge cache. I also came across another challenge cache that looks interesting called The Pyramid Scheme Challenge 
You have one calendar month to find a total of 21 caches that form a pyramid. Each row of the pyramid must contain the same cache type. You must find 1 of one type, 2 of a different type, 3 of yet another type and so on. Your pyramid will have 6 levels (21 caches total). Here is one possible example: 

I have already started to gain caches for the month of October towards completing this challenge. I will see how it goes. So far as of Oct. 13th I have filled the bottom row with traditional caches, 5th row I have 4 out of 5 puzzle caches, 4th row 2 out of 4 Multi caches, 3rd row complete as well with 3 earthcaches, 2nd row I have 1 out of 2 Letterbox caches, and up top I need 1 Virtual cache. Read next month to see if I complete it!!! I may switch the 3rd row(Earthcache) and 4th row(multi) as it seems I have been trouble with multi caches. lol
NOTE: On Thanksgiving(Oct 13) after publishing this blog in the morning, I was able to grab a virtual in the afternoon for the top row!!!

Well that's it for this month
Keep on caching and Have an awesome Thanksgiving!!!
Chris Yuill


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