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Challenge caches are back!

New and Improved Guidelines for Challenge Caches – from geocaching.com

Challenge Caches!Last Spring, geocaching.com paused accepting submissions for new challenge caches to collect data and reevaluate the impact they have on the game. New challenge caches can now be submitted in accordance with the updated Challenge Cache Guidelines.

The new framework for challenge caches was shaped by feedback from geocachers and Community Volunteer Reviewers around the world. Hundreds of geocachers took part in our User Insights Forum and nearly 20,000 of you also completed our survey on challenge caches. With all of this data in hand, we set about building a framework that we hope will allow challenge caches to continue and thrive. You can read all about the process on the Geocaching Blog.

Here are the key points:
– One of the most significant changes is that all future challenge caches must include a web-based challenge checker.
– The guidelines were updated with the goal of eliminating many of the issues that caused problems during the review process.

See all of the changes made to the Challenge Cache Guidelines here. We’re happy to know that challenge caches will continue to inspire people around the world to achieve exciting geocaching goals!

P.S. Wondering what a challenge cache is? Challenge caches allow geocache owners to create “challenges” you have to accomplish before you can log a specific geocache, like meeting the challenge of finding a geocache on every day of the year. Learn more here.

Ring in the New Year with Geocaching

New Year’s is a holiday celebrated by people all over the world. Whether you celebrate by eating grapes (like in Spain) or decorating your home (as they do in Japan), New Year’s is a time to remember the past year and welcome the next.

 This year, you are invited to say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016 with two new geocaching souvenirs. Find a geocache or attend an event on December 31 to earn the Goodbye 2015 souvenir. Then, start your year off right with the Hello 2016 souvenir, which can be earned by finding a geocache or attending an event on January 1.

Check out these 5 tips for planning the ultimate geocaching New Year’s party

Vote for the Florida Trail

Let’s rally and raise the votes!

superiortrails.michelobultra.com/trails/7 
We’re in the home stretch, and have 6 days to take 2nd.

We think its time for a TRAIL CHALLENGE: Share this post with 5 friends, and encourage them to do the same. Let’s multiply our votes! With your help we’ll secure a grant to restore a storm-damaged boardwalk in the St. Marks NWR.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

 

CAN WE VOTE EVERY DAY?   

Yes! You can vote once a day, every day for the Florida Trail.

If you don’t vote, we won’t win. Verify your email address today to show the trail community that the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) matters. Your votes will help us build a boardwalk and close a 10 mile gap in the FNST.

DO I NEED TO GIVE MY BIRTHDAY?   

To enter the Michelob Ultra site, you must prove that you are 21+. This information is only used to enter the contest site, and is NOT tied to your entry.   

 

WILL I GET SPAMMED BY MICHELOB ULTRA? 

Never. There is a check box below the entry form. If this box is unchecked, you WILL NOT receive any spam mail from our sponsors. It is unchecked by default.

HOW TO SHARE?  

It’s easy to share our project with your friends!

Cut and paste the sample text into an email or social network.

 

EMAIL AND FACEBOOK SAMPLE TEXT:
The Florida Trail Association is in a contest to win $25,000. This funding will be used to build a boardwalk and close a gap on the Florida Trail (FNST).
Please help them win this grant by voting at superiortrails.michelobultra.com once per day, every day. The contest runs until 10/31 and every vote counts!

 

Your vote helps protect and maintain the Florida National Scenic Trail!

PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAP

PuzzleGet your brain ready. You can earn ta souvenir beginning August 14 by finding a Mystery Cache.

HIGH-FIVE FOR THE EARTH

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The geocaching game board, aka the Earth, is pretty awesome. Learn about it by finding an EarthCache or clean it up by attending a CITO event beginning July 31 to earn another souvenir.

Extreme Caching

LET’S GET EXTREME!

Sometimes you just have to get your adrenaline flowing or your mind racing. Find a Terrain 5 or Difficulty 5 geocache beginning July 17 to earn a souvenir.

Geocaching Event

EventsAttend a Geocaching Event and meet geocachers between Jul 3 and September 2 and earn a new souvenir

Question of the Day

Ammo Can or Large Lock N’ Lock?

Question of the Day

What has been the best Challenge Geocache you have found? (not the geocaching challenges that “replaced” virtuals)