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Team2hunt
12-02-2006, 09:57 AM
With all the talk lately, revolvong around the recent completions of The DeLorme Challenge. Have you thought about it? It will not only challenge you, but also give you an appreciation for how big our state really is. Have you been trevelling the highways and backroads, to complete it? I was wondering how many people are attempting to complete it, or who have a notion they too might be close to getting all the maps needed to log the find. The Team has only 2 maps left 8/9. I will hopefully finish it next weekend, with a group of really close friends, and 1manteam too!

Cache Maine
12-02-2006, 10:00 AM
Cache Maine has 26 left...8/9 included...and a few odd ones that I can't believe I've missed. There's no hurry, but I would like to continue to work on it a little bit at a time.

Northwoods Explorer
12-03-2006, 08:54 PM
I don't see a lot of people signing in on GCZ3QH or is it exempt due to the size of the state? Perhaps you are saving the best for last.

dí76
12-03-2006, 08:59 PM
I don't see a lot of people signing in on GCZ3QH or is it exempt due to the size of the state? Perhaps you are saving the best for last.


That gc number takes me to a cache that is not published yet

tat
12-03-2006, 09:52 PM
I don't see a lot of people signing in on GCZ3QH or is it exempt due to the size of the state? Perhaps you are saving the best for last.


You mean GCZEQH. It is on map 70, which was exempted by the cache owner because he thought some of the maps would not be good candidates for caches. Only Team Teebow can decide if it will be added to the Challenge.

Sudonim
12-03-2006, 10:47 PM
With all the talk lately, revolvong around the recent completions of The DeLorme Challenge. Have you thought about it? It will not only challenge you, but also give you an appreciation for how big our state really is. Have you been trevelling the highways and backroads, to complete it? I was wondering how many people are attempting to complete it, or who have a notion they too might be close to getting all the maps needed to log the find. The Team has only 2 maps left 8/9. I will hopefully finish it next weekend, with a group of really close friends, and 1manteam too!
When the challenge was posted, I thought "That would take forever, too many maps left to do...". Then I started looking at what I had already done and realized that in a long day, you can cover a lot of ground, making big loops around the state. If you plan carefully so you don't have to backtrack, it makes finishing a lot easier to picture. I saw more bears in one day doing this than I have seen total in my life! I've been up more remote fire towers and been places I'd only read about. This was a great experience for me, well worth the gas!!!!

attroll
12-04-2006, 12:36 AM
You mean GCZEQH. It is on map 70, which was exempted by the cache owner because he thought some of the maps would not be good candidates for caches. Only Team Teebow can decide if it will be added to the Challenge.

Well then if map 70 has not been done then no-one has really successfully completed the Delorme Challenge then have they. Who is the first person to go to map 70 to complete a cache so that can say they have completely and successfully completed the Delorme Challenge the way it was originally indented?

dí76
12-04-2006, 08:20 AM
There have been several people meet the critia for the delorme challenge (GCW8N6)set forth by Team Teebow. If everyone that started out has met those guide lines then they have completed the challenge . As stated in the cache description, those maps are exempt for a reason not just convience sake.

attroll
12-05-2006, 03:19 AM
There have been several people meet the critia for the delorme challenge (GCW8N6)set forth by Team Teebow. If everyone that started out has met those guide lines then they have completed the challenge . As stated in the cache description, those maps are exempt for a reason not just convience sake.
But if you wanted to be do it like it was origanally intended then you should do them all.

brdad
12-05-2006, 07:12 AM
But if you wanted to be do it like it was origanally intended then you should do them all.

Just remember to jump for joy the next time you find that lamp post micro at Wally World, since that's what was originally intended for you to do. :D

While the basic premis of the series is to find all maps, sometimes there has to be exceptions, as there was in the case here. At that point, it is up to the cache placer to decide. Who knows, maybe some day every map will be part of it and future finders will have to put forth a little more effort to complete it.

Either way, it's a challenge not to be belittled because adjustments were made. Many caches' difficulty vary with the seasons or when adjustments have to be made for other reasons.

dí76
12-05-2006, 08:02 AM
But if you wanted to be do it like it was origanally intended then you should do them all.


It would be impossible to do all maps since the AWW wont allow caches in their area. And Virtuals are no longer allowed that would mean that the maps in that area would have to be place with out permission and see what that got us at the tramway cache.

tat
12-05-2006, 01:14 PM
It would be impossible to do all maps since the AWW wont allow caches in their area. And Virtuals are no longer allowed that would mean that the maps in that area would have to be place with out permission and see what that got us at the tramway cache.

Actually, this was true when the exemptions were made, but not n today. GC.com has decided to allow Earthcaches now and they may be acceptable to the AWW.


Regarless of the reasons why, a cache hider is free to make any rules they want as long as GC.com is ok with them.

attroll
12-05-2006, 02:25 PM
It would be impossible to do all maps since the AWW wont allow caches in their area. And Virtuals are no longer allowed that would mean that the maps in that area would have to be place with out permission and see what that got us at the tramway cache.
I was not saying you had to do all the maps. What I was saying is if there is a cache on that map then it could have and could be done.