I know I can bit a bit of a purist - ok, maybe more than a bit... But I don't really consider myself completing a cache until I have signed the logbook. No, it's not really a big deal. It's pretty much guaranteed after you find all the maps you will be signing the actual log. It's just how you want to interpret the word "completed".
I've seen it done on other Delorme Challenges and it probably has happened on other longer and tougher series or multicaches. Lee and I will soon be completing our requirements to log the Maine Delorme Challenge. I am not going to consider it completed until I get verification I have met the requirements and am given further instructions to get to and sign that logbook, and then do just that.
If someone finds all the stages but to a multi, my Battleship cache for example - I don't think many people would consider they have completed the cache until they make it to the final. Is the Delorme Challenge any different?
For those that have completed the challenge, what date do you consider you completed it, the day you logged your last map, or the day you signed the logbook?
I suppose some ultra purists would say not until it is logged online, but for me - it's when I sign the cache logbook. And my log online will be dated that same day, regardless of what day I actually log online.