If you found a geocache on May 2nd this year you would have earned a souvenir to celebrate 15 years of geocaching and to unlock your challenge for this summer. The souvenir text read as follows ...
for celebrating 15 Years of Geocaching with us! On May 2, 2000, the
United States government disabled selective availability—increasing the
accuracy of civilian GPS devices. The very next day, May 3, the first
geocache was hidden. Now it's time to discover your Geocaching Road Trip
'15 mission. Between June 19 and September 2, find five souvenirs to
unlock a special sixth souvenir. Check out the Geocaching Blog for
Over the next few months, we’ll all be going on a
geocaching journey to celebrate 15 years of geocaching. You’ll have the
opportunity to complete five geocaching quests, each of which will earn
you a special souvenir for your geocaching profile. Complete all five
and you’ll earn a sixth, extra special souvenir.
After each quest begins, you’ll be able to complete it and earn your souvenir until September 2, 2015. So pack your bag, load up on snacks and set your road trip playlist, because here are your quests and their start dates:
Well, tomorrow is the first active day of the challenge.
- June 19 – Sept 2: Find a geocache with 10 or more Favorite Points
- July 3 – Sept 2: Attend an Event, Mega-Event or Giga-Event
- July 17 – Sept 2: Find a T5 or D5 geocache
- July 31 – Sept 2: Find an EarthCache or attend a CITO
- August 14 – Sept 2: Find a Mystery Cache
Again, poshrule always has an event in July, so that one is ticked off with Yaxley Summer Soirée on 18th July.
Then for stage 4 I have a short lunchtime trip out for tele's Litlington Clunch Pit which I had saved for just such a purpose :)
Finally, I could wait until after August 14 to find stage 3 as that is also a Mystery cache but I've decided to grab Mick's A double 366 Challenge to complete that stage.
So, what is everyone else going to do? Well I can easily set up 4 of the stages for another event in August in Alconbury, I'm just struggling on the Earthcache/CITO challenge. Keep your eyes peeled!