After looking at some of the other Alphanumeric Challenge caches that had been placed I tweeked it and placed one out in my area (Hershey, PA). The only difference with my version is I do not allow cache finds from before the active date of the cache (10/18/09), so that means any finds that a cacher gets after 10/18/09 will count towards the challenge. I did this to make a challenge for both new and seasoned cachers.
I'm creating this forum thread for cachers to discuss both mine and the other versions of the Alphanumeric Challenge. I know sometimes a certain letter or a certain number may be hard to find. Well you can ask for help here.
A little background into myself. I have Asthma and alot of joint issues with both my knees and shoulders so alot of long distance hike caches are not always my thing. I love solving puzzles and working on challenges. I challenge myself both mentally and physically everyday. Along with this I have 2 wonderful daughters who go with me on my geocaching adventures. One of my daughters sufferes from Asperger's Syndrome and I have found that geocaching helps focus some of her energy and having puzzles keeps her challenged also.
Now before you go off on a rant about why not allow previous finds from those who may have thousands of finds. I just want to say again, I wanted a challenge that is level and fair for both new and old cachers alike. I myself am working on my own cache even though I will not get a smiley out of it. In my eyes, it's still a challenge.
Thank you and enjoy this thread.
This post has been edited by Odie442: 20 October 2009 - 10:13 AM