Forum software has been updated!
  • If you subscribed to Digests, click your name on the top right, then User Control Panel, then Digests tab and resubscribe.

"Wheel of Challenges" promotion

What's New And Exciting in Geocaching
Post Reply
User avatar
PatientRock
Former MGS Officer
Posts: 302
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:10 am
10
Contact:

"Wheel of Challenges" promotion

Post by PatientRock »

Geocaching HQ's "Wheel of Challenges" has landed on its first result: https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2023/03 ... challenges
Suttymonks
MGS Member
Posts: 23
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:26 pm
6
Location: Frederick, MD

Re: "Wheel of Challenges" promotion

Post by Suttymonks »

Hi Everyone -- We would love some input from the group if you have any to share.

We have a new puppy. He is almost done getting all of his shots. We have 2 main ones left to take care of, the most concerning being Lyme #2. This means we are not comfortable with him being on the trail yet. He won't be getting the second shot until the monthly challenge deadline is up and we'll be out of luck.

With this new Wheel of Challenges, if we wanted to try and achieve the "Hard" level, we are going to need to find either a dense urban area (we did a pocket of hides by Georick402 down I-270 for another challenge a while back) or a power trail along a roadside. We do not want to take the puppy on the WMRT, the C&O Canal or the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal (near Chesapeake City, MD), etc. because of ticks and he's little... it would not work because his stamina is not quite there.

If you have any suggestions for a quick way to knock this challenge out, we're all ears. We're basically looking for park and grabs on a route. We've just mostly emptied our local hunting grounds and are stuck. Many thanks, Suttymonks
littleblkdog
Former MGS Officer
Posts: 451
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:47 pm
12

Re: "Wheel of Challenges" promotion

Post by littleblkdog »

I would consider adventure labs. Every stage counts for a :-) and one geocache for this particular challenge. On I 70 a bunch of them were just released that you can get from either rest area near the Appalachian Trail. That should help quite a bit. I also think there are some in the Maryland rest areas and there are definitely some in the Delaware rest areas that could be of use as well.
aegir101
MGS Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:15 pm
3
Location: Kensington, MD

Re: "Wheel of Challenges" promotion

Post by aegir101 »

Gr8Caches put a ton of letterboxes on guardrails in Washington Co. It could push your numbers up high in a few hours. Likewise there is a boatload of whereigos in Charles Co, you could grab 30-50 easily on way to Chuck Co CAM and St Marys Co CAM.

Congrats on the pup.
TheLoneBaker
MGS Member
Posts: 112
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:38 pm
12
Location: Silver Spring, MD

Re: "Wheel of Challenges" promotion

Post by TheLoneBaker »

The rest area on I70 has 125 adventure lab stages. One could easily get 100 finds in under 30 minutes by simply parking at the rest area.
User avatar
PatientRock
Former MGS Officer
Posts: 302
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:10 am
10
Contact:

Re: "Wheel of Challenges" promotion

Post by PatientRock »

The Wheel of Challenges has been spun! The round 2 results which start on May 1: https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2023/04 ... hallenges/
User avatar
PatientRock
Former MGS Officer
Posts: 302
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:10 am
10
Contact:

Re: "Wheel of Challenges" promotion

Post by PatientRock »

The Wheel of Challenges has finishing spinning around, and has landed on its third challenge: https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2023/05 ... challenges
TheLoneBaker
MGS Member
Posts: 112
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:38 pm
12
Location: Silver Spring, MD

Re: "Wheel of Challenges" promotion

Post by TheLoneBaker »

Additionally, the Delaware rest area on I-95 has 80 easy and quick lab adventures you can claim as well.

70 are from the rest area itself, the other 10 are from 2 adventures near the rest area that are actually reachable from the rest area.
User avatar
PatientRock
Former MGS Officer
Posts: 302
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:10 am
10
Contact:

Re: "Wheel of Challenges" promotion

Post by PatientRock »

The Wheel of Challenges demands that you go streaking!

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2023/06 ... challenges
User avatar
PatientRock
Former MGS Officer
Posts: 302
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:10 am
10
Contact:

Re: "Wheel of Challenges" promotion

Post by PatientRock »

The final spin of the "Wheel of Challenges" has geocachers, from September 4–October 1, attending events and Cache-In-Trash-Out clean-ups.

Learn more: https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2023/08 ... -challenge
Post Reply