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The Well Rounded Cacher

Welcome to The Well Rounded Cacher Game

The game runs from 01-Nov-2008 00:00:01 to 31-Jan-2009 23:59:59.


The fun has Concluded.

In February 2008 episode 25 of the Geotalk Podcast had a small segment on a concept called The Well Rounded Cacher. The general idea was that while some people will aim for high find counts or high hide counts, there was a different way to measure your geocaching roundness called The Well Rounded Cacher.

In simple terms it measures the number of finds you have made broken down by combination of difficulty / terrain. The Well Rounded Cacher would be someone who has achieved a cache in every possible combination of difficulty and terrain. i.e. A 1/1 cache, a 1/1.5 cache, a 1/2 cache and so on up the level of difficulty and terrain combinations. There are a total of 81 difficulty and terrain combinations which means that this is no mean feat to accomplish.

This game is simple in its construct. During the game period you are required to find a cache that fits every possible combination of difficulty and terrain.

This is a significant challenge as not everyone is physically capable of achieving a 5/5 cache. In some regions there are some difficulty / terrain slots that are not yet available which adds an additional level of impossibility to the game, unless you travel significant distances to find the difficulty / terrain challenge you are missing in your own region.

To counter that impossibility and make the game accessible to as many people as possible there are 3 levels of challenge in this game. See the rules for more specifics.

The 3/3 Rounded Cacher

  • Achieve all possible difficulty / terrain combinations up to difficulty 3 and terrain 3
    Total of 25 caches

The 4/4 Rounded Cacher

  • Achieve all possible difficulty / terrain combinations up to difficulty 4 and terrain 4
    Total of 49 caches

The Well Rounded Cacher

  • Achieve all possible difficulty / terrain combinations up to difficulty 5 and terrain 5
    Total of 81 caches

There are token prizes on offer for those who achieve status of A Well Rounded Cacher.

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Enjoy the game.