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majii
12-19-2011, 02:33 PM
Would anybody out there who's completed the Arkansas DeLorme challenge be willing to adopt the cache from me? I just don't have a lot of time for doing the verification any more.

Ashallond
12-19-2011, 09:14 PM
I do want to thank you for making a cache that has driven me for a long, long timie to finish. Sort of hard to do from Fort Smith, but I'm 3/4s of the way there.

captaincooder
12-21-2011, 01:38 AM
I've heard rumors that the final is located somewhere in the central part of the state. Would this be accurate?

I have only the dreaded Grid #53 to go. I actually started the challenge on my own, without knowing there was an official Arkansas challenge. I had heard about it going on in other states, and it was just a personal goal of my own. Not knowing there were official rules, I claimed Grid #53 on a cache in Rosedale, MS. Of course, this falls outside of state boundaries, so one day I'll visit Blytheville while on a trip to Memphis or St. Louis.

DaTexanBoy
12-21-2011, 05:48 AM
What all entails keeping up with this? Inbox me. I would be interested.

MathSeeker
12-21-2011, 04:37 PM
Majii has graciously allowed me to adopt the DeLorme Challenge. It is a very worthy challenge and I encourage all of you to complete it in conjunction with the Parkcaches and the County Challenge.

Happy caching!

DaTexanBoy
12-21-2011, 05:15 PM
Awesome Mathseeker! Razz007 and I have actually made the goal for 2012 of completing this, Parkcaches and county challenge. So far I have 18 of the Delorme pages including page 53. :). Razz and I are actually going to be working on this Dec 31st on our 2nd annual New Years eve caching run, starting at Pea Ridge and ending in Texarkana by way of hwy 71.

captaincooder
12-21-2011, 08:03 PM
I remember my NEA New Year's cache run a couple of years ago. Lots of DeLorme grids, ParkCaches, Counties, and the finale of hitting my millenium mark. The ice and snow doubled the challenge, but man, what a good time. Only wish I had known about that grid 53 problem at the time.

DaTexanBoy
12-21-2011, 08:07 PM
Yeah, luckily when we went earlier this year, while I was still in a walking boot from my ankle surgery, I told Razz while we were doing our 4 state run, that I had to get one near Blytheville, so I didn't have to go all the way back out there to get page 53.

thefab5willisclan
12-25-2011, 12:42 AM
The fab5 now have 28 pages found allready, thanks to my job that puts me all over the state.

Coon&Bud
12-27-2011, 01:47 PM
I have added a few on my travels over Thanksgiving...still many to go. Coon&bud

Razz007
02-04-2012, 02:26 PM
Right after Christmas, I made a trip to Barnes & Noble and bought an Arkansas DeLorme map. We had been using DaTexanBoy's map for our trips and knew what was in it so I didn't bother to even open the book up until I got home.

When I finally opened it, I noticed something pretty signficant. The map I had was not pages 22-64 but a whopping 15-127!!!!? How did that happen!? I checked and doubled checked and concluded that the new Arkansas DeLorme now included more pages in the edition I purchased.

Daunted by this new development I brought this to MathSeeker's attention since she recently adopted the cache and this would eventually lead to some questions. She stated that a person could, at least at this time, use either version of the map but pointed out that there may not be a cache hidden on some of the pages.

To make my point, the "dreaded page 53" as it was previously mapped no longer exists. Now there are MORE dreaded pages than before. In fact, it appears as though every page on the entire east side of the page, from Blythville to Endora have only slivers of dry land. Where the original page 53 was made of of a few parts and displayed on one page, they do not do this with the new edition. Each sliver gets its own independent page. Imagine that!

I stated previously that I was daunted by this new development, but I have since embraced it with much enthusiasm. I now have a 4th state challenge in addition to the state parks, county and original AR DeLorme that MathSeeker graciously oversees now. I have started working on the new 2012 edition AR DeLorme challenge. I look at it this way. The map with the new pages is not going to cause me to drive more any more miles, it simply means that I will have more stops along the way. I'm geocaching. Isn't that the point? :)

If anybody wants to see a glimps of what the new map looks like, send a request through my profile and I will be glad to send it. Also, if anybody happens to find an updated GSAK macro or some other means of generating a list or Google Earth Layer with the new AR DeLorme map on it, I would greatly appreciate any feedback you can provide.

Thanks to all!
--Razz007

captaincooder
02-04-2012, 03:26 PM
I was thinking about upgrading, because my dog-eared and duct-taped 1997 Gazetteer and my 2011 computer software (Topo North America 9.0) seem to be just a bit off in some places. I had no idea the new version was so fundamentally different. Will send request via profile.