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Caching => General Caching => Topic started by: Griff Grof on March 25, 2019, 01:58:26 pm

Title: Cache Carnival
Post by: Griff Grof on March 25, 2019, 01:58:26 pm
Six souvenirs are up for grabs from today until April 14th.

To earn the first five, youíve got to accumulate points on your leaderboard (previously Friend League). You get more points for finding caches with a high number of favourite points.

There are also 25 points up for grabs if you receive a favourite point on one of your own caches.

The sixth souvenir can be earnt by attending an official Creation Celebrations event.

More info and FAQs here (https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2019/02/cache-carnival-faqs/?fbclid=IwAR122AVH_Bhxw7cIVKSWLSRlkEGKmWcXGWJZshVJVwjYTLrEC0leDItjLh0)

What do you think about this souvenir challenge? I think itís a good idea as it promotes quality and creative caches above standard film pots and bisons.

Feel free to share your progress here as the Carnival progresses.
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: Gackt on March 27, 2019, 08:43:20 pm
Souvenirs have never really gotten me exited. This though I think is generally a step in the right direction. It's even possible for people who rarely find caches, but who own some high quality ones to get a souvenir for their previous efforts in putting out great hides with people awarding them fav points.
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: Hogshunters on March 29, 2019, 10:20:27 pm
We have already got 4 of the souvenirs and don't know how we got them! Doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to us as we weren't even trying.
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: Griff Grof on March 30, 2019, 09:30:31 am
Iíve got 3 so far and havenít even been out caching! Thatís just from favourite points on a couple of my own caches.
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: walktall on April 01, 2019, 12:13:46 am
"What do you think about this souvenir challenge?"

To be polite - rubbish, you could have stopped caching and earn all the souvenirs - who thought this bit of rubbish up :(

You might guess what I think of these  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: Griff Grof on April 01, 2019, 02:14:23 pm
you could have stopped caching and earn all the souvenirs

Exactly.

Itís also problematic as you could persuade others to add favourite points to your caches so that you earn the souvenirs quickly  :o >:( - most will play by the rules, but still, itís not very well thought out!
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: walktall on April 02, 2019, 12:36:30 am
I've now got 4 out of the 5, just with standard caching i.e. not trying to earn these souvenirs. Not sure if any if from Fav Points.

I'm trying to clear all caches up to 14 miles away 8) I've got 73 to go but nine of them are missing :( another one involves climbing gear and two puzzles I've not got a clue how to work out :o :(
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: Griff Grof on April 03, 2019, 10:17:55 am
I'm trying to clear all caches up to 14 miles away 8) I've got 73 to go but nine of them are missing :( another one involves climbing gear and two puzzles I've not got a clue how to work out :o :(

Are two of the ones youíre referring to GC815D5 (https://coord.info/GC815D5) and GC83QQA (https://coord.info/GC83QQA)?  :D
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: walktall on April 05, 2019, 10:33:25 am
Are two of the ones youíre referring to GC815D5 (https://coord.info/GC815D5) and GC83QQA (https://coord.info/GC83QQA)?  :D

Yes, GC815D5 - Really Side Tracked, Hook Norton (https://coord.info/GC815D5), you even have to climb to get the final co-ordinates as I've been and looked :) and GC83QQA- CQ CQ Moon Bounce (https://coord.info/GC83QQA) I've tried a few guesses but out of ideas.

The other puzzle is GC3WYMN- Tactically Clever Placing (https://coord.info/GC3WYMN) and I've found over the years finding the CO's caches, our brains are wired differently :o
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: JimJinks on April 07, 2019, 10:03:20 am

The other puzzle is GC3WYMN- Tactically Clever Placing (https://coord.info/GC3WYMN) and I've found over the years finding the CO's caches, our brains are wired differently :o

Have a look here https://www.gaijin.at/en/infos/port-numbers-1-499 which may point you in the right direction.
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: walktall on April 07, 2019, 11:29:57 pm
Cheers  8)
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: walktall on April 12, 2019, 10:26:50 am
Well, it's got three days to run and out of the 418 points I've got so far, 300 are from FP's awarded to some of my caches :)

So, I could have sat at home and got four souvenirs :o Not sure what the lesson is here :( For me, it has been the good weather that I've been out caching, not because of souvenirs - O and the usual FTF rush with a new month ;)
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: Griff Grof on April 14, 2019, 01:18:49 pm
Iíve not done very well as Iíve only had time to find the odd cache, and only received a couple of fave points due to a low number of finds on my caches as theyíre all several years old now.

I preferred the previous souvenir challenges that encouraged you to find different types of caches, like the Roadtrip in summer 2015. The Planetary Pursuit was a proper challenge, but again was at the wrong time of year for me to fully complete it :(
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: Gackt on April 14, 2019, 07:42:24 pm
Iíve not done very well as Iíve only had time to find the odd cache, and only received a couple of fave points due to a low number of finds on my caches as theyíre all several years old now.

Just taken a look at my "leaderboard". You've done better than I have  ;D The only fav points I got awarded were for a cache I adopted, and like your that cache has been out a long time.

Noticed Pir8sOld&New beat us both, without finding any. And Leonards193 blew us away by having been given fav points as they have hidden a huge amount of caches.
Title: Re: Cache Carnival
Post by: walktall on April 15, 2019, 07:18:47 am
The Planetary Pursuit was a proper challenge

By far the best souvenir, in my humble opinion  :)