The California ABC Challenge is located in Orange County, California. When I noticed it, I had a fair start on the 26 required caches–A through Z–but picking up some of the less common letters did take some work. Once I had all the caches, I tried to find the actual cache, but came up empty. It was trickier to find than I thought.
It was several months before I was in the area of the cache again. This time, I had a few extra hints about the location of the cache, so it was a fairly quick find.
I’m in Utah for the finalization of the adoption of our granddaughter, Emerson. I noticed another ABC Challenge–An Alphabet Soup Challenge for Utah. It has the same requirements–to find caches with initial letters in their names from A through Z. There is a macro attached to help determine if the challenge is completed. The macro only sorts Utah-based caches. When I ran it, I learned that I was only missing an X-cache. While any set of caches can be used, I was surprised that I almost qualified with Utah-only caches.
I picked up An Alphabet Soup Challenge for Utah on a very windy afternoon today. The find was my 303rd find in Utah. I’ll keep my eyes out for a Utah cache that begins with X so I’ll have a Utah-only ABC streak.