Help Table of Contents
What Does This Site Do?
Instructions
      First off!
      Creating a MyGeocachingProfile.com Account
      Downloading Your Pocket Query From Geocaching.com
      Uploading Your Pocket Query to MyGeocachingProfile.com
      Building Your Profile
      Previewing Your Profile and Exporting It To Geocaching.com
      Updating Your Profile
FAQs / Troubleshooting
      Errors After Uploading My Finds PQ
      My Finds PQ Won't Upload
      Not Seeing My Latest Stats
      Problems Signing In
      My Action and Photo Challenges Aren't Showing
      Request for a DeLorme Map
      Wrong Cache Find Dates
Information About Profile Sections
      Traveling Caches
      GeoAchievement Badges
      My AL DeLorme Progress
      My AR DeLorme Progress
      My AZ DeLorme Progress
      My CA DeLorme Progress (Northern)
      My CA DeLorme Progress (Southern/Central)
      My CO DeLorme Progress
      My CT DeLorme Progress
      My DE DeLorme Progress
      My GA DeLorme Progress
      My IA DeLorme Progress
      My ID DeLorme Progress
      My IL DeLorme Progress
      My IN DeLorme Progress
      My KS DeLorme Progress
      My KY DeLorme Progress
      My LA DeLorme Progress
      My MA DeLorme Progress
      My MD/DE DeLorme Progress
      My ME DeLorme Progress
      My MI DeLorme Progress
      My MN DeLorme Progress
      My MO DeLorme Progress
      My MS DeLorme Progress
      My MT DeLorme Progress
      My NC DeLorme Progress
      My ND DeLorme Progress
      My NE DeLorme Progress
      My NH DeLorme Progress
      My NM DeLorme Progress
      My NV DeLorme Progress
      My NJ DeLorme Progress
      My NY DeLorme Progress
      My OH DeLorme Progress
      My OK DeLorme Progress
      My OR DeLorme Progress
      My PA DeLorme Progress
      My RI DeLorme Progress
      My SC DeLorme Progress
      My SD DeLorme Progress
      My TN DeLorme Progress
      My TX DeLorme Progress
      My UT DeLorme Progress
      My VA DeLorme Progress
      My VT DeLorme Progress
      My WA DeLorme Progress
      My WI DeLorme Progress
      My WV DeLorme Progress
      My WY DeLorme Progress
Extras
      Well Rounded Cacher Challenge
      AlphaNumeric Cacher Challenge
      AlphaNumeric Cache Name Challenge
Contact Us

What Does This Site Do?
MyGeocachingProfile.com analyzes your geocaching finds and creates a personalized profile that displays your geocaching statistics. You can set your Geocaching.com profile to display this profile so others will see your statistics when viewing your account. In addition to calculating basic statistics like find counts, the site can also show your first to finds and progress on various challenges like the DeLorme Map challenges. You'll even be rewarded special badges for stellar geocaching achievements. Check out our profile for an example of what the site can do.

Instructions

First Off!

First off before you begin, you need to be a Premium member of geocaching.com to use this service. Only Premium members can download the special "My Finds" pocket query that is needed to create a profile on this site. Sign up for a Premium membership at geocaching.com.


Creating a MyGeocachingProfile.com Account

Before you can upload your finds and start customizing your profile, create a MyGeocachingProfile.com account. The account is free and will be used to hold your uploaded geocaching finds and statistics. Use the Create Account page to getting started.


Getting Your "My Finds" Pocket Query File From Geocaching.com

Each time you want to update your profile with information about new finds, you need to go to geocaching.com and download your latest "My Finds" pocket query. This isn't a pocket query that you create yourself. Our site can't use traditional pocket queries that you customize/build with geocaching.com or other programs. This query is a special file that can be downloaded by going to the geocaching.com Build Pocket Queries page and clicking the "Add to Queue" button from the "My Finds" section in the Active Pocket Queries tab. That's it. You don't need to create a query. Just click that button. About 15 minutes later you'll get an email telling you your query is ready. You can then go to the Build Pocket Queries page again and click into the "Pocket Queries Ready For Download" tab. Your My Finds query should be there ready to be downloaded and will have all your finds.




Uploading Your "My Finds" Pocket Query to MyGeocachingProfile.com

Each time you want to update your profile, you'll need to upload your latest "My Finds" pocket query file. To upload the file, go to the Upload My Finds Pocket Query page and follow the steps in the "Upload "My Finds" Pocket Query" section. First, browse for the pocket query zip file on your computer. Then, click the Upload button and wait for the screen to refresh. Finally, wait for your file to be analyzed by the site. A green bar will advance to show you the progress.

Note: If you've already copied HTML for your profile to the geocaching.com site, then you're finished. Your profile on geocaching.com will automatically be updated.


Building Your Profile

Once your finds have been uploaded and fully analyzed you can go to the Build My Profile page to look at each profile section and decide if you want to include it in your profile. Some sections also have further settings you can customize. For example, you can indicate your FTFs, change the interval used for generating your milestone list, indicate DeLorme pages for which you've been granted special credit and much more. Remember to save any changes using the Save buttons. Your changes will be reflected in your profile the next time you upload your "My Finds" pocket query.


Previewing Your Profile and Exporting It To Geocaching.com

The final step is copying your profile information into your geocaching.com profile so that other geocachers can see it. Go to the Preiew and Export Profile page and highlight the HTML that encodes your profile. Copy this text (Ctrl+C). Then, go to http://www.geocaching.com, sign in and click on the My Account link on the left-side of the page. Click the Change link in the Profile Details section of the page. Paste the HTML into the Profile Details field. When finished, click the Save Changes button. You're done!


Updating Your Profile

To update your geocaching.com profile in the future, all you have to do is upload your latest pocket query to My Geocaching Profile.com. If you ever want to add or remove sections of your profile, you'll need to make these changes on the Build My Profile page and then re-export the HTML and copy it over to your geocaching.com profile.


FAQs / Troubleshooting
When I upload a pocket query, I get an error that it's an invalid file!

Each time you want to update your profile with information about new finds, you need to go to geocaching.com and download your latest "My Finds" pocket query. This isn't a pocket query that you create yourself. Our site can't use traditional pocket queries that you customize/build with geocaching.com or other programs. This query is a special file that can be downloaded by going to the geocaching.com Build Pocket Queries page and clicking the "Add to Queue" button from the "My Finds" section in the Active Pocket Queries tab. That's it. You don't need to create a query. Just click that button. About 15 minutes later you'll get an email telling you your query is ready. You can then go to the Build Pocket Queries page again and click into the "Pocket Queries Ready For Download" tab. Your My Finds query should be there ready to be downloaded and will have all your finds.




When I try to upload my file, the upload bar just spins or restarts. The website never even gets to start processing my stats.

If your file won't upload, first check that you're uploading a .zip file and not the .gpx file. Geocaching.com gives you a .zip file, but some web browsers like Safari will automatically "unzip" the file for you when you download it so you're left with only the .gpx file. Uncompressed .gpx files can be too large for the site to handle. To fix, either "zip" your gpx file before uploading or set your web browser so it won't unzip the file when you download it. This is very easy. Instructions to stop Safari from doing this can be found here.

I've uploaded my finds, but the site is still showing my old information!

Sometimes you upload your lastest pocket query but your profile statistics/maps don't seem to update. Or, perhaps only some of the sections update. This is a common issue because web browsers often "cache" old images locally on your computer so they don't have to reach out over the Internet and pull the new images down. This is usually a helpful trick to speed up web browsering but in this case, we want to see the newest images. To fix, just go to the webpage showing the older images (in this case your profile page) and click the Refresh button on the browser. This forces the browser to get the latest images.

I can't sign in and the site isn't giving me any error messages.

If you're trying to sign in, but the site just keeps prompting you over and over again without any errors, try clearing your "cookies" in your web browser (if you're a more advanced computer user, you can delete just the cookie for "mygeocachingprofile.com") Cookies are small files that websites save on your computer to handle signing in/out of sites. Sometimes they get corrupted and you'll have issues signing into a site until you delete the cookie and get a fresh one. If you're not sure how to clear them, take a look at this webpage which explains how to clear cookies in each web browser.

My Action and Photo Challenges aren't showing up or contributing to my stats.

Groundspeak has not yet added Challenge caches to pocket queries and therefore the My Finds PQ used by the site does not have your challenge caches. Once Groundspeak adds Challenges, we'll add Challenge stats to the site.

I'd like to see my state's DeLorme challenge added to your site!

MyGeocachingProfile.com currently has maps for about half of the DeLorme challenges. Since the site was acquired by Groundspeak, there will be only limited development on this site. However, we have passed along all of our users' fantastic development requests, including the rest of the DeLorme maps, to the Groundspeak team so they can continue development of new features and maps directly on the geocaching.com site.

Some of my cache find dates are wrong and this is throwing off my GeoStreak and Days of the Year Chart!
First, make sure you have set your timezone from the Build My Profile page's General Settings section. Once you set your timezone, re-upload your My Finds PQ and see if this fixes your date problems.

If you still have an incorrect date, it might be an issue with the information in your My Finds PQ. All once in a while we find that a My Finds PQ will have the wrong date info for a cache even after being corrected for your timezone. Groundspeak has some extra info on dates/times that isn't included in the My Finds PQ. There is one thing that fixes the problem. Go to geocaching.com and delete your original log for any caches that are registering the wrong date and then recreate the Found It logs for these caches. You should put the same "Found it" date of course so your stats stay the same, but just recreating the log is usually enough to straighten out the issue. You'll need to get the newest My Finds PQ after you make the change and then upload it to mygeocachingprofile.com to see if it worked. If you need help troubleshooting a date issue, please Contact Us and we can help.


Information About Profile Sections
Most of the profile sections are self-explanatory, but some are generated based on the specific rules of challenges. This section outlines these rules.


Traveling (Moving) Caches
Location-based sections like My Caching Radius and maps exclude any moving or traveling caches that you've found. Moving caches change location with each new finder. The finder takes the cache with them, rehides it and updates the coordinates on the cache homepage. These caches don't have a unique type on geocaching.com, but the cache page usually explains their behavior. Since you might have found a moving cache in your hometown and now it's half way across the world, these caches shouldn't be factored into your location-based stats. Please see our bookmark list of moving caches to find out which are excluded.


GeoAchievement Badges

GeoAchievement Badges are awarded by MyGeocachingProfile.com for various geocaching accomplishments.


Prolific Cacher Badge
  • 1-Star - Awarded to cachers with 100 or more caches
  • 2-Star - Awarded to cachers with 500 or more caches
  • 3-Star - Awarded to cachers with 1000 or more caches
  • 4-Star - Awarded to cachers with 2500 or more caches
  • 5-Star - Awarded to cachers with 5000 or more caches

Well-Rounded Cacher Badge
  • 1-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found 20% of terrain/difficulty combinations
  • 2-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found 40% of terrain/difficulty combinations
  • 3-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found 60% of terrain/difficulty combinations
  • 4-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found 80% of terrain/difficulty combinations
  • 5-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found 100% of terrain/difficulty combinations

All-American Cacher Badge
  • 1-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 10 states
  • 2-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 20 states
  • 3-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 30 states
  • 4-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 40 states
  • 5-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in all 50 states

Canadian Cacher Badge
  • 1-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 1 Canadian province/territory
  • 2-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 3 Canadian province/territory
  • 3-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 5 Canadian province/territory
  • 4-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 9 Canadian province/territory
  • 5-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in all 13 Canadian provinces/territories

European Cacher Badge
  • 1-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 2 European countries
  • 2-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 6 European countries
  • 3-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 11 European countries
  • 4-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 17 European countries
  • 5-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 25 European countries

World Cacher Badge
  • 1-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 5 countries
  • 2-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 10 countries 
  • 3-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 15 countries 
  • 4-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 20 countries 
  • 5-Star - Awarded to cachers who have found caches in at least 25 countries

EarthCache Badges

The Geological Society of America awards physical pins to cachers who find and create a certain amount of earthcaches. Our site shows whether or not you qualify to get a pin. The Build My Profile page has a section where you can record how many earthcaches you have created. More information about the GSA challenge is available at http://www.earthcache.org/.
  • Bronze Earthcache Master Badge - Awarded to those who qualify through GSA (www.earthcache.org) for visiting and logging three (3) or more Earthcaches in two (2) or more states/countries

  • Silver Earthcache Master Badge - Awarded to those who qualify through GSA (www.earthcache.org) for visiting and logging six (6) or more Earthcaches in three (3) or more states/countries and having developed one (1) or more Earthcaches

  • Gold Earthcache Master Badge - Awarded to those who qualify through GSA (www.earthcache.org) for visiting and logging twelve (12) or more Earthcaches in four (4) or more states/countries and having developed two (2) or more Earthcaches

  • Platinum Earthcache Master Badge - Awarded to those who qualify through GSA (www.earthcache.org) for visiting and logging twenty (20) or more Earthcaches in five (5) or more states/countries and having developed three (3) or more Earthcaches

DeLorme Badge
  • 1-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed one DeLorme challenge.
  • 2-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed two DeLorme challenges.
  • 3-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed three DeLorme challenges.
  • 4-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed four DeLorme challenges.
  • 5-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed five DeLorme challenges.
Browse our master list of DeLorme challenge caches. Please Contact Us if any are missing!


Fizzy Well-Rounded Badge
  • 1-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed one Fizzy Well-Rounded challenge.
  • 2-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed at least three Fizzy Well-Rounded challenges.
  • 3-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed at least five Fizzy Well-Rounded challenges.
  • 4-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed at least seven Fizzy Well-Rounded challenges.
  • 5-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed at least ten Fizzy Well-Rounded challenges.
Browse our master list of Fizzy Well-Rounded challenge caches. Please Contact Us if any are missing!


Jasmer Badge
  • 1-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed one Jasmer challenge.
  • 2-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed at least three Jasmer challenges.
  • 3-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed at least five Jasmer challenges.
  • 4-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed at least seven Jasmer challenges.
  • 5-Star - Awarded to cachers who have completed at least ten Jasmer challenges.
Browse our master list of Jasmer challenge caches. Please Contact Us if any are missing!


MGP Contributor Badge
  • 1-Star - Awarded to cachers who have donated at least $5 to the site 
  • 2-Star - Awarded to cachers who have donated at least $10 to the site 
  • 3-Star - Awarded to cachers who have donated at least $15 to the site 
  • 4-Star - Awarded to cachers who have donated at least $20 to the site 
  • 5-Star - Awarded to cachers who have donated at least $25 to the site 


My AL DeLorme Progress

The "My AL DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCTTNW - Alabama DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • The challenge excludes all event, CITOs, and locationless caches.



My AR DeLorme Progress

The "My AR DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC14TRP - DeLorme" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All caches must be caches with a container and a logbook. Virtuals, locationless, webcams, events, etc. will not count.



My AZ DeLorme Progress

The "My AZ DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC1AHJN - Arizona DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included) and locationless caches.
  • The following pages are exempt: Pages 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, and 29. These pages are wholly Indian Reservation lands where caching is generally not allowed. Update: Due to some confusion, we're adding the eastern block of page 64 to the exempt list. You will still need a cache from the west block of page 64.



My CA DeLorme Progress

The "My CA DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC1M0M0 - Golden State DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • The only caches that count are Traditional, Virtual, Webcam, Letterbox, and Earthcaches. Event/CITO caches (including GPS Adventures Maze Exhibits), Locationless, Multi, Whereigo & Mystery/Puzzle caches do NOT count.
  • If a page covers two different areas (such as Pg 69, 99 & 148) you only need to find ONE cache per page. Exception being Pg 139 which includes Catalina Island – you MUST find a cache on the mainland AND Catalina Island.
  • Pages 79, 136 and 137 are exempt and are therefore awarded automatically.



My CA DeLorme Progress (Northern)

The "My CA DeLorme Progress (Northern)" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCHANH - California DeLorme Challenge (Northern)" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • You must find or place a cache within each PAGE of the California Northern DeLorme Map (not necessarily each page subsection)



My CA DeLorme Progress (Southern/Central)

The "My CA DeLorme Progress (Southern/Central)" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC18M1N - California DeLorme Challenge (Southern & Central)" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds or hides for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included) and locationless caches.
  • Pages 54 and 120 are exempt and hence automatically awarded.



My CO DeLorme Progress

The "My CO DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCWXFK - Colorado DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds for the DeLorme Challenge.
  • Pages 102 and 103 contain two maps on each page. You must find a cache for each of these maps.



My CT DeLorme Progress

The "My CT DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCXEGV - Connecticut Delorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types (including Earth caches and existing Virtual caches) count as finds or hides for the Connecticut DeLorme Challenge; with the exception of Events (CITO included) and Locationless caches these WILL NOT be allowed.
  • You must find or place a cache within each grid of the “Connecticut Rhode Island Atlas & Gazetteer” page one, published by DeLorme. Forty (40) grids in all.



My DE DeLorme Progress

The "My DE DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC21XB6 - Delaware DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • This cache requires finding a geocache in Delaware for each of the 14 Delorme pages that contain Delaware territory. There are 7 pages that cover just Delaware and 7 pages that have both Delaware and Maryland territory.
  • All cache types count as finds or hides for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of Locationless (RIP), Event and CITO caches.
  • A cache in either of the two maps on page 62 (excluding caches that fall outside of Delaware) will satisfy that page.



My GA DeLorme Progress

The "My GA DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCZ8XQ - Georgia DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • Only caches with physical containers and logbooks will count in the Georgia DeLorme Challenge. The listed coordinates on the cache page will be the coordinates used in determining the page that the cache counts toward. The final stage of multi-caches, mystery caches, and letterbox hybrids must also fall on the same page as the listed coordinates. This guideline is based on the honor system.
  • On pages consisting of multiple map blocks a cache must be found for each block, not just one for the page. A total of 63 cache finds will be required to complete the Georgia Challenge.



My IA DeLorme Progress

The "My IA DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC10ND9 - Iowa DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • There is only one inset in the Iowa edition of the DeLorme Atlas. It is on page 55. It shows Clinton and the far east tip of Iowa on the same page as the quad cities. A find in either area for be considered a find for that page.
  • You may either do the challenge as "TrailBlazer" or as "Heritage." Heritage means you may include caches found prior to the creation of the Iowa Challenge, as long as they meet all other Challenge requirements. TrailBlazer means you will only include caches found since the creation of the Iowa Challenge (that would be on or after January 29th, 2007.)
  • The caches must be physical caches with a container and a logbook (no virtuals, locationless, webcam, event caches, etc.) that you have personally found and logged.



My ID DeLorme Progress

The "My ID DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCQVXZ - IDAHO'S DeLORME CHALLENGE" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds or hides for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included) and locationless caches.
  • A cache must be found on each of the 52 sections of the DeLorme map.



My IL DeLorme Progress

The "My IL DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCREG1 - The Illinois DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds or hides for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included) and locationless caches.



My IN DeLorme Progress

The "My IN DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC14PRK - Indiana Delorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds or hides for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included) and locationless caches.
  • There are two caches right on the border of page 54. As of the placement date, GCXWDK (1875) and GCXWE4 (The Depot) will count towards page 54 even though they lay just over the blue line that frames each map page.
  • Page 59 has an inset map, so includes two separate areas of Clark and Switzerland counties. A find in either area will count for page 59.



My KS DeLorme Progress

The "My KS DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCQ0XH - The Kansas Delorme Challenge" cache.




My KY DeLorme Progress

The "My KY DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC177MT - Kentucky DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • In order to start with a "level playing field" for everyone, only finds on or after January 1, 2008 will be eligible.
  • All cache types count as finds for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included), locationless caches, temporary event caches and grandfathered "moving caches".
  • Pages 32, 33, 73 and 88 each contain 2 map segments. A find in either segment on the page will fulfill the requirement for that page.



My LA DeLorme Progress

The "My LA DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCWXQW - Louisiana Delorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • Event, CITO, and locationless type caches will not be allowed. All other cache types (unless otherwise noted) will be counted.
  • Maps 49, 59,and 60 would require boats in order to hide/seek caches. These 3 maps will not be required in order to complete this challenge.
  • On applicable maps that have split views (map 31), a cache must be found/hid on both views.



My MA DeLorme Progress

The "My MA DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCYJY1 - Massachusetts DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • You may not include caches found by you prior to the publication date and time of this cache page as determined by the reviewer's note of publication. This date is 10/4/2006.
  • Note that pages 31, 43, 60 and 62 have split maps. You need only find one cache on each of those pages, it does mater which section it is in.
  • All active physical cache types (including Earth caches and Letterbox Hybrid caches) count as finds or hides for the Massachusetts DeLorme Challenge. Events (CITO included), Virtuals, Locationless and Traveling caches WILL NOT be allowed. For Multis and Mysteries, the posted coordinates determine which page the cache counts on for finds and where the final is located for hides.



My MD/DE DeLorme Progress

The "My MD/DE DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCR7CH - The Maryland and Delaware DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds or hides for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of Locationless (RIP), Event and CITO caches.
  • The three map pages of 54, 62 and 65 count as one excluding caches that fall outside of Maryland and Delaware. (Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania). To further clarify, on map pages 54, 62 and 65, a cache in either of the two maps on that page (excluding caches that fall outside of Maryland and Delaware) will satisfy that page.



My ME DeLorme Progress

The "My ME DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCW8N6 - Maine's DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types (including Earth caches and existing Virtual caches) count as finds or hides for the Maine DeLorme Challenge; with the exception of Events (CITO included) and Locationless caches. They will NOT be allowed
  • EXEMPT PAGES...I have decided to continue the exemption for the following pages; 54, 60, 61, 62, and 70. Even though there are caches on a few of these map pages, they are remote and the areas are hard to navigate to and may even require entering into Canada.



My MI DeLorme Progress

The "My MI DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC1EBKT - Michigan's DeLORME Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types except event and locationless meet the qualifications for this challenge.
  • There are some pages that have 2 maps. You may find one cache on either map.



My MN DeLorme Progress

The "My MN DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCTVMK - The DeLorme Challenge -- Minnesota Style" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds or hides for The DeLorme Challenge -- Minnesota Style with the exception of events (CITO included) and locationless caches.
  • For pages with multiple sections, you can find a cache in either section to get credit for the page.



My MO DeLorme Progress

The "My MO DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCQA2X - The Missouri Delorme Challenge" cache.




My MS DeLorme Progress

The "My MS DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCTA92 - Mississippi DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds or hides for the DeLorme Challenge.
  • Caches on the sub-pages do not have to be found, only the main pages, however, a cache on the sub-page will count towards the page it is a sub-page of.
  • You may include caches found or hidden prior to the creation of The Mississippi DeLorme Challenge, but not before October 29, 2003.



My MT DeLorme Progress

The "My MT DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC12727 - The Montana DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds or hides for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included) and locationless caches.
  • On pages consisting of multiple blocks a find must be logged in each block, not just one for the page. This occurs on page 52 in the Montana Atlas. Page 36 also has two blocks, but only one contains land in Montana.


My NC DeLorme Progress

The "My NC DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCTYE6 - The North Carolina DeLorme Challenge" cache. Since edition 8 of the NC DeLorme map differs from editions 1-7, we calculate your progress on both maps. Our calculations also take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • For editions 1 - 7, a cache must be found in both map blocks of pages #30, #70, and #71 to receive credit. We give half credit for each map block which is why your profile might say you have .5 of a page.
  • For edition 8, a cache must be found in both map blocks of pages #29, and #86.
  • All cache types count as finds with the exception of events (regular, Mega and CITO) and locationless caches.




My ND DeLorme Progress

The "My ND DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC1D5D3 - The North Dakota DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types, with the exception of events, CITO and locationless caches will count as finds for this DeLorme Challenge. Temporary event caches and "moving caches" will not count as finds.



My NE DeLorme Progress

The "My NE DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCR57E - Nebraska Delorme Challenge" cache. The cache description outlines two versions of the challenge: a Fresh Start challenge and a Retroactive challenge. We track your progress on each challenge separately with two maps. Our calculations also take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • For the Retroactive level you may count every cache you have ever found or placed. For the Fresh Start level count only caches found or placed after October 31,2005, the date this cache was published.
  • All caches must be caches with a container and a logbook. Virtuals,locationless, webcams, events, will not count.
  • Page 68 has two separate maps for sections of Nebraska at opposite ends of the state: the Nebraska City/Plattsmouth strip in the east and the far southwest corner of the state in Dundy and Chase Counties. You must log a cache in the eastern Nebraska section shown at the left of the page but I decided to allow the western Nebraska portion, at the right of the page, to be treated as part of page 69.
  • Page 56 has three strip maps for adjacent areas along the southern edge of the panhandle. You may consider these to be one map and log a cache in ANY of the three.
  • The insert at the upper right of page 27 is considered a part of page 27.



My NH DeLorme Progress

The "My NH DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCZTTQ - New Hampshire DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • The following cache types count as finds or hides for the NH DeLorme Challenge: Traditional, Multi, Mystery, Letterbox, Hybrid, Virtual, Unknown, Webcam, Earthcache.
  • Page 24 is basically in Vermont, with a small slice of water as the border. Therefore, page 24 will not be required.



My NM DeLorme Progress

The "My NM DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC20CTQ - New Mexico DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • You will need all four blocks of pages 56 and 57.
  • All new and old caches count except for locationless, webcams, and events, and the "Quadrants" series.


My NV DeLorme Progress

The "My NV DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCQ51E - Nevada DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • You will be allowed to log Virtual caches as finds. Locationless caches, Event caches and CITO caches will not be allowed. Multis and Puzzles, yes, but only if the initial geocaching.com waypoint appears in Nevada (conceivably it could end in another state).
  • Due to the layout of the Nevada DeLorme book some quads overlap slightly. If a cache is in that “shared space” between quads, a cacher my log it in one quad or the other, not both. Of course a different cacher may choose to do the opposite. This also includes the small subsection of Quad 50 covering the Lake Tahoe area.



My NJ DeLorme Progress

The "My NJ DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC16TDD - Tour de Cache 2 - NJ DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • Pages 66 and 73 each have two map sections. Find one cache in either section to complete those pages.
  • Caches found before the listing date of this cache, are not allowed for this challenge. The list date is October 25, 2007.
  • All cache types count as finds for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included), locationless caches and grandfathered "moving caches".



My NY DeLorme Progress

The "My NY DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC102CP - New York's DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • Page #38 is a freebie since none of the page is in NY state
  • A cache must be found in both map blocks of page #34 to receive credit. We give half credit for each map block which is why your profile might say you have .5 of a page.
  • A cache must be found on or after January 1st, 2006 to be counted towards the challenge.
  • A cache must be a physical cache to be counted (i.e., no virtuals, CITO, event caches, web cams, or earthcaches allowed)



My OH DeLorme Progress

The "My OH DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCZ554 - Ohio DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • A cache must be found on or after December 2nd, 2006 to be counted towards the challenge.
  • To complete the Ohio challenge you have to find a cache in each of the sections of the Ohio DeLorme book.
  • Only physical and virtual caches from each block will count, no locationless or event caches.



My OK DeLorme Progress

The "My OK DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCTJYG - Oklahoma DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • Cito, Event and Locationless caches DO NOT COUNT
  • Section 59 is divided into 59 and 59 inset. 58 is divided into 58, 58 inset 2and 58 inset 3. 58 inset 1 is NOT counted due to it's small size, mostly in the Red River. You must find or hide a cache in each of these sections.



My OR DeLorme Progress

The "My OR DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCQKKE - Oregon DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • To complete the Oregon challenge you have to find a cache in each of the sections of the Oregon DeLorme book.
  • Only regular and virtual caches from each block will count, no locationless or event caches.



My PA DeLorme Progress

The "My PA DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCXAE2 - The Pennsylvania DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included) and locationless caches. Rule added 2/15/07: temporary event caches and grandfathered "moving caches" are not eligible.
  • Atlas page 41 is all in New York, and Atlas page 69 is all in New Jersey. You do not need to find caches on these two pages.
  • While the various editions and versions of the DeLorme Atlas do not seem to have changed much in terms of page boundaries, the 2001 Edition will be considered definitive.



My RI DeLorme Progress

The "My RI DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCZK7D - Little Rhody DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All active (at the time of logging) physical cache types (those which contain a logbook) count as finds or hides for the Little Rhody DeLorme Challenge. Events (CITO included), Virtuals, Locationless and Traveling caches WILL NOT be allowed. For Multis and Mysteries, the posted coordinates determine which page the cache counts on for finds and where the final is located for hides.
  • You must find or place a cache within each Rhode Island page/map in the "Connecticut and Rhode Island Atlas & Gazetteer", published by DeLorme. A WHOPPING 12 CACHES IN ALL!. You may not include caches found or hidden by you prior to the publication date and time of this cache page as determined by the reviewer's note of publication (11/28/2006)



My SC DeLorme Progress

The "My SC DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCVG6Y - South Carolina DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds or hides for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included) and locationless caches.
  • You may include caches found or hidden prior to the creation of the South Carolina DeLorme Challenge so long as they meet all other Challenge requirements.
  • The final cache coordinates can be obtained by successfully finding or having hidden a cache in each page of the Atlas. South Carolina has 48 such pages.



My SD DeLorme Progress

The "My SD DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCYTX1 - South Dakota DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • There are two versions of the challenge: "Retroactive" includes finds and hides prior to the publication of the cache (9/22/06); "Brand New" starts the challenge with only finds and hides after the publication of the cache (9/22/06).
  • All cache types count as finds with the exception of the following: any type of event, CITO, webcam, virtual, or locationless cache.
  • Page 62 is comprised entirely of Native American Land but contains a virtual cache within that area. In order to complete this challenge, you must log this virtual. See the cache page for additional details.
  • It is not necessary to complete a cache for the insert on page 68.



My TN DeLorme Progress

The "My TN DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCZ313 - Tennessee DeLorme Challenge " cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • Only caches with physical containers and logbooks will count in the Tennessee DeLorme Challenge.
  • The listed coordinates on each cache page must be the coordinates for the actual and final location. The listed coordinates on the cache page will be the coordinates in determining where the cache is placed and what page it falls on.
  • On pages consisting of multiple blocks a cache must be found for each block, not just one for the page.



My TX DeLorme Progress

The "My TX DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC2WBQZ - Lone Star state DeLorme Challange" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • There are some pages that have two different areas and you are only required to find one on those pages not one in each area.
  • Previous finds will count but only caches with actual containers. You cannot use Virtual, CITO, Events, or Webcams towards this challenge.



My UT DeLorme Progress

The "My UT DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCYXXZ - Utah DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • Only caches found after the creation of the Utah DeLorme Challenge apply (found on or after 11/01/2006)
  • All cache placments must be bigger than film canisters. No micros.
  • All cache types count as finds for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included), webcam, and locationless caches.
  • While the various editions and versions of the Utah DeLorme Atlas has changed in terms of page boundaries, I will leave it up to you to use the Delorme Atlas you want to use, just as long as you find a cache on every page.



My VA DeLorme Progress

The "My VA DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCVYD4 - The Virginia DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds or hides for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of Locationless, Event and CITO caches.
  • The seven pages that are split between two maps (37, 40, 52, 63, 64, 71 and 78) count as one cache per page, not one per map, excluding caches that fall outside of Virginia.



My VT DeLorme Progress

The "My VT DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC106PP - VERMONT DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • You need to find 37 caches in Vermont. One cache on each page (page 37 is a split map and requires a find on both maps) to complete this challenge.
  • You may NOT include caches found prior to the creation of The Vermont DeLorme Challenge. Cache finds must be from the day this cache is posted onward (Jan. 5, 2007).
  • CITO, meet and greets, and event caches do not count. It has to be a bonafide cache.



My WA DeLorme Progress

The "My WA DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCQQ9B - Washington DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • You must find a cache on each and every block of each and every page of the Washington State DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer.
  • All cache types count as finds or hides for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included) and locationless caches.
  • Since the entire extent of Page 98 in the 2007 edition of the Washington DeLorme Atlas lies within Oregon, it is not necessary to complete this page for the Challenge. (Similarly, since Page 106 in the pre-2007 editions of the Atlas lies within British Columbia, it is not necessary to complete this page for that version of the Challenge.)



My WI DeLorme Progress

The "My WI DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC2C21G - The Wisconsin DeLORME Challenge Part Deux" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds with the exception of the following: any type of event, CITO, webcam, virtual, or locationless cache.
  • All caches must be found by you AFTER the publicaton of this challenge (September 19, 2010).



My WV DeLorme Progress

The "My WV DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GCT147 - West Virginia DeLorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • All cache types count as finds or hides for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of events (CITO included) and locationless caches.
  • Pages 31 and 56 contain maps for two section of the state on the same page. For these pages only, you must hide/find a cache on each section of those pages (total of 4 not 2).
  • As of the March 01, 2006 date listed above, there are no caches located on page 62. Consider pages 62 and 63 to be one and the same. Finding a cache on page 63 will also count for page 62.



My WY DeLorme Progress

The "My WY DeLorme Progress" section is based on the challenge described in the "GC1A3RA - Wyoming Delorme Challenge" cache. Our calculations take into account the requirements outlined in this cache description including the rules that:
  • You must find a cache on each and every block of each and every page of the Wyoming State DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer.
  • All cache types count as finds for the DeLorme Challenge with the exception of locationless caches.


Extras
MyGeocachingProfile.com has a few features that don't directly affect your profile but are very useful as a geocacher.


My Well Rounded Cacher Challenge

There are many "Well-Rounded Cacher" challenges available that require the cacher to find some combination of different cache types, container types, and difficulty/terrain rankings. The Well Rounded Cacher Challenge feature allows you to specify the exact requirements of the cache you're working on and then generate an image showing your progress.

Follow the instructions on the page to specify your challenge and then click the Save Changes button. Then upload your pocket query file and return to the Well Rounded Cacher Challenge page. At the bottom of the page, you'll see an image displaying your progress. You can include the image in your profile by copying the provided HTML to your geocaching.com profile. Or copy and send a link of the image to the cache owner to show them your progress.

My AlphaNumeric Cacher Challenge

There are many "AlphaNumeric Cacher" challenges available that require the cacher to find caches placed by 36 different cachers whose names start with each number 0 through 9 and each letter A through Z. The My AlphaNumeric Cacher Challenge feature allows you to specify the exact requirements of the cache you're working on and then generate an image showing your progress.

Follow the instructions on the page to specify your challenge and then click the Save Changes button. Then upload your pocket query file and return to the My AlphaNumeric Cacher Challenge. At the bottom of the page, you'll see an image displaying your progress. You can include the image in your profile by copying the provided HTML to your geocaching.com profile. Or copy and send a link of the image to the cache owner to show them your progress.

My AlphaNumeric Cache Name Challenge

There are many "AlphaNumeric Cache Name" challenges available that require the cacher to find caches that have names starting with each number 0 through 9 and each letter A through Z. The My AlphaNumeric Cache Name Challenge feature allows you to specify the exact requirements of the cache you're working on and then generate an image showing your progress.

Follow the instructions on the page to specify your challenge and then click the Save Changes button. Then upload your pocket query file and return to the My AlphaNumeric Cache Name Challenge. At the bottom of the page, you'll see an image displaying your progress. You can include the image in your profile by copying the provided HTML to your geocaching.com profile. Or copy and send a link of the image to the cache owner to show them your progress.

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