Depending on the date of the Challenge, it will fall in Spring break which will allow thur/fri tours!!
I will try to take a trip to Brenham and scout around.
Other then blue bell, what other qualities does it hold?
I am not THE deciding factor by any means... just an information gatherer!
OK. Here's my thoughts about LHWP
I spoke with one of the park managers and he said this would be a fantastic park to hold this event and I would have to agree. With that being said...
Limited to X number/team
Only have it bike/foot and no car
ONLY have it in LHWP
Can do a kayak section as well as "long hike in the woods" section
tape off a section in the picnic area near the dining hall (a couple of weeks ago an organizer did this for their 50K race. This we where the runners started)
URBAN RACE - (newbies/casual/urban)
Work in progress. I really like the Fredrickburg no team aspect of urban caching. I am looking into an app that is SIMILAR to whereigo-ish.
Someone said they had an idea on better scoring?? Please expand.
The manager said something about having the parking placards available at "packet pick up" and already have them paid for. They would be in each individual packet. Not sure how that would work but can be detailed at a later date.
I am reading some past logs on a multi I am thinking about doing at Garner State park next weekend and noticed a couple of cachers put that they only found the first one and LOGGED A FIND!! Seriously, do they NOT know what a multi is? Is plainly states that it is a 3-stage multi..... grrrr
My ideas is to have the "challenge" part of it be for the heavy hitters. Also have another event going on at the same time for the casual/newbie cachers similar to an urban race type this where people are in groups of 3-4 and are competing against other groups (not regions). Or have the urban race participants scores count in the final tally....
All of these are works in progress. I do want to split the competition into at least 2 activities.