Overview - The Retired Monkey Challenge Trail consists of 210 challenge caches covering 30 miles along Highway 441 in Central Florida. The trail was created by RetiredGuy and Cute Little Fuzzy Monkey with substaintial help from sloth96. Special thanks to all those that have helped maintain the trail over the years, particularly Dittocat, Black Jeep, and FloridaJim.

The 210 (almost) Caches in the Retired Monkey Challenge Trail
Title FTF Difficulty Finds
Letterboxers (Silver) - #0T. Mollymap / RamenNoodels4.5379
Monkey Business - #1dbricks / FrappGirl2.5347
Souvenirs (Bronze) - #2RamenNoodles1.5424
Border Crosser (Bronze) - #3NFJK2381
The Streaker (Bronze) - #4RamenNoodles2395
A Walk in the Park (Bronze) - #5dbricks / FrappGirl1.5430
Mile High Club - #6Mr. & Mrs. Magic1.5399
Favorite Points (Bronze) - #7dbricks / FrappGirl2423
Hidden Days (Bronze) - #8dbricks / FrappGirl2421
Scenic Views (Bronze) - #9dbricks / FrappGirl2416
Globe Trotter (Bronze) - #10Mr. & Mrs. Magic3286
Social Butterfly (Bronze) - #11RamenNoodles1.5402
Colors of the Rainbow - #12NFJK2.5336
Mystery Cacher (Bronze) - #13dbricks / FrappGirl2.5411
Well Stated (Bronze) - #14dbricks / FrappGirl2.5367
Busy Day (Bronze) - #15RamenNoodles2.5376
Challenge Cacher (Bronze) - #16NFJK2410
The Gamer (Bronze) - #17FrappGirl2.5194
Old-Timer: State (Bronze) - #18dbricks / FrappGirl3380
The Traveler (Bronze) - #19RamenNoodles1.5425
Found Grid (Bronze) - #20RamenNoodles2380
Dog Lover (Bronze) - #21dbricks / FrappGirl2427
Hider's ABCs - #22NFJK2.5389
Thanks Reviewers (Bronze) - #23NFJK3379
Mother Earth (Bronze) - #24RamenNoodles2416
Variety Pack 3 x 20 - #25dbricks / FrappGirl2372
Get in the Boat (Bronze) - #26RamenNoodles2.5398
Caching around the World - #27FrappGirl2398
Happy Birthday (Bronze) - #28dbricks / FrappGirl2416
Completing a Country - #29CelebrationKim350
One through Nine - #30dbricks / FrappGirl2364
Overstated (Bronze) - #31ikolor3304
Souvenirs (Silver) - #32floridajim3.5363
Border Crosser (Silver) - #33Funfinderone3.582
The Streaker (Silver) - #34dbricks / FrappGirl3279
A Walk in the Park (Silver) - #35dbricks / FrappGirl2.5386
Two-Mile High Club - #36floridajim4230
Favorite Points (Silver) - #37FrappGril3389
Hidden Days (Silver) - #38dbricks / FrappGirl3372
Scenic Views (Silver) - #39dbricks / FrappGirl3393
Globe Trotter (Silver) - #40wigglesworth4103
Social Butterfly (Silver) - #41dbricks / FrappGirl2370
Very Low - #42Messingaround4.5118
Mystery Cacher (Silver) - #43NFJK3.5374
Well Stated (Silver) - #44FrappGirl3.5306
Busy Day (Silver) - #45dbricks / FrappGirl3.5319
Challenge Cacher (Silver) - #46NFJK3373
The Gamer (Silver) - #47OHSilky3.5135
Old Timer: Country (Bronze) - #48floridajim4300
The Traveler (Silver) - #49dbricks / FrappGirl2.5336
Found Grid (Silver) - #50RamenNoodles4380
Dog Lover (Silver) - #51dbricks / FrappGirl3389
Hider's ABCs and 123s - #52IsqubaAndNawty3.5284
Thanks Reviewers (Silver) - #53IsqubaAndNawty4324
Mother Earth (Silver) - #54dbricks / FrappGirl3382
Variety Pack 4 x 10 - #55dbricks / FrappGirl3325
Get in the Boat (Silver) - #56NFJK3.5324
Caching to the Moon - #57 Seekers Four4244
Happy Birthday (Silver) - #58dbricks / FrappGirl3377
Completing Two Countries - #59qrang427
Zero through Twelve - #60NFJK4298
Overstated (Silver) - #61floridajim4218
Souvenirs (Gold) - #62IsqubaAndNawty4.5317
Border Crosser (Gold) - #63KatelinH / K8zant539
The Streaker (Gold) - #64NFJK5188
A Walk in the Park (Gold) - #65NFJK3.5349
Three-Mile High Club - #66Hipointer and Capiti525
Favorite Points (Gold) - #67Team Mollymap4364
Hidden Days (Gold) - #68dbricks / FrappGirl4376
Scenic Views (Gold) - #69FrappGirl4384
Globe Trotter (Gold) - #70T@bibito544
Social Butterfly (Gold) - #71FrappGirl3.5353
17 Days of Mystery - #72NFJK4188
Mystery Cacher (Gold) - #73NFJK4.5355
Well Stated (Gold) - #74Team Mollymap4.5223
Busy Day (Gold) - #75dbricks / FrappGirl4.5296
Challenge Cacher (Gold) - #76NFJK4338
The Gamer (Gold) - #77Team Mollymap4.5102
Old Timer: Continent (Bronze) - #78floridajim5246
The Traveler (Gold) - #79rnrgrl554
Found Grid (Gold) - #80NFJK5390
Dog Lover (Gold) - #81NFJK4360
Hider's ABCs, 123s and more - #82IsqubaAndNawty4.5148
Thanks Reviewers (Gold) - #83IsqubaAndNawty5248
Mother Earth (Gold) - #84NFJK4351
Variety Pack 5 x 8 - #85NFJK4246
Get in the Boat (Gold) - #86NFJK4.5315
Caching to the Moon & Back - #87Hipointer and Capiti5127
Happy Birthday (Gold) - #88NFJK5321
Antipodes - #89wigglesworth592
ABCs - #90dbricks / FrappGirl1.5391
ABCs and 123s - #91FrappGirl2.5367
ABCs? - #92NFJK4321
Orderly ABCs - #93dbricks / FrappGirl4359
Oval Office - #94Team Mollymap3286
Hungry? - #95NFJK3323
A Day at the Zoo - #96dbricks / FrappGirl3.5377
Life's a Beach - #97NFJK3274
Colorful - #98dbricks / FrappGirl3351
Completing a Hider - #99dbricks / FrappGirl4326
Four Corners of the World - #100wigglesworth573
Welcome to... (Bronze) - #101dittocat2.5325
Caching is a Pleasure - #102CelebrationKim3168
Body Shop I - #103dittocat3332
Chinese Zodiac - #104HTBob3.5287
County Counter (Bronze) - #105dittocat3287
Multi Multis (Bronze) - #106RamenNoodles2362
Florida Favorites (Bronze) - #107dittocat3155
Letterboxers (Bronze) - #108RamenNoodles2.5339
Wherivegone (Bronze) - #109dittocat3276
Fizzy Double Digit Bingo - #110dittocat4323
Fizzy Line Bingo (Bronze) - #111RamenNoodles2378
Body Shop II - #112RamenNoodles3361
Virtual Cacher (Bronze) - #113dittocat / celebrationkim2.5358
Continental Cacher (Bronze) - #114dittocat2.5262
U. S. Favorites (Bronze) - #115dittocat3265
World Favorites - #116HTBob3263
Virtual Cacher (Silver) - #117dittocat3341
Continental Cacher (Silver) - #118CelebrationKim3.5109
Fizzy Double Double Bingo - #119GadgetCHC5303
Welcome to... (Silver) - #120GadgetCHC4279
Fizzy Line Bingo (Gold) - #121RamenNoodles4343
Fizzy Master - #122RamenNoodles5354
Great Attributes (Bronze) - #123dittocat3375
County Counter (Silver) - #124dittocat4.5201
Multi Multis (Silver) - #125dittocat3361
Florida Favorites (Silver) - #126DirtyD13492
Letterboxers (Gold) - #127dittocat5313
Wherivegone (Silver) - #128dittocat4251
Virtual Cacher (Gold) - #129dittocat4327
Fizzy Line Bingo (Silver) - #130RamenNoodles3347
Continental Cacher (Gold) - #130.5MikeLima & LotseXY542
Wherivegone (Gold) - #131dittocat5236
Multi Multis (Gold) - #132HTBob4360
Great Attributes (Silver) - #133OHSilky4.5339
Jasmer Osceola County Style - #134dittocat3.5285
Jasmer Florida Style - #135CelebrationKim4258
Ailihphilia - #136dittocat2.5336
Counting Counties (Bronze) - #139CelebrationKim2.5288
Overstated (Gold) - #140RAHNNERGOTHUC593
County Counter (Gold) - #141Team Mollymap5142
Old Timer: Country (Silver) - #142CelebrationKim5104
Counting Counties (Silver) - #143CelebrationKim3.5259
U. S. Favorites (Silver) - #144Team Conway4.5182
Favorite Points (Sapphire) - #145Team Conway4.5271
Our Northern Neighbor (Bronze) - #146aogagent13138
Double Fizzy Master - #147Team Mollymap4.5261
Old-Timer: State (Silver) - #148Team Mollymap4255
Triple Fizzy Master - #149Team Mollymap5235
Old-Timer: State (Gold) - #150Team Conway5212
The First Year (Bronze) - #151Team Mollymap3.5281
The First Year (Silver) - #152Team Conway4.5248
Our Northern Neighbor (Silver) - #153aogagent14.584
The First Year (Gold) - #154-DOLFINANDO-5168
Bundesländer (Bronze) - #155DirtyD132.566
Caribbean Cruisers (Bronze) - #156Troqueurs322.5112
Accidental Tourist - #157 DirtyD13355
You Ought to Be in Pictures - #158FloridaJim2.572
Our Northern Neighbor (Gold) - #159FLtravelers544
Bundesländer (Silver) - #160DirtyD134.552
Cow Tipping - #161seadog129284
Bigger than a Breadbox - #162FloridaJim & Black Jeep2.595
Power Trails - #163CelebrationKim350
Caribbean Cruisers (Silver) - #164butrflygirl451
Bundesländer (Gold) - #165DirtyD13527
Great Attributes (Gold) - #166sujayne4.5111
Bonus! (Bronze) - #167FloridaJim & Black Jeep1.599
Caribbean Cruisers (Gold) - #168butrflygirl540
They Come In All Sizes - #169seadog129390
Coolest Cacher on Earth - #170FLPirate & The Wench2.5111
Time Traveler (Bronze) - #171KCL Adventures382
Cached Virtually Everywhere - #172seadog1293.566
Vintage USA 2000 - #173FLPirate & The Wench3.538
Vintage USA 2001 - #174seadog1293.540
Date Triplets - #175seadog129489
Virtually Impossible - #176seadog129436
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Bronze) - #1772KatzHunt4.573
Loving Types - #178seadog1293.577
Very, Very Loved Caches - #179FLPirate & The Wench442
All Types in Unique States - #180solid-rock-seekers388
Earth Years (Bronze) - #181KCL Adventures2.595
Multi Years of Multis (Bronze) - #182FLPirate & The Wench2.589
Bonus! (Silver) - #183BCDZ2.582
Old Timer: Country (Gold) - #184RogueAirPirate4.522
Tick Magnet - #185coleclan1.573
There's No I in Team - #186coleclan266
Time Traveler (Silver) - #1882KatzHunt4.569
Earth Years (Silver) - #191vilstudio/racewalker3.593
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Silver) - #192RogueAirPirate537
Social Mega Butterfly - #193CelebrationKim / DirtyD13437
Favorite Points (Ruby) - #195FLPirate & The Wench3.571
Multi Years of Multis (Silver) - #197FLPirate & The Wench3.582
Time Traveler (Gold) - #2002KatzHunt544
Old-Timer: State (Ruby) - #202FloridaTBHunter520
Earth Years (Gold) - #204kernow579
Multi Years of Multis (Gold) - #205DD13, CKIM, ZSteve557
Short Chain - #206KCL Adventures4.56
Medium Chain - #207coleclan4.513
Long Chain - #208KCL Adventures4.59
Nontraditional Jasmer - #209FLPirate & The Wench4.576
Total cache finds in this series: 47706
Total different cachers making finds: 694
FTFs still available: 0
Stats updated as of 09/25/2023

RMCT Pathtags – We have special award pathtags that can be earned for completing 50, 100, and 150 of the Retired Monkey Challenge caches. When you qualify, send you mailing address to RMCTpathtags at gmail.com and we will send them out to you. These pathtags can only be earned.

Leaderboard - There is a leaderboard for the Retired Monkey Challenges, which is updated periodically. The leaderboard tracks each cacher's progress on Retired Monkey Challenge Trail. Click on the leadboard if you would like to see all the geocachers that have found at least 25 challenges.

Verification Page - If you would like to see which of the Retired Monkey Challenges you qualify for and you’re a subscriber to Project GC, you can go to our Verification webpage. For all of the caches in this series, we have provided a checker to automatically verify whether you have met the challenge.


Signing Logs – You are welcome to sign the logs even if you do not qualify for the challenge. If you do, use a WRITE NOTE log online and then change it to a FOUND IT when you qualify for the challenge.

Sample Log

The Cachers Behind the Trail
• RetiredGuy – Inventor of Ms. Pac-Man and a geocacher since 2009, RetiredGuy now resides in Boston with his wife, RetiredGirl. Now retired and traveling, he has found caches in all 50 states and in over 130 countries.


• CuteLilFuzzyMonkey a.k.a. _ILMOP_ – Retired Navy Chief and a geocacher since 2013, CuteLilFuzzyMonkey resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, Mizz Monkey. Concentrating first on Florida, he found over 20% of all active Florida caches (45,000 at that time) in his first year of geocaching.


• sloth96 – Full time engineer and cacher since 2009, sloth96 resides in the Boston area with two Siamese cats. He enjoys Delorme challenges, Interstate Challenges, 360 Degree challenges, and long walks on the beach.


Gas, Food, and Water Essentials are available only in three places along this section of 441:
1) at the northern end in Kenansville at the junction of 523 and 441
2) in the middle at Yeehaw Junction
3) at the southern end in Okeechobee
Florida geocaching can be hot so bring lots of water with you. And drink it.

Cell Coverage - Beware that cell coverage is spotty along 441. Besides being out of touch, you should make sure all caches have been downloaded before starting.

Standing Water - During wet times, there may be standing water between the road and some of the caches. It is recommended that during these times, you bring waders (waterproof knee boots).

Knee Boots

Dangerous Animals and Plants - Since you are in Florida, you may come across a small alligator or poisonous snake while caching. Keep your eyes open and keep your distance. You may also come across poison ivy and many thorny plants. Lastly, don’t forget your bug repellent.

Dangerous Animals

Planning - Unless you have a very experienced power trail team, you should count on taking at least two days to complete the entire Retired Monkey Challenge Trail. North to South works better as three quarters of the caches are on the west side of 441. Lodging can be found in Vero Beach, Melbourne, or Kissimmee / St. Cloud. The closest airports are Melbourne, Orlando, and West Palm Beach.

Always park safely as trucks do come down this highway quite quickly. While you can use any vehicle for the run, be careful of getting stuck in mud unless you have 4WD.

Plan Ahead

Maintenance - We have strived to keep all 210 caches of the Retired Moneky Challenge Trail well maintained. Our goal is to always have all caches in place with dry logs and enough room to sign. With the exception of the need to wade across water during parts of the year, we view that the caches should be relatively easy to find.

Missing Containers – If you have done a thorough search for a cache (remember that water is a natural hazards that you must overcome), you may replace it. All caches should be replaced with waterproof containers zip tied at eye level to substantial objects at the posted coordinates. Please do not use replacements as an excuse to just throw down a cache to speed up your searching. If you replace a cache, please contact RetiredGuy and let him know.

Missing / Wet / Full Logs – Please replace these with suitable new logs which you should always carry anyway while caching. We prefer Rite-In-The-Rain paper.

Help Maintain the Retired Monkey Challenge Trail – If you plan on visiting the Retired Monkey Challenge Trail and would like to help us with maintenance, please contact RetiredGuy in advance. We will often supply caching teams with maintenance kits containing perform containers, preprinted RMCT logs,zip ties and instructions.

Integrity of Finds – Occaisionally the challenge checkers will report that the cacher has qualified for a challenge when in spirit, it is obvious that they have not. For example, occaisionally a cache will have an elevation associated with it that is clearly wrong. We will attempt to fix the issues in the checkers and we may choose to delete the Found It log if done outside of the spirit of the challenge. Please police yourself and stay within the spirit of the challenges.

Comments or Questions - If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact RetiredGuy directly. While we try reading all the logs, we often fall behind or sometimes miss things.