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 / RamenNoodels4.5376
Monkey Business - #1dbricks / FrappGirl2.5343
Souvenirs (Bronze) - #2RamenNoodles1.5422
Border Crosser (Bronze) - #3NFJK2376
The Streaker (Bronze) - #4RamenNoodles2392
A Walk in the Park (Bronze) - #5dbricks / FrappGirl1.5425
Mile High Club - #6Mr. & Mrs. Magic1.5394
Favorite Points (Bronze) - #7dbricks / FrappGirl2419
Hidden Days (Bronze) - #8dbricks / FrappGirl2417
Scenic Views (Bronze) - #9dbricks / FrappGirl2412
Globe Trotter (Bronze) - #10Mr. & Mrs. Magic3278
Social Butterfly (Bronze) - #11RamenNoodles1.5399
Colors of the Rainbow - #12NFJK2.5334
Mystery Cacher (Bronze) - #13dbricks / FrappGirl2.5409
Well Stated (Bronze) - #14dbricks / FrappGirl2.5364
Busy Day (Bronze) - #15RamenNoodles2.5368
Challenge Cacher (Bronze) - #16NFJK2405
The Gamer (Bronze) - #17FrappGirl2.5189
Old-Timer: State (Bronze) - #18dbricks / FrappGirl3373
The Traveler (Bronze) - #19RamenNoodles1.5420
Found Grid (Bronze) - #20RamenNoodles2375
Dog Lover (Bronze) - #21dbricks / FrappGirl2422
Hider's ABCs - #22NFJK2.5384
Thanks Reviewers (Bronze) - #23NFJK3373
Mother Earth (Bronze) - #24RamenNoodles2410
Variety Pack 3 x 20 - #25dbricks / FrappGirl2365
Get in the Boat (Bronze) - #26RamenNoodles2.5394
Caching around the World - #27FrappGirl2394
Happy Birthday (Bronze) - #28dbricks / FrappGirl2413
Completing a Country - #29CelebrationKim348
One through Nine - #30dbricks / FrappGirl2360
Overstated (Bronze) - #31ikolor3295
Souvenirs (Silver) - #32floridajim3.5359
Border Crosser (Silver) - #33Funfinderone3.576
The Streaker (Silver) - #34dbricks / FrappGirl3276
A Walk in the Park (Silver) - #35dbricks / FrappGirl2.5383
Two-Mile High Club - #36floridajim4226
Favorite Points (Silver) - #37FrappGril3385
Hidden Days (Silver) - #38dbricks / FrappGirl3369
Scenic Views (Silver) - #39dbricks / FrappGirl3388
Globe Trotter (Silver) - #40wigglesworth498
Social Butterfly (Silver) - #41dbricks / FrappGirl2365
Very Low - #42Messingaround4.5113
Mystery Cacher (Silver) - #43NFJK3.5366
Well Stated (Silver) - #44FrappGirl3.5301
Busy Day (Silver) - #45dbricks / FrappGirl3.5314
Challenge Cacher (Silver) - #46NFJK3368
The Gamer (Silver) - #47OHSilky3.5130
Old Timer: Country (Bronze) - #48floridajim4297
The Traveler (Silver) - #49dbricks / FrappGirl2.5333
Found Grid (Silver) - #50RamenNoodles4377
Dog Lover (Silver) - #51dbricks / FrappGirl3384
Hider's ABCs and 123s - #52IsqubaAndNawty3.5280
Thanks Reviewers (Silver) - #53IsqubaAndNawty4317
Mother Earth (Silver) - #54dbricks / FrappGirl3377
Variety Pack 4 x 10 - #55dbricks / FrappGirl3318
Get in the Boat (Silver) - #56NFJK3.5320
Caching to the Moon - #57 Seekers Four4239
Happy Birthday (Silver) - #58dbricks / FrappGirl3372
Completing Two Countries - #59qrang426
Zero through Twelve - #60NFJK4296
Overstated (Silver) - #61floridajim4210
Souvenirs (Gold) - #62IsqubaAndNawty4.5311
Border Crosser (Gold) - #63KatelinH / K8zant535
The Streaker (Gold) - #64NFJK5185
A Walk in the Park (Gold) - #65NFJK3.5345
Three-Mile High Club - #66Hipointer and Capiti523
Favorite Points (Gold) - #67Team Mollymap4357
Hidden Days (Gold) - #68dbricks / FrappGirl4372
Scenic Views (Gold) - #69FrappGirl4379
Globe Trotter (Gold) - #70T@bibito542
Social Butterfly (Gold) - #71FrappGirl3.5348
17 Days of Mystery - #72NFJK4184
Mystery Cacher (Gold) - #73NFJK4.5348
Well Stated (Gold) - #74Team Mollymap4.5219
Busy Day (Gold) - #75dbricks / FrappGirl4.5290
Challenge Cacher (Gold) - #76NFJK4332
The Gamer (Gold) - #77Team Mollymap4.5100
Old Timer: Continent (Bronze) - #78floridajim5239
The Traveler (Gold) - #79rnrgrl552
Found Grid (Gold) - #80NFJK5386
Dog Lover (Gold) - #81NFJK4355
Hider's ABCs, 123s and more - #82IsqubaAndNawty4.5144
Thanks Reviewers (Gold) - #83IsqubaAndNawty5242
Mother Earth (Gold) - #84NFJK4343
Variety Pack 5 x 8 - #85NFJK4245
Get in the Boat (Gold) - #86NFJK4.5312
Caching to the Moon & Back - #87Hipointer and Capiti5121
Happy Birthday (Gold) - #88NFJK5318
Antipodes - #89wigglesworth591
ABCs - #90dbricks / FrappGirl1.5387
ABCs and 123s - #91FrappGirl2.5363
ABCs? - #92NFJK4318
Orderly ABCs - #93dbricks / FrappGirl4357
Oval Office - #94Team Mollymap3283
Hungry? - #95NFJK3320
A Day at the Zoo - #96dbricks / FrappGirl3.5373
Life's a Beach - #97NFJK3270
Colorful - #98dbricks / FrappGirl3347
Completing a Hider - #99dbricks / FrappGirl4324
Four Corners of the World - #100wigglesworth571
Welcome to... (Bronze) - #101dittocat2.5321
Caching is a Pleasure - #102CelebrationKim3165
Body Shop I - #103dittocat3329
Chinese Zodiac - #104HTBob3.5281
County Counter (Bronze) - #105dittocat3282
Multi Multis (Bronze) - #106RamenNoodles2354
Florida Favorites (Bronze) - #107dittocat3153
Letterboxers (Bronze) - #108RamenNoodles2.5331
Wherivegone (Bronze) - #109dittocat3269
Fizzy Double Digit Bingo - #110dittocat4318
Fizzy Line Bingo (Bronze) - #111RamenNoodles2371
Body Shop II - #112RamenNoodles3358
Virtual Cacher (Bronze) - #113dittocat / celebrationkim2.5355
Continental Cacher (Bronze) - #114dittocat2.5253
U. S. Favorites (Bronze) - #115dittocat3259
World Favorites - #116HTBob3256
Virtual Cacher (Silver) - #117dittocat3335
Continental Cacher (Silver) - #118CelebrationKim3.5108
Fizzy Double Double Bingo - #119GadgetCHC5300
Welcome to... (Silver) - #120GadgetCHC4274
Fizzy Line Bingo (Gold) - #121RamenNoodles4340
Fizzy Master - #122RamenNoodles5350
Great Attributes (Bronze) - #123dittocat3368
County Counter (Silver) - #124dittocat4.5199
Multi Multis (Silver) - #125dittocat3358
Florida Favorites (Silver) - #126DirtyD13491
Letterboxers (Gold) - #127dittocat5310
Wherivegone (Silver) - #128dittocat4250
Virtual Cacher (Gold) - #129dittocat4325
Fizzy Line Bingo (Silver) - #130RamenNoodles3340
Continental Cacher (Gold) - #130.5MikeLima & LotseXY540
Wherivegone (Gold) - #131dittocat5233
Multi Multis (Gold) - #132HTBob4355
Great Attributes (Silver) - #133OHSilky4.5332
Jasmer Osceola County Style - #134dittocat3.5282
Jasmer Florida Style - #135CelebrationKim4254
Ailihphilia - #136dittocat2.5329
Counting Counties (Bronze) - #139CelebrationKim2.5285
Overstated (Gold) - #140RAHNNERGOTHUC587
County Counter (Gold) - #141Team Mollymap5140
Old Timer: Country (Silver) - #142CelebrationKim5101
Counting Counties (Silver) - #143CelebrationKim3.5253
U. S. Favorites (Silver) - #144Team Conway4.5177
Favorite Points (Sapphire) - #145Team Conway4.5265
Our Northern Neighbor (Bronze) - #146aogagent13131
Double Fizzy Master - #147Team Mollymap4.5257
Old-Timer: State (Silver) - #148Team Mollymap4252
Triple Fizzy Master - #149Team Mollymap5232
Old-Timer: State (Gold) - #150Team Conway5203
The First Year (Bronze) - #151Team Mollymap3.5279
The First Year (Silver) - #152Team Conway4.5243
Our Northern Neighbor (Silver) - #153aogagent14.581
The First Year (Gold) - #154-DOLFINANDO-5159
Bundesländer (Bronze) - #155DirtyD132.563
Caribbean Cruisers (Bronze) - #156Troqueurs322.5111
Accidental Tourist - #157 DirtyD13351
You Ought to Be in Pictures - #158FloridaJim2.566
Our Northern Neighbor (Gold) - #159FLtravelers541
Bundesländer (Silver) - #160DirtyD134.548
Cow Tipping - #161seadog129273
Bigger than a Breadbox - #162FloridaJim & Black Jeep2.590
Power Trails - #163CelebrationKim348
Caribbean Cruisers (Silver) - #164butrflygirl451
Bundesländer (Gold) - #165DirtyD13524
Great Attributes (Gold) - #166sujayne4.5102
Bonus! (Bronze) - #167FloridaJim & Black Jeep1.594
Caribbean Cruisers (Gold) - #168butrflygirl540
They Come In All Sizes - #169seadog129380
Coolest Cacher on Earth - #170FLPirate & The Wench2.5106
Time Traveler (Bronze) - #171KCL Adventures372
Cached Virtually Everywhere - #172seadog1293.555
Vintage USA 2000 - #173FLPirate & The Wench3.536
Vintage USA 2001 - #174seadog1293.533
Date Triplets - #175seadog129481
Virtually Impossible - #176seadog129433
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Bronze) - #1772KatzHunt4.563
Loving Types - #178seadog1293.567
Very, Very Loved Caches - #179FLPirate & The Wench433
All Types in Unique States - #180solid-rock-seekers380
Earth Years (Bronze) - #181KCL Adventures2.589
Multi Years of Multis (Bronze) - #182FLPirate & The Wench2.582
Bonus! (Silver) - #183BCDZ2.573
Old Timer: Country (Gold) - #184RogueAirPirate4.519
Tick Magnet - #185coleclan1.565
There's No I in Team - #186coleclan256
Time Traveler (Silver) - #1882KatzHunt4.560
Earth Years (Silver) - #191vilstudio/racewalker3.584
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Silver) - #192RogueAirPirate529
Social Mega Butterfly - #193CelebrationKim / DirtyD13431
Favorite Points (Ruby) - #195FLPirate & The Wench3.560
Multi Years of Multis (Silver) - #197FLPirate & The Wench3.576
Time Traveler (Gold) - #2002KatzHunt536
Old-Timer: State (Ruby) - #202FloridaTBHunter516
Earth Years (Gold) - #204kernow569
Multi Years of Multis (Gold) - #205DD13, CKIM, ZSteve551
Nontraditional Jasmer - #209FLPirate & The Wench4.567
Total cache finds in this series: 46719
Total different cachers making finds: 684
FTFs still available: 0
Stats updated as of 05/31/2023

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.