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 / RamenNoodels4.5398
Monkey Business - #1dbricks / FrappGirl2.5359
Souvenirs (Bronze) - #2RamenNoodles1.5440
Border Crosser (Bronze) - #3NFJK2396
The Streaker (Bronze) - #4RamenNoodles2409
A Walk in the Park (Bronze) - #5dbricks / FrappGirl1.5445
Mile High Club - #6Mr. & Mrs. Magic1.5412
Favorite Points (Bronze) - #7dbricks / FrappGirl2436
Hidden Days (Bronze) - #8dbricks / FrappGirl2436
Scenic Views (Bronze) - #9dbricks / FrappGirl2430
Globe Trotter (Bronze) - #10Mr. & Mrs. Magic3301
Social Butterfly (Bronze) - #11RamenNoodles1.5408
Colors of the Rainbow - #12NFJK2.5349
Mystery Cacher (Bronze) - #13dbricks / FrappGirl2.5422
Well Stated (Bronze) - #14dbricks / FrappGirl2.5377
Busy Day (Bronze) - #15RamenNoodles2.5385
Challenge Cacher (Bronze) - #16NFJK2420
The Gamer (Bronze) - #17FrappGirl2.5200
Old-Timer: State (Bronze) - #18dbricks / FrappGirl3389
The Traveler (Bronze) - #19RamenNoodles1.5435
Found Grid (Bronze) - #20RamenNoodles2390
Dog Lover (Bronze) - #21dbricks / FrappGirl2438
Hider's ABCs - #22NFJK2.5400
Thanks Reviewers (Bronze) - #23NFJK3388
Mother Earth (Bronze) - #24RamenNoodles2424
Variety Pack 3 x 20 - #25dbricks / FrappGirl2380
Get in the Boat (Bronze) - #26RamenNoodles2.5406
Caching around the World - #27FrappGirl2406
Happy Birthday (Bronze) - #28dbricks / FrappGirl2425
Completing a Country - #29CelebrationKim357
One through Nine - #30dbricks / FrappGirl2374
Overstated (Bronze) - #31ikolor3311
Souvenirs (Silver) - #32floridajim3.5372
Border Crosser (Silver) - #33Funfinderone3.587
The Streaker (Silver) - #34dbricks / FrappGirl3285
A Walk in the Park (Silver) - #35dbricks / FrappGirl2.5393
Two-Mile High Club - #36floridajim4232
Favorite Points (Silver) - #37FrappGril3397
Hidden Days (Silver) - #38dbricks / FrappGirl3381
Scenic Views (Silver) - #39dbricks / FrappGirl3402
Globe Trotter (Silver) - #40wigglesworth4107
Social Butterfly (Silver) - #41dbricks / FrappGirl2376
Very Low - #42Messingaround4.5124
Mystery Cacher (Silver) - #43NFJK3.5381
Well Stated (Silver) - #44FrappGirl3.5311
Busy Day (Silver) - #45dbricks / FrappGirl3.5325
Challenge Cacher (Silver) - #46NFJK3381
The Gamer (Silver) - #47OHSilky3.5135
Old Timer: Country (Bronze) - #48floridajim4305
The Traveler (Silver) - #49dbricks / FrappGirl2.5341
Found Grid (Silver) - #50RamenNoodles4385
Dog Lover (Silver) - #51dbricks / FrappGirl3394
Hider's ABCs and 123s - #52IsqubaAndNawty3.5291
Thanks Reviewers (Silver) - #53IsqubaAndNawty4334
Mother Earth (Silver) - #54dbricks / FrappGirl3388
Variety Pack 4 x 10 - #55dbricks / FrappGirl3332
Get in the Boat (Silver) - #56NFJK3.5330
Caching to the Moon - #57 Seekers Four4255
Happy Birthday (Silver) - #58dbricks / FrappGirl3384
Completing Two Countries - #59qrang427
Zero through Twelve - #60NFJK4302
Overstated (Silver) - #61floridajim4224
Souvenirs (Gold) - #62IsqubaAndNawty4.5326
Border Crosser (Gold) - #63KatelinH / K8zant542
The Streaker (Gold) - #64NFJK5194
A Walk in the Park (Gold) - #65NFJK3.5356
Three-Mile High Club - #66Hipointer and Capiti526
Favorite Points (Gold) - #67Team Mollymap4369
Hidden Days (Gold) - #68dbricks / FrappGirl4384
Scenic Views (Gold) - #69FrappGirl4390
Globe Trotter (Gold) - #70T@bibito547
Social Butterfly (Gold) - #71FrappGirl3.5361
17 Days of Mystery - #72NFJK4194
Mystery Cacher (Gold) - #73NFJK4.5362
Well Stated (Gold) - #74Team Mollymap4.5227
Busy Day (Gold) - #75dbricks / FrappGirl4.5300
Challenge Cacher (Gold) - #76NFJK4345
The Gamer (Gold) - #77Team Mollymap4.5104
Old Timer: Continent (Bronze) - #78floridajim5251
The Traveler (Gold) - #79rnrgrl558
Found Grid (Gold) - #80NFJK5398
Dog Lover (Gold) - #81NFJK4368
Hider's ABCs, 123s and more - #82IsqubaAndNawty4.5151
Thanks Reviewers (Gold) - #83IsqubaAndNawty5255
Mother Earth (Gold) - #84NFJK4355
Variety Pack 5 x 8 - #85NFJK4250
Get in the Boat (Gold) - #86NFJK4.5319
Caching to the Moon & Back - #87Hipointer and Capiti5137
Happy Birthday (Gold) - #88NFJK5324
Antipodes - #89wigglesworth595
ABCs - #90dbricks / FrappGirl1.5396
ABCs and 123s - #91FrappGirl2.5372
ABCs? - #92NFJK4327
Orderly ABCs - #93dbricks / FrappGirl4365
Oval Office - #94Team Mollymap3290
Hungry? - #95NFJK3327
A Day at the Zoo - #96dbricks / FrappGirl3.5384
Life's a Beach - #97NFJK3282
Colorful - #98dbricks / FrappGirl3361
Completing a Hider - #99dbricks / FrappGirl4335
Four Corners of the World - #100wigglesworth579
Welcome to... (Bronze) - #101dittocat2.5333
Caching is a Pleasure - #102CelebrationKim3176
Body Shop I - #103dittocat3339
Chinese Zodiac - #104HTBob3.5294
County Counter (Bronze) - #105dittocat3292
Multi Multis (Bronze) - #106RamenNoodles2371
Florida Favorites (Bronze) - #107dittocat3163
Letterboxers (Bronze) - #108RamenNoodles2.5346
Wherivegone (Bronze) - #109dittocat3283
Fizzy Double Digit Bingo - #110dittocat4328
Fizzy Line Bingo (Bronze) - #111RamenNoodles2387
Body Shop II - #112RamenNoodles3369
Virtual Cacher (Bronze) - #113dittocat / celebrationkim2.5370
Continental Cacher (Bronze) - #114dittocat2.5273
U. S. Favorites (Bronze) - #115dittocat3273
World Favorites - #116HTBob3276
Virtual Cacher (Silver) - #117dittocat3353
Continental Cacher (Silver) - #118CelebrationKim3.5118
Fizzy Double Double Bingo - #119GadgetCHC5314
Welcome to... (Silver) - #120GadgetCHC4289
Fizzy Line Bingo (Gold) - #121RamenNoodles4355
Fizzy Master - #122RamenNoodles5368
Great Attributes (Bronze) - #123dittocat3387
County Counter (Silver) - #124dittocat4.5213
Multi Multis (Silver) - #125dittocat3375
Florida Favorites (Silver) - #126DirtyD13497
Letterboxers (Gold) - #127dittocat5327
Wherivegone (Silver) - #128dittocat4260
Virtual Cacher (Gold) - #129dittocat4339
Fizzy Line Bingo (Silver) - #130RamenNoodles3356
Continental Cacher (Gold) - #130.5MikeLima & LotseXY548
Wherivegone (Gold) - #131dittocat5248
Multi Multis (Gold) - #132HTBob4371
Great Attributes (Silver) - #133OHSilky4.5350
Jasmer Osceola County Style - #134dittocat3.5294
Jasmer Florida Style - #135CelebrationKim4266
Ailihphilia - #136dittocat2.5347
Counting Counties (Bronze) - #139CelebrationKim2.5302
Overstated (Gold) - #140RAHNNERGOTHUC5100
County Counter (Gold) - #141Team Mollymap5150
Old Timer: Country (Silver) - #142CelebrationKim5117
Counting Counties (Silver) - #143CelebrationKim3.5272
U. S. Favorites (Silver) - #144Team Conway4.5192
Favorite Points (Sapphire) - #145Team Conway4.5284
Our Northern Neighbor (Bronze) - #146aogagent13158
Double Fizzy Master - #147Team Mollymap4.5275
Old-Timer: State (Silver) - #148Team Mollymap4266
Triple Fizzy Master - #149Team Mollymap5246
Old-Timer: State (Gold) - #150Team Conway5219
The First Year (Bronze) - #151Team Mollymap3.5291
The First Year (Silver) - #152Team Conway4.5261
Our Northern Neighbor (Silver) - #153aogagent14.597
The First Year (Gold) - #154-DOLFINANDO-5179
Bundesländer (Bronze) - #155DirtyD132.574
Caribbean Cruisers (Bronze) - #156Troqueurs322.5124
Accidental Tourist - #157 DirtyD13366
You Ought to Be in Pictures - #158FloridaJim2.585
Our Northern Neighbor (Gold) - #159FLtravelers549
Bundesländer (Silver) - #160DirtyD134.559
Cow Tipping - #161seadog1292109
Bigger than a Breadbox - #162FloridaJim & Black Jeep2.5113
Power Trails - #163CelebrationKim366
Caribbean Cruisers (Silver) - #164butrflygirl457
Bundesländer (Gold) - #165DirtyD13532
Great Attributes (Gold) - #166sujayne4.5132
Bonus! (Bronze) - #167FloridaJim & Black Jeep1.5119
Caribbean Cruisers (Gold) - #168butrflygirl544
They Come In All Sizes - #169seadog1293111
Coolest Cacher on Earth - #170FLPirate & The Wench2.5137
Time Traveler (Bronze) - #171KCL Adventures3104
Cached Virtually Everywhere - #172seadog1293.583
Vintage USA 2000 - #173FLPirate & The Wench3.551
Vintage USA 2001 - #174seadog1293.547
Date Triplets - #175seadog1294108
Virtually Impossible - #176seadog129444
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Bronze) - #1772KatzHunt4.594
Loving Types - #178seadog1293.593
Very, Very Loved Caches - #179FLPirate & The Wench459
All Types in Unique States - #180solid-rock-seekers3104
Earth Years (Bronze) - #181KCL Adventures2.5120
Multi Years of Multis (Bronze) - #182FLPirate & The Wench2.5116
Bonus! (Silver) - #183BCDZ2.5106
Old Timer: Country (Gold) - #184RogueAirPirate4.528
Tick Magnet - #185coleclan1.5105
There's No I in Team - #186coleclan294
Types of Tree Climbs - #187 nalceloc & coleclan3.534
Time Traveler (Silver) - #1882KatzHunt4.589
Favorite Virtuals - #189TheVictors421
Favorite EarthCaches - #190butrflygirl417
Earth Years (Silver) - #191vilstudio/racewalker3.5120
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Silver) - #192RogueAirPirate549
Social Mega Butterfly - #193CelebrationKim / DirtyD13458
Favorite Mysteries - #194TheVictors415
Favorite Points (Ruby) - #195FLPirate & The Wench3.591
Favorite Multis - #196TheVictors417
Multi Years of Multis (Silver) - #197FLPirate & The Wench3.5108
Favorite Wherigos - #198coleclan3.520
Favorite Webcams - #199RogueAirPirate417
Time Traveler (Gold) - #2002KatzHunt562
Favorite Letterboxes - #201butrflygirl415
Old-Timer: State (Ruby) - #202FloridaTBHunter539
Favorite Traditionals - #203RogueAirPirate4.516
Earth Years (Gold) - #204kernow5103
Multi Years of Multis (Gold) - #205DD13, CKIM, ZSteve586
Short Chain - #206KCL Adventures4.530
Medium Chain - #207coleclan4.555
Long Chain - #208KCL Adventures4.543
Nontraditional Jasmer - #209FLPirate & The Wench4.599
Challenge of Challenges - #210coleclan3.57
Total cache finds in this series: 50034
Total different cachers making finds: 728
FTFs still available: 0
Stats updated as of 05/16/2024

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.

Verification


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.

RetiredGuy


• 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.

_ILMOP_


• 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.

sloth96


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.