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 / RamenNoodels4.5395
Monkey Business - #1dbricks / FrappGirl2.5354
Souvenirs (Bronze) - #2RamenNoodles1.5434
Border Crosser (Bronze) - #3NFJK2390
The Streaker (Bronze) - #4RamenNoodles2405
A Walk in the Park (Bronze) - #5dbricks / FrappGirl1.5440
Mile High Club - #6Mr. & Mrs. Magic1.5408
Favorite Points (Bronze) - #7dbricks / FrappGirl2431
Hidden Days (Bronze) - #8dbricks / FrappGirl2431
Scenic Views (Bronze) - #9dbricks / FrappGirl2425
Globe Trotter (Bronze) - #10Mr. & Mrs. Magic3297
Social Butterfly (Bronze) - #11RamenNoodles1.5405
Colors of the Rainbow - #12NFJK2.5346
Mystery Cacher (Bronze) - #13dbricks / FrappGirl2.5419
Well Stated (Bronze) - #14dbricks / FrappGirl2.5375
Busy Day (Bronze) - #15RamenNoodles2.5384
Challenge Cacher (Bronze) - #16NFJK2418
The Gamer (Bronze) - #17FrappGirl2.5200
Old-Timer: State (Bronze) - #18dbricks / FrappGirl3386
The Traveler (Bronze) - #19RamenNoodles1.5432
Found Grid (Bronze) - #20RamenNoodles2387
Dog Lover (Bronze) - #21dbricks / FrappGirl2435
Hider's ABCs - #22NFJK2.5397
Thanks Reviewers (Bronze) - #23NFJK3385
Mother Earth (Bronze) - #24RamenNoodles2422
Variety Pack 3 x 20 - #25dbricks / FrappGirl2379
Get in the Boat (Bronze) - #26RamenNoodles2.5405
Caching around the World - #27FrappGirl2405
Happy Birthday (Bronze) - #28dbricks / FrappGirl2424
Completing a Country - #29CelebrationKim356
One through Nine - #30dbricks / FrappGirl2372
Overstated (Bronze) - #31ikolor3309
Souvenirs (Silver) - #32floridajim3.5370
Border Crosser (Silver) - #33Funfinderone3.586
The Streaker (Silver) - #34dbricks / FrappGirl3284
A Walk in the Park (Silver) - #35dbricks / FrappGirl2.5392
Two-Mile High Club - #36floridajim4232
Favorite Points (Silver) - #37FrappGril3396
Hidden Days (Silver) - #38dbricks / FrappGirl3379
Scenic Views (Silver) - #39dbricks / FrappGirl3401
Globe Trotter (Silver) - #40wigglesworth4106
Social Butterfly (Silver) - #41dbricks / FrappGirl2373
Very Low - #42Messingaround4.5122
Mystery Cacher (Silver) - #43NFJK3.5379
Well Stated (Silver) - #44FrappGirl3.5309
Busy Day (Silver) - #45dbricks / FrappGirl3.5323
Challenge Cacher (Silver) - #46NFJK3380
The Gamer (Silver) - #47OHSilky3.5135
Old Timer: Country (Bronze) - #48floridajim4304
The Traveler (Silver) - #49dbricks / FrappGirl2.5340
Found Grid (Silver) - #50RamenNoodles4384
Dog Lover (Silver) - #51dbricks / FrappGirl3393
Hider's ABCs and 123s - #52IsqubaAndNawty3.5289
Thanks Reviewers (Silver) - #53IsqubaAndNawty4333
Mother Earth (Silver) - #54dbricks / FrappGirl3387
Variety Pack 4 x 10 - #55dbricks / FrappGirl3331
Get in the Boat (Silver) - #56NFJK3.5329
Caching to the Moon - #57 Seekers Four4252
Happy Birthday (Silver) - #58dbricks / FrappGirl3383
Completing Two Countries - #59qrang427
Zero through Twelve - #60NFJK4300
Overstated (Silver) - #61floridajim4223
Souvenirs (Gold) - #62IsqubaAndNawty4.5325
Border Crosser (Gold) - #63KatelinH / K8zant541
The Streaker (Gold) - #64NFJK5193
A Walk in the Park (Gold) - #65NFJK3.5355
Three-Mile High Club - #66Hipointer and Capiti526
Favorite Points (Gold) - #67Team Mollymap4368
Hidden Days (Gold) - #68dbricks / FrappGirl4382
Scenic Views (Gold) - #69FrappGirl4389
Globe Trotter (Gold) - #70T@bibito546
Social Butterfly (Gold) - #71FrappGirl3.5359
17 Days of Mystery - #72NFJK4193
Mystery Cacher (Gold) - #73NFJK4.5361
Well Stated (Gold) - #74Team Mollymap4.5225
Busy Day (Gold) - #75dbricks / FrappGirl4.5299
Challenge Cacher (Gold) - #76NFJK4344
The Gamer (Gold) - #77Team Mollymap4.5104
Old Timer: Continent (Bronze) - #78floridajim5250
The Traveler (Gold) - #79rnrgrl557
Found Grid (Gold) - #80NFJK5396
Dog Lover (Gold) - #81NFJK4367
Hider's ABCs, 123s and more - #82IsqubaAndNawty4.5151
Thanks Reviewers (Gold) - #83IsqubaAndNawty5255
Mother Earth (Gold) - #84NFJK4354
Variety Pack 5 x 8 - #85NFJK4249
Get in the Boat (Gold) - #86NFJK4.5318
Caching to the Moon & Back - #87Hipointer and Capiti5133
Happy Birthday (Gold) - #88NFJK5323
Antipodes - #89wigglesworth595
ABCs - #90dbricks / FrappGirl1.5395
ABCs and 123s - #91FrappGirl2.5371
ABCs? - #92NFJK4326
Orderly ABCs - #93dbricks / FrappGirl4364
Oval Office - #94Team Mollymap3289
Hungry? - #95NFJK3326
A Day at the Zoo - #96dbricks / FrappGirl3.5383
Life's a Beach - #97NFJK3280
Colorful - #98dbricks / FrappGirl3359
Completing a Hider - #99dbricks / FrappGirl4332
Four Corners of the World - #100wigglesworth579
Welcome to... (Bronze) - #101dittocat2.5331
Caching is a Pleasure - #102CelebrationKim3175
Body Shop I - #103dittocat3338
Chinese Zodiac - #104HTBob3.5293
County Counter (Bronze) - #105dittocat3290
Multi Multis (Bronze) - #106RamenNoodles2370
Florida Favorites (Bronze) - #107dittocat3162
Letterboxers (Bronze) - #108RamenNoodles2.5345
Wherivegone (Bronze) - #109dittocat3282
Fizzy Double Digit Bingo - #110dittocat4327
Fizzy Line Bingo (Bronze) - #111RamenNoodles2386
Body Shop II - #112RamenNoodles3367
Virtual Cacher (Bronze) - #113dittocat / celebrationkim2.5368
Continental Cacher (Bronze) - #114dittocat2.5270
U. S. Favorites (Bronze) - #115dittocat3271
World Favorites - #116HTBob3274
Virtual Cacher (Silver) - #117dittocat3350
Continental Cacher (Silver) - #118CelebrationKim3.5115
Fizzy Double Double Bingo - #119GadgetCHC5312
Welcome to... (Silver) - #120GadgetCHC4286
Fizzy Line Bingo (Gold) - #121RamenNoodles4354
Fizzy Master - #122RamenNoodles5364
Great Attributes (Bronze) - #123dittocat3384
County Counter (Silver) - #124dittocat4.5207
Multi Multis (Silver) - #125dittocat3373
Florida Favorites (Silver) - #126DirtyD13495
Letterboxers (Gold) - #127dittocat5323
Wherivegone (Silver) - #128dittocat4259
Virtual Cacher (Gold) - #129dittocat4336
Fizzy Line Bingo (Silver) - #130RamenNoodles3354
Continental Cacher (Gold) - #130.5MikeLima & LotseXY548
Wherivegone (Gold) - #131dittocat5247
Multi Multis (Gold) - #132HTBob4369
Great Attributes (Silver) - #133OHSilky4.5348
Jasmer Osceola County Style - #134dittocat3.5293
Jasmer Florida Style - #135CelebrationKim4265
Ailihphilia - #136dittocat2.5345
Counting Counties (Bronze) - #139CelebrationKim2.5298
Overstated (Gold) - #140RAHNNERGOTHUC5100
County Counter (Gold) - #141Team Mollymap5147
Old Timer: Country (Silver) - #142CelebrationKim5115
Counting Counties (Silver) - #143CelebrationKim3.5267
U. S. Favorites (Silver) - #144Team Conway4.5190
Favorite Points (Sapphire) - #145Team Conway4.5283
Our Northern Neighbor (Bronze) - #146aogagent13155
Double Fizzy Master - #147Team Mollymap4.5274
Old-Timer: State (Silver) - #148Team Mollymap4264
Triple Fizzy Master - #149Team Mollymap5245
Old-Timer: State (Gold) - #150Team Conway5216
The First Year (Bronze) - #151Team Mollymap3.5289
The First Year (Silver) - #152Team Conway4.5257
Our Northern Neighbor (Silver) - #153aogagent14.595
The First Year (Gold) - #154-DOLFINANDO-5178
Bundesländer (Bronze) - #155DirtyD132.572
Caribbean Cruisers (Bronze) - #156Troqueurs322.5122
Accidental Tourist - #157 DirtyD13365
You Ought to Be in Pictures - #158FloridaJim2.583
Our Northern Neighbor (Gold) - #159FLtravelers548
Bundesländer (Silver) - #160DirtyD134.557
Cow Tipping - #161seadog1292105
Bigger than a Breadbox - #162FloridaJim & Black Jeep2.5108
Power Trails - #163CelebrationKim362
Caribbean Cruisers (Silver) - #164butrflygirl456
Bundesländer (Gold) - #165DirtyD13530
Great Attributes (Gold) - #166sujayne4.5127
Bonus! (Bronze) - #167FloridaJim & Black Jeep1.5113
Caribbean Cruisers (Gold) - #168butrflygirl542
They Come In All Sizes - #169seadog1293107
Coolest Cacher on Earth - #170FLPirate & The Wench2.5134
Time Traveler (Bronze) - #171KCL Adventures3101
Cached Virtually Everywhere - #172seadog1293.580
Vintage USA 2000 - #173FLPirate & The Wench3.546
Vintage USA 2001 - #174seadog1293.546
Date Triplets - #175seadog1294104
Virtually Impossible - #176seadog129444
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Bronze) - #1772KatzHunt4.589
Loving Types - #178seadog1293.591
Very, Very Loved Caches - #179FLPirate & The Wench457
All Types in Unique States - #180solid-rock-seekers3101
Earth Years (Bronze) - #181KCL Adventures2.5116
Multi Years of Multis (Bronze) - #182FLPirate & The Wench2.5112
Bonus! (Silver) - #183BCDZ2.5102
Old Timer: Country (Gold) - #184RogueAirPirate4.526
Tick Magnet - #185coleclan1.5100
There's No I in Team - #186coleclan290
Types of Tree Climbs - #187 nalceloc & coleclan3.529
Time Traveler (Silver) - #1882KatzHunt4.586
Favorite Virtuals - #189TheVictors415
Favorite EarthCaches - #190butrflygirl413
Earth Years (Silver) - #191vilstudio/racewalker3.5114
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Silver) - #192RogueAirPirate548
Social Mega Butterfly - #193CelebrationKim / DirtyD13455
Favorite Mysteries - #194TheVictors410
Favorite Points (Ruby) - #195FLPirate & The Wench3.585
Favorite Multis - #196TheVictors412
Multi Years of Multis (Silver) - #197FLPirate & The Wench3.5102
Favorite Wherigos - #198coleclan3.516
Favorite Webcams - #199RogueAirPirate413
Time Traveler (Gold) - #2002KatzHunt558
Favorite Letterboxes - #201butrflygirl412
Old-Timer: State (Ruby) - #202FloridaTBHunter537
Favorite Traditionals - #203RogueAirPirate4.511
Earth Years (Gold) - #204kernow598
Multi Years of Multis (Gold) - #205DD13, CKIM, ZSteve582
Short Chain - #206KCL Adventures4.525
Medium Chain - #207coleclan4.550
Long Chain - #208KCL Adventures4.537
Nontraditional Jasmer - #209FLPirate & The Wench4.596
Challenge of Challenges - #210coleclan3.54
Total cache finds in this series: 49548
Total different cachers making finds: 723
FTFs still available: 0
Stats updated as of 04/15/2024

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.