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 caches in the Retired Monkey Challenge Trail
Title FTF Difficulty Finds
Letterboxers (Silver) - #0T. Mollymap / RamenNoodels4.5399
Monkey Business - #1dbricks / FrappGirl2.5359
Souvenirs (Bronze) - #2RamenNoodles1.5442
Border Crosser (Bronze) - #3NFJK2398
The Streaker (Bronze) - #4RamenNoodles2409
A Walk in the Park (Bronze) - #5dbricks / FrappGirl1.5447
Mile High Club - #6Mr. & Mrs. Magic1.5414
Favorite Points (Bronze) - #7dbricks / FrappGirl2438
Hidden Days (Bronze) - #8dbricks / FrappGirl2438
Scenic Views (Bronze) - #9dbricks / FrappGirl2432
Globe Trotter (Bronze) - #10Mr. & Mrs. Magic3303
Social Butterfly (Bronze) - #11RamenNoodles1.5412
Colors of the Rainbow - #12NFJK2.5350
Mystery Cacher (Bronze) - #13dbricks / FrappGirl2.5425
Well Stated (Bronze) - #14dbricks / FrappGirl2.5380
Busy Day (Bronze) - #15RamenNoodles2.5386
Challenge Cacher (Bronze) - #16NFJK2422
The Gamer (Bronze) - #17FrappGirl2.5200
Old-Timer: State (Bronze) - #18dbricks / FrappGirl3391
The Traveler (Bronze) - #19RamenNoodles1.5438
Found Grid (Bronze) - #20RamenNoodles2392
Dog Lover (Bronze) - #21dbricks / FrappGirl2441
Hider's ABCs - #22NFJK2.5402
Thanks Reviewers (Bronze) - #23NFJK3390
Mother Earth (Bronze) - #24RamenNoodles2427
Variety Pack 3 x 20 - #25dbricks / FrappGirl2382
Get in the Boat (Bronze) - #26RamenNoodles2.5407
Caching around the World - #27FrappGirl2408
Happy Birthday (Bronze) - #28dbricks / FrappGirl2428
Completing a Country - #29CelebrationKim357
One through Nine - #30dbricks / FrappGirl2375
Overstated (Bronze) - #31ikolor3312
Souvenirs (Silver) - #32floridajim3.5373
Border Crosser (Silver) - #33Funfinderone3.587
The Streaker (Silver) - #34dbricks / FrappGirl3285
A Walk in the Park (Silver) - #35dbricks / FrappGirl2.5395
Two-Mile High Club - #36floridajim4234
Favorite Points (Silver) - #37FrappGril3398
Hidden Days (Silver) - #38dbricks / FrappGirl3383
Scenic Views (Silver) - #39dbricks / FrappGirl3404
Globe Trotter (Silver) - #40wigglesworth4107
Social Butterfly (Silver) - #41dbricks / FrappGirl2378
Very Low - #42Messingaround4.5124
Mystery Cacher (Silver) - #43NFJK3.5382
Well Stated (Silver) - #44FrappGirl3.5312
Busy Day (Silver) - #45dbricks / FrappGirl3.5326
Challenge Cacher (Silver) - #46NFJK3382
The Gamer (Silver) - #47OHSilky3.5136
Old Timer: Country (Bronze) - #48floridajim4306
The Traveler (Silver) - #49dbricks / FrappGirl2.5342
Found Grid (Silver) - #50RamenNoodles4387
Dog Lover (Silver) - #51dbricks / FrappGirl3396
Hider's ABCs and 123s - #52IsqubaAndNawty3.5291
Thanks Reviewers (Silver) - #53IsqubaAndNawty4335
Mother Earth (Silver) - #54dbricks / FrappGirl3390
Variety Pack 4 x 10 - #55dbricks / FrappGirl3333
Get in the Boat (Silver) - #56NFJK3.5331
Caching to the Moon - #57 Seekers Four4257
Happy Birthday (Silver) - #58dbricks / FrappGirl3386
Completing Two Countries - #59qrang427
Zero through Twelve - #60NFJK4302
Overstated (Silver) - #61floridajim4226
Souvenirs (Gold) - #62IsqubaAndNawty4.5326
Border Crosser (Gold) - #63KatelinH / K8zant542
The Streaker (Gold) - #64NFJK5195
A Walk in the Park (Gold) - #65NFJK3.5358
Three-Mile High Club - #66Hipointer and Capiti526
Favorite Points (Gold) - #67Team Mollymap4371
Hidden Days (Gold) - #68dbricks / FrappGirl4386
Scenic Views (Gold) - #69FrappGirl4392
Globe Trotter (Gold) - #70T@bibito547
Social Butterfly (Gold) - #71FrappGirl3.5363
17 Days of Mystery - #72NFJK4196
Mystery Cacher (Gold) - #73NFJK4.5364
Well Stated (Gold) - #74Team Mollymap4.5227
Busy Day (Gold) - #75dbricks / FrappGirl4.5302
Challenge Cacher (Gold) - #76NFJK4346
The Gamer (Gold) - #77Team Mollymap4.5104
Old Timer: Continent (Bronze) - #78floridajim5254
The Traveler (Gold) - #79rnrgrl558
Found Grid (Gold) - #80NFJK5400
Dog Lover (Gold) - #81NFJK4369
Hider's ABCs, 123s and more - #82IsqubaAndNawty4.5153
Thanks Reviewers (Gold) - #83IsqubaAndNawty5255
Mother Earth (Gold) - #84NFJK4356
Variety Pack 5 x 8 - #85NFJK4250
Get in the Boat (Gold) - #86NFJK4.5321
Caching to the Moon & Back - #87Hipointer and Capiti5138
Happy Birthday (Gold) - #88NFJK5325
Antipodes - #89wigglesworth595
ABCs - #90dbricks / FrappGirl1.5398
ABCs and 123s - #91FrappGirl2.5373
ABCs? - #92NFJK4329
Orderly ABCs - #93dbricks / FrappGirl4367
Oval Office - #94Team Mollymap3291
Hungry? - #95NFJK3327
A Day at the Zoo - #96dbricks / FrappGirl3.5385
Life's a Beach - #97NFJK3283
Colorful - #98dbricks / FrappGirl3362
Completing a Hider - #99dbricks / FrappGirl4337
Four Corners of the World - #100wigglesworth580
Welcome to... (Bronze) - #101dittocat2.5333
Caching is a Pleasure - #102CelebrationKim3176
Body Shop I - #103dittocat3340
Chinese Zodiac - #104HTBob3.5295
County Counter (Bronze) - #105dittocat3294
Multi Multis (Bronze) - #106RamenNoodles2373
Florida Favorites (Bronze) - #107dittocat3164
Letterboxers (Bronze) - #108RamenNoodles2.5347
Wherivegone (Bronze) - #109dittocat3284
Fizzy Double Digit Bingo - #110dittocat4329
Fizzy Line Bingo (Bronze) - #111RamenNoodles2387
Body Shop II - #112RamenNoodles3370
Virtual Cacher (Bronze) - #113dittocat / celebrationkim2.5371
Continental Cacher (Bronze) - #114dittocat2.5274
U. S. Favorites (Bronze) - #115dittocat3273
World Favorites - #116HTBob3278
Virtual Cacher (Silver) - #117dittocat3354
Continental Cacher (Silver) - #118CelebrationKim3.5118
Fizzy Double Double Bingo - #119GadgetCHC5316
Welcome to... (Silver) - #120GadgetCHC4289
Fizzy Line Bingo (Gold) - #121RamenNoodles4357
Fizzy Master - #122RamenNoodles5369
Great Attributes (Bronze) - #123dittocat3389
County Counter (Silver) - #124dittocat4.5215
Multi Multis (Silver) - #125dittocat3375
Florida Favorites (Silver) - #126DirtyD13499
Letterboxers (Gold) - #127dittocat5327
Wherivegone (Silver) - #128dittocat4261
Virtual Cacher (Gold) - #129dittocat4340
Fizzy Line Bingo (Silver) - #130RamenNoodles3357
Continental Cacher (Gold) - #130.5MikeLima & LotseXY548
Wherivegone (Gold) - #131dittocat5248
Multi Multis (Gold) - #132HTBob4372
Great Attributes (Silver) - #133OHSilky4.5351
Jasmer Osceola County Style - #134dittocat3.5295
Jasmer Florida Style - #135CelebrationKim4268
Ailihphilia - #136dittocat2.5348
Counting Counties (Bronze) - #139CelebrationKim2.5302
Overstated (Gold) - #140RAHNNERGOTHUC5101
County Counter (Gold) - #141Team Mollymap5151
Old Timer: Country (Silver) - #142CelebrationKim5118
Counting Counties (Silver) - #143CelebrationKim3.5273
U. S. Favorites (Silver) - #144Team Conway4.5192
Favorite Points (Sapphire) - #145Team Conway4.5285
Our Northern Neighbor (Bronze) - #146aogagent13159
Double Fizzy Master - #147Team Mollymap4.5276
Old-Timer: State (Silver) - #148Team Mollymap4267
Triple Fizzy Master - #149Team Mollymap5247
Old-Timer: State (Gold) - #150Team Conway5220
The First Year (Bronze) - #151Team Mollymap3.5292
The First Year (Silver) - #152Team Conway4.5262
Our Northern Neighbor (Silver) - #153aogagent14.598
The First Year (Gold) - #154-DOLFINANDO-5180
Bundesländer (Bronze) - #155DirtyD132.575
Caribbean Cruisers (Bronze) - #156Troqueurs322.5125
Accidental Tourist - #157 DirtyD13366
You Ought to Be in Pictures - #158FloridaJim2.586
Our Northern Neighbor (Gold) - #159FLtravelers550
Bundesländer (Silver) - #160DirtyD134.560
Cow Tipping - #161seadog1292110
Bigger than a Breadbox - #162FloridaJim & Black Jeep2.5115
Power Trails - #163CelebrationKim367
Caribbean Cruisers (Silver) - #164butrflygirl459
Bundesländer (Gold) - #165DirtyD13533
Great Attributes (Gold) - #166sujayne4.5134
Bonus! (Bronze) - #167FloridaJim & Black Jeep1.5122
Caribbean Cruisers (Gold) - #168butrflygirl545
They Come In All Sizes - #169seadog1293113
Coolest Cacher on Earth - #170FLPirate & The Wench2.5139
Time Traveler (Bronze) - #171KCL Adventures3106
Cached Virtually Everywhere - #172seadog1293.584
Vintage USA 2000 - #173FLPirate & The Wench3.552
Vintage USA 2001 - #174seadog1293.547
Date Triplets - #175seadog1294109
Virtually Impossible - #176seadog129444
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Bronze) - #1772KatzHunt4.597
Loving Types - #178seadog1293.594
Very, Very Loved Caches - #179FLPirate & The Wench463
All Types in Unique States - #180solid-rock-seekers3105
Earth Years (Bronze) - #181KCL Adventures2.5123
Multi Years of Multis (Bronze) - #182FLPirate & The Wench2.5119
Bonus! (Silver) - #183BCDZ2.5109
Old Timer: Country (Gold) - #184RogueAirPirate4.529
Tick Magnet - #185coleclan1.5108
There's No I in Team - #186coleclan296
Types of Tree Climbs - #187 nalceloc & coleclan3.541
Time Traveler (Silver) - #1882KatzHunt4.590
Favorite Virtuals - #189TheVictors426
Favorite EarthCaches - #190butrflygirl420
Earth Years (Silver) - #191vilstudio/racewalker3.5122
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Silver) - #192RogueAirPirate549
Social Mega Butterfly - #193CelebrationKim / DirtyD13460
Favorite Mysteries - #194TheVictors420
Favorite Points (Ruby) - #195FLPirate & The Wench3.594
Favorite Multis - #196TheVictors422
Multi Years of Multis (Silver) - #197FLPirate & The Wench3.5110
Favorite Wherigos - #198coleclan3.526
Favorite Webcams - #199RogueAirPirate420
Time Traveler (Gold) - #2002KatzHunt563
Favorite Letterboxes - #201butrflygirl418
Old-Timer: State (Ruby) - #202FloridaTBHunter539
Favorite Traditionals - #203RogueAirPirate4.520
Earth Years (Gold) - #204kernow5105
Multi Years of Multis (Gold) - #205DD13, CKIM, ZSteve588
Short Chain - #206KCL Adventures4.534
Medium Chain - #207coleclan4.561
Long Chain - #208KCL Adventures4.549
Nontraditional Jasmer - #209FLPirate & The Wench4.5101
Challenge of Challenges - #210coleclan3.517
Total cache finds in this series: 50356
Total different cachers making finds: 729
FTFs still available: 0
Stats updated as of 06/08/2024

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 the oldest cache in all 50 states, Washington DC, and in 83 countries.

RetiredGuy


• CuteLilFuzzyMonkey a.k.a. Mean1_MrGrinch – Retired Navy Chief and a geocacher since 2013, CuteLilFuzzyMonkey resides in Florida.

CLFM


• 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.