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 / RamenNoodels4.5385
Monkey Business - #1dbricks / FrappGirl2.5349
Souvenirs (Bronze) - #2RamenNoodles1.5426
Border Crosser (Bronze) - #3NFJK2384
The Streaker (Bronze) - #4RamenNoodles2398
A Walk in the Park (Bronze) - #5dbricks / FrappGirl1.5433
Mile High Club - #6Mr. & Mrs. Magic1.5400
Favorite Points (Bronze) - #7dbricks / FrappGirl2426
Hidden Days (Bronze) - #8dbricks / FrappGirl2424
Scenic Views (Bronze) - #9dbricks / FrappGirl2419
Globe Trotter (Bronze) - #10Mr. & Mrs. Magic3289
Social Butterfly (Bronze) - #11RamenNoodles1.5404
Colors of the Rainbow - #12NFJK2.5341
Mystery Cacher (Bronze) - #13dbricks / FrappGirl2.5414
Well Stated (Bronze) - #14dbricks / FrappGirl2.5369
Busy Day (Bronze) - #15RamenNoodles2.5379
Challenge Cacher (Bronze) - #16NFJK2413
The Gamer (Bronze) - #17FrappGirl2.5196
Old-Timer: State (Bronze) - #18dbricks / FrappGirl3380
The Traveler (Bronze) - #19RamenNoodles1.5426
Found Grid (Bronze) - #20RamenNoodles2381
Dog Lover (Bronze) - #21dbricks / FrappGirl2428
Hider's ABCs - #22NFJK2.5391
Thanks Reviewers (Bronze) - #23NFJK3380
Mother Earth (Bronze) - #24RamenNoodles2418
Variety Pack 3 x 20 - #25dbricks / FrappGirl2374
Get in the Boat (Bronze) - #26RamenNoodles2.5400
Caching around the World - #27FrappGirl2400
Happy Birthday (Bronze) - #28dbricks / FrappGirl2419
Completing a Country - #29CelebrationKim351
One through Nine - #30dbricks / FrappGirl2366
Overstated (Bronze) - #31ikolor3305
Souvenirs (Silver) - #32floridajim3.5366
Border Crosser (Silver) - #33Funfinderone3.583
The Streaker (Silver) - #34dbricks / FrappGirl3281
A Walk in the Park (Silver) - #35dbricks / FrappGirl2.5388
Two-Mile High Club - #36floridajim4230
Favorite Points (Silver) - #37FrappGril3391
Hidden Days (Silver) - #38dbricks / FrappGirl3375
Scenic Views (Silver) - #39dbricks / FrappGirl3396
Globe Trotter (Silver) - #40wigglesworth4103
Social Butterfly (Silver) - #41dbricks / FrappGirl2371
Very Low - #42Messingaround4.5118
Mystery Cacher (Silver) - #43NFJK3.5376
Well Stated (Silver) - #44FrappGirl3.5307
Busy Day (Silver) - #45dbricks / FrappGirl3.5320
Challenge Cacher (Silver) - #46NFJK3375
The Gamer (Silver) - #47OHSilky3.5135
Old Timer: Country (Bronze) - #48floridajim4300
The Traveler (Silver) - #49dbricks / FrappGirl2.5337
Found Grid (Silver) - #50RamenNoodles4381
Dog Lover (Silver) - #51dbricks / FrappGirl3390
Hider's ABCs and 123s - #52IsqubaAndNawty3.5285
Thanks Reviewers (Silver) - #53IsqubaAndNawty4325
Mother Earth (Silver) - #54dbricks / FrappGirl3384
Variety Pack 4 x 10 - #55dbricks / FrappGirl3326
Get in the Boat (Silver) - #56NFJK3.5326
Caching to the Moon - #57 Seekers Four4245
Happy Birthday (Silver) - #58dbricks / FrappGirl3379
Completing Two Countries - #59qrang427
Zero through Twelve - #60NFJK4299
Overstated (Silver) - #61floridajim4220
Souvenirs (Gold) - #62IsqubaAndNawty4.5319
Border Crosser (Gold) - #63KatelinH / K8zant540
The Streaker (Gold) - #64NFJK5188
A Walk in the Park (Gold) - #65NFJK3.5350
Three-Mile High Club - #66Hipointer and Capiti525
Favorite Points (Gold) - #67Team Mollymap4365
Hidden Days (Gold) - #68dbricks / FrappGirl4378
Scenic Views (Gold) - #69FrappGirl4385
Globe Trotter (Gold) - #70T@bibito545
Social Butterfly (Gold) - #71FrappGirl3.5356
17 Days of Mystery - #72NFJK4189
Mystery Cacher (Gold) - #73NFJK4.5357
Well Stated (Gold) - #74Team Mollymap4.5224
Busy Day (Gold) - #75dbricks / FrappGirl4.5297
Challenge Cacher (Gold) - #76NFJK4339
The Gamer (Gold) - #77Team Mollymap4.5104
Old Timer: Continent (Bronze) - #78floridajim5246
The Traveler (Gold) - #79rnrgrl555
Found Grid (Gold) - #80NFJK5391
Dog Lover (Gold) - #81NFJK4362
Hider's ABCs, 123s and more - #82IsqubaAndNawty4.5150
Thanks Reviewers (Gold) - #83IsqubaAndNawty5248
Mother Earth (Gold) - #84NFJK4352
Variety Pack 5 x 8 - #85NFJK4247
Get in the Boat (Gold) - #86NFJK4.5316
Caching to the Moon & Back - #87Hipointer and Capiti5127
Happy Birthday (Gold) - #88NFJK5322
Antipodes - #89wigglesworth593
ABCs - #90dbricks / FrappGirl1.5392
ABCs and 123s - #91FrappGirl2.5368
ABCs? - #92NFJK4322
Orderly ABCs - #93dbricks / FrappGirl4360
Oval Office - #94Team Mollymap3287
Hungry? - #95NFJK3324
A Day at the Zoo - #96dbricks / FrappGirl3.5378
Life's a Beach - #97NFJK3275
Colorful - #98dbricks / FrappGirl3353
Completing a Hider - #99dbricks / FrappGirl4328
Four Corners of the World - #100wigglesworth573
Welcome to... (Bronze) - #101dittocat2.5327
Caching is a Pleasure - #102CelebrationKim3170
Body Shop I - #103dittocat3335
Chinese Zodiac - #104HTBob3.5290
County Counter (Bronze) - #105dittocat3289
Multi Multis (Bronze) - #106RamenNoodles2365
Florida Favorites (Bronze) - #107dittocat3156
Letterboxers (Bronze) - #108RamenNoodles2.5342
Wherivegone (Bronze) - #109dittocat3279
Fizzy Double Digit Bingo - #110dittocat4326
Fizzy Line Bingo (Bronze) - #111RamenNoodles2380
Body Shop II - #112RamenNoodles3364
Virtual Cacher (Bronze) - #113dittocat / celebrationkim2.5361
Continental Cacher (Bronze) - #114dittocat2.5264
U. S. Favorites (Bronze) - #115dittocat3265
World Favorites - #116HTBob3265
Virtual Cacher (Silver) - #117dittocat3343
Continental Cacher (Silver) - #118CelebrationKim3.5109
Fizzy Double Double Bingo - #119GadgetCHC5303
Welcome to... (Silver) - #120GadgetCHC4280
Fizzy Line Bingo (Gold) - #121RamenNoodles4344
Fizzy Master - #122RamenNoodles5355
Great Attributes (Bronze) - #123dittocat3376
County Counter (Silver) - #124dittocat4.5201
Multi Multis (Silver) - #125dittocat3363
Florida Favorites (Silver) - #126DirtyD13492
Letterboxers (Gold) - #127dittocat5314
Wherivegone (Silver) - #128dittocat4252
Virtual Cacher (Gold) - #129dittocat4328
Fizzy Line Bingo (Silver) - #130RamenNoodles3347
Continental Cacher (Gold) - #130.5MikeLima & LotseXY542
Wherivegone (Gold) - #131dittocat5237
Multi Multis (Gold) - #132HTBob4361
Great Attributes (Silver) - #133OHSilky4.5340
Jasmer Osceola County Style - #134dittocat3.5286
Jasmer Florida Style - #135CelebrationKim4260
Ailihphilia - #136dittocat2.5338
Counting Counties (Bronze) - #139CelebrationKim2.5289
Overstated (Gold) - #140RAHNNERGOTHUC596
County Counter (Gold) - #141Team Mollymap5143
Old Timer: Country (Silver) - #142CelebrationKim5105
Counting Counties (Silver) - #143CelebrationKim3.5260
U. S. Favorites (Silver) - #144Team Conway4.5183
Favorite Points (Sapphire) - #145Team Conway4.5272
Our Northern Neighbor (Bronze) - #146aogagent13141
Double Fizzy Master - #147Team Mollymap4.5261
Old-Timer: State (Silver) - #148Team Mollymap4256
Triple Fizzy Master - #149Team Mollymap5236
Old-Timer: State (Gold) - #150Team Conway5212
The First Year (Bronze) - #151Team Mollymap3.5283
The First Year (Silver) - #152Team Conway4.5249
Our Northern Neighbor (Silver) - #153aogagent14.586
The First Year (Gold) - #154-DOLFINANDO-5169
Bundesländer (Bronze) - #155DirtyD132.566
Caribbean Cruisers (Bronze) - #156Troqueurs322.5115
Accidental Tourist - #157 DirtyD13357
You Ought to Be in Pictures - #158FloridaJim2.573
Our Northern Neighbor (Gold) - #159FLtravelers544
Bundesländer (Silver) - #160DirtyD134.552
Cow Tipping - #161seadog129287
Bigger than a Breadbox - #162FloridaJim & Black Jeep2.597
Power Trails - #163CelebrationKim352
Caribbean Cruisers (Silver) - #164butrflygirl453
Bundesländer (Gold) - #165DirtyD13528
Great Attributes (Gold) - #166sujayne4.5114
Bonus! (Bronze) - #167FloridaJim & Black Jeep1.5102
Caribbean Cruisers (Gold) - #168butrflygirl540
They Come In All Sizes - #169seadog129394
Coolest Cacher on Earth - #170FLPirate & The Wench2.5115
Time Traveler (Bronze) - #171KCL Adventures385
Cached Virtually Everywhere - #172seadog1293.569
Vintage USA 2000 - #173FLPirate & The Wench3.541
Vintage USA 2001 - #174seadog1293.543
Date Triplets - #175seadog129492
Virtually Impossible - #176seadog129437
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Bronze) - #1772KatzHunt4.576
Loving Types - #178seadog1293.579
Very, Very Loved Caches - #179FLPirate & The Wench445
All Types in Unique States - #180solid-rock-seekers392
Earth Years (Bronze) - #181KCL Adventures2.5100
Multi Years of Multis (Bronze) - #182FLPirate & The Wench2.594
Bonus! (Silver) - #183BCDZ2.586
Old Timer: Country (Gold) - #184RogueAirPirate4.523
Tick Magnet - #185coleclan1.579
There's No I in Team - #186coleclan270
Time Traveler (Silver) - #1882KatzHunt4.572
Earth Years (Silver) - #191vilstudio/racewalker3.5100
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Silver) - #192RogueAirPirate539
Social Mega Butterfly - #193CelebrationKim / DirtyD13442
Favorite Points (Ruby) - #195FLPirate & The Wench3.575
Multi Years of Multis (Silver) - #197FLPirate & The Wench3.588
Time Traveler (Gold) - #2002KatzHunt547
Old-Timer: State (Ruby) - #202FloridaTBHunter524
Earth Years (Gold) - #204kernow582
Multi Years of Multis (Gold) - #205DD13, CKIM, ZSteve563
Short Chain - #206KCL Adventures4.511
Medium Chain - #207coleclan4.520
Long Chain - #208KCL Adventures4.515
Nontraditional Jasmer - #209FLPirate & The Wench4.579
Total cache finds in this series: 48084
Total different cachers making finds: 697
FTFs still available: 0
Stats updated as of 11/30/2023

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.