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
Favorites Favorites Favorites Total favorite point for this series: 2223 Favorites Favorites Favorites
Title FTF Favorites Difficulty Finds
Letterboxers (Silver) - #0T. Mollymap / RamenNoodels414.5402
Monkey Business - #1dbricks / FrappGirl202.5361
Souvenirs (Bronze) - #2RamenNoodles201.5445
Border Crosser (Bronze) - #3NFJK202401
The Streaker (Bronze) - #4RamenNoodles122411
A Walk in the Park (Bronze) - #5dbricks / FrappGirl191.5450
Mile High Club - #6Mr. & Mrs. Magic161.5417
Favorite Points (Bronze) - #7dbricks / FrappGirl132441
Hidden Days (Bronze) - #8dbricks / FrappGirl142441
Scenic Views (Bronze) - #9dbricks / FrappGirl122434
Globe Trotter (Bronze) - #10Mr. & Mrs. Magic133306
Social Butterfly (Bronze) - #11RamenNoodles111.5415
Colors of the Rainbow - #12NFJK142.5352
Mystery Cacher (Bronze) - #13dbricks / FrappGirl152.5428
Well Stated (Bronze) - #14dbricks / FrappGirl112.5382
Busy Day (Bronze) - #15RamenNoodles92.5390
Challenge Cacher (Bronze) - #16NFJK172425
The Gamer (Bronze) - #17FrappGirl92.5203
Old-Timer: State (Bronze) - #18dbricks / FrappGirl193393
The Traveler (Bronze) - #19RamenNoodles111.5441
Found Grid (Bronze) - #20RamenNoodles142393
Dog Lover (Bronze) - #21dbricks / FrappGirl192444
Hider's ABCs - #22NFJK112.5403
Thanks Reviewers (Bronze) - #23NFJK113391
Mother Earth (Bronze) - #24RamenNoodles142428
Variety Pack 3 x 20 - #25dbricks / FrappGirl122383
Get in the Boat (Bronze) - #26RamenNoodles92.5411
Caching around the World - #27FrappGirl152410
Happy Birthday (Bronze) - #28dbricks / FrappGirl102430
Completing a Country - #29CelebrationKim10358
One through Nine - #30dbricks / FrappGirl102377
Overstated (Bronze) - #31ikolor143313
Souvenirs (Silver) - #32floridajim133.5375
Border Crosser (Silver) - #33Funfinderone93.589
The Streaker (Silver) - #34dbricks / FrappGirl83289
A Walk in the Park (Silver) - #35dbricks / FrappGirl122.5398
Two-Mile High Club - #36floridajim214235
Favorite Points (Silver) - #37FrappGril173402
Hidden Days (Silver) - #38dbricks / FrappGirl123384
Scenic Views (Silver) - #39dbricks / FrappGirl103407
Globe Trotter (Silver) - #40wigglesworth84108
Social Butterfly (Silver) - #41dbricks / FrappGirl112380
Very Low - #42Messingaround64.5124
Mystery Cacher (Silver) - #43NFJK133.5384
Well Stated (Silver) - #44FrappGirl133.5314
Busy Day (Silver) - #45dbricks / FrappGirl123.5328
Challenge Cacher (Silver) - #46NFJK163384
The Gamer (Silver) - #47OHSilky103.5136
Old Timer: Country (Bronze) - #48floridajim174307
The Traveler (Silver) - #49dbricks / FrappGirl132.5343
Found Grid (Silver) - #50RamenNoodles104387
Dog Lover (Silver) - #51dbricks / FrappGirl153396
Hider's ABCs and 123s - #52IsqubaAndNawty153.5292
Thanks Reviewers (Silver) - #53IsqubaAndNawty154335
Mother Earth (Silver) - #54dbricks / FrappGirl123390
Variety Pack 4 x 10 - #55dbricks / FrappGirl143334
Get in the Boat (Silver) - #56NFJK123.5331
Caching to the Moon - #57 Seekers Four134257
Happy Birthday (Silver) - #58dbricks / FrappGirl103386
Completing Two Countries - #59qrang8427
Zero through Twelve - #60NFJK94303
Overstated (Silver) - #61floridajim104229
Souvenirs (Gold) - #62IsqubaAndNawty164.5326
Border Crosser (Gold) - #63KatelinH / K8zant3542
The Streaker (Gold) - #64NFJK175196
A Walk in the Park (Gold) - #65NFJK133.5359
Three-Mile High Club - #66Hipointer and Capiti5526
Favorite Points (Gold) - #67Team Mollymap254373
Hidden Days (Gold) - #68dbricks / FrappGirl144387
Scenic Views (Gold) - #69FrappGirl154393
Globe Trotter (Gold) - #70T@bibito8548
Social Butterfly (Gold) - #71FrappGirl113.5363
17 Days of Mystery - #72NFJK144196
Mystery Cacher (Gold) - #73NFJK154.5364
Well Stated (Gold) - #74Team Mollymap164.5227
Busy Day (Gold) - #75dbricks / FrappGirl174.5302
Challenge Cacher (Gold) - #76NFJK154346
The Gamer (Gold) - #77Team Mollymap94.5104
Old Timer: Continent (Bronze) - #78floridajim205258
The Traveler (Gold) - #79rnrgrl4558
Found Grid (Gold) - #80NFJK205400
Dog Lover (Gold) - #81NFJK194370
Hider's ABCs, 123s and more - #82IsqubaAndNawty74.5154
Thanks Reviewers (Gold) - #83IsqubaAndNawty175257
Mother Earth (Gold) - #84NFJK194356
Variety Pack 5 x 8 - #85NFJK164250
Get in the Boat (Gold) - #86NFJK164.5321
Caching to the Moon & Back - #87Hipointer and Capiti185143
Happy Birthday (Gold) - #88NFJK215325
Antipodes - #89wigglesworth8595
ABCs - #90dbricks / FrappGirl131.5398
ABCs and 123s - #91FrappGirl112.5373
ABCs? - #92NFJK104329
Orderly ABCs - #93dbricks / FrappGirl134367
Oval Office - #94Team Mollymap173291
Hungry? - #95NFJK133327
A Day at the Zoo - #96dbricks / FrappGirl153.5385
Life's a Beach - #97NFJK113283
Colorful - #98dbricks / FrappGirl153362
Completing a Hider - #99dbricks / FrappGirl134340
Four Corners of the World - #100wigglesworth10581
Welcome to... (Bronze) - #101dittocat112.5333
Caching is a Pleasure - #102CelebrationKim63178
Body Shop I - #103dittocat103341
Chinese Zodiac - #104HTBob113.5296
County Counter (Bronze) - #105dittocat93294
Multi Multis (Bronze) - #106RamenNoodles82375
Florida Favorites (Bronze) - #107dittocat103166
Letterboxers (Bronze) - #108RamenNoodles82.5347
Wherivegone (Bronze) - #109dittocat63284
Fizzy Double Digit Bingo - #110dittocat64330
Fizzy Line Bingo (Bronze) - #111RamenNoodles112388
Body Shop II - #112RamenNoodles143371
Virtual Cacher (Bronze) - #113dittocat / celebrationkim102.5373
Continental Cacher (Bronze) - #114dittocat102.5275
U. S. Favorites (Bronze) - #115dittocat113274
World Favorites - #116HTBob103280
Virtual Cacher (Silver) - #117dittocat113354
Continental Cacher (Silver) - #118CelebrationKim83.5119
Fizzy Double Double Bingo - #119GadgetCHC105316
Welcome to... (Silver) - #120GadgetCHC84290
Fizzy Line Bingo (Gold) - #121RamenNoodles124357
Fizzy Master - #122RamenNoodles255369
Great Attributes (Bronze) - #123dittocat103390
County Counter (Silver) - #124dittocat124.5215
Multi Multis (Silver) - #125dittocat93377
Florida Favorites (Silver) - #126DirtyD1354100
Letterboxers (Gold) - #127dittocat135328
Wherivegone (Silver) - #128dittocat104263
Virtual Cacher (Gold) - #129dittocat124342
Fizzy Line Bingo (Silver) - #130RamenNoodles103357
Continental Cacher (Gold) - #130.5MikeLima & LotseXY9549
Wherivegone (Gold) - #131dittocat155249
Multi Multis (Gold) - #132HTBob104373
Great Attributes (Silver) - #133OHSilky104.5353
Jasmer Osceola County Style - #134dittocat103.5298
Jasmer Florida Style - #135CelebrationKim184269
Ailihphilia - #136dittocat182.5349
Counting Counties (Bronze) - #139CelebrationKim72.5302
Overstated (Gold) - #140RAHNNERGOTHUC125102
County Counter (Gold) - #141Team Mollymap165152
Old Timer: Country (Silver) - #142CelebrationKim85120
Counting Counties (Silver) - #143CelebrationKim103.5273
U. S. Favorites (Silver) - #144Team Conway74.5193
Favorite Points (Sapphire) - #145Team Conway224.5289
Our Northern Neighbor (Bronze) - #146aogagent153162
Double Fizzy Master - #147Team Mollymap164.5279
Old-Timer: State (Silver) - #148Team Mollymap154269
Triple Fizzy Master - #149Team Mollymap185249
Old-Timer: State (Gold) - #150Team Conway225221
The First Year (Bronze) - #151Team Mollymap113.5295
The First Year (Silver) - #152Team Conway94.5265
Our Northern Neighbor (Silver) - #153aogagent154.5100
The First Year (Gold) - #154-DOLFINANDO-235186
Bundesländer (Bronze) - #155DirtyD1342.577
Caribbean Cruisers (Bronze) - #156Troqueurs3282.5127
Accidental Tourist - #157 DirtyD133369
You Ought to Be in Pictures - #158FloridaJim42.589
Our Northern Neighbor (Gold) - #159FLtravelers7550
Bundesländer (Silver) - #160DirtyD1324.562
Cow Tipping - #161seadog12962113
Bigger than a Breadbox - #162FloridaJim & Black Jeep62.5117
Power Trails - #163CelebrationKim4369
Caribbean Cruisers (Silver) - #164butrflygirl3460
Bundesländer (Gold) - #165DirtyD132534
Great Attributes (Gold) - #166sujayne44.5138
Bonus! (Bronze) - #167FloridaJim & Black Jeep51.5125
Caribbean Cruisers (Gold) - #168butrflygirl9545
They Come In All Sizes - #169seadog12933117
Coolest Cacher on Earth - #170FLPirate & The Wench162.5140
Time Traveler (Bronze) - #171KCL Adventures03109
Cached Virtually Everywhere - #172seadog12943.586
Vintage USA 2000 - #173FLPirate & The Wench23.555
Vintage USA 2001 - #174seadog12913.548
Date Triplets - #175seadog12964115
Virtually Impossible - #176seadog1295445
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Bronze) - #1772KatzHunt54.5101
Loving Types - #178seadog12983.598
Very, Very Loved Caches - #179FLPirate & The Wench4469
All Types in Unique States - #180solid-rock-seekers23109
Earth Years (Bronze) - #181KCL Adventures52.5128
Multi Years of Multis (Bronze) - #182FLPirate & The Wench22.5126
Bonus! (Silver) - #183BCDZ12.5114
Old Timer: Country (Gold) - #184RogueAirPirate54.532
Tick Magnet - #185coleclan61.5111
There's No I in Team - #186coleclan22100
Types of Tree Climbs - #187 nalceloc & coleclan53.554
Time Traveler (Silver) - #1882KatzHunt64.595
Favorite Virtuals - #189TheVictors4437
Favorite EarthCaches - #190butrflygirl2427
Earth Years (Silver) - #191vilstudio/racewalker33.5125
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Silver) - #192RogueAirPirate3552
Social Mega Butterfly - #193CelebrationKim / DirtyD131462
Favorite Mysteries - #194TheVictors1427
Favorite Points (Ruby) - #195FLPirate & The Wench43.597
Favorite Multis - #196TheVictors2431
Multi Years of Multis (Silver) - #197FLPirate & The Wench33.5112
Favorite Wherigos - #198coleclan43.532
Favorite Webcams - #199RogueAirPirate1428
Time Traveler (Gold) - #2002KatzHunt8568
Favorite Letterboxes - #201butrflygirl2424
Old-Timer: State (Ruby) - #202FloridaTBHunter2540
Favorite Traditionals - #203RogueAirPirate34.526
Earth Years (Gold) - #204kernow75107
Multi Years of Multis (Gold) - #205DD13, CKIM, ZSteve8589
Short Chain - #206KCL Adventures74.539
Medium Chain - #207coleclan74.566
Long Chain - #208KCL Adventures114.552
Nontraditional Jasmer - #209FLPirate & The Wench94.5102
Challenge of Challenges - #210coleclan63.523
Total cache finds in this series: 50780
Total different cachers making finds: 735
Stats updated as of 07/21/2024

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.