Hi folks, just received this from the appeals@geocaching. com
regarding our effort to create a State of Jefferson DeLorme Challenge. For those who have heard of our efforts to place this unusual challenge we are sorry that it will apparently NOT happen. Below is the response to our appeal.
Greetings rock&crystal, and thank you for writing to Groundspeak about your challenge cache.
Your State of Jefferson Counties Challenge GC1TVK1 was published today.
Your State of Jefferson DeLorme Challenge GC1TVMP is essentially a duplicate challenge on an identical theme and we believe it is
inappropriate to publish it. Also, DeLorme Challenges have historically been about finding a cache on each page of a specific DeLorme book, not selected pages from multiple books
Groundspeak - The Language of Location
Ticket ID: VOI-410855
Department: Cache Appeals
We of course do not share this opinion and as residents of the State of Jefferson find this to be just one more case of injustice. The rationale based on the issue of "duplication" seems odd as most States now have BOTH a Counties and DeLorme Challenge.
Well, now that we've stirred the pot (Groundspeak received a more radical rsponse, which may or may not be shared later), we are off to the southwest for some caching, rockhounding, adventures,
and certainly less oppression.
Cache happy, R&C grrrrr! [:D]