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 / RamenNoodels4.5373
Monkey Business - #1dbricks / FrappGirl2.5340
Souvenirs (Bronze) - #2RamenNoodles1.5414
Border Crosser (Bronze) - #3NFJK2367
The Streaker (Bronze) - #4RamenNoodles2386
A Walk in the Park (Bronze) - #5dbricks / FrappGirl1.5416
Mile High Club - #6Mr. & Mrs. Magic1.5387
Favorite Points (Bronze) - #7dbricks / FrappGirl2411
Hidden Days (Bronze) - #8dbricks / FrappGirl2410
Scenic Views (Bronze) - #9dbricks / FrappGirl2406
Globe Trotter (Bronze) - #10Mr. & Mrs. Magic3273
Social Butterfly (Bronze) - #11RamenNoodles1.5389
Colors of the Rainbow - #12NFJK2.5330
Mystery Cacher (Bronze) - #13dbricks / FrappGirl2.5404
Well Stated (Bronze) - #14dbricks / FrappGirl2.5359
Busy Day (Bronze) - #15RamenNoodles2.5363
Challenge Cacher (Bronze) - #16NFJK2399
The Gamer (Bronze) - #17FrappGirl2.5187
Old-Timer: State (Bronze) - #18dbricks / FrappGirl3366
The Traveler (Bronze) - #19RamenNoodles1.5410
Found Grid (Bronze) - #20RamenNoodles2369
Dog Lover (Bronze) - #21dbricks / FrappGirl2414
Hider's ABCs - #22NFJK2.5378
Thanks Reviewers (Bronze) - #23NFJK3368
Mother Earth (Bronze) - #24RamenNoodles2402
Variety Pack 3 x 20 - #25dbricks / FrappGirl2359
Get in the Boat (Bronze) - #26RamenNoodles2.5385
Caching around the World - #27FrappGirl2386
Happy Birthday (Bronze) - #28dbricks / FrappGirl2406
Completing a Country - #29CelebrationKim347
One through Nine - #30dbricks / FrappGirl2351
Overstated (Bronze) - #31ikolor3292
Souvenirs (Silver) - #32floridajim3.5353
Border Crosser (Silver) - #33Funfinderone3.575
The Streaker (Silver) - #34dbricks / FrappGirl3270
A Walk in the Park (Silver) - #35dbricks / FrappGirl2.5374
Two-Mile High Club - #36floridajim4221
Favorite Points (Silver) - #37FrappGril3377
Hidden Days (Silver) - #38dbricks / FrappGirl3364
Scenic Views (Silver) - #39dbricks / FrappGirl3379
Globe Trotter (Silver) - #40wigglesworth497
Social Butterfly (Silver) - #41dbricks / FrappGirl2357
Very Low - #42Messingaround4.5112
Mystery Cacher (Silver) - #43NFJK3.5357
Well Stated (Silver) - #44FrappGirl3.5299
Busy Day (Silver) - #45dbricks / FrappGirl3.5305
Challenge Cacher (Silver) - #46NFJK3359
The Gamer (Silver) - #47OHSilky3.5130
Old Timer: Country (Bronze) - #48floridajim4292
The Traveler (Silver) - #49dbricks / FrappGirl2.5327
Found Grid (Silver) - #50RamenNoodles4370
Dog Lover (Silver) - #51dbricks / FrappGirl3374
Hider's ABCs and 123s - #52IsqubaAndNawty3.5276
Thanks Reviewers (Silver) - #53IsqubaAndNawty4313
Mother Earth (Silver) - #54dbricks / FrappGirl3368
Variety Pack 4 x 10 - #55dbricks / FrappGirl3309
Get in the Boat (Silver) - #56NFJK3.5311
Caching to the Moon - #57 Seekers Four4235
Happy Birthday (Silver) - #58dbricks / FrappGirl3365
Completing Two Countries - #59qrang426
Zero through Twelve - #60NFJK4292
Overstated (Silver) - #61floridajim4207
Souvenirs (Gold) - #62IsqubaAndNawty4.5305
Border Crosser (Gold) - #63KatelinH / K8zant535
The Streaker (Gold) - #64NFJK5179
A Walk in the Park (Gold) - #65NFJK3.5337
Three-Mile High Club - #66Hipointer and Capiti523
Favorite Points (Gold) - #67Team Mollymap4350
Hidden Days (Gold) - #68dbricks / FrappGirl4365
Scenic Views (Gold) - #69FrappGirl4371
Globe Trotter (Gold) - #70T@bibito541
Social Butterfly (Gold) - #71FrappGirl3.5344
17 Days of Mystery - #72NFJK4181
Mystery Cacher (Gold) - #73NFJK4.5342
Well Stated (Gold) - #74Team Mollymap4.5218
Busy Day (Gold) - #75dbricks / FrappGirl4.5286
Challenge Cacher (Gold) - #76NFJK4326
The Gamer (Gold) - #77Team Mollymap4.597
Old Timer: Continent (Bronze) - #78floridajim5237
The Traveler (Gold) - #79rnrgrl550
Found Grid (Gold) - #80NFJK5382
Dog Lover (Gold) - #81NFJK4347
Hider's ABCs, 123s and more - #82IsqubaAndNawty4.5143
Thanks Reviewers (Gold) - #83IsqubaAndNawty5237
Mother Earth (Gold) - #84NFJK4336
Variety Pack 5 x 8 - #85NFJK4240
Get in the Boat (Gold) - #86NFJK4.5308
Caching to the Moon & Back - #87Hipointer and Capiti5120
Happy Birthday (Gold) - #88NFJK5311
Antipodes - #89wigglesworth588
ABCs - #90dbricks / FrappGirl1.5378
ABCs and 123s - #91FrappGirl2.5357
ABCs? - #92NFJK4313
Orderly ABCs - #93dbricks / FrappGirl4353
Oval Office - #94Team Mollymap3279
Hungry? - #95NFJK3316
A Day at the Zoo - #96dbricks / FrappGirl3.5366
Life's a Beach - #97NFJK3268
Colorful - #98dbricks / FrappGirl3341
Completing a Hider - #99dbricks / FrappGirl4324
Four Corners of the World - #100wigglesworth568
Welcome to... (Bronze) - #101dittocat2.5317
Caching is a Pleasure - #102CelebrationKim3163
Body Shop I - #103dittocat3324
Chinese Zodiac - #104HTBob3.5277
County Counter (Bronze) - #105dittocat3277
Multi Multis (Bronze) - #106RamenNoodles2350
Florida Favorites (Bronze) - #107dittocat3152
Letterboxers (Bronze) - #108RamenNoodles2.5328
Wherivegone (Bronze) - #109dittocat3266
Fizzy Double Digit Bingo - #110dittocat4314
Fizzy Line Bingo (Bronze) - #111RamenNoodles2370
Body Shop II - #112RamenNoodles3357
Virtual Cacher (Bronze) - #113dittocat / celebrationkim2.5352
Continental Cacher (Bronze) - #114dittocat2.5251
U. S. Favorites (Bronze) - #115dittocat3257
World Favorites - #116HTBob3254
Virtual Cacher (Silver) - #117dittocat3332
Continental Cacher (Silver) - #118CelebrationKim3.5107
Fizzy Double Double Bingo - #119GadgetCHC5298
Welcome to... (Silver) - #120GadgetCHC4274
Fizzy Line Bingo (Gold) - #121RamenNoodles4337
Fizzy Master - #122RamenNoodles5347
Great Attributes (Bronze) - #123dittocat3365
County Counter (Silver) - #124dittocat4.5198
Multi Multis (Silver) - #125dittocat3357
Florida Favorites (Silver) - #126DirtyD13491
Letterboxers (Gold) - #127dittocat5307
Wherivegone (Silver) - #128dittocat4249
Virtual Cacher (Gold) - #129dittocat4323
Fizzy Line Bingo (Silver) - #130RamenNoodles3338
Continental Cacher (Gold) - #130.5MikeLima & LotseXY540
Wherivegone (Gold) - #131dittocat5231
Multi Multis (Gold) - #132HTBob4353
Great Attributes (Silver) - #133OHSilky4.5329
Jasmer Osceola County Style - #134dittocat3.5279
Jasmer Florida Style - #135CelebrationKim4250
Ailihphilia - #136dittocat2.5327
Counting Counties (Bronze) - #139CelebrationKim2.5284
Overstated (Gold) - #140RAHNNERGOTHUC587
County Counter (Gold) - #141Team Mollymap5137
Old Timer: Country (Silver) - #142CelebrationKim5100
Counting Counties (Silver) - #143CelebrationKim3.5252
U. S. Favorites (Silver) - #144Team Conway4.5174
Favorite Points (Sapphire) - #145Team Conway4.5261
Our Northern Neighbor (Bronze) - #146aogagent13127
Double Fizzy Master - #147Team Mollymap4.5254
Old-Timer: State (Silver) - #148Team Mollymap4248
Triple Fizzy Master - #149Team Mollymap5228
Old-Timer: State (Gold) - #150Team Conway5203
The First Year (Bronze) - #151Team Mollymap3.5273
The First Year (Silver) - #152Team Conway4.5237
Our Northern Neighbor (Silver) - #153aogagent14.580
The First Year (Gold) - #154-DOLFINANDO-5157
Bundesländer (Bronze) - #155DirtyD132.563
Caribbean Cruisers (Bronze) - #156Troqueurs322.5110
Accidental Tourist - #157 DirtyD13349
You Ought to Be in Pictures - #158FloridaJim2.562
Our Northern Neighbor (Gold) - #159FLtravelers540
Bundesländer (Silver) - #160DirtyD134.548
Cow Tipping - #161seadog129271
Bigger than a Breadbox - #162FloridaJim & Black Jeep2.588
Power Trails - #163CelebrationKim345
Caribbean Cruisers (Silver) - #164butrflygirl451
Bundesländer (Gold) - #165DirtyD13524
Great Attributes (Gold) - #166sujayne4.597
Bonus! (Bronze) - #167FloridaJim & Black Jeep1.588
Caribbean Cruisers (Gold) - #168butrflygirl537
They Come In All Sizes - #169seadog129377
Coolest Cacher on Earth - #170FLPirate & The Wench2.5104
Time Traveler (Bronze) - #171KCL Adventures367
Cached Virtually Everywhere - #172seadog1293.552
Vintage USA 2000 - #173FLPirate & The Wench3.536
Vintage USA 2001 - #174seadog1293.533
Date Triplets - #175seadog129476
Virtually Impossible - #176seadog129431
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Bronze) - #1772KatzHunt4.559
Loving Types - #178seadog1293.561
Very, Very Loved Caches - #179FLPirate & The Wench430
All Types in Unique States - #180solid-rock-seekers374
Earth Years (Bronze) - #181KCL Adventures2.581
Multi Years of Multis (Bronze) - #182FLPirate & The Wench2.574
Bonus! (Silver) - #183BCDZ2.569
Old Timer: Country (Gold) - #184RogueAirPirate4.518
Tick Magnet - #185coleclan1.558
There's No I in Team - #186coleclan251
Time Traveler (Silver) - #1882KatzHunt4.557
Earth Years (Silver) - #191vilstudio/racewalker3.578
Mystery Pseudo Jasmer (Silver) - #192RogueAirPirate527
Social Mega Butterfly - #193CelebrationKim / DirtyD13427
Favorite Points (Ruby) - #195FLPirate & The Wench3.557
Multi Years of Multis (Silver) - #197FLPirate & The Wench3.573
Time Traveler (Gold) - #2002KatzHunt536
Old-Timer: State (Ruby) - #202FloridaTBHunter516
Earth Years (Gold) - #204kernow562
Multi Years of Multis (Gold) - #205DD13, CKIM, ZSteve545
Nontraditional Jasmer - #209FLPirate & The Wench4.563
Total cache finds in this series: 45911
Total different cachers making finds: 671
FTFs still available: 0
Stats updated as of 03/21/2023

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.