Out of curiosity, I ran the same search for Michigan, one of the most dense caches per mile areas on the planet (or so I personally believe). Since the moratorium was lifted, there have only been 9 challenge caches published in Michigan!
I posted a poll on the Southeastern Michigan Geocaching FB Group. What do you attribute this to?
- The new guidelines are a deterrent
- The new checker requirement is a deterrent
- All the good challenges already exist
- I'm a finder not a hider
- I don't like challenge caches