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Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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#questival
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
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Pic for a tourist 🌎🌍🌏 #questival
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
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Classic #questival
Make a 15 second music video for the song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr
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Boo #questival
It is NOW the end of your 24th hour of Questival, share with us the best photo/video of where you ended up. Don't forget the totem.
Slippery when wet! FIRST TIME AT RAMSEY CASCADES -NEW FRIENDS - 5 AM FUN #questival
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
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Sliding into your DMs like #questival
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Suns down on our favorite city 🌞 #questival
Recreate the scene from the movie "IT" where the little boy in his rain coat runs after his newspaper boat
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Don’t follow paper boats into storm drains, people. #questival
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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This counts right. #questival
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
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Hi Mom! #questival
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
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Who will be the first to fall? #questival
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
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Aubrey’s Dad was her softball coach all through middle and high school! So sweet! #questival
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
BOTH CHECKPOINTS DONE YAY #questival
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (6pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Morningside Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
YES #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie.
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The Nightmare Before Christmas #questival
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
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#questival
**** PRIZE CHALLENGE**** Recreate a memorable Halloween moment from your childhood, the more authentic the better.
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#embarrassing #questival
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
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Woohoo! #questival
Take a photo next to a statue of Alex Haley, tell us what book he won the Pulitzer Prize for in your caption.
Alex Haley wrote Roots, winning his Pulitzer Prize! #questival
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
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I’m dizzy now #questival
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
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True friends trade laces #questival
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
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Snakes don’t stand a chance #questival
Hug one of Tennessee's 3 state trees. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Tulip poplars give the best hugs :) #questival
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
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Stay healthy my friends #questival
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Tennessee
We found the state flag outside the court building! #questival
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the Neyland Stadium in the background.
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Go Vols! #questival
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
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Australian accent for the win #questival
Hold a formal freestyle rap off with a stranger not participating in the Questival.
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Lil Beth back on da track 🙊 #questival
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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Seagulls are vicious #questival
Go to the sunsphere, (during regular operating hours) and take a video from the observation deck pointing out your favorite places in Knoxville
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WE LOVE KNOXVILLE! GO VOLS #questival
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator or in an elevator
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LLAMA LOVE. He 😍 LLAMAS! #questival
Run through the World's Fair Fountain while it's on, dodge the spray and try to stay as dry as possible
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A terrific effort #waterdodge #questival
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park that is not a checkpoint. Be a good sport win or lose.
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Even with a head start, the stranger beat us #questival
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
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Got this feeling-JT #questival
Write a note with 10 things you love about Tennessee and leave it for someone else to find.
We left it in a mailbox for our neighbor to find! #questival
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
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Meet da Gnomes #questival
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Questival: donuts, llamas, and so much fun #questival
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
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Paper cranes not paper planes 🐥 #questival
Collect all of the garbage you create during your adventure and take a picture of it in the final two hours of Questival then recycle/compost what you can.
Trash before it was recycled and thrown away! #questival
Perform the official Tennessee state folk dance with the appropriate music. Show us your moves.
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Square dance! #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
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Everywhere you look! Gnomes! #questival
Take a 1st day back to school photo as a team on a porch complete with backpacks and 1st day of school clothes and maybe even lunchboxes
Back to school! #questival
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
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Lil Beth was terrified #questival
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
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#questival
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
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Daisy me rollin #questival
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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PROXIMITY DESIGNS ⭐️🔥 #questival
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (at least 5) and body slam a teammate
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7 sweaters and a body slam at the end!! #questival
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
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Lil Beth! She’s a champ! #questival
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
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Peas! Grapes! Blueberries! #questival
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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BYE BYE BYE #questival
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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ew #questival
Eat your favorite dish featuring the state fruit of Tennessee. Tell us how it was prepared in your caption.
We prepared flat noodles, and then we added olive oil, paprika, and garlic. Fresh tomatoes, TN state fruit, are scattered on top. Ummmmmm! #questival
Make a smoothie using at least 1 part pumpkin and 4 different fruits or vegetables.
Veggie goodness in a smoothie! #questival
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
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LIL BETH IS A BEAST #countem #questival
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include Knoxville 2017.
GNOMES!!!!!!!! #knoxville2017 #questival
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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Monster Mash! @JKCorden & @latelateshow #questival #cotopaxi #questival
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
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She’s the sweet one!🎂 #questival
In a space that allows, purchase and shot put a pumpkin (the size of a shot put shot) as far as you can and measure the distance. Clean up whatever mess you make.
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Distance- 20ft #questival
Do the Jack Skellington Mile. Run an entire mile with a jack-o-lantern on your head. Do it in a safe place and make sure you can breathe. Timelapse video required.
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Run run Rudolph- i mean JACK #teemwork #questival
Pick up 100 pieces of trash at a local park, recycle what you can and put the rest in the trash. Take a video clearly showing what you gathered.
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Clean up at First Creek Greenway! #questival
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
We love moonshine popcorn!!!!!! #questival
Carve a beautiful profile picture of a llama into a pumpkin. #pumpkinspicellamatte
Llama carving #fallthings #questival
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
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Pumpkin pie in Meredith's face #questival
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
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Pumpkin pie smaaaash #questival
As a team make a video showing us a pumpkin carving technique on a real pumpkin.
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The carve master gives a lesson #questival
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
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#questival
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Bobbing for some baby tomatoes! #questival
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Ride #questival
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location (i.e. don't cross walkways/pathways)
Who needs a bed when you have a hammock in your room? #questival
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
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- YOUR SCARY MOVIE GUIDE #questival
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
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When you don’t have hand sanitizer... improvise! #questival
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
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EXTRA TERRESTRIALS ARE OUT THERE BE AFRAID (didn't buy trifold because we wanted to recycle and use our trash) #questival
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
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Anthony Bourdain reviews Knoxville’s Burrito food truck. #questival
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
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Got em #questival
Make a 15 second commercial for the City of Knoxville
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Coffee shops. Flannels. UT Go Vols. #questival
Order a pumpkin spice latte under the name "Bueller" when you pick it up tell them "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."
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Bueller #questival
Sing one of Tennessee's 9 official state songs as a team. Tell us why the heck we have 9 state songs in your caption.
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We have 9 official state songs because we have too much dang talent #questival
Find and photograph "Earth Fire Water Wind" by Hanna Jubran
Does my hair look like the sculpture? #questival
Get help from strangers and spell "OKTOBERQUEST" using one human body to make each one of the letters. (Other questival participants do not count as strangers for this one.)
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Shout out to the Aveda institute students!!! #questival
Find and photograph "Borbor 9" by Will Vannerson
WE FOUND IT #questival
Run your favorite football play with your team against another team. Two totems required. Complete away from check-in/checkpoints.
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Sports #questival
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
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She BLINKED #questival
Go to a public place and eat an onion like one might eat an apple. Pretend that this is your 'normal' and film others reactions. #secretvideo (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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Onions have layers Ogres have layers #questival
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Buyin some beats!! #justbeatit #questival
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-1pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Caswell Park, across winona St (west) from the baseball fields. Complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 1:00pm exactly.
#questival
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
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YMCA #questival
Find and photograph a living specimen of one of Tennessee's 3 State flowers. Tell us what it is in your caption.
Baby purple coneflower! Tennessee’s own fave state wildflower #questival
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Hang dry- it’s cool #questival
Hike to Ramsey Cascades, (8 miles) upload a photo collage of your team at the footbridge and at the falls. (Tap this challenge then tap "go" for more info)
we came _ we hiked _ go VOLS #questival
Video your best scare on a teammate.
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Protip: make them think your lost - most effective scare tactic #sideeffects #questival
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
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Found out she was trustworthy #questival
Find a stranger, ask them what they do for a living and thank them for being them. Be genuine. #thanksrandomfellow.
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You meet the nicest people on trails. #thanksrandomfwllow #questival
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
This was the best we could under a canopy of beautiful Smoky Mountain trees. #questival #cotopaxi
Film a video out in the wilderness illustrating how to find a clean and safe natural water source for drinking.
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REI water filters #foolproof #questival
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
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Do Good_Give Leaves #questival
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
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Shake it off #wetn’wild #questival #cotopaxi
Boulder one problem outdoors.
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#firstascent #flash #v12 #heelhook “watch out Daniel Woods” -Lil Beth #questival
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival who is not a part of the Questival use the caption to tell the story. (Don't forget your totem)
“ I flew in from Dallas last night for a weekend trip to a place + hike I’ve never been before. Working for southwest gives lets me pick op and go exploring any weekend while working on my photography hobby” -Brittany #questival
Find a peaceful outdoors space, sit down and take 5 minutes to relax in silence and enjoy the moment. (Timelapse, don't forget your totem)
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✌️✌️ #questival
Leave a scary book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
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Warning: there’s a scary book waiting in your neighborhood library #readitifyoudare #spooksville #questival
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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15 seconds of new friends!! #dogood #knoxrocks #questival
Take a picture of a ghost.
Boo!! #questival
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video #justfallthings
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Throw em like ya just don't care! #questival
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
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Teeth brushed and ready for the day!! #questival
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds in the Old Town
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This was very difficult, but we did it! #questival
Upload a timelapse video of your team jogging across S Gay St Bridge
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Going the distance #questival
Take a team photo in front of the East Tennessee History Center, do a little research and tell us a historical fact about Tennessee in your caption.
TN was one of the last states to secede from the Union. Fun fact. #questival
Take a photo next to the Rowing Man Statue
Row row row your boat gently down Gay St. #questival
As a team, sing your favorite number from a musical production in front of the Tennessee Theatre.
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Far, a long long loooong way to run!!! #questival
Take a photo outside the Knoxville Museum of Art, tell us what type of stone is on the building's exterior.
Knoxville Musuem of Art and it’s PINK TENNESSEE MARBLE yo #questival
Take a photo with the Torchbearer statue, emulate his pose.
#questival
Film a video of your team painting or drawing something on The Rock
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Cotopaxi Llama on da rock at UT #questival
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
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Man on tha moon #zerogravity #questival
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
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Trick and treat 🎃 #questival
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
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It’s not lit. #questival
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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FT lil Beth #questival
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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Pretty much every ghost story ever in 15 seconds :) #questival
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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How to make spoon in the wilderness 🥄 #questival
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
So they know we were here... #questival
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
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Wait for it... SHE GOT IT #questival
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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The one and only, POP DROP & SMORE IT #questival
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
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Bowling knit tie-ing with Elizabeth #questival
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
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#guilty totemless 1st take #totemretake #questival
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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Always a party in the USA #questival
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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BOOM ROASTED & TOASTED #mallo #questival
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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SOUND ON for our popcorn meal #questival
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
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Look ma, no hands #questival
Camp overnight in a tent in the wilderness give an MTV Cribs style tour of your entire campsite. (Sorry yard/house camping doesn't count)
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5 star CRIB ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #questival
Find a real life black cat and be its friend. Tell us the most unluckiest thing that's happened to you in your caption.
Unluckiest thing = sick during Questival:/ #questival
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
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Totem’s make good eye protection #questival
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
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#questival
Take a photo with your favorite tree and tell us how many acres of trees there are at Ijams nature center.
300 acres of trees helping us kick off Questival! #questival
Take a photo with a Common Persimmon somewhere at Ijams Nature Center (tell us something the wood has been used to create in your caption)
Not so common Gnomes with a Common Persimmon #questival
Have a member of the truth team snap your picture in front of the #FinishtIt mural in the truth zone
FINISH IT #questival
Take a photo with an American sycamore somewhere at Ijams Nature Center.
Tree hugging all day every day #questival
Play a round of Giant Connect Four or Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
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Aleblazers and Gnomes, meeting over a game of cornhole! #questival
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malaria then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
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NOTHIN BUT NETS #questival
Take a team photo showing off your new Luzon daypack once you pick it up from Check In
Got our backpack babies, ready for Questival!! #questival
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
AREIVED AND PARKED ready to QUESTIVAL #questival
Pick a state or national park you want to visit. Take a 15s video letting us know what you would want to do during your visit.
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#sendordie #questival
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
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Chillin' with my gnomies! #questival
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
Lookout MTN trail towards sunset rock ☀️ in Chatt 👌👌 #questival
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
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Fading West is the story of a band exploring corners of the globe. They find exotic cultures and explore with local adventurers! #questival