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plan meals for a 3 day backpacking trip, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
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.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Film a video showing how to check the oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluid levels in your car. Make sure everything is ship-shape.
Take a team selfie with your favorite box of cereal with one of the 17 remaining 'Moonlight Towers'. They are an official Texas state landmark, btw.
While camping in the wilderness document/photograph at least 4 different types of wildlife, each unique/from separate animal families. Don't forget the totem.
Catch a fish outdoors in a natural body of water with a rod and reel.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Fit your whole team on a paddleboard and paddle at least 10 feet out into a natural body of water.
Share a large melon as a team, carefully create a helmet from the melon. Take your picture with a non-Questival-participant while wearing your creation. Tap this challenge then tap GO for inspiration >
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
Perform at an open mic night at a comedy club (not a karaoke bar, come on guys). Give it your best shot. #youcandoit
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
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.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Do a 'track' stand for 10 seconds on a bike. No balance assistance allowed.
Do a wheelie on a bike for 5 seconds or longer.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the University of Texas football stadium (Darrell K Royal) in the background, yes the actual stadium.
Take a cooking class and learn to cook something new.
Go to a public place and eat a stock of cauliflower like one might eat an apple. Pretend that this is your 'normal' and film others reactions. #secretvideo
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Go to a restaurant serving food from a country you've never been to, and eat a dish you've never heard of. Be honest, really try something new and make it count.
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on or near UT campus.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
Give one of your team members a performance review in a real boardroom.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Go to this link (click link and tap GO>) and donate to the IRC. Write a "Message of Hope" to a refugee on some fabric and give it to a Cotopaxi staff member for a display later in the year.
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Come meet us at the lower level of Hope Outdoor Gallery on the benches and get the challenge details.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Find and take a team photograph with this art installation. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged underwater for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park. Be a good sport win or lose.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Blindfold a teammate and give them 2 different back massages. One with all of your hands, the other with all of your feet. Have them guess which was which.
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Find a birds nest with eggs in it IN NATURE. NOT EGGS YOU BOUGHT FROM A STORE. Real bird eggs. Document them but do not touch.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Drink water from a freshwater spring (a spring is a point where groundwater flows out of the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the surface of the earth).
Go to a busy part of 6th Street/University of Texas/Zilker Park, put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. Don't forget your totem.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
Need to refuel? Find the Bobo's Oat Bar team near the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge between 11:30am and 12:30pm! Love what you tried? Let us know @eatbobos on social media.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Come by The Shade Project SPF station at Tru-Skin Dermatology (3500 Jefferson St, Ste 200, 78731) between 10AM and NOON and get your shade on! Teams will lather each other up and learn how to stay sun safe… the 1st 200 visitors get a special gift!
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Order some food and record a review as if you are Guy Fieri while you eat it. Remember to say "money" over and over to be authentic.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Take a picture with a Texas Longhorn. Don't get hurt/trampled. Also, ask permission and be smart.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
See how long you can hold a consistent singing note and document the entire thing. Make sure it's loud and that you are in a VERY public place.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Take a picture of an uncommon object underneath the sign of Uncommon Objects. If you choose to enter this eccentric shop, please be respectful and kind.
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Head to Mitscoots (2505 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702) between 10am-5pm and assemble a "care canister" to be given away to someone less-fortunate in the area. Take a team video/picture of you putting your canister together.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Challenge another questival team to a best of 5 penalty kick competition using a regulation goal two totems in the submission. #goallllllllll
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
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.
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
Between 9 and 10:30AM find the ultimate hang at Kammok (1401 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702). Come set up and sit in a hammock, then take it down and use it as an accessory in a team photo in front of our mural. Breakfast while supplies last. :)
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not count.
Sing a Travis Tritt song as a team at Lake Travis, in Travis County. #sotexas #sotravis
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)
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored. #radicaldude
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
Take a picture of a High Brew can in a creative way. **Hint - you might want to save an unopened can for a challenge that you'll do later.**
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
While camping in the wilderness make a homemade "ghillie suit" and attempt to sneak close to an animal in nature….OR a teammate and scare the stuffing out of them.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit).
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Go to a grocery store and pretend an avocado (or a similar looking item) is a dragon egg from Game of Thrones. Have a ceremony with a teammate to crown the Queen of the Dragons.
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
Find a stranger who has the same birthday as you and provide proof.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malarya then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.