Department Of Homeland Obscurity
Hike the Purple Trail at Memorial Park. Be alert of mt. bikers! Really show us you did it.
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)
Show us your best team roller skating dance moves in a venue of your choosing, make it fabulous.
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
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.
Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in it in a slow motion video.
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space that is not check-in or a checkpoint. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
Go bobbing for a fruit or vegetable of your choice, anything except apples!
Make a caramel apple, (or onion if you're feeling sassy) and share it with a friend not participating in Questival. Film their reaction. No store bought caramel apples.
Make some hot chocolate or coffee and add a special ingredient.
Find and photograph the 28th state to be admitted into the Union's, official quarter.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Partake of the state dish of Texas with no hands.
Dress up like a vampire and walk through a public sunny place with an umbrella shading you from the sun.
Dress up as an investigative team and make a chalk outline of one of your teammates.
Film yourself trick or treating at a friends house that is not participating in the questival.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
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.
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.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Challenge a teammate's parent to a speed walking competition
Put on your favorite costume from your childhood and take pictures with 5 strangers with their permission. Post a collage.
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger not participating in Questival and sing "Happy Fall-Day To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Make large signs and cheer on a random park sporting event, make sure they know you're a fan and make them feel like an allstar.
Take a picture of a ghost.
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)
Climb the highest tree you can find and take a photo of your view from the top
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second commercial for Houston
Go to a local thrift store and find a unique item. Take said item to a crowded area, ask a quiz question and then deliver the item to a stranger for a correct response. Record their reaction.
Fit entire team in a phone booth, a real enclosed booth like the kind superman would use or tardis.
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (1pm-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Spotts Park, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with NRG Stadium in the background, yes the actual stadium.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you organized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Give a handful of wrapped Halloween candy to a stranger you see on the street.
Take a reflective water photo or video at Hermann Park
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
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.
Go to a thrift store and create the most "basic" fall outfit you can.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Write a note with 10 things you love about sweet-sweet Houston and leave it for someone else to find.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Cross the street walking like you would be if you were a zombie. #quecranberriessong
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
Educate yourself on a current bill being discussed in the Texas house/Senate. Give us a 15 second review.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Pet a real life black cat and tell him/her it's cuuuute for good luck
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Find some roller skates (not blades), and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored.
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video with a fall song #justfallthings
Howl like a pack of wolves in a public park for 15 seconds at dawn.
Howl like a werewolf in front of the setting or rising sun
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 #newschoolshoes
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
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.
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
Find a spider, and sing the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" as you film it doing whatever it happens to be doing
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
Snack on the state vegetable of Texas
Snack on the state fruit of Texas
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Stack 5 apples on top of each other with no other supports.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Find and take a team photograph with mosaic. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
HIke the Outer Loop at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Snap a pic where the outloop branches off to the Couch Birding Trail.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include OKTOBERQUEST 2017.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
Make a 15 second video leading another team in a stretching routine
Make a 15 second video pledging to OBEY THE LAWS OF THE LAND during the next 24hrs
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malaria then make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
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.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.