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Joined: 2006-07-31
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Location: Weston, WI

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ok. I will be the first to post in this forum.

I will start by giving a little background to what needs to be done.

When I first heard of the "Whereigo" cache it was the one Team Blackcat did in Shawano. It sounded like fun, so I made sure I put the cache into my whereigo capable Garmin GPSr. With much anticipation, Rick Blick and I arrived at GZ in Shawano and nothing happened. What the heck. Luckily TBC was home and I phoned him. He asked what I did and I told him. He asked, "Did you download the cartridge into the GPS?" I responded, "The what?????" After realizing this wasn't going to work, we went "normal" caching for the day. I went home and spent several hours researching and going to the "Whereigo" site and signed up. The moral of the story...DO YOUR RESEARCH! It requires more than just the cache page coords.

oh yeah... FTP!

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Joined: 2008-01-18
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Mathman wrote:
oh yeah... FTP!

You still got it, Mathman! wink
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Location: Ozaukee County

PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Found my first WHERIGO today ... West Bend, WI in Regner Park ... I loved it ... wish there were more in the area. Pharmgirl did an excellent job on it too ... including how exact the final coordinates were (I literally got my GPSr down to about 3 feet, looked up and there it was).

Took me a bit of time to get it all figured out ... but my problems were with my GPSr (not being patient when I'd press a button to wait for the results to be calculated I guess). I thought it was locked up a couple times, causing me a couple false starts. When a person is just caching, clicking the buttons on an Oregon 400t is pretty quick ... but some of the steps on a WHERIGO seem to cause a pause of 5 or 10 seconds, but they came prodictable after a while .. I think the unit has to think pretty hard because of the complexity happening behind the scenes.

My biggest suggestion ... After solving a view steps (maybe when walking to the next), exit and then SAVE the game ... then come back in to your saved game. If you lockup or power down by mistake (I did the later while crawling under a tree) you lose what you've done so far (retracing your steps takes away the joy a bit). So save, save, save.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:13 am Reply with quote Back to top

Completed our first Wherigo yesterday, Trolling Mt Horeb, for our 10th find on 10/10/10 Smile [after reading that GC wanted lots of accounts to log a find, and we had family plans that didn't allow us to attend a 10/10/10 10:10 event, decide it would be fun to make 10 cache finds.

We had started the wherigo earlier in the week while walking the pup, and trying out the features of my new phone, Android based HTC Desire. Too bad it doesn't yet handle the download of the cartridges itself. But I did my homework before hand and already had it loaded. We started a bit too late to have completed it during our walk, gets dark pretty fast this time of year.
After hitting a few DNFs on our quest for the 10th find, we decided to finish out the wherigo for #10.

Reminds me of the old time computer adventure games Smile

Mike of team: Not So Lost Puppies

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