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bflentje
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:52 am    Post subject: Wherigo Reply with quote

No posts here since January 14th.. so just posting a note to break the streak. There are a handful of new Wherigo's down near Northfield and Randolph.
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Boreal Walker
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did them yesterday. Should be easy to find for the next cacher until it snows.
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ChaosWarning
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally purchased a cheap android smart phone and will hopefully find my first couple Wherigos this weekend. Those new ones will have to wait though, since that's way out of the way.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four of my next five hides will be Wherigos. But only two more in the Northfield/Randolph area.
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former hawkeye
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does one have to purchase a special Whereigo app for a smartphone?
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schmittfamily
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spstanley created an app but it is free (at least last I checked).

Has anyone done a car Wherigo? I have been thinking about creating one that follows a highway pointing out interesting things but I am not sure if it is a good idea or not.
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Boreal Walker
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

schmittfamily wrote:
Spstanley created an app but it is free (at least last I checked).

Has anyone done a car Wherigo? I have been thinking about creating one that follows a highway pointing out interesting things but I am not sure if it is a good idea or not.


I saw one in Charlotte that requires you to drive I485 around town. You get a clue at each exit. There is one in Olivia, MN that takes you on a tour of the town. It sounds like what you are talking about.
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Hal-oween
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a wherigo in Plymouth or just west of there on Highway 55 called Gygax quest that is supposed to be done in a car. It looks like it is disabled at the moment.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

former hawkeye wrote:
Does one have to purchase a special Whereigo app for a smartphone?


Every player I am aware of is free, including using an online player for the "Play Anywhere" cartridges (http://www.webwigo.net).
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Rustynails
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

schmittfamily wrote:
Spstanley created an app but it is free (at least last I checked).

Has anyone done a car Wherigo? I have been thinking about creating one that follows a highway pointing out interesting things but I am not sure if it is a good idea or not.


North by Northwest http://coord.info/GC48J6W is a driving cache.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rustynails wrote:
schmittfamily wrote:
Spstanley created an app but it is free (at least last I checked).

Has anyone done a car Wherigo? I have been thinking about creating one that follows a highway pointing out interesting things but I am not sure if it is a good idea or not.


North by Northwest http://coord.info/GC48J6W is a driving cache.


I didn't have to do any driving for this one. Wink
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essap
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What program are you using on an android? I have used the WhereYouGo app on my Galaxy S5. It seems to be awkward to get the Whereigo modules onto the phone. When I get them downloaded, I have used the android and my son uses the Garmin and he always zeros in more quickly and more accurately.
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purplesquirrel1
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

essap wrote:
What program are you using on an android? I have used the WhereYouGo app on my Galaxy S5. It seems to be awkward to get the Whereigo modules onto the phone. When I get them downloaded, I have used the android and my son uses the Garmin and he always zeros in more quickly and more accurately.


Make sure that you have your Android set up in "High Accuracy" mode. This will use GPS and cell towers for your position and make whereyougo more accurate.
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ChaosWarning
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

essap wrote:
What program are you using on an android? I have used the WhereYouGo app on my Galaxy S5. It seems to be awkward to get the Whereigo modules onto the phone. When I get them downloaded, I have used the android and my son uses the Garmin and he always zeros in more quickly and more accurately.

I'm using WhereYouGo, but I always load the cartridges onto the microSD card on my PC.

My android phone doesn't have any cell service and I haven't noticed any accuracy issues. I've only found a couple of easy Wherigo's with it though. I'll have to try it on something a little bit more difficult.
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