My first Wherigo cache, I hope you enjoy it!
BNC - Critter-Aid
The Houston area's second published Wherigo geocache
(First hidden, I'm just a little slow on my cartridge programming)
To play this cartridge you will need to have
A Garmin Colorado, or a Garmin Oregon,
or a Garmin Nuvi 500/550
Or a GPS-enabled PocketPC
If you are using a GPS-enabled PocketPC you will need the Wherigo player
Alternately, Wherigo can also be played on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch using the Wherigo app, a Droid with the WhereYouGo app, or any GPS enabled J2ME Smartphone with Java using OpenWIG.
For your Garmin GPS unit, download the Wherigo Cartridge for this cache HERE
The Baytown Nature center is located in the old Brownwood subdivision. Once an upscale neighborhood with great views of the surrounding bays, most of the area has sunk to sea level or below due to subsidence from groundwater pumping. After repeated floodings in the 1970's, the neighborhood was finished off by Hurricane Alicia in 1983. The remaining homeowners were bought out by FEMA and the City of Baytown and the area was eventually converted into a nature center and wetlands. A site on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, the Nature Center is home to over 300 species of resident and migratory birds. This site is primarily land-based but there there are some water-based areas around the marshes and along the bays. Some of the old neighborhood streets are still there, though many of them are closed to vehicular traffic. You can still see a few foundations and other evidence of the homes that were once here. Read more about the history of the area here.
This Wherigo adventure will take you all over the park. You can drive to the first two locations and near the area of the final, but some hiking or biking will be required in between. Total distance for the cache is about 3.3 miles, of which 2 miles can be done by car. With a bike, you should be able to complete the whole thing in 30 minutes -- on foot will take a bit longer. The final cache is a short 50' bushwhack from a maintained trail, so don't make it any harder than it is!
Be sure to upload your completed saved game file (.gws) to Wherigo.com to unlock (confirm completion of) the cartridge!
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