In honor of our 50th cache placement,
Age of Discovery is Wherigo
(A Wherigo Geocache)
The cache is NOT located at the coordinates above.
The posted coordinates are for parking. You can park here while walking around Hagar Park while playing this Wherigo cartridge.
To find the actual location of the container - you must play and complete the "Age of Discovery" Wherigo Cartridge.
Once you complete the cartridge you will be provided the necessary information to find the actual geocache container to sign the logbook.
What is a Wherigo Geocache?
Wherigo is a new way of utilizing GPS technology to play games, take tours, and yes geocache. Visit Wherigo.com to learn more about this new software.
Do I need special equipment?
Yes! To find this cache the proper way and to truly experience the hunt the way it was meant to be experienced, you will need two things
1. The Wherigo Player on Wherigo compatible Hardware
2. The "Age of Discovery" cartridge
The Wherigo Player comes pre installed on the Garmin Colorado & Oregon series GPSr units.
A version of the player is available for download for use by GPS enabled Pocket PC devices or certain smart phones. Click "Download Player" to get the PPC version.
Once you have the Player ready to go, you will need to download the cartridge for this cache.
Click "Download Cartridge" to get it.
This Wherigo Geocache is designed to have you take a tour of Hagar Park located in Jenison, MI. .
This Wherigo experience will require you to visit various areas of Hagar Park. This popular 104 acre family park has a full array of recreational opportunities including extensive picnic areas and nature trails. The mature hardwood forest is well known for its spectacular spring wildflowers in April and May. A highlight of the park is the Age of Discovery community-built playground which overlooks a terrain map of the United States. Hager Creek has become highly eroded and is currently the focus of a major creek restoration project
Is logging my result any different for this cache?
Unlocking the cartridge on Wherigo.com is not required, but it would be greatly appreciated. After you've completed the cartridge you should see a "Age Of Discovery.gws" file on your device. On your Garmin Colorado or Oregon, you will find it in the Wherigo/Saves directory.Upload that file to the Wherigo website. You may also review the cartridge by choosing Write a Log.
Logging your results here on geocaching.com is no different than any other cache so no changes there. However, you get a new icon on your profile page.
Once you successfully complete the cartridge and find the geocache, write a log entailing your adventures by revisiting the cache page.
Please note - the development and player software is still in alpha stage and you may experience issues running it
Thanks for playing our 1st Wherigo cache. Comments welcome of your experience.