A geo-tour of some famous stops along the Boston Freedom Trail. After completing the tour of 14 stops you will be given instructions on how to find the geocache. You may want to spend longer at each location fully exploring the history each spot contains. This is a good long walk along the whole length of the freedom trail so it will take a few hrs to complete!
What is a Wherigo Geocache?
Wherigo is a new way of utilizing GPS technology to play games, take tours, and yes geocache.
You can view the Wherigo FAQ for additional information or you can jump right into Wherigo.com to learn more about Wherigo GPS-enabled adventures, Play Anywhere cartridges, and the growing number of Wherigo geocaches.
Do I need special equipment?
Yes, you will need three items:
1. A Wherigo enabled device
2. The The Boston Freedom Trail Wherigo Cartridge
3. A Pen
Wherigo enabled devices:
Garmin Nuvi 500
iPhone with the Wherigo app
Android with the WhereYouGo app
Pocket PC with the Wherigo Player
Playing the Game
Once you have the Player ready to go, you will need to log in at Wherigo.com using your Geocaching.com account login to download the The Boston Freedom Trail.gws cartridge. You will run the cartridge from the device's Wherigo Player, not from the Geocaching application.
Garmin users should turn off tracking on their GPS receivers before starting.
iPhone users should occasionally wave their iPhone in a horizontal "figure 8" to ensure compass calibration.
Is logging my find any different for this cache?
Logging your Wherigo find on Geocaching.com is no different than logging any other puzzle cache.
Logging your Wherigo find on Wherigo.com offers some additional options:
1. Write Log
2. Unlock the cartridge by Uploading your Save Game
3. Unlock the cartridge by Entering the Unlock Code
After completing the Wherigo cache and logging on Geocaching.com, feel free to post a log on Wherigo.com. Mentioning your Wherigo device / player in the log will help ensure compatibility.
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 "The_Boston_Freedom_Trail.gws" file on your device. You can upload this file to Wherigo.com and it will "Unlock" it, giving you full credit for completing the cartridge. It will also help track the number of completions for this cartridge.
Again, not required, but I would really appreciate it if you did.
Feedback is a good thing!
Because Wherigo is in its growing stages, your feedback is invaluable. Any insight about your experience (good or bad) will help me fine tune the The Boston Freedom Trail cartridge
Latest Release: 6/27/2015 Version: 2.4
If you like this historic trail guide Geocache be sure to check out my other WIG based ones Witch City Tour & The Babson Boulders of Dogtown
*Be sure to check out the virtual cache located near the end of this tour as well A Revolution Begins - A Nation is Born*