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Wherigo Cache

The Babson Boulders Of Dogtown

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Hidden : 9/22/2013
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Roger Babson, is known for, among other things, his commissioning of unemployed stonecutters to carve inspirational inscriptions on approximately three dozen boulders in Dogtown during the Great Depression. You will be visiting all the 26 remaining ones in this tour.

The starting coords are for the parking and where the cartridge begins. From that parking you'll have a 1/2 mile walk to the first boulder. The whole trip should be around 4 miles roundtrip.

Although all the boulders are right next to the trails, I have included the tick attribute as the trailhead sign warns about them. I am also including the dangerous area attribute as the trail at one point does cross over the commuter rail tracks. Just pay attention for trains & stay to the side.

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 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 Babson Boulders Of Dogtown Wherigo Cartridge
3. A Pen

Wherigo enabled devices:
Garmin Colorado
Garmin Nuvi 500
Garmin Oregon
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 using your account login to download the The Babson Boulders OF Dogtown.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 is no different than logging any other puzzle cache.

Logging your Wherigo find on 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, feel free to post a log on Mentioning your Wherigo device / player in the log will help ensure compatibility.

Unlocking the cartridge on is not required, but it would be greatly appreciated. After you've completed the cartridge you should see a "The Babson Boulders Of Dogtown.gws" file on your device. You can upload this file to 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 Babson Boulders Of Dogtown cartridge

Latest Release: 5/11/2015 Version: 1.4
If you like this historic trail guide Geocache be sure to check out my other WIG based ones Witch City Tour, The Boston Freedom Trail, & A Revolution begins - A Nation is born

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20 Logged Visits

Found it 13     Didn't find it 1     Write note 3     Publish Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 2     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 9/10/2017 12:54:03 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:54 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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